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7th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration at the Clinton Community Garden

  • Subject: [cg] 7th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration at the Clinton Community Garden
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 17:12:49 EDT

Clinton Community Garden
Providing green sanctuary and soil to till in Hell's Kitchen since 1978

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Community Gardeners Celebrate Summer in Hell's Kitchen

Join hundreds of gardeners from the 600+ New York City community gardens on  
Saturday, June 21st to celebrate the 7th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration at 
the Clinton Community Garden, located on West 48th Street between 9th and 
10th Avenues in Manhattan.

The Summer Solstice Celebration will be held from 1-5:30 pm and will include 
ongoing activities such as summer plant giveaways, garden tours, solstice 
magic and lots of fun activities for kids. Keynote remarks will be given by NYC 
Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe.  Other guest speakers will include Manhattan 
Commissioner Bill Castro, City Council Member Gale Brewer, City Council Member 
Christine Quinn, and Assembly Member Dick Gottfried.  Representatives from 
Partnerships for Parks, New Yorkers For Parks, Council on the Environment of New 
York City, Trees New York, the New York City Community Garden Coalition and 
More Gardens will be on hand to help celebrate summer and honor the season's 
most popular plants.

Sahaja Yoga will give an ongoing "Yoga in the Garden" workshop along with 
professionals ready to answer questions about urban gardening, summer herbs and 
design projects. GreenThumb will provide numerous varieties of summer herbs and 
perennials. Visit these plant giveaway tables and take home several new 
varieties to add to your community garden.

Fun kids' activities will include watermelon seed target shooting contests, 
face painting, solstice herb amulet/crown making, sidewalk murals, potato 
sacks, wiffleballs & bats, hoola hoops, volleyball, arts & crafts and more.   There 
will be plenty of food and fresh summertime produce made possible by 
GreenThumb, Clinton Community Garden, city gardeners and the Council on the 
Environment of New York City's Greenmarket program.

This years Solstice will feature the Gennaro's Wax Trio who will perform 
throughout the day The celebration will end at 5:00 PM with a performance by 
Circle of Soul who will create a Summer Solstice Ritual Circle 

This event is co-sponsored by the Clinton Community Garden and GreenThumb/NYC 
Parks and Recreation.  

Contact:
Annie Chadwick
Clinton Community Garden
449 West 44th Street, Apt. 3S
New York, NY 10036
(212) 265-0260


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