June General Meeting

by NYCCGC on June 17, 2015

Let’s go to CONEY ISLAND!

Please join us for our June general meeting tomorrow, 6/18, 6:30pm, at Boardwalk Community Garden.
Because the garden is still closed and the gardeners are still working to get their garden back, we’ll be meeting in a boardwalk gazebo just outside the garden around 19th street. Take the D, F, N, or Q to Coney Island, head to the boardwalk, and make a right. You’ll find us just past the Brooklyn Cyclones Stadium. Here’s the location on Google Maps if you want exact directions.

In addition to our usual agenda items, which include hearing from attendees about the goings on in community gardens around the city, we’ll be sharing updates in the Boardwalk Community Garden case. The community gardeners and NYCCGC are planning to take part in the Mermaid Parade this Saturday, June 20, to draw attention to the ongoing case and we need your support!



Mark your calendars for July & August general meetings

July General Meeting
Thursday, July 16, 6:30pm
Chenchita’s Group Community Garden
1691 Madison Ave (map)

August General Meeting
Thursday, August 20, 6:30pm
La Plaza Cultural Community Garden
Located on the SW corner of 9th Street & Avenue C (map)



Help Save Harlem HPD Gardens

by NYCCGC on May 18, 2015

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Tomorrow evening at 6:30pm, Manhattan CB10 will be touring the 3 gardens at risk in their district in Harlem, and then the Land Use Committee will vote on a letter of support for these gardens this Thursday at 6:30pm.  It would be great to see folks there!


The schedule of both events:


Garden Visit: Tuesday May 19. 
All are welcome!
-6:30pm: Start at Electric Ladybug Garden at 237 West 111th Street, 10026. (between Fred. D & Adam Clayton)
-Anytime after 7pm: Continue visit at Harlem Grown Greenhouse, 126 West 134th Street, 10030.  From this location, Nando Rodriguez will escort  your group to the next garden below:
-Anytime after finished with previous visit: Harlem Valley Garden at 197 West 134th Street, 10030


Manhattan CB10 Land Use Committee Meeting May 21

All are welcome!
-6:30pm at 215 W. 125th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10027.
On the agenda will be these gardens and a requested Letter of Support to preserve them.  A request has been made for GreenThumb to attend.
Please come show your support!


May General Meeting


Join us for our first outdoor meeting of the season! May’s general meeting will be: May 21, 6:30-8:30pm Green Oasis Community Garden East 8th Street between Avenues C & D (south side of street, mid-block) Manhattan We might have a special guest – stay tuned!

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Introducing the New Board of Directors


Sound the fanfare! It’s with great pleasure that we announce the 2015 Board of Directors for NYCCGC. Check out the full bios here. We honor and thank Karen Washington, Kate Temple-West, and Vandra Thorburn for their immense service on the board as they step down. We’re so grateful for everything they have done and everything […]

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Thank you so much for coming out to our fundraiser last week. It was a fabulous time and we’re humbled by the support of our friends and family. If you couldn’t make it to the party, you can still donate or become a member! And while you’re at it, the fundraiser for Karen’s new farm […]

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Garland Jeffreys to perform at Back to the Garden


GET YOUR TICKET TODAY! Come dance with us to the music of NYC classic Garland Jeffreys. We’re so excited to announce that Jeffreys will be performing at our fundraiser!   He’s been called an edgy urban poet, the sound of New York, a confessional singer-songwriter, and an explorer of the links between rock, race and […]

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Community Gardens & the Climate Change Movement


For Immediate  Release March 16, 2015 For More Info: Mark Dunlea   518 860-3725 Zita  Allen 917-309-2210 Hundreds of  Climate Labor & Community Activists Gather to  Plan Efforts to Press City Officials to Pass Strong Climate, Environmental  Legislation Hundreds  of labor, climate and community activists met tonight at DC 37 to discuss what  steps the city should take […]

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2015 Board Elections


Join us on Thursday for our monthly general meeting and Board Elections. We have some big changes to announce…Karen Washington will be leaving our board (after nearly 20 years of leadership) to pursue her dream of farming! We’re so excited for her, all we want to do is dance. Come dance with us. We also […]

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SAVE THE DATE NYCCGC was founded in 1996, as the only organization by and for community gardeners. The NYCCGC mission is to promote the preservation, creation, and empowerment of community gardens through education, advocacy, and grassroots organizing. We are excited to announce our April 23rd fundraiser. Back to the Garden will be an evening of […]

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Ray Figueroa to Speak at Our City, Our Climate


Community gardens are at the front and center of the People’s Climate Movement. We are an important solution to climate change. Join us on the 16th!

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