Community Greens

People of color, culture, health & fitness

Seton Falls Park Cleanup

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Seton Falls Park Events

Below is a list of events scheduled for this weekend through November.

Please let me know if you are available for any or all of them. There is also a link to RSVP for the two invasive species removal events. Renee Patterson

Saturday, August 29th

Meeting Location: 233rd and Seton Avenue

Time: 9am-12pm     

  • Garden Maintenance
  • School supplies give away at John Philip Sousa Junior High School 10am spread the word!

Thursday, September 3rd

Meeting Location: Crawford and Boller

Time: 9am-12pm

 Saturday, September 19th

Meeting Location: Crawford and Boller

Time: 9am-12pm

 Saturday, October 17th

Meeting Location: Crawford and Boller

Time: 9am-12pm       

  • Planting of Purple Crocus flowers (will confirm date)
  • Park Clean up

 Saturday,November 7th

Meeting Location: Crawford and Boller

Time: 9am-12pm

  • Park Clean up

Feel free to spread the word! 

Filed under: Bronx Parks, Community Green, Events,

Soundview Park Cleanup

Filed under: Bronx Parks, Community Green, Environment, Events, Soundview Park,

Bronx Park Speak Up Feb 29 2020

The Bronx Parks Speak Up is an annual community networking conference for park and environmental stakeholders. Organized by the Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces (BCPGS), this day-long event, held at Lehman College from 11AM-5PM, draws over 250 Bronx residents, officials and agency representatives and gives community members and activists the chance to learn about government and non-government resources.

Photos from past Bronx Park Speak Ups

Filed under: Bronx, Bronx Parks, Environment, Parks, ,

VCP Alliance

Van Cortlandt Park

The Friends of Van Cortlandt Park and the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy have spent the last two years working to create the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, a superior stewardship organization to guide the future of Van Cortlandt Park and the implementation of the 2034 Master Plan. For years, the Friends and the Conservancy have worked independently to restore, beautify, and support free programming in Van Cortlandt Park, the crown jewel of the Bronx. Our shared interests have now led us to combine our efforts.

Filed under: Bronx, Bronx Parks, Community Green, Environment,

Support a Non-Profit


Filed under: Bissel Gardens, Bronx, Bronx Parks, Community Green, Gardening, It Takes A Village, ,

Let’s Build a Park Together

We want to hear from you! Come share your ideas for a brand new waterfront park in the South Bronx.

Thursday, November 14 at 6:00 PM. Hostos Community College D Building/Savoy Manor Building 120 E. 149th Street, 2nd Floor Bronx, NY 10451

For more information or to request accessibility accommodations, contact

  • Family-Friendly Event
  • Spanish Interpretation Available
  • Pizza & Refreshments Provided

Park Location: Harlem River Major Deegan Expy Exterior Street (below) E 146th St E 144th St

Filed under: Bronx Parks, Community Green, Environment, Events, It Takes A Village, South Bronx, ,

Community Greens


It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from that view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view. - Chuck Vasser

Blacks In Green

There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

First Fall Frost

November 14, 2020

Bronx River Parkway

Bike Sundays BeginsMay 3, 2020
The big day is here.

The Green Fit Chick

Many people forget how important hydration is, especially after a seven or eight-hour night's rest with no water. Start your morning off right and get hydrated. A glass of water, a dash of sea salt and the juice of a fresh lemon will get your day off to the great start.

Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness
I couldn’t have said this better:
Do Something Active Every Day
Do Stay Engaged in Life
Don’t Overeat
Don’t Drink to Excess
Never Smoke

Added Sugar

You already know you consume too much sugar and it can have serious health consequences. Manufactures sneak sugar into their products under the names below as “added sugars”. Be healthy. Read labels. Eliminate added sugar from your diet while eating fruits and vegetables that contain minerals, vitamins, fiber and natural sugar.

Reduce Sodium In Beans

Draining and rinsing canned beans can reduce their sodium content by more than 40%. But taking just a few extra minutes is key to getting the most benefit. The reduced-sodium beans are ready to use in any favorite recipe.

Longer Life

According to new research 1. not smoking, 2. limiting your alcohol intake, 3. staying active, 4. maintaining a healthy weight, and 5. eating nutritious foods could not only extend your life, but improve the quality of it.

Cog Blogging

Bronx Fixed is Back! - BxFxd

Bike Positions

A riders determines how s/he wants to ride a bike and what type of bike they will use. Bikes, therefore, come in different configurations and geometries to suit individual riders. Different body positions suit each bike, such as 2 o’clock, 12 o’clock, 1 o’clock and so on.

Community Greens Consulting

Rover Rollover

Dog Crates

Done right, crate training helps breed familiarity, trust and a sense of security between your pup and his crate. You should not put dogs in crates that have not been properly crate trained.

Mat Training

Mat Training- A mat, or a defined place for a dog to “go to,” is a versatile and useful behavior to teach a dog. A mat can be a a dog bed, a dog mat, a bath mat, a towel, a blanket, – whatever makes the most sense for the dog and the handler.

Rude Dog Owners

Rude Habits Of Dog Owners. These are some of the things people complain about the most when it comes to dog owners.

Give An Animal A Home

Adopt a pet this holiday season. You can give an animal in need a loving home or consider donating to the ASPCA or other animal charity in a friend’s name.


As the pandemic disrupts global food supply chains, people may have to depend more on locally grown food. Experts expect the number of people suffering through severe food shortages could swell to 265 million people in 2020.
Bissel Gardeners are glad they have been community gardening and raising food for themselves for more than 25 years. We hope when the NYC Pause In Place is lifted more folks will see the need for community gardens and will join us! Chuck the Gardener

Green Tips

Bananas As Fertilizer


Handstands & Other Feats

In a world full of
little people I admit
I am minuscule. – Tiny

Get Community Greens.

“Even though this planet is round, there are just too many spots where you can find yourself hanging onto the edge, unless there’s some space, some place to take a breather for a while.” –Gloria Naylor

All Of Us Research Program

Community Greens Photos

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A Working Basketball Official

The following suggestions are based on the experiences of basketball officials and are not intended to be the complete or definitive list. Your suggestions and additions are encouraged.

Fried Chicken & Philosophy


The Butterfly Project


Cream-style soups are a favorite for warm, soothing meals on cold winter nights. The addition of a cup or two of cooked beans can stretch canned or homemade soup into a complete, protein-rich meal in just minutes. Stir a can of drained rinsed white beans into tomato soup. Or try pinto beans added to cream of celery soup.