Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Harlem Skyscaper Cycling Classic

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The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic races along the border of Marcus Garvey Park (also known as Mount Morris Park) in Harlem with the race classes getting tougher and more professional as the day progresses.

Sunday June 18th – Races All Day!

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Bike Governors Island 6-3-18

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Uptown Grand Central Tree Care

image4Did you know that Uptown Grand Central employs a full-time street cleaner to tackle the trash along East 125th Street? It’s a big job, so on Saturday, June 2, from 2-4 p.m., we’re calling on YOU to help us beautify the block from Fifth to Madison avenues.

We’ll be turning the soil, mulching and planting new plants in our tree boxes. All volunteers will be provided gloves and a free T-shirt. Contact us at info@uptowngrandcentral.org if you’d like to get in on the action!

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Van Courtlandt Volunteer Day

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Saturday May 19th at 10am
Did you know there are only 97 acres of freshwater wetlands left in the Bronx and 86 of them are in Van Cortlandt Park? Volunteers will help with native species planting, removal of non-native invasive plants and trash clean up within Tibbetts Wetlands. Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

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New York City Century Bike Tour

It’s official, registration for the New York City Century Bike Tour is open!

With routes for riders of all abilities (including a 15-mile closed course), fully stocked rest stations, and an awesome Finish Festival, this year’s New York City Century Bike Tour will be the highlight of your summer. Register before June 1 for the lowest price of the season!

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I haven’t done a bike tour in years. I realize now that my degenerating hip prevented me from enjoying what I loved best: Riding a bike. My hip was replaced with a Nimbus 300 February 26 and I’ll be back on a bike June 1st. I don’t think I’ll get in a century this year but I’ll be back on a bike. Hallelujah! I remember riding my first NYC Century and it was one of the greatest experiences in my life. The last time I did the NYC Century Bike Tour, I was a ride volunteer and loved helping other riders along the way. – #BxFixed

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About 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.

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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!

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Bronx River Sankofa

Morgan Powell

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South Forty Urban Farm

New York Cares Build OutJuly 18th, 2018
Feel free to get involved in the Bissel Garden Farm Build.

Upcoming Events

  • Bombazo Dance Co / The Sabrosura Effect July 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm St. Ann’s Ave. & 146th St., Bronx, 11413
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting August 4, 2018 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Volunteer @ Bissel Gardens August 11, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • Tour de Bronx October 21, 2018 Bronx, NY, USA REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN AUGUST!

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Community Consulting

Green Tips!

Bee proactive!

A few things you can do to help keep bees healthy:

  • plant different flowers that bloom throughout the season for the bees;

    • native plants and other perennials

    • bloom colors of yellow, white,  blue, and purple

  • watch for neonicotinoid-free note on plant tags- some tags will claim that insecticides were used for ‘your plant’s health’ (but NOT for the bees!)

  • leave the blossoms until they expire

  • plant plants with fragrant flowers with a long bloom season

  • consider early blooming plants for bees that have had little nourishment over the winter

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