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GreenThumb

GreenThumb was initiated in response to the city’s financial crisis of the 1970s, which resulted in the abandonment of public and private land. The majority of GreenThumb gardens were derelict vacant lots renovated by volunteers.

These community gardens, now managed by neighborhood residents, provide important green space, thus improving air quality, bio–diversity, and the well–being of residents. But gardens aren’t just pretty spaces; they’re also important community resources.

GreenThumb gardens are located in all five boroughs in the city. Some are green spaces meant for relaxation and as a community meeting space, others are full–fledged farms, and many are a mix of the types. The volunteer gardeners are the backbone of our program and are of diverse ages and backgrounds.

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Friends of Van Courtlandt Park

FVCPFood Scrap Drop-Off 
Every Tuesday until May 30th from 4pm to 6pm
Held at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

Trail Building Workshops
Saturday May 6 meeting at 10am
Meet at the last stop of the 1 train (near Broadway and W. 242nd Street).

Rain Barrel Giveaway
Saturday May 6 from 9am-12pm
Held at our Garden & Compost Site- enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave.

It’s My Parks Day/ Spring Garden Planting Day 
Saturday May 13th meeting at 10am
Meet at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue.

Get Active Hiking Series
May 13th at 10 am
Meet at the Garden & Compost Site (enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Ave).

East Meets West Celebration
Tuesday May 16th from 6pm to 8pm
Tickets in advance $25 plus processing fee, tickets at the door $35.  Click here to securely purchase your ticket online.

Mycoremediation and Fungi Cultivation Workshops

Saturday May 20th, 2pm-5pm
Space is limited to 15 people per workshop. Meet at the Garden & Compost Site – enter the Park at Broadway and Mosholu Avenue

Wetland Volunteer Days
Saturday May 20th and June 17th meeting at 10am
Meet inside the park near the last stop of the 1 train at Broadway and W. 242nd Street.

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VIP Reception & Concert
Tuesday June 13th starting at 6:30pm
Join us on the lawn of the Van Cortlandt House for drinks and hors d’oeuvres before enjoying VIP seats at the New York Philharmonic Concert in the Park.

Friends of Van Courtlandt Park Event Page

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Run the River 5K 10-29-16

rtr-logo-resized-6-14-16Join the Randall’s Island Park Alliance on Saturday, October 29, 2016  for the Run the River 5K – Icahn Stadium/Randall’s Island Park

This event features:

  • A certified 5K race course
  • Chip-timed race results
  • Children’s Fun Run (all participants receive a medal!)
  • Post-Race Party
  • Cash awards for top 5K finishers
  • Each runner will receive a race-day t-shirt and more.
  •  On event day, registration begins at 9:00 AM and the race begins at 10:00 AM.

To become a sponsor or if you have questions, please contact Amanda Dorn at amanda.dorn@randallsisland.org or by phone at (212) 830-7775.

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Help NYC Parks Count Street Trees

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Join the Counter Culture! This year, NYC Parks is counting and mapping all the beautiful street trees that grace our city, and we need your help! Sign up to become a voluntreer for TreesCount! 2015 and play a key role in the future of our urban forest!

Help us count our street trees!

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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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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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Upcoming Events

  • BRONX PARKS SPEAK UP • BRONX COALITION FOR PARKS AND GREEN SPACES February 24, 2018 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468, USA http://bronxspeakup.org/
  • Starting Seeds in a Greenhouse or Indoors March 3, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Praxis Warren Residence, Bronx Get gardening early by starting your seeds in a greenhouse or sunny window. We’ll…
  • Bronx Master Composter Certificate Program March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Applications due February 20. 8 Tuesdays, March 27–May 15, 6–9 p.m., 2 Saturdays in April, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (TBD), New York Botanical Garden • Watson Education BuildingA train-the-trainer course that is designed to promote the practice of composting. Deadline is February 20. Apply here.
  • GreenThumb Grow Together March 31, 2018 at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, USA
  • Fruit Tree Care April 7, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Little Green Garden/Rock Garden, Bronx Have you ever wondered what you can do to get a great harvest from fruit trees in your…
  • NYCHA 16th Annual Garden Conference April 13, 2018 at 8:00 pm – 1:30 am Johnson Community Center, 1833 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA
  • Beekeeping: An Introduction (Bronx) April 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Risse Street Community Garden, Bronx Curious about bees for honey and pollination in your community garden? Join Liane Newton…
  • Tropical Accent Design May 15, 2018 at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Edith Community Garden, Bronx In this workshop, we will use our warm growing season to cultivate fast growing tropical…
  • Direct Sow and Transplant May 19, 2018 at 11:00 am – 1:00 pm River Garden, Bronx Want to grow more food in less space? Tired of struggling or having stunted transplants?…

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