Community Greens

People of all colors discussing evergreen ideas.

Bronx Park Speak Up 2017

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There are few things better than hanging out with a bunch of like-minded folks.  I had a great time at Lehman College February 25, 2017 at the Bronx Parks Speak Up. The Bissel Gardens crew was there in force as were 30 or so other Parks, Friends of and Community organizations.

The icing: Karen Washington managing the discussions and workshops. For a “greenie” it doesn’t get much better! Enjoy my Flickr album of the event.

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2015 Yonkers Triyakathon Saturday, July 11th

The 6th annual Yonkers Triyakathon is co-sponsored by the Yonkers Bike Club and the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. The event begins and ends at Center For the Urban River (CURB) at Beczak ON SATURDAY, JULY 11th. Sign-in begins at 8 am. The run/walk begins at 9 am.

WHAT IS A TRIYAKATHON: 2 Mile Run or 1 mile walk, 12 Mile Bike Ride , 1 mile kayak paddle followed by food and beer at the Yonkers Brewery, all on or along the beautiful Hudson River in downtown Yonkers.

All participants will need a bike for the event, however kayaks will be provided. If you are new to kayaking, you must participate in at least one of the public kayaking events sponsored by YPRC. The public kayaking takes place Thursday evening, June 18, June 25, July 2 and July 9 from 4 pm to 7 pm at the JFK Marina, Warburton Ave and JFK Memorial Drive.

Get more information HERE!

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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 Parks Speak Up

The 25th AnnualFebruary 23rd, 2019
22 hours to go.

New York Cares Volunteers

2nd Saturday of the month thru NovemberApril 13th, 2019
51 days to go.

The CG Fit Chick

Jogging for 15 minutes a day, or walking or gardening for somewhat longer, could help protect against developing depression.

Upcoming Events

  • 25th Annual Bronx Parks Speak Up February 23, 2019 at 11:00 am – 5:00 pm Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd W, Bronx, NY 10468, USA Bronx Coalition for Parks and Green Spaces
  • BxRA Greenway Team February 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Ranaqua (Bronx NYC Parks Headquarters), Conference Room 1 Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY 10462
  • Bissel Gardeners Meeting March 2, 2019 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • 2019 Bronx River Assembly March 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Bronx Documentary Center - 614 Courtlandt Avenue - Bronx, NY 10451 For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-bronx-river-assembly-tickets-55584411471
  • First Day of Spring March 20, 2019
  • New York Cares Volunteers at Bissel April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Veterans Garden-Propagation
  • National Bike to Work Day May 17, 2019
  • First Day of Summer June 21, 2019
  • Harlem Health Day & Walk September 7, 2019 St. Nicholas Park, St Nicholas Ave &, St Nicholas Terrace, New York, NY 10030, USA

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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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Ken Hudson, NBA Pioneer

Originally posted on IAABO Black Caucus:
As we observe Black History month and watch on television all the officials of color, it is good to remember that someone had to be the first. In the NBA that first person was Kenny Hudson. The following is his obituary reprinted from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette dated 05/17/2012: Kenneth…

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