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Open Garden Day NYC: North Brooklyn Gardens Bike Tour

Saturday, June 4, 2022

1:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.

Join NYC Parks GreenThumb for a guided 6.5-mile bike tour of North Brooklyn community gardens for the fifth annual Open Garden Day NYC on Saturday, June 4. This bike tour will take you to a variety of GreenThumb community gardens and open spaces throughout North Brooklyn, including food-producing gardens, event spaces, and botanical spaces.

With a long history of advocacy around environmental justice, community leaders in Los Sures, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint have played a pivotal role in protecting and stewarding green spaces for all residents in North Brooklyn. Many community gardens were created by residents on vacant lots that were scattered across New York City, particularly in Black and Brown neighborhoods at the height of disinvestment in the 1970s and 1980s. Today, these spaces are critical to the health, well-being, and cultural life of North Brooklyn. Come hear from stewards of community gardens and see what they are growing!

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Community gardens are volunteer-run green spaces where people can come together around growing food and community. Gardens across the city are seeking new members to plant produce and flowers, host events, maintain community spaces, and contribute extra hands for garden projects! Beginners and experienced gardeners are welcome! NYC Parks GreenThumb supports over 550 community gardens and 20,000 gardeners by providing gardening space, materials and supplies, and technical assistance at no cost. GreenThumb hosts innovative gardening workshops, trainings, and conferences. Learn more at: nyc.gov/parks/greenthumb

This event is in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation and Transportation Alternatives.

Ride Details:

Please be sure to bring your own bike, helmet, water, sunblock, snacks, whatever you need!

  • Green Dome (start) 
  • Java Street Garden
  • El Puente: Espiritu Tierra Community Garden 
  • La Casita Verde Community Garden
  • Sunshine Community Garden 
  • Powers Street Garden
  • Red Shed Garden (end)
    Total length: ~6.5 miles

Location 

Red Shed Garden
264-266 Skillman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, Brooklyn
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Java Street Community Garden
59 Java Street, Brooklyn, Brooklyn
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La Casita Verde
451 Beford Avenue
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Powers St. Community Garden
276 Powers Street, Brooklyn
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Green Dome
229 North 12th Street, Brooklyn 11211, Brooklyn
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Sunshine Community Garden
99-100 McKibben Street Brooklyn, NY 11206, Brooklyn
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El Puente: Espiritu Tierra Community Garden
203-207 South 2nd Street, Brooklyn
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Cost

Free  

Contact Email

greenthumbinfo@parks.nyc.gov

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