GreenThumb Events & Workshops
43rd Annual GreenThumb Harvest Fair
Saturday, September 24, 2022
12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Join GreenThumb community gardeners in celebrating the start of fall with a fun-filled day of activities for all! At the 43rd annual Harvest Fair celebration, New Yorkers will get the chance to build their own scarecrow, learn to play dominoes, pick a pumpkin from the patch, plant and take home microgreens, make their own bandana, receive free daffodil bulbs, and so much more. This year's GreenThumb Harvest Fair is made possible in partnership with Bronx Green-Up of The New York Botanical Garden and the support of Montefiore Einstein.
Featured Activity: Fresh Chef Contest
At 1:00 p.m., Chef Yadira Garcia of Happy Healthy Latina will demonstrate a nutritious, delicious, and educational experience for all ages. Then at 1:30 p.m., participate or come down and watch ten community members compete in the Fresh Chef contest. Contestants will replicate their most delicious version of a surprise dish demonstrated by Chef Yadira. The contest will conclude by crowning a winner chosen by a panel of foodies and chefs.
*Schedule and activities subject to change
12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon
12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Guided Community Garden Tours
12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Hula Hoops by Pamela Alvarez
12:45 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Yoga by Gretchen Simmons
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fresh Chef Contest Cooking Demo with Chef Yadira Garcia
1:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Fresh Chef Contest
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Guided Community Garden Tours
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Dance Performance by Bombazo Dance Company
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Harvest Fair and Fresh Chef Contest Winners Announcement
2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Guided Community Garden Tours
2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Yoga by Gretchen Simmons
3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Carving Demo by Hugh McMahon
- “Ask GreenThumb” Booth: Learn from our staff about GreenThumb and the ways we support community gardening across the city.
- Microgreens Workshop: Learn how to grow greens for your salad on your windowsill.
- Distribution of Daffodil Bulbs courtesy of New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project and Seedlings from Gotham Greens. Limited Availability
- Tea Arts and Culture: Explore teas from different origins around the world
- NYC Compost Project Master Composter: Trainees will be working in the garden and available to answer questions on compost.
- Guided Garden Tours: Explore the beauty of Friends of Brook Park Community Garden
- Oral History: Images and stories from the Bronx Foodways Oral Histories Project will be displayed, with opportunities to share why community gardening is important to you
- B-Blossom Catering: Food samples provided by the plant-based gourmet food company based in the Bronx. While supplies last
- Greening Partner Tabling: Many organizations will be on site to answer questions and share information, including Bronx Green Up of The New York Botanical Garden, Farm School NYC, GrowNYC School Gardens, Green Guerillas, Montefiore, New York Restoration Project, NYC Department of Health, NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers, NYC Parks Wildlife Unit, and US Department of Agriculture – Farm Service Agency
- Music by DJ Isiah Forde
- PLAY NYC Touch-free Obstacle Course by Street Lab
- Carving demonstrations and decorating by carving expert Hugh McMahon
- Pick out a pumpkin to decorate and take home from the pumpkin patch. Limited availability
- Lawn games, including egg on the spoon, corn hole, potato sack races, jumbo connect four, and ring toss
- Face painting
- NYC Parks Recreation art activities and games
- Scarecrow making
- Screenprint a bandana with the GreenThumb logo and other fun garden designs
- Learn to play dominoes
- Fall harvest-inspired photo booth with hay bales, greenery, pumpkins, and a tractor
Friends of Brook Park
Corner of Brook Avenue and 141st Street, Bronx, 10454, Bronx
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