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Save the Date for Open Garden Day NYC on June 5th

NYC Parks GreenThumb will be hosting the fourth annual Open Garden Day NYC on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (rain or shine). Save the date and stay tuned for more information on this special day when community gardens across the city will open their gates to the public on the same day and time!

GreenThumb garden groups, if you would like to participate, please fill out the Open Garden Day NYC Sign Up Form. The first 50 gardens that sign up will receive a banner for their garden gate. We encourage garden groups to submit the form by Friday, April 23rd to be eligible for the banner. Open Garden Day event submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 26th.

We are asking all gardens who are taking part in this event to schedule a free activity or event for the public to enjoy, along with some of our city’s finest community garden spaces. Activities can include: arts and crafts, music performances, composting, planting, a workshop, or feel free to suggest your own activity. GreenThumb has compiled some ideas for events and activities that community garden groups can organize to celebrate Open Garden Day NYC here, also available to download at the link below. Please note that all gardeners should follow the health and safety guidelines for all activities.

For details on COVID-19 protocols for Open Garden Day NYC, please visit the sign up form.


Open Garden Day NYC Sign Up Form


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