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Open Garden Day @ The Bears Garden


We opened our garden gates for the first time in 16 months on June 6th for GreenThumb’s Open Garden Day. Batalá was our featured guest for the event, and they really livened up the day with their gorgeous beats!

Matt welcomes visitors to the garden
Batalá makes Flatbush sound good!
Look at this gorgeous lady taking a selfie with Batalá!

6/15 Green Harvest Festival – October 13-14 from 11am till dusk – plant sale, music, fun!

6/15 Green, a lively community garden located at 6th Avenue and 15th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn, will hold its annual Fall Plant Sale from 11-4 on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th. A wide array of hardy herbs, perennials and indoor plants will be available for your garden bed, planter or window sill. For holiday fun, there will be lots of unusual gourds & pumpkins for sale, too.

Remaining plants will continue to be available for sale during the garden’s Open Hours from October 16th through October 21st. (Tuesday & Thursday from 4-6 and Saturday & Sunday from 10-6)

All sales help cover the expenses of maintaining the garden as a vibrant urban oasis.

6/15 Green will also host its wonderful annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 13th from 11-dusk. The rain date is Sunday, October 14th. Festival highlights will include live music and family activities throughout the day.

All of 6/15 Green’s events are part of its mission to provide cultural and educational activities that strengthen its community. The public, neighbors and friends are warmly invited to visit this lovely, permanent Land Trust garden throughout the year. It’s a welcome respite from the City’s hubbub that continues to bring its community together.

6/15 Green is a 501 ( c ) 3 organization, and contributions are tax-deductible. Donations are welcome! Visit 615green.org for more information about the garden and upcoming events.
6/15 Green is a proud founding member of the Brooklyn Alliance of Neighborhood Gardens Land Trust (BANG). See banglandtrust.org for more information.

Event info:

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Blooms, Beets & Buddha: Visiting BANG’s gardens

A brief look at what’s growing in some of  BANG’s community gardens. Come see for yourself!

Warren St. Marks Community Garden: Bee-loving sunflowers, eggplants, bright peppers, sunny squash and sunglasses! 


Pacific Street Brooklyn Bears Community Garden: Veggies and flowers galore. I love coneflower season. 


6/15 Green Community Garden: The Buddha is rewarded with brilliant colors, fractured sunlight, ready-to-harvest beets and monarch-loving milkweeds. 


Green Thumb’s Open Garden Day

To celebrate Green Thumb’s 40th Anniversary, more than 75 community gardens across New York City opened their gates for tours and special events July 14. Here are a few photos from BANG’s gardens.  Our gardens are open all throughout the week, every week. Come visit!


Kids dancing to the Sparrow Sisters at 6/15 Green.


Print reduction at 6/15 Green


Flower children: Terrarium Building at Prospect Heights Community Farm.


Dig this: Terrarium building at Prospect Heights Community Farm.


Garden members and neighbors learn to build terrariums.


Flower Power: Green Thumb’s Open Garden Day

Open Garden Day NYC — Saturday, July 14

To help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Green Thumb, NYC Parks’ community gardens program, 75 community gardens will open their gates to the public on July 14 from 11 a.m to 3 p.m., rain or shine.  BANG gardens will participate with music, compost demonstrations, a visit to the chicken coop, a guide to beekeeping and more. Please join us!  For more information, and a complete list of locations, visit Open Garden Day NYC page.

Here’s what’s happening at our gardens.

Bronx Honeybee rescue photo by Jessica Katz

Jessica Katz discusses honeybees.

6/15 Green @ 6th Ave. and 15th St., Brooklyn

Children’s Concert — 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: — The Sparrow Sisters and Brooke Dramer

Festivities — 11 a.m. to  3 p.m.:  Open Air Art Exhibit with artist Bob Hagan. 1 p.m.: Art Installation with Miguel Ayuso. 1:30 p.m.:  Printmaking Demo with Sandrine Gigon. 1:30 p.m.: Guided Meditation with Elena Tate.

Educational Series and Q&A — 2 p.m.: PlasticsUpdates & Alternatives with Makrand Bhoot. 2 p.m.: Lifestyles of Urban Bees with Jessica Katz (see photo). 

For more details, click here. 



Tour the gardens and get compost demos at Pacific St. Brooklyn Bears

Pacific Brooklyn Bears Community Garden @Pacific and Flatbush Ave.

Gates open 11 a.m. for self-guided tours

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Compost Demonstrations by Jon Crow





Make a terrarium at Pacific Heights Community Farm!

Prospect Heights Community Farm @252-256 St Marks Ave. off Vanderbilt, Brooklyn

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free Terrarium Build-Along — Please bring an old mason jar or candle holder if you have; 

Plus: Garden tours, compost demos and plant giveaways




Put the petal to the metal: BANG Bike Tour Saturday

Get to know all the BANG gardens wheel-y well!

On Saturday, June 23rd, the second-annual BANG bike tour travels to all five BANG community gardens, where you can tour the gardens, meet some members, and snack! 

Get ready to ride at 11 a.m. at  6/15 Green, where members will welcome you. After that, it’s back in the saddle to hit all the BANG gardens. 

The biking party finishes at 1, with lunch served from 1-2 at Warren/St. Marks Community Garden.

Come join the fun! It will be bike-tastic. 

Here is a schedule as well as a map.