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!
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.
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.
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.
The BANG gardens say yes to Spring!
Yes, you heard right! We’re certifying our BANG gardens as wildlife habitats.
So we have some people to thank for their commitment and hard work to keep our BANG gardens open. We took a Saturday (September 28) to give thanks and praises.
Yes, you heard right, BANG is officially a land trust.
The actual signing took place at the law offices of McDermott Will & Emery LLP.