Posts Tagged ‘61 Franklin Street’


Celebrate Summer (for a Good Cause) with Cocktails in the Garden

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Join 61 Franklin Street Community Garden for garden-inspired cocktails, grilled snacks and live music by Home for Wayward Drummers in their lush magical community garden, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM! Tickets are $20 and include two free cocktails, snacks and live entertainment. There will also be a raffle to… READ MORE


Improve Your Parks (Part III): Who to Contact

by Heather Van De Mark on

Last week, I attended Partnership for Parks meeting, How Can I Improve My Park? It was a fantastic panel discussion between city officials and active community volunteers on how people can improve their parks. You can read the recap of the discussion at Improve Your Parks (Part II): A Panel Discussion. It was ALSO the… READ MORE

© 2013 Sibel Ozbek.

5th Graders hold class at 61 Franklin St community garden

by Heather Van De Mark on

Ege Ozbek, a fifth-grader in PS 31 Samuel F. Dupont Magnet School for the Arts & Humanities, hosted a composting workshop at 61 Franklin Street Community Garden in Greenpoint on Wednesday, October 30. Over the years, Ege has developed a great interest and big love for gardening, planting trees, farming, and the environment, especially greening… READ MORE


Register NOW for your FREE TREE!

by Ryan Watson on

Fall is here and that means it’s time for another free tree giveaway with the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The giveaway will be held on Sunday, October 13th from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at the 61 Franklin Street Garden. In order to receive a tree you must plant it in the ground within the 5… READ MORE

BBQ Fundraiser for 61 Franklin St Garden This Saturday!

by Ryan Watson on

Help support your local community garden! The 61 Franklin Street Garden will host a BBQ and fundraiser this Saturday in the beautiful afternoon shade of the garden. The graffiti has been covered, the mural on the back wall has started, and our new raised beds for school groups have been built, but we need more… READ MORE

2013 Ryan Watson. The garden looking great after the work day.

Vacant Lots as the New Frontier of Open Space

by Ryan Watson on

The city of New York has hundreds of acres of vacant space. Both private and public, these vacant areas represent a potential new expansion of publicly accessible green space. As the the benefits of publicly accessible green space grows is being recognized, now is the time to seize the opportunity to convert vacant land and… READ MORE

2013 Ryan Watson. Getting things done!

North Brooklyn Runners Show Up at 61 Franklin Street Garden

by Ryan Watson on

The phrase being passed around on Saturday morning at the 61 Franklin Street Garden was “runners show up.” And indeed they did! This past Saturday, in coordination with GWAPP, North Brooklyn Runners (NBR) turned out more than 40 volunteers, who made quick work of all the tasks in the garden. Thanks to the help of… READ MORE

61 Franklin Street Garden Ladybug

THIS SATURDAY! It’s Time to Build a Garden

by Ryan Watson on

Tired of being stuck inside all day? Don’t have a backyard or outdoor space to call your own? Want to get your hands dirty, enjoy the beautiful weather and meet some great people that live in your neighborhood? Then you probably should consider becoming a member of the newly formed 61 Franklin Street Garden. That’s… READ MORE


Support More Green Space in Greenpoint!

by Ryan Watson on

Hey Neighbors! Greenpoint’s newest community garden and open space, the 61 Franklin Street Garden, needs your help! Local residents and community organizers have been for working months to convert the vacant lot on Franklin Street into a thriving outdoor green space for residents and members of the community. And that’s where you come in! Members… READ MORE

© 2013 Ryan Watson. Construction on McCarren Park pathway. Used with permission.

What’s Happening in Our Parks: An Update from the OSA Community Committee

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Last night marked the quarterly meeting of the Open Space Alliance’s Community Committee. Below is brief recap of pertinent information from last night’s meeting: Capital Projects Update: Bushwick Inlet Park: The current phase of the project is expected to be completed by June. The offices of the Open Space Alliance will inhabit the new building,… READ MORE


Would You Like to Join Greenpoint’s Newest Garden?

by Ryan Watson on

On this amazingly beautiful spring day, it’s very exciting to announce the details of a new garden coming to Northern Greenpoint! With another strong turnout at goodyoga, who generous offered us their space for the meeting over the weekend (meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at 2pm), the 61 Franklin Street Garden… READ MORE


Let’s Build Some Raised Beds!!

by Ryan Watson on

Some very exciting things are happening at the 61 Franklin Street Garden, Greenpoint’s newest community open green space. Spring is here, the sun is shining and flowers are starting to pop! In the last month, we’ve recieved support from Community Board 1, developed a preliminary design for the garden, our request for donated wood from… READ MORE

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