Bank of Tokyo at Roberto Clemente Garden

Friday August 12th was a busy day at the Roberto Clemente Community Garden. With the assistance of 25 volunteers from the Bank of Tokyo we built two picnic tables and four benches.  We also waterproofed the gazebo and planted lots of perennials and annuals in the flower bed along the front of the garden.  Thanks so much to all of our volunteers and gardeners, the garden looks amazing!

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Bronx and Manhattan Land Trusts Officially Own Gardens

On a historic Monday, June 27th, the 18 gardens from the Bronx Land Trust and the 14 gardens from the Manhattan Land Trust were officially conveyed from the Trust for Public Land to their respective land trusts.  This means that the land trusts officially own the gardens, and can help preserve the gardens for future generations.  Furthermore, gardeners, by way of the land trust boards, have the ultimate say in how their gardens are run.  Continue reading

Original Play at La Perla Garden this Weekend!

For four weekends in June and July, four gardens across the city will host four original plays – a different play for each garden, a different garden for each weekend.  Each playwright was assigned a specific garden, which they then used as inspiration for a short play. The plays range from re-tellings of Greek myths to stories about human butterflies. All of them are directed by Lillian Meredith.  The plays are 20-30 minutes long, with the hope that afterwards, the audience will stay and enjoy the garden.

This weekend the play will be at La Perla Garden, located on West 105th Street between Columbus and Manhattan Avenues.  The playwright is Tommy Smith.  Tickets are FREE!

The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, June 24th- 6:00pm
Saturday, June 25th- 3:00pm & 6:00pm
Sunday, June 26th- 3:00pm & 6:00pm