GrowNYC Hosts Free Family Portrait Day at 3 Lower East Side Community Gardens

November 10, 2008
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On Sunday, November 9th, GrowNYC hosted its first Lower East Side Family Portrait Day event at three community gardens. 

Professional photographers set up in each garden to take free family portraits of more than 300 local families.  The event also featured face painting, a winter coat drive, sampling from the nearby Tompkins Square Greenmarket, and CFL lightbulb giveaways by Go Green Lower East Side.  The Sierra Club and Grand Street Settlement co-sponsored the event and provided additional programming.

The organizer of the event, GrowNYC's Mike Rezny, said that the event was a huge success and that GrowNYC looks forward to doing similar events in the future.  



WFMU's Safe & Sound in Miracle Garden

November 5, 2008
Posted in Community Gardens

GrowNYC Open Space Greening Program Assistant Mike Rezny teamed up with WFMU and DJ Trent to host Safe and Sound in Miracle Garden in the East Village.  

The event featured great performances by Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir and the viBe SongMakers, as well as seasonal tastings from the local Greenmarket.  The event is the 2nd in a series of WFMU live sets in community gardens.  



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