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Open letter from the United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

 

Music in the Garden, CSA, wedding, more with the Tenement Museum’s Forsyth Garden Conservancy and “SkyWatch” tower to be moved out

After Aotearoa native son Tama Waipara performed at Rockwood Music Hall, he stopped by M’Finda Kalunga Garden (Auntie is Co-Chair of the Garden Jane Barrer). He and musician friends – including the beloved Maori singer/songwriter Maisey Rika – played and sang informally while Jane organized a potluck and birthday party – They are quite […]

People’s Global Climate Movement

 

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From: The People’s Climate Movement National Day of Action for October 14

“We’ve […]

Lion’s Gate Soccer Field Completed! Repairs to Rivington Playground finished

Our deepest appreciation to our NYC Parks Department!

From Helen Yanolatos (Deputy Chief of Staff to Manhattan Borough Commissioner Castro):

“We are happy to announce the latest improvement at Sara D Roosevelt Park – the installation of new artificial turf at the Lion’s Gate soccer field.

….The field will be […]

Bob Humber is famous in Korea too!

Bob was interviewed for this Korean publication in his role as Head Gardener for M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden.

Bob also is the Coordinator for the Elizabeth Hubbard Memorial Garden in front of the BRC in Sara Roosevelt Park.

 

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LUNGS interns helping out in Community Gardens visit with M’Finda Kalunga Garden

LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) interns with Wendy Brawer of Green Map System and K of Sara Roosevelt Park Community Coalition (Debra Jeffreys – Glass Co-Chair of M’Finda Kalunga Garden and Bob Humber Coordinator of Elizabeth Hubbard Garden were on hand too).

Thank you for the visit!

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Women in Islam

Launches their Women in Islam Story Lab

Application process Open: “We are looking for dynamic, passionate Muslim women who want to build community and make change within the Muslim community using creative arts and storytelling tools.”

“The Muslim Women’s Story Lab is a structured series of art-making and storytelling workshops to engage Muslim women as […]

Why Is the Police Tower Here?

We see that the Sara Roosevelt Park has suddenly been graced by a police watch tower.

We aren’t sure why. There have been no violent incidents that have been reported in this area. Only Nike running some games and programming.

We are concerned that the effect will be to intimidate the homeless people who […]

100 GATES Project – The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID)

The LES BID announced the 100 Gates project

100 GATES connects artists & businesses: Beautifying security roll down gates in the LES

“The 100 GATES Project is a neighborhood-wide public art initiative that is transforming the Lower East Side into an outdoor public art gallery. The initiative, which is managed by Natalie Raben of the […]

Tenement Museum Staff takes on another plot in the Forsyth Garden Conservancy

The intrepid Tenement Museum staff returned to clear, rake, prune, weed and remove trash in the Forsyth Garden Conservancy. Dead pigeons, poison ivy and large dead branches did not deter them.

Sara Roosevelt Park Coalition VP Jin Xiu Chen stopped by for a look…

 

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