Reminder Juneteenth M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden This Saturday June 19th 2021

with

LES Black & Red by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

a new installation celebrating Black and Indigenous histories of the Lower East Side

Free and Open to the Public

Opening: Saturday June 19th at M’Finda Kalunga Garden’s annual Juneteenth Celebration

Rivington Street at Chrystie

includes a libation and procession to honor

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Happy Birthday to Bob Humber

NYC Needs to Fund Its Parks Equitably for All New Yorkers

Join the PlayFair Coalition (see below) and New Yorker for Parks call to restore and upgrade NYC Parks funding.

City parks cover 14% of NYC but the NYC Parks budget is just 0.5% of the total City budget.

NYC’s parks are critical infrastructure that have been overlooked and underfunded for

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Downtown Art, FABnyc and the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden Celebrate: Juneteenth

 

with

LES Black & Red by Dennis RedMoon Darkeem

a new installation celebrating Black and Indigenous histories of the Lower East Side

Free and Open to the Public

Opening: Saturday June 19th at M’Finda Kalunga Garden’s annual Juneteenth Celebration

Rivington Street at Chrystie

includes a libation and procession to

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New Yorkers for Parks Event on a Project Proposed for the East River: A Floating Pool

Thursday, June 10th 4 – 5pm Go NY4Pks site to register “Urban planner and author Ann L. Buttenwieser will be in conversation with author and professor Emily Raboteau to look back at The Floating Pool Lady project – and forward to future possibilities in an evolving world of public health and racial justice developments.

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Rivington Plot Gets A Day of Work (and Turtles Are Back!)

The Turtles Are Back:

Photo by Jasmine

 

Rob Watson Photos of Rivington Upgrade:

 

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Honoring Community Leaders in Celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

 

Intrepid and long time gardener in M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden and Sara Roosevelt Park, Pam Ito of The Hort is being honored tomorrow.

From Council Member Chin: “Tomorrow evening at 6:00 PM our event honoring community leaders in celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month!”

 

Link to Register

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Asian American and Pacific Islander Events (SDR Park and Confucius Plaza

From the Chinatown Partnership and the Chinatown BID

 

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Betty Hubbard Garden Gets a New Cherry Tree

Thanks to Rhonda from Roni Sue’s Chocolates (the BEST Chocolates!) reaching out to the SDR Coalition with her friend Dani’s offer of plants and a cherry tree we now have new plantings and plantings have a new more public life!

Thank you Rob, Chao, Erika and Jasmine for schlepping!

*Remember there is a very big

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Man Stabbed in SDR Park Broome Street Area

Police are looking for help. See full article at BoweryBoogie