Through its Neighborhood Grants program, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.
Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.
CLICK HERE for an application – deadline is January 26, 2015.
Meet Your Maker – Dinner with Three of Brooklyn’s Most Notable Chefs!
A Fundraiser for The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service
Thursday, November 6th at 61 Local Public House in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
Space is limited – tickets are $55, purchase HERE.
The Youth Farm at the High School for Public Service will host an intimate evening featuring Rob Newton of Nightingale 9, Zahara Tangorra of Brucie, and Andres Valbuena of Martha along with a cheese tasting from Consider Bardwell Farm and local wine and beer from 61 Local!
The chefs will each prepare tastes using seasonal ingredients from the Youth Farm, paired with local beer and wine, with pairing advice from Kris de la Torre.
Meet Your Maker will raise money for farm-based educational programming at the Youth Farm, enabling hundreds of students to learn about everything from food justice to environmental science on the farm.
Visit the Facebook event page HERE.
Monday, October 27th – 6 pm to 9 pm
Bryant Park Grill, 25 W 40th Street in Manhattan
A delightful selection of appetizers will be served with an open bar.
Please join us to celebrate another colorful, bountiful growing season. Raise a glass to the amazing work of New York City’s community gardeners. Support Green Guerillas programs.
Tickets: $100, $150, $250
CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
10 am to 5 pm, free!
Harlem’s community gardeners invite you to tour beautiful, historic community gardens.
Th e tour swill start at 10 am with a sumptuous breakfast at the J.D. Wilson Garden at 219 W. 122nd Street and end at 5 pm with a traditional Harlem Barbecue at the William A. Harris Garden at 153rd Street and St. Nicholas Avenue.
Visitors will see 15 lush oases with verdant flora and fauna, rainwater harvesting systems, solar pond aeration and lighting, vertical gardening, bee hives, gazebos, established fruit trees, abundant herbs, vegetables, extensive composting systems, and more.
Attendees are encouraged to bicycle or walk the tour. However, thanks to the NYC Parks Department, a bus will be available. Sponsors for the event include GreenThumb and NYC Parks, Harlem Gardens, The William A. Harris Garden, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and Project Harmony.
Rain date: August 31st
Info: (212) 662-2878
Load up on fresh, locally grown produce at an amazing youth-powered farmers market every Wednesday from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm through October 29th. The market is located right on the Youth Farm at 600 Kingston Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
For more info CLICK HERE