West 104th Street Garden

August 25, 2010

Potluck Labor Day Picnic and BBQ

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Sunday September 5, 1 PM
Bring a dish, something to grill, or a beverage to share

for details, call Florice: (917)796-2805


August 23, 2010

Jazzmobile Monday Night‏

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What? Jazzmobile sponsored by DEBNA, returns to Duke Ellington Blvd. for one of its
final FREE musical events of the summer

Where? W. 106th St. between Manhattan Ave. and CPW in the street

Who? Jazzmobile Allstars featuring Gregory Generet

When? 8/23/10, Monday at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Bring a chair or pull up a piece of curb.

Tell your neighbors.

See ya there.

Jean Jaworek
DEBNA Treasurer

August 9, 2010

Aug 10: Public Hearing on Proposed Changes to the 2002 Community Gardens Agreement

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Dear Gardeners,

Thanks to everyone who made the Wednesday night Work Evening so productive. If you did not attend, please contact Alan Tenney (alan.tenney@gmail.com) for a make-up work assignment.

Lou Ludyny, our Green Thumb Representative, spoke at the meeting about the Proposed Rules for community gardens that will replace the 2002 Memorandum of Agreement between the New York State Attorney General and the Bloomberg Administration that has been protecting community gardens for the past 8 years and will expire in Sept 2010. The New York City Community Garden Coalition (NYCCGC) is in firm opposition to these Proposed Rules because they threaten community gardens with development and do not offer the same protections as the 2002 Community Gardens Agreement.

A public hearing for comments on the Proposed Rules on community gardens under Parks and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) will be held on

Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010
Chelsea Recreation Center
430 W 25th St (between 9th and 10th)

Please attend if you can and give your support for community gardens. For more information about the Proposed Changes, how to register to give testimony, what/who to bring and how to have your voice heard is available at
http://www.nyccgc.org/ or contact Lou Ludyny (louludyny@aol.com)

August 4, 2010

Concert in the Garden this Thursday, Aug 5, 7-9PM‏

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!!Music in the W 104th St Community Garden this Thursday, Aug 5, 7-9PM!!

Please stop by the W. 104th St Community Garden this Thursday for an evening of music. The program will include:

N=1 is Columbia University researchers Alan Tenney on saxophone; Darrick Li on drums, Ian Tattersall on electric cello; Tim Spencer on bass guitar; and featuring singer/songwriter Ashley Juavinett on guitar and vocals… don’t worry, we all have day jobs.

Pianist, composer, singer and songwriter Chris Blacker recently moved to NYC from Seattle, where for the past seven years he collaborated with artists including cabaret-noir act Circus Contraption, gypsy jazz groups Hot Club Sandwich and Pearl Django, classical pianist/composer Amy Rubin, folk singer Jes Raymond, and music theater legend Jon Cypher. In 2006 Chris Blacker received an ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Award for his composition “Tidal.” Chris’s performance may include songs from his recently-released EP “Another Red Night” as well as a work-in-progress composition inspired by the W 104 Garden!


Brian Gottesman is a guitarist/keyboardist/singer/songwriter/W104th St Gardener(!). In the 1990’s Brian cofounded the legendary Boston-based funk band Chucklehead and subsequently formed the band Rype as a vehicle for his original melodic rock songs. Brian has released critically-praised albums both as a band leader and solo artist, including Extra Virgin (1995), Pardon My Mess (2001) and The Sound of Yes (2003).

“[Brian’s] talent is extraordinary… remarkably honest and uplifting… a special achievement.” – Steve Morse (WBOS, The Boston Globe)


Ashley Juavinett is a Philadelphia-based singer songwriter who shared her considerable talents with the W104th St Garden during Make Music New York. Ashley has impressed audiences at World Cafe Live in her native Philadelphia and at Cafe Vivaldi in NYC, where she performed this summer in support of her self-released EP Twenty Miles to Freedom.


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