West 104th Street Garden

September 23, 2010

Next Wednesday 9/29: New York City Goes Green

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New York City’s largest annual green event welcoming more than 100,000 visitors to Union Square Park in the heart of Manhattan.

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Time: 10am – 6pm
Program: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Union Square Park, South Plaza
Broadway to 4th Avenue, East 14th Street to East 17th Street

Following the success of Green Brooklyn…Green City in 2009, this year’s family-friendly event showcases government agencies, non-profits, entrepreneurs and community & corporate partners at the forefront of environmental stewardship, education and awareness. New Green City is an official participant of the New York City Dept. of Parks & Recreation’s Green Event Program.

GrowNYC’s free day-long fair features:

  • Rainwater Harvesting
    Kids Corner with Super Earth & The Green Man
    New Green City Scavenger Hunt
    Union Square Park Walking Tours
    One-Day Textile Collection
    Interactive Exhibit
    DIY Tutorials
    Around the World in 60 Minutes, Multi-Media Exhibit
    Union Square Greenmarket

Learn more at www.grownyc.org/newgreencity

For more information on volunteering, exhibiting or sponsorship contact Ty Williams
at 212-788-7916 or ty@grownyc.org.

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September 20, 2010

Farming Concrete Harvest‏

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Just a note to let you know that our harvest records (June thru mid-Sept) have been submitted to Farming Concrete for tallying purposes. This includes the sheets filled out by members as well as records of the peach and fig tree harvests. Here’s hoping we qualify for a 2011 grant.

In the meantime the looseleaf notebook has been returned to the gazebo. There you can easily record your harvest w/ scale, from this point until the end of the season.

If anyone has pictures of harvesting activities say from the peach festival plz forward them to mara@farmingconcrete.com

Thanks,
Janice Vrana
S.C. Member

September 13, 2010

A Lot of Possibilities

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A Lot of Possibilities: a presentation and discussion by artists on their work in New York City’s community gardens
Saturday, September 18, 2010, 2PM – 5PM
W. 104th St. Community Garden, 6 W. 104th St., New York, NY 10025 (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue)
In case of rain, this event will take place at WinterSpace, 15 W. 103rd St., #4D
 
A Lot of Possibilities is a project by artist Anna Lise Jensen that aims to place contemporary artists’ work in New York City’s community gardens, and to create a dialogue between artists, gardeners and city officials. The desire to turn these gardens into partial sculpture gardens is driven both by aesthetic sensibility as well as municipal strategy: by adding the layer of cultural site, the community gardens stand a greater chance against future demolition.
On Sep. 18th. some of the participating artists will discuss their projects (implemented or in process,) including Norbert Francis Attard, Suzanne Broughel, Alyssa Casey, Jennifer Sitron, Petra Valentova and Virginia Vergara. There will also be picnic food for all (performed by Valentova,) the premiere of Jonathan Velardi’s Flamingo Parade (inspired by the W. 104th St. Garden and selected to be part of Pixel Pops in October) and Christopher Blacker will play his torch song for the gardens.
From September 13th – 18th, Anna Lise Jensen will tweet on two artists, Norbert Francis Attard and Jennifer Sitron, discussing and installing their work in Manhattan Valley gardens. In addition, she will be updating on the search for an amenable garden wall-owner for Velardi’s 30 feet Flamingo Parade and visiting local cafes to set up a display area for prints and information on A Lot of Possibilities. The tweets will also announce daily sites for gatherings and food where interested parties are welcome.
For more information on A Lot of Possibilities, contact Anna Lise Jensen, aaaonyc@gmail.com 212 865-2108 www.SpaceAllOver.org 

Meeting with artist Monday evening! Flea Market Fundraiser Saturday 18 September!‏

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Dear Gardeners,

We had a very productive meeting today despite the early clouds. Thank you to all who participated; and it was nice to have such a healthy turnout of 28 gardeners, not including the beautiful Keohane girls who cleaned up countless piles of pulled weeds.

Anna Lise Jensen will be hosting a meeting with the artisit Norbert Attard Monday evening (Sept 13) from 6 to 7 pm in the hopes of deciding on an art project to install in our garden. Anna Lise and Mr. Attard are hoping for some collaboration with the gardeners and would very much like to have some creative input from our community. And and all who are able to attend are encouraged to do so. Mr. Attard will only be in the city for a week and is very keen on installing a piece in the garden. We will try to have a proposal emailed to everyone by Tuesday in order to get a vote in favor or not with enough time for the artist to actually install his work. You can view his website at http://www.norbertattard.com/biography.pdf

Also, a flea market fundraiser has been organized by some friends and neighbors of the two families affected by the recent fire. It will be at the garden next Saturday the 18th from 11 to 6. Please feel free to bring baked goods and/or items to sell, or contact Lillian Jeanpierre for more information at bjorglil@peoplere.com. We did collect contributions for Christine Barrow at the meeting today. Anyone who was unable to contribute and still wishes to do so can mail directly to Christine at 635 Central Park West, #6G.

Thanks,
Mary Kelly
for the steering committee

September 5, 2010

Garden Workday September 12 (not 11)‏

Filed under: News — by west104garden @ 8:11 am

Hello gardenders,

There has been some confusion about the next workday. Because some members participate in memorial observances on 9/11, we decided to hold the workday on Sunday the 12th. Apparently not everyone got the message; the poster outside the gates is incorrect.

Further, we begin Sunday workdays at 11 (not 10) to allow for members who attend church services.

Please mark your calendars with the new date and time.

Thank you and sorry for the mix up,
The Steering Committee

Sept 19 Community Garden Talk

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HISTORY OF A COMMUNITY GARDEN

A Visit to the W. 104 Street Community Garden and a Discussion on NYC’s Local Gardens by Member Jean Jaworek.

Sunday, September 19, 2pm
6-10 W. 104 Street
[Between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue]

FREE | Limited to 30
Reservations: info@columbusamsterdambid.org

Sponsored by Park West Neighborhood History Group
and the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement BID | 212-666-9774

September 4, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Potluck, Sunday Sept 5

Filed under: Events — by west104garden @ 8:03 am

Just a reminder….

We’re gathering for a Potluck BBQ and picnic on Sunday Sept 5 from 1 PM.

Hope to see you there!

Contact Florice for details: (917) 796-2805

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