NYC Parks & Rec Is Hosting An Open Garden Day Party This Weekend

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Got a green thumb? Get it ready for this free celebration of our city’s parks and gardens!

If you’re a city dweller, the idea of getting back to nature might not enthuse you all the time. But even if you’re not that into the great outdoors or if the thought of doing work in a garden gives you a hay fever attack, you can still come enjoy a day of free activities in NYC’s community gardens.

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Green Thumb, the largest community gardening program in the country, over 70 Community Gardens across the city will be hosting a celebration from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on July 14th.

Activities will differ from garden to garden across the 5 boroughs but will include arts and crafts, music performances, exercise classes, cooking demonstrations and opportunities to get your hands dirty and dig in the soil!

Gardens range from small community spaces meant for relaxation to large plazas and urban farms. More than 20,000 community gardeners volunteer their time each year to manage these vital open spaces so swing by and take in the small bit of nature that New York City has to offer us!

You can check out additional info here.

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