Schedule for Today’s LUNGS Harvest Fest Saturday, September 21

March and Rally to Save the PARK!

East River Park is threatened! Bury the Plan, Not the Park

12pm • Meet at Tompkins Square Park.Wind through the streets passing out flyers and encouraging people to join the protest. March over the 6th Street Bridge to East River Park.

1:30pm • RALLY! East River Park Labyrinth (just north of the Williamsburg Bridge) Speeches, Songs, Big Noise! Let the City Know they cannot close and kill our park. We will parade along the promenade south around the amphitheater to BURY THE PLAN!

Secret Garden Treasure Hunt

2–6pm • Secret Garden Treasure Hunt. Local artists Margarita Calderon and Stephanie Echeveste have created a Secret Garden Treasure Hunt to celebrate and grow awareness of the gardens in Loisaida.

Guests receive a passport with a map and clues to each participating garden. Pickup up your passport and plan your journey, visit each garden and collect your stamps. You don’t need to visit these gardens in any specific order, wander and enjoy!

At each garden, your passport is stamped and you receive a small treasure. Your adventure ends at El Sol Brillante Garden, 522 E12th St (Aves A & B)

Your passport gains you entry to the wine tasting, and joining in the community treasure chest.Enough stamps and you will be awarded a final Treasure.

Collect all stamps by 5pm from these gardens:

1. Clinton Street Garden 171 Stanton St at Clinton St.

2. Peach Tree Garden 236 E 2nd St (Aves B & C)

3. Miracle Garden 194 E 3rd St (Aves A & B)

4. 6BC Botanical 624 E 6th St (Aves B & C)

5. Green Oasis 370 E 8th St (Aves C & D)

6. Carmen Pabon 117 Ave C (7th & 8th)

7. De Colores 313 E 8th St (Aves B & C)

8. 11BC Serenity Garden 626 E 11th St (Aves B & C)

9. Campos 640 E 12th St (Aves B & C)

10. Vamos a Sembrar 197 Ave B (12th & 13th)

Campos Community Garden

640 E 12th St (Aves B & C)

7pm • Ray Santiago and Friends. Latin jazz at its best.

Children’s Garden

94 Ave B (12th St) 1–6pm • Bokashi composting workshop with E. Shig Matsukawa. We’ll feed bokashi FFW to worm composting bed.

Children’s Magical Garden

129 Stanton St (corner, Norfolk St)1:30–5pm • Arts for Art presents In GardensPrograms of free jazz, poetry, dance, justice.

1:30pm • Mara Rosenbloom. With Mara Rosenbloom—synth, Sam Newsome—soprano sax, Andrew Drury—drums.

2:30pm • Poetry Tributes to Steve Cannon. Melanie Marie Goodreaux—poetry, David Henderson—poetry.

3:30pm • Jason Hwang Critical Response. Jason Hwang—violin, Anders N i l s s o n — g u i t a r, TA Thompson—drums.

4:30 p m • Amirtha Kidambi / Mazz Swift. Amirtha Kidambi—voice, Mazz Swift—violin, voice.

Creative Little Garden

530 E 6th St (Aves A & B)3–5pm • Music Under the Willow concert. An intimate afternoon of live performances by New York City’s finest musicians.

De Colores Community Yard & Cultural Center

313 E 8th St (Aves B & C)1–6pm • Jack Hardy Songwriters Exchange. Featuring: Paul Sachs, Michelle Shocked, David Massengill, Ina May Wool, Sharon Goldman, Carolann E Solebello, Bev Grant, Chris Fuller, John Hodel, Frank Mazzetti, Kathryn Bloss among others.

Jack Hardy was a lyrical singer-songwriter and playwright based in Greenwich Village, who was influential in the folk music scenes for decades. In songwriter circles, Hardy was as well-known as a teacher and mentor as he was as an artist. Songwriters gathered at his hallowed Houston Street apartment one night a week to play their latest (and usually unfinished) work, and to face criticism from Hardy and their gathered peers. Jack suffered neither egos nor nerves, and when the introduction to a new song got too long and/or apologetic from a songwriter, Hardy would bark, “Shut up and sing the song.” Hardy passed away in 2011 but the Songwriters Exchange continues weekly on East 8th Street hosted by the wonderful Kathryn Bloss. Come and hear this current crop of singer-songwriters.

7pm • Comedy “NATURE BOI” Cordero Wilson presents: Derek Humphrey, Blair Postman, Katie Boyle, Marv Glover and Shari Diaz

El Jardin del Paraiso

706 E 4th St ( C & D)2:30pm • Kids’ day in El Jardin, painting shingles to go onto the children’s toolshed, putting perennial seed heads into the E. 4th Street tree pits; formal placement of tree-name plaques onto 4th Street tree guards; brief walk and talk thru medicinal/pollinator plot.

El Sol Brillante

522 E.12th St (A & B) 2–5pm • Wine tasting entry with Treasure Hunt Passport. Music by Sylvain Leroux Trio, playing original, African traditional and jazz with Sylvain Leroux, flute; Mamadou Ba, bass; Andy Algire, percussions.

Girls Club

402 E. 8th Street (off Avenue D)11am &1pm • Tours. Tours start promptly at 11amand 1pm. Tour of the rooftop farm and environmental teaching center and new ground floor mushroom growing installation.

Green Oasis

370 E 8th St (Aves C & D)1–3pm • Paper Mâché Workshop w/ Ian Knife Part 1. (All ages welcome) Ian Dave knife is a Zimbabwean Sculptor of the Shona stone tradition. His works have been exhibited around the world; he currently teaches at the Complete Sculptor in NYC3–7:15pm • GO Annual Lantern Making Festival. Fall Equinox Lantern Festival. As the days begin to dwindle, make a lantern to celebrate the light! Parade after dark, followed by s’mores in the Garden.

La Guardia Corner Gardens

511 LaGuardia Place (W Houston & Bleeker Sts)12–4pm • Art Installation. LaGuardia Corner garden will present an interactive installation by artist Francine Demeulenaere, Maracas of Seeds. We will also have a display of craft projects using garden plants: eco-dyeing, sun prints, and herbal vinegars, and will giveaway seeds and plants.


221 E 3rd St (Aves B & C)1–5PM • ART RUMBLE. Free-for-all painting— SHOCKING ! We supply the canvas, you supply the talent, set your colors FREE

M’Finda Kalunga

179 Chrystie St.( Rivington St.)Noon • Children’s activity Miracle Garden194 E 3rd St (Aves A & B)12 pm – 5 pm • The Advisor Is in! Need to gain clarity and insights on your life? Asa nod to Lucy van Pelt, Carolyn (who works as a LifeCoach) will be doling out advice on any topic.

Tompkins Square Park

11am–12:30pm • Garden Tours with Park Ranger Sargent Rob. Meeting Location–Saint Marks Place and Avenue A


84 Ave B (6th St) 4–5:30pm • A Garden Variety – POETRY and PROSE, with Mindy Levokove & Sahar Muradi. Words among the bleeding hearts. Featured readers & open mic. Bring words or listen.

6pm • Create Your Own Botanical Slides using seeds,leaves, and flowers, followed by slide projections of your creations. With M.M. Serra and Sally Young.


144 Ave C (9th St)”Love Letters”, an interactive weaving installation that celebrates another magical summer in the garden.

12 – 5pm • Writing love letters to the garden and weaving our love letters together. We’ll collaboratively build the installation.

5pm – 7pm • Installation opening. Engage with the installation at dusk and enjoy an evening in the garden.This installation is run by participatory fiber artist Kacie Lyn Martinez, as a part of Hole in the Wall’s 360 Residency program.