SPRING AWAKENING kicks off with our parade led by BATALA, through the Streets beginning at 11am at El Sol Brillante, 522 E. 12th St between Aves A & B, walking east to Avenue C, south on Avenue C to E. 7th St, west on 7th to Tompkins Square Park, meandering through the Park and ending at Avenue B and 9th St.

Avenue B & 8TH ST


PLEASE sign the pony ride waiver to saddle up

Toy Makers workshop

BRING Your old and broken toys and make them into new.
Sonny & Sara reinvent timeless characters and cherished heroes into new, one-of-a-kind friends and legends. You are invited to get creative and build your own creations out of up-cycled toys!

2pm Hawk Nest Tour with NYC Park Rangers Rob and Grant, meet at 8th St & Ave B


DeColores, 313 E.8th St btwn Aves B & C

2pm Poetry 

with Eileen DOSTER and friends 


3pm Victor & Carmine and friends

4pm “FAITH” with Felice Rosser

5pm Kid Java

6B  GARDEN, the corner of Avenue B & 6th St

1 pm Let’s make Art!!

Outside on garden fence Art around the Garden, we provide canvas 

La Plaza Cultural, the corner of Avenue C & 9th St

12-3pm Earth Celebrations Climate Solutions Mural Workshop

Crafts from Campos Garden

GreenThumb bringing us the Goods

Loisaida Center Ecolibrium Project

1 pm Wendy Brawer’s Green Infrastructure Tour

1pm time’s up Bike repair class

2pm time’s up garden tour bike ride

4pm time’s up free sailing school
PLUS in Conjunction with

the Earth Month convergence!!

11th Street Community Garden, 422 E.11th St, Between First Ave & Ave A

3-7pm MUSIC

Gina Healy & James Tilson

Coby Petric

Spring Awakening April 14

This is LUNGS 6th Spring Awakening. It is a neighborhood celebration of the season and the opening of the community gardens. It is all FREE. There will music, a greening theme, kids’ activities, art as well as community-based programs and environmental and educational workshops. Please come and enjoy!

Spring Awakening Meeting Thursday, the Ides of March

This week, Thursday, March 15 we will be have a planning meeting for Spring Awakening at 428 E. 10th St at 7pm. Please join us and help make this a great event!!
Spring Awakening is happening on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22 as we parade and party to welcome the Spring and celebrate the opening of our community gardens!
We will be having music and dance, toy making and costumes for kids, soap making, seed swapping, canning and wellness workshops!


Hey folks–so for tomorrow’s Spring Awakening.

We are going to start out at three different locations and separately cover all the gardens along various and sundry routes, ending with a grand finale at El Jardin about 3pm.
Please join us if you can, it’s a celebration of our gardens!!
Bring your music, your funny walks, your butterfly wings and let’s have a good time.

The Southern troupe will meet at Children’s Magical Garden at 1pm. and will have the “Welcome to the Garden District ” signs and hang them from the gardens on their route.

The Northern crew meets at Dias y Flores at 1pm and will also have the signs and take care of al that biz.

The best in the West meets at Liz Christy at 1pm to begin our walkabout with signs etc.

In the meantime, the world at our final destination, El Jardin, is turning.
a plethora of poets to do stunts of elocution and daring dos at El Jardin, and musicians extrodinaire are preparing to offer musical interludes and April interpretations of the Bunny Rabbit Theme from Chocolateville.
While treats and drinks are being assembled for the assemblage and the heavens will smile in recognition of our humble Spring Awakening 2015.

Please do alter any of this you may find necessary but that’s the bares bones folks.
And invite everybody to join us, act funny and dress well and have a good time.

Below is the REViSED list of the parade routes:

Northern Route begins at 1pm AT Dias y Flores Garden

1. Dias y Flores 13th St Btwn Aves A & B
2. El Sol Brillante 12th St Btwn Aves A & B
3. El Sol Brillante JR. 12thSt Btwn Aves A & B
4. Children’s Garden, 12th St & Ave B
5. Campos Gardens, 12th St Btwn Aves B & C
6.11BC Garden, 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
7.ToyotaChildren’s Garden 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
8.11th St Community Garden 11th St Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A
9. East Side Community High School Garden 11thSt Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A
10. 9C Garden, Ave C & 9th St
11. La Plaza Cultural de Armando Parez, Ave C& 9th St
12. DeColores Garden 8th St Aves B & C
13. Earth People Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves B &C
14. Fireman’s Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves C & D
15. Green Oasis & Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden, 8th St, Aves C & D
16. Sam& Sadie Koenig Garden,7th St Btwn Aves C & D
17. 5th St Slope Garden 5th St west off Ave C.
ENDS El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

Southern Route begins at 1pm AT Children’s Magical Garden
1. Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk & Stanton Sts

2. Suffolk St Community Garden, Suffolk bwtn Houston and Stanton
3. Clinton St Garden, Clinton & Stanton
4.Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton St (Clinton & Attorney)

5. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C

6. Peachtree Garden, 2nd St (B & C)

7. Kenkeleba House Garden 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C

8. Hope Garden, 2nd St (A & B)

9. Miracle Garden, 3rd St (A & B)

10. Los Amigos 3rd St (B & C)

11. Brisas Del Caribe 3rd St (B & C)

12. Generation X 4th St Btwn Aves A & B

13. Secret Garden, 4th St (Ave C)

14. All People’s Garden 3rd st Btwn Aves c 7 D

15. Orchard Alley, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

16. Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

ENDS El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

Western Route begins at 1pm AT Liz Christy Garden
1. Liz Christy Garden, Houston btwn Bowery & Stanton Sts
2. Albert’s Garden, 2nd St btwn Bowery & Second Ave.
3. LaGuardia Corner Gardens, LaGuardia Place & Bleecker St
4. Elizabeth St Garden, Elizabeth St btwn Prince & Spring
5. M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Rivington St. & Christie
6.First St Garden 1st bwtn 1st & 2nd Aves
7.Creative Little Garden 6th St btwn Aves A & B
8. 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St
9. 6BC Botanical Garden, 6th St btwn Aves B & C


Charlotte Ruby Cantor Scholarship Fund
Brunch Bash, Auction & Performance!
Sunday, April 26 from 12-4pm
Only 3 days left for $25 tickets. ($35 at door)

Silent auction items now available for bidding! Join us Sunday for a chance to take home some of these great items:
Show tickets (BAM, La MaMa, NY Theatre Workshop and more!)
Gift certificates to local eateries
New York Rangers tix
Hair services, cookbooks, artwork and more!!
Not available to join us Sunday?
You can still bid this week by stopping by the studio at 55 Avenue C.

East Village Dance Project Teen Company (preview video)
Lucy Baer, Alishanee Chafe-Hearmon, Katie Lowen, Elise Stumpf, Afinatou Thiam
GUESTS- Carrie Beehan, Emma Judkins, Tristan Koepke
John Gutierrez, Caity Richards, Karl Rogers
Rebecca Shulman, Sarazina Joy Stein, Liz Sutton-Stone

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