Spring Awakening

Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, 2023

Celebrate Spring Awakening with LUNGS! 

This year, we’re partnering with Loisaida Open Streets and FABnyc on our 10th annual celebration of spring and the opening of community gardens.

LUNGS Spring Awakening begins with a neighborhood parade, kicking off at 11 am from El Sol Brillante (E 12th St, A/C), winding its way through Loisaida, and ending at a family-friendly street celebration on Avenue B (7th-9th St), and in La Plaza Cultural (E 9th St, B/C), DeColores Garden (E 8th St, B/C) and 6B Garden (Ave B, 6th St).

And it’s all FREE!

SCHEDULE — Overview (for full details, see Spring Awakening 2023)

11 am – Spring Awakening Parade, led by Batala New York – Kicks off from El Sol Brillante [522 E 12th St (between Ave A & B)]

11:30–3 pm — Street Festival – Ave B between 7th/9th Streets

  • FABmobile Art Studio
  • East Side Tree Bed Survey
  • Tompkins Sq Park Ground Cover Planting
  • Seed Starting Workshop with The Hort (12 – 2 pm)

12–3 pm — LUNGS at La Plaza Cultural [9th Street & Ave C (southwest corner)], in conjunction with Earth Month Convergence

  • Crafts with Campos Garden
  • GreenThumb
  • Loisaida Center Equilibrium Project
  • Earth Celebrations Climate Solutions Mural Workshop

12:30-3 pm — Free Pony Rides (Charlie & Nugget are back!) – Ave B & 8th St

1 pm — Toy Maker’s Workshop (Bring your old & broken toys and make them new!) Ave B & 8th St

1 pm — Live Drawing – Inside 6B Garden [Ave B & 6th St.]

1–3 pm — Art Around the Garden – 6B Garden fence

1 pm — Green Infrastructure Walking Tour – Meet Wendy Brawer from Green Map at La Plaza Cultural

1 pm — James Teal Quintet – Ave B between 8th/9th Streets

2 pm — Poetry Readings with Eileen Doster & Friends – DeColores Garden [311 E. 8th St. (between Ave B & C)]

2 pm — Hawk Nest Tour – Meet NYC Park Rangers Rob & Grant at Ave B & 8th 

3 pm — VC & Friends – Music in DeColores Garden

4 pm — Faith, featuring Felice Rosser – Music in DeColores Garden

5 pm — Kid Java – Music in DeColores Garden

For full details, see Spring Awakening 2023.

Interested in marching, performing or volunteering with the next LUNGS Spring Awakening? Email info@lungsnyc.org or contact us online