Saturday Roving Garden Party for the Community Gardens. June 16th 2:00pm

Dear Friends of Brad,

Benjamin here. I am helping coordinate the Saturday Roving Garden Party for the Community Gardens.
I wanted to find out if a member of your group would like to come and bring a puppet of Brad for the parade. Brad was a constant in the NYC garden movement. His writing on gardens was read around the world.

The event is Saturday. No prep is necessary. Please write me off list if you would like further details.

Best

Benjamin

Please post this far and wide!

Title:
ROVING GARDEN PARTY!
Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center of Tompkins Square Park
Summary: Join us to loudly celebrate the gardens saved, lost and endangered in the Lower East Side. And party with us to save the Children’s Magical Garden!
Details: Join the…
***ROVING GARDEN PARTY ***
***FOLLOWED BY A RALLY/PARTY TO SAVE CHILDREN’S MAGICAL GARDEN***
One Part Ecology, Two Parts Mardi Gras! & Rambunctious fun for all!

Come dance down the streets to celebrate community, our public space, and the gardens! We’ll visit some gardens, throw some seeds balls, unleash some surprises, partake in ritual, stand up against some slimy developers and end with an after-party/ rally at Children’s Magical Garden

Special Guests
Rude Mechanical Orchestra!
The Stop Shopping Choir
Bike-Lane Liberation Clowns
Fairy Brigade
Jugglers, Puppets & Tap Dancers
More Gardens! Coalition
Time’s Up!
You & Your Crew
Supporters of Children’s Magical Garden
As well as a few friends from Gardens Past Present & Future.

Come downtown and dance to save the community gardens! So far this year, five gardens have been attacked by developers! Over 50 gardens still endangered –21 in Harlem alone!The Children’s Magical Garden de Carmen Rubio is in Danger!

Lets do what we have always done when faced with a threat: Dress up, Play music, Dance and make some noise as we call for support from the garden creatures!

We all need places to play, to dream, to connect with each other and theworld. For NYC, community gardens are some of those places. So are the streets. Unfortunately, the public commons are under attack. Let’s revel in the places and people that are still untamed.

The parade will finish with a rally and press conference at Children’s Magical Garden.
(For more information on the struggle to save the garden see http://www.thevillager.com/villager_182/stantonstkids.html and http://www.kidsmagicgarden.net/)

Bring drums and instruments! Bring the kids! Bring food, plants and seeds to share!
Dress as the garden creature of your dreams!

Come by Times Up! (49 East Houston) on Saturday morning starting at 11am on to decorate yourself and bike!

raindate June 17th

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