Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Celebrating the life of longtime community garden activist Clyde Romero

Clyde Romero, a longtime East Village resident and co-founder of the LES Ecology Center, passed away in January. 

This Wednesday evening, June 22, there's a memorial "to honor his life as an artist, community and environmental activist" at the LES Ecology Center, 213 E. Seventh St. between Avenue B and Avenue C, from 5-9 p.m. (Rain date is Thursday night.)

A memorial fund has also been established in honor of Romero, "who has been the driving force for designing and programming the garden over the last 30 years ... Help us honor his contributions and ensure the garden will flourish for many decades to come." 

Find the fund link here

Romero would have turned 85 on June 22.


Anonymous said...

I am devastated to learn of Clyde’s passing. I have known him for over thirty years and will miss seeing his smile while out walking his dog. Another lovely neighbor who will be greatly missed.

Anonymous said...

This is really sad. I only found out about his passing several weeks after it happened. We used to chat about nature in passing. Was he the one who carved the face into the tree stump in the SW area of Tompkins?

Anonymous said...

Him and the dog were always in the garden. He was a good soul. I hope LES Ecology opens it up again to the neighborhood soon. They've been making it nicer inside but it's still locked up.

derek berg said...

anonymous 11.07 He did not do the carved tree stumps. They are signed .....Knife.
I actually ran into the artist in the act of carving.

Pennys herb co. said...

We knew Clyde n christine for many moons♥️-Clyde R.I,P🙏🙏🙏♥️🥊

Anonymous said...

Forever grateful for all his work & radiant smile 🌹