Tuesday, October 16, 2018
We're well into Peephole Season here at the Ninth Street Community Garden & Park on the northeast corner of Avenue C... as East Village artist J. Kathleen White recently unveiled her 2018 collection of dioramas.
This year's theme: Time.
Bobby Williams shared this sneak peeps...
The dioramas are expected to be up through this month.
White started creating and sharing the dioramas in 2005. Here's her work from 2017 ... and 2016 ... 2015 ... 2014 ... 2013 ... 2012 ... and 2011....
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
An EVG reader let us know that a city crew is taking down a willow tree in the 9th Street Community Garden Park … Sandy's floodwaters killed the tree here on the northeast corner of Avenue C and Ninth …
As we understand it, the remaining willows at La Plaza Cultural across the way on the southwest corner of Ninth and C survived due to an underground stream beneath it that provides fresh water (and also makes development in that part of the neighborhood difficult). While those willows lost some branches, they remain healthy.
And EVG reader stickmanpk shared these photos…
Friday, August 14, 2015
EVG reader Dan Efram shares these photos of his favorite local community garden — the 9th Street Community Garden on the northeast corner of Ninth Street and Avenue C.
"I lived upstate and this garden registers with me because it has such a home-grown appeal," Efram says. "The people there are always very welcoming, but you do know that you are entering their home. They put so much love into it."
The garden, which encompasses an acre, started in 1979. Its hours are Friday 5-8 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday from noon-6 p.m. Find more info here.
Of course there are nearly 40 other community gardens in the neighborhood to enjoy. Find a list here. Meanwhile, The Guardian filed a story this week looking at the past, present and future of the local community gardens. Find that article here.