Local Far Rockaway community garden calls for families to join in on a day of green-thumb fun on June 1

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The Bay 84th Street Community Garden is hosting a family-friendly gardening event on June 1.
Photo courtesy of Bay 84th St. Community Garden

The Bay 84th Street Community Garden, located at 3-22 Beach 84th St, is hosting a family-friendly gardening day for Rockaway Beach residents on Saturday, June 1.

The event runs from 1-4:30 p.m. and features an array of fun activities, including a seed planting activity for their designated children’s plot. Garden volunteers will also be hosting a BBQ for attendees, complete with some of their summer faves and a take-home book giveaway. Additionally, attendees can bring a pair of white socks or a plain white shirt for younger volunteers to decorate, just in time for Father’s Day. Participants are encouraged to bring a chair. Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops are welcome to help out and can reach out to the organizer at 347-444-5477.

Founded in 2018 by local community activists, the  Bay 84th Street Community Garden has brought together the Far Rockaway community through its ongoing green-thumb community initiatives throughout the years. The garden was previously a dumping ground that was later converted with the help of the NYC Department of Sanitation and JetBlue volunteers. The garden is under the jurisdiction of  NYC Parks and supported by GreenThumb, the nation’s largest urban gardening program.