Community Meeting @ 6th St Community Center
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


We will discuss crowdsourcing, mapping, and Gardens Rising opportunities. Open to the public.

WE Design will be presenting the “Tool Kit”.

Questions? Email

NYCCGC October General Meeting @ Neighborhood Preservation Center
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our October General Meeting! Join us at the NYCCGC’s to discuss HPD lots, GreenThumb funding, and any issues that you may have concerning your community gardens.

NYCCGC October General Meeting @ Neighborhood Preservation Center
Oct 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for our October General Meeting! Join us at the NYCCGC’s to discuss HPD lots, GreenThumb funding, and any issues that you may have concerning your community gardens.

Remember Sandy: A Waterfront Walking Tour of the Lower East Side with Jamie Jensen @ Solar One
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exploring the natural resources and resilient public infrastructure of New York City in the wake of rising sea levels and other future challenges.

When the powerful hurricane known as Superstorm Sandy blew into New York City on October 29 2012, it fractured much of the region’s critical urban infrastructure and revealed significant social, economic and political faultlines across the city. Storm surge poured into power plants and disabled New York City’s water and transit systems, and in the wake of the floods New York City has been reassessing its complex relationships to water.  As plans for adaptation to climate change come closer to reality, we will visit some of the most important sites impacted by Sandy, exploring the complex balance between the natural and man-made worlds while looking at “grey-to-green” solutions to water, power, and public space.

Highlights include: Stuyvesant Cove Park and the SolarOne environmental education center; the massive ConEd generating station at 14th Street whose failure switched off the lights in Lower Manhattan; the Department of Environmental Protection sewage pump at 13th and D (site of the city’s first High Water Mark!); East Village community gardens using green infrastructure to cope with stormwater and reduce CSOs; East River Park, site of the city’s largest post-Sandy flood protection project; and Pier 42, a new community-generated waterfront park serving the rapidly gentrifying Two Bridges community.

Gardens Rising Community Workshop @ Loisaida Center
Nov 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

At the next Garden Rising Community Workshop, we will discuss the Feasibility Study for green infrastructure in YOUR Garden!

The purpose of the meeting is to present progress on the feasibility study, ensure all information is correct, and provide an opportunity for gardeners to share thoughts and feedback. The 80% version of the study is available for review online.


  • Share feasibility study progress and social resiliency strategies
  • Present crowdmap
  • Ensure information received from gardeners is accurate
  • Gather feedback from gardeners on project proposals



Come Hell or High Water: Resiliency in Sandy-Affected Neighborhoods @ Seafarers and International House
Nov 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Carrie Grassi, Deputy Director for Planning-NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency
Councilman Mark-Treyger, Chair of Committee on Recovery and Resiliency
Aziz Dehkan, Executive Director-NYC Community Garden Coalition
Aurash Khawarzad, Urban Planner-WE ACT for Environmental Justice.

Come Hell or High Water is a part of the Sierra Club NYC Group’s Sustainability Program.
Schedule of Fall/ Winter events

Feasibility Study Comments Deadline
Nov 15 all-day

Submit your comments on the Feasibility Study before the final version is released. The designers are looking for feedback on the draft version of the study. Click to review each garden’s two-page spread in the study.


NYCCGC November General Meeting
Nov 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a presentation by the Gardens Rising Design Team as we complete the green infrastructure feasibility study. Open to the public.

#Sandy5 Mobilization Around Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm @ Cadman Plaza
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am


Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy blasted our city and our communities. Join us on October 28th as we remember, resist, and rise together five years after the storm. It will be a powerful display of our resilience and our commitment to building a better future.

We know that climate change makes storms like Sandy more violent and intense, and we know that fossil fuels are to blame. Disasters like Sandy will get worse as long as our elected officials keep supporting fossil fuels, and our most vulnerable communities will be the ones who suffer most. The people hit hardest by Sandy were the poor, people of color, immigrants, and otherwise vulnerable communities – just like Irma and Harvey today.

In October, we come together to say: that’s not who we are. In New York City we stand up for each other. That means every politician in New York, from the city to the federal level, must go beyond lip service and act on climate now.


On October 28th, we will gather in New York to remember what was lost to Hurricane Sandy, and to resist and rise up together.

Gardens Rising Public Update Meeting @ Loisaida Center
Apr 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Just in time for Spring, Gardens Rising Green Infrastructure construction phase is finally beginning!

The first contracts for soil borings and engineering analysis has been awarded to the landscape architecture firm of WeintraubDiaz. Drill rigs will be employed to open holes in sidewalks to gather soil samples to determine the acceptability of our 12 proposed bioswales sites. Representatives from WeintraubDiaz will be at this meeting to answer questions.

A contract to build out a community garden based crowdsourcing website was awarded to 3X3 Design. They will also be at this meeting to present a preliminary design of the website.

Gardens Rising is a community driven project your participation is essential.

The Gardens Rising Steering Committee has done a remarkable job of keeping this project focused they should be commended for their efforts.

Come to meet the contractors, discuss scheduling and your garden’s needs.

If your garden or group needs a meeting space, we have one that can be made available at 428 E.10th St between Aves C & D. Contact us for more information.