Last week our Adult Literacy Program students did some volunteer work with our Older Adults program, helping serve a Thanksgiving meal and also delivering Meals on Wheels. As you can see from the pictures above, our students had a great time!
On October 13th, Sunday, our W2 students volunteered at 6 & B Garden. After the volunteer work, they enjoyed coffee and mint water prepared by the garden. Thank you so much for hosting us, Barbara!
The students learned about the garden while walking around and listening to Barbara and Michael.
The students raked leaves, swept and picked up garbage on the streets around the garden, and cleaned the kids’ play area by digging the soil with shovels and moving the soil in a wheelbarrow to the pond. They also gathered leaves and sawed and cut tree branches and twigs to compost.
A bee was working hard, too.
Have you ever seen purple peppers? They were so exotic!
A few days ago a few 3A and 3P students volunteered at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden just around the block. They raked leaves, they shoveled dirt, they planted and watered plants, they fed fish and turtles, and they played bocce ball. Thanks to Park Warden Bob Humber (pictured in the back row left) for hosting us! To learn more about the M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden click here, and enjoy more pictures below:
This year is the inaugural year of Open Arts LES!
Celebrate Lower East Side arts and culture October 4-12, through neighborhood-wide open house events!
This is your opportunity to check out 45 participating organizations based from East 14th Street down to the Brooklyn Bridge. Each one is offering a free ‘sampler’ event which include performances, exhibits, tours, workshops, classes, and curator talks. In addition, many are offering special discounts during Open Arts LES.
Explore the world-renowned institutions, vibrant community hubs, and unique small arts organizations that together make up one of the most adventurous and creative neighborhoods in New York City.