Lower East Side Community Garden “Spring Awakening” Happens Today

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Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) is sponsoring a “Spring Awakening” this afternoon, a parade through the Lower East Side in celebration of the neighborhood’s many community gardens. See below for details from the LUNGS organization:

We are going to start out at three different locations and separately cover all the gardens along various and sundry routes, ending with a grand finale at El Jardin about 3pm.

Please join us if you can, it’s a celebration of our gardens!!

Bring your music, your funny walks, your butterfly wings and let’s have a good time.

The Southern troupe will meet at Children’s Magical Garden at 1pm. and will have the “Welcome to the Garden District ” signs and hang them from the gardens on their route.

The Northern crew meets at Dias y Flores at 1pm and will also have the signs and take care of al that biz.

The best in the West meets at Liz Christy at 1pm to begin our walkabout with signs etc.

In the meantime, the world at our final destination, El Jardin, is turning.

Below is the REViSED list of the parade routes:

Northern Route begins at 1pm AT Dias y Flores Garden

1. Dias y Flores 13th St Btwn Aves A & B
2. El Sol Brillante 12th St Btwn Aves A & B
3. El Sol Brillante JR. 12thSt Btwn Aves A & B
4. Children’s Garden, 12th St & Ave B
5. Campos Gardens, 12th St Btwn Aves B & C
6.11BC Garden, 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
7.ToyotaChildren’s Garden 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
8.11th St Community Garden 11th St Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A
9. East Side Community High School Garden 11thSt Btwn 1st Ave & Ave A
10. 9C Garden, Ave C & 9th St
11. La Plaza Cultural de Armando Parez, Ave C& 9th St
12. DeColores Garden 8th St Aves B & C
13. Earth People Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves B &C
14. Fireman’s Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves C & D
15. Green Oasis & Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden, 8th St, Aves C & D
16. Sam& Sadie Koenig Garden,7th St Btwn Aves C & D
17. 5th St Slope Garden 5th St west off Ave C.
ENDS El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

Southern Route begins at 1pm AT Children’s Magical Garden
1. Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk & Stanton Sts
2. Suffolk St Community Garden, Suffolk bwtn Houston and Stanton
3. Clinton St Garden, Clinton & Stanton
4.Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton St (Clinton & Attorney)
5. Le Petit Versailles, 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C
6. Peachtree Garden, 2nd St (B & C)
7. Kenkeleba House Garden 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C
8. Hope Garden, 2nd St (A & B)
9. Miracle Garden, 3rd St (A & B)
10. Los Amigos 3rd St (B & C)
11. Brisas Del Caribe 3rd St (B & C)
12. Generation X 4th St Btwn Aves A & B
13. Secret Garden, 4th St (Ave C)
14. All People’s Garden 3rd st Btwn Aves c 7 D
15. Orchard Alley, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
16. Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
ENDS El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D

Western Route begins at 1pm AT Liz Christy Garden
1. Liz Christy Garden, Houston btwn Bowery & Stanton Sts
2. Albert’s Garden, 2nd St btwn Bowery & Second Ave.
3. LaGuardia Corner Gardens, LaGuardia Place & Bleecker St
4. Elizabeth St Garden, Elizabeth St btwn Prince & Spring
5. M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden, Rivington St. & Christie
6.First St Garden 1st bwtn 1st & 2nd Aves
7.Creative Little Garden 6th St btwn Aves A & B
8. 6B Garden, Ave B & 6th St
9. 6BC Botanical Garden, 6th St btwn Aves B & C

AND DON’t Forget SUNDAY

EAST VILLAGE DANCE PROJECT
Charlotte Ruby Cantor Scholarship Fund
Brunch Bash, Auction & Performance!
Sunday, April 26 from 12-4pm
Only 3 days left for $25 tickets. ($35 at door)

Silent auction items now available for bidding! Join us Sunday for a chance to take home some of these great items:
Show tickets (BAM, La MaMa, NY Theatre Workshop and more!)
Gift certificates to local eateries
New York Rangers tix
Hair services, cookbooks, artwork and more!!
Not available to join us Sunday?
You can still bid this week by stopping by the studio at 55 Avenue C.

Performers
East Village Dance Project Teen Company (preview video)
Lucy Baer, Alishanee Chafe-Hearmon, Katie Lowen, Elise Stumpf, Afinatou Thiam
GUESTS- Carrie Beehan, Emma Judkins, Tristan Koepke
John Gutierrez, Caity Richards, Karl Rogers
Rebecca Shulman, Sarazina Joy Stein, Liz Sutton-Stone