Monday, March 30, 2015

Profiling Two Taste of Fifth Charities: Greenspace @ President Street and Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)

Garden Party - Make Music NY June 2014

Greenspace @ President Street

Located at the corner of 5th Avenue and President Street, this garden was founded in the late 1970s in what was a predominantly Puerto Rican/Italian portion of Park Slope. This small corner lot, on a slope, is an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a reemerging 5th Avenue.
The redesigned garden showcases native plant communities. The smart design has a small cobblestone patio at the upper end, a bluestone pathway winds it way to an oval plaza in the middle where there is also a tool shed with a “green” roof. The lower area features a flagstone patio surrounded by plants on all sides.  GrowNYC and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden provided assistance with the renovation.

The garden is opened every morning, then closed every evening by neighbor volunteers, making it one of the most accessible community gardens in the city.
The gardeners put out bistro tables and chairs that are easily moved around. This allows guests to rearrange the space as they wish.  The garden also provides seating for meetings, picnics and the summer movie series. A colorful mural graces the wall at the lower end of the garden.

The Garden is an integral part of our neighborhood on #theother5th and we are so grateful for the huge volunteer support that keeps it open for us all to enjoy. Keep your eye on the noticeboard or on the Facebook page to find out what events are happening. We are pleased that the Garden is part of Taste of Fifth. Buy your tickets here.

Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)

Bax is one of Brooklyn’s great cultural institutions and Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue is lucky to have them. They provide subsidized rehearsal space, grants for artists and a season of over 50 cutting edge performances, workshops and classes, right here on Park Slope's 5th Avenue!

They also provide youth classes, afterschool programs and they even have a drop-in play space!

You can find out more on their website and follow them on Facebook and Twitte

We are pleased to be supporting them at the Taste of Fifth, don't forget to buy your tickets!

Joanna Tallantire

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