Volunteers Plant 4,000 Tulip Bulbs in Bowling Green Park
The Alliance of Downtown New York held its annual Fall Community Planting Day this past weekend. Hundreds of volunteers made their way down to Lower Manhattan to plant 4,000 Tulip Bulbs in Bowling Green Park.
Children Creative Learning Centers also held flower planting activities for children, and GrowNYC held a free cooking demonstration where kids could enjoy free samples. The day ended with a contest that awarded great prizes such as a free subscription to Downtown Magazine, tickets to Inside the Actor’s Studio, and free passes to the South Street Seaport Museum. The Lower East Side Ecology Center and Léman Manhattan Preparatory School also participated with educational activities for kids.
Fall Community Planting Day is part of the Downtown Alliance’s Green Around Lower Manhattan initiative, which is dedicated to building an environmentally sustainable community.
The Fall Community Planting Event was co-sponsored by Con Edison, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, FiDi Association, Whole Foods and GrowNYC.