Bronx Urban Farms Trolley Tour: Caribbean Culture
Saturday, June 8, 2013
9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
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Join in the festivities of NYC’s annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. First, participants will do some gardening, helping out the folks at Roberto Clemente Community Garden, which has vegetables, fruit trees, and beauty, permanently protected by The Bronx Land Trust. Next, we will see folks build a float for the parade, right in their own community, at El Flamboyan Community Garden in the South Bronx. Finally, participants will hear the drum sounds coming from the Casita, live at Rincon Criollo Cultural Center and Community Garden with Jose Chema Soto. Lunch is included.
Tour Guide: Bobby Gonzalez, Bronx Storyteller
Pick-up at 810 7th Ave.(9:30-10 a.m.)
- 1st stop (10:30 to 11:30 am) Roberto Clemente Community Garden: Shakespeare Ave. and 169th St. (gardening demo led by gardener/Bronx Green-Up)
- 2nd stop (noon to 1:15 p.m.) El Flamboyan Community Garden: Tinton Ave.and 150th St. (lunch and PR Day Parade float building)
- 3rd stop (1:30 pm to 2:20) Rincon Criollo: East 158th St. between 3rd and Brook Ave. (live music with Chema)
Drop-off at 810 7th Avenue.
Please RSVP at the Bronx Tourism Council.
All tours will depart from and return to 810 Seventh Avenue, corner of West 52nd Street, in Manhattan.
Tickets, regularly $30, now on special offer for $15, cash or check payable to GreenThumb Community Fund. Children 12 and under ride free. Proceeds go directly to support the Bronx community gardens you visit.
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