72 Grove Street, , Brooklyn.
Online registration closes at 4:30 pm on Friday, September 14. Interested attendees are invited to register on-site at 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 15! Tours begin promptly at 2 pm.
BQLT 7th Annual Bike & Walking Tour
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Join the Brooklyn Queens Land Trust for a guided walking and biking tour of community gardens in Bushwick and Central Brooklyn! See what’s going on in your neighborhood gardens! Watch chickens up close! Hear the stories behind these green spaces and connect with your community!
Guided bike and walking tours begin at 2 pm at Concerned Citizens of Grove Street Community Garden: 72 Grove Street (between Bushwick Ave. and Evergreen Ave.). Please arrive at 1:30 to check in, hear opening remarks from Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, collect your BQLT swag, look around the garden, and enjoy the Grove Street block party!
Note: Google Maps might automatically direct to 16-72 Grove St. in Ridgewood, Queens. This is not the location of the tour!
Tours will visit the following gardens for approximately 10 minutes each:
Following the tours, join us for a reception, 5 – 7 pm at People’s Garden: 1237-1241 Broadway, Bushwick 11221
We are thrilled that Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams will be joining us! Mr. Adams is a strong supporter of community gardens, an avid bicyclist, and enthusiastic about healthy plant-based eating.
Thank you to the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development and the NYC Council for their continuous support of our organization. Thank you to Haiti Cultural Exchange for a beautiful continuous partnership to bring lovely Haitian culture through art, music and dance to our community gardens.
This event is FREE and all are welcome. Donations help BQLT continue to improve these gardens for the community we all share.
$10 suggested donation for tour
All who register receive a free BQLT water bottle (while supplies last)!
All donations of $10 or more receive a BQLT t-shirt (while supplies last)!
$5 suggested donation for food
**This event will take place light rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, we will postpone to Saturday, September 22. Registrants will be notified by 9:30 am the day of in the event of rescheduling. Donations will be non-refundable, but registrants can claim their swag by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.**
We ask all bikers to wear a helmet and please abide by NYC Biking Rules. If you are participating in the bicycle tour, here are some general resources:
Bring sunscreen, bug spray, and bike lights!