Join us for the festivities after the tour to listen to the Classical, Pop, Traditional and Urban sounds from the Brooklyn-based band Strings N Skins, through our partnership with Haiti Cultural Exchange.
Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people.
We are also excited to have Ricardo and Jeremy perform live as well at the People's Garden following Haiti Cultural Exchange!
Ricardo Quiñones began playing guitar at the age of ten on a three-string garage sale find, thus beginning a lifelong love affair with the instrument and it's possibilities. This fascination with the guitar eventually found him playing, writing and collaborating with a wide range of musically kindred spirits including Alicia Keys, India Arie, Sade, Luther Vandross, Brooklyn-based Afro-beat band Antibalas, and others. Ricky played with the Broadway production FELA which opened in 2009 and continues to grace stages internationally, including most recently a series of performances in Lagos, Nigeria.
The women-owned plant-based Dominican food co-op Woke Foods will cater the event at the People's Garden.
Their food is influenced by the flavors of the Dominican Republic, and prepared with plant-based ingredients -- in other words: no meat. They are a socially conscious, sustainable green food business. Visit their website for more info on the co-op, as well as recipes and more: wokefoods.com.
Images sourced from Woke Foods Instagram: @wokefoods.
Meet us at 1:30 pm at Concerned Citizens of Grove Street for check-in, where you will pick up your free BQLT water bottle. If you donate $10 or more, you will also receive a free BQLT Bike & Walking Tour t-shirt while supplies last. These are exclusively for this year’s tour, so you don’t want to miss out! The tour departs at 2:00 pm, and concludes with festivities from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the People’s Garden featuring live performances by Haiti Cultural Exchange and the Ricky Quiñones duo, and food catered by Woke Foods. All gardens participating in the tour will be open from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the day.
**The tour will take place rain or shine. Severe/hazardous weather will result in the event’s cancellation. In this case, registered participants will be notified via email by 8:30 am on the day of the tour. T-shirts will be available by pick up by appointment.**
BQLT’s gardens give community members access to critical green space in our environment. Our gardeners produce fruits, herbs, and vegetables while fostering a sense of community identity, ownership, and stewardship. These community gardens also provide safe outdoor spaces for children and families to play and interact. Our values reflect community engagement and involvement in community gardens.
We are looking for volunteers on the day of! If you’d like to volunteer, please reach out to the office at 718.963.7020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Thanks to Haiti Cultural Exchange for a beautiful continuous partnership to bring lovely Haitian culture through art, music and dance to our community gardens. 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