Live Music and Food at People’s Garden After the Tour

BQLT 7th Annual Bike & Walking Tour

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Check-in: 1:30 PM | Concerned Citizens of Grove St. Community Garden
Tours Depart: 2:00 PM | 72 Grove St, Brooklyn

Tour Ends: 5:00 PM | The People's Garden
End of Tour Reception: 5:00 PM | 1237 - 1241 Broadway, Brooklyn

Catered by Woke Foods, Live Music by Haiti Cultural Exchange & Ricky Quiñones duo

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Post-Tour Festivities

Haiti Cultural Exchange Presents Strings N Skins!

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

strings n skins

Haiti Cultural Exchange is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop, present and promote the cultural expressions of the Haitian people. 

Ricky Quiñones duo to Perform at People's Garden

We are also excited to have Ricardo and Jeremy perform live as well at the People's Garden following Haiti Cultural Exchange! 

ricardo quinones

More About the Artist

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.

Dominican Eats by Woke Foods!

The women-owned plant-based Dominican food co-op Woke Foods will cater the event at the People's Garden. 

pastelon via woke foods food via woke foods

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:

Images sourced from Woke Foods Instagram: @wokefoods.

Day of the Tour

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

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


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