Wanna Cover It? Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens


Nevermind those pesky rats in the park; the latest pitch to come in via the Virtual Assignment Desk is unsullied natural splendor. The folks at LUNGS (Loisada United Neighborhood Gardens) are jazzing up the neighborhood’s community gardens in October, with an arts festival we’d like you to photograph. If you’re up for some garden-hopping, sign up to cover the story for The Local using our Open Assignments page. Here’s the information we received.

The “Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens” will take place the first weekend of October in community gardens on the Lower East Side. The Festival will kick off with an opening night party Friday evening, October 5. The Festival will continue in community gardens Saturday, October 6 and Sunday, October 7, from noon until 5 p.m. Each participating garden is designing its own unique and multi-dimensional arts program, with music, dance, performance, the visual arts and more planned. The Festival is free and open to all. The following gardens have already signed on, and more are expected to participate.

• Vamos a Sembrar, Ave B Btwn 12th St & 13th St
• Campos Gardens, 12th St Btwn Aves B & C
• 11BC Garden, 11th St Btwn Aves B & C
• 9C Garden, Ave C & 9th St
• La Plaza Cultural, Ave C & 9th St
• DeColores Community Garden and Cultural Yard, 8th St Btwn Aves B & C
• Green Oasis and Gilbert’s Sculpture Garden, 8th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Sam & Sadie Koenig Garden, 7th St Btwn Aves C & D
• El Jardin del Paraiso, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Parque De Tranquilidad, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Orchard Alley, 4th St Btwn Aves C & D
• Le Petit Versailles, 2nd St Btwn Aves B & C
• Children’s Magical Garden, Norfolk & Stanton Sts

As a neighborhood-centric event, the Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens will be fun, educational, entertaining, and imaginative. The Harvest Arts Festival in the Gardens is being organized by LUNGS (Loisada United Neighborhood Gardens). For more information contact Charles Krezell at CK@Wingflix.com or 917 514 2917 For Festival updates go to www.LUNGSNYC.org or join the LUNGS group on Facebook.

Volunteer here (make sure to filter posts by “pitch”) if you’d like to photograph this event. We do offer compensation for contributions.