Jefferson Market Garden Newsletter
Volume 13, Number 2 
Summer 2014     

Garden Events

 Adopt a Pot
September 20-21, 2014
  11 am - 6 pm

   harvest festival
Bring children to our Free Annual Harvest Festival
Pumpkins & Cookies by
October 11, 2014

Bring children to our
Music Program
sponsored by
TD Bank
A Children's Garden of Music
2 pm
October 12 & 19, 2014

Stay tuned: 
Holiday Tree Lighting 
sponsored by 
date and time 
 to be announced

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Fredda Tone photo
Photo Gallery
2014 Events

Rose Garden Renewal

Samantha Herron photo     
Susan Sipos, Carlos Suarez & Elizabeth Butson at Claudette

Festival of Flowers

 Colleen Rubino photo     

Jeff Power photo   
Christine Gros & 6th Precinct NYC Law Enforcement Explorers

Garden Party

Gary & Patricia Weathersbee &  Martin Hutner

Janice Friedman Trio

Anne Heaney & Linda Camardo 
Bill Thomas
Fine Art Photography Exhibit

Laurie Moody photo    
Art by Bill Thomas in the Garden

Fine Art Photography artist  
Bill Thomas

In the Summer, In the City

Our Oasis

Jefferson Market Garden 

 Linda Camardo photo   
     What a summer!  Every day, Garden
visitors from our community and from far around the globe express their appreciation for the lush beauty and peace they find here.
      Of course Mother Nature has been kind, but behind the scenes
our visionary Horticulturist/
Garden Designer Susan Sipos has been directing our dedicated Monday Garden Volunteers to plant, prune, weed, deadhead and sweep.
     All our thriving flowers, shrubs and trees require hand watering in addition to our irrigation system. This takes constant attention and muscle. We thank them all for their hands and hearts that helped to turn our winter-damaged Garden into the luxuriant verdant oasis we now see.
Garden Volunteer Sam Wilder
     In order for admirers to experience the Garden from inside as well as outside, a corps of volunteer Gate Greeters spend two or more hours a week keeping the gates open, welcoming our visitors and answering questions. 

     To add to our visitors' experience, Eric Oxendine offered classical guitar two afternoons a week.

     In a special event in early September, Bill Thomas displayed his fine art photos and cards in a Garden Art Exhibit to benefit the Garden. 

The Colors of Paradise: photo by Bill Thomas

     At the same time, many more unseen volunteers prepare publications, create and maintain our social media, donate photos and art work, staff weddings and other Garden events, and our Board Members work on collaborations with other community organizations. 

    We appreciate the time and skills that so many of you give to the Garden.

   A special shout-out goes to noted weaver and ceramicist Marianne Yoors who has again
organized an opportunity for visitors to adopt a pot from Greenwich House Pottery
on September 20th & 21st.  The pots will be on view at a special opening event on Friday, September 19th. 

Garden Events for Children    

Colleen Rubino photo                             


     An important component of the Garden's mission is to provide free educational opportunities for community children.  During the school year, local school groups participate in Garden field trips led by Alexis Camp.  This Spring Christine Gros chaired the always successful  Children's Festival of Flowers and will chair our Fall Children's Harvest Festival 
on Saturday, October 11th.

     Bring children for free pumpkins from
Citarella! Free Crafts and Games provided with the assisstance of 6th Precinct's NYC Law Enforcement Explorers Troop, Post 2206 at the 6th Precinct led by Celines Lebron,  and several Garden Volunteers! Free entertainment provided by Frank Collerius and the Jefferson Market Library!    
    Now, with the support of TD Bank , we have added a new free music program specifically designed for children:  A Children's Garden of Music by the Borough of Manhattan Community College  Faculty Ensemble under the direction of Howard Meltzer, on Sundays, October 12th & 19th at 2 pm.

Linda Camardo photo     

     Our Garden flourishes because of all the support we get from our community in the contribution box, checks in the mail and from those who attended our first annual fund raising event hosted by Carlos Suarez at Claudette and chaired by Elizabeth Butson.
     Hurray for Garden Volunteers, Gate Greeters, individual donors, foundation and business  contributors, and everyone else who gives time and talent to our amazing Garden!  During the past 40 years, the alchemy of your support has transformed a rubble-strewn lot into our glorious Garden for the community.  We thank you all!
 George Paulos, Chair
    and the Jefferson Market Board

Friends' Garden Party 2014 

Enduring Beauty Since 1975

The Women's House of Detention(1938 photo) was demolished in 1973.  Its debris filled the empty lot.  The community rallied and Jefferson Market Garden opened in that space in 1975.

Celebrating 40 years in 2015

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Village Committee for the Jefferson Market Area
  Our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from the Office of the Attorney General, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271