Thursday, June 10, 2010

First Growth Benefit for First Street Green

First Street Green will work with the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) to transform the DPR-owned vacant lot at 33 East First Street in Manhattan into a garden and cultural space.  

The lot has been derelict for many years and continues to be a serious health hazard to the neighborhood due to a persistent long-term rat infestation. After demolishing a derelict building that stood on the lot, the City of New York paved over the rubble that fell into the basement, creating harborage for the rats. 

First Street Green needs to raise funds and community support to rid the block of this dangerous problem and to enrich the neighborhood culturally. Their goal is to remove the rubble and create a simple-to-maintain garden and cultural space that will provide a sculpture garden with temporary installations. 

FRIDAY JUNE 25, 2010 
35 East 1st Street (btw. 1st & 2nd Ave.)
Starting at 6pm.

Artworks for sale to benefit First Street Green Community Sculpture Park

For additional information contact Ann Shostrom or Scott Pfaffman at

Peter Drake
Tough Dad
Acrylic on Canvas mounted on Panel
12 x 11 inches

*all proceeds to First Street Green

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