Last Saturday, my grandson and I planted a number of flowers in my garden. He made a new friend (Mr. Worm) and got his hands dirty! He’s definitely into nature, and for that, I am grateful. The day after Easter Sunday, tulips, daffodils and crocuses emerged brightening up the garden and the front of my house. Have you begun getting your hands dirty? I hope your week was blessed, restful and, if you were able to hang out with your children on Spring break, enjoyable.
Before I go into the weekend events, I want to remind you that there are only a few more days till April 15! If you haven’t done so yet, the New York Public Library in Staten Island is offering FREE tax preparation at the following branches: Richmondtown--Tuesday from 11-3, St.
Are you in the mood yet to get your hands into the soil and start preparing your garden? I turned my compost and saw plenty of worms fertilizing the dirt. If they are ready, I am, too!
Celebrate Spring by picking up your FREE fruit tree as part of the MillionTreesNYC. Pre-register at www.nyrp.org/treegiveaways. Upcoming dates and venues are as follows:
4/4, 10:30-12:30, at Rab’s Country Lanes, 1600 Hylan Blvd. 4/25, 11-1, at TD Bank, 1600 Forest Ave. 5/2, 9-11, at Greenbelt Conservancy, 2 Eaton Pl., Carousel For All Children, Willowbrook Park. 5/2, 1-3, at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terr.
Friday, 4/3 from 2-4, the NYPD 120th Precinct Community Council is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and Hop at Tappen Park, Bay St., Water St.,
Spring has sprung! I actually see green in my yard, buds on the trees and the crocus has begun to show itself. Have you started Spring cleaning? Nope, I haven’t either! On Saturday, 3/28 from noon – 3:00, you will have a chance to Stop ‘N’ Swap at Christ Church in New Brighton at 76 Franklin Ave. It is sponsored by GrowNYC.org/Swap, an outreach and education program of the Department of Sanitation. So bring your clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, electronics, books and toys that you no longer need. And take home something new to you, FREE. P.S. You don’t have to bring something to take something! How is that for a deal? I have a few bags already packed to swap. For further information, call 212-788-0226 or email