Honoring Sharon Casdin
New York Flower Show™ 2018

On April 24th, we had the pleasure of honoring Sharon Casdin at our New York Flower Show™ Dinner Dance. Sharon Casdin has been a dedicated supporter of The Hort for almost 20 years, serving as Vice Chair on our Board of Trustees for the past 10 years. Sharon’s generosity and enthusiasm about The Hort’s work has made an incredible impact on the progress and growth of our social service programs. Her commitment has inspired others to join our cause and support our mission to sustain the vital connection between people and plants. We value Sharon’s contributions to The Hort and her commitment to making New York City a greener environment for all.

As Jared Goss, Chairman of our Board of Directors noted, Sharon’s “generosity, and support have helped us grow and flourish; your wonderful connections, depth of knowledge, and breadth of vision have helped us achieve so much in terms of our programs and mission. We are so lucky to have you in our Hort family and we are proud to recognize your more-than 20 years of commitment. Without everything you do, Sharon, none of what we do would be possible.”

Thank you to everyone who joined us. And a very special thank you to Sharon, whose dedication in promoting horticulture and specifically The Hort, has helped us change lives.

Warmly,

Sara Hobel

Click here to view more photos from the Flower Show
Click here to read more about the Flower Show on the New York Social Diary

OPEN CALL for the 21st Annual New York Flower Show™ Dinner Dance

We are looking for 30 creative designers to make stunning and imaginative table designs that will create a magical ambiance in The Cotillion Room at The Pierre Hotel on Tuesday, April 24th.


The Annual New York Flower Show™ Dinner Dance is a tradition of dining for a cause surrounded by exquisite floral arrangements donated by New York City’s top designers. This event brings together plants, people, and purpose; to raise vital funds for The Hort’s education, urban greening and horticultural therapy programs that provide nutrition, rehabilitation and nature to under served communities throughout New York City.

 

PARTICIPATION PERKS
• Potential collaborations! Tap into your vibrant creative community by connecting with neighboring designers for potential collaborations and other exciting opportunities

• Potentials clients! Approximately 300 affluent members of the New York Community attend each year who have an appreciation for horticulture and promote our mission: to connect people with plants for the benefit of all

• Social features! With a growing Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter following, we love promoting supporters on our social media

• Listing on all promotional materials, including a press release, website, program, and post-event coverage

 

PAST DESIGNERS

 

 

For more information, contact Jessica at jcloutier@thehort.org.

Fall 2017 Workshops, Cooking Classes, and Free Activities with NYdigs

Looking for something to do? Stop by the Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park Greenhouse and Classroom to join The Hort’s NYdigs program for workshops, classes, and activities. Find information about some of our popular fall events below.

Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park is located at 679 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10031

Workshops and Cooking Classes

Workshops and classes have a limited number of tickets, please register online or at the greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park

Sensational Thanksgiving Sides: Healthy Twists on Classic Sides

Tuesday, November 14th | 6:30pm | All Ages | $10
Create delicious autumn-inspired side dishes perfect for the holidays or any day! In this course, you will explore different techniques, spice combinations, and preparation styles that will take a standard dish to the next level.

Register for this class

 

Fall Fermented Vegetables

Thursday, November 16th | 6:30pm | All Ages | $20
In this course we will cover the basic science behind making ferments focusing on using fall veggies: beets, turnips, pumpkins, and more. We will talk about why it’s good for you, and we’ll teach you how to make it yourself. If you are interested in Old World food preservation, gut health, or fermentation in general, this is the class for you!

Register for this class

 

International Breads: Sourdough, Injera, Idlis, and Dosas

Thursday, December 7th | 6:30pm | All Ages | $20
This class will explore the history, health benefits, and learn how to make Idlis(South Indian breakfast cake), Injera (Ethiopian flatbread), and Dosa (fermented crepe).

Register for this class

 

Artisanal Pizza & Toppings: Pesto, Ricotta, and More

Tuesday, January 16th 2018 | 6:30pm | All Ages | $10
Discover the art of pizza making and topping selection with this hands-on course. You will learn how to make artisanal pizza topped with house-made ricotta, kale, pumpkin, and more!

Register for this class

 

Free Activities and Events

The following programs are free and open to the public – no registration required.

Tea Time
Tuesdays | 10am-12pm | All Ages | Free
From hibiscus to green, make your own delicious & organic, herbal tea that will refresh and rejuvenate. Taste your tea with a book in the greenhouse or take it home with you!

Kid’s Nature Crafts
Saturdays | 11am – 1pm | Ages 3 – 10 | Free
Come by the greenhouse for kid-friendly, nature-inspired crafts, up-close critter investigations, garden books and more!

A Walk in the Park
Saturdays | 1pm – 2pm | All Ages | Free
Go on a walk and explore the environment of Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park. We will discuss the park wildlife, include binoculars for bird watching, and end with tea in the greenhouse.
*Weather Permitting

DIY: All-Natural Salve
November 21| 1pm – 2pm | Ages 18+ | Free
December 5, 19 | 1 pm – 2pm | Ages 18+ | Free
Salves are the perfect way to ward off the dry, cold season. Learn how herbal salves can protect and heal your skin. Take one home with you, too!

Print Making with Nature: Holiday Cards
December 1, 15 | 1pm – 2pm | All Ages | Free
Using leaves, petals, and other natural material, learn the basics of print making and how to incorporate the found material. Everyone gets to make a card to take home.

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Fordham Foodie Fridays & Myrtle-Wyckoff Mini Market

 Fordham Plaza & Myrtle-Wyckoff Plaza will Host Popular Vendors on Fridays

 

As part of a pilot program for concessions in NYC Department of Transportation Public Plazas, the Queens Night Market and the Neighborhood Plaza Program, a program of The Horticultural Society of New York, are collaborating to host food and art/merchandise vendors on Fridays in Fordham Plaza in the Bronx and Myrtle/Wyckoff Plaza on the border of Brooklyn and Queens.

Starting on August 25th, local vendors, many of which are popular participants at the Queens Night Market, will set up all day in these busy commercial and commuter hubs.

The goal of “Foodie Fridays at Fordham” and “Myrtle/Wyckoff Mini Market” is to create activity in new or underutilized plazas while gathering important data on plaza usage, and also to provide a low-cost, low-risk vending opportunity for local entrepreneurs, artists, and makers.

“This is a great opportunity to get more involved in community spaces and provide more exposure and points-of-sale for small local businesses,” said John Wang, founder of the Queens Night Market and vendor coordinator for the pilot program.

At Fordham Plaza, jibaritos from the Jibarito Shack, palatas from Burmese Bites, freshly fried potato skewers from Twisted Potato, Asian buns from C Bao, and jerk chicken from Sunrise Catering will aspire to feed the hungry commuters and students returning from summer break.

Offerings at Myrtle/Wyckoff Plaza will include Portuguese pasteis de nata from Joey Bats Sweets, Puerto Rican pastelillos from Lily’s Sweet and Salty, Italian beef sandwiches from 2nd City Beef, and curated gifts from August Tree.

Vendors interested in participating can email vendor@queensnightmarket.com for details.


Fordham Plaza (E. Fordham Road and E. 189th Street) is a major transit and commercial hub in the Bronx. It sits at the crossroads of 12 local and regional bus lines, the fourth busiest Metro North train station, Fordham University’s Rose Hill Campus with almost 7,000 students, Roosevelt Educational Campus with 6,800 elementary and high school students, and Fordham Road, which is traveled by 80,000 pedestrians daily.

Myrtle/Wyckoff sits directly outside the busy Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs Station on the L- and M-lines on the edge of Brooklyn and Queens, is served by at least 6 bus lines, and is flanked by busy retail corridors. This new plaza has up to 700 pedestrians per hour in natural foot traffic.

The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring up to 100 independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale performances, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens. It averages over 8,000 visitors each Saturday, bringing people from all over NYC to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

The Horticultural Society’s Neighborhood Plaza Program provides sanitation, horticulture and technical assistance services to 14 “high-need” pedestrian plazas. Under contract to NYCDOT, NPP works closely with Plaza Partners and ACE New York to nurture a robust network of neighborhood plazas across the city.