May 14, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Siempre Verde Garden, Stanton Street at Attorney Street

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by artist David Wander

We’re shooting for Over the Rainbow with a great Lag B’Omer holiday themed family program that also celebrates Mothers Day and Lower East Side History Month. So come one, come all!

We’ll be going outside to the Siempre Verde Community Garden. Our extraordinary art and music teachers will help children decorate pots and place seeds in them to create Mothers Day presents. There will be marshmallow roasting and other fun activities.

Lag B’Omer is an outdoors Jewish holiday that joyously marks the halfway point of counting the days between two important festivals: Passover (Pesach), which is associated with the barley harvest, and Shevuot, the wheat harvest. The bow and rainbow are symbols associated with Lag B’Omer and with the promise, or covenant of a green world.

Bad weather: No problem; we’ll be indoors at the Shul, and bring nature in with us.

– Stanton Street Shul

The Siempre Verde Garden reemerged in 2012, when two small parcels of public land were reinvigorated by neighbors who met via 596 Acres. Volunteers replaced rubble with 20 tons of soil and wood chips, then cultivated planting beds, veggie boxes and ivy covered walls to establish a beautiful garden. Operated with the assistance of GreenThumb, a program of the New York City Department of Parks, all are welcome to enjoy this healthy green space, explore sustainable living and strengthen community bonds. We welcome visitors and gardeners!

The Stanton Street Shul is a historic immigrant tenement shul built in 1913 by a small congregation from the town of Brzezan. They were joined by other Galitzianer immigrants from the towns of Rymanov and Blujzhev. All of these towns were in the eastern part of the Austria Hungarian Empire before World War I, and were part of Poland before World War II. The Lower East Side is changing rapidly; today the synagogue has a young congregation that deeply values its immigrant connections. Check out our Facebook page and website to find out about our many events and weekly services.

Activity Address:
180 and 181 Stanton Street

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