THIS WEEKEND: Red Shed Garden Summer Barbecue & Block Party!

Given that yours truly was not appointed with anything resembling a green thumb I have a genuine appreciation for those who do. Thus why I am pleased as punch to pass along that the folks at Red Shed Garden will be having their annual Summer Barbecue and block party this upcoming Saturday, June 23rd! Those of you who are unfamiliar with this lovely endeavor can get a taste by perusing the following (granted, a few years old) slide show below.

Any and all who have the opportunity do swing by and see Red Shed Garden for yourselves. Not only will you be supporting a great cause but chances are you will have a lot of fun in the process!

Red Shed Garden Barbecue & Block Party
Saturday, June 23, 2012 starting at 1:00 p.m.
266 Skillman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Williamsburg Photo du Jour: Red Shed Garden

Mike and friends take a little break from gardening.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Photos Du Jour: East Williamsburg Gothic

Yesterday, despite my better judgment (90+ degree weather and the aftermath of a cold do not mix), I took a walk. I went to the no-man’s land some call Greenpoint and others call East Williamsburg. Over the years I have developed a cynical disdain neighborhood taxonomy. This is due in large part to the real estate industry.

What I saw was the past, present and future of north Brooklyn. Do we, as a community, want to be the same or enjoy being different? Should we accept derelict testaments to speculation and greed such as 64 Maspeth Avenue as being a fact of life?

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Shots From The Red Shed Garden

July 11, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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As the (relative) dearth of postage today probably indicates, I spent the day away from the keyboard and out enjoying this unseasonably delightful weather. Among the numerous things on my itinerary was the Red Shed Garden fundraiser and barbecue. When the Mister and I arrived the event was in full swing. While he was getting his fill of sausage from Emily’s Pork Store I took a little tour of the premises. If it is possible I’d say they have really topped themselves this year; it was lush and teeming with all manner and variety of tasty foodstuffs (and Brussels sprouts). But don’t take my word for it— see for yourself!

Any of you who are interested to learn how you can become a part of this bona fide urban oasis click here and you will be directed to the Red Shed Garden’s Yahoo group.

Miss Heather

New York Shitty Day Ender: Red Shed Barbecue & Fundraiser Tomorrow!

July 10, 2009 ·
Filed under: Greenpoint Magic, Williamsburg 

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I have learned via the Community Board 1 Yahoo group that the Red Shed Garden— arguably one of the most breathtaking community gardens in Williamspoint— will be having a barbecue and fundraiser tomorrow, July 11, starting at 1:00 p.m. Per their web site here’s a few of the delights which will await you:

…burgers from Lorimer Market, sausages from Emily’s Pork Store and raffle prizes from Sel de Mer (dinner for two, anyone?), Brooklyn Kitchen , Treehouse , Brooklynski , Abhyasa Yoga Center and Stencil 1.

Those of you who are looking for something inexpensive to do tomorrow (that benefits a really good cause, I will add) really should swing by and check this event out. What these people have done with this site (which formerly housed a gas station) is absolutely amazing. Follows is a slide show of some photographs I took a year ago to give you a better idea of what I am talking about. Enjoy!

Red Shed Barbecue & Fundraiser
Saturday, July 11, 2009 starting at 1:00 p.m.
Kingsland Avenue at Skillman Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

Red Shed Garden

I have walked by this community garden (which is located just across Kingsland Avenue from the Greenpoint Hospital) many times. This weekend, however, I was lucky enough to swing by while their volunteers were busy beautifying north Brooklyn. They were also kind enough to let me come in and take some pictures. My complete set can be found over at Flickr. Here are a few highlights.

I’m not too sure what this chap, the littlest volunteer at the Red Shed Garden, was doing. But whatever it was it required the use of a plastic baseball bat. Doing a spot of weeding, perhaps?

The work these people have done is really impressive. I for one loved the use of a wheelbarrow as a planter.

This is the beginners’ garden. Interesting Garden Spot Fact: the land currently occupied by Mary D’s Housing For Seniors on Eagle Street used to be a community garden. When Mary D’s was built it was promised there would be a community garden on the premises. There isn’t one. The garden you see on Eagle Street is for Mary D’s residents only.

Here’s a nice shot with the old Greenpoint Hospital in the background.

And of course what would a post about the Red Shed Garden be without featuring its namesake? Anyone who is interested in volunteering at this beautiful oasis nestled in the heart of uglyass condoville should contact the folks at Red Shed via their brand-spanking new web site.

Miss Heather

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