Going Green in Lower Manhattan

It’s that time of year again, so spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers and join us for our upcoming two “green” events this month.

On Wednesday, October 10th, we are giving away more than 4,000 geraniums from Bowling Green Park as part of our Adopt A Geranium event. The event runs from 10 AM to noon, and all people need to do is line up and get a geranium, which they can bring to their office or home!

And then, on Saturday, October 20th, the Downtown Alliance returns to Bowling Green Park for our annual Fall Community Planting Day– where we plant thousands of tulips and ornamental kale.  We could use about 100 volunteers to help out that morning from 10 AM to noon, so feel free to join us and bring your family and friends.

Both events are part of the Downtown Alliance’s Going Green Downtown initiative, which is dedicated to building an environmentally sustainable Lower Manhattan. Both events are co-sponsored by Con Edison, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, New York City Council Member Margaret Chin, Community Board 1, FiDi Association, Whole Foods and GrowNYC.

To view the Adopt a Geranium Invitation, please click here. To view the Fall Community Planting Day Invitation, click here. Please feel free to share information about both events.

No need to RSVP for the Adopt A Geranium event. RSVPs for the October 20TH can be sent to ContactUs@DowntownNY.com.