Sustainable L.E.S. Community Bike Tour
& Garden Party
UNION SQUARE SOUTH
Sat, May 23 2:00 pm
Join members and friends of the 4th Street Food Co-Op for a leisurely,
two-wheeled tour of sustainable community in the Lower East Side.
Ending (at around 4:00) at the 4th Street food Co-op and on to
Childrenâ€™s Magical Garden (corner of Norfolk and Stanton) for
refreshments with the kids!
In the years of the City’s neglect of the Lower East Side, local
residents, activists and homesteaders reclaimed abandoned buildings
and lots to create a vibrant community of environmental and social
responsibility. Despite the continuing struggles against
gentrification and development, many of these places continue to
thrive and actively contribute to the community. This tour will visit
gardens, community centers, compost drop off sites, and various other
co-operative grassroots endeavors which are now lost, saved or still
struggling for survival. The ride will start at Union Square South,
last about 2-3 hours, cover around 3 miles.