|El Batey Opening May 15th!|
Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP) in North Philadelphia invites friends, community members and partners to celebrate the re-opening of one of its gardens, El Batey!
El Batey, meaning “place of gathering,” has been an integral piece of NSNP’s gardens since it opened in the 1990’s. Since then, community members, youth, and staff have gathered regularly in El Batey for the purposes of engaging, learning, and gathering with one another. Recognizing an opportunity to repurpose El Batey into a food producing space, NSNP enlisted key staff, volunteers, and youth interns to conceptualize and execute the El Batey Repurposing Project.
On Wednesday, May 15th, NSNP will be holding an areyto to welcome this new role for El Batey. An Areyto is Taino ceremony marking the passage of a momentous event, rousing the community in celebration through dance and music. Guests will be free to socialize and take tours of the space between 6 - 7 PM, with the Areyto ceremony taking place from 7 - 7:30 PM.
While attendance is free, space is limited, so please RSVP on our Eventbrite page to confirm!
|Recipes from Yuíza's Kitchen|
Check out this amazing project from our Garden Program! Next week Rafael will be traveling to Puerto Rico in search of lost family recipes, a journey he will share with us in the full-length documentary Recipes from Yuíza's Kitchen. Watch the trailer and donate today to this amazing project about food, culture, and identity!
|Garden Exploration Week!|
Bring your class for a fun environmental field trup during April 29th--May 3rd to Norris Square Neighborhood Project's beautiful urban gardens! Youth will have fun lessons on spring-time growing, participate in an awesome garden scavenger hunt, and do a garden craft! Lunch will also be provided from Chipotle Mexican Grill!! Field Trip Days are absolutely free!!
To reserve space for your class, contact NSNP's awesome Education Director, Rebecca Mulligan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-634-2227! Garden Week will take place in NSNP's gardens at 2240 N. 2nd Street. Contact Rebecca for more information or a registration form!
|Youth & Rebellion Art Show with Art Factory|
Join Art Factory on Friday, February 1st at Goldilocks Gallery, 723 Chestnut St.!
We are starting off the new year to show the hard works of youths' art, creativity, and rebellion against the days of today, tomorrow and yesterday.
RSVP on Facebook here and be sure to invite your friends!
|We are hiring!!!|
Norris Square Neighborhood Project
is a community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all ages.
CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO OF THE DAY!
Published on January 18, 2013
Learn about how Councilman O'Neill's proposed amendment to Philadelphia's new zoning bill will have negative consequences for Philadelphia's community gardens. Contact your District Councilman and voice your opposition to this amendment! Credit to Laura Deutch for allowing us to use footage from her interview with Tomasita Romero.