Weather Alert  

FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for * Portions of southern Connecticut, northeast New Jersey and southeast New York, including the following areas, in southern Connecticut, Northern Fairfield, Northern Middlesex, Northern New Haven, Northern New London, Southern Fairfield, Southern Middlesex, Southern New Haven and Southern New London. In northeast New Jersey, Eastern Bergen, Eastern Essex, Eastern Passaic, Eastern Union, Hudson, Western Bergen, Western Essex, Western Passaic and Western Union. In southeast New York, Bronx, Kings (Brooklyn), New York (Manhattan), Northeast Suffolk, Northern Nassau, Northern Queens, Northern Westchester, Northwest Suffolk, Orange, Putnam, Richmond (Staten Island), Rockland, Southeast Suffolk, Southern Nassau, Southern Queens, Southern Westchester and Southwest Suffolk. * Through this afternoon. * A rapidly developing low pressure system south of Long Island is expected to produce heavy rainfall across the region. Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts are possible. Rainfall rates may exceed one inch per hour at times, especially during this morning. The heaviest rainfall is expected to occur through early this afternoon. * Heavy rain may produce areas of flash flooding.

Hempstead Community Garden Grand Opening on Saturday, July 30: Green Revolution Begins in Hempstead

LongIsland.com

Hempstead residents and NYCC members will celebrate “grand opening” of community garden at Kennedy Park in Hempstead.

Print Email

The Hempstead Community Garden grand opening takes place at 11 AM on Saturday, July 30, 2016.

Photo by: New York Communities for Change.

Hempstead, NY - July 30, 2016 - Hempstead residents and NYCC members will celebrate “grand opening” of community garden at Kennedy Park in Hempstead.  Hempstead residents starting green revolution in Hempstead. Community garden hopes to be the beginning of a community garden movement in Hempstead.

Attending the event includes Hempstead residents, New York Communities for Change and Deputy Mayor Luis Figueroa. The event takes place on Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11 AM at Kennedy Park, located at 335 Greenwich Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550 (next to pool at Kennedy Park).

Numerous studies repeatedly prove that adults and children participating in community garden consume more fruits and vegetables that do not. Community gardens also have the potential to decrease the barriers to consuming fruit and vegetables in low-income communities. Community garden enhanced nutrition curriculum improves the nutrition knowledge of children and their preference for some vegetables. Community gardens are also one way residents can beautify low income neighborhoods, improve access to fresh produce and engage youth. Gardens also help in addressing the problems associated with vacant lots and blight.