BEDFORD-STUYVESANT — End a day of pruning with some beers at a volunteer gardening and happy hour get-together this spring.
As part of the New York Restoration Project’s “Twigs & Swigs” program, participants can beautify their blocks and socialize with neighbors at a local bar after donating their time.
Volunteers will meet on June 4 at Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, where they’ll help mulch, care for nearby street tree pits, remove litter and assist in other greening activities.
Described as “neighborhood greening with a social twist,” Twigs & Swigs launched in 2015 as a new initiative to engage millennials in volunteering with the city nonprofit, according to Rosemarie Miner, NYRP’s volunteer programs coordinator.
The events are held in partnership with The Bronx Brewery and the happy hour follows for participants ages 21 and older with a complimentary brew.
All gardening tools will be provided and closed-toed shoes are required.
NYRP will continue the citywide program with events in the Bronx and Bushwick through the summer. For more information, visit their website here.
The next “Twigs & Swigs” will be held on June 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Jane Bailey Memorial Garden, 327 Greene Ave., between Franklin and Classon avenues. RSVP online to volunteer.