Leverich Family Burial Ground: Unlocked and Reimagined


Getting there…

 

Location

Enter thru alley at 35th Avenue and 71st Street.

 

Calendar of Activities

Saturday, August 1st

Day 1: Unlocking the Space

Potluck cover

Before the summer gets the best of us, let’s get together with our neighbors to celebrate summer in Jackson Heights. Join us at the Jackson Heights Summer Potluck! Bring a friend and share your favorite bites and non-alcoholic drinks. A good opportunity to meet and reconnect with neighbors and fellow arts and culture folks in the area. This potluck is co-hosted by Gonzalo Casals, a Jackson Heights neighbor. We will provide blankets, plates, cups, utensils, coffee and dessert.

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Saturday, August 8th

Day 2: Restoring the Landscape

Leverich Day 2

It’s time to get a little dirty and pick up gloves, a rake or a shovel. We will restore the landscape by removing weeds and planting seeds. Learn how to make a seed bomb and help us design the flower gardens!

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Saturday, August 15th

Day 3: Seeding Common Ground

Leverich Aug 15-27

Join us to design and plant additional flower gardens. Local photographer and sunflower gardener Rodrigo Salazar, will break ground for the new sunflower community garden. Coffee, juice and snacks will be provided! Bring a friend to give a helping hand or just come to make new neighbors!

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Saturday, August 22nd

Day 4: Welcoming the Pollinators

Leverich Day 4

We have a full day of cross-pollinating activities, including gardening, a public art installation, community dialogue and learning:

– guest artist Lina Montoya and the ELE EME Project will visit us from Staten Island with the traveling butterfly installation Mariposas Amarillas,

– local artists Carlos Martinez and Beatriz Gil will host a community dialogue in the new AGORA,

– New New Yorkers Program will present Social Practice 101 with Sol Aramendi, a conversation about art and community engagement with Híbridos Collective (program in Spanish),

– gardeners and volunteers will design and plant new flower gardens.

We will provide coffee, fruits, juice and snacks! Bring a friend to give a helping hand or just come to make new neighbors!

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Saturday, August 29th

Day 5: A Community in Bloom

Leverich Day 5

Join our new garden community this Saturday for a full day of cross-pollinating activities:

– local artist Carlos Amador a.k.a. Honexl Art​ will unveil the first mural in the entrance of the cemetery called Pachamama,

– guest artist Lina Montoya and the LMProject​ will complete the installation of Mariposas Amarillas​,

– a historian of the Leverich Family Burial Ground​ will visit us to meet and greet the community,

– local artists Carlos Martinez and Beatriz Gil will continue hosting a community dialogue in the new AGORA,

– gardeners and volunteers will finalize the clean-up, plant new flower gardens, and design landscape features.

We will provide coffee, fruits, water, juice and snacks! Bring a friend to give a helping hand or just come to make new neighbors!

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Jackson Heights Post
Neighborhood group to revitalize abandoned cemetery, convert into community space
 
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Unlock and Re-Imagine Historic Abandoned Cemetery in Jackson Heights
 
Queens Crap
Leverich Family Burial Ground is being put to better use