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Re: [environment-289] Roving Garden Party - - Sat, June 16

From: Cathy
Sent on: Tuesday, June 5, 2007 7:18 PM

I agree it's an interesting group with lots of events (this one is on the calendar along with a few others) :) 
Don't forget that all that if there's an event that you want to go to, feel free to post on the message board to see if others want to go with you

Andreas <[address removed]> wrote:
Great one Robyn!

Time's Up is ... well, great!  They focus mostly on ?Bicycle Liberation? and also on socio/environmental causes including local Community Gardens and democratized transportation.  The Village Voice voted them Best of NYC 2006 (see below).  Probably best known for it's "loose" affiliation with the NYC Critical Mass bicycle rides which have been peaceful and in harmony with the city for most of their 20 years, they recently did a Press Release in November pointing to the estimate that Bloomberg administration spent more than $1.32 million to suppress the monthly 2-hour group bike rides, Critical Mass, from 09/2004 - 08/2006.  Bicycles don't stop traffic, they ARE traffic.

Let's help save some gardens!
TIME'S UP! is a New York City-based not-for-profit direct-action environmental group that uses events and educational programs to promote a more sustainable, less toxic city.
TIME'S UP! campaigns support objectives shared globally and locally by people like you. We're community-based and all volunteer. It's easy to participate:

from their home page:

Sometimes you can gauge a gadfly's success by the backlash it creates. Drivers don't much care for members of Time's Up, especially when they're stuck behind the wheel as phalanxes of bicyclists cruise by during Critical Mass rallies (the last Friday of every month). Police don't much care for them either (remember that most traffic cops drive all day), and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly has tried to push through draconian protest rules that would have kept two or more bicyclists from riding together. All this only proves the effectiveness of the environmental-awareness group's in-your-face m.o. Time's Up encourages New Yorkers to get around on bikes or skates by showing us how wasteful and inconvenient it can be to navigate the city in a carbon-monoxide-spewing car.

On 6/5/07, Robyn <[address removed]> wrote:
I'm not familiar with this group, but it looks fun and interesting, so I thought I'd pass it along.

Title: Roving Garden Party!
Date: Saturday, June 16th, 2007
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Center of Tompkins Square Park
Summary: Join us to loudly celebrate the gardens saved, lost and endangered in the Lower East Side.
Details: On our second annual Roving Garden Party, the Rude Mechanical Orchestra will lead us on a parade to visit and celebrate the beautiful gardens that grow in the Lower East Side.

Come in your favorite garden-themed costume and bring plants, seeds and food to share! Party kicks off at 2:00 pm in Tompkins Square Park and continues to various gardens, lost, saved and endangered. We will end at a picnic-party at the Children's Magical Garden de Carmen Rubio, at the corner of Norfolk and Stanton. More details and participants to be announced.

To help plan our second annual Roving Garden Party, please email the Time's Up! garden committee at [address removed].

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