Oct 26
Workshop

Construct a Hoophouse (Greenhouse)

10:30am to 3:30pm, Flatbush, Brooklyn

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will lead you through building a basic greenhouse for your community garden.

Part of our DIY Green Blocks Workshops, sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Sep 21
Workshop

Construct a Hoophouse (Greenhouse)

10:30am to 3:30pm, Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant

Join us for a hands-on workshop that will lead you through building a basic greenhouse for your community garden.

Part of our DIY Green Blocks Workshops, sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Jul 27
Workshop

Extend Your Gardening Season

Grow vegetables through early winter.

10:30am to 1:30pm

Want to keep your garden growing through December? Plan now. Learn about cold frames, raised bed covers, planting schedules, and what vegetables can weather a little cold.

Sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Aug 01
Grant Deadline

Hurricane Relief Grants Deadline

6:45am

Citizens Committee is awarding grants of $2,000 to support volunteer-led hurricane relief efforts.

We are offering this short-term, high-impact Hurricane Relief Grants opportunity because we understand that Sandy relief efforts go beyond the immediate aftermath. 

Download the application.

Dec 07
Workshop

Grassroots Fundraising

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Support your group's work with community fundraising efforts.

Learn how to raise money from your neighbors. We'll share specific messaging strategies and fundraising ideas to appeal to your local community. Whether it's garden party or a bake sale, we’ll help you find a strategy that works for you.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Nov 23
Workshop

Navigating City Government

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Learn how city government functions and how to have your community issues addressed.

De-mystify the inner workings of the City of New York—and get a tip or two on how to make the city's process more efficient for you. We'll share our frustrations and success stories—and listen to yours. Come away with clarity, confidence, and the experience of someone who’s been there before.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Nov 09
Workshop

Media Tools

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Increase public support for your group by framing your message and alerting local media.

You read about a music camp in your local paper, or heard about a vertical garden on NY1. Whether it's through print, radio or TV, you can get the word out about your project—and inspire others to spring into action, too. This workshop will teach you how to write a compelling press release, host a press conference, and otherwise frame your message in a way that grabs the spotlight—and gets people involved.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Oct 19
Workshop

Group Structure

11:00am to 2:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Build and maintain an effective neighborhood association or community group.

Learn how to work together and address issues as a group. A structure that works for a block association in Bedford-Stuyvesant might not work well for a youth organization in Highbridge. You'll learn about different ways to organize your group in a way that meets your needs and supports your work.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Sep 28
Workshop

Build a Rain Harvesting System for Your Garden

10:30am to 3:30pm, Brooklyn, Flatbush

Learn how to design and construct a rain harvesting system that is appropriate for your garden.

Part of our DIY Green Blocks Workshops, sponsored by the generous support of the National Grid Foundation. 

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

Sep 21
Workshop

Community Organizing

11:00am to 3:00pm, Downtown Manhattan

Bring neighbors together to work on issues that matter to you.

Our most popular workshop gives a comprehensive overview of how to bring about meaningful community change. You’ll learn how to address your neighborhood's most pressing needs—and target specific solutions. You'll gain tools you can use to craft a mission statement, strategize your action plan, recruit volunteers, and even build alliances.

Part of our Neighborhood Leadership Institute.

RSVP is required.

To register, please contact Wilfredo at wflorentino@citizensnyc.org / 212-822-9568.

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