Monthly Archives: July 2011

“A Little Piece of Paradise in the Shadow of BQE”

On July 15, Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Jeanne B. Mullgrav and NYC Chief Service Officer Diahann Billings-Burford visited Center for Family Life’s 64th Street Community Garden project to mark the launch of the third annual Summer of Service Initiative. The project, led by the Center’s PS 503/PS 506 Neighborhood Center Director John KixMiller, engages youth and adults inSunsetPark to renovate and maintain the garden, including beautifying the area, fixing gardening beds, and planting, tending to and harvesting crops. The project also hosts a series of events, including the “Fresh Food Festival” in August, to raiseSunsetPark residents’ awareness of this green space and the importance of healthy nutrition.   Continue reading


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