COMING UP AT THE URBAN MEADOW:

The 2014 Season is here!
First Spring membership meeting: Sunday, April 6, 1 PM - The House of Pizza and Calzone, 132 Union Street bet. Hicks and Columbia

Our Spring garden clean up will be Sunday, April 13 10 AM-12 PM - there will be another meeting and orientation at the Urban Meadow after the clean up from 12:30-1:30.

April 5, 2014

Urban Meadow Spring 2014

We're looking forward to our 2014 season at the Urban Meadow Community Garden.  If you've been thinking about joining the Urban Meadow garden, now's the time. 

Our first Spring membership meeting: Sunday, April 6, 1 PM - The House of Pizza and Calzone, 132 Union Street bet. Hicks and Columbia.

Our Spring garden clean up will be Sunday, April 13 10 AM-12 PM - there will be another meeting and orientation at the Urban Meadow after the clean up from 12:30-1:30.

Both of these will be chances to renew memberships or join. The fee for the season per household is $25 (bring cash only please).   Our membership period will extend to the end of April.  The meetings are the best times to come to meeting other new and renewing members, pick up paperwork, pay the fee and pick up your keys.  If you know you want to join but cannot come to the meetings, write to us before April 30 at 
urbanmeadow@gmail.com.


Before joining, please read over About the Urban Meadow/Information on 
Joining thoroughly.





October 21, 2013

11th Annual Columbia Waterfront Halloween Party & Parade

You're invited to our neighborhood Columbia Waterfront Halloween Party and Parade - Sunday, October 27 10 am-12:30 at Mother Cabrini Playground, on President Street between Columbia and Van Brunt.  

The Underground Horns band will be leading the neighborhood costume parade around 11 am - come in costume, bring your children, bring percussion and get ready for a good time!  This event is organized by volunteer members of the Urban Meadow Community Garden - Baked goods, coffee and hot chocolate and Urban Meadow t-shirts will be for sale with proceeds benefiting the Urban Meadow.

September 14, 2013

Today! Tour the Columbia Waterfront Community Gardens - Saturday, 9/14

Saturday, September 2013- Come See What We're Growing!  Join us for a free, guided tour of all seven community gardens in the Columbia Waterfront District. The tour begins at 12 noon at the Human Compass Garden on the corner of Columbia and Sackett Streets then will proceed to: the Amazing Garden, the Summit Street Garden, the new Pirate's Cove Garden, the Backyard Garden, the over to the Urban Meadow and will wrap up at the South Brooklyn Children's Garden around 1:30.


August 30, 2013

Columbia Waterfront Community Gardens Tour & 5th Annual CW Fall Festival - September 14

On Saturday, September 14 from 12:00-1:30 pm, all of the community gardens in the Columbia Waterfront District will be part of a walking tour.  The Urban Meadow is very excited to participate in a joint event with the other beautiful gardens in the neighborhood, each with its own unique history and features. The guided tour will begin at the Human Compass Garden on the corner of Columbia Street and Sackett Streets and will make a stop at each of these gardens along the way: the Amazing Garden, Summit Street Garden, Pirate's Cove Garden, the Backyard Garden, the Urban Meadow and then will end at the South Brooklyn Children's Garden.  At each garden there will be current members to give a presentation about that garden, answer questions about what is going on in the garden and how to get involved.  Come see what we're growing!

The tour is happening on the same day as the 5th Annual Columbia Waterfront Fall Festival, a fun annual event celebrating our vibrant neighborhood and featuring food, local arts and businesses selling their wares, and live music.  The Festival will be on September 14 from 12 pm-6 pm along Columbia Street from DeGraw to Union Street and then along Union from Columbia to Hicks Street. See http://www.carrollgardensassociation.com/ for more information about the festival.

June 9, 2013

2013 Red Hook Jazz Festival Day 1

The 2013 Red Hook Jazz Festival is here and we have a beautiful day!   As we're setting up we give a grateful thanks to our sponsors:

Brooklyn Arts Council - The RHJF is sponsored in part by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council. BAC makes re-grants to local arts organizations and artists and has been such a huge support for the arts in Brooklyn.  The RHJF received a grant from BAC this year to support the concerts and we thank them so much for their recognition of this series.

The Famous House of Pizza and Calzone-  Owner Paul DiAgostino has been a supporter of the Urban Meadow and Red Hook Jazz Festival from the beginning.  From donating pizza to the shows, to allowing the Urban Meadow to meet at the restaurant, and helping in many other ways.  Paul is invested in the Columbia Waterfront neighborhood and is involved in many efforts to help the community.

Rick's Picks -  Urban Meadow member Rick Field is helping to support the RHJF by selling a selection of his incredibly delicious artisanal pickles with 50% of the sales for the day going to the Urban Meadow!  Thank you so much Rick!

Fairway Market in Red Hook - Fairway is donating food and drinks to the RHJF this year and we thank them so much - they are so incredibly generous to the community.  After Hurricane Sandy destroyed so much of the Red Hook store, they made sure that their employees kept on working while they re-built and continued to give to local organizations, non-profits and community activities.

Last but absolutely not least - thank you to all of the volunteers and members of the Urban Meadow Community Garden.  This is a labor of love and music and is an entirely volunteer effort led by Michael Golub.   A special thank you this year to Urban Meadow member Richard Morin, who donated printing services for the Red Hook Jazz Festival including posters and the program for the show.  All proceeds from the RHJF go to support the musicians and to the Urban Meadow.