Poetry Belongs in the Gardens

The poetry reading series, Poets Read in the Garden, came into being last year during the height of the COVID pandemic when we were all wary of being inside for any events. The community gardens became an essential space for artists, poets and writers to gather to share good words and energies in a safe outdoor space.

The Pacific Street Bears garden inaugurated their space with readings and then recruited the Greenspace@President Street as another perfect spot for poetry to be read out loud.

This is what a positive non-monetized space for our communities looks like.

Poetry belongs in the gardens.

All flyers created by Jiwon Choi.

Open Garden Day, June 6th

Finally, we were opened on Open Garden Day! As part of the GreenThumb’s annual citywide event, we invited the community into our green space, which had been shuttered for almost a year and a half.

Matt says, “Come on in!”

Our main event was the women of Batalá, a garden favorite! They spread their good beats and vibes all over, making Flatbush Avenue sound so good!

Feeling all the good vibes!

We hope to have more open days at the Bears Garden!