Today we went fishing. Not your usual Saturday morning activity in the East Village! Our fish have not heeded social distancing at all this year and now we have way too many of them for our pond to accommodate.
6BC member, Zoe spearheaded the rescue effort along with help from Paul, Kenneth and Janene. It was tricky but we managed to catch around 14 fish and they have gone to their new home at Sean Casey Animal Rescue in Brooklyn.
In a normal year community gardens are required to be open for 20 hours per week from April 1st though October 31st. This year gardens were unable to open for much of the season due to statewide COVID-19 restrictions. Since our garden had not been open for very long this year we wanted to do something special for the community.
We decided to decorate the garden for Halloween, our last official open day of 2020. 6BC provided a fun and safe Halloween activity in the form of a spooky garden walk-through. “The Haunted Garden”.
October 31st, 2020 was a chilly but brilliant Fall day. Over 200 of our neighbors visited 6BC’s Haunted Garden. Treats were available - they proved just as popular with adults as with the children!
Park’s Dept. and GreenThumb COVID regulations were observed such as social distancing amongst groups, collecting visitors’ contact info and mask-wearing.
A lot of fun was had by all!