Bike Ride, Farm Visit and Picnic on Governor’s Island!

In Community, Events on August 17, 2010 at 9:40 AM

Governors Island & Urban Farm Bike Ride. Sat August 21st

Join fellow Tribeca CSA members this Saturday, August 21, 2010!

On the car-free Governor’s Island we’ll picnic, lounge on hammocks, enjoy waterfront views and visit a city farm. Meet @ 10:00am next to Washington Market Park entrance (or come directly to the Added Value farm at Picnic Point).

We will leave the park @ 10:15, riding(or taking subway) to the South Ferry/Governor’s Island Terminal, catching the ferry at 11 am(the ferry is free!).

Our ride will primarily be on separated off street bike paths so families and children are welcome! If you would love to join us but don’t have a bike of your own you there are Bicycle Rentals (child bikes and toddler bike seats included) available for use on the island. There is also a free shuttle car that goes to picnic point, or you can walk!

Once we arrive to Picnic Point (approx 8minute bike ride from ferry) there will be a tour of the new three acre urban farm on the island. Members can choose to hang in hammocks and enjoy the view or help out by weeding/watering, etc. When it gets hot and time to rest and eat, we’ll gather for a potluck picnic(there are also food vendors if you don’t get a chance to prepare in advance). Added Value’s sustainable farm provides fresh produce to the Red Hook community through farmer’s markets and a CSA. Their educational and farmer training programs have helped local youth learn valuable urban farming skills and entrepreneurship.

Please bring something to share with others for a potluck picnic. RSVP to by Friday, August 20 so we know to expect you. Friends, family, neighbors & colleagues are all welcome!

Island Farm by Added Value

Tomatoes growing on Governor's Island


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