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2nd annual Arts and Crafts day, Sept 2019

If ever there were a perfect program to offer the neighborhood, this would be it – our 2nd annual Lotus Garden Arts and Crafts day !! We guesstimate that at least 60+ children attended this joy filled afternoon. The most popular craft was painting the birdhouses (we even ran out of them !), but making […]

Visiting artists finding inspiration at the Lotus Garden

Recently, on the same day, not one but TWO artists found inspiration on our rooftop creating beautiful interpretations of our beloved garden.   Standing beside his easel looking a little like a modern-day Monet, Angel Paniagua is a local artist who finds joy in painting in the outdoors. Originally a professional engraver (with his own […]

A Garden Unfolds…

Enjoy a short film witnessing the changing seasons and what nature does best. Thanks to gardener Eve for taking the photographs each week and to her daughter Alina for editing them together.      

The Lotus Garden’s Halloween Party, 2018

Another wonderful Halloween party this year filled with so many amazing costumes including princesses, pirates, Harry Potter, a bride, an emperor and Mr. Minecraft !  Children decorated cupcakes, made collages, bobbed for donuts, tossed beanbags and even got their faces painted. We’d also like to thank the Hunter High School volunteers who donated their time […]

Lotus Garden’s 1st Annual Arts & Crafts Day !

Sept 15, 2018:  Our first annual Kids’ Arts & Crafts afternoon was a big hit this past Saturday at the garden. Close to seventy 3-to-9-year-olds and their parents came to participate in arts and crafts projects, storytelling, beading and face painting. One of the mothers at the event told us, “This was the most peaceful […]

Mazel Tov !

November 12th, was a very special day at the Lotus Garden. Daniel Kirshblum proposed to Amanda Burbank and she said – YES !    

Read a poem about the Lotus Garden

Each year many Hunter High School students volunteer their time at the Lotus Garden helping at our yearly Halloween Party as well as Spring and Fall clean up days.  Inspired by her time at the garden, student Sophia Kschwendt wrote a poem, and even won the Scholastic Silver Key Award for it.  Thank you Sophia […]

Summer Solstice at the Garden, 6/21/17

   Despite some nervous moments as the sky darkened and the wind began gusting just before 6pm, it turned out to be a lovely, clear evening in the garden for our annual Solstice celebration.  With approximately 100 guests and a wonderful jazz trio provided by James Rokeach on bass, Ben Rosenblum on piano and Ed […]

CBS2 features the Lotus Garden

This week CBS2’s Elise Finch included the Lotus Garden in her feature on hidden parks and gardens in NYC.  Take a peek. Hidden Parks And Gardens Make For Fun Escape From City’s Hustle Bustle