Compost Tour

Hey compost friends!

I’m sharing an upcoming event on Thursday, April 20th in celebration of Earth day. Our event, Walk-N-Talk Compost Tours, will take folks on a walking tour of three community composting sites in West Harlem: Maggie’s Garden, Frank White Memorial Garden, and Jenny’s Garden. Tours will start at 11AM and 2PM

I thought this would be a great opportunity if you are interested in seeing a variety of community-scale composting systems! This free event is a part of the Master Composter Certificate Course, however you don’t need to pursue the certification in order to join.

Here are the registration links for the individual tours:



Let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see some of you there!

Kyleen Sanchez
Education and Outreach Coordinator
NYC Compost Project hosted by the Lower East Side Ecology Center
O: 212-477-4022 | | @lesecologyctr

Hike the Heights

We are gearing up for the 19th annual Hike the Heights celebration on June 3rd!!! This year we are back in full swing with a focus on Stories of Our Community. 

Hike the Heights is just one day of gathering and celebrating but when we come together to make it happen, we create momentum and memories that bring us together for years to come.

Please join us for planning meetings happening Thursdays at 6pm 

Everyone is welcome – whether you are joining to just listen in and aren’t sure how you want to get involved yet or you have ideas and plans for making this year’s party happen. Please use this zoom link to tune in this Thursday at 6pm:

Additionally, if you are attending this year, please sign up as either an individual ( or group/organization ( 


CLIMB Co-chairs

MMPCIA April Meeting

MMPCIA Meeting Tonight

MMPCIA Meeting Tonight at 6:00

Here’s the Zoom link:

Redistricting NYC’s City Council

With state and congressional redistricting dominating the headlines, we want to make you are also informed about the council redistricting process, which is currently underway. 
You are invited (on May 17th at 7pm on Zoom) to a presentation and training on council redistricting. The training will last 45 minutes with 15 minutes for questions. You can register for the training here.
 The training will include:

The basics of Council redistricting.
Why engaging in the Council redistricting process is important.
An overview of the process and the criteria used to draw the maps.
How to look at and create your own maps.
How to testify before the Council’s Districting Commission.
The essential elements of an effective testimony.

Considering the impact of new district boundaries, we welcome you to get involved and make your voice heard. See more information about our work at
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email [email protected]

Summer of Soul Redux?

Summer Of Soul (… Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised), the Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson-directed film that won the Oscar and the Grammy for documenting 1969’s now-famed Harlem Cultural Festival, has inspired a reboot of the landmark music event.

Ambassador Digital Magazine editor-in-chief Musa Jackson, who attended the 1969 event and appeared in Summer of Soul, said Tuesday that he, BNP Advisory Group strategist Nikoa Evans and event producer and Captivate Marketing Group president Yvonne McNair are teaming to launch the Harlem Festival of Culture in the summer of 2023.

The multi-day outdoor concert event will be a reimagining of the 1969 fest and take place in Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park, where the original took place when it was known as Mount Morris Park. Official dates have not yet been announced.

“The original event was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, one that I will never forget,” Jackson told Billboard. “With this initiative, we want to create something that evokes that same sense of pride in our community that I felt on that special day in 1969. We want to authentically encapsulate the full scope: the energy, the music, the culture. We want people to understand that this festival is being built by the people who are from, live and work in this community.”

Photography at the Schomburg

Make sure to check out Been/Seen – an exhibit of historical and contemporary photography at the Schomburg Library Gallery – on display now.

This exhibit juxtaposes classic images in the Schomburg’s collection with new work.

Compost Project Launch

May 14th at 3:00 PM

Abyssinian Tot Lot at 130 West 139th Street

MMPCIA Meeting on Tuesday

Join MMPCIA on Tuesday at 6:00 PM

Here’s the link: