Take a stroll through the lush landscape at Greater Newark Conservancy’s Judith L. Shipley Urban Environmental Center on Prince Street and enjoy Wine and Cheese in the Garden this Thursday, June 23rd from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (over 21 only!). Bring your friends to sample great wines and cheeses in a green and flower-filled oasis in the heart of Newark. Not a drinker? Try some fresh, chilled water infused with Newark grown herbs and flowers. A $5 fee per person includes one free beverage ticket. The event is a fundraiser for the Newark Youth Leadership Project (NYLP). The Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stand will have fresh, locally-grown produce at affordable prices from its urban farms in Newark.
NYLP is a leadership program for Newark high school students that focuses on issues including green jobs, the environment, healthy living, education and career exploration. Interns in the program help run the Conservancy’s Youth Farm Stands selling Newark fresh produce grown on the Conservancy’s urban farms in the city. As part of their experience, the interns are encouraged to try new things, experience outdoor activities and to lead a healthier lifestyle.
To register for the event, call 973.642.4646. For more information about Greater Newark Conservancy’s programs and services, to volunteer or to make a donation you can also visit www.citybloom.org. Follow news from the Conservancy through social media at Facebook.com/GreaterNewarkConservancy plus Twitter and Instagram – @Citybloom87.
Founded in 1987, Greater Newark Conservancy’s mission is to promote environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities through environmental education, community gardening, urban farming, beautification of neighborhoods, job training opportunities and environmental justice.