Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Roosevelt Island iDig2Learn Daffodil Project Saturday October 11 - Come Plant Some Bulbs And Help Beautify Roosevelt Island During Fall For Arts Festival

Christina Delfico of iDig2Learn reports on The Daffodil Project taking place on  Roosevelt Island during the October 11 Roosevelt Island Fall For Arts Festival.
iDig2Learn hosts The Daffodil Project 

Saturday, October 11th Fall for Arts Festival

Make your mark. Come kick off RIOC’s Fall For Arts Festival with The Daffodil Project. Help us "paint with nature" as we beautify the Motorgate area in this the family friendly activity then tour the island and South Point Park for other activities. Join us as we plant daffodil bulbs outdoors so this Spring we will be greeted by cheerful daffodil flowers as they bloom and we remember.

Image Of Emily Walker (NY4Parks), Ms. Delfico & Ron & Jennifer Schuppert (RI Garden Club)

When: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Where: Motorgate Red Bus turnaround near Gristedes, Roosevelt Island, NY 10044

Free Pre-registration for children/families*: 15 minutes prior to event at 10:45 AM on site

Event Time: 11 AM to NOON

Volunteer arrival: 10:15 AM (set up tables/chairs and materials, help with free registration / photo waiver sign up, help children plant bulbs, clean up) Volunteer end time - 12:30 PM

Event Day Volunteers please RSVP to host iDig2Learn via:
Christina Delfico cell: (917) 371 1986 or

*Beginning at 10:45 AM, all families must pre register day of at Motorgate Plaza 15 minutes before the 11 AM bulb planting and sign a photo release to participate. Event wraps at noon.

New Yorker 4 Parks - The Daffodil Project

For over 100 years, New Yorkers for Parks has built, protected and promoted parks and open spaces in New York City. Today, NY4P is the citywide independent organization championing quality parks and open spaces for all New Yorkers in all neighborhoods. The Daffodil Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. With nearly FIVE MILLION free bulbs planted citywide by more than 100,000 school kids, parks and gardening groups, civic organizations, corporate volunteers and other New Yorkers, it is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history.

Dig2Learn initiative

The iDig2Learn initiative creates programs for children to explore science, math and healthy habits through plant life. For more information on educational garden opportunities for children, to volunteer or to donate to the program please contact:
Ms. Delfico explained the Daffodil project to the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) during the October 1 Public Session.

Here's what Ms. Delfico had to say.