Special Events

Sunday, September 12, 2021

We welcomed more than 100 visitors to the garden throughout the day for our official 50th Anniversary Celebration. We had music and live refreshments, live jazz and a poetry reading by Davidson Garrett, who read a poem he’d written in honor of the celebration. Artist, gardener and longtime Albert’s member EJay Sims displayed some of her work. We held raffles throughout the day and thank our generous raffle sponsors: John Derian Company, Bar Primi, Rosie’s NYC and the Bowery Hotel. We also thank everyone who participated in the raffles and who donated to Albert’s Garden! 

Saturday June 12, 2021

As part of the celebration of our 50th Anniversary, Albert’s Garden opened its gate to the public as part of Printed Matter x 8Ball Community Spring Zine Fair with a showcase of photographic artwork by two garden members. Set to music curated by Greg LeClaire, images taken of the garden during the pandemic, Surviving Covid, by photographer, Francine Lange, were projected directly onto one of the garden’s expansive brick walls alongside a photo narrative entitled, My Secret Garden, by artist, Allegra Colletti, in collaboration with photographer, Yu Mengci.

More about the artists in the Event Brochure.

Albert’s Garden lends its serene natural beauty to many different kinds of events. 

Designer, Renea LaRiviere staged a photo shoot of her clothing line, Zepherina, in the garden.  In her words, “A beautiful photo shoot, with the ever-gorgeous Albert’s Garden as a backdrop.” The fashion layout appeared in VOGUE, March 2020

We have hosted poetry readings … music concerts … small theatrical performances.

Make Music New York  – Albert’s has taken part in Make Music New York’s yearly, live, city-wide musical celebration on the Summer Solstice.  

Annual Fall Halloween Open House – At the end of October, the garden celebrates  each year of community gardening.

Private Events

Albert’s Garden is also available on occasion for small private events such as weddings, baby blessings,  birthdays … as well as small photo and film shoots. If you are interested in knowing more about this, please contact us through our Contact Us page well ahead of time, as this will have to be approved by the membership during our regular monthly meeting cycle.

Baby Blessing

The Hamsten-Tandon Wedding

The Stocker/Fonteksander Wedding 


Albert’s Garden also participates in Community Outreach in our neighborhood.

Community Garden in the East Village