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Let’s Celebrate Abingdon Square

tulipsThis past week we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law, but there are many other anniversaries to celebrate this time of year as well. And when spring bursts on the scene with the colorful forsythia, daffodils, and tulips, it feels like the whole city is celebrating something.

Today is the 184th anniversary of the day that the City of New York acquired the land for what is now Abingdon Square Park. Happy Anniversary, Abingdon Square!

abingdon (2)We have written before here on Off the Grid about one of my favorite spots in the West Village, Abingdon Square. (I used to dream of living on Abingdon Square – I guess I still do.) So the next best thing is visiting – on Saturdays year-round, for the Farmers Market, and now, for the tulips.

Next Tuesday, our friends at the Abingdon Square Conservancy will hold their 3rd Annual Tulip Celebration, to raise funds that help make the park so special. As a public park, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation opens the park in the morning, closes it at night, and takes away the trash. The beautiful flowers, trees and other plants are provided and maintained by the Conservancy.

abingdonPlanning on going to Tuesday’s Tulip Celebration? I already have my ticket, so I look forward to seeing you there!

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