Town to host Plant it Forward: Messages of Kindness Craft Project

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The Town of North Hempstead has announced the Plant it Forward: Messages of Kindness initiative, a meaningful craft workshop designed for children ages 5-12. Participants will be decorating rocks while learning about different ways to be kind.

“The Town’s Not In Our Town program emphasizes that North Hempstead is a place of unity and inclusion,” said North Hemstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth “This craft project helps serve as a reminder for youngsters about how important it is to join together while also recognizing, accepting, and celebrating that which makes us unique.”

The craft packages will be available as to-go kits as well as at in-person events to be held at Clark Botanic Garden in Albertson and Martin “Bunky” Reid Park in New Cassel. The in-person events will follow all social distancing guidelines and masks must be worn. Registration is required. In-person classes will be held at:

Clark Botanic Garden at 193 I U Willets Road, Albertson

Session 1: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Session 2: Friday, May 21, 2021 from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Martin “Bunky” Reid Park at Broadway Avenue and Urban Avenue (Across from the “Yes We Can” Community Center)

Session 1: Thursday, May 27 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Spots are limited and will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Residents can register online at: www.northhempsteadny.gov/kindnessworkshop. Attendees are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to their session for check-in. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Those who are unable to attend in person may participate in our virtual workshop by picking up a to-go kit Monday, May 24 through Friday, May 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from the “Yes We Can” Community Center (reception desk) at 141 Garden Street, New Cassel or Michael J. Tully Park (reception desk) at 1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park.

Crafts are limited and are first come first serve. Participants can then tune in to the Town’s YouTube page to watch the virtual Kindness Workshop for instructions beginning May 24 at www.YouTube.com/townofnorthhempstead.

The Plant it Forward project is part of the Town’s Not In Our Town initiative, which addresses issues of hate, bullying, and intolerance with the goal of building safe, inclusive communities for all. The Town continues to support this movement today.

The Town of North Hempstead became involved in the Not In Our Town program in 2017.

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