Pie Party! B91 Community Garden Fundraiser

The Beach 91st Street Community Garden is hosting a Pie Party Fundraiser and I want to share the details with you because there are some pretty fun and tasty things happening!

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The Pie Party is this Saturday (tomorrow!)  Sept. 23rd, from 12-4pm. The event will be held in the beautiful garden courtyard – 136 Beach 91st St., Rockaway Beach (Beach Block). Bring a picnic blanket and dress like you’re heading to the country fair (if you want)!

The Food: Delicious, homemade pies baked fresh by your neighbors for sale! Come hungry for savory and sweet slices, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options too. We hear there’s peach pie, vegan Sicilian pistachio pie, banana cream pie, apple pie, artichoke pie, and cheesy tomato pie, to name a few. Enjoy your slice with a cup of coffee available at the pie stand!


The Art: The B91 Community Garden has been a longtime advocate of local arts by hosting several art exhibits in years past. Furthermore, you’ve probably seen their monthly rotating public art display case located in the garden. This space highlights creatives in our community year-round.

The 2023 garden tote bag was designed by artist Phil Rodriguez. When Phil isn’t creating art, he skateboards… worldwide. Also find him @brothersrockaway on the boardwalk, making healthy eats for our community. The tote bag was beautifully screen printed at  Kingsland Printing (WBE) owned by long-time Rockaway resident Sara Gates. Gates prints for many of our favorite small businesses on the peninsula.

The Music: Friend of the Garden Sameer Kapoor (@indianidol) will be playing country hits and more on the keyboard. He’s fantastic and talented so don’t miss his sounds! Singer, songwriter, and banjo player Maggie Carson will follow. Her voice is unique and powerful, her strumming rhythm is bold and delicate at the same time. Experience Maggie’s folk music performance in the inmate setting of the community garden. Her latest album, The Dark Was Aglow, recorded in Rockaway Beach will be for sale!


The Fun: Come early for pie in the face! Yes, for a small suggested donation, you or your child can propel a pie in Keith Vittore’s face. If you don’t know him, you will after Saturday! He’s willing, he’s able, he’s doing it because he’s a big supporter of the B91 Garden and he likes whipped cream.


The Purpose: A portion of the funds raised from The Beach 91st St. Community Garden’s Pie Party fundraiser will be used to give back to our community in the way they know best – gardening. The members have committed to transforming an unkempt slice in Rockaway, into a sustainable garden. In addition to beautification, their goal as a non-profit is to bring awareness to the importance of community ownership of our public spaces and to build neighborhood relationships and engagement. The B91 Garden appreciates your support and contributions in fostering a positive impact on the green spaces of Rockaway. You can contribute to this important community fundraiser by… just eating a delightful pie!

Tag on Instagram your fun Pie Party photos to @beach91communitygarden at Saturday’s event!

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