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Lisa G
East Fourth Street
Brooklyn (Brooklyn)
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Thank you, Brooklyn friends & neighbors!

the project

For the past three years, the East Fourth Street Community Garden's volunteers have worked hard to develop an ambitious special events calendar that serves the entire community. We take special pride in reaching out to our many immigrant neighbors and would like to make our programming even bigger, better, and more inclusive in 2017.

the steps

Anticipated programming in spring 2017 would include a return of the taiko drummers, a Bangladeshi rock concert, and a hula performance. We'd also use grant money to make sure we reach as many people as possible to let them know about the events, including posting all-weather banners on our garden gates.

why we're doing it

Our neighborhood is very diverse—it's something that makes our neighborhood so wonderful!—and one of the garden's goals is to make the events we host more inclusive of everyone in our community. We want it to be a truly welcoming space to people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. 


Final Budget:

Taiko drummers $300

Hula show $300

Bangladeshi rock band $300
Chalk for community sidewalks $100 
Cookies for Puppet Show $18.52

RAISED = $1,135.00
less ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $50.93
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30.56


Original Budget:

Taiko drummers $300

Hula show $300

Bangladeshi rock band $300

Banners to hang on fence $100 for 3

SUBTOTAL = 1,000
ioby Platform Fee  $35
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $50
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $30



Thank you, Brooklyn friends & neighbors!

We couldn't have done this without you—your interest, your involvement, your amazing generosity! Because of you and your donations, we will be able to put together a fantastic spring program of events—one that we had never even dreamed of until now! Some of the final details are still being worked out, but we WILL be holding a hula show/class on June 3, and confirmations of our taiko and Bangladeshi rock concerts will (hopefully!) not be too far behind. Thank you, thank you, for believing in the East Fourth Street Garden and our heartfelt mission. And, as always, we hope to see you at the garden!


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