Events and Projects

Upcoming Events 

11th Annual Communal Spaces Play Festival

Festival runs September 9–24, 2:30 pm

Oh, and as always, it's FREEEEEEEEEEEE ... #seeyouinthegarden

Felix Slim

Sunday, September 10, 2023, 4:00 pm

Blues and Americana on guitar and harmonica from Spanish wildman FELIX SLIM. 🎸 

FREE CONCERT :: pay what you can 

'Play On:' Four Plays by Neighborhood Kids 

One Show ONLY: Saturday, September 9, 1:00 pm

The Motor Company is over the moon to present a staged reading of 4 original plays written as part of 🎭 PLAY ON 🎭  Plays will be performed before the start of COMMUNAL SPACES at 2:30 pm.

Their kids' writing workshop, led by none other than one of our 🐝 COMMUNAL SPACES 🌻 lead artists Angela Santillo. Rumor has it there's dragons and princesses and Groot, oh my! It's gonna be truly magical. 🪄✨

Starring 🌟 🌟 🌟

Director: Lillian Meredith

Aviva Jaye, Acoustic/Electronica Artist

Sunday, September 17, 4:00 pm

FREE CONCERT :: pay what you can 

Musiquita: a playful exploration in Spanish and English

Sunday, September 24, 4:30 pm

FREE CONCERT :: pay what you can 

5th Annual Beautification Day


Please join us on Saturday, April 29 from 10 AM to 2 PM to plant in our beds and on our sidewalk and beautify the garden for our new growing season. 

We'll have creative arts and crafts and STEM activities for young people. Lots of information shares on things like beekeeping, curbside composting, and a local CSA share opportunity. Big Reuse will be giving away FREE 1-lb. bags of compost and kitchen food scrap containers. We'll be selling treats to raise funds for the garden. And of course, a chance to be part of planting veggies, herbs, and flowers in our neighborhood space. 

Look forward to seeing our community come out to learn and grow together! 🌱 🌎 ♻️ 🌸 ☀️ 

Your Next Event Here

To inquire about having an event at our community garden, email us at We can share more details with you when we learn more about your event. 

Ongoing Projects 

Paint-By-Number Shed Mural 

Continuing Throughout the Fall 2022  // Join us during open garden hours as we continue to paint a mural on our shed, designed by our Artist-in-Residence Kim! 

Our Little Free Pantry

When COVID-19 hit, this Little Free Library was transformed into a Little Free Pantry helping those with food insecurity in our neighborhood. Give what you can, take what you need. 

Our Little Free Library

We also have a brand new Little Free Library donated by the Rolling Library (it's red) so fiction and nonfiction books go inside for all age groups. Bring one, take one is the concept. And if it's a mess in there, feel free to channel your inner librarian and tidy it up for us.  

Past Events

FREE Halloween Community Event

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10 am–1 pm (free and open to the public)

Trick-or-Treating at our Fun Stations, Potion Making, Spooky Storytime, Witch Hat Ring Toss, Costume Contest (by age group at 11:00 am), and an original Puppet Show written by Tony Andrea and Kim Dabney, puppets performed by Twig, Tony, and Satoko (12:00 noon).

Sinderkids Open Mic

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:00 PM
(free and open to the public)

Come share you poetry, song, or other talent at our Open Mic hosted by Sinderkids. There are snacks. 

LGBT+ Clothing Swap

Saturday, October 15, 2022
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
(free and open to the public)

FREE CLOTHES! Recycle and revamp your wardrobe! Find something that fits who you are. 

Thursday Zumba with Treena

Hopefully returning in the Spring (last Zumba was October 20, 2022)  // Join us at the garden to get some evening exercise in after work or toward the end of your day. Treena works will all levels and will guide you to fun in a great outdoor space. Wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes due to our wood chip flooring. 

Thanks to a grant from City Parks Foundation.

The Motor Company Community Picnic

Sunday, September 25, 2022
(free and open to the public)

You can signup to tell us you are bringing a dish. It's going to start right after the final play of the festival and we are going to celebrate the Communal Spaces project, the theatre company, our volunteers, our garden's progress, and acknowledge the space we occupy that was originally taken care of by the Lenape people. Please join us!

10th Annual Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival

Saturdays and Sundays, September 10–25, 2022
(free and open to the public)

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Brought to us by The Motor Company.

This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.  

Queens of Queens: Women of Woodside

Modern Day Folk Songs by Rashmi

Saturday, September 17, 2022, 4:30 pm 

This event is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. We'd like to thank the Puffin Foundation for their support of this project.  


Saturday, August 20, 2022, 8:00 PM

The Thomas family are doing it again. Come see "Sing 2" at the garden with a FREE concession stand of ice cream, pop, and popcorn! 

Thrak, the Cyclops Puppet Show

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:30 AM

Come meet Thrak the Cyclops and Puppeteer Karl Custer for a short puppet show (Peach Boy) to introduce Thrak to our garden. 

Teen Open Mic

Saturday, August 6, 2022, 4–7pm

Hosted by Logan Ayala, this event was our first of many (we hope) featuring young voices sharing their amazing talents with our community. 

Thrash Press presents Summer Nights

Thursday, August 4, 2022, 7:00 PM

A reading featuring:


Rizzo's Nature School

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 9am–12pm

Rizzo’s Nature School installment of PREDATOR / PREY where we dissected owl pellets with friends.

Book Launch and Poetry Reading

Friday, May 27, 2022, 6:30 PM

Readings by:

Copies available at

Peter Rabbit Operetta

SATURDAY, MAY 7th, 2022, 11 AM - 1 PM // Woodside Arts Collective PRESENTS the New Camerata Opera's adaptation of Peter Rabbit at Moore Jackson Community Garden

This special Mother's Day event also includes a local maker's market with special gifts for mom as well as arts and crafts!

5th Annual Beautification Day

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 10 AM–3 PM

Book Launch and Poetry Reading

Sunday, April 10, 2022, 3:00 PM

Beach Vocabulary by Emily Hockaday

Beach Vocabulary examines beach, island, marsh, and human ecosystems while both centering and distancing the human emotional experience. 

Harbinger by Jackie Sherbow

Story Stones Project and Mural Project

OCTOBER, 21, 2021 // Artbridge is an artist fellowship that is partnering with Woodside Houses to CREATE & EXHIBIT PUBLIC ART in its urban spaces for the community.

Art for the community by the community. Your stories by you. 

To learn more visit us at

Our Masquerade Mask Craft Party

SATURDAY, October 26, 2019 10–12 // Everyone had a blast painting hand-crafted masks with our artist-in-residence Kim. Such a beautiful array of masks coming from our creative group of young people from the community. 

Paint Your Own Mini Pumpkin

Saturday October 5, 2019, 10–12 // Fun was had by all painting and decorating mini pumpkins to take home or display at the garden.  

First Outdoor Movie Screening

Saturday, September 21, 2019, 6:15 pm // Moore-Jackson Community Garden hosted its first outdoor movie night for the neighborhood to enjoy. We screened the animated film, Coco. Over 100 people turned out. 

First Hosting of a Film Crew (PBS/thirteen)

The crew and actors for Cyberchase on PBS/thirteen filmed at our community garden this summer. The animated portion of "A Garden Grows in Botlyn" episode was about Ren and the Cybersquad working together to make and unlikely space into a beautiful garden. The "For Real" segment was about germinating seeds in the Winter to plant in the Spring. The crew appreciated the room they had for equipment and taking breaks, and we even got to consult on the logistics of planting in raised garden beds so the content was as accurate as possible. The show aired Valentine's Day, 2020.

If you're a location scout looking for a community garden or open green space in the city, please email us. 

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