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Register to Get Daffodil Bulbs, Starting August 14

Daffodil Bulb Registration Opens in One Week!

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of New Yorkers for Parks’ Daffodil Project! This is the sixteenth year of the Project, which was founded in 2001 as a living memorial of the events of September 11. To date, more than 6.5 million daffodil bulbs have been planted, making this one of the largest volunteer-driven events in the city’s history.

Free bulbs are available to any group or individual planting them in a public space such as a park, community garden, public plaza, or street tree pit. Registration opens on Monday, August 14 at 3pm and will close Friday, September 1st at 3pm. You will be able to sign up on NY4p’s website and get more information about the project, planting tips, etc.

The giveaway locations will be:

  • Manhattan: Sunday, September 10th – at the North Plaza in Union Square
  • Queens: Saturday, September 16th – at the Overlook in Forest Park
  • Brooklyn: Saturday, September 23rd – at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket
  • Brooklyn: Saturday, September 30th – at the Seth Low Community Center
  • Queens: Saturday, October 7th – at the Rockaway Firehouse at Beach 59th
  • Bronx: Saturday, October 14th –at St. Mary’s Park
  • Staten Island: Saturday, October 21st – at the Tennis House in Silver Lake Park

If you can’t make it to the closest giveaway in your borough you can arrange to go to one of other location, or designate someone to pick up the bulbs for you.

Planting bulbs in Astoria Park, photo credit Clare Doyle


Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City

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