Earlier this month, Garden of Dreams, the Junior Knicks, and the Junior Rangers celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month with 50 young people in the Bronx! Hosted at Garden of Dreams partner, WHEDco, coaches and clinicians from the Junior Knicks and the Junior Rangers led skills and drills activities for our future hockey and basketball stars. The youth also had the opportunity to learn from Knicks alumnus Jose Calderon and Rangers alumnus Tom Laidlaw themselves! Latinx DJ and Garden of Dreams alum DJ Nieco provided the tunes, and local Bronx caterer SGS Catering served empanadas and other delicious bites to cap off the fun and festive afternoon.Read More
Kids across the New York area are heading back to school. Many of these kids and their families are facing big challenges. Garden of Dreams has helped over 400,000 young people in the tri-state area overcome these challenges and achieve their biggest dreams. Mario, Matthew, Samantha, and Sebastian are a few of those kids. Despite the obstacles standing in their way, they have never given up on their dreams.
Mario, a Bronx-native, has been part of the Garden of Dreams family since childhood through our partner organization, WHEDco. From going to Rangers games to being awarded an Inspire Scholarship, he has... Read More
This summer, Garden of Dreams was proud to cut the ribbon on the newly refurbished SCAN-Harbor Mullaly Recreation Center (soon to be renamed the T. Wendell Foster Recreation Center) in the South Bronx. The Garden of Dreams Giving Program provided a $1.3 million grant to community partner, SCAN-Harbor, Inc. The grant represented the largest single award the Foundation has made in the history of the Giving Program.
Throughout the project, Garden of Dreams worked with SCAN-Harbor and the NYC Parks Department to update every room... Read More
Our kids won big at the prestigious Cablefax “Faxie” awards last month. The MSG Networks' MSG Classroom program won first place in the Community Relations Category for continuing its great work through the pandemic.
This long-standing mentorship program works with MSG Networks to show students interested in entertainment the ins and outs of sports broadcasting. Each week for 2 months, participants visit MSG Networks with a new task to tackle to create an original production. They have hands-on learning experiences with Networks employees, private studio tours, and meetings with industry professionals. These students then work... Read More
First introduced into the Garden of Dreams family at 10-years-old, Jeremy is now a rising sophomore at the University of Scranton. Throughout the years, Jeremy has participated in many Garden of Dreams programs and events including performing in the annual Talent Show at Radio City, attending the Tony Awards as a guest on the red carpet, and receiving an Inspire Scholarship to help him pursue his dreams of becoming a nurse.
Check out our Q&A below with Jeremy to learn first-hand more about Jeremy and his experiences with Garden of Dreams!
Q: How old were you... Read More