This November, the New York Rangers and New York Knicks both hosted Thanksgiving Dinners with Garden of Dreams, serving 250 children and families at each dinner from the NYC Department of Homeless Services.
The Rangers held their Thanksgiving Dinner at SPIN NYC, a ping pong social club in Manhattan. Rangers players Adam Fox, Brett Howden, and Greg McKegg joined to help serve dinner and to interact with the families. With lots of activities to choose from including life size Jenga and UNO, video games, interactive photo booth, and of course ping pong, our Garden of Dreams young people had a blast throughout the night.
During the Knicks Thanksgiving Dinner,... Read More
This summer, over the course of eight weeks, 65 youth from various Garden of Dreams partner organizations participated in the Junior Knicks and Junior Rangers Summer Camps. Not only do the all-star players get to hone their skills with top training, but they also learn from current Knicks and Rangers players as well as alumni and coaching staff. Check out the photo below of our campers!Read More
On June 25th, 30 student associates from Madison Square Garden and MSG Networks gathered at one of the Foundation’s partner organizations, Sunrise Day Camp, to help prepare the Pearl River camp for its summer campers. Sunrise Day Camp is a day camp for children with cancer and their siblings.
The day opened with Eddie, a Garden of Dreams Inspire Scholarship recipient, speaking about his fond memories with Garden of Dreams and his time as a camp counselor at Sunrise-Staten Island. The student associates were split into groups, where they completed various tasks such as painting mini golf course, picnic tables, cubbies, and the amphitheater. The groups... Read More
Each year, the Garden of Dreams Foundation hosts an annual Talent Show at Radio City Music Hall, providing children, who have faced various obstacles, with the opportunity to perform on the Great Stage.
This year as part of the "Bridge to Your Dreams" Talent Show, over 150 kids from 15 of our partner organizations took the stage. The magical night included introductions by celebrities like Justin Hartley from the NBC series This Is Us, rappers Remy Ma and Papoose, and actor Ansel Elgort. To open the show, the Foundation's alumni choir with mentor Wé McDonald, brought the Radio City Music Hall audience to their feet with Aretha Franklin's “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” With... Read More
Garden of Laughs was an all-star night of comedy hosted by Steve Schirripa featuring performances by Jerry Seinfeld along with Bill Burr, Michael Che, John Mulaney, Brian Regan, Iliza Shlesinger, and Jon Stewart at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden! This year, the bi-annual comedy event raised nearly $2 million for the Foundation, increasing the total to $7 million since its inception.
Steve Schirippa is this year's recipient of the Garden of Dreams Hero Award. Established in 2009, the Hero Award honors organizations or individuals annually that embody the spirit of the Garden of Dreams Foundation through an active and ongoing dedication to positively impacting the lives... Read More