Garden of Dreams kid reporter and New York Knicks super fan Makayla, from Garden of Dreams partner organization Harlem Dowling, had the special opportunity to ask her own questions at the Knicks Draft 18 Press Conference. Along with the local reporters, Makayla was able to ask Knicks rookies Kevin Knox and Mitchell Robinson questions including "What player do you most look forward to playing against?" and "What excites you the most about playing in New York?"Read More
For the Spring 2018 semesters, Garden of Dreams teens from our partner, WHEDco, participated in the MSG Classroom program. Each week, these students would meet with different professionals from MSG Networks and The Madison Square Garden Company to learn about different jobs within the company and gain insight into the many career options available within the television industry. Meeting weekly, the students attended a Rangers game, watching the game from a production perspective. They also had the opportunity to sit in on a Rangers production meeting, interview a Rangers player, and tour the MSG Networks production truck.
Throughout the semester, the student worked on creating and producing their own... Read More
In celebration of Read Across America Day, sixty Garden of Dreams children from partner Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation traveled to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. The children enjoyed a morning filled with reading and learning- Knicks alumni John Starks read What Should I Get For A Pet, actor Justin Long read The Cat in The Hat and New York Times bestselling author Chris Grabenstein read Oh The Places You'll Go to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The kids had the opportunity to interact with the special guests as well as complete some fun activities based on the books. At the end of the event, each child... Read More
As part of the Season of Giving, the New York Knicks surprised many Garden of Dreams children, teens, and families to spread holiday cheer this month! New York Knicks players Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott, and Ramon Sessions delivered toys and shared many laughs with children at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital in Westchester. Later that afternoon, Knicks players Michael Beasley, Damyean Dotson, and Joakim Noah joined teens from Covenant House to help coach their fantasy basketball game. Before the game, the players handed out brand new basketball sneakers and Knicks swag.
To cap off a great day, Knicks players... Read More
Garden of Dreams, New York Knicks players Frank Ntilikina and Damyean Dotson, and MSG Networks' Jill Martin surprised 10 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, WHEDco, with holiday gifts at the Rockefeller Center Tree! Afterwards, the group enjoyed hot chocolate, macaroons and lots of laughs at Bouchon Bakery!Read More