On September 20th, the Garden of Dreams Giving Program unveiled a newly renovated space at Police Athletic League's Harlem Center. The Foundation provided $1.1 million to renovate the gymnasium, atrium, and game room for the children that use this space.
This ribbon cutting was hosted by MSG Networks reporter Jill Martin, and included appearances by the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, Knicks City Dancers, Rockettes, KNX Gaming, Knicks legend John Starks and Rangers legend Rod Gilbert! The Knicks City Dancers surprised Talent Show alumnae, Harlem PAL Showstoppers, and the Showstoppers taught the KCD part of their dance. The two groups performed the Harlem PAL Showstoppers' routine "Soldiers... Read More
On Monday December 11, Garden of Dreams took over the Garden during the Rangers game! Garden of Dreams children participated in various in-game elements including ceremonial puck drop, National Anthem, honorary player, and more!Read More
New York Rangers and Garden of Dreams hosted their annual holiday dinner at National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey for 250 children and families from the Department of Homeless Services. Catered by TAO, the delicious meals were served by Rangers players Brady Skjei, Boo Nieves, and Rangers alum Ron Greschner. After dinner, the children and families enjoyed the interactive, three-dimensional underwater excursion as well as music and dancing.Read More
On November 28th, the New York Rangers hosted "Hockey Fights Cancer" Night at The Garden. Children from various Garden of Dreams partner organizations including Cohen Children's Medical Center, Make A Wish Hudson Valley, New York Presbyterian, and NYU Medical Center, participated in various game elements including ceremonial puck drop, National Anthem, honorary stick kids, and honorary Blue Crew member.
As part of the Rangers 'Show Kids New York' program, Garden of Dreams and the New York Rangers brought 100 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, Harlem Dowling, to see the One World Observatory with current Rangers players Ondrej Pavelec and Steven Kampfer. Journeying to the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, our Garden of Dreams children along with Pavelec and Kampfer enjoyed watching the sunset over New York City from an incredible, panoramic view.Read More