Thanksgiving Dinners 2019
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
Garden of Dreams at Junior Knicks and Junior Rangers Camp 2019
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
Garden of Dreams Week 2018
Starting December 10th, the Garden of Dreams Foundation comes together with The Madison Square Garden Company and MSG Networks, Inc. to celebrate the Foundation's work during Garden of Dreams Week. Throughout the week, children from across the tri-state area become honorary members of the Knicks and Rangers, participate in game-night activities and learn choreography from the world-renowned Rockettes. The week also features the Foundation’s Giving Program and a Day of Service for employees of MSG and MSG Networks.
Garden of Dreams also hosts an Adopt-A-Family program, where MSG and MSG Networks employees help fulfill the holiday wishes of families either living in homeless shelters or transitional housing.... Read More
Rangers ‘Be A Hero’ Day
On October 9th, Garden of Dreams and the New York Rangers joined forces for "Be A Hero Day" where local heroes from the NYPD, FDNY and Wounded Warrior Project worked with our children to show them what it takes to be "Be A Hero" for a day! Over 150 children from our partner organizations Harlem Dowling, New York Edge and WHEDco split between the Police Academy, Fire Academy and Intrepid Museum to learn more about their duties and responsibilities.
At the Police Academy, children from Harlem Dowling as well as Rangers players Neal Pionk and Brett Howden experienced a training course for cadets, a mock courtroom, and police cars. At the Fire Academy, Rangers player... Read More
Giving Program: PAL Harlem Center
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