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Saturday, September 6 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Rain date September 13, 2014)
At Smiling Hogshead Ranch, 25-30 Skillman Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Lease Signed with MTA: A New Era for Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Join The Ranch Organizers for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Smiling Hogshead Ranch is celebrating the execution of an agreement with the property owner, the MTA/LIRR. This is the official transition from an informal garden to a fully endorsed public space. Please join us and the ranchers for an inauguration ribbon cutting ceremony!

This event is free and open to the public. Donations appreciated for light food and drinks graciously provided by our garden members and the following sponsors; The Queens Kickshaw, Beyond Brewing Company, Singlecut Beersmiths, V-Spot Vegan Restaurant and The Regal Vegan.

Jimmy Van Bramer – District 26 Councilperson & City Council Majority Leader
Penny Lee – NYC Dept. of City Planning (Invited)
Gil Lopez – Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Paula Segal – 596 Acres
Saleen Shah – Citizens Committee for New York City

Media Inquiries
Gil Lopez – 347.509.4464 / 407.432.8156
Mia Vlah – 216.338.3300
For additional questions about the MTA’s role, contact the MTA Press Office – 212.878.7440

About Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Smiling Hogshead Ranch ( is a volunteer led urban farm in Long Island City, Queens, NYC. The Ranch is committed to demonstrating and promoting systems that encourage food and environmental justice. At The Ranch, community members grow a variety of herbs and vegetables as well as fruiting and nut trees, shrubs and vines. They also demonstrate a form of bioremediation using mushroom mycelium and build the Ranch’s infrastructure with mostly found and refurbished materials. The Ranch’s guerrilla garden beginnings are rooted in an alternative cooperation form of direct action, as such we support the reclaiming of the commons and full transition to a more equitable society, starting exactly where we are.


September 6, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Smiling Hogshead Ranch
25-30 Skillman Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 United States
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