Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland to Host Family Event to Celebrate Earth Day & Annual Blessing of the Soil


Apr 22, 2017
12:00 PM until 03:00 PM


Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland will host a very special Blessing of the Soil event on Saturday, April 22 from 12PM – 3PM. Major sponsors for the event include Orange & Rockland, Good Samaritan Hospital, Sterling Bank, Curti’s Landscaping, Stokes Farm, Town of Haverstraw and Solar City.   One of the highlights of the day will be the ribbon cutting for a greenhouse on the property of Catholic Charities at 78 Hudson Avenue in Haverstraw. The greenhouse, funded through a grant from NYS Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski’s office, is the first of its kind in the New York region to be constructed for the benefit a food pantry. Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland provides healthy food choices for hundreds of families each year through generous donations of fresh produce from Stokes Farm in Tappan, as well as by growing their own vegetables in a garden on the property.    During the free three-hour event on April 22, family friendly activities will include a master gardener demonstration, face painting, arts and crafts, clowns, a Tai Chi mini class, and a yoga demonstration and refreshments. To complete the day there will be the traditional Blessing of the Soil Ceremony and unveiling of a new Inspiration Garden with bricks purchased by residents and businesses in Rockland County. Those interesting in attending should RSVP via this link and the first 150 people to register will receive a free gift that day (one per family).    Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland provides services to people of all ages, from every race and ethnic group from all over the County. The organization’s focus is to provide the necessities of life, including food, shelter and other emergency assistance to those in need. The compassionate and professional staff speak English, Spanish, French and Creole and assist people of all ages, races and religions in Rockland County. More information can be found at or by calling (845) 942-5791.




View map Catholic Charities Community Services of Rockland
78 Hudson Avenue
Haverstraw, NY

Additional Information


Orange & Rockland, Good Samartian Hospital, Sterling Bank, Curti's Landscaping, Stokes Farm, Town of Haverstraw, Solar City.





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