Daffodil Project Reaches New Heights – Again

Monday, September 16, 2013

470,000 bulbs requested. 211 schools registered. Nearly 30,000 children scheduled to plant. The 2013 Daffodil Project will be by far the biggest yet, with more bulbs scheduled to be planted in more neighborhoods than ever before. And we'll be planting once again with New York City public schools and the New York City Housing Authority's Garden & Greening Program in every borough, with a special focus on areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.

Based on last year's record-breaking number of 536 requests, we ordered 345,000 bulbs from our distributor. This year, we've received 827 requests...and counting. Just last week, thanks to the generous donations of NY4P Board Member Lynden B. Miller and an additional donor, we ordered the remaining 75,000 bulbs that our distributor had left to help meet that demand.

But because we're still short, all orders over 550 will be reduced by one 550-bulb bag. So, for example, if you requested 1,650+ bulbs, you’ll receive 1,100.  If you requested 1,100, you’ll receive 550.  These cuts will allow us to provide some bulbs to everyone who requested them.

Have additional questions? Feel free to contact Emily Walker, who runs the Daffodil Project. You can call her at 212-838-9410 extension 314, or e-mail her at

2013 Daffodil Project distribution schedule:

Saturday, September 21 – Rockaways bulb distribution, co-hosted by the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance, Firehouse 59 (5803 Rockaway Beach Blvd), 9am-1pm

Saturday, September 21 – Queens bulb distribution, Forest Park at the Overlook, 10am-1pm

Sunday, September 22 – Staten Island bulb distribution, Silver Lake Park at the Tennis House, 10am-1pm

Saturday, September 28 – Bronx bulb distribution, in front of Betances Community Center, 10am-1pm

Tuesday, October 1 – Bronx bulb distribution, at the Bronx Borough Hall Greenmarket in Joyce Kilmer Park, 10am-1pm

Saturday, October 5 – Brooklyn bulb distribution, at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket, 10am-1pm

Sunday, October 6 – Manhattan bulb distribution, Union Square, 10am-1pm

Saturday, October 12 – Brooklyn bulb distribution, at Seth Low Houses Community Center, 10am-1pm

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