Patch: Daffodil Project 2016

Here's Your Chance to Fill Your Neighborhood With Daffodils

August 30, 2016 

By John V. Santore 

The Daffodil Project will be distributing free bulbs this September to be planted around the city in memory of those lost on Sep. 11.

BROOKLYN, NY — In 2001, Lynden Miller, a board member with New Yorkers for Parks, was seeking a way to memorialize those recently lost in the Sep. 11th attacks.

The Daffodil Project was born from her grief. Since then, six million of the lovely yellow-and-white flowers have been planted around the city by 100,000 New Yorkers — and the program is still going strong.

Brooklyn residents wishing to bring the new tradition to their neighborhood have until Sep. 1 at 5 p.m. to sign up online to receive free daffodils.

The flowers will be given out at two borough locations:

  • On Sep. 10 at Seth Low Houses Community Center, located at 137 Belmont Ave. in Brownsville, and
  • On Saturday, Sep. 24 at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

Both distributions will take place from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with unclaimed bulbs handed out after.

New Yorkers for Parks asks those interested to provide any details they can on where they'll do the planting, as well as the number of bulbs they'd like to receive. FYI, the flowers must be planed in a public space within the city.

If you have additional questions, you can contact Emily Walker, the Daffodil Project's outreach director, by calling 212-838-9410, ext. 314, or by emailing

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