Nov. 9, 2016 By Hannah Wulkan
Local residents will have a chance to help the Sunnyside Community Garden tonight while also showing off their trivia prowess.
The Community Garden members are hosting a pub quiz fundraiser at Claret Wine Bar (46-02 Skillman Ave.) Wednesday night at 7 p.m. to raise money for the garden’s maintenance, and to test their neighbors’ knowledge.
The pub quiz will run with teams of four to six people answering questions, and though entry in the contest is $10 per person, the winning team will get to keep half of the profits, said Community Garden member and Claret Wine Bar owner Jean Clancy.
She explained that the purpose of the fundraiser is to raise funds for upkeep of the community garden, which runs along the back of the Sunnyside Garden Park along Barnett Avenue between 48th and 50th Street. It is separate from Sunnyside Gardens Park and anyone can apply to be a member.
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Clancy said that the funds would go toward watering costs, seeds, and upkeep of communal spaces, as well as beautification of that stretch of Barnett Avenue.
She added that the garden is open to the public 20 hours per week.
This is the first trivia fundraiser the Community Garden has hosted, Clancy said, but she hopes to see between 50 and 60 people participate.
“It should be a lot of fun to get the neighborhood out to support a good cause, and the winning team could even win half the pot,” she said.
“In case everyone needs a welcome relief from the election, this would be a great and fun way to get your mind off it,” she added.