This Sunday, April 27th, Union Square Park hosts the "NYC Garden Grows Festival" from 10 am-5pm. I took one of my daughters to this festival and she had an absolute blast. There are all sorts of hands on crafts and activities for the kids, lectures and demonstrations all day for adults, and a bonanza of free stuff for all. You are sure to get free plants, tomatoes, peppers, soil, fertilizer and more. Last year at the close of the event the sponsors seemed to be giving away everything. I ended up walking out with a 25 lb bag of dirt and 2 gorgeous hydrangeas- free. So if you are in the area Sunday and have even a remote interest in gardening, or need a place to take the kids, it's well worth a stop.
2008 NYC Grows Garden Festival