Oct. 10, 2019. By Shane O’Brien
Volunteers will be planting 10,000 flower bulbs in Hunters Point South Park and Gantry Plaza State Park on Sunday, Oct. 20.
The fifth annual LIC Bulbfest, organized by the Hunters Point Parks Conservancy (HPPC), is set to be the biggest bulb planting event yet.
A combined total of nearly 22,000 bulbs have been planted at the last four events and HPPC is hoping that this year’s planting will lead to remarkable spring blooms. Volunteers will be planting a mix of different flowers, including tulips and daffodils.
The event is set to kick off in the two parks at 11 a.m. on Oct. 20 and will finish at 1 p.m.
HPPC is asking for volunteers to help with the bulb planting. Volunteers are asked to meet at the railroad tracks in Hunter’s Point South Park at the intersection of 51st. Avenue and Center Boulevard.
Children are also welcome to volunteer at the event. HPPC will be providing children’s entertainment on the day and there will be face painting and a bubble show. Light refreshments will also be provided to all volunteers who help with the planting.