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Chaharshanbe Suri Festival of Fire at Battery Park Space - News article link 


More Gardens! Has celebrated the onset of Spring Equinox at community gardens of NYC since 1998 as we defended the wholesale destruction of the community gardens during the Guliani administration. Over the past two decades of our fire festival being held at NYC community gardens, we’ve together brought hundreds of Iranians and members of the Persian diaspora joined by community gardeners and the public. This traditional Persian Spring celebration highlights joyful and inclusive Middle Eastern American culture with traditional music, food, and dance, bringing New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds together in a spirit of cultural celebration. This is a wonderful opportunity for the Middle Eastern American community to celebrate and welcome all others into the joys of Persian culture.


Our last Persian Fire Festival held in person in 2019 was done with the full participation of the NY Fire Dept., garnering attention from media. The 2020 to 2022 Zoom festivals also had hundreds of participants, eager to make our next post-pandemic live festival the best yet.


Must have previous production experience.

Parks and other city agencies' work experience is a big plus.

·    Experience and expertise in planning and coordinating outdoor events, ideally in NYC

·    Please respond as to why and how you are wanting to volunteer with us and a link to your creative world. There are a lot of wonderful applicants and we'd like to know you right away. 

·    Deep desire to support More Gardens' work and mission.

·    Outstanding research skills.

.    Solid understanding of the nonprofit sector.

.    Working experience with perspective administrators (Parks, FDNY, Representatives, etc), artists, musicians, and food vendors.

·    Ability to work independently and meet tight deadlines 

·    Outstanding writing, grammar, editing, and communication abilities.

·    Work well independently and in cooperative and collaborative settings

·    Adept at using Google G Suite: docs, sheets, drive, Gmail, etc

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More Gardens! Fund

Aresh Javadi
Executive Director
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