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'Garden of Dreams' Week Blossoms

Foundation, MSG Team On Expanded Children's Outreach
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The Garden of Dreams Foundation and The Madison Square Garden Co. are expanding their children’s outreach and fund-raising initiative across a full week.

During Garden of Dreams Week, spanning Dec. 2-8, children from the tri-state area will enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including participating in game-night entertainment for New York Knicks and Rangers, and attending “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” on Dec. 5 at the Theater at MSG with Quvenzhané Wallis, the Academy Award-nominated actress and star of the upcoming theatrical remake of Annie.

On Dec. 4, Garden of Dreams will unveil a refurbished Pediatric Emergency Department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. The newly remodeled space, which features murals in the main corridor, triage and trauma rooms, offers a comfortable, soothing and child-and family-friendly environment for children facing treatment.

Throughout the week, MSG employees will help support the events and on Dec. 3, will take part in a “day of service” during which they will work alongside Knicks, Rangers and Liberty legends and the Rockettes to make blankets for children’s hospitals, create winter warm-up bundles for children in local homeless shelters and wrap holiday gifts for children from the Wounded Warrior Project, NYPD and FDNY Widows’ and Children’s Funds.

Since its inception in 2006, Garden of Dreams has worked with The Madison Square Garden Co. to bring the many facets of MSG – including the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty, MSG Entertainment and MSG Networks – to children facing obstacles such as homelessness, extreme poverty, illness and foster care.

Garden of Dreams Week Schedule

Tuesday, December 2
New York Knicks Garden of Dreams Awareness Night

  • Children will be given the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the in-game entertainment – from singing the national anthem to performing musical numbers to guest announcers.
  • MSG Network will host a fundraiser benefitting Garden of Dreams during the game telecast, giving callers the chance to bid for [exclusive] Knicks memorabilia.

Wednesday, December 3
Madison Square Garden Company “Employee Day of Service”

  • Employees will work alongside the Rockettes, and Knicks, Rangers and Liberty alumni to help make it a warmer and more joyful winter for Garden of Dreams children.    

Thursday, December 4
Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital Refurbished Pediatric Emergency Department Unveil

  • Garden of Dreams will unveil a refurbished Pediatric Emergency Department at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, featuring MSG themed murals throughout the main corridor, triage and trauma rooms.

Friday, December 5

Children from Garden of Dreams Attend “How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” at the Theater at MSG

  • Children will get to see a live performance of Dr. Seuss' classic holiday tale with Quvenzhané Wallis, the youngest actress ever to receive an Academy Award® nomination for Best Actress.

Monday, December 8
New York Rangers Garden of Dreams Awareness Night

  • Children will be given the opportunity to participate in every aspect of the in-game entertainment – from singing the national anthem to performing musical numbers to guest announcers.
  • MSG Network will host a fundraiser benefitting Garden of Dreams during the game telecast, giving callers the chance to bid for [exclusive] Rangers memorabilia.

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