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Knicks in the Community

The Knicks organization is committed to building programs of excellence that give back to the community and enhance the game of basketball. In partnership with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, the Knicks continue to make dreams come true for children in crisis. Knicks' players, coaches, alumni, dancers and staff actively play a role in our goal of giving back in the community. Thank you for your continued commitment to the Knicks and our efforts in the community.

First Annual All-Stars Basketball Tournament
On Friday, March 28th, On Friday, March 28, the New York Knicks and the Garden of Dreams Foundation teamed up to host the first-ever one day All-Stars Basketball Tournament at the MSG Training Facility. 
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The Chase Basketball in the Boroughs & Beyond Program Travels to Long Island
On March 26th, the Chase Basketball in the Boroughs & Beyond Programs traveled to Hempstead High School on Long Island. 75 co-ed middle and high school participants took park in a Knicks and Liberty NBA Fit clinic. The clinic focused on the art of shooting, 1-on-1 moves, defensive slides and conditioning to get the kids geard up for the summer. Knicks Legends, John Starks and Pearl Washington along with Liberty Legend, Kym Hampton were on hand to provide their professional expertise and get the kids in the competitive spirit. VIDEO


Los Knicks in Washington Heights!
As part of NBA’s Hispanic Heritage Month the Knicks produced a “Bi-Lingual Books, Basketball and Dance Clinic” in partnership with the Community Association of Progressive Dominicans (ACPD) and the Acacia Network at M.S. 328 Beacon School in Washington Heights for over 120 youth with elected officials and special Knicks guests.. PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO

 
J.R. Smith hosts "Show Kids New York" Mini Golf Event
On February 25, thirty children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, Harlem Dowling, joined Knicks player J.R. Smith for an afternoon of mini-golf and games in Union Square at the Greenwich Village Country Club at Bowlmor Lanes.
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Knicks Bowl 15
On Monday, February 10, 2014 the New York Knicks Hosted their annual fundraiser for the Garden of Dreams Foundation. This star studded event included the entire 2013-2014 Knicks team, coaching staff and Knicks Legends from Bernard Kind, Larry Johnson, John Starks and many more. Click below for video and photos from the event. PHOTO GALLERY | VIDEO


New York Knicks "Garden of Dreams Night"
On January 22, 2014 the Garden of Dreams Foundation and the New York Knicks held its annual Garden of Dreams Night at Madison Square Garden. On this night, children from Garden of Dreams partner organizations participated in once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the Knicks game to the delight of all in attendance.
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Knicks & Garden of Dreams Host Thanksgiving Dinner
The New York Knicks and Garden of Dreams Foundation teamed up to host a special Thanksgiving Dinner for 165 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, Children’s Village on November 21, 2013.
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New York knicks and Garden of Dreams Launch Party
Knicks and Garden of Dreams kicked off the 2013-2014 season with a Launch Party on October 28, 2013. 125 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization Harlem Dowling received many surprises throughout the day while sharing laughs and smiles with their favorite Knick players.
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Tourists for the Day with the New York Knicks
On a beautiful New York City afternoon, two of the newest Knicks players took a double decker bus tour of New York City with 30 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, WHEDco.
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2012-2013 New York Knicks In The Community Season Recap
Check out your New York Knicks off the court and in the Community during the 2012-2013 Season.




New York Knicks and the Garden of Dreams Foundation Celebrate Dream Week 13
On August 14th, 2013, the New York Knicks and the Garden of Dreams Foundation held its Annual Knicks Day at the MSG Training Facility during Dream Week. Forty Children from the partner's organization participated in a special day includuing behind the scenes of the Knicks Facility and meeting Head Coach Mike Woodson.
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Knicks Read to Achieve 2013
The Knicks Read to Achieve 2013 Summer Reading Program continued this summer by visiting five locations in the tri-state area reading to over 600 children and families.
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The New York Knicks Celebrate Knicks Poetry Scholars Program
On April 17th, the New York Knicks in collaboration with Urban Word NYC celebrated and recognized the six scholarship winners of the Knicks Poetry Scholars Program.
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Jessica Quashie and Joshua Taylor Honored as 2013 Dave DeBusschere Winners
The New York Knickerbockers recognized high school seniors Jessica Quashie of the High School for Law, Advocacy and Community Justice in Manhattan and Josh Taylor of Poughkeepsie High School in Poughkeepsie, NY, as the recipients of the Dave DeBusschere Award for the 2012-13 season. PHOTO GALLERY


Orly Wahba is April's Sweetwater Clifton Award Winner
Orly Wahba who empowers teens to perform acts of kindness, a true philanthropist was honored as April's Sweetwater Clifton Award Winner.
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Kyle Orent Named Sweetwater Clifton Award Winner For March
Kyle Orent of Malverne was named The Sweetwater Clifton "City Spirit" Award for the month of March for his continuous fundraising efforts for charity.
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Knicks and Garden of Dreams Grant A Wish
The New York Knicks and the Garden of Dreams partnered with Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro to grant the wish of 16 year old, James.




Knicks and Garden of Dreams Bring Basketball Fun to Brooklyn
The New York Knicks and The Garden of Dreams Foundation joined by Knicks Legend John Starks and Knicks City Dancers produced a healthy lifestyle basketball clinic for children at SCO Family of Services.



New York Knicks In The Community During All-Star Weekend
During All-Star Weekend, your New York Knicks weren't just busy gearing up for their special events. They took time out of their busy schedule to give back to the community in Houston, Texas.
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Knicks Bowl '14 Recap
Sold out 14th annual Knicks Bowl once again took place at 300 New York at Chelsea Piers on Monday, February 11th with the entire team, coaching staff, alum and celebrities in attendance.
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On January 27th, The New York Knickerbockers honored Taylor Ryan of East Islip, NY as the recipient of the Sweetwater Clifton "City Spirit" Award for the month of January for her holiday toy drive, which benefited children at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, a Garden of Dreams Foundation partner organization.                           
                             
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Knicks and Garden of Dreams Host London Viewing Party
On Thursday, January 17, Garden of Dreams and the New York Knicks hosted an exclusive viewing party at Dave & Buster’s Times Square for children to cheer on the Knicks as they topped the Pistons 102-82 in London. 
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Ellen Abbate Is Honored With The Sweetwater Clifton Award
On December 23rd, Ellen Abbate was honored with the Sweetwater Clifton Award for her heroic acts during Hurricane Sandy.


Knicks Bowl 14
Join us for Knicks Bowl 14. Knicks Bowl is the annual full team event hosted by the New York Knicks to benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. Guests bowl alongside Knick current players, former players and celebrity guests. To see photos from last year’s Knicks Bowl, please CLICK HERE.
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Knicks to Honor Sandy Heros with "City Spirit" Award
On Friday, November 30, New York Knicks recognized Peter Vadola, Dale Mapp and Danny Idiaquez of Midland Beach, NY, the recipients of the Sweetwater Clifton "City Spirit" Award for the month of November for their heroic efforts to usher more than 200 Staten Island residents to saftey after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. 
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Show Kids New York at Uncle Paul's Pizza
On Monday, December 3rd New York Knicks Tyson Chandler, Amar'e StoudemireSteve Novak and Kurt Thomas partnered with the Garden of Dreams to host a fun filled pizza-making party at Uncle Paul's Pizza near Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
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Ronnie Brewer, Chris Copeland, Knicks City Dancer and Garden of Dreams visit Maria Fareri Hospital 
On Thursday, November 29th, Ronnie Brewer, Chris Copeland, Knicks City Dancers and Garden of Dreams team up to bring Knicks Holiday Spirit to Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.
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Sandy Heroes Honored with the "Sweetwater Clifton City Spirit" Award 
On Friday, November 9th the New York Knicks honored four special individuals on court for their heroic actions during Hurricane Sandy on Monday, October 29th.
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New York Knicks and the Garden of Dreams host Thanksgiving 'Day of Giving' Event
On November 17th, Ronnie Brewer, Raymond Felton, Kurt Thomas, Marcus Camby and Rasheed Wallace along with the New York Knicks and Garden of Dreams Foundation, hosted a Thanksgiving "Day of Giving" with children and their families from the Children's Aid Society, a partner organization of the Garden of dreams Foundation.
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Hurricane Sandy: How the New York Knicks Have Given a Helping Hand
See how the New York Knicks have joined forces witht the NBA, Red Cross, local government officials and surrounding communities to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy. 
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Garden of Dreams present "Pay it Forward"
On Monday, October 8, the Garden of Dreams Foundation teamed up with the New York Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and MSG Entertainment to host it's first ever "Pay it Forward" event at Garden of Dreams partner organization, Children Aid Society.
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Knicks Celebrate “Dream Week”
On August 15th, the Knicks teamed up with Garden of Dreams to continue the celebration of Dream Week by inviting forty children from Garden of Dreams for an all access tour of MSG Training Center. .
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Knicks Read to Achieve 2012 
This summer, The New York Knicks along with Cablevision's Power to Learn Program and KIA Motors teamed up to present the "Knicks Read to Achieve 2012 Summer Reading Program".
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Knicks Poetry Slam Finals 2012
The Knicks Poetry Slam Finals were held on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at The New Amsterdam Theatre in Times Square.
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A SWEET ‘NYC’ TREAT!
The New York Knicks and Garden of Dreams hosted a special Show Kids New York event at Dylan’s Candy Bar in New York City for 20 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization WHEDco., Building a Greater Bronx.
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Knicks Bowl ‘13
On Friday, March 2, 2012, the Knicks bowled for a cause at 300 New York- Chelsea Piers.
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Knicks NBA FIT Live Healthy Week
Carmelo Anthony and his Knicks teammates conducted a basketball clinic for NBA FIT Live Healthy Week at Madison Square Garden Training Center.
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Knicks Host "Home for the Holiday's"
The Knicks and the Garden of Dreams Foundation hosted a "Home for the Holiday's" Season Launch Party for 150 children from Garden of Dreams partner organization, WHEDCo, at Madison Square Garden Training Center. 
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Knicks Youth Skills Clinic
Knicks “Election Day” Skills Clinic at the Madison Square Garden Training Center featuring skill instruction, basketball fundamentals and individual development for 100 coed children ages 8 – 14. 



Dishing Out Thanksgiving Meals
Garden of Dreams hosted a special event on Monday night as Knicks coaches, alumni and staff donated 250 Thanksgiving Day meals to families from the Children's Aid Society's Dunlevy Milbank Center. 



Coaches’ Challenge: Coach D vs. Coach T
On Tuesday, November 1, Knicks head hoach Mike D’Antoni teamed up with Rangers head coach, John Tortorella to present the 2nd Annual Coaches’ Challenge at the Madison Square Garden Training Center. 



Knicks and Garden of Dreams Foundation Celebrate NBA Green
The Knicks, with the Garden of Dreams Foundation, put the finishing touches on a project as part of NBA Cares Green Week. 



Garden of Dreams Foundation Help Address Heart Health
The Heart to Heart Foundation teamed up with Garden of Dreams to host a day of heart health testing. 



Coaches' Challenge
Knicks Head Coach Mike D'Antoni teamed up with Rangers Head Coach John Tortorella to present the 1st Annual Coaches' Challenge at the MSG Training Center. 



Christmas Day Gift Exchange
The New York Knicks provided gifts for over 30 children in a special holiday gift exchange before tipoff on Christmas Day. 



Knicks Poetry Slam "Poetry Playoffs" at Nike Stadium
For the first time in Knicks Poetry Slam history, the program's semifinal competitions were held at Nike Stadium in Manhattan. 



Knicks Poetry Slam Open Auditions and College Fair
On Monday October 11th 2010, the New York Knicks tipped off its 2010-2011 Knicks Poetry Slam program with one of the most unique annual college fairs around the tri-state area. 



Amar'e Stoudemire's Back to School Celebration with the Garden of Dreams Foundation
Amar'e Stoudemire joined the Knicks City Dancers, MSG Network's Gus Johnson and children from the Garden of Dreams Foundation for a special back to school celebration and school supply delivery courtesy of WB Mason.