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Memorial for cherry trees of Corlears Hook Park

The cherry trees of Corlears Hook Park are gone, cruelly cut down by chainsaw for the city’s $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency plan. All that remains is a street, ironically now, named Cherry Street.

Although their beautiful boughs can’t be resurrected, the trees will be remembered on Sun., April 17, at a memorial Earth Church service at 36 Avenue C, at E. Third Street, starting at 5 p.m.

George Hirose strung up an “art intervention” a week before the cherry trees were cut down. (Photo by The Village Sun)

Reverend Billy, who was arrested twice earlier this week, on Monday and Tuesday, trying to defend the Lower East Side cherry trees, Savitri D and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir will be there, along with the other “Cherry Tree activists.”

All are welcome to bring musical instruments, drinks and food. All singers and speakers are welcome. The Stop Shopping Choir will sing and Reverend Billy will offer a blessing.

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