Residents of Stone Harbor are welcome to join The Garden Club of Stone Harbor. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month from September through June at 9:30 am at the Women's Civic Club 96th Street at the Beach. Come meet new friends and enjoy the sociability and opportunity for community service. On November 6 1978 Nancy Ritchie invited a few friends and neighbors to her home for a meeting to form a community garden club. Since that beginning the Garden Club of Stone Harbor has worked to maintain and enhance the attractiveness of the Borough through gardening landscaping and educational programs. More than 160 current members raise over $5000 from the Annual Tour of Homes the Mother's Day Plant Sale and the members' Holiday Auction to fund our community projects. Since its inception the Club's major project has been the beautification of the Second Avenue Traffic Islands. More than seventy-five volunteers participate in the planting weeding and fertilizing of the flower beds.