Some of the volunteers at the ceremony on May 4,1989 transferring the Garden from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Parks and Recreation

Holding the sign in the center is Parks Commissioner Henry Stern. In the front row, at the far right is the designer, Pamela Berdan. Between them is Vera Schneider, the "prime mover" in creating the garden.
The other volunteers from left to right: Ed Kane, Fred Eisenstadt, Zabel Meshejian, Saundra (partly hidden), Eve Rothenberg, Diane Winters, Paul Neshamkin, Ken Keefer, Stew Driller and Mary Emma Harris.