Celebrate Our Second Anniversary!

Second Anniversary Celebration:
Dedicated to Our Volunteers & Saving the Garden —
Saturday, May 30, 3 – 5 p.m.
The neighborhood volunteer movement to save the Garden will be two years strong this weekend thanks to all of our volunteers and community supporters.

Invite your friends and neighbors to participate in a cookout and potluck, taste bounty from the spring garden, and enjoy live music, gardening and additional fun activities!

To share a dish with others, bring an appetizer, salad or side if your last name begins with A – M and a dessert if your last name begins with N – Z. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided by Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden. No alcoholic beverages please.

For additional info or to help, please email friends@elizabethstreetgarden.org. Open to the public and FREE.

Volunteer Orientation, before Second Anniversary Celebration — Saturday, May 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

What’s On This Weekend?

Young Garden Stewards — Friday, May 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  • Are you a third-grader or older looking to serve your community and care for your neighborhood garden?
  • Is your child interested in service, gardening or community activism?
  • Would you enjoy spending one hour a month in a peaceful setting while helping to keep the Garden open for all to enjoy?

Join us for our first information and training session. Hours are flexible, and summer plans need not get in the way. Participants under 18 must volunteer with an adult.

Please email emily@elizabethstreetgarden.org with questions or to sign up.

Volunteer Orientations —
Friday, May 29, 4:30 – 5 p.m. & Saturday, May 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

What Do We Do With Our Land?,
as part of New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival —
Saturday, May 30, Noon – 6 p.m.
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden participates in this three-day festival from May 28 – 30 celebrating the exchange of ideas and accelerating creativity with Deborah Berke Partners and 596 Acres. Click here for more information.

Meridian Tapping —
Weekly beginning Sunday, May 31, 10 – 11 a.m.
Instructor Wenji Zou helps you stimulate the end points of the body’s energy pathways, develop a keener sense of awareness and clear your head.

Daffodil Tie-Down — Sunday, May 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Help tie down daffodil foliage to make room for herb and vegetable plants started from seeds earlier this year. This technique allows the daffodils to continue manufacturing food for next spring’s bloom.

Weekly in the Garden
Children’s Storytime — Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Meridian Tapping — Sundays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Vinyasa Yoga — Sundays, 11 a.m. – Noon

All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE.
Check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar here.

Coming Up in June

Kids’ Yoga —
Weekly beginning Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Explore the Garden through yoga with volunteer Suzanne Monto. Open to kids of all ages and their families.

Tap Attack! & Open Jam, presented by the American Tap Dance FoundationSaturday, June 13, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tap dance students of all ages, led by ATDF Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag, will join with the pros to perform the Shim Sham Shimmy. Open jam sessions will enhance the afternoon festivities. Bring your shoes or try on a pair they supply.

Summer Solstice Celebration —
Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21

Live Music, as part of Make Music New York
Sunday, June 21


Share Your 2015 Programming Ideas

Volunteers are hard at work planning for the upcoming season. If you or your local community organization are interested in providing free, public programming, hosting a special event or performing — music, dance, theater, spoken word, illusion, etc. — in the Garden, please complete this event form.


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