Come to Our
Second Annual Harvest Festiv

Start your Halloween early and celebrate at Elizabeth Street Garden’s Second Annual Harvest Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25. (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 26.)

Costumes encouraged!

Invite friends and neighbors and enjoy a day of fun activities for all ages, live music, and lite bites and refreshments donated by neighborhood businesses. Give back by bringing canned vegetables to benefit The Bowery Mission’s Thanksgiving Meal.

For Everyone

  • Jack-o’-Lantern Contest. Bring your carved creations to the Garden. Ribbons will be awarded at day’s end for the funniest, scariest and craziest designs. Pumpkins can remain on display through Halloween.
  • Live Music performed by Laura GragtmansEric Leva, Lauren Ruff & Friends, and Shaeera Tariq.
  • Sketching by Spring Studio with flutist Andrew Bolotowsky.
  • Photo Gazebo for social sharing. Visit our social media station, tag with #elizabethstreetgarden and tell the world why the Garden is important to you!

For Kids

For Green Thumbs

  • Planting Daffodil Bulbs courtesy of New Yorkers for Parks. No gardening skills required. Just the desire to get your hands in the dirt.
    (Garden tools provided by GrowNYC.)

For Early Birds

For updated activity and event times and details, visit the Garden calendar.

The Harvest Festival is the culmination of our Bees, Butterflies & Worms neighborhood-led initiative which began in spring to educate children and adults about eco-gardening, habitat creation, urban wildlife and sustainable stewardship, with funding provided in part by Citizens Committee for New York City.

Lite Bites and Refreshments Donated By


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Bees, Butterflies & Worms

Our community gardening this season is made possible in part with funding provided by Citizens Committee for New York City. Elizabeth Street Garden has been awarded a Neighborhood Grant to support Bees, Butterflies & Worms, our neighborhood-led initiative to educate children and adults about eco-gardening, habitat creation, urban wildlife and sustainable stewardship. We also seek to engage our larger community in the ongoing effort to beautify and maintain the Garden as a vital urban green space and valuable neighborhood resource.

BB&W, which began in late May, culminates in October with our second annual Harvest Festival. Focused on restoring existing planting beds and creating new ones, our initiative is supplemented with weekly hands-on gardening opportunities for children and adults. Garden volunteers and expert practitioners lead a series of workshops, scheduled throughout the growing season in four phases: Soil Food Web, Edible Gardens, Cool Bugs and Garden Harvest.

We are also working with P.S. 1, City-As-School public high school and other educational organizations to engage New York City students with the Garden.

If you or your local community organization would like to volunteer this season, please email volunteer@elizabethstreetgarden.org.