Have Fun at LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
Noon – 6 p.m.
NoLIta and Little Italy


Be our valentine and join us for Elizabeth Street Garden’s LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, come snow or come shine. This FREE event is open to the public.

Hunt for NoLita and Little Italy neighborhood shops and restaurants floating green balloons outside and complete fun activities inside to enter grand prize drawings for treasure — more than $3,000 worth of amazing booty donated by participating businesses. Prizes include gift certificates, dinners out, personal services, clothing, jewelry … to name a few. The more establishments visited, the more chances to win! Peasant, 194 Elizabeth St., will host prize drawing finale at 6 p.m. and provide light bites and refreshments.

With LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt, we are thrilled to bring together elements of our neighborhood that make it so special — the small businesses, residents and Elizabeth Street Garden,” said Emily Hellström, Garden volunteer and event coordinator. “This event not only raises awareness for the Garden, but also invites us all to come together to build community and celebrate the unique treasure that our neighborhood truly is.”

In addition to their contribution of drawing prizes, participating businesses have generously pledged to give 10 percent of purchases made in conjunction with the LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt event to support Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden.

The LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt map will be available on event day at all participating businesses and Elizabeth Street Garden, between Prince and Spring Streets, and online to download in advance at elizabethstreetgarden.org.

If you would like to be a part of the Garden’s LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt — as a participating business or volunteer, email emily@elizabethstreetgarden.org.


LOVE LOCAL Treasure Hunt participating businesses, 41(!) to date:


Happy New Year

A Look Back at 2014


Tell Us What You Think

Elizabeth Street Garden is conducting a short 10-question survey on the Garden’s 2014 programming. Please take five minutes to respond by clicking here.

We appreciate your feedback as we review the season and begin to plan for winter and next year.


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Thank You for Supporting Our
Second Annual Harvest Festival


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.