Calendar

Aug
27
Sat
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCA, weekly
Aug 27 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is delighted to welcome the Chinatown YMCA back to the Garden for a third season of weekly tai chi classes, weather permitting.

All skill levels are welcome. Open to the public and FREE.

Community Gardening, weekly
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Aug
28
Sun
Vinyasa Yoga, weekly
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vinyasa Yoga, weekly

Instructors from our neighborhood studios will help you get your stretch on. Please bring your own mat. Open to the public and FREE.

Volunteer Orientation
Aug 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers keep the Garden open for our community. The more volunteers there are, the more hours the Garden can be open. Volunteering is flexible and simply involves welcoming visitors for just ONE hour at a time. Some volunteers volunteer each week, and other less frequently. Become a volunteer.

If you would like to volunteer but cannot make this time, please email volunteer@elizabethstreetgarden.org.

Live Music Sunday: Jacque Hammond, Jafé and Justin Dean Thomas
Aug 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Live Music Sunday: Jacque Hammond, Jafé and Justin Dean Thomas

Our biweekly summer concert series continues. Don’t miss Jacque Hammond, Jafé and Justin Dean Thomas performing in the Garden.

Open to the public and FREE.

Aug
30
Tue
This Is Little Italy: Two Neighborhood Documentaries — “Mulberry” (2016) and “Hey Vinny” (2000)
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm

This Is Little Italy: Two Neighborhood Documentaries — Mulberry (2016) and Hey Vinny (2000)

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden will host a screening of the documentaries “Mulberry” (2016) and “Hey Vinny” (2000), with introductions by “Mulberry” director Paul Stone and “Hey Vinny” actor Vinny Vella.

This FREE event is open to the public. Some material in “Hey Vinny” (language, comic sexual humor and drug references) may not be suitable for children. For updated weather-related cancellations, check elizabethstreetgarden.org/calendar.

“Mulberry,” a cinematic portrait of Little Italy, explores how a working class neighborhood of tenement buildings transformed into the third most expensive ZIP code in the United States. Part funny, part sad, the film investigates how gentrification and rent control are affecting the neighborhood’s long-term residents. Will New York City lose another cultural touchstone to the forces of greed?

“Hey Vinny” is an engaging and vibrant documentary about the life and times of Vinny Vella, a charismatic and lovable character known as the mayor of Elizabeth Street in New York’s Little Italy. Vella recants wild, improbable stories of growing up on the streets of Greenwich Village. Tales ranging from stealing his first police car at age 11 to being accused of stealing King Tut’s ring from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shot on location in New York City, “Hey Vinny” explores the love stories between Vella, his family and the city where he grew up.

Mulberry (2016), with introduction by director Paul Stone
Documentary Short ‧ 20 minutes
https://vimeo.com/168884908 (trailer)
Tribeca Film Festival (2016)

Mulberry, a cinematic portrait of Little Italy, explores how a working class neighborhood of tenement buildings transformed into the third most expensive ZIP code in the United States. Part funny, part sad, the film investigates how gentrification and rent control are affecting the neighborhood’s long-term residents. Will New York City lose another cultural touchstone to the forces of greed?

Hey Vinny (2000), with introduction by the actor Vinny Vella
Documentary ‧ 67 minutes
http://www.heyvinny.com/

Hey Vinny is an engaging and vibrant documentary about the life and times of Vinny Vella, a charismatic and lovable character known as the mayor of Elizabeth Street in New York’s Little Italy. Vella recants wild, improbable stories of growing up on the streets of Greenwich Village. Tales ranging from stealing his first police car at age 11 to being accused of stealing King Tut’s ring from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shot on location in New York City, “Hey Vinny” explores the love stories between Vella, his family and the city where he grew up.

Aug
31
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Aug 31 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Sep
3
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
7
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Sep 7 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Sep
10
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
11
Sun
Vinyasa Yoga, weekly
Sep 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vinyasa Yoga, weekly

Get your stretch on with instructors provided by our neighborhood lululemon athletica. Please bring your own mat. Open to the public and FREE.

Garden Meeting — All Are Welcome!
Sep 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Garden Meeting — All Are Welcome!

Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
14
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Sep 14 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Sep
17
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Natural Wellness Talk: Fertility
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Natural Wellness Talk: Fertility

Learn natural ways to improve your chances of conceiving and overcoming infertility, including the most complimentary and lifestyle approaches and the latest nutritional advice.

Kirsten Tempel, licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, returns to the Garden with a new talk series covering such topics as detox, insomnia, allergies, fertility, women’s health, pain management, weight loss and ancient Chinese home remedies.

Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
18
Sun
Vinyasa Yoga, weekly
Sep 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vinyasa Yoga, weekly

Get your stretch on with instructors provided by our neighborhood lululemon athletica. Please bring your own mat. Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
21
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Sep 21 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Sep
22
Thu
Autumnal Equinox 2016 — First Day of Fall
Sep 22 @ 10:21 am
Sep
24
Sat
Fifth Annual LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) Harvest Arts Festival
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

Fifth Annual LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) Harvest Arts Festival

The Fifth Annual LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival will take place in 38 community gardens. Events include music, dance, performance, films, photography, painting, sculpture, puppets and comedy, as well as environmental workshops and yoga. Each garden designs its own programing, so the festival is as interesting and eclectic as the Lower East Side.

Open to the public and FREE.

Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens is a nonprofit organization founded to promote, protect and preserve the community gardens on the Lower East Side.

Community Gardening, weekly
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Natural Wellness Talk: Home Remedies From Ancient China
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Natural Wellness Talk: Home Remedies From Ancient China

Learn a variety of ancient Chinese home remedies that are helpful and easy to make.

Kirsten Tempel, licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, returns to the Garden with a new talk series covering such topics as detox, insomnia, allergies, fertility, women’s health, pain management, weight loss and ancient Chinese home remedies.

Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
25
Sun
Vinyasa Yoga, weekly
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Vinyasa Yoga, weekly

Get your stretch on with instructors provided by our neighborhood lululemon athletica. Please bring your own mat. Open to the public and FREE.

Sep
28
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Sep 28 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Oct
1
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Oct
5
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Oct 5 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Oct
8
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Natural Wellness Talk: Women’s Health
Oct 8 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Natural Wellness Talk: Women’s Health

Learn how to balance your hormones naturally.

Kirsten Tempel, licensed practitioner of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine, returns to the Garden with a new talk series covering such topics as detox, insomnia, allergies, fertility, women’s health, pain management, weight loss and ancient Chinese home remedies.

Open to the public and FREE.

Oct
12
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Oct 12 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

Oct
15
Sat
Community Gardening, weekly
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Community Gardening, weekly

Open to the public and FREE.

Oct
19
Wed
Kids’ Yoga, weekly
Oct 19 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Beginning Wednesday, April 20,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Kid’s Yoga has been designed especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in “strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations, aiming to provide an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way.

Instructor: local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto.

Open to kids of all ages and their families. FREE. Please bring your own mat, if you have one.

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