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Season Survey
Elizabeth Street Garden is conducting a short 10-question survey on the Garden's 2014 programming. Please take five minutes to respond when you receive the survey email. We appreciate your feedback as we review the season and begin to plan for winter and next year.

Fall Garden Hours & Food Drive
s – Fridays: Noon – 4 p.m., Weekends: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Our leaves are changing, the days are shorter, and our gates are open. Come visit and bring canned vegetables and dry goods to benefit our neighbor The Bowery Mission, whose demand for meals has increased and whose food pantry is in urgent need of donations.... Thanksgiving is just around the corner.

Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.
Learn how easy it is to volunteer and help keep the gates open for our community.

Monthly Garden Meeting — Sunday, Nov. 16, 7 – 8 p.m.
(Location: HMWhite, 107 Grand St., Sixth Floor)
Help us review the season and begin planning the next.
Email us if you plan to plan to attend.

A reminder: Meridian Tapping With Wenji Zou continues through November on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

We are delighted to announce that Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden received federal tax-exempt determination as a 501(c)(3) public charity from the IRS. It is easier now than ever to make a tax-deductible contribution, either here or at elizabethstreetgarden.org.
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We thank Lower Manhattan Neighbors’ Organization for having served as fiscal sponsor. LMNO(P) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 1992 with the mission to improve and expand open space in Lower Manhattan. Its efforts resulted in the creation of Mercer Playground.

We are ever grateful to Sullivan & Cromwell for acting as pro bono counsel in connection with the start-up needs of Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden and Garden volunteer Helen Walper for introducing us to our talented team.
HIGHLIGHTS: Second Annual Harvest Festival

More than 2,000 neighbors and friends, adults and children, celebrated at Elizabeth Street Garden's Second Annual Harvest Festival on Oct. 25. Our community enjoyed a day of fun activities for all ages, live music, and lite bites and refreshments donated by neighborhood businesses.

We thank Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick and Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer for attending and supporting our Harvest Festival.

Assemblymember Deborah J. Glick
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer

Children (and adults!) wore Halloween costumes, decorated pumpkins and painted faces; gardeners planted daffodil bulbs donated by New Yorkers for Parks with tools provided by GrowNYC; jack-o’-lanterns were judged funniest, scariest and craziest; delicious local meals and attentive personal services were raffled off; attendees shared online at the Photo Gazebo; and several wheelbarrows full of canned vegetables collected to benefit the The Bowery Mission’s Thanksgiving Meal rolled away.

The Harvest Festival was 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.

Tremendous thanks to all of the volunteers, activity sponsors, musicians and contributors who helped make this year's festival a tremendous success!

Activity Sponsors
Chinatown YMCA,Little Peep Prep,McNally Jackson Books,The Montessori in SoHo,Spring Studio with flutist Andrew Bolotowsky,Twisted Trunk Yoga,Wenji Zou and Whole Foods Market.

Laura Gragtmans, Eric Leva, Lauren Ruff & Friends and Shaeera Tariq.
Lite Bites and Refreshments Donated By
A.B. Biagi, Black Seed, Cafe Habana, Little Cupcake Bakeshop, Little Rascal, Lombardi’s Pizza, Lovely Day, Pomodoro Pizza, Prince Street Pizza, PUBLIC, Rubirosa Ristorante, 16 Handles, Sweetgreen and Tacombi.

Raffle Prizes Donated By

Lipstick Queen, The New York Shaving Company, Peasant, Siggy's Good Food, Toby's Public House and Valley Nails.
Harvest Festival Press

The Villager
Harvest Fest was ‘sow’ great!
Oct. 30, 2014

"Bring Costumes and Jack-o-Lanterns to Elizabeth Street Garden on Saturday"
by Danielle Tcholakian, Oct. 23, 2014

THANK-YOU'S: Movie Nights, Music Sundays & Vinyasa Yoga

By October end, the Garden wrapped this season's Movie Nights, biweekly Music Sundays and weekly Vinyasa Yoga.

Our thanks to:
  • Joseph Reiver and members of Dwell Church for organizing classic movies in the Garden and providing the necessary projection equipment.
  • Joseph Reiver for leading music in the Garden and all of the talented musicians who performed on Sunday afternoons.
  • Erum Hasnain, Kristen Lalka and all of the yoga instructors who whipped us into bliss on Sunday mornings.
We look forward to having these public, free activities and events back in the Garden come spring.
See you in the Garden.
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Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in 2014 in New York with the mission to preserve Elizabeth Street Garden as a unique public green, open space. Contributions made for the charitable purposes of Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

A copy of the latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, 235 Elizabeth St., Ste. 23, New York, NY 10012 or the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, Third Floor, New York, NY 10271.

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New York, NY 10012

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