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Volunteer Cookout & Potluck

Tonight: Don't Miss Movie Night With "Breakfast at Tiffany's"

Movie Night: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) —
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m.
Join Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden for Blake Edwards’ romantic comedy loosely based on Truman Capote’s novella of the same name and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. Hepburn portrays Holly Golightly as a naive, eccentric New York socialite interested in a young man, Peppard, who has moved into her apartment building.

Direction by Blake Edwards
Screenplay by George Axelrod
Comedy-drama  ‧ 115 minutes
Movie Nights are free, family-friendly events where neighbors can come out and meet one another for a great time. The Garden will remain open through the evening, so come early, cool down, bring a blanket, picnic, cozy up and sink in!

What's Playing
Wednesday, Aug. 26 — "Speedy" (1928) by Ted Wilde

For updated weather-related cancellations, visit

Saturday: Worm Release!

Worm Release, following Weekly Community Gardening —
Saturday, Aug. 15, Noon
No need to be squeamish! Help release hundreds of night crawlers into Garden beds and learn how earthworms aerate and fertilize the soil organically.

This free, family-friendly event is part of our season-long gardening initiative Edible Garden Lab, funded in part by a generous grant from Citizens Committee for New York City. Let's engage with the Garden as a living laboratory and learn how to cultivate a vital green space that also provides a nutritious resource for the neighborhood.
Coming Up in August

Live Music Sunday — Sunday, Aug. 23, 4 – 6 p.m.
BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff) Sneak Preview, presented by En Garde ArtsSunday, Aug. 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Movie Night: Ted Wilde's "Speedy" (1928) — Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Weekly in the Garden
Children's Storytime — Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Kids' Yoga — Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCAThursdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Community Gardening — Saturdays, 10 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.
For up-to-date details, check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar.

Highlights: Volunteer Cookout & Potluck and Live Music Sunday

Volunteer Cookout & Potluck
Thank you everyone who came out Thursday to enjoy each other's company in the Garden during our Volunteer Cookout & Potluck and especially those who brought delicious appetizers, salads and sides. Without volunteer commitment and community support, we would not be able to keep the Garden open.

Special thanks to event leader Bonnie Soon-Osberger and her indispensable team Douglas Dunn, Christopher Hannan, Bridget Scallen and Patricia Squillari — for making it all happen and Chris Radick for entertaining us with his music performance.
Live Music Sunday

Thanks to musicians Jas Walton and Miles Francis for performing Walton's "Face the Facts," a collection of four songs that set lectures by Eastern philosophy interpreter Alan Watts to original electronic music. The Garden's afternoon serenity was a beautiful setting to experience the work.

Garden Hours

Summer Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fridays, Noon – 6 p.m.
Volunteers keep the Garden open during the sunniest and warmest hours of the day, year round. Email to help.
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 and NYC Park. 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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235 Elizabeth St., Ste. 23
New York, NY 10012

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