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Act Now to Save the Garden, Write Mayor de Blasio Today!

Dear Neighbors and Friends,
Despite strong opposition from the community, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to developers to build affordable housing that would destroy Elizabeth Street Garden. We expect HPD to issue an RFP shortly.
We need your help now. Write Mayor de Blasio to tell him that you oppose the City’s plan to issue an RFP!
How You Can Help:
  1. Write the Mayor. Inside the “Your Letter” box, please personalize your letter with a short statement about why the Garden is important to you.
  2. Forward this letter link to your neighbors and friends and ask them to write a letter too.
  3. Share on social media both your opposition to the City’s plan to issue an RFP and your favorite moments at the Garden. Use #elizabethstreetgarden and #ESGSaveOurGarden.

@billdeblasio | @dmaliciaglen | @nycmayorsoffice
@nychousing | @cm_margaretchin | @chirlane

Thank you,
Jeannine Kiely, President
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden

Coming Up in April & May

All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE. For up-to-date details, check out the Garden calendar.

Earth Day Tree Planting — Friday, April 22, 4:30 p.m.

Community Spaces in Jeopardy Ridewith 596 Acres and Public Space Party — Saturday, April 30, Noon – 6:30 p.m., beginning at the Garden. (Rescheduled from April 9)

Chinatown: A Walk Through Historywith Museum of Chinese in America, as part of The Municipal Art Society’s Jane’s Walk NYC and in celebration of Lower East Side History Month Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. – Noon

Good Citizen Voter Registration DriveSaturday, May 7, Noon – 3 p.m.

Composting in the City Workshop, with NYC Compost Project hosted by Lower East Side Ecology Center — Saturday, May 7, 1 – 3 p.m.

Weekly in the Garden
Community Gardening — Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
Kids' Yoga — Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Children's Storytime — Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.

Garden Hours

Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekdays, Noon – 6 p.m.

Volunteers help keep the Garden open during the sunniest and warmest hours of the day, year-round. Email to help.
See you in the Garden.
Volunteer, attend events and join the conversation:
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 Street, Suite 23
New York, NY 10012

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