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Tai Chi Outdoors with the Chinatown YMCA
Friday, May 16, 5:00 6:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Street Garden is excited to host weekly Tai Chi Outdoors with Chinatown YMCA, beginning this Friday afternoon, weather permitting.

Open to everyone. All skill levels are welcome. Come to the Garden 15 minutes early to register, and join in! Free.

(If it rains, the class will move to the Chinatown YMCA, 273 Bowery, just south of Houston. Please bring a photo ID, and allow a few extra minutes to sign in as a guest. Be 18 years old, or bring your legal guardian.)

McNally Jackson Storytime: Author Richard T. Morris
Saturday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

This Saturday, we welcome McNally Jackson back to the Garden for the first time this year for a truly unique event. Kids and adults will meet author Richard T. Morris...or rather, they will meet a moose pretending to be R.T. Morris...or perhaps it's really an author named Richard masquerading as a moose—which is perfect for a fabulous new book called This Is A Moose, written by Richard T. Morris and illustrated by award-winning artist Tom Lichtenheld. Richard will read, tell moose tales, try to sign books and help kids create moose-related treasure.

Hosted by Yvonne Brooks. All ages welcome. Free.

(If it rains, the moose party will assemble downstairs at McNally Jackson, 52 Prince Street.)

Thank you so much to everyone who came out this past weekend to volunteer in both the rain and spectacular sunshine, making the Garden's Spring Art Exhibition Opening Weekend a tremendous success! Thank you to curator Serra Serbuncuoglu and all of the exhibition participants for showcasing the Garden's beauty and desirability for the neighborhood. And thank you to local businesses Di Palo's Fine Foods for donating cheese and A.B. Biagi for donating gelato for the receptions. It was a wonderful weekend in the Garden, with many people wandering through and enjoying the installations and performances.

A Particular Kind of Solitude
Screenings and Performances This Week

Tuesday, May 13
6:30 p.m. All This Can Happen, film by Siobhan Davies and David Hinton, courtesy of the filmmakers and presented by Susan Bernofsky
(Screening venue: NYU Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway at Waverley Place, Room 670)

Saturday, May 17
4:30 p.m. Elke Rindfleisch, dance performance
5:30 p.m. Ariane Anthony and Jeffrey Bauer, dance performance

Sunday, May 18
2:00 p.m. Rock ‘n’ Roll Therapist and original songs by Paul McMahon, music performance

A Particular Kind of Solitude, inspired by the writings of Robert Walser and curated by Serra Sabuncuoglu, is a site-specific exhibition engaging more than 50 artists, writers, readers, musicians, dancers and filmmakers. The early twentieth-century Swiss author has become something of a hero, or anti-hero for writers and artists over the last few decades. Much of his work and philosophies rest on the quiet magic and personal fulfillment of walking; the urban experience is full of such walks, and this is often how people discover Elizabeth Street Garden.

Spring Art Exhibition on view Saturday, May 10 – Sunday, June 1
Wednesdays – Sundays, noon – 6:00 p.m.

For further information, please visit elizabethstreetgarden.org/spring-art-exhibition.
In celebration of Lower East Side History Month, the Garden joined other LES organizations, in collaboration with the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, and exhibited a Garden Clothesline illustrating the history of the site as a social and civic center for our community. The Clothesline will hang through the month of May. Please stop by, and check it out.

For additional information about Lower East Side History Month and an event calendar, visit LES History Month.

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235 Elizabeth St., Ste. 23
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