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Dear Neighbors and Friends,
We have learned that the City is seeking a grant related to developing an affordable housing project at Elizabeth Street Garden. We think such funding would be improper because no proposal has been discussed with the community.
As a first step, we would like to hear from you. We have a plan to fight this, and we will need the support of all the Garden's friends. To let us know how you can help in the effort to save Elizabeth Street Garden, please fill out this short contact form.
We are in the process of collecting information about the hearing process and plan to send more information next week.

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

Wednesday: Movie Night Features "Speedy" Starring Harold Lloyd

Movie Night: "Speedy" (1928) —
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.
Join Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden for Ted Wilde's last silent film starring comedian Harold Lloyd in the eponymous leading role. Chronically unemployed Yankees fan Harold "Speedy" Swift attempts to save the last horse-drawn streetcar in New York, in a rapidly changing city where the railway is becoming king. Yankees star Babe Ruth plays one of Speedy's hapless passengers.

Director: Ted Wilde
Indie action film ‧ 86 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!

For updated weather-related cancellations, visit
Coming Up in September

Live Music Sunday Sunday, Sept. 6, 4 – 6 p.m.
Garden Open on Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7, Noon – 6 p.m.
Movie Night Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
Living Soil Workshop, in celebration of the International Year of the Soil
Saturday, Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Neighborhood Street Tree Care Event — Sunday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Live Music Sunday Sunday, Sept. 20, 4 – 6 p.m.
Fourth Annual LUNGS (Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens) Harvest Arts Festival — Saturday, Sept. 26 & Sunday, Sept. 27

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.
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.
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.

Copyright © 2015 Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, All rights reserved.

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Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden
235 Elizabeth St., Ste. 23
New York, NY 10012

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