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Saturday: Bike Ride to Visit Threatened Community Spaces

Community Spaces in Jeopardy Ride With 596 Acres and Public Space Party — Saturday, April 9, 1 – 6:30 p.m., beginning at the Garden.

Join 596 Acres and Public Space Party for a bike ride to visit gardens in danger of disappearing. Meet at Elizabeth Street Garden and ride through the Lower East Side into Brooklyn. Find route details and gardens visited here.
2015 Bike Ride

Sunday: Seed Planting

Seed Planting Workshop — Sunday, April 10, 1 – 3 p.m.
Learn how to start a variety of herb and vegetable seeds in cold frames to plant out later in spring and add to our special Chinese-Italian kitchen garden that celebrates the diverse culinary heritage of our neighborhood. Adults and kids are welcome.
2015 Seed Planting Workshop

Volunteer! April Is National Volunteer Month

Learn how easy it is to volunteer as little as an hour a month to help keep the Garden open. The more greeters who volunteer, the longer the Garden can remain open daily. Please reach out to your friends and neighbors and encourage them to volunteer.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations —
Saturday, April 9, Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2:30 – 3 p.m.

Testimonies from Garden volunteers can be found in our annual report. Please take a moment to find out why the various members of our community volunteer at Elizabeth Street Garden.

Coming Up in April &  May

Growing Rice, Educator Workshop With Grow to Learn —
Monday, April 18, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Chinatown: A Walk Through History With 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

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

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

Weekly in the Garden
Community Gardening — Saturdays, 10 a.m. – Noon
Kids' YogaWednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., beginning April 20
Children's StorytimeThursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m., beginning April 21

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: Spring Prep

Thanks to all of our volunteers, especially first-timers, who came out to clean up the Garden and prepare for spring plantings.

Elected Official Support & Garden Press

EXPANDED Spring Garden Hours

Spring Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays, Noon – 6 p.m.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 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.

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New York, NY 10012

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