Elizabeth Street Garden

View this email in your browser
Master Tina C. Zhang leads Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCA Fridays in the Garden.
Volunteer, check out the Garden calendar and connect with us!
THIS WEEK: Wellness Event & Social Mingle

Mindful Mingle: Seeking Mindfulness in Downtown Living — Thursday, Aug. 21, 58 p.m.
Elizabeth Street Garden celebrates our downtown health and wellness community with fresh juice, live music, fresh bites and good vibes. The event starts with a social mixer at 5 p.m., followed by a brief guided meditation at 6 p.m. Co-founders of Sakara Life, Stanton Street Yoga and Yoga Means Business then join us to lead a fun, engaging discussion on ways to integrate yoga-off-the-mat principles in our everyday life.
Every Week in the Garden
Children's Storytime, last of the season — Wednesdays, 11 a.m.
Lunchtime Reset: 30-Minute Moving Meditation, last of the season — Wednesdays, noon – 12:30 p.m.
Drawing With Spring Studio —  Thursdays, 2 – 4 p.m.
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCA — Fridays, 5 – 6 p.m.
Meridian Tapping With Wenji Zou — Saturdays, 10 – 11 a.m.
Vinyasa Yoga — Sundays, 10 – 11 a.m.

All activities and events are open to the public and free. For details, check out the Garden calendar.
Volunteer Orientation — Wednesday, Aug. 27,  7 – 8 p.m.
Learn how easy it is to volunteer and help keep the gates open for our community.

Followed by
Movie Night: "Nosferatu" (1922) — Wednesday, Aug. 27, 8 p.m.

Music Sundays — Aug. 31
, 4 – 6 p.m.

All activities and events are open to the public and free. For details, check out the Garden calendar.
HIGHLIGHTS: Volunteer Cookout & Potluck and Children's Flowers & Pollinators Workshop

Volunteer Cookout & Potluck
Thank you everyone who came out Thursday and brought delicious appetizers, salads and sides to our first Volunteer Cookout & Potluck. Without your support and commitment, the Garden would not be able to keep the gates open.

Huge thanks to John Fluevog Shoes and our local Met Foods for contributing the mains and special thanks to Jeff McMillan for tirelessly grilling and John Fluevog Shoes and Lipstick Queen for donating door prizes.
Children's Flowers & Pollinators Workshop

Following on July's popular Children's Compost Workshop, the Garden invited children Wednesday to learn about flowers and how they attract the pollinators they need to survive. Children observed flower parts and created simple presses to sample from the Garden. Thank you Garden volunteer, teacher and parent Naima Freitas, who designed and led both workshops.

Franklinia alatamaha
Planted in spring by Garden volunteers, Elizabeth Street Garden's Franklin tree is in full bloom, and the local bees have already found it's sweet spot. This rare Eastern U.S. native, named after Benjamin Franklin and considered extinct in the wild since 1803, is valued for its late summer flowers, good fall color and interesting history.

Our Franklin tree, near the Mott Street lawn, is flagged with red ribbons for easy identification. Don't miss this season's show!
See you in the Garden.
Forward to Friend

Copyright © 2014 Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, All rights reserved.

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

Add us to your address book

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences