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Saturday Gardening: Plant a Kitchen Garden
Plant a Kitchen Garden — Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. – Noon
Help plant the herb and vegetable seedlings we grew earlier this year and start our special Chinese-Italian kitchen garden that celebrates the diverse culinary heritage of our neighborhood. Both children and adults are encouraged to attend. No experience necessary. Dress to dig.

Our weekly community gardening and hands-on workshops support this year's season-long initiative Edible Garden Lab, funded in part with a Citizens Committee for New York City Neighborhood Grant.
Saturday Performance: Tap Attack! & Open Jam

Tap Attack! & Open Jam, presented by the American Tap Dance FoundationSaturday, June 13, 4 – 6 p.m.
Tap dance students of all ages, led by ATDF Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag, will join with the pros to perform the Shim Sham Shimmy. Open tap jam sessions will enhance the FREE afternoon festivities. Bring your shoes or try on a pair they supply.

Volunteer Orientation, before Tap Attack! & Open Jam —
Saturday, June 13, 2 – 3 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

Sunday: Monthly Volunteer Meeting

Volunteer Orientation, before Monthly Volunteer Meeting —
Sunday, June 14, 4 – 5 p.m.

Monthly Volunteer Meeting — Sunday, June 14, 5 – 6 p.m.
All are welcome. Help plan upcoming Garden activities and events.

Coming Up in June

Young Garden Stewards — Thursday, June 18, 4 – 5 p.m.
Join us for an information and training session for third-graders or older looking to serve our community and care for our neighborhood garden. Hours are flexible, and summer plans need not get in the way. Participants under 18 must volunteer with an adult. Please email with questions or to sign up.

Vinyasa Yoga, in recognition of the first International Day of Yoga
Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m. – Noon
Lolë Atelier New York Ambassador / Instructor: Maggie Ryan

Live Music Sunday, as part of Make Music New York
Sunday, June 21, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Make Music New York is a live, free musical celebration on the longest day of the year, with more than 1,200 concerts on streets, sidewalks and parks across the five boroughs. Don't miss Jafé, Thicket & Thistle, and Justin Dean Thomas in the Garden.

Weekly in the Garden
Children's Storytime — Wednesdays, 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.
Check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar.
Highlights & Press: Second Anniversary Celebration
On May 30, several hundred neighbors came together at Elizabeth Street Garden to celebrate the second anniversary of the volunteer movement to save the Garden as a NYC Park. Families and friends enjoyed an afternoon cookout and potluck, live music by Julia Piker and Justin Dean Thomas, and fun garden games.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and community supporters and everyone who contributed a dish, helped set up and break down, grilled, organized, performed, spoke, and simply made the event fun for all.

The Villager
Feting volunteers, planting the seed of an idea
by Lincoln Anderson, June 4, 2015

“On Saturday, the Elizabeth St. Garden celebrated its volunteers on the second anniversary of the effort that has brought the all volunteer-run Little Italy garden to life as a thriving community space.”

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden also participated on June 30 as part of New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival with 596 AcresDeborah Berke Partners, and GRT Architects to present What Do We Do With Our Land? Listen to the oral histories of land stewards, including those from Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden, and check out the map of their sites shared at the festival.
Our 2014 Annual Report
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is proud to release our first annual report. Please take a moment to download it here and view our accomplishments. (PDF: 7 MB)

Thanks to our volunteer and community support, we opened the Garden to the public year-round, offered more than 150 free, public events, and received Manhattan Community Board 2's support for our goal of creating a NYC Park.
Garden Hours

May Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursdays & 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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235 Elizabeth St., Ste. 23
New York, NY 10012

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