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Wednesday Children's Storytime
This Weekend: Strawberry Patch Planting & Volunteer Orientations
Strawberry Patch Planting — Saturday, May 16, Noon – 2 p.m
Who doesn't love ripe, juicy, sun-sweetened strawberries straight from the garden? Come help us plant our strawberry patches and enjoy a luscious bounty through the fall frost.

Volunteer Orientations —
Saturday, May 16, 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE.
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Coming Up in May

Second Anniversary Celebration, in Dedication to Our Garden Volunteers and Community Supporters — Saturday, May 30, 3 – 6 p.m.
The Garden’s neighborhood volunteer movement is almost two-years strong thanks to all of our volunteers and community supporters. Help plan the celebration, cookout and potluck. Email

What Do We Do With Our Land?,
as part of New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival —
Saturday, May 30, Noon – 6 p.m.
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden participates in this three-day festival from May 28 – 30 celebrating the exchange of ideas and accelerating creativity with Deborah Berke Partners and 596 Acres. Click here for more information on New Museum's IDEAS CITY Festival.

Meridian Tapping — Weekly beginning Sunday, May 31, 10 – 11 a.m
Instructor Wenji Zou helps you stimulate the end points of the body’s energy pathways, develop a keener sense of awareness and clear your head.

Weekly in the Garden
Children's Storytime — Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Garden volunteer Alan Young and his 2-year-old son Callum entertain kids with their favorite stories.Open to all children under age 5.
Vinyasa Yoga — Sundays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Instructors from our neighborhood studios will help you get your stretch on. Please bring your own mat.
May Studio of the Month Twisted Trunk Yoga instructors:
May 17— Laura Tulumbas Juell
May 24 — Yael BenReuven
May 31 — Suzanne Monto

All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE.
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Highlights: Jane's Walk NYC, P.S. 1 Field Trip & LES History Month
As part of The Municipal Art Society’s annual Jane’s Walk NYC, Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden again hosted a neighborhood walk through historic Little Italy. This year's walk was led by none other than Lou Di Palo, proprietor of the family-owned food shop that has been a neighborhood  treasure for more than a century and author of Di Palo's Guide to the Essential Foods of Italy.

Special thanks to Lou for sharing his favorite places, his deeply personal feelings and his family's storied history and for engaging us in a discussion of the neighborhood's past, present and future.
In support of their Common Cents Penny Harvest project, elementary school students from neighborhood P.S. 1 visited the Garden to see the beautiful daffodils in bloom that they planted last fall. They planted seeds for the season and enjoyed taking some of them home. We all look forward to watching their seedlings grow.

Thank you to the team and Eleanor Christian and Harriet Savitz, P.S. 1 Penny Harvest teacher/coaches.

If your local school group may be interested in Garden workshops and activities, please contact us.
May is LES History Month, and Garden volunteers drew bits of neighborhood history and personal memories across Little Italy as part of the LES Stories community project.
Additional Neighborhood Park Events

It’s My Park at Vesuvio Playground Saturday, May 16, 9 a.m. – Noon
Bike New York's Learn to Ride (for Kids) at Mercer Playground
Saturday, May 30,  Noon – 2 p.m.
Garden Hours

May Garden Hours (weather welcoming)
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.
Sunday Vinyasa Yoga
See you in the Garden.
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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. 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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