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This Weekend: Join Our Jane's Walk NYC & LES History Month Events
Historic Little Italy: Stories From Behind the Counter, as
part of The Municipal Art Society’s Jane’s Walk NYC —

Sunday, May 3, 10 – 11 a.m.
Walk with 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, as he shares both his favorite places in Little Italy and his family's storied history and engages in a discussion of the neighborhood's past, present and future. Find walk details here.

Jane’s Walk NYC is an annual weekend-long celebration featuring 200-plus free "walking conversations" throughout the five boroughs, led by urban enthusiasts and local experts who care deeply about their neighborhoods.
LES Stories,
Kickoff in celebration of LES History Month —

Friday , May 1 – Sunday, May 3
May is LES History Month. Stop by the Garden, pick up some chalk and draw bits of neighborhood history and personal memories across Little Italy. Find LES Stories details here.

LES History Month is the annual celebration of the diverse and rich history of the Lower East Side. Conceived by LES-based arts and community groups, LES History Month aims to connect our present to our past, exploring how our history can inform and inspire our future.
Weekly Children's Storytime & Vinyasa Yoga Return to 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 3 — Dana Covello
May 10 — Special Mother's Day Mediation
May 17— Laura Tulumbas Juell
May 24 — Yael BenReuven
May 31 — Suzanne Monto

Volunteer Orientation, following Vinyasa Yoga —
Sunday, May 3, Noon – 12:30 p.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.
Check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar.
Sunday: Help Plan Our Second Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation Event

Monthly Volunteer Meeting — Sunday, May 3, 6 – 7 p.m.
Come to the Garden Sunday and help plan our upcoming anniversary and volunteer appreciation event.

Second Anniversary & Volunteer Appreciation Event — Saturday, May 30
The Garden's neighborhood volunteer movement is almost two-years strong thanks to all of our volunteers! Help plan the celebration. If you are unable to attend Sunday's planning meeting and have events ideas to share, please email them to
Coming Up in May

Special Mother's Day Meditation — Sunday, May 10, 11 a.m. – Noon
Gina de la Chesnaye of The Lineage Project will lead a mediation for the entire family.

Strawberry Patch Planting — Saturday, May 16
Fun community gardening and, with patience, delicious fruit.

Meridian Tapping — Weekly beginning Saturday, May 30, 11 a.m. – Noon
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
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: Composting in the City Workshop
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden thanks Lower East Side Ecology Center's Ryan Green for leading last weekend's well-attended NYC Compost Project Composting in the City Workshop.

Ryan shared with us the many options that New Yorkers have to compost their food waste on their own at home, at community gardens and with local composting initiatives.
The Ecology Center has been a leader in providing NYC residents with free food waste drop-off programs and compost products since 1990. The closest NYC Compost Project-operated food waste drop-off site to our neighborhood is:

Houston Street & First Avenue Compost Drop-Off —
Mondays – Fridays, 8 – 11 a.m.
For further information about composting, additional locations of local public food waste drop-offs and environmental education programs, visit the Ecology Center's website here.

A special thanks to Garden volunteer Jamie Jensen for the organizing the workshop.
Additional Neighborhood Park Events

It’s My Park at Vesuvio Playground Saturday, May 16, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
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.
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. 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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