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Tap Attack! & Open Jam, presented by the American Tap Dance Foundation

Solstice Sunday: Live Music Sundays Kickoff & First International Day of Yoga

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
Please bring your own mat.

Volunteer Orientation — Sunday, June 21, Noon – 1 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here. If you would like to volunteer but cannot make this time, please email

Live Music Sunday, series kickoff as part of Make Music New York
Sunday, June 21, 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Don't miss Jafé, Thicket & Thistle, and Justin Dean Thomas in the Garden. 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.

Weekly Kids’ Yoga — Wednesday, June 24,  4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Local parent and Twisted Trunk instructor Suzanne Monto has designed Kids' Yoga especially for Elizabeth Street Garden to foster an appreciation for the Garden’s distinctive qualities. Kids will freeze in "strong statue” poses, learn about the life cycles of different Garden elements — seed to tree, caterpillar to butterfly, etc.; practice different “insect” poses;  and explore the sounds and other sensory qualities of the Garden through minimeditations. The class provides an opportunity for kids to connect to this beloved neighborhood space in a unique and meaningful way. Open to kids of all ages and their families. Please bring your own mat.

Volunteer Orientation — Saturday, June 27, 11 a.m. – Noon

Volunteer Orientation — Sunday, June 28, Noon – 1 p.m.

Today: Become a Young Garden Steward

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.
Coming Up in July

Movie Night: Little Fugitive (1953) — Wednesday, July 1, 8:30 p.m.
Live Music Sunday Sunday, July 12, 4 – 6 p.m.
Movie Night: Italianamerican (1974) — Wednesday, July 15, 8:30 p.m.
Live Music Sunday
Sunday, July 26, 4 – 6 p.m.
Movie Night: Broadway Danny Rose (1984) — Wednesday, July 29, 8:30 p.m.

Weekly in the Garden
Children's Storytime — Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Kids' Yoga — Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
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.
For up-to-date details, check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar.

Friends of the Garden Awarded MillionTreesNYC Mini-Grant From NYC Parks

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden has been awarded one of 10 MillionTreesNYC Mini-Grants (and the only one in Manhattan) to organize cleanup and mulching of all the street trees on the blocks surrounding the Garden — 151 diverse trees in total, so that these trees will be healthier and their tree beds will better retain storm water.

Garden volunteers aim to educate residents, building owners and local businesses about the importance of neighborhood street trees and inspire the community to help care for them.

Highlights: Planting a Kitchen Garden & Tap Event

Community Gardening: Planting a Kitchen Garden

Tap Attack! & Open Jam, presented by the American Tap Dance Foundation

Thanks to ATDF Executive/Artistic Director Tony Waag, Garden volunteer Sharon D'Lugoff for introducing us and all of the students and pros who came out Saturday to tap in the Garden. It was great fun for everyone.
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.
Additional Neighborhood Park and Community Board Events

Fun/Work Day in Petrosino Square Saturday, June 27, 9 a.m. – Afternoon
Join Friends of Petrosino Square, neighborhood Dwell Church and student visitors from Michigan to aerate tree pits, plant periwinkle myrtle, weed, lightly prune trees and water the park.

Senior Action Day, presented by the Social Services Committee of Manhattan Community Board 2 and co-sponsored by The Center & SAGE —
Tuesday, June 30, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St.
Check out the businesses and agencies that help make our part of Manhattan the place we want to stay as we grow older.
Garden Hours

Summer 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.
Wednesday Kids' Yoga
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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