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Sunday Vinyasa Yoga

Wednesday: Movie Night With Woody Allen's "Broadway Danny Rose"

Movie Night: "Broadway Danny Rose" (1984) —
Wednesday, July 29, 8:30 p.m.
Join Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden for Woody Allen’s 1984 comedy starring the filmmaker as a hapless New York talent agent who by helping a client gets dragged into a love triangle involving the mob. His story is told in flashback, an anecdote shared amongst a group of comedians over lunch at the Carnegie Deli.

Written and directed by Woody Allen
Comedy ‧ 84 minutes

Movie Nights are free, family-friendly events where neighbors can come out and meet one another for a great time. The Garden will remain open through the evening, so come early, cool down, bring a blanket, picnic, cozy up and sink in!

What's Playing
Aug. 12 — “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) by Blake Edwards
Aug. 26 — "Speedy" (1928) by Ted Wilde

For updated weather-related cancellations, visit

Thursday: Tai Chi Outdoors & Gong Immersion Meditation

Weekly Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCA —
Beginning Thursday, July 30, 11 a.m. – Noon
Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden is delighted to welcome the Chinatown YMCA back to the Garden for a second season of weekly tai chi classes, beginning Thursday morning, weather permitting. Tai Chi Master Tina Zhang returns to lead the class. All skill levels are welcome.

Nebulae Botanica: Symphonic Gong Sound Healing Immersion, performed by Paramatma Siri Sadhana — Thursday, July 30, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
With its ability to induce a spontaneous meditative space and the quieting of mental chatter, the gong offers an opportunity for increased vitality, healing, expanded awareness and higher consciousness. Join us for this sound immersion meditation designed especially for the Garden as we approach Friday's Blue Moon. Please bring your own mat or blanket to rest on.

Volunteer Orientations This Week

Volunteers keep the Garden open for our community. The more volunteers there are, the more hours the Garden can be open.

Volunteering is flexible and simply involves welcoming visitors for just ONE hour at a time. Some volunteers volunteer each week, and other less frequently. Become a volunteer.

Volunteer Orientations,
Before Nebulae Botanica —
Thursday, July 30, 5:30 – 6 p.m.
After Community Gardening — Saturday, Aug. 1, Noon – 12:30 p.m.
After Vinyasa Yoga — Sunday, Aug. 2, Noon – 12:30 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer but cannot make these times, please email

Coming Up in August

Volunteer Cookout & Potluck — Thursday, Aug. 6, 6 – 8 p.m.
Live Music Sunday — Sunday, Aug. 9, 4 – 6 p.m.
Movie Night: Blake Edwards' “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” (1961) —
Wednesday. Aug. 12, 8:30 p.m.
Live Music Sunday — Sunday, Aug. 23, 4 – 6 p.m.
BOSSS (Big Outdoor Site-Specific Stuff) Sneak Preview, presented by En Garde ArtsSunday, Aug. 23, 6 – 8 p.m.
Movie Night: Ted Wilde's "Speedy" (1928) — Wednesday, Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

Weekly in the Garden
Children's Storytime — Wednesdays, 11 a.m. – Noon
Kids' Yoga — Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCAThursdays, 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
Volunteer Instructors:
Aug. 2 — Jared Pava
Aug. 9 — Will Schneider
Aug. 16 — Sam Emrich
Aug. 23 — Courtney Allen Weinstein

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.
Highlights: Movie Night & Live Music Sunday
Movie Night: Martin Scorsese's "Italianamerican"

We are grateful to Martin Scorsese and his Sikelia Productions for contributing "Italianamerican" for our summer movie series. The evening weather was beautiful, and more than 175 neighbors came out to watch the film that Scorsese shot in his parents' apartment on Elizabeth Street in 1974.
Live Music Sunday

Thanks to both  Lucia Helen Stavros and Leffie Louise for performing in our summer concert series. In addition to performing separately, they improvised together, and their collaborations were magical.
Garden Hours

Summer Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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.

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