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Saturday Cookout & Potluck: Celebrate the Garden's Second Anniversary!
The neighborhood volunteer movement to save the Garden will be two years strong this weekend thanks to all of our volunteers and community supporters.

Second Anniversary Celebration: Dedicated to Our Volunteers & Saving the Garden — Saturday, May 30, 3 – 5 p.m.
Invite your friends and neighbors to participate in a cookout and potluck, taste bounty from the spring garden, and enjoy live music, gardening and additional fun activities!

To share a dish with others, bring an appetizer, salad or side if your last name begins with A – M and a dessert if your last name begins with N – Z. Burgers and hot dogs will be provided by Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden. No alcoholic beverages please.

For additional info or to help, please email

Volunteer Orientation, before Second Anniversary Celebration —
Saturday, May 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

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.
This Weekend: Young Garden Stewards, IDEAS CITY Festival, Meridian Tapping & Daffodil Tie-Down
Young Garden Stewards — Friday, May 29, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
  • Are you a third-grader or older looking to serve your community and care for your neighborhood garden?
  • Is your child interested in service, gardening or community activism?
  • Would you enjoy spending one hour a month in a peaceful setting while helping to keep the Garden open for all to enjoy?
Join us for our first information and training session. 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.

Volunteer Orientations —
Friday, May 29, 4:30 – 5 p.m. & Saturday, May 30, 2 – 2:30 p.m.
Find out how easy it is to volunteer as little as ONE hour a month to help keep the Garden open here.

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.

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.

Daffodil Tie-Down — Sunday, May 31, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Help tie down daffodil foliage to make room for herb and vegetable plants started from seeds earlier this year. This technique allows the daffodils to continue manufacturing food for next spring's bloom.

All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE.
Check out and subscribe to the Garden calendar.
Coming Up in June

Kids' Yoga — Weekly beginning Wednesday, June 3, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Explore the Garden through yoga with volunteer Suzanne Monto. Open to kids of all ages and their families.

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 jam sessions will enhance the afternoon festivities. Bring your shoes or try on a pair they supply.

Summer Solstice Celebration — Saturday, June 20 & Sunday, June 21

Live Music, as part of Make Music New York — Sunday, June 21, 10 – 11 a.m.

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:
May 31 — Suzanne Monto
June Yoga Partner Lolë Atelier New York:
June 7 — Sara Auster
June 14 — Julia Chan
June 21 — Cat McCarthy
June 28 — Maggie Ryan
Rally Tomorrow for City Parks

Join New Yorkers for Parks, Councilmember Mark Levine, community gardeners and other fellow open space advocates from every borough as we call on the Mayor and City Council to commit much-needed funding for our city's parks and gardens. Bring your friends, neighbors, colleagues, family members — anyone who cares about NYC's open spaces.

Rally for City Parks Wednesday, May 27,  11 a.m. – Noon
Location: City Hall Steps
Additional Neighborhood Park Events

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 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.
Seedlings planted in cold frames in April
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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