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2015 Harvest Festival

Saturday: Help Prepare the Garden for Winter

Spend a fall morning outdoors with neighbors and help prepare the Garden for winter. Following coffee and bagels, we will rake leaves, plant spring-flowering bulbs and mulch. No experience necessary. Both adults and kids are welcome.

Fall Cleanup & Daffodil Bulb Planting,
as part of New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project —

Saturday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The Daffodil Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to Sept. 11. With nearly 5 million free bulbs planted citywide by New Yorkers, it is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city’s history.

Save the Date!
Dec 2: Community Board 2 Parks & Land Use Committees Joint Meeting


Manhattan Community Board 2 hosts a joint meeting of its Parks and Land Use committees to discuss the use of the three water tunnel shaft sites in the district:

  1. Hudson Street site, an alternative location within CB 2 where affordable housing can be built without destroying Elizabeth Street Garden;
  2. Grand and Lafayette streets site, where there is the opportunity for much needed open space and, due to the limitations of the shaft site, could not be a replacement for the Garden; and
  3. East Fourth Street site, adjacent to the Merchant’s House Museum.

We encourage Elizabeth Street Garden supporters to attend and speak in support of building affordable housing on the Hudson Street site. 

CB 2 Parks and Land Use Committees Joint Meeting —

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
(Meeting location to be announced)

Please also bring ideas for open space uses for the other water tunnel shaft sites and, if you know anyone who lives near them — at the corner of Grand and Lafayette streets or on the Merchant's House Museum block — or others who may be interested, please let them know about this hearing.

Through Nov. 19: Weekly Children's Storytime

Weekly Children's Storytime — Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.m.
(While the temperature remains above 50 degrees)

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.

Through Nov. 22: Coat & Food Drive for The Bowery Mission

As winter approaches, please join us in collecting much-needed items to benefit our neighbor The Bowery Mission, whose demand for winter coats, canned goods and non-perishable foods has increased.

The following donations will be accepted in the Garden though Nov. 22.

  • Coats: Large and extra-large men's winter coats are in especially high demand, but women’s and children’s coats will also be accepted.
  • Canned goods: Soup, vegetables, beans (kidney beans, cannellini beans), tomatoes, tuna.
  • Non-perishable foods: Mustard, ketchup, pasta, pasta sauce, rice, potatoes, grains (barley, quinoa).

For further information, visit bowery.org/donate/donate-goods.

Late Fall Garden Hours

Late Fall Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays, Noon – 4 p.m.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Volunteers keep the Garden open during the sunniest and warmest hours of the day, year round. Email volunteer@elizabethstreetgarden.org to help.
Hands in the Dirt at 2015 Harvest Festival
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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 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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