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Garden volunteers prepare for Neighborhood Street Tree Care Day.

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Oct. 24 | Third Annual Harvest Festival

Start your Halloween early, show your support for Elizabeth Street Garden and celebrate at our third annual Harvest Festival.

Third Annual Elizabeth Street Garden Harvest Festival —
Saturday, Oct. 24, Noon – 4:00 p.m. (Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 25)

Enjoy a day of FREE, fun activities for all ages, live music, and lite bites and refreshments donated by neighborhood businesses. Costumes encouraged!

Highlights: Street Tree Care Day, LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival, Live Music Sundays & Tai Chi Outdoors

Neighborhood Street Tree Care Day

Thank you to everyone who came out on Sept. 27 and participated in our MillionTreesNYC-funded neighborhood community service day. Together, nearly 50 volunteers, friends and family members cleaned up, mulched and watered 150-plus beloved street trees surrounding Elizabeth Street Garden, including those in DeSalvio Playground.

If you are a resident, building owner or local business that would like to help care for and "adopt" a tree in front of your building (It's easy!), please let us know by emailing

Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden received a 2015 MillionTreesNYC Mini-Grant — one of ten and and the only one awarded in Manhattan. MillionTreesNYC is a PlaNYC initiative with NYC Parks and New York Restoration Project.

LUNGS Harvest Arts Festival & Live Music Sundays

The weekend also included music performances in the Garden as part of the fourth annual Loisaida United Neighborhood Gardens (LUNGS) Harvest Arts Festival. Friends of Elizabeth Street Garden thanks LUNGS founder Charles Krezell for organizing this successful weekend event throughout 38 member gardens.

Thanks to singer-composer and Garden volunteer Kim Kalesti who brought her joyful spirit to sing, musicians Foley, Justin Dean Thomas and Beau, and all of the artists who performed in the Garden this season.

A special thanks to volunteer Joseph Reiver for curating and producing this past season's popular Live Music Sundays concert series.
Tai Chi Outdoors With the Chinatown YMCA

Chinatown YMCA held the last weekly Tai Chi Outdoors class this season in the Garden, and we thank them and instructor Tina C. Zhang for their expertise and commitment to community involvement and participation.

It has been a terrific opportunity to partner with the Chinatown YMCA as part of the Garden's wellness curriculum. We look forward to collaborating again.

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Coming Up in October

Third Annual Harvest Festival — Saturday, Oct. 24, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
(Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 25)

Weekly in the Garden
Kids' Yoga — Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Children's Storytime — Thursdays, 10:30 – 11 a.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.
Garden Hours

Fall Garden Hours (weather permitting)
Weekends, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesdays & Fridays, Noon – 6 p.m.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – 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.
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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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New York, NY 10012

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