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Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER |  IT’S MY PARK DAY at MATHEWS-PALMER PARK Meet new people, learn new things and spruce up the neighborhood — when the West 45/46 St. Block Association and their allies give a fall overhaul to 20 street tree beds (the more dignified, and preferred term, over tree “pits”). Volunteers will help make life […]

Community Activities, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

Community Activities, Week of Sept. 25, 2014

BY SCOTT STIFFLER   |  TASTES OF NYC  It’s an afternoon of nibbling among the cobblestones, when chefs from some of the best restaurants in Chelsea, the Meatpacking District and the West Village converge on Gansevoort Plaza for the 7th Annual Tastes of NYC. All proceeds ensure the continuation of arts and enrichment programs at […]

Community Activities, Sept. 11, 2014

Community Activities, Sept. 11, 2014

THE LONDON TERRACE STREET FAIR Board games with all of the pieces! Paintings you’d actually want to put on your wall! Clothes that are in style! The 22nd Annual London Terrace Street Fair has all of this, and more, culled largely from the stuffed closets and overflowing storage lockers of London Terrace residents. No tube […]

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: THE ALL-FREE EDITION

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:  THE ALL-FREE EDITION

THE CHELSEA GARDEN CLUB  TREE PIT TOUR Some time ago, members of the Chelsea Garden Club stepped up to beautify and tend those bicycle lane tree pits on Eighth and Ninth Aves, between 17th and 30th Sts. With a few pits still in need of volunteer TLC, the Garden Club would love you to join […]

Community Activities, Week of July 3, 2014

Community Activities, Week of July 3, 2014

HEALTHY HELL’S KITCHENIGHTS How do you turn a kitchen into a gym? If you’re the West 45/46 Block Association, all it takes is a park, some top-notch instructors, and a group of neighbors who prefer their fitness with a little fresh air. “Healthy Hell’s Kitchenights” will turn Mathews-Palmer Park into an outdoor community center, by offering […]

Community Activities, Week of June 19, 2014

Community Activities, Week of June 19, 2014

LENOX HILL HealthPlex OPEN HOUSE Later this summer, on the site of the former O’Toole Building, the North Shore/LIJ Hospital System will debut the first phase of its Lenox Hill HealthPlex facility — in the form of a 24/7 emergency department. Over the next year, other elements of the medical center (on the upper floors) […]

Greenwich Village Caroling Walk

Greenwich Village Caroling Walk

There’s no need to hop across the pond to have yourself a merry little “Christmas Carol”-type experience. The Village has an ample amount of cobblestone charm and picturesque Dickensian pathways to navigate — without the hassle of 19th century London’s flower women, fishmongers and roving gangs of pickpocketing urchins. Soak up the atmosphere, and create […]

Community Activities: The Very Special Holiday Edition

Community Activities: The Very Special Holiday Edition

WASHINGTON SQUARE TREE LIGHTING AND CAROLING It’s been standing tall and looking good since arriving at 4am on Monday — but you’ll have to wait until 6pm on December 11 to see the Washington Square Park Christmas Tree in all its spruced up glory. That’s when the lights on this 45-foot-tall Vermonter will first begin […]

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2013

Community Activities, Week of Oct. 9, 2013

‘PAWS’ FOR PRAYER: BLESSING OF AMINALS  Beasts of all species and denominations, and their bipedal roommates, are welcome at Chelsea Community Church’s Blessing of Animals. The 14th installment of this popular annual event gets a cabaret twist this time around — as tenor Otto Walberg, the longtime lay leader for the service, sings a new […]

Community Activities, Sept. 25, 2013

Community Activities, Sept. 25, 2013

FULTON YOUTH READING CIRCLE Now that kids are back in school, it’s time for adults to hit the books — as part of the volunteer force that keeps The Fulton Youth Reading Circle’s pages turning. Founded in 2011 by the nondenominational Chelsea Community Church, with support from Chelsea children’s book publisher Kathleen Doherty and Miguel […]

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