This Week in Chelsea: August 12-18, 2019

Tuesdays: Sunset Salsa | Learn the steps, then stay to show off your new moves, when you beat feet to Hudson River Park’s Sunset Salsa series (with Talia Castro-Pozo). Every Tuesday, through August 27. Lessons: 6:30-7:30pm and open dance, 7:30-9pm, at Pier 45 (at Christopher St.). For more info, click here.

THE PS11 FARM MARKET | The market will run from 8-9:30 am, at PS11 (320 W. 21st St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.), every Wednesday, through November. This week, Summer Camp third graders will be at the market, done in partnership with Stoneledge Farm, which notes: “Your shares will be filled with beautiful summer colors this week.  Peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and, new this week, carrots and rainbow swiss chard.  There are so many great dishes that you can make with these vegetables.” As for what else is in the bag this week: Shallots, Stoneledge notes, make for “a great french onion soup! ” Their celery “has the best flavor.  Eat raw or add to soup, stew or even wash and freeze for a later date.  Use the leaves as well.  The leaves are very comparable to parsley.”  

Thursday, August 15: 2020 Census Employment Event at the Grow with Google NYC Learning Center | See the below flyer, and click here for more information.


Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Free Fitness Events | It’s summer and you’re going to sweat anyway, so why not get some exercise while you’re at it? HYHK offer a variety of opportunities to do just that. Mondays at 6:30pm, it’s the Fitness Bootcamp, led by Ruel Davis. Sign up here:

Every Tues., Wed., and Thurs. at 6pm, wind down from the workday with Yoga Afternoons, where you’ll move mindfully through yoga poses accessible to all. Sign up here:

Saturdays at 10am, start your weekend on a relaxing note, with the Yoga Flow class, where you’ll flow through a chaturanga, with Malorie as your guide. Sign up here:

Sundays at 11:30am, HYHK’s Friends and Family Yoga is an open-level class accessible to all members of the family. Sign up here:

Thurs., Aug. 22 and 29 at 6:30pm, come get down, at one of NYC’s best outdoor dance parties. The DJs of Vinyl Nights are taking over, for an outdoor block party. This event is free. For more info, click here.

All of these free events take place in Block 2 of Bella Abzug Park (W. 34th St. btw. 10th  & 11th Aves.). For more info on what HYHK has to offer, visit




Good stuff from Meredith’s Country Bakery. | Photo via

Saturdays at Down to Earth Farmer’s Market | Every Saturday, 9am to 4pm through December 21, East of Ninth Ave., on the north side of West 23rd Street, is the place to be—for good green stuff and more. This Westchester, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens market welcomes SNAP benefits—just stop by the manager’s tent to use your EBT card.

Here are just a few of the participating vendors, and what they offer:

–Plants, flowers, and certified organic fruits and vegetables from Echo Creek Farm

–Ready-to-eat and vegan options from Pickle Licious

–Baked goods and gluten-free options from Meredith’s Country Bakery

–Pantry items, sauces, and seasonings from Arlotta Food Studio

–Breads from Orwashers Bakery

In recent Market News, they note, “We are pleased to introduce brown bin compost drop-off this season at the Manager’s Tent. A BIG thank you to our community hosts, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen for allowing us to participate in their program.”

Elsewhere around the neighborhood, their Hudson Yards incarnation is open Thursdays, 8:30am to 4pm, through November 21. It’s hosted by the Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance.

For more information about Down to Earth Farmer’s Market, visit


Monday, August 12: Free Mammograms | See the below flyer for details.

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