This Week in Chelsea: October 7-13, 2019

Saturday, October 12 and Sunday, October 13: High Line Open Studio | Talents can be discovered and artwork can be purchased directly from the artists, at studio prices, without a gallery markup (which can be 50% or more), at this free, self-guided walking tour, taking place Sat., Oct 12 and Sun., Oct. 13, 12-6pm. More than 60 West Chelsea artists in 11 buildings will open their studios to the public. The tour starts at the West Chelsea Arts building (508-526 W. 26th St. btw. 10th & 11th Aves.), where visitors can pick up tour maps. Click here to visit their website.

Free and open to the public, Harvest Fest happens Oct. 12. | Photo courtesy of Meatpacking District

Saturday, October 12: Harvest Fest | Join the Meatpacking District for its annual fall event, Harvest Fest, an outdoor artisanal market and neighborhood festival. Free and open to the public, Harvest Fest brings together an eclectic mix of local purveyors and brands to sample, sell, and showcase what’s new for the fall season. Families are encouraged to bring their little ones by for festive bites, Drag Queen Story Hour, a doggie costume contest, arts and crafts, and more. Harvest Fest will take place Columbus Day weekend on Saturday, October 12, from 11am – 4pm at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park (W. 14th St. & 10th Ave). For more information on the event, click here to visit the Meatpacking District’s website.

The cast of Atlantic Theater Company’s “The Big One-Oh!” | Photo by Ahron R. Foster

Through October 20: Atlantic for Kids Presents “The Big One-Oh!”  | Atlantic Theater Company’s Atlantic for Kids programming series proudly presents The Big One-Oh!, a world premiere musical based on the novel by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose). Charley Maplewood is about to reach a milestone: He’s about to turn 10! He has never been one for parties. That would require friends, which he doesn’t have (unless you count his monster friends—but they’re only imaginary). Charley’s still adjusting to his parents’ divorce and his move to a completely new school. Now that he’s turning 10, he decides to throw a birthday party for himself, complete with a “House of Horrors” theme. Things don’t work out as he plans, of course. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh becomes the big OH-NO!?

Saturdays and Sundays at 10:30am, through Oct. 20. At Atlantic Theater Company’s Linda Gross Theater (336 W. 20th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). For tickets and info, visit https://atlantictheater.org/productions/kids/. There will also be a performance on Sun., Oct. 13 at 5:30pm. Sat., Oct. 12’s 10:30am show will be a “Relaxed Performance.” For more information, visit https://atlantictheater.org/relaxed-performance/.

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

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 downtoearthmarkets.com.

Monday, October 7: Forum on Residential Recycling | For more info, see the below flyer.

Thursday, October 10: The PS11 Farm Market | PS11 Farm Market this week will be held on Thursday, October 10 from 8-9:30am. The 511 3rd graders will be running the market this week, selling great local, organic, seasonal produce. Look for them under the scaffolding, outside of PS11 (320 W. 21st St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). This market is presented in partnership with Stoneledge Farm. Here’s some of what’s in the bag this week: carrots, green curly kale, sage, shallots, butternut winter squash, red cabbage, and cauliflower.

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