This Week in Chelsea: Week of June 22, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 6am-9pm: State and Federal Primary Elections | Many have taken advantage of Early or Absentee Voting–but today, it’s all about brick and mortar participation. Before you go, though, verify your poll site by visiting https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com (COVID-19 has caused some poll sites to change). Once on site, you’ll find measures have been taken for poll worker and voter safety, including floor markers to help maintain social distancing. Masks will be provided to voters who need them, and Voting machines will be cleaned regularly with antiseptic wipes. For the full list of precautions, visit https://vote.nyc/vote-june-2020. Among the things you’ll be voting on: President, US Congress, NYS Senate, and delegates.

Through June 30: Stonewall Time Capsule Collecting | New-York Historical and the Generations Project are preserving LGBTQ history for the next 50 years in a time capsule to be opened at the Stonewall 100 celebration in 2069. Explore their exhibition Stonewall 50 at New-York Historical, then donate your photos and handwritten memories, stories, and thoughts on LGBTQ life in America. Email your donations to timecapsule@nyhistory.org, or mail them to: Kathleen O’Connor, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West , New York NY 10024.

Open Streets | New York City is opening  streets to allow for greater social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis, with a plan to expand to a total of 100 miles. Open Streets are available daily, 8am to 8pm (unless otherwise noted) for pedestrians and cyclists to use the roadbed of the street while maintaining social distancing. Opening hours may vary by location due to NYPD staffing. For info on the Open Streets program, click here, and see the below flyer. Designated Chelsea areas include W. 22nd St. btw. Seventh & Eighth Aves., and W. 21st St. btw. Ninth & 10th Aves. For Hiba Sohail’s recent article on this topic, click here.

June Committee Meetings of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) | Each CB4 meets monthly, which serve as a prelude to matters discussed, when CB4 holds its full board meeting.  To access the June calendar and learn more about CB4, click here.

Down to Earth Farmers Market: Saturdays in Chelsea | It’s one of those sure signs of spring: Down to Earth Farmers Market has returned to Chelsea, Saturdays, 9am-3pm, through December 19, along the sidewalk on the North side of W. 23rd St., east of Ninth Ave. The Market has altered its shopping guidelines, in accordance with COVID-19 precautions. Click here to read the guidelines, and arrive prepared to browse while maintaining social distance. To visit the website page specific to their Chelsea Market, click here.

Weekly Zoom Sunday Services from Chelsea Community Church | During the current social distancing, Chelsea Community Church is providing a Zoom service every Sunday at noon. The church is nondenominational, and has guest speakers as well as lay-led services that include traditional music. To receive an invitation, you can send an email to info@chelseachurch.org.

Chelsea Community Church is an inclusive, independent, lay-led and non-denominational Christian community. Due to COVID-19 concerns and recommendations, they will not hold in-person services until further notice.  However, the Church is currently holding virtual services via Zoom.  Visit chelseacommunitychurch.org.

–Compiled by Scott Stiffler

 

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