This Week in Chelsea: Week of November 2-8, 2020

Wednesday, November 4, 6:30pm via Zoom: Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) Full Board Meeting | On the first Wed. of the month, Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4) convenes its full board (these days, via Zoom), to vote on agenda items culled from the work of its committees.  Among the agenda items scheduled for Nov 4: Items 11 and 12 are letters generated from CB4’s Transportation Planning Committee (aka TRANS) to the NYC Department of Transportation. Citi Bike Expansion is the concern of Item 11, while bike safety measures for 45th St. and 8th  Ave. are addressed by Item 12. To view these letters and all others associated with full board votes on Nov. 4, click here. To attend the meeting via Zoom, click here.

Those in the Zoom “Attendee” section can obtain a 2-minute slot to speak before the Board, as part of the upfront Public Session. To do so, deploy the”Virtual Hand Raise” button before 6:45pm. (apart from this form of participation, Attendees are not shown on screen, and cannot be heard.)

Public Session participation isn’t just for the last-minute set: You can reserve in advance, up to noon on the day of, via a link provided by CB4 (easily found on the Calendar page of CB4’s recently redesigned, much-improved website; click here to access info for the full board’s Dec. 2 meeting). Can’t make it in real time? CB4 has all of their recent board meetings, and many committee meetings, archived on their YouTube channel, which can be accessed by clicking here. You can also attend via conference call, the number is 646-518-9805. To visit the home page of CB4’s website (recently upgraded design makes it easier to find what you want, click here).

Register for “Poets and Play” Theater Workshop at Hudson Guild | Hudson Guild Theatre Company members teach this workshop designed for ages 16 and up, taking place Tues. and Thurs., Dec. 10/17. See the below flyer for details. To get info on how to register, email


Down to Earth Farmers Market: Saturdays in Chelsea | Down to Earth Farmers Market has a presence in 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. Go to the Manager’s Tent to use your SNAP EBT card and get tokens to spend with our vendors. Health Bucks available. FMNP WIC/Seniors checks can be used at the farm stands through November. Note: Food scrap recycling collection is on pause. Please do not bring items for composting to the farmers market.

–Compiled by Scott Stiffler


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