Saturdays, rain or shine, 9am-3pm: Chelsea Farmers Market | Down to Earth Farmers Markets has once again put down roots in Chelsea (on W. 23rd St. near Ninth Ave.). By and large, it’s the same experience as it’s always been (fresh products, friendly people), albeit with a few notable nods to pandemic protocol: If you have not been fully vaccinated, please wear a face mask. There is no food sampling in the market, and all ready-to-eat food and drink must be consumed off site. If you have pre-ordered bring your order summary with you to speed pick up. For more info, click here for our preview of its opening day, May 15. Subscribe to the Down to Earth Farmers Market weekly newsletter by clicking here. In each newsletter, you will find the origin story of a certain product available for purchase. During the week prior to their September 18 Market, the newsletter arrived with this, penned by Jaimie: “Since we’re currently in the middle of NY’s onion harvest, make sure to stop by the farm stands at your local farmers market and grab yourself a bunch. Here are a few of our favorite recipes that let the onion shine.”
Vegetarian French Onion Soup
Caramelized Onions (make a toasted cheese sandwich with caramelized onions and brie cheese!)
Cider-braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onions
Heirloom Tomato, Totsoi & Mustard Greens Salad and Burnt Onion Mustard Vinaigrette
Sundays, 12pm: Chelsea Community Church Zoom Worship Services | After taking a break in August, it’s a return to form for the weekly worship services from nondenominational Chelsea Community Church. Their first service since summer hiatus took place at noon on September 19, as an online Zoom event. Sister Carol Perry, Resident Bible Scholar at the Protestant Marble Collegiate Church for 37 years and winner of a Norman Vincent Peale Award for Positive Thinking, was the guest speaker. The Roman Catholic Sister has guided seven tours to the Holy Land and has lectured widely, with an emphasis on the Bible and on the role of women in religious life today. Chelsea Community Church has a different speaker every Sunday, as well as traditional music.
Meatpacking District and ArtNoir present From a Place, Of a Place | Join your fellow New Yorkers to elevate local talent, when you take part in From a Place, Of a Place–a three-month, five-part activation in locations throughout the Meatpacking District that “celebrates and discovers Black voices through creativity, commerce, and community in and around the District.” This special programming on the part of the Meatpacking District BID (in partnership with “the amazing folks at ARTNOIR“) began last week, with The Meeting Point. This pop-up gallery (located at 2 Gansevoort) is curated by Danny Baez and features over a dozen artists, whose work on view offers, the press material notes, “the presence of possibility and a connection to all things unseen, through the lens of Blackness.” The Meeting Point maintains its pop-up presence with the works that premiered last week on view through late September, when another group of artists (also curated by Baez) will be featured. Gallery Hours: Wed., Thurs., Sun., 12-6pm, Fri. & Sat., 12-8pm.
Sundays at 11am: Free, In-Person, Historic Flatiron Walking Tours | The Flatiron Partnership (the area’s soon-to-expand BID) has marked another milestone in NYC’s return to “normalcy” (in a town like this, that word always needs quotes), now that their brick and mortar tour of the Flatiron area has returned. The tours tells you all about iconic area structures including the Flatiron Building, New York Life Insurance Building, MetLife Clock Tower, and Appellate Courthouse. Having gone online during the pandemic, a rotating trio of historians will return to earth, so to speak, to lead the tours: Miriam Berman, author of Madison Square: The Park and Its Celebrated Landmarks and New York in Words and Images, a book of New York postcards; Mike Kaback, a native New Yorker; and, Fred Cookinham, author of The Age of Rand: Imagining an Objectivist Future World. The tours take place weekly, Sundays at 11am. For info, click here.
—Event Listings Compiled by Scott Stiffler
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