This Week in Chelsea: Week of July 11-17, 2022


NYC Police Exam, July 15 Deadline / “Go Figure” Art Exhibit at Hudson Guild / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Chelsea Garden Club Tour / Financial Justice Workshop /  PS11 Farm Market / Free Community Music at Chelsea Green Park / Wellness Wednesdays Free Flatiron Fitness Series / NYC Councilmember Erik Bottcher’s Free Monthly Housing Clinic




NYC Police Exam through Friday, July 15 | This info comes to you as part of the NYPD’s Police Officer Recruitment Initiative. The registration period for the Police Officer Exam will be open until July 15th, 2022. Potential test takers can register at www.NYC.GOV/oasys or under the “Police Officer Title Page” on  For further information or questions regarding this exam, contact the Recruitment Section at 718-312-6097 or 212-RECRUIT. In addition, those interested are able to live chat with a recruiter MondayFriday between the hours of 7am and 8pm, SaturdaySunday between the hours of 12pm and 8pm.



Rick Kreiger’s “Go Figure!” Exhibit Presented by Hudson Guild Gallery II | Meet a multitude of fantastical figures created by multi-media artist, SVA grad, and NYC resident Rick Krieger, who has been presenting his own work and co-curating that of other artists at Hudson Guild since 1989. On view through September 1. Viewing hours: Tues.—Fri., 10am—6pm. At Hudson Guild Gallery II (119 Ninth Ave.). For more info, see the below flyer and click here to view an arts events page on the Hudson Guild website.

Photo courtesy of Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea

The Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Saturdays, 9am-2pm on the North side of West 23rd St., off Ninth Ave. | New York area growers and artisan food makers return to Chelsea every Saturday through Dec. 17. This Market was created with the support of nearby Church of the Holy Apostles, with the mission of bringing wholesome and delicious foods to the neighborhood’s shoppers and supporting local small farms and food businesses. “The Chelsea Farmers Market is a grower-producer market,” its fouders note, “meaning that vendors must be farmers or make food with ingredients purchased from local farms. The few exceptions to this rule are olive oil, chocolate and coffee vendors who can document their sourcing.” The Market’s ninth season will offer fruits, vegetables, and meats from area farms. Market favorites PickleLicious and Orwashers Bakery are returning, along with fresh faces including Love the Soup! from Morristown, NJ and Ideal Fish from Waterbury, CT. SNAP EBT is welcome (visit the manager’s tent to get tokens; matching Health Bucks are available). Farmers Market Nutrition Program checks, issued by WIC offices and Seniors’ centers, can be used from June through November. Get the latest Market news by signing up for their email newsletter via the Down to Earth Markets website (click here to access it) or by following the Chelsea Farmers Market on Facebook (

File Photo: Chelsea Garden Club members and friends gather before the annual tour. | Photo courtesy of the Club.

Chelsea Garden Club Tour: Saturday, July 16, 10am | This annual on-the-move gathering celebrates the work of Chelsea Garden Club volunteers who roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty, all in the name of beautifying West Chelsea’s pedestrian tree pit islands. Meet at the garden at Eighth Avenue and West 17th Street. The tour begins there, heading north.

Financial Justice Workshop: Monday, July 18, 6pm Online | NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher, in collaboration with New Economy Project, presents this online offering of free resources t combat abusive debt collection. Don’t be afraid to pick up the phone–know your rights, and assert them when you wages are being garnished or your bank account frozen. No matter the nature of your situation, nobody deserves to be harassed–ever! See the below flyer for details–and for info by phone, call 212-564-7757 or email To attend the workshop, click here for the Zoom registration link.

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