In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA”
Sunset on the Hudson Music Series / “Go Figure” Art Exhibit at Hudson Guild / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / PS11 Farm Market / Wellness Wednesdays Free Flatiron Fitness Series / / Financial Justice Workshop / CCNews Presents a Community Communication Session /
Sunset on the Hudson: A Friday Night Music Series | Pier 45 (at W. 10th St.) in Hudson River Park is the place for this weekly summertime series starting at 7pm and featuring a diverse roster of talent drawn from—and, as such, reflective of—New York City. July 22, Los Cumpleaños, play classic era Cumbia, Porro, Son Caribeño, Salsa Criolla, and Bullerengue from Colombia. Think Downtown punk’s energy pushed through a prism of, the band says, “cutting-edge psychedelic new wave synths & wild style retro organ sounds.” Sight and sounds unseen, it’s hard not to be sold on the band from descriptive copy of that caliber. Next week, the July 29 entry in the series presents Koku Gonza. From August 5 through 26, featured acts are, respectively: Adi Oasis, Underground System, Queer Urban Orchestra, and The Big Takeover. For more info, click here.
Rick Kreiger’s “Go Figure!” Exhibit aty Hudson Guild Gallery II through September 1 | 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.
Flatiron Fitness’ Wellness Wednesdays: Through August 10, 6-7 pm at Flatiron South Public Plaza (Broadway btw. W. 22nd & 23rd Sts.)| Formerly the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership and now moving forward with a better, shorter name that name-drops its additionally embraced area of coverage, the Flatiron NoMad Partnership presents the return of their signature summertime series, which was promoting the notion of outdoor group exercise long before social distancing compelled fitness facilities to take their business beyond their brick and mortar borders. This eight-week series features yoga, high-intensity interval training, Pilates, and dance classes offered by area studios, gyms, and wellness-focused businesses.
Cancelled because of the extreme heat is the class booked for July 20: Dharma Yoga was scheduled to present Classic Practice. “The yoga postures bring radiant health and long life by drawing attention to the breath, joints, muscles, and mental state,” say the creators of this all-level class. The month’s schedule closes out with July 27’s PMT House of Dance offering Beginner Hip Hop. With an emphasis on musicality, creativity, intention, and performance, students will come away with an appreciation of the basic techniques, and an ability to put those foundational skills into their proper context. To register for any of these classes (and find out about pop-up classes and cancellations because of extreme heat, severe rain, etc.), click here.
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 email@example.com. To attend the workshop, click here for the Zoom registration link.
CCNews Presents a Community Communications Session: Tuesday, July 19, 7-pm via Zoom | This online event welcomes commentary from the public while encouraging them to channel their time and talents into the challenging task of building a bridge between problem and solution. To that end, CCNews will provide information about accessing knowledge, equipment, and funding to further your good cause of choice. Inge Ivchenko, president of the London Terrace Tenants Association, is our respectful moderator, tasked with keeping things moving and maintaining a civil tone. (Bombastic complainers and combative accusers are welcome to attend, but subject to the Mute button.) Anticipating discussions on everything from criminal recidivism to urban gardening, CCN gratefully announces the following confirmed attendees, who will answer viewer questions after speaking about their guiding purpose and current projects. Guest speakers include New York City Councilmember Erik Bottcher, members of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Community Partnerships Unit, and members of the Chelsea Garden Club. To join the Zoom event, click here. Meeting ID: 883 3817 0881. Passcode: 752934.
—Compiled by Scott Stiffler
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