This Week in Chelsea: August 1-7, 2022


Meatpacking BID’s Sweat Sessions / Night Out Against Crime / Sunset on the Hudson Music Series /  “Go Figure” Art Exhibit at Hudson Guild / PS11 Farm Market / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Wellness Wednesdays Free Flatiron Fitness Series

Sweat Sessions photo by BrakeThrough Media.

Sweat Sessions: A Free Fitness Series Tuesday Nights Through August 30 | The Meatpacking BID (Business Improvement District) and the Wellth Collective combine forces for this fun, free, al fresco fitness series consisting of three free 45-minute classes at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, and 7:30pm every Tuesday night. Yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, and pilates are among the thematic offerings. The series takes place at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park (10th Ave. btw. W. 14th & 15th Sts.). Sweat Sessions are taught by trainers from ZenWTRASHOC Accelerator, and Lifeway Kefir. Proper athletic attire must be worn. Late arrivals after 10 minutes will not be permitted. Notices of cancellation or postponement due to weather conditions will be emailed in advance of class. To register and get more information, click here.

National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 2: The 10th Precinct Celebrates 1-7pm and The 13th Precinct Celebrates 5-8pm | The Fulton Tenants Association and Chelsea’s 10th Precinct team up for this annual local observance of National Night Out Against Crime. Their particular take on “Night” might happen in the afternoon, but you won’t complain because you’ve got better things to do–like chow down on BBQ, dance, and play games. Over on the easternmost part of Chelsea, in the rare parts of the neighborhood not overseen by the 10th Precinct, the 13th Precinct Community Council and precinct’s Community Affairs Office present a 5-8pm “Night”observance. See the below flyers for details.

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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. 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.

The PS11 Farm Market: Wednesdays, 8-9am on W. 21st. St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.| Chelsea’s outdoor, kid-powered pop-up shop stocked with essential ingredients for a great meal has returned–with organic produce and much more are provided by Stoneledge Farm. August 3, the 3rd graders are in charge, and you will find the Market at the play yard gates in front of PS11 (320 W. 21st St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.). This will be the next to last week before summer hiatus begins, with the Market starting back up on Sept. 7.
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

Wellness Wednesdays photo courtesy of the Flatiron NoMad Partnership.

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. 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.

—Compiled by Scott Stiffler







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