This Week in Chelsea: August 15-21, 2022


 Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Recorded Proceedings of the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition’s State Senate Candidates Forum / Meatpacking BID’s Sweat Sessions / PS11 Farm Market / Sunset on the Hudson Music Series /  “Go Figure” Art Exhibit at Hudson Guild

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 make the trip 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 founders 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 offers fruits, vegetables, and meats from area farms. Market favorites Pickle Licious and Orwashers Bakery are back and going strong, along with fresh faces 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. This week’s Market online newsletter (packed with vendor previews, foodstuff tidbits, and previews of each week’s upcoming offerings) notes, “Pharm.NYC returns to the market this Saturday. Pharm.NYC oversees the growth and manufacture of their organic botanical products. They manage the entire production process from seed selection through cultivation, growing, harvesting, processing, and manufacturing.” Pharm.NYC will return to Chelsea on Sept. 10 & 24, Oct. 8 & 22, Nov. 12, and Dec. 3 & 10. 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

UPDATE: To view a recording of this event, click here. | State Senate Candidates Forum: Monday, August 15, 7-8:30pm via Zoom | The Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Coalition and its coalition members will speak to the candidates for New York State Senate in District 47 with focus on their visions to improve the safety and quality of life issues in Clinton, Hell’s Kitchen, Midtown West—issues that parallel, intellect with, or echo matters of concern in Chelsea. The candidates: Maria Danzilo (D) and the incumbent, Brad Hoylman (D). Monday, August 15, 2, from 7-8:30pm on Zoom. To register and via  Zoom, click here. To livestream on YouTube, click here.

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..

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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 12 through 26, featured acts are, respectively: 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.

—Compiled by Scott Stiffler


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