In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA”
Vinyl Nights / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / London Terrace Street Fair / Last Week in Chelsea: The Opera Next Door / Events from Earlier This Week (updated 9/15): “sueño” on the High Line / PS11 Farm Market / Community Music at Chelsea Green Park /
Vinyl Nights NYC 2022: Thursday, September 15, 22 from 6pm to 9pm at Bella Abzug Park, Hudson Yards | Don’t spend your time waiting for the tell-tale skip or scratch that only comes from American hot wax. The title of this series is all the proof you need to know you’re listening to the classic hits that shaped NYC club culture the way they were meant to be played—on vinyl! Producer Rebecca Lynn has mobilized The Mobile Mondays Crew + Friends for this all-ages event celebrating “everything New York” as told in song, in the styles of Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, House, Disco, Latin, and more. Produced in partnership with Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Business Improvement District (HYHK), Vinyl Nights takes place at Bella Abzug Park at Hudson Yards (Hudson Blvd East btw. W. 34th & 35th Sts.). Take the 7 Train to its Hudson Yards stop). To RSVP to this free event, click here. For more info, see the below flyer.
The Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Every Saturday, 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 including 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. As for what’s in store at this week’s September 17 Market, Down to Earth’s Melissa noted, in this week’s e-newsletter, that your shopping experience on any given Saturday will afford you the opportunity to discover “unusual fruits and vegetables you may not have encountered or considered bringing home with you before,” during a routine trip to your local supermarket. Those uncommon choices, at Farmers Market Chelsea include celeriac (a relative of parsley, celery, and parsnips) and Kohlrabi (a cabbage). 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 https://www.facebook.com/dtechelseafarmersmarket/.
Saturday, September 24, 10am-5pm: The 30th Annual London Terrace Street Fair Happens on W. 24th St. btw. 9th & 10th Aves. | Fall officially starts in Chelsea with this annual event whose return in 2021 (after an exceedingly rare year off because of COVID) was a giant leap back to the world of in-person events. See the below flyer for details. For more info, including details about how to rent take space send an email to LTTAstreetfair@gmail.com.
LAST WEEK IN CHELSEA: THE OPERA NEXT DOOR | In the early evening of Saturday, September 10, West 21st Street between Eighth & Ninth Aves. was closed to traffic and replete with seats brought by an enthusiastic audience who turned out to see The Opera Next Door’s performance of The Old Maid & The Thief. “It was sublime,” said a rep from the 500 West Block Association, who stumbled upon a performance of the piece this spring, and enthusiastically promoted its arrival in West Chelsea this past Saturday. Spring’s “sublime” was supplanted by “Bravo,” a superlative from September 10 audience member Craig M. de Thomas, who took the photos above and below. If you regret missing this free, outdoor “bring your own seat” slice of culture, good news (if you travel well): The Old Maid & The Thief will be performed this Saturday, September 17, in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn (Willoughby Ave. btw. Nostrand & Marcy Aves. For more info, click here to visit The Opera Next Door’s website.
Miguel Gutierrez’s “sueño”: Monday, September 12, through Wednesday, September 14 on the High Line at West 14th Street and 10th Avenue. | Chelsea’s elevated public park is the setting for this offering from Miguel Gutierrez–who, according to our arts contributor Elizabeth Zimmer, “is one of the smartest and funniest dancemakers we’ve got.” For more info on this free (reservations recommended) event, click here for Zimmer’s writeup of the event. Gutierrez’s sueño, which means “dream” in English, is presented by High Line Art, and will be performed three times: Monday, September 12, at 7pm / Tuesday, September 13, at 6pm / and Wednesday, September 14, at 7pm. Admission is free but an RSVP to Eventbrite is encouraged. To do so, click here.
The PS11 Farm Market: Wednesdays (and sometimes Thursdays), 8am-9am on W. 21st Street (btw. 8th/9th Aves.) | Chelsea’s outdoor, kid-powered pop-up shop with essential ingredients for a great meal has returned, via organic produce and much more, provided by Stoneledge Farm. This is the first Market since finishing their roster of summer sessions–so stop by, spend a little, and wish them well on this fresh new fall season of weekly Markets. In an email of Tues., Sept. 13, Debbie wrote, “We are beyond excited to be starting our Farm Market again this year with a new CROP (pardon the pun) of 3rd graders tomorrow. Ms. Bouchard’s 3rd graders will be managing the farm market for the 1st time this year. The market will be held on Wednesdays and/or Thursdays in front of PS 11, 320 West 21st Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues.) Please stop by for some delicious local, organic, seasonal produce.” Next week affords you the chance to stop by twice, as there will be student-run Markets on Wed.Thurs., Sept. 21/22.
Community Music: Wednesday, September 14, 10am at Chelsea Green Park (140 W. 20th St. btw, Sixth & Seventh Aves.) | Friends of Chelsea Green—steadfast pals of the small but substantive 2019-opened park built in part with District 3 Participatory Budgeting bucks—invites you to the latest edition of their !FREE! music series made with babies and toddlers (6 months to 4 years) in mind. A performer from Kids at Work (neighbors to, and longtime supporters of, the park) will lead the kids in song and activities. Runtime: 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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