This Week In & Around Chelsea: March 6-12, 2023


West Side Community Fund Grant Applications Due March 10 / The Guides Association of New York City’s Ninth Annual GANYC Apple Awards / The Legacy of Former Colored School No. 4 / Rangoli Art Celebration / The West 400 Block Association’s St. Patrick’s Event / Community Cleanups / White Rabbit Red Rabbit / St. Patrick’s Day in Chelsea Green Park /Apply by March 22 for the Manhattan DA’s High School Summer Internship Program 

West Side Community Fund Grant Applications Accepted Through March 10| The West Side Community Fund (WSCF) is a collective of leading West Side-based companies whose grant program supports initiatives delivering much-needed services to those in Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen. Eligible applicants include neighborhood organizations, block and tenants’ associations, non-profits, city agencies, schools, health clinics, NYCHA projects, police-community programs, religious institutions, homeless facilities, etc. Individuals who deliver services, such as teachers, are also eligible. Apply at The deadline for the current round of grants is Friday, March 10 (recently extended from original Feb. 27 date). Grant recipients will be announced in April.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Part of Let There Be Theatre—A Call to Action: Monday, March 13, 8pm at TheaterLab (357 W. 36th St,. 3rd floor) | Forbidden to leave his home country, Iranian author Nassim Soleimanpour wrote a one-performer play as a letter that would travel the world in his place. With no rehearsals, no director, and a sealed script, White Rabbit Red Rabbit has its actor reading the script for the first time onstage.Theaters from all over the globe will be staging a production on March 13, to mark the date that most theaters had to shut down due to the pandemic. At 8pm in every time zone, there will be a multitude of shows starting at the same time for 24 hours. Et Alia Theater, in association with Aurora Nova and TheaterLab, is proud to represent New York in this event, for the third year in a row, this year inviting an Iranian actress to take on the challenge and bring the words of this playwright to life. Click here to purchase tickets.

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