This Week In & Around Chelsea: October 16-22, 2023

Here’s What’s Happening In & Around Chelsea

Pick of the Week: Senior Resource Fair  / Free Book Fair / Community Cleanups / District 3 Participatory Budgeting Meetings / UPCOMING: Halloween Block Party at Chelsea Green Park; 10th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting  / ONGOING: Carri Skoczek: Portraits at Hudson Guild’s Guild Gallery II /  


Fall Book Fair: Saturday, October 21, 11am-2pm in front of Hudson Guild (441 West 26th Street) | Made possible by a partnership between the Elliott-Chelsea Tenants’ Association and Avenues: The World School, this event offers free books (aka libros gratis). In the event of an unfavorable weather forecast, the rain date is October 28. See the below flyer for all of this information presented in a much more visually appealing manner than what this paragraph has been able to manage…


Community Cleanups in Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen & the West Village: October 22, November 15/19 & Dec. 3 | NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher’s  partnership with the Sanitation Foundation and the people of Council District 3—in which folks fan out across their neighborhoods to show litter the business end of a garbage bag—returns for a slew of fall dates. Gloves, bags, and tools will be provided.

Here’s where to meet at 11am: In Chelsea, at the northwest corner of 23rd St. & Eighth Ave. In Hell’s Kitchen, at the northeast corner of 47th St. & Ninth Ave. In the West Village, at Abingdon Square (Eighth Ave. & Hudson St.). Gloves, bags, and litter collection equipment will be provided.  To sign up, click here.



Kids at Work: Free Music in Chelsea Green Park (140 W. 20th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) on Thursday, October 26, 10amJoin teacher Sophie (from Chelsea Green neighbor and longtime supporter, Kids at Work), who will lead the kids in song and activities. The event will run about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Kids at Work Has been making music with kids for over 14 years, and Kids at Work is excited to bring the fun for FREE at Chelsea Green! This is for babies and toddlers aged 6 mos-4 years. Older children are also welcome.


The 10th Precinct Sector A Quarterly Build the Block Meeting: Thursday, October 26, 5pm in Kelly Park (320 West 17 th St., btw. 8th & 9th Aves. | See the below screenshot taken from the meeting’s web listing.


Carri Skoczek: Portraits at Hudson Guild’s Guild Gallery II (119 9th Ave. ): On View Through November 21 | This exhibit features a selection of women’s portraits from several series by Skoczek: Fallen Women (based on Bellocq’s photographs of Storyville prostitutes); Soiled Doves (based on photographs of prostitutes from the early wild west, female circus performers, and Alice in Wonderland). “The inherent sensuousness of drawing the portraits with her fingers, using pearl powders on top of wet relief printmaking ink,” the curators note, “enhances the lusciousness of the drawings and subject matter.” Viewing Hours: Tues. through Fri., 10am-5pm and Sat., Nov. 11 & 18, 2pm-5pm. Free admission. For info, call 212-760-9837 or click here to view exhibit info on the Hudson Guild website.


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