This Week In & Around Chelsea: January 1-7, 2024

Here’s What’s Happening This Week In & Around Chelsea

CB4 Full Board Meeting  / Musicgarten / Lights on the Cobbles

The Full Board Meeting of Manhattan Community Board 4 (CB4): Wednesday, January 3, 6:30pm Online & In-Person at Mount Sinai West – 1000 10th Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room B | The full membership of CB4 convenes Jan. 3, for the first time in 2024 (full board meetings tale place on the first Wednesday of the month. Click here to view the agenda and draft versions of letters generated by the individual committees of CB4. Well-vetted by the time they reach the full board, committee letters are often voted on favorably. Sometimes, a letter will be approved pending changes the Board has just discussed; and in rare cases, letters will be sent back to committee for more work.  But that’s not all. Just as lively are the meeting’s other featured elements: Updates from elected officials or their reps, and a Public Session that lets you speak directly to the Board (uninterrupted and usually for 2 minutes). To register for the meeting and view it via Zoom, click here. To view the live stream via CB4’s well-curated YouTube channel, click here. Note: Zoom registration allows you to sign up for a slot in the Public Session. Early sign-up to speak closes at 4pm on the day of the meeting. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those attending in person. To attend the meeting via phone, the call-in number is 646-518-9805 (when prompted, the Webinar ID s 986 0945 5541). For info about all things CB4, you’ll find it on their website, which can be reached by clicking here. Can’t attend in real time? View it at your convenience, via CB4’s YouTube channel (click here).

Musicgarten photo via the Pier 57 events web page.

Musicgarten in the Seahorse Classroom at Pier 57; Free; Times & Dates Vary | Musikgarten for Babies and Toddlers, led by Rachel, is a chance for families to learn to connect with children in a musical setting. Click here for the Pier 57 events page, whose calendar lets you access info on the many well-regarded (mostly free) classes and activities Pier 57 has to offer. Pier 57 is located at 15th Street in Hudson River Park, between Little Island and Chelsea Piers. Access is from the West Side Highway.

Snow time like the present to visit the Meatpacking District. | Photo via the disrtict BID’s webste

Lights on the Cobbles: Through January 14 in the Meatpacking District | With the holiday hubbub having come and gone (good riddance, Rockefeller tree and most types of fruitcake!), what’s worthy of your destination event time can be found throughout the Meatpacking District. Through Jan. 14, the district’s BID (Business Improvement District) brings you, as the put it, “the ultimate winter wonderland photo op in the city! This year’s enhanced installation features snow people adorned with custom accessories and our iconic abstract colonnade with reflective walls in Gansevoort Plaza. Stroll along Ninth Avenue to witness upgraded light art, glowing dandelion-filled planters, and two illuminated geometric frames for the perfect photo backdrop.” They’re not kidding about the photo op claim: The oversized, artfully lit attractions appearing alongside the old timey cobblestones and a night sky unobscured by high-rise buildings gives the Meatpacing District a look and feel that’s not just Instagrammable–it’s downright cinematic. For more info, click here.

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