This Week In & Around Chelsea: March 11-17, 2024

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

Pick of the Week / West Side Community Fund Grant Applications / Manhattan Community Board 5’s Full Board Meeting / Manhattan Community Board 4’s Informational Forum on Casinos & Gambling / The 10th Precinct Sector C Build the Block Meeting / A View From Today: Contemporary Landscapes / Bingo Night / From 50 the Future: A Hip-Hop Exhibit at Chelsea Market / NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher’s Free Tax Filing Service, March 18 & 27

Amy’s Bread rises to the occasion, when Chelsea Market celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. | Photo courtesy of the Market


St. Patrick’s Day at Chelsea Market: Sunday, March 17 (Ninth Ave. at W. 15th St.) | You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day—but to partake in the special offerings happening at Chelsea Market, you do have to… visit Chelsea Market. That’s no burden, especially on March 17, when we’re assured participating vendors at the iconic destination “will be serving up everything that makes St. Patrick’s Day special.” Among the highlights: Amy’s Bread will be serving traditional Irish Soda Bread, Guinness Cakes with Bailey’s Frosting, and other St. Patty’s-themed treats; Dickson’s Farmstand Meatswill have $5 green beers, traditional corned beef & cabbage, and other menu specials running all day; and Creamline, in collaboration with A Taste of Economy Candy, is releasing a limited-time St. Patrick’s Day Milkshake with Junior Mints, Green Whipped Cream, and chocolate coins. Adding some visually stunning footwork to this roster of authenticity aplenty, 6-7pm sees Irish Step Dancers from The Niall O’Leary School of Irish Dance in a live performance that has far more to do with the hard-won skill of the Irish than their legendary luck.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: West Side Community Fund Grant Applications Accepted Through Friday, March 22 | The West Side Community Fund (WSCF) is a consortium of companies based on the west side of Manhattan who’ve found a common cause in their committent to financially support worthy initiatives based in Chelsea, Hudson Yards, and Hell’s Kitchen. Since its founding in 2018, WSCF has distributed over $925,000 in grants. Eligible applicants for their bi-annual grant program include neighborhood organizations, block and tenants’ associations, nonprofits, city agencies, schools, health clinics, NYCHA projects, police-community programs, religious institutions, and homeless facilities, as well as individuals who deliver services, such as teachers. WSCF grants prioritize projects serving youth, seniors, unhoused individuals, and disabled residents. The applicant as well as their proposed initiatives must be based in Chelsea, Hudson Yards, or Hell’s Kitchen; the applicant’s total annual budget must be below $15 Million; and grants cannot fund religious or partisan activities, nor programs that promote any form of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. Applications are due by Friday, March 22 (an extension of the original March 15 deadline), and grant recipients will be announced in mid to late April. For more information—and to apply—visit To access our coverage of a celebration acknowledging 2023’s grantees, click here.

Manhattan Community Board 5 (MCB5) Full Board Meeting: Thursday, March 14, 6pm, Online via Zoom and In-Person at the Amazon Building (12 W. 39th St., Main Floor) | The full membership of MCB5 gathers monthly—primarily, to review, discuss, and vote on resolutions addressed previously by their various committees. Drafts of the resolutions can be accessed via Committee Reports posted on the MCB5 website 24 hours prior to the full board meeting. To access those reports, click here. Expected resolution topics for the March 14 meeting include a design proposal for the Port Authority Bus Terminal, NYC retiree medical plans, and annual post-parade events in Madison Square Park. Members of the public are welcome to address the Board on a topic relevant to the CB5 community. Speaking time is 2 minutes per speaker. To register to attend via Zoom as well as reserve as slot to speak, click here. To access previously held committee meetings via MCB5’s YouTube channel, click here.

Thursday, March 28 5pm: The 10th Precinct Sector C Build the Block Meeting at 5p at Manhattan Plaza (400 W. 43rd St.) | NCOs, or Neighborhood Coordination Officers, host this quarterly meeting addressing crime and quality of life matters for the 10th Precinct’s Sector C (W. 29th St. to W. 43rd St., 9th Ave. to the Hudson). For more info, see the below screenshot taken from the event’s web listing. To access the 10th Precinct’s page, click here.

A View From Today: Contemporary Landscapes by Denise Adler, Kathleen Gefell, & Ken Nelson / Free / On view through April 18 at Hudson Guild’s Guild Gallery II (119 Ninth Ave.) | Curated by Denise Jones Adler, this show brings together three artists whose approaches to landscape painting are fresh and singular. Viewing Hours: Tues. through Fri., 10am to 5pm; Sat., April 13, 1pm-4pm; and by appointment (call 212-760-9837). For more info on the exhibit, see the below flyer and/or click here to visit its destination on the Hudson Guild website.

From 50 to The Future: An Art Exhibit On View Through Saturday, March 16 at Chelsea Market (W. 15th St. & Ninth Ave.) | Life-sized mixed-media paintings of influential, iconic hip-hop artists such as Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and The Notorious BIG—and other biggies—populate this art exhibit all along the main concourse of Chelsea Market. The show celebrates hip-hop culture, its pioneers, contemporary artists, and how the genre will continue to evolve in the future. Curated by Creative Director Zaire Baptiste, “From 50 to The Future” features artwork from Renaissance artist Voodo Fe’, renowned street artist UnCutt Art (creator of the “Protect Yo Heart” movement), and Tyson Hall, an actor and visual artist whose artwork represents the future of hi- hop artists and their cultural impact. Adding to the visual appeal, an immersive component recreates the performances of famous artists. This event takes placce along the Market’s main concourse, which makes it a free, at-your-own pace event.

“From 50 to the Future” exhibit image courtesy of Chelsea Market.

NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher’s Free Tax Filing Service: March 18 & 27, 10am-6pm | See the below flyer for details. To register for this by-appointment-only service, click here

event listings compiled by Scott Stiffler


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