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

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

The Full Board of Manhattan Community Board 4 / NYC Council District 3’s Participatory Budgeting Project Expo / Programming for Children at Chelsea Recreation Center / A View From Today: Contemporary Landscapes by Denise Adler, Kathleen Gefell, & Ken Nelson

NOTE: If Accessing This Listing After April 3, 2024, The Event’s Archived Version Can Be Viewed By Clicking Here. | The Full Board of Manhattan Community Board 4 (MCB4): Wednesday, March 3, 6:30pm Online via Zoom and YouTube and In-Person at the Hotel Trades Council (305 W. 44th St. btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) | The full membership of MCB4 convenes, for the third time under the leadership of Jessica Chait (click here for our recent Q&A with MCB4’s new Chair). Click here to view the agenda and draft versions of letters generated by individual committees and voted on by the Board’s full membership (approved as is, pending changes per Full Board discussion or, rarely, returned to committee for more work). That’s not the only thing on the agenda: Just as lively are the meeting’s other signature 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. Registration to attend via Zoom also lets the public put their names down to speak during the Public Hearing session scheduled atop the evening’s Agenda. It gives the public a chance to weigh in on 2 matters to be taken up by the full board later in the meeting: The Draft Scope of Work for the Western Rail Yard Modification Project (Agenda Item 1) and for the Midtown South Mixed-Use Proposal (Agenda Item 2). To attend the meeting via phone, call 646-518-9805 (when prompted, the Webinar ID s 986 0945 5541). For info about all things CB4, their website can be found by clicking here. Can’t attend in real time? View it at your convenience, via CB4’s YouTube channel (click here).

NYC Council District 3’s Participatory Budgeting Project Expo: Thursday, April 4, 5pm-7pm at Church of the Holy Apostles (296 Ninth Ave. btw. 27th & 28th Sts.) | Stop complaining about how local government spends your money and start playing a part in deciding how that money is spent—but don’t come crying to us when somebody complains about how you spent local government money. It’s all part of the circle of life when you participate in NYC Council District 3’s Participatory Budgeting process—and the empowerment you get now more than makes up for any criticism down the road (which is totally not a thing; we just made it up to make a point). District 3 Council Member Erik Bottcher has allocated $1 million from this year’s capital discretionary budget to be spent on capital improvement projects. Voting will be open (both online and in-person) from Saturday, April 6 through Sunday, April 14. To kick off Vote Week, the Participatory Budgeting Project Expo invites you to meet with volunteer budget delegates who have been working on PB since September, preview this year’s ballot items, and cast your ballot early. To RSVP to the April 4 Project Expo, click here.

Programming for Children at Chelsea Recreation Center (430 W. 25th St.) | See the below flyer for details.

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.


event listings compiled by Scott Stiffler


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