This Week In & Around Chelsea: May 6-12, 2024

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This Week In & Around Chelsea

HPD Mobile Van / A New Season of Programming In & Around Bella Abzug Park / Family Picnic on the High Line / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Spring Fling in Chelsea Green Park

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development Mobile Van: May 9 & 16| Learn about housing-related issues, prepare to apply for affordable housing, understand your rights and responsibilities, file a housing complaint, finance improvements and repairs, register your building, remedy a violation, and more courtesy of the experts operating out of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development. Thursday, May 9, 10am-5pm at Clement Clarke Moore Park (10th Ave. btw. W. 21st & 22nd Sts.) and Thursday, May 19, 4:30pm-8:30pm at Hell’s Kitchen Park (10th Ave. btw. W. 47th& 48th Sts.), as part of NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher’s Movie Night. Visit for more info.

Hudson Yards Hell’s Kitchen (HYHK) Alliance Presents May to October Free Programming In & Around Bella Abzug Park | Another season of free, all-ages programming is about to kick off in and around Bella Abzug Park (W. 34th to 35th Sts., 10th to 11th Aves.). For the complete schedule, click here—and in the coming weeks, see this listing’s updated versions, as we feature a rotating collection of fitness, music, movies, and dance events.

Starting on Monday, May 6, Bien Good Well offers free yoga classes Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10:30pm in Bella Abzug Park. To register, click here. Every other Thursday in May, June, July, September, and October (beginning May 9), Vinyl Nights fills Bella Abzug Park with dance-demanding classics of the 70s, 80s, and beyond, as spun by veteran NYC DJs working with, yes, real vinyl records. For more info, click here. Looking ahead, the public space programmers from Street Lab will be popping up in Bella Abzug Park for six weeks in July and August, bringing interactive activities for kids of all ages.

Family Picnic on the High Line Lawn: Saturday, May 11, 9am-11am on the High Line at W.  23rd St. & 10th Ave. | To attend, RSVP by emailing See the below flyer for more info.

Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Satudays, 9am-2pm | To visit the Market online, click here. The Market happens Satudays, 9am-2pm on W. 23rd St. Off of Ninth Ave. A new addition for 2024: Textile Recycling! Bring your linens, old clothes, shoes, torn, stained, or new to recycle (look for the green bin). Also Note: Food Benefit Programs are welcome. Go to the Manager’s Tent to use your SNAP EBT card and get tokens to spend with the vendors. Matching Health Bucks are available ($2 for every $2 withdrawn, up to $10). FMNP vouchers can be used June-November. For a full explanation of benefits visit this link. NYC residents who have questions about the FMNP program can dial 311.

Friends of Chelsea Green Presents Spring Fling at Chelsea Green Park (140 W. 20th St. btw. 6th & 7th Aves.) | This all-ages event happens Saturday, May 18, 12pm-4pm. RSVP via See the below flyer for details.

event listings compiled by Scott Stiffler


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