This Week In & Around Chelsea: May 13-19, 2024

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This Week In & Around Chelsea

HPD Mobile Van & Movie Night Screening of The Goonies / A New Season of Programming In & Around Bella Abzug Park / Spring Fling in Chelsea Green Park / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / Neighbors of 300 West 21-22-23 Streets Block Association Inaugural Meeting

NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development Mobile Van: May 16 in Conjunction with NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher’s Movie Night| 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 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, screening the classic mystery/comedy mashup The Goonies. Visit for more info. on the Mobile Van, and see the below flyer as well–followed by a flyer for the film…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Neighbors of 300 West 21-22-23 Streets Block Association Inaugural Meeting: Tuesday, May 21, 6:30pm | This opportunity to meet your neighbors and express any thoughts and ideas you have is open to residents and businesses of the 300 blocks of West 21st & 22nd Streets and the south side of West 23rd Streets between and including Eighth and Ninth Aves. For info, email For more info, see the below flyer.


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