This Week In & Around Chelsea: May 27-June 2, 2024

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This Week In & Around Chelsea

Rescheduled Screening of The Goonies / 10th Precinct Community Council Meeting /  Sector B Build the Block Meeting Rescheduled from May 30 to May 29 / Programming In, Around Bella Abzug Park /  / Manhattan Community Board 4 Full Board Meeting / All-New Dance, Music, Theater, and Opera at Little Island


Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea /  Pride the Block / Recycle Your E-Waste

Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea: Satudays, 9am-2pm | Seasonal, local food by vendors you can rely on for the basics and trust when it comes to embracing new cuisine and ingredients is the great strength of this weekly market that pops up Saturdays, 9am-2pm, on West 23rd Street Off of Ninth Ave. A tip worth taking: Click here to sign up for their newsletter, and every week you’ll get a preview of what’s so special about the next Market. This week, the newsletter sang the well-deserved praises of the Mediterranean Diet, while also noting, “health benefits associated with many ancient foodways.” That segued into looking at what’s healthy and delicious about the The Atlantic Diet, The Japanese Diet, and the Nordic Diet. It’s no mere coincidence that many of the ingredients for the recipes shared will be for sale this Saturday at… well, you know. Also good for filling up on preview content is a visit to the Market’s online presence. To do so, click here. 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 Matching Health Bucks are available ($2 for every $2 withdrawn, up to $10).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.

Pride the Block: Saturday, June  1, from 1pm-5pm on the 400 Block of West 21st Street | The big thinkers–and doers–of Chelsea’s 400 West 21st Street block mean to begin June’s PRIDE Month by going themselves one better than the stellar spooky outdoor displays they’ve become known for, come Halloween. For PRIDE, they’ve put out a  call to all on their block to drape the stretch between 9th & 10th Aves. with Pride decor complimented by complimentary PRIDE-themed bunting. See the below flyer for details–and stop by on June 1 to cheer them on, and return all month long for what’s sure to be the site of many social media triumphs.

E-Waste Recycling: Saturday, June 1, 10am-2pm at West 42nd Street between Ninth & 10th Aves.| NY C Council Member Erik Bottcher partners with the Lower East Side Ecology Center and Manhattan Plaza for this free opportunity to safely and legally dispose of electronics that you no longer use, including working and non-working computers, monitors, printers/scanners, keyboards, mice, cables, TVs, VCR and DVD players, phones, audio/visual equipment, and cell phones. For more info, click here and/or see the below flyer.

Rescheduled Screening of The Goonies: Tuesday, May 28, 8:30pm at Hell’s Kitchen Park (10th Ave. btw. W. 47th & 48th Sts.) | NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher embodies some of the can-do/never-give-up spirit soon to be seen on screen, when his Office (in partnership with the NYC Parks Department) offers this free outdoor showing of The Goonies (rescheduled after rain put the kibosh on its originally schedued May 16 date). Details, as provided by the co-presenters: Space on the pavement is on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to get there early. Glass bottles and alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, the screening may be canceled. Interested folks can register (an optional action that helps estimate the volume of interest) by clicking here.

Image via the 10th Precinct Community Council Facebook page.

10th Precinct Community Council Meeting: Wednesday, May 29, 7pm at the 10th Precinct (230 W. 20th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) |  Having assumed Commanding Officer duties late last year, one of the general public’s all-too-rare opportunities to meet Capt. Alexander Brathwaite (and pose questions) happens as he (almost always) represents the 10th Precinct at Community Council meetings (held at 7pm on the last Wed. of the month). Organized and moderated by Council President Larry O’Neill, this monthly citizen-run event features a Q&A session that has a good track record of examining the results of insights given and reasurrances made at previous Council meetings (a level of accountabiity that’s been particularly useful over the years when it comes to crime and quality of life concerns at and around the corner of Eighth Ave. and West 21st St.). Want to keep up with Council goings-on? Follow the Community Council on Facebook by clicking here. NOTE: This is the final monthly meeting before the Council’s annual June through August summer hiatus.

NOTE: Within approx. 48 hours of its originally scheduled Thurs. May 30 date, this meeting was rescheduled for 5pm on Wed., May 29. / 10th Precinct Sector B Build the Block Second Quarter Meeting: Thursday, May 30, 5pm at Penn South (339 West 24th Street) | NCOs, or Neighborhood Coordination Officers, host this quarterly meeting addressing crime and quality of life matters for the 10th Precinct’s Sector B (North side of W. 21st St. to south side of W. 29th St., from 7th Ave. to the Hudson).  Your Sector B NCOs are PO Victor Yu ( and PO Michael Caligiuru ( Click here to find your Build the Block meeting. It’s a good idea to check in on the day of the scheduled meeting, as plans do sometimes change on short notice (in which case the 10th Precinct’s Twitter account, @NYPD10Pct, is a reliable source for last-minute info). To access the 10th Precinct’s page, click here.

The Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Presents May Through October Free Programming In & Around Bella Abzug Park | Another season of free, all-ages programming is underway 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, 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.


The Full Board of Manhattan Community Board 4 (MCB4): Wednesday, June5, 6:30pm Online via Zoom & YouTube and In-Person in a classroom at Pier 57 Classroom (25 11 Ave. at W. 15th St.) | The full membership of MCB4 convenes, under the leadership of its Chair, Jessica Chait.  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). The vetting of letters isn’t 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 it live via CB4’s well-curated YouTube channel, click here. Note: All MCB4 meetings–including this one–can be viewed after the fact, as archived recordings on the YouTube channel. Also Note: Zoom registration allows you to sign up for a slot in the Public Session. There will also be a sign-up sheet at the meeting for those attending in person.  To attend the meeting via phone, call 646-518-9805 (when prompted, the Webinar ID s 986 0945 5541). For info about all things MCB4, their website can be found by clicking here.

All-New Dance, Music, Theater, and Opera at Little Island (June through September) | For info on the schedule of events, click here (also see the below flyer).


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