This Week In & Around Chelsea: June 24-30, 2024

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This Week In & Around Chelsea

10th Pct. Sector C Build the Block Meeting / Neighbors of 300 W. 21-22-23 Sts. Block Association Meeting / Fentanyl Test Strips & Narcan Kit Giveaway / Free Programming in Bella Abzug Park / MOMENTUM x Island Village: A Caribbean Pop-Up Market / Down to Earth Farmers Market Chelsea / The Sweat Sessions

A screenshot taken by CCNews on Sun., June 23 indicates the meeting is set for 5pm the following day–but those who plan on attending should still verify that with the 10th Precinct during the day of June 24, as NCO duties sometimes require Build the Block meetings to be rescheduled.

10th Precinct Sector C Build the Block Second Quarter Meeting: Monday, June 24, 5pm 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).

Your Sector C NCOs are PO Marian Bencea ( ) and PO Daniel Sendrowski ( Click here to find your Build the Block meeting.

The 10th Precinct has three Sectors, with Sectors A and B having already had their 2024 second quarter meetings. All three Sectors will have third quarter meetings pending as of July 1, 2024—so consult the “Find” link provided earlier in this listing, to keep tabs on third quarter dates for each Sector. It’s a good idea to check in a day or two before, and then the day of, a scheduled meeting, as plans do sometimes change on short notice. The 10th Precinct’s Twitter (aka “X”) account, @NYPD10Pct, will often “tweet” about an upcoming Build the Block meeting or provide info about a change in the previously announced date. To access the 10th Precinct’s page, click here.

Neighbors of 300 West 21-22-23 Streets Block Association Meeting: Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm at Fulton Community Center (119 Ninth Ave. btw. W. 17th & 18th Sts.) | Residents and businesses of the 300 block  of west 21, 22, & 23 Streets are invited to attend. Get vermin mitigation/elimination tips from Rat Academy reps; Hear about Neighborhood Navigators–a pilot program for unhoused people in Chelsea; and learn about the work of Manhattan Community Board 4 from its District Manager, Jesse Bodine. See the below flyer for further details. Questions? Send an email to

Fentanyl Test Strips & Narcan Kit Giveaway: Wednesday, June 26, 4pm-7pm at the LGBT Center (208 W. 13th St.) | In 2022, notes NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher in an email to constituents, “Drug poisonings claimed 3,026 lives in the city, a 12% increase over the prior year… Roughly 80% of overdose deaths in the city involve fentanyl.” That potent synthetic opioid, manufactured illicitly and mixed into recreational drugs like cocaine and meth without a user’s knowledge, increase incidents of accidental overdose. But there are reliable tools for fentanyl detection and emergency treatment, in the form of, respectively, fentanyl test strips and naloxone (Narcan). At this June 26 event, Council Member Bottcher’s office will assist in the distribution of free fentanyl test strips and Narcan kits. Note: Those struggling with addiction can call or text the 988 Lifeline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For more info, see the below flyer. Questions? Send an email to

The Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance Presents, Through October, Free Programming in Bella Abzug Park ( (W. 34th to 35th Sts., 10th to 11th Aves.) | From fitness classes to movie screenings to dance to music, eight or more free events take place each week in Bella Abzug Park. They’re brought to you by the Hudson Yards/Hell’s Kitchen Alliance. That’s a fitting connection, given that the Alliance is dedicated to championing the two distinct neighborhoods of its namesake–whereas the venue, Bella Abzug Park, has a footprnt which affords it a foothold in both worlds. Complimentary pairings also pop up all over the Parks’s calendar of events, we hear. Case in point, the well-chosen instructors who motivate those who’ve taken a liking to Bien Good Well’s free yoga classes (Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 10:30am). To register, click here. Every other Thursday in 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. 

MOMENTUM x Island Village: A Caribbean Pop-Up Market | 11am-9pm on Saturday, June 29 & Sunday, June 30 at Chelsea Market (75 9th Ave. btw. W. 15th & 16th Sts.) | June’s Caribbean American Heritage Month concludes in grand fashion, at MOMENTUM x Island Village, Curated by Carib Biz Network, the pop-up market will bring over 50 independently-owned artisan Caribbean merchants to showcase their products at Chelsea Market. Guests will have unique access to jewelry, accessories, art, home décor, clothing, and more from US and international makers. Tickets are free and can be reserved here.

MOMENTUM x Island Village pops up at Chelsea Market on June 29 & 30. | Photo courtesy of the event organizers

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.  Also a source of food for thought in advance of each Saturday’s Market: A visit to its online presecce (click here to do so). 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.

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The Sweat Sessions: July 11/25 & August 8/22 | 45-Minute Classes at 5:30pm, 6:30pm, & 7:30pm  at Hudson River Park’s 14th Street Park (10th Ave. btw. W. 14th & 15th Sts.) | The Meatpacking BID, the Wellth Collective, and the Google Store team up to bring you free, al fresco fitness classes from some of NYC’s top trainers and gyms/boutiques. Yoga, bootcamp, dance cardio, boxing, pilates and more are sure to make you sweat thanks to the challenging pace and the series’ cruel-to-be-kind placement on the calendar (if not the height of summertime heat, then likely to hover around whatever number ends up claiming the top spot). New this year, to Sessions: You’ll have the opportunity to borrow a Google Pixel Watch or Fitbit Versa 4 to track your workout. (Bring a government issued ID to the session, to borrow the equipment and track the number of calories burned, Active Zone Minutes, and more.) For the full schedule of Sessions content, click here. To RSVP (required), click here. Note: Proper athletic attire must be worn.  Arrivals after 10+ minutes into a class will not be permitted to participate. Notices of cancellation or postponement due to inclement weather will be emailed in advance of each class. Participants must supply their own mat (because it’s gonna get, you know, all sweaty).


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