West Side Community Fund Welcomes Grant Applicants, Jan. 31-Feb. 27

West Side Community Fund Welcomes Grant Applicants, Jan. 31-Feb. 27

BY SCOTT STIFFLER with ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY EILEEN STUKANE | Last year, when the West Side Community Fund emerged from a pandemic-era period of relative inactivity, it did so with an expanded roster of financers, an expansive area of coverage, and a reconsideration of what they could, and would, fund. The result: Fifteen grant recipients […]

This Week in Chelsea: January 2-8, 2023

This Week in Chelsea: January 2-8, 2023

In This Week’s “THIS WEEK IN CHELSEA” Manhattan Community Board 4’s Full Board Meeting / Free Reading from Three Authors with New Works / Erik Bottcher’s Monthly Housing Clinic / Winter Wonderland Photo Ops in the Meatpacking District / Two Art Exhibits at Hudson Guild Spaces / Basketball Clinic and Glow in the Dark Pickleball at […]

Point of Light: Plaza was the Place for Partnership’s Take on Winter Solstice

Point of Light: Plaza was the Place for Partnership’s Take on Winter Solstice

Wednesday, December 21: Steps from NYC’s iconic triangular building, Flatiron North Plaza (23rd Street, Fifth Ave., Broadway) was the place to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Timed from noon to 3pm to ensure start-to-finish illumination on the day of the year with the fewest hours of sunlight, the event took full advantage of the addition of […]

‘Tis the (Height of the) Season for Holiday Happenings

‘Tis the (Height of the) Season for Holiday Happenings

Holiday Happenings, in the Following Order: Winter Lights on the High Line / The Flatiron NoMad Partnership’s Holiday Cheer! / Chelsea Community Church’s 48th Annual Candlelight Carol Service / Holiday-Themed Walking Tours in the Flatiron NoMad District / The West 400 Block Association’s Annual Menorah Lighting / Casual Carols on Open Street w21 / The 300 West […]

Art, Dance, Candlelight Carols: The Culture Calendar Essentials

Art, Dance, Candlelight Carols: The Culture Calendar Essentials

Arts Events, Listed in This Order:  Hudson Guild Gallery Exhibitions / Rivulets at Baryshnikov Arts Center / Small Works Exhibition & Sale at Fountain House Gallery / Chelsea Community Church Presents its Annual Candlelight Carol Service Happening at the Hudson Guild Galleries | This Is What Love Is, Paintings of Family, Friends and Lovers delivers […]

‘Twas a Great Time, at Annual Lighting of Tannenbaum, Reading of ‘Night Before’

‘Twas a Great Time, at Annual Lighting of Tannenbaum, Reading of ‘Night Before’

PHOTOS  & TEXT BY THE WEST 400 BLOCK ASSOCIATION | From our friends at the West 400 Block Association, following aother successful edtion of their annual Tree Lighting in Clement Clarke Moore Park: “Thank you, Rosanne Cash, for a spirited reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at our tree lighting. What a magical treat it was for […]

Hudson Yards for the Holidays: All is Merry—and Bright!

Hudson Yards for the Holidays: All is Merry—and Bright!

PHOTO ESSAY BY CHRISTIAN MILES With its soft launch happening now and a formal announcement coming soon, news that Chelsea Community News is expanding our coverage area reached our freeance photographer, Christian Miles. The proud Hell’s Kitchen resident, whose own neighborhood will soon yield a photo essay of its own, recently spent some time at […]

Annual Holiday Happenings Return to Chelsea, Some with Online Options in Tow

Annual Holiday Happenings Return to Chelsea, Some with Online Options in Tow

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | For the past two holiday seasons, COVID precautions have either cancelled public gatherings altogether, forced them online, or rendered in-person participants nearly unrecognizable thanks to that essential accessory, the mask. This year, however, public confidence seems to be back, owing to many months of brick and mortar events with roust attendance […]

Childhood Imagination Gets the Royal Treatment at Let’s Dress Up

Childhood Imagination Gets the Royal Treatment at Let’s Dress Up

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Once upon a time, with no prospects for a happily ever after other than an open mind, Judy Famigletti moved to the Upper East Side. That’s where the 60-year-old grandmother with a Masters Degree in early childhood education and a knack for interior design channeled those very grown-up credentials into Let’s […]

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