36th Annual Harvest Fest – Saturday October 5, 2pm-7pm (Rain Date: Sunday, October 6)

BBQ, Raffle, and Live Music. Free!

Below is a sample of the available prize list for the raffle, from supporting local east village locals and businesses. Over 110 raffle prizes with more than $5,000 value:

Boris & Horton Cafe 195 Ave A $20 gift certificate
Cafe Cortadito 210 E. 3rd St. $50 gift certificate
Cornerstone Cafe 17 Ave. B $25 gift certificate
Parlor Hair Salon 102 Ave B $89 Aveda Product Sampler Basket
Post Restaurant 42 Avenue B $45 gift certificate
Root & Bone 200 E. 3rd. St. $100 gift card
Sally Young, garden member 2 prizes, original designed bags $10 ea
Solo Pizza 27 Ave. B $18 Gift Certificate, large pie
Sunny & Annie Deli 94 Ave. B $30 store credit
Flower Power Herbs & Roots 406 E. 9th St $30 gift certificate
Theater for the New CIty 155 First Ave 2 prizes, $40 each – 2 tickets to Village Halloween Costume Ball
The Source Unlimited Print & copy 331 E. 9th St $25 store credit for print or office supplies
Jenny Yang Supreme Laundry 96 Avenue B 3 prizes, $15 each drop off laundry
Kati Thai Cuisine 347 E. 14th St $50 gift certificate
Lancelotti Housewares 66 Ave. A $50 gift card
Exit 9 51 Ave. A 4 prizes, $160 – various gifts for adults & kids
Ace of Cuts 518 E. 6th St $25 haircut
An Me Boutique for kids & families 328 E. 9th St $50 gift card
Avea Pilates 130 E. 7th St 2 prizes, $27 pilates classes
Eastpoint 25 Ave B $100 gift card
KC Gourmet Empanadas 38 Ave B 10 prizes, $10 gift cards
Le Souk 510 Laguardia $100 gift card
Lamia’s Fish Market 47 Ave. B $100 gift certificate, plus Lamia will make her paella at the HF
Veselka 144 2nd Ave. 4 prizes, $25 gift cards
Wafles & Dinges 15 Ave. B $25 gift card
Doggie Dearest 543 E. 5th St $80, one dog grooming
Union Market 240 E. Houston St. 2 prizes, $75 gift cards
Poco Restaurant 33 Ave. B $100 dinner for 2 gift certificate
The Cabin NYC 205 E. 4th St $100 gift certificate for drinks/dinner
Alphabets 64 Ave. A $50 gift card
Kolkata Chai Co. 199 E. 3rd St. 5 prizes, $4.00 gift certificates
Gruppo Thin Crust Pizza 98 Ave. B 2 prizes, $50 gift cards
Odd Eye 524 E. 5th St. Paolo 3-D game (all ages)
Meg Gem 312 E. 9th St $150 gift card
Bin 141 43 Ave A $60 dinner for 2 gift certificate
Common Good Salon 116 E. 7th St $110 haircut by Christie
East Side Ink 95 Ave B $100 tattoo gift certificate
Economy Candy 108 Rivington St 3 Prizes, 2 3/4# mixed candy $10
Nolita Pizza 128 2nd Ave 2 Prizes, $20 gift certificates Pizza, Pasta, Gluten Free
The Bean 54 2nd Ave 5 Prizes, $10 gift cards
Lower East Side Ecology Center Fire Boat House/East River Park 2 Prizes, New Logo on both, 1 long sleeve T-shirt, 1 Hoodie
Amilia & Carl garden members 2 prizes, $12 Aria Olive Oil imported from Crete
The Bhakti Center 25 1st Ave 5 prizes, $75 5 class yoga package
Marlene Payton garden friend $25 Children’s puzzle
Patrick Jardines @ Eliut Salon 30 E. 60th St $150 gift certificate for haircut & blowout
Taman 304 E. 5th St $25 gift certificate
G.V. Society for Historic Preservation 232 E. 11th St $50, 1 year membership, tote bag, maps, etc
A1 Record Shop 439 E. 6th St $20 gift certificate
Minca Restaurant 536 E. 5th St $25 gift certificate
ODA House 76 Ave B $75 gift certificate
6th St Community Center 630 E. 6th St $150, 1/2 share CSA veggies for Oct 7 thru Nov 19
The Hairy Lemon 28 Ave. B $50 gift certificate
Caravan of Dreams 405 E. 6th St 2 prizes, $25 gift certificates
Buenos Aires Restaurant 513 E. 6th St $150 gift certificate
Alphabet City Wine Co. 100 Ave C 3 prizes, $20 bottle of wine each prize
Brooklyn Herborium 1301 Prospect Ave, Bklyn $66, Pumpkin Seasonal Face Peel & Inner Strength Tea
Butter Lane 123 E. 7th St $40 gift certificate for 1 dozen cupcakes
Hub Thai 105 Ave A $20 gift certificate
Juicy Lucy 85 Ave A $34, $20 gift certificate + tote bag
La Palapa 77 St. Marks Pl $75 gift certificate
SugarSweetSunshine Bakery 126 Rivington Pl $33 gift certificate for 1 dozen cupcakes
Takahachi 85 Ave A $50 dinner for two
Book Club Bar 197 E. 3rd St $25 gift certificate
Block Drug Store 101 2nd Ave $25 gift card
Mark at Tim Dark Salon 27 E 3rd St $105 haircut by Mark
Lavagna Restaurant 545 E. 5th St $100 gift certificate
Rod Hanson garden friend $34, 2 handmade ceramic pieces by Rod + candle holder
Van Da Vietnamese Cuisine 234 E. 4th St 2 prizes, $50 gift certificates
Alex Coleman garden member $30 hand crafted low fire ceramic fish shaped bowl by Alex
Lukes Lobster 93 E. 7th St $50 gift card
Breath & Bones 160 Allen St $75 gift certificate for any session
Marble & Milkweed 157 Rivington St 2 prizes, $50 gift certificates
Grape & Grain 620 E. 6th St $35 gift certificate
Bibi Wine Bar 211 E. 4th St $50 gift certificate
Tompking Sq Bagels 165 Ave A 5 prizes, $12 gift certificates, plus 150 bagels for the HF potluck
Bob White Lunch & Supper Counter 94 Ave C Donating $100 worth of Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Biscuits for the Harvest Fest potluck
New Yorkers Food Market 107 2nd Ave 50 lbs of both onions and potatoes for the Harvest Fest grill potluck
Trader Joe’s 142 E. 14th St. Donating $50 worth of food to the Harvest Fest potluck

August 2019 events



August 6, 13

10:30-11:00 am


Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories and

songs with Ms. Thea, our local children’s librarian. Find out about

all the wonderful free programs at the Ottendorfer Library.


August 8

7:00-8:30 pm

The BIGGS WRITING COLLECTIVE will read poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We are writers, loyal to the impossible perfection and inevitable publication of our work. We foster a space of openness, experimentation, and evolution– in writing, and in our own lives. When we are not writing, we are thinking about writing. Coordinated by Jen Kruse.

August 10 4:00-6:00 pm

Critique Your Photographs with DAWN DERRICK. Bring several of your own photographs. Learn about lighting, shadows, composition, body language: what works! Dawn Derrick has worked in advertising, fashion, portraits, and street photography. She inspires students to take more photographs, and understand what’s behind them.
Sunday August 11


KIDS COOKING Workshop: Cook up a seasonal summer dish with vegetables from our local farmers market & fresh herbs from the 6&B herb garden. We’ll taste-test, and everyone will get a recipe card! Ages 5 & up.

August 14

7:00 pm

BLACKOUT POETRY with Connie Berry, on the night before the full moon. Come find out what Blackout Poetry is, and have fun making it. Selected results will be printed, and the booklet sold at Harvest Fest to benefit the Garden. Bring a blackout marker.

Kids 15 & + welcome.

Thursday, Aug 15 7:00-8:30 pm TENANTS TAKING CONTROL meeting; all are welcome. This group “exists to share resources, experiences, and insights about coping with landlord and/or property management company misbehavior…”
Saturday, Aug 17

7:00-9:00 pm

60s SING­A­LONG & KARAOKE – Listen and/or sing along to some of the greatest

hits of the 60’s and beyond… featuring X­tine & The Timbres. Lyric sheets provided!


August 18

1:00-4:00 pm

DRAWING IN THE GARDEN: Enjoy 3 hours of drawing from a model in our beautiful community garden. Bring your art supplies. Some supplies available.

Don’t forget the insect repellent. Organized by Effie Serlis.

Saturday, Aug 24

4:00-5:30 pm



Saturday, Aug 24

8:00 pm

A Garden Variety – POETRY and PROSE, hosted by Mindy Levokove and Sahar Muradi. Words among the bleeding hearts and the tomatoes. Featured readers & open mic. Bring words or listen.


MUSIC under THE STARS, curated by garden member jOff Wilson: Local and

Up-and-Coming Legends—unforgettable and inspiring.

Sunday, Aug 25
4:00 pm


5:30 pm

6 & B Garden General Membership Meeting

DAY BOAT Brass Quartet brass quartet plays a wide selection of classical music.  Steve Levi and Lauren Draper play trumpet, Fiori Matteis is on trombone, and local legend Dave Hofstra is on tuba.

Friday, Aug 30

7:00 pm

Sounds in the Garden: NOWHERESVILLE, coordinated by garden member Peter Loureiro, featuring an eclectic mix of NYC singer-songwriters.
Saturday, Aug 31

7:30 pm

LA CIOCIARA: The 1960 production, directed by Vittorio Di Sica, starring

Sophia Loren and Jean-Paul Belmondo. A mother and daughter must

navigate the dangerous Italian countryside to reach safety, during WWII.