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 Cafe195 Ave A$20 gift certificate
Cafe Cortadito210 E. 3rd St.$50 gift certificate
Cornerstone Cafe17 Ave. B$25 gift certificate
Parlor Hair Salon102 Ave B$89 Aveda Product Sampler Basket
Post Restaurant42 Avenue B$45 gift certificate
Root & Bone200 E. 3rd. St.$100 gift card
Sally Young, garden member2 prizes, original designed bags $10 ea
Solo Pizza27 Ave. B$18 Gift Certificate, large pie
Sunny & Annie Deli94 Ave. B$30 store credit
Flower Power Herbs & Roots406 E. 9th St$30 gift certificate
Theater for the New CIty155 First Ave2 prizes, $40 each – 2 tickets to Village Halloween Costume Ball
The Source Unlimited Print & copy331 E. 9th St$25 store credit for print or office supplies
Jenny Yang Supreme Laundry96 Avenue B3 prizes, $15 each drop off laundry
Kati Thai Cuisine347 E. 14th St$50 gift certificate
Lancelotti Housewares66 Ave. A$50 gift card
Exit 951 Ave. A4 prizes, $160 – various gifts for adults & kids
Ace of Cuts518 E. 6th St$25 haircut
An Me Boutique for kids & families328 E. 9th St$50 gift card
Avea Pilates130 E. 7th St2 prizes, $27 pilates classes
Eastpoint25 Ave B$100 gift card
KC Gourmet Empanadas38 Ave B10 prizes, $10 gift cards
Le Souk510 Laguardia$100 gift card
Lamia’s Fish Market47 Ave. B$100 gift certificate, plus Lamia will make her paella at the HF
Veselka144 2nd Ave.4 prizes, $25 gift cards
Wafles & Dinges15 Ave. B$25 gift card
Doggie Dearest543 E. 5th St$80, one dog grooming
Union Market240 E. Houston St.2 prizes, $75 gift cards
Poco Restaurant33 Ave. B$100 dinner for 2 gift certificate
The Cabin NYC205 E. 4th St$100 gift certificate for drinks/dinner
Alphabets64 Ave. A$50 gift card
Kolkata Chai Co.199 E. 3rd St.5 prizes, $4.00 gift certificates
Gruppo Thin Crust Pizza98 Ave. B2 prizes, $50 gift cards
Odd Eye524 E. 5th St. Paolo 3-D game (all ages)
Meg Gem312 E. 9th St$150 gift card
Bin 14143 Ave A$60 dinner for 2 gift certificate
Common Good Salon116 E. 7th St$110 haircut by Christie
East Side Ink95 Ave B$100 tattoo gift certificate
Economy Candy108 Rivington St3 Prizes, 2 3/4# mixed candy $10
Nolita Pizza128 2nd Ave2 Prizes, $20 gift certificates Pizza, Pasta, Gluten Free
The Bean54 2nd Ave5 Prizes, $10 gift cards
Lower East Side Ecology CenterFire Boat House/East River Park2 Prizes, New Logo on both, 1 long sleeve T-shirt, 1 Hoodie
Amilia & Carlgarden members2 prizes, $12 Aria Olive Oil imported from Crete
The Bhakti Center25 1st Ave5 prizes, $75 5 class yoga package
Marlene Paytongarden friend$25 Children’s puzzle
Patrick Jardines @ Eliut Salon30 E. 60th St$150 gift certificate for haircut & blowout
Taman304 E. 5th St$25 gift certificate
G.V. Society for Historic Preservation232 E. 11th St$50, 1 year membership, tote bag, maps, etc
A1 Record Shop439 E. 6th St$20 gift certificate
Minca Restaurant536 E. 5th St$25 gift certificate
ODA House76 Ave B$75 gift certificate
6th St Community Center630 E. 6th St$150, 1/2 share CSA veggies for Oct 7 thru Nov 19
The Hairy Lemon28 Ave. B$50 gift certificate
Caravan of Dreams405 E. 6th St2 prizes, $25 gift certificates
Buenos Aires Restaurant513 E. 6th St$150 gift certificate
Alphabet City Wine Co. 100 Ave C3 prizes, $20 bottle of wine each prize
Brooklyn Herborium1301 Prospect Ave, Bklyn$66, Pumpkin Seasonal Face Peel & Inner Strength Tea
Butter Lane123 E. 7th St$40 gift certificate for 1 dozen cupcakes
Hub Thai105 Ave A$20 gift certificate
Juicy Lucy85 Ave A$34, $20 gift certificate + tote bag
La Palapa77 St. Marks Pl$75 gift certificate
SugarSweetSunshine Bakery126 Rivington Pl$33 gift certificate for 1 dozen cupcakes
Takahachi85 Ave A$50 dinner for two
Book Club Bar197 E. 3rd St$25 gift certificate
Block Drug Store101 2nd Ave$25 gift card
Mark at Tim Dark Salon27 E 3rd St$105 haircut by Mark
Lavagna Restaurant545 E. 5th St$100 gift certificate
Rod Hansongarden friend$34, 2 handmade ceramic pieces by Rod + candle holder
Van Da Vietnamese Cuisine234 E. 4th St2 prizes, $50 gift certificates
Alex Colemangarden member$30 hand crafted low fire ceramic fish shaped bowl by Alex
Lukes Lobster93 E. 7th St$50 gift card
Breath & Bones160 Allen St$75 gift certificate for any session
Marble & Milkweed157 Rivington St 2 prizes, $50 gift certificates
Grape & Grain620 E. 6th St$35 gift certificate
Bibi Wine Bar211 E. 4th St$50 gift certificate
Tompking Sq Bagels165 Ave A5 prizes, $12 gift certificates, plus 150 bagels for the HF potluck
Bob White Lunch & Supper Counter94 Ave CDonating $100 worth of Fried Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Biscuits for the Harvest Fest potluck
New Yorkers Food Market107 2nd Ave50 lbs of both onions and potatoes for the Harvest Fest grill potluck
Trader Joe’s142 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.