Saturday the 24th of October is a busy one despite the forecast of rain.
For the kids: From Noon to 4 PM the annual HealthPlus sponsored Hallowe'en celebration will be going on at the Rec Center (7th Avenue and 41st). This year, there will be a Toddler Pumpkin Patch just for children ages 2-5. It's free, crowded, cute, and fun.
For the Freegans and their supporters:
The Very, Very Free Market that has been around the flagpole area several times now is moving indoors this time around. It will be held at 379 47th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues) from 2 PM to 6 PM. See below for more details, but here's the gist: You can bring items you no longer want/need, you can take items you really do want/need. You can bring literature about your community group as well. Everything is FREE; no money is exchanged. Any items left over at the end are brought to the Salvation Army over on 9th Avenue (I think, someone correct me in comments if that's wrong.).
from the email:
SATURDAY 10-24 FROM 2 PM TO 6 PM
in the SOCIAL HALL of FOURTH AVENUE METHODIST CHURCH
Enter at 379 47TH St (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Contact: VVFMarket@gmail.com Best access: R train to 45 St; walk up 2 blocks on 4th Ave; right on 47th St. (If you missed this one, join us again 3rd Saturdays 11-21 & 12-19, same time, same place)
EXPLANATION: This is a space for community activists, groups and members to draw strength from one another's skills, and surplus or rescued resources. Neighbors meet neighbors; strangers make friends; friends share ideas, connections and conventions; and skilled practitioners of arts, crafts, trades, and professions can share critical skills and know-how, impart training, and offer free services that empower or save money.
EVERYTHING everyone brings, or takes, is FREE, and that may include electronics, clothes, toys, furniture, food, grain, condiments, spices, (YOU fill in the blanks!)
Sorry, no drop-offs or pick-ups. We'd rather see you than your stuff :-) Intended primarily to serve the local community, but open to all. Newly unemployed or chronically homeless? A Special Welcome 2 u!
If you need to take stuff home, come prepared with sturdy bags.
Best access: R train to 45 St; walk up 2 blocks on 4th Ave; right on 47th St.
(If you missed this one, join us again 3rd Saturdays 11-21 & 12-19, same time, same place)