ST Greenmarket now open for the season

On Sunday, May 17, the Stuyvesant Town Greenmarket opened for the season with cooking demos, live music and cooperative spring weather. Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra performed as did appleseeds’ kids’ music band Songs for Seeds. As part of a weekly craft activity, kids got to paint their own birdhouses. Additionally, a textiles recycling booth, which was also at last year’s market for a few months, returned, and will be on site until at least August. The market has also welcomed a new vendor this year — Acevedo Farms.

Photos by Michelle Lee Photography

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Families gather for Stuy Town egg hunt and Easter events

By Sabina Mollot

On Sunday, families in Stuyvesant Town gathered at noon for the traditional Easter activities, including an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. There were also additional activities, including a craft table for making egg crowns, face painting and Imagination Playground, a play system made up of foam mats, blocks, wagons and other parts that can be used to build things.

This year, the egg hunt was held on the Oval lawn, a much larger space than the two playgrounds where the sport has normally taken place. Still, it took no more than 10 seconds for the young participants, after being let loose on the grass, to collect all the brightly colored eggs the eye could see.

With the kids not being separated by age this year, naturally, the older kids swooped up more of the prized treats, but some made sure to share with younger, egg hunting rookies who didn’t collect any of the plastic-covered candies on their own.

The egg hunt was the first event to take place this spring in Stuy Town. Next up is a gardening event for kids on April 25 from 1-3 p.m. There will be live music by apple seeds songs for seeds band and the chance to plant saplings and take home crafts using recycled supplies. A pet care event, featuring reps from local pet-related businesses and services, is scheduled for the following month on Saturday, May 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Playground 9.

Photos by Sabina Mollot

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