Showing posts with label Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Wednesday's parting shot

Photo by Stacie Joy 

Pastor Will of Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish with Joey today on Ninth Street and Avenue B. 

In the background, the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry, which recently had its first anniversary ... and with a new design by Danielle Mastrion.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

An 'Open Mic Under the Stars' at Trinity Lower East Side on 9th and B

Via the EVG inbox... 
Join poet, author and activist Robert Galinsky and Trinity Lower East Side for Open Mic Under the Stars! Wednesday, May 11 8-9:30 p.m. in Trinity's garden at the corner of Ninth Street and Avenue B. 
Whether you’re a singer, a poet, an author, a comic, a magician … whatever! We want to hear you at our mic! Sign up in advance for a 5-minute slot at Eventbrite or just show up at the door. Freewill donations are gladly accepted, all supporting Trinity's work in the community.

There's another Open Mic night set for June 8. 

Friday, October 1, 2021

Volunteers needed for the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry

The organizers of the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry are looking for volunteers to help with the effort here at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street. 

Via an Instagram post yesterday: 
The Loisaida CommUnity Fridge is in need of volunteers for weekly fridge maintenance and cleaning shifts, food donation pick ups, and outreach. We would love your help! 

And THANK YOU to all those who have volunteered at the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge already! We can’t succeed without you.
You can find details about volunteering at this link

The fridge debuted here in June.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Behold the new Loisaida CommUnity Fridge

Photos by Stacie Joy

Organizers unveiled the Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry yesterday morning at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street.

A group of community local residents and officials were on hand for the ceremonies... including Pastor Will from Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish and the Rev. Anne Sawyer from St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery ...
As previously reported, the nonprofit L.E.S. CommUnity Concerns is behind the launch of this 24/7 fridge and pantry. (Eleventh Street Workshop donated the refrigerator.) Per the organizers:
It will be guided by the philosophy of "take what you need, leave what you can," with the goal of providing relief to community members experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste from local restaurants/groceries, and supplementing the non-24/7 food pantries in the area.
Organizers are also looking for local residents to help maintain the fridge and provide other types of administrative support. Find the volunteer form right here.
They are also accepting donations of fresh, healthy food, including canned goods. (Please label fresh food with date and ingredients.) Here is the form (link) for businesses/organizations to fill out if they'd like to donate any goods — either on a recurring basis or a one-time gift.

This will be the third local community fridge launched since the start of the pandemic ... joining the East Village Neighbors' Fridge and Pantry outside S'Mac on First Avenue and 12th Street and the one outside Overthrow on Bleecker Street near the Bowery. 

Monday, June 14, 2021

The Loisaida CommUnity Fridge opens tomorrow on 9th Street and Avenue B

The Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry will debut tomorrow morning at 11 at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street.
As previously reported, the nonprofit L.E.S. CommUnity Concerns is behind the launch of this 24/7 fridge and pantry. Per the organizers:
It will be guided by the philosophy of "take what you need, leave what you can," with the goal of providing relief to community members experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste from local restaurants/groceries, and supplementing the non-24/7 food pantries in the area.

The organizers are also looking for local residents to help maintain the fridge and provide other types of administrative support. Find the volunteer form right here. They are also accepting donations of fresh, healthy food, including canned goods. (Please label fresh food with date and ingredients.)

Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless (SAFH) has served meals to those in need for more than 30 years. Last September, they launched College Food Pantry, which aims to help "address food insecurity among college students of all ages and backgrounds."  


This will be the third local community fridge launched since the start of the pandemic ... joining the East Village Neighbors' Fridge and Pantry outside S'Mac on First Avenue and 12th Street and the one outside Overthrow on Bleecker Street near the Bowery.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Volunteer help wanted for the new Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry

The nonprofit L.E.S. CommUnity Concerns is helping launch a new community fridge at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on Avenue B at Ninth Street.

Here are more details:
We are a group of volunteers in the East Village getting ready to launch a Loisaida CommUnity Fridge and Pantry, a 24/7 Free Fridge and Pantry located outside of Trinity Lower East Side (SE corner of Avenue B and 9th Street).

The model is very similar to the East Village Neighbors' Fridge and Pantry located outside of S'Mac (12th Street and 1st Ave). It will be guided by the philosophy of "take what you need, leave what you can," with the goal of providing relief to community members experiencing food insecurity, reducing food waste from local restaurants/groceries, and supplementing the non-24/7 food pantries in the area.

We are aiming to begin offering the service to the community in the next couple of weeks, and need your help in making sure the fridge is a success. (There is no specific time commitment necessary to join the group.)
Find the volunteer form right here.

Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless (SAFH) has served meals to those in need for more than 30 years. Last September, they launched College Food Pantry, which aims to help "address food insecurity among college students of all ages and backgrounds."  

Monday, October 5, 2020

A blessed day for dogs at Trinity Lower East Side

 
Yesterday afternoon, Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish hosted a walk-through Blessing of the Animals in their garden space on Avenue B at Ninth Street... EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped to catch Pastor Will in action in this celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals...

... and here's Pastor Will with his husband Steven and their delightfully drooly dog, Joey...
 

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Join Joey for Blessing of the Animals tomorrow at Trinity Lower East Side


Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish is hosting a Blessing of the Animals tomorrow (Sunday!) afternoon... details via the EVG inbox!
In commemoration of St. Francis' love for all creatures and in celebration of the gifts of love and devotion our pets bring to our lives, Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish will host a walk-through Blessing of the Animals in their garden on the corner of Avenue B and 9th Street this Sunday, Oct. 4, from 1 to 2 in the afternoon.  

Especially if you are out enjoying the exciting events around the neighborhood at this year's LUNGS Harvest Festival on Sunday, stop by Trinity's garden with your furry friends for a blessing! Trinity's church pup and Tompkins Square Dog Run favorite Joey will be there and he'd love to welcome you!

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Free groceries this afternoon at Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless



In addition to their normal pantry service, Trinity's Services and Food for the Homeless (SAFH) on Ninth Street at Avenue B is providing an additional free food distribution this afternoon.



From 3 to 5 p.m., SAFH will have groceries for 300 families. No registration required.

Trinity's SAFH — at the Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish — has been serving meals to those in need for more than 30 years.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish celebrating 175 years this weekend



On Sunday, Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish is celebrating its 175th year in the neighborhood.

Via the EVG inbox...

On Sunday, May 27, we will gather with our congregation, elected officials, and community leaders for worship with Bishop Don McCoid of the Metropolitan New York Synod presiding and former Pastor and founder of Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless, Pr. Bob Wollenburg preaching.

Broadway musicians and the TLES choir will provide special music. After worship, we will meet for a toast, presentations by community leaders, a catered reception, and live music in our garden on the corner of 9th Street and Avenue B.

Find more info here.

Meanwhile, church reps recently unearthed this short documentary from 1992 that was created as a fundraising appeal for the building that the church currently resides in on Ninth and B...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Come rummage at the Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish today



The Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on East Ninth Street at Avenue B is having a rummage sale today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a Trinity rep tells us: "We'll have clothes, kitchen and other household items, books, and some furniture."

And what does the money go to?

"Everything we raise this year will be split between our soup kitchen/food pantry program (Trinity's Services And Food for the Homeless) and Lutheran World Relief, specifically to help with relocation and assistance for Syrian Refugees. Last year we were able to raise over $1,000 through sales and donations."

And as the flyer notes, dogs are welcome … in case anyone is coming or going from the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade today.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jets vs. Sharks tonight on Avenue B and East 9th Street



The hills will be alive tonight with the sound of.. oh, wait — sorry. Wrong musical!

The outdoor summer/fall film series continues tonight at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on East Ninth Street at Avenue B.

For free out in the church garden tonight: "West Side Story."



The doors open 7:30. Film starts around 8.

And upcoming at Trinity:

Oct. 21 - "Ghostbusters II"

Updated 4:15 p.m.

In case of rain this evening, Trinity will show the film indoors...

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Watch 'Mrs. Doubtfire' for free tonight on 9th and B


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The outdoor summer film series continues tonight at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on East Ninth Street at Avenue B. (And sorry for the short notice!)

For free out in the church garden tonight: "Mrs. Doubtfire."



The doors open 7:30. Film starts around 8 or whenever it is suitably dusk-y out.

And upcoming at Trinity:

Sept. 9 — "West Side Story"

Oct. 21 - "Ghostbusters II"

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Watch 'Clueless' for free tonight on 9th and B



The outdoor summer film series continues tonight at Trinity Lower East Side Lutheran Parish on East Ninth Street at Avenue B.

For free out in the church garden tonight: "Clueless."

A Trinity rep tells us: "We basically throw a sheet up on the building and then kick back and watch a movie. People bring snacks, drinks (alcoholic drinks are fine. We're Lutheran, so we appreciate a good cocktail.). Just something fun to do."

The doors open 7:30. Film starts around 8 or whenever it is suitably dusk-y out. (If it rains, then Trinity moves the film inside.)

As for "Clueless" …



And upcoming at Trinity:

Aug. 12 — "Mrs. Doubtfire"

Sept. 9 — "West Side Story"

Oct. 21 - "Ghostbusters II"