Adrienne Shelly memorial set for NYC

Memorial garden to be dedicated Aug. 3

A memorial garden honoring the late actor-writer-director Adrienne Shelly will be unveiled in a ceremony Monday at Abingdon Square Park, located at 8th Avenue and 12th Street in New York.

Andy Ostroy, Shelly's widower and executive director of the Adrienne Shelly Foundation, which supports female filmmakers, will give a brief dedication speech.

The project is spearheaded by Ostroy, with the support of Community Board 2, the Abingdon Square Alliance and the Greenwich Village Block Assn. An annual contribution to the Park for maintenance and upkeep will be made by the family.

"This has been a long but very satisfying journey to honor my late wife in the park she loved so much, across from the building in which she lived for many years, worked and died," Ostroy said.