Events

This is our monthly listing of community events and meetings in and around the district. Check back regularly, as we add new events throughout the month.

Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through September at 446 3rd Avenue (at 31st Street). The Kips Bay Library is offering free movie screenings and exercise classes for adults, as well as read-alouds and movies for kids. Click here to view the adult calendar and the kids calendar for September.

Bi-weekly Gardening Club at Stuyvesant Square Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM in Stuyvesant Square Park (17th -15th Street at 2nd Avenue) This club meets twice a week to garden in the park. For more information, email info@spnanyc.org.

Exhibition Opening: Minerva Cuervas
August 29th – November 1st, Monday – Wednesday and Friday from 11 AM – 6 PM and Thursdays until 7 PM at the Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, CUNY (135 East 22nd Street, at Lexington Avenue). Minerva Cuevas (b.1975, Mexico City) is an artist creating research-based projects. The exhibit is a body of video work on topics such as the decay of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, corporate America’s brand of globalization, and cartography of protests and resistance in Mexico City. Click here for a flyer. 

2019 NYC Charter Information Session in Manhattan
Monday, September 16th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice (524 West 59th Street). In November, voters in New York City will go to the polls to vote on several revisions to the New York City Charter, which is New York City’s constitution. This information session is designed to help people in the community be equipped with neutral information about the charter revision proposals, as well as helpful materials to share with your communities from the very start. You can find information on this and other information sessions on the NYC Charter here. You can find information on the proposed revisions to the NYC Charter here.

NYC Council District 4 Town Hall
Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 PM at the CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, 8th Floor). Join NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Council Member Keith Powers for a District 4 Town Hall. RSVP by Friday, September 13th to d4townhall@council.nyc.gov or 212-482-4123. For anyone with accessibility questions or needs, please call 212-482-4124 or email accessibility@council.nyc.gov at least three business days before the town hall. You can find a flyer on the town hall here.

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Hearing
Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 PM, The Department of Design and Construction will hold another public hearing on the East Side Coastal Resiliency Project at the Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway). Comments can also be submitted here no later than October 2.

13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 17th at 6:30 PM at 230 East 21st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The Community Council provides a forum for community members to work with our local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues that affect us all. Join us at the meetings to participate in this important process.

Education Town Hall
Tuesday, September 17th from 7 PM to 8:30 PM at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues). This town hall is an opportunity for attendees to learn about mayoral governance, elementary and middle school admissions, foundation aid, and how to get involved. The town hall is sponsored by Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, and co-sponsored by State Senators Brad Hoylman and Liz Krueger, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Council Member Carlina Rivera, and Community Education Council 1. Please RSVP at events.district 74@gmail.com or 212-979-9696 as space is limited.

Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly 
Wednesday, September 18th at 6:30 PM at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (10 Nathan D. Perlman Place), learn about the Participatory Budgeting process and submit your ideas for community improvements. To read guidelines and contribute ideas for Participatory Budgeting in our district, click here. For more information about Participatory Budgeting, click here. All ideas must be submitted by October 11.

SAFE Disposal Event at Union Square North Plaza
Sunday, September 22 from 10 AM to 4 PM at Union Square North Plaza (south side of 17th Street, between Park Avenue South & Broadway). SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) Events are opportunities for people to drop off their household products to be disposed of safely. For more details on this event, click here.

NYU Langone Heart Health Lecture on CBD Oil
Monday, September 23rd from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at NYU Langone Health (550 1st Avenue, at 31st Street). In this lecture, attendees will learn about CBD oil and whether the latest research supports the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil for a variety of health conditions. For more information or to RSVP, call 646-501-2190 or email hearthealth@nyulangone.org. For additional information on the lecture, you can view the flyer for the lecture here.

National Voter Registration Day
Tuesday, September 24th from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM at 55 Lexington Avenue, volunteers from Baruch College and its Undergraduate Student Government will register people to vote at the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Newman Vertical Campus.  Be #VoteReady for this November’s general election, and next year’s presidential and statewide elections. Please bring your New York State Department of Motor Vehicle identification or know the last four-digits of your social security number in order to register to vote.  To RSVP, click here.

13th Precinct Build the Block Meeting: Sector D
Tuesday, September 24th at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) at 320 East 25th Street, Building H. The NYPD officers serving your neighborhood invite residents to a discussion of public safety challenges in the neighborhood, as well as a discussion on how to solve these concerns.

NYC Climate Mobilization Act: Opportunities and Risks Forum
Wednesday, September 25th from 6 PM to 8 PM at 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 24th or 25th Street). Attend the forum to hear about how the recently passed Climate Mobilization Act will impact NYC’s real estate market. Join to hear NYC real estate leaders discuss their plans to address this new legislation, reduce risk and maximize profitably, today and for the future. Register online, by phone at 646-312-3231 or via email: Ruzdo.Srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu. 

Business Assistance Forum
Wednesday, September 25th from 8 AM to 10 AM at Baruch College (151 East 25th Street). Join the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership and Baruch College for the 2019 Business Assistance Forum Social Responsibility: Better for Business. This year’s forum focuses on social responsibility and sustainability, and how they contribute to a successful business. The event will include a fireside chat and a panel discussion featuring Flatiron businesses discussing best practices and philosophies around conscientious capitalism. To register, please click here.

Grand Central Healthcare Fair
Friday, September 27th from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Grand Central Library (135 East 46th Street). This is an opportunity to speak with professionals from local and national organizations at their inaugural healthcare fair. Representatives will be available for questions and general information. For more information on accessibility accommodations at the fair, click here.

Cycle to Citi Field

Sunday, September 29th at 1 PM starting at Union Square, Manhattan, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn or Alley Pond Park, Queens. Cycle to Citi Field with NYC DOT and fans city-wide for the last New York Mets game of the season!  The goal of the ride is to showcase new and existing bike lanes in Queens while empowering New Yorkers to explore their city. All abilities are welcome for this event! To RSVP, please click here. For an event flyer, click here. Registration is available on-site at one of the three start locations the day of the event. For more information, email:  bigjump@dot.nyc.gov.

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting 
Thursday, October 3rd at 7 PM at the Church of the Incarnation
(209 Madison Avenue).  If you are interested in discussing quality of life issues affecting Murray Hill, (from 34th Street – 42nd Street and Madison Avenue to 1st Avenue) attend this event. A light dinner will be served. For a flyer, please click here.

CityLaw Breakfast with Chair of City Planning Commission
Friday, October 4 at 8:15 AM at 185 West Broadway’s Events Center on the Second Floor (building is between Worth and Leonard Streets). This breakfast will feature Marisa Lago, the Chair of the City Planning Commission. For more details or to RSVP, click here.

Flu Vaccines for Adults, Sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger
Friday, October 4th from 10 AM to 1 PM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Senior Center (619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street). New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Senator Krueger will offer free flu shots for adults. The standard dosage, not the senior dosage, will be offered. An appointment is required. To make an appointment, please call 212-490-9535 or email gresham@nysenate.gov.

Residential Recycling Forum
Monday, October 7th from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Loft at Marble Church (274 Fifth Avenue, which is on Fifth Avenue between 29th & 30th Streets). This event, which is sponsored by Senators Liz Krueger and Brad Hoylman, will be an opportunity for building owners, property managers, superintendents, and residents alike to learn how to create a culture of reusing, recycling, and composting in their buildings. RSVP at www.Lnnk.in/@NYCRecyclingChampion or by calling (212) 490-9535. For more details, view the event flyer here.

Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership
Thursday, October 10th at 6:30 PM at the New York Seminar Center (71 West 23rd Street). Join the Flatiron Partnership for an informational meeting about the possibility of expanding their service boundaries. To learn more about their impact, click here.  To learn more about expansion, click here. Please click here to sign the Flatiron BID Statement of Support.

Assemblymember Dan Quart Senior Health Fair
Wednesday, October 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Knickerbocker Plaza Community Room (1763 2nd Avenue, between 91st and 92nd Streets). A number of health resources will be available at this health fair. There will be free flu shots at the fair; to book your appointment for a flu shot at the fair, call 212-605-0937. For more details on the organizations at the fair, please view the event flyer here.

Senator Liz Krueger’s Senior Resource Fair
Thursday, October 24th from 2 PM to 5 PM at Temple Emanu-El, One East 65th Street (at Fifth Avenue). The fair this year will have about 100 participating non-profit senior service providers and advocacy groups; these groups will provide information about a range of issues including healthcare, housing, the arts and volunteer opportunities. Admission is free, and no RSVP is necessary. For more information on Senator Krueger’s Senior Resource Fair, please click here.

Public Information Session on New Rent Laws
Monday, October 28th at 6:30 PM at Hartley House (413 West 46th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). At this public information session hosted by Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, the Legal Aid Society will discuss the new rent laws enacted and reformed as well as changes to housing court procedures. Doors open at 6 PM, and this event is free and open to the public.

Co-op and Condo Forum
Tuesday, October 29th from 6 PM to 8 PM at Hunter College, West Building Faculty Dining Room (8th floor of 904 Lexington Ave, at the southwest corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue). This forum is an opportunity to learn more about the role of the co-op board, the role of management, your own rights as a shareholder, and more. RSVP is required. For more details on the event, click here. To RSVP, go to www.tinyurl.com/CoopCondoForum2019 or by calling 212-490-9535.

Roundatble for Boomers and Seniors
Thursday, November 7th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 East 70th Street). The topic for this event is NYC’s “Older Adults: What We Need to Live in the City.” Christian Gonzalez Rivera, a Senior Analyst with Center for An Urban Future, will present his study on the needs of older adults in New York City. To RSVP, go to www.tinyurl.com/SeniorRoundtable11-7-19, call (212) 490-9535 or email lkrueger@nysenate.gov.