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 November at 466 3rd Avenue (at 31st Street).  The Kips Bay Library is offering free movie screenings and language classes for adults, as well as read-alouds and movies for kids. Click here to view the adult calendar and the kids calendar.

Union Square Walking Tours
Every Saturday, 2 PM to 3:30 PM. Enjoy this free 90-minute walking tour that starts at the Abraham Lincoln statue by the 16th St. transverse at Union Square Park and explores the social and political history of the neighborhood. Reservations required for a group. For more information, call (212) 517-1826 or visit the website.

Flatiron Walking Tours
Sundays at 11 AM. No advance registration is required for this free, year-round walking tour that starts at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd St. and Broadway. For more information, visit the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District’s website.

Free Lectures at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center 
Throughout the rest of 2017. NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center hosts educational forums and community events on cancer-related topics, including understanding cancer, living with cancer, life after treatment, and preventing cancer. All events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Ackerman Fall Lecture Series : “Latinos and the Endangered Right to Vote” Tuesday, November 21 from 5 Pm to 8 PM at Baruch College – Newman Vertical Campus 55 Lexington Ave, Room 14-220. This lecture features Juan Cartagena, one of the nation’s leading voices on equality and nondiscrimination who has successfully used the law to effectuate systems change for the benefit of marginalized communities.

Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Research and Clinical Care
Wednesday, November 29 from 5 PM to 7 PM at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium. Pancreatic cancer can be treated more effectively if it is detected early. In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, join NYU Langone experts to learn about the signs and symptoms and available treatment options for pancreatic cancer. The different approaches to pancreatic cancer clinical trials taken by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Precision Promise Program are also discussed. This program is presented in collaboration with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Register online here, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Sexuality and Intimacy After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121.  If you have been treated for prostate cancer, chances are you’ve experienced major changes in your body—changes that can affect your self-image, your sexuality, and your relationships. Learn more about these changes and how you can maintain physical intimacy in a relationship after a prostate cancer diagnosis.  Register online here, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.

Marxe Breakfast: “University-City Relations: How Can They Mutually Benefit From Pooled Resources”
Thursday, November 30 from 8 AM to 10 AM at Baruch College – Information & Technology Building (Library Building) 151 E. 25th Street, Room: Atrium Rackow Room and Lounge – Rooms 750 and 760.  In keeping with the findings and issues raised in Steven Diner’s book “Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America”. The author explores the role of Higher Education in advancing economic and social justice relations.

The Cost of Cyber-Insecurity
Thursday, November 30 from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM at Baruch College – Information & Technology Building (Library Building) 151 E. 25th Street, Room: Subotnick Center – Trading Floor – Room 124.  Deputy CISO and Chief of Application Security, The London Stock Exchange Group, Mr. Van Dyk will discuss current best practices and what leading organizations are doing in order to protect themselves.  He will also highlight the potential risks and costs associated with not having a good cybersecurity plan in place.

Senator Liz Krueger Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors
Tuesday, December 5 from 8:30 – 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 E 70th Street between 1st & 2nd).  This latest installment of Senator Krueger’s senior roundtable series will focus on the mind-body connection, and ways exercise can promote brain health for seniors. Speakers will include Dr. Ursula Staudinger, the director of the Aging Center at Columbia’s School of Public Health, who will be sharing her research, and Marcy Simon, Manager of Senior Fitness Programs at Asphalt Green. Click here to see the flyer with RSVP contact information.

“The Business of Persuasion” – The new memoirs of Harold Burson
Monday, December 11 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Baruch College – Information & Technology Building (Library Building) 151 E. 25th Street, 7th Floor Room 750. Come listen to Harold Burson, the 96-year-old founder of Burson-Marsteller, in an historic event to celebrate the release of his new memoirs and for a discussion of one of the major forces in corporate communication and public relations by members of the Edelman family, including Richard Edelman, President and Chief Communication Officer, Edelman. Please register here if you are interested in attending.

Meet Your Inner Artist: Lecture at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Tuesday, December 19 from 6 PM to 7 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121.  Everyone has an inner spring flowing with creative energy. Making art can relieve anxiety, distract from pain, provide respite from boredom, and provide a safe outlet for expressing emotions. Get your creative juices flowing and join Robin Glazer, director of the Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, for this fun and engaging hands-on workshop, and experience the healing benefits of artistic expression. This event is part of the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Learning Series. Register online here, email cancerevents@nyumc.org, or call 212-263-2266.