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.
Free Summer Meals for Kids
All summer until August 31, various locations. Free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches are available to children 18 and younger at locations such as the Asser Levy Pool and more. Click here to view the flyer with Midtown locations, and visit the Borough President’s website to view all locations citywide.
Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through July 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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Tango in the Park at Stuyvesant Square Park
Sundays from June 24 to July 29, 6 to 9 PM in Stuyvesant Square Park. Enjoy outdoors tango around a fountain flower bed, with professional instruction provided. Click here to reserve free tickets.
City Parks Foundation PuppetMobile Event
Friday, July 20 from 11 AM to 12 PM at St. Vartan Park (1st Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets). This PuppetMobile event will present “The Big Good Wolf, ” a fairy tale where the classic characters of “The Big Bad Wolf” (Goldilocks and The Three Bears) try to turn The Big Bad Wolf into a good wolf. Click here for details on the event.
Pillows for Paws Summer Meet-up
Saturday, July 21 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church on 155 East 22nd Street (East 22nd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue). At this event, people can come to sew beds and create toys for cats, dogs and rabbits who are in shelters. Click here to learn more about Pillows for Paws and follow this link to learn more about this and other meet-ups hosted by Pillows for Paws.
New York City Charter Revision Commission Public Hearing
Monday, July 23, 2018 at 6 PM at New York University’s Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, Greenberg Lounge. This, and other public hearings, will solicit public input on the charter revision. For details on the New York City Charter Revision Commission, click here. For details on this public hearing and other hearings throughout the five boroughs, click here.
People Against Landlord Abuse & Tenant Exploitation (P.A.’.L.A.N.T.E.) 2018 Housing Conference
Tuesday, July 31 to Wednesday, August 2 at City College North Academic Center on 1605 Amsterdam Avenue (between 136th and 138th Streets). This housing conference for renters and homeowners will cover topics such as rent stabilization, New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD), seniors, co-ops, and much more. For more information, view the flyer here.
Summer Streets 2018
August 4, 11 and 18 from 7 AM to 1 PM. Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park will be opened up to pedestrians, cyclists and joggers on these three days. There will be free food, fitness classes, performances and art workshops on these streets. For more details, view the New York City Department of Transportation’s flyer for Summer Streets 2018.
Council Member Keith Powers Mobile Office Hours
Tuesday, August 7 from 4 PM to 7 PM at the Stuyvesant Town Community Center on 449 East 14th Street. These mobile office hours are an opportunity to meet in-person with Council Member Powers’ staff and work toward solutions on issues you care about. To RSVP or ask questions about this event, call Council Member Powers’ office at (212) 818-0580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Click on this link to view more details on this and other events sponsored by Council Member Powers’ office.
Tenant Resources: HPD in District 4
Wednesday, August 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM at 211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205. This event will bring Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) resources directly into Council District 4. HPD, the agency that develops and maintains affordable housing in New York City, will join staff from Council Member Powers’ office to help with issues such as handling open violations with tenants or property owners, violation removal options, education and assistance on how to file a complaint and how the complaint process works, property registration and much more. Click on this link to view more details on this and other events sponsored by Council Member Powers’ office.
Movies Under the Stars Series: Wonder Woman
Wednesday, August 8 at 8 PM in Bellevue South Park. This movie screening will also include free popcorn, ice cream, face painters and other activities. Please view this flyer for more information on the screening.
344 East 28th Street Family Day
Saturday, August 11 from 12 PM to 8 PM at the 344 East 28th Street New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex. This family day is an opportunity for residents to get to know each other and people who work at the complex.