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 Lectures at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
Throughout the month of June 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.
Tango in the Park
Starting on Sunday, June 25th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the West Fountain in Stuyvesant Square (E. 16th Street and the 2nd Ave). Let the tango begin! Take advantage of free professional instruction from 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM, accompanied by a live DJ. Then, enjoy a performance by Tangeristas and live music until 9:00 PM. It will be beautiful. It is a wonderful evening of music, dance, and song in a beautiful environment. Dance around the fountain flower bed into the sunset. Perfect for families and perfect for date night. Come with your children and dogs. This event will take place in six sessions on Sundays: June 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. When selecting tickets, please choose your desired date. For more information, click here.
17th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Monday, June 26, 2017 at 6 PM. The 17th Precinct Community Council meets on the last Tuesday of the month. No meetings are held in July, August, or December. The 17th Precinct Community Council is a forum that provides on-going, direct communication between the police and the community. At the meetings, community members can meet with the Precinct Commanding Officer and Community Affairs Officers to discuss and find solutions to neighborhood public safety concerns. The meeting will be held at the Sutton Place Synagogue at 225 East 51st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. For more information consult the 17th Precinct Community Council’s website.
National HIV Testing Day
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM. The NYC Health Department and community partners will be providing free HIV testing and other health services and information at Manhattan’s Union Square Park. For more information, click here.
High School Application Workshop for 6th and 7th Grade Families
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Families in all boroughs with children in 6th and 7th grade are welcome to learn about the high school application process and get a head start on their application. This event, hosted by the Community Education Council District 2 and the NYC Department of Education, will be taking place at PS 397 Spruce Street School. For more information, click here.
Tonight We Dance: Tango in Union Square Park
Friday, June 30, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM in Union Square Park. Spend evenings this June experiencing the not-to-be-missed “authentic Buenos Aires Tango”. Make friends or dance while enjoying tango music, stories, and classes—featuring a live band on June 30! All are welcome! For more information, click here.
Free Summer Meals for Kids
Thursday, June 29 – Friday, September 1. The federally-funded Summer Meals Program offers free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches to children 18 and younger, with no registration or ID required. One of the locations, the Asser Levy Rec Center, is open every day in our district. Click here for a list of locations in the area compiled by the Manhattan Borough President’s Office.
New York City Fire Department LGBT Pride Celebration
Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 6 PM– 9 PM. The New York City Fire Department invites you to join them for their annual LGBT Pride Celebration at the Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street. The evening will feature drag and musical performances, food and beverages, photo opportunities, and honored guests. Kindly RSVP by Friday, June 16th to Firefighter Brooke Guinan at GeorgiaBrooke.Guinan@fdny.nyc.gov or 718-999-2716. For more information, click here.
Adult Fitness Classes at Asser Levy Recreation Center
Starting on July 2nd (and running through the September 23rd) the Asser Levy Recreation Center at 392 Asser Levy Place (E. 23rd St between 1st Ave and the FDR Drive) is running Adult Fitness classes including chair yoga, African Brazilian Zumba, Beginner Tennis, Step & Tone, Spintastic, Cardio Body Toning, Boot Camp, Pickleball, Jazz Fitness, and Bollywood. Participants must have a NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership. For more information, click here.
Summer Youth and Family Programs at Asser Levy Recreation Center
Starting on July 2nd (and running through the September 23rd) the Asser Levy Recreation Center at 392 Asser Levy Place (E. 23rd St between 1st Ave and the FDR Drive) is running Summer Youth and Family Programs including art projects, musical activities, athletic events, and yoga classes. Participants must have a NYC Parks Recreation Center Membership. For more information, click here.
Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017 from 9:25 PM to 10:00 PM at the East River Esplanade (E. 37th Street and the FDR Drive). The 41st annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show returns to the East River this year. This event is always popular, and space is limited, so before you go, be sure to check the Macy’s 4th of July page to find the best viewing locations near midtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn-Queens border. For more information, click here.
Movies Under the Stars: Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 at 8:30 PM at Poor Richard’s Playground at 240 E. 109th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The Avengers unite to thwart the villainous Ultron from extinguishing every human on planet Earth. Rated PG-13. You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! For more information, click here.
2017 NYC Disability Pride Parade
Sunday, July 9th, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The 2017 Disability Pride Parade will gather in Union Square Park at 10 AM. The parade begins at 11 AM. The route is up Broadway from Union Square Park to Madison Square Park. Following the parade there will be a festival in Madison Square Park from Noon until 3 PM. To register for the parade and for more information, click here.
Movies Under the Stars: Nerve (2016)
Friday, July 14th, 2017 at 8:30 PM at Tompkins Square Park (Softball Field) at E. 8th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. A teen participates in an online game that involves completing challenges and dares throughout NYC, but the experience eventually escalates into a life-or-death struggle. Rated PG-13. You should arrive by 8:00 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on; there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled water is OK, but no glass. Reservations are not taken; space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are welcome! For more information, click here.
Community Volunteer Day at Stuyvesant Cove Park
Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Stuyvesant Cove Park is an all-native plant, organically maintained public park located on the East River between 18th and 23rd Streets. Regular volunteer events are held monthly from April through November. Click here for more info. Learn about gardening and New York City’s unique local flora while taking in the fresh air, building community and getting your hands dirty! Volunteer activities include weeding, mulching, planting, watering and other light clean up and maintenance tasks. They also provide free workshops during select volunteer days to teach proper pruning techniques and other more specialized skills. These events are great for people of all ages, abilities and levels of experience. All volunteers should wear closed toed shoes, clothes they don’t mind getting dirty and bring water bottles. A pizza lunch is provided for all volunteers, compliments of Solar One. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to RSVP to volunteer events.
Cinderella Samba Puppet Show at St. Vartan’s Playground
Thursday, July 20 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. This free puppet show tells the classic story of Cinderella with a contemporary twist, featuring a Brazilian setting, original music, and samba dancing. Click here for more information.
Glow in the Dark Paint Night
Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Join us and get ready to create a stunning masterpiece! Participants will use glow in the dark paint to bring out their creativity on a blank canvas. This event is FREE and open to the public. Space is limited and RSVP is required. The event will be held at the Asser Levy Recreation Center at 392 Asser Levy Place (E. 23rd St between 1st Ave and the FDR Drive). Please call (212) 447-2023 or email Erica.Serrano@parks.nyc.gov. For more details, click here.
Saturdays, August 5, 12, 19 from 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Summer Streets will open 6.9 miles of Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, where walkers, joggers, and cyclists can enjoy activities, food and fun on car-free streets, all for free! For more details, click here. There are two Route Rest Stops in our district, one at 52nd Street and another at 25th Street.
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The 13th Precinct Community Council meets on the third Tuesday of the month. No meetings are held in July, August, or December. The 13th Precinct Community Council is a forum that provides on-going, direct communication between the police and the community. At the meetings, community members hear reports from the Precinct Commanding Officer, Deputy Inspector Brendan Timoney, and Community Affairs Officers. There is also a question and answer period during which the public and the officers can discuss neighborhood public safety concerns. The meeting will be held at the New York Police Department’s 13th Precinct station house at 230 East 21st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.