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.

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.

Community Board Information Session for Teens
Friday, January 19 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM at 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South.  Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer is looking for energetic, bright, and engaged 16 and 17 year olds to join their local Community Board. Come meet other young leaders from around Manhattan who care about their neighborhoods and want to make a difference. Email LSonghai@manhattanbp.nyc.gov with any questions!

HOPE Count 2018
Monday, January 22. The Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) that is conducted every year by the New York City Department of Homeless Services (DHS). HOPE is a community volunteer effort to count every New Yorker sleeping on the street across the five boroughs during the coldest time of the year. Call 311 to get involved, or click here to view the flyer.

Sutton Area Community Organization Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 25 at 6:30 PM in the Terrance Cardinal Cook Building at 350 E. 56th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave)

Free Rat Academy
Thursday, January 25 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM at 224 East 47th Street (YMCA Vanderbilt, 5th Floor Conference Room). The Public Advocate’s Office wants to help teach building owners, tenants, and maintenance personnel receive free training about safe and effective methods of rat prevention. Ten free rodent-resistant garbage cans will be raffled off. Click here to view the flyer and RSVP information.

Free Vision Screening with SUNY College of Optometry
Monday, January 29 from 9 – 11:30 AM at 343 8th Avenue  (between 26th and 27th Streets), Penn South Community Room, Building 8A. RSVP by calling (212) 633-8052. Click here to view a flyer.

Steps to a Heart Healthy Lifestyle
Tuesday, February 1 at 12 – 1:30 PM at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium. This lecture will teach you key steps you can take to prevent heart disease. Lunch is provided after the program. All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

SCRIE/DRIE Workshop with Sen. Brad Hoylman
Wednesday, February 14 at 1 – 4 PM at Stuyvesant Town Community Center, 449 East 14th Street (Enter on 16th St.). This free event will help seniors learn how to take advantage of rent-freezing measures. RSVP by calling (212) 633-8052. Click here to view the flyer.

Managing the Legal and Financial Issues of Cancer
Tuesday, February 20 at 6 – 7 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121. This lecture is meant to increase survivors’ understanding of their financial and legal challenges and of their rights in dealing with them.  All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Colorectal Cancer Risk, Screening, and Prevention
Thursday, March 1 at 12 – 1:30 PM at NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull, 760 Broadway, 10th Floor Solarium. This lecture, in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, helps you understand the different screening options available, the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and the importance of understanding your risk. All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors on Employment with Senator Liz Krueger
Thursday, March 8 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave) This session is part of a 5-part series on Engagement, a state of activation and meaningful connection to an activity or role. Engagement is particularly important for older adults to remain physically active, healthy, and emotionally well. For more information and to RSVP (space is limited) contact Senator Krueger’s office via email at liz@lizkrueger.com or by phone at 212-490-9535

Comedy Cures: An Evening of Hope and Laughter
Tuesday, March 20 at 6 – 7 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121. At this unique, interactive evening, we will laugh, develop our comic perspectives, and build a community of support with the ComedyCures Foundation.  All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Program
Wednesday, March 21 at 11 AM – 1:30 PM at NYU Langone Health, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium. In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join a panel of experts as they discuss who is at risk for colon cancer, who should be screened and when, and what screening options are available. Lunch will be provided after the program.   All NYU Cancer Center lecture events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors on The Arts with Senator Liz Krueger
Thursday, April 5 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave) This session is part of a 5-part series on Engagement, a state of activation and meaningful connection to an activity or role. Engagement is particularly important for older adults to remain physically active, healthy, and emotionally well. For more information and to RSVP (space is limited) contact Senator Krueger’s office via email at liz@lizkrueger.com or by phone at 212-490-9535

Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors on Civic Engagement with Senator Liz Krueger
Thursday, May 3 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street (btwn 1st & 2nd Ave) This session is part of a 5-part series on Engagement, a state of activation and meaningful connection to an activity or role. Engagement is particularly important for older adults to remain physically active, healthy, and emotionally well. For more information and to RSVP (space is limited) contact Senator Krueger’s office via email at liz@lizkrueger.com or by phone at 212-490-9535