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 January 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 kids calendar for January.

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

Budget Information Session with Council Members Keith Powers and Carlina Rivera
Thursday, January 17 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street). At this event, organizations in New York City that are looking to qualify for New York City money can learn how to apply for funding, learn about deadlines to be aware of, and see what best practices are for applications. Click here to RSVP.

NYPD Neighborhood Policing Build the Block Meeting – 17th Precinct Sector A – Kips Bay & Murray Hill 
Thursday, January 24 at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM for refreshments). This event is a discussion of public safety challenges in your neighborhood. For accommodations, please please contact Lieutenant Patrick O’Neill II at 212-826-3237 or by January 21. For more information, please view this flyer.

Survey of New Yorkers Living on the Street
On Monday, January 28, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). This helps to provide the estimate of New Yorkers sleeping unsheltered on the streets that is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In order to conduct this survey, DHS needs help to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people who are living on the street. Volunteers are needed from approximately 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM on the night of January 28th and volunteer sites are available all over the city, including in Community District 6–at PS 116. This work will enable DHS to collect necessary information that will help them move individuals from the streets to a safe environment. Click here to learn more and/or register.

Save the Date: 74th Assembly District Town Hall
Thursday, January 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 PM at NYU Dental School, 345 East 24th Street, Nagle Auditorium (7th Floor). Click here to view a flyer for the event.

Speak Up, Speak Out: A Youth Summit on Policing in New York City
Tuesday, February 5 from 9 AM to 4 PM at New York University Kimmel Center, Rosenthal Pavilion, 60 Washington Square South. The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in conjunction with NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy & Research and the NYU Law Center on Race, Inequality & the Law is hosting their first-ever youth summit!  This gathering is an opportunity for young people ages 10-24 from across New York City to directly share their experiences with policing, identify problems in their communities, and recommend solutions to public safety and police oversight practitioners and academics. Click here for more information.

NYU Langone Free Heart Health Lecture
Tuesday, February 5 from 6:15 PM to 7:15 PM at NYU Langone Health (435 East 30th Street, in the Science Building 1 03 Seminar Room). NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease offers free educational events throughout the year through its Heart Health Lecture Series, a patient education initiative that focuses on topics related to helping people take control of their heart health and work toward a healthier future. Click here to learn more about the Heart Health Lecture Series and the February lecture.

Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors
Thursday, March 14 from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 East 70th Street; 70th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). This session of Senator Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors will focus on loneliness. At this roundtable, people can learn about programs that combat loneliness at the individual and community level. To learn more about this event, please view the flyer here. To RSVP, click here or call 212-490-9535.