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 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 November.
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.
Legal Advice & Referral Clinics for Elderly New Yorkers
Throughout November and December, locations vary. Volunteers of Legal Service provides clinics and legal support to New York City residents over the age of 60. Click here to view their November and December calendar with locations.
Animal Adoption Events This Month
Throughout November, locations vary. Animal Care Centers of NYC (ACC) has several mobile adoption events coming up in Manhattan, featuring cats, dogs, and possibly a rabbit or two! Our Mobile Adoption Centers will be in neighborhoods across the borough, from the East Village to Inwood. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, spay/neuter, a pre-registered microchip, an identification tag, a collar and a certificate for a free initial exam at a participating veterinarian. Click here to locate a mobile adoption unit in your neighborhood.
Free Flu Shots for Adults
Thursday, November 8 from 10:15 AM to 12:45 PM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street. At this event, Mount Sinai and Senator Liz Krueger’s office will partner to offer free flu shots for adults. Note that this event will provide the standard dosage, not the senior dosage. To make an appointment, call 212-490-9535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should We Bail on Bail?: A Forum with Council Member Keith Powers, Assembly Member Dan Quart, and Judge Jonathan Lippman
Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 8 PM at The Straus School, 1700 3rd Avenue Council Member Powers, Chair of the City Council Criminal Justice Committee, will lead a discussion on the current status of bail and room for reform in New York, both the city and state. The event will be informative, with a general overview of bail law in New York followed by a dynamic panel discussion with my colleagues in the criminal justice sector.
A Tale of Two Rezonings: Presented by the Municipal Art Society
Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 8 PM at the Center for Architecture (536 LaGuardia Place) A Tale of Two Rezonings: Taking a Harder Look at CEQR (City Environmental Quality Review), revisits the Long Island City and Downtown Brooklyn rezonings to expose the unexpected (and therefore, unplanned) consequences that resulted from the City’s actions. For more information, click here. Note: this even is not free.
Senator Liz Krueger’s Boomer & Senior Roundtable
November 13 from 8:30 to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. Ashton Applewhite, a national ageism expert and advocate will lead the discussion. For more information, click here.
NYC Health + Hospitals Health Insurance 101 Workshop
Thursday, November 15 from 3 PM until 6:30 PM at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Auditorium (on the 6th Floor of 1901 1st Avenue, which is between East 97th Street and East 99th Street on 1st Avenue). At this event, you can learn about Medicare parts A, B, C, and D; Medicaid basics; preventive services; enrollment assistance and resources for the uninsured; and what’s new for 2019 and beyond. Light refreshments will be served. RSVP by November 8th by going to https://metropolitanhealth101.eventbrite.com or calling 212-788-3450. For more information on the event, please view the flyer here.
NYU Langone Community Event on Quitting Smoking
Thursday, November 15 at 5 PM at NYU Langone Health (560 1st Avenue, Farkas Auditorium). This event will discuss topics such as techniques for quitting, how to get on track after a relapse, how quitting helps your health, and resources for quitting smoking. For more information on the event, view this flyer. To RSVP, email HealthPromotion@nyulangone.org.
Freda Silberman Commemorative Concert at Baruch College
Thursday, November 15 at 6 PM at 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue). This concert will be commemorating the life of Freda Silberman, a longtime arts patron at Baruch College. A reception will follow the concert. Click here to find more details on the concert and click here to reserve free tickets.
Senator Liz Krueger’s Later Life Planning Series
November 15 and 29 from 6 PM until 8 PM at the Belfer Research Building (413 East 69th Street, which is on 69th Street between York and 1st Avenues). At each session, Senator Krueger’s office will discuss tools that will help you and/or your loved ones with various issues related to later life planning, such as Medicare and Social Security (Session I); wills, health care proxies, living wills, and power of attorney (Session II); and palliative care, hospice, and sharing with your family (Session III). To RSVP for each session, or for further information, please go to https://tinyurl.com/laterlifeplanning or call 212-490-9535. For more information on Senator Krueger’s Later Life Planning Series, please view the flyer for the series.
Office of Nightlife 2018 Listening Tour
Wednesday, November 28 from 5:30 to 8 PM (doors open at 4:30) at The Town Hall 123 W. 43rd Street. The Office of Nightlife welcomes all New Yorkers to raise issues, voice concerns, and share ideas on topics such as quality of life, public safety, regulations, enforcement, and the role nightlife plays in fostering creativity and social cohesion. Click here for more information.
St. Vartan Park Scoping Meeting
Wednesday, November 28 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at NYU Langone Medical Center, which is on 550 First Avenue, Alumni Hall B (between East 30th and 34th Streets). At this meeting, residents and stakeholders alike have an opportunity to discuss the plan to convert the asphalt multi-purpose field at St. Vartan Park into a synthetic turf field. This work will help in the development of a schematic design, which will be ultimately presented at Manhattan Community Board Six for public review. For more information on this event, view the flyer on the event, visit nyc.gov/parks, email email@example.com, or call 212-408-0125.
Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Christmas Tree Lighting
Sunday, December 2 from 5 PM to 5:45 PM on the Park Avenue Malls. Hot chocolate and cookies will be at this lighting, and the event is free. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighborhood Policing and Safety Meeting for 17th Precinct, Sector C
Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 PM (doors open at 6 PM) at St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue; Lexington Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets). This meeting is an opportunity for the NYPD’s 17th Precinct to hear from a range of voices on what is needed to help residents in the area feel safe and secure with neighborhood policing. View this flyer for more information on the event, and visit this website for more information on neighborhood policing.
Tenants’ Rights & Advocacy in a Critical Year: Discussion and Workshops
Wednesday, December 5th from 6 to 8:30 PM at the CUNY Graduate Center (Proshansky Auditorium), 365 5th Avenue. State Senator Liz Krueger is sponsoring a discussion and series of workshops on tenants rights and advocacy in a critical year (as the laws that govern rent stabilization are up for renewal). Click here for more information. To RSVP, click here.
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.