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.

Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through March 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 March.

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 info@spnanyc.org.

L Project Open Houses
Tuesday, March 19 from 6-8 PM at Grand Street Campus High School (850 Grand Street, or Grand Street between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street); and Monday, April 8 from 6-8 PM at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14 Street, or East 14th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). These open houses will give customers an opportunity to meet with MTA team members, learn about the L Project, and ask questions about the project. People can also get information at these meetings about the new proposed construction approach to fixing the L Train Canarsie Tunnel, the new service plan for the duration of the project, and the status of other projects like new elevators at the Bedford Av, 1 Av, and 14 St-6 Av (L platform) station. Straphangers will also have the opportunity to work on one-on-one trip planning with MTA team members. The New York City Department of Transportation will also be at these open houses to discuss planned street treatments. You can find the flyer for the open houses here.

13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 PM at 230 East 21st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). The Community Council provides a forum for community members to work with our local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues.

Free Tax Preparation
March 20 to April 13 on Wednesdays (from 3 PM to 7 PM) and Saturdays (from 12 PM to 1:30 PM and from 2:30 PM to 6 PM) at the Baruch College Information & Technology Building (151 East 25th Street). The Baruch College Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program provides free tax preparation for individuals who earn $55,000 or less, or is a person with disabilities. Click here to view more information on this tax preparation program.

Conversation on Mental Illness and Stigma at the Grand Central Library
Thursday, March 21 at 12:30 PM at the Grand Central Library (135 East 46th Street). At this event, representative from Thrive NYC will be leading a discussion and answering questions on mental illness and stigmas surrounding mental illnesses. For further details on this event, please click here.

Upcoming NYC Charter Revision Commission Hearings and Meetings
Thursday, March 21 at 6 PM at City Hall. Additionally, there is a meeting on March 25; you can find further details on these meetings here. The commission, which includes members appointed by the Mayor, the City Council Speaker, all five Borough Presidents, the Public Advocate, and the Comptroller, are looking into revisions of the New York City Charter, which is New York City’s constitution.

Public Hearing on Congestion Pricing
Thursday, March 21 at 6 PM at Cooper Union (41 Cooper Square, between 6th and 7th Streets). This event is an opportunity for Manhattanites to express their opinions on congestion pricing as well as learn more about the plans for congestion pricing. People are encouraged to bring written testimony for the record, and prepare a two-minute synopsis for delivery at the hearing. People who cannot attend in-person can submit written testimony to info@manhattanbp.nyc.gov with the phrase “Congestion Testimony” in the subject line. To RSVP or ask questions about this event, contact (212) 669-8151 or pgoebel@manhattanbp.nycgov. Click here for more details on this event.

Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving Exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum
March 26 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM at the Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway). This event sheds light on how the artist crafted her personal and private identity. This event is for individuals with early stage memory loss and their family caregivers. For more information on this event (including information on how to register), click here.

Panel Discussion on Amazon’s Retreat from New York City
March 26 at 6:30 PM at 149 East 38th Street. This event will discuss the retreat of Amazon from New York City, as well as the potential impacts of that retreat on New York City families and businesses. For more information on this event and to register (registration is required), click here.

Comptroller Scott Stringer Celebration of Women’s History Month
March 27 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (3rd Floor, Salomon Room). This event will honor three women for their outstanding work: Jessica González-Rojas (Executive Director of the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health), Reshma Saujani (Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code), and Ann Tripp (journalist and radio personality). To RSVP, email RSVP@comptroller.nyc.gov or call (212) 669-4466. For more details on this event, click here to view the event flyer.

Council Member Keith Powers Mobile Office Hours
March 28 and April 25 from 12 PM to 2 PM at Stuyvesant Town Community Center (449 East 14th Street). These mobile office hours are an opportunity for people to sit down with representatives from Council Member Powers’ office to talk about issues you care about and work toward solutions. For any questions on these office hours, contact kpowers@council.nyc.gov.

Asser Levy Women’s History Month Art Exhibition
Opening reception is on Friday, March 29 from 4 PM to 5 PM, and the exhibition hours are Friday, March 29 from 5 PM to 9 PM as well as Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31, from 9 AM to 4 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center in Asser Levy Playground (392 Asser Levy Place). In honor of Women’s History Month, Asser Levy Recreation Center is highlighting different women artists. Click here for more details on this exhibition.

Strictly Tango at East 54 Recreation Center
Friday, March 29 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Recreation Center 54 (348 East 54 Street). At this free dance class, people can learn with Strictly Tango NYC Dance School, directed by Sergio Segura. Click here for more details on this event.

State Senator Liz Krueger Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors
Thursday, April 4th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 East 70th Street, or East 70th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues). This session will focus on the issue of meeting the needs of a growing community of people who are ages 65 and older. People can RSVP via email at liz@lizkrueger.com or by phone at 212-490-9535. For more details on the roundtable, click here.

Democracy Civics Series at Tompkins Square Library
Thursdays between April 4 and May 16 at Tompkins Square Library (331 East 10th Street) at 5:30 PM. Each event in this series will involve community conversations where people learn how federal, state, and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact. Each event in this series is free. For more information, please view the flyer for the series here.

Paint the Mobile Mural Workshop
Saturday, April 6th from 12 PM to 4 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place, or off 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive). This is an opportunity to paint the 40-foot Mobile Mural celebrating the Lower East Side’s sustainable ecosystem featuring Stuyvesant Cove Park and the community vision for a climate-resilient future at the East River Waterfront. For more details on this event and details on how to RSVP, view the event flyer here.

Open Space Dialogues: Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees
Tuesday, April 9th from 6 PM to 8 PM (rescheduled from February 20) at New York Law School, on 185 West Broadway. This event is a panel discussion organized by New Yorkers for Parks and New York Law School at which park practitioners and advocates from New York City and beyond will explore what options exist for ensuring parks in all five boroughs have a sustainable financial future. Click here to register.

Heart Health Lecture: Inflammation and Your Heart Health
Thursday, April 11th from 6 PM to 7 PM at NYU Langone Health (550 First Avenue, at 31st Street, Alumni Hall B). At this event, attendees can learn how autoimmune diseases impact the cardiovascular system and ways that people can reduce their risk. Recent developments on inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular disease risk will also be discussed at the lecture. For more information on this event, click on the event flyer here. To RSVP, call 646-501-2190 or email cvdprevention@nyulangone.org.