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 September 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 September.

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

Legal Advice & Referral Clinics for Elderly New Yorkers
Throughout September, 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 September calendar with locations.

Animal Adoption Events This Month
Throughout September, 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.

Community Conversations: Getting Older in the City
Thursdays, September 20 at 1 PM, October 4 at 1 PM and October 18 at 1:45 PM at the Grand Central Library, 135 E. 46th Street, between 3rd and Lexington Avenues, co-hosted by the Senior Center at St. Peter’s Church. They are offering a series of conversations with the public beginning in September. They will be discussing and soliciting feedback about getting older in the city and hope to find some solutions and community actions that arise from these talks. Register by emailing or walk in. Click here to learn more.

Guided Bird Walk at Stuyvesant Cove Park
Sunday, September 23 at 8:30 AM at the 20th Street entrance to Stuyvesant Cove Park. This free event will be an approximately two-hour walk and will take place even in the event of light rain. Those interested are encouraged to bring cameras and binoculars. Share your sights — you’re invited to send photos from the walk to!

Get Rid of Your Harmful Household Products Safely
Sunday, September 23, from 10 AM to 4 PM in Union Square, North Plaza (south side of 17th St, between Park Ave South and Broadway). Dispose of your harmful household products including solvents, automotive products, electronics, flammable waste, medical items and other household products safely. Cars can approach from Park Ave South and 20th St and there is a walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation. This event is being hosted by the NYC Department of Sanitation. Click here for more information.

13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, September 25 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in the New York Police Department’s 13th Precinct station house at 230 East 21st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. 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, the Deputy Inspector 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.

13th Precinct Neighborhood Policing Roll Out Meeting
Tuesday, October 2 at 7 PM (doors open at 6 PM) at 41 Madison Avenue (26th Street) The 13th Precinct Neighborhood Policing will be starting shortly in the upcoming weeks.  At this roll out meeting you will be able to meet your new Neighborhood Coordinator Officers (NCOs). You will have the opportunity to personally meet with the NCO officers assigned to your neighborhoods who will answer any questions you may have. RSVP by September 17th with the information of attendees to 13th Precinct Community Affairs Police Officer John Considine (reached at 212-477-7427 or or Detective Vincent Arlotta (reached at 212-477-7427 or Click here for more information.

Voter Registration Deadline for November Elections
In order to vote in the November 6 elections, you must have your voter registration application postmarked no later than October 12. For any questions on how to register to vote, please refer to the New York City Campaign Finance Board’s frequently asked questions on registering to vote and voting in New York City. Visit the “Registering to Vote” page on the New York City Campaign Finance Board website to find voter registration forms online.

City University of New York Board of Trustees Annual Manhattan Borough Hearing
Monday, October 22nd at 4:30 PM at Baruch College Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue (corner of 24th Street), Room 14-220. The purpose of this meeting is to receive testimony and statements from concerned individuals about university issues. If you wish to speak at the hearing, please notify the Office of the Secretary via email at before 4:30 PM, Friday, October 19.  Click here for more information.

Cleanup at Clara Coffey Park
Saturday, October 27th from 10 AM to 2 PM at Clara Coffey Park on 54th Street. This cleanup will involve preparing the gardens for the winter and fun activities for Halloween. More details are expected on this seasonal park cleanup soon.

17th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Thursday, October 30 at 6:00 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue at 225 East 51st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The 17th Precinct Community Council usually meets on the last Tuesday of the month. 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. For more information consult the 17th Precinct Community Council’s website.

Election Day 2018
Election Day in 2018 is on Tuesday, November 6, and polling sites will be open that day from 6 AM to 9 PM that day. For any questions on how to vote, please refer to the New York City Campaign Finance Board’s frequently asked questions on registering to vote and voting in New York City. For information on where to vote, what your voter rights are as a voter, voter registration forms, and more, visit