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 October at 466 3rd Avenue (at 31st Street).  The Kips Bay Library is offering free movie screenings and language classes for adults, as well as read-alouds and movies for kids. Click here to view the adult calendar and the kids calendar.

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.

Free Lectures at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center 
Throughout the rest of 2017. NYU Langone’s Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center hosts educational forums and community events on cancer-related topics, including understanding cancer, living with cancer, life after treatment, and preventing cancer. All events are free, but registration is required. For more information, consult NYU Langone’s website.

Street Dedication of Mother Cabrini Way
Friday, October 20 at 11 AM at the corner of East 19th Street and 3rd Avenue. The Cabrini Mission Foundation invites the public to join the dedication of Mother Cabrini Way,  recognizing the Italian-American religious sister who founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus, a religious organization that supported Italian immigrants to the United States. There will be light refreshments after the ceremony at Cabrini Apartments, 220 East 19th Street.

Financial Planning Day at the New York Public Library
Friday, October 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Science, Industry and Business Library, 188 Madison Avenue at 34th St. The NYPL’s Fall Financial Planning Day will offer 12 workshops on a broad array of financial and life planning issues. There will be free financial, Medicare and/or credit crisis counseling, the opportunity to ask questions of various government representatives at the Financial Fair, and the opportunity to learn how to use some of their financial databases. Click here to see the flyer or visit the NYPL website for more information.

Animal Care Centers of NYC Dog Adoptions 
Saturday, October 21, from 11 AM to 3 PM at Biscuits & Bath 1064 1st Avenue New York, NY 10022. Animal Care Centers of NYC will be back with dogs available for adoption at Biscuits & Bath this Saturday! Click here for more details.

“It’s My Park Day” at the Sutton Place Park Conservancy
Saturday, October 21, at 10:00 AM at East 57th Street and Sutton Place South. This event includes the New York City Parks PuppetMobile presentation of “Cinderella Samba,” on Please bring a blanket or towel to sit on. For more information, click here.

“It’s My Park Day” at East River Esplanade 
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9 AM to 12 PM  at Glick Park (E. 37th Street and the FDR Drive) Come help out the Kips Bay Neighborhood Alliance clean up the park by planting bulbs, perennials and painting fences & benches. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to  Click here for more information.

“It’s My Park Day” at Stuyvesant Square Park
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 9:20 AM to 1 PM at  Stuyvesant Square Park (2nd Ave between 17th and 15th Streets) There will also be a Stuyvesant Square Park day from 9:30 AM to 1 PM. Click here to view the flyer. The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association (SPNA) will also be meeting volunteers every Saturday from 9:30 AM to 12 PM until November 11.

“It’s My Park Day” at Albano Park and Playground
Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10 AM to 2 PM  at  Albano Park and Playground at 29th Street and 2nd Avenue Residents can help the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association clean up the park. The Kips Bay Neighborhood Association is also working to clean up the Kips Bay Promenade at the median between E. 30th and E. 33rd Streets the following Saturday, October the 28th.

17th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6 PM at the Sutton Place Synagogue at 225 East 51st Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The 17th Precinct Community Council 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. The meeting will be held at  For more information consult the 17th Precinct Community Council’s website.

No-Cost Breast Cancer Screening Program
Thursday, October 26 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Colombian Consulate (10 East 46th Street). The American-Italian Cancer Foundation is hosting no-cost screenings for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For eligibility, one must be over 40 years of age and not have had a mammogram in the past 12 months. No co-pays required and deductibles are waived, but uninsured women are welcome. For an appointment, call 1-877-628-9090.

Volunteer Fair at Grand Central Library
Friday, October 27th from 12 PM – 3 PM. Find a new nonprofit to help out in your free time. Get information or make a commitment on the spot. Click here for details.

Trick-Or-Treating in East Midtown
Tuesday, October 31 from 3 PM to 7 PM at Tramway Plaza (Second Avenue, between East 59th Street and East 60th Street). The East Midtown Partnership is working with the East Sixties Neighborhood Association to provide a free and family-friendly opportunity to celebrate the season. There will be free treat bags and a map to participating local businesses handing out treats, as well as a photo booth, face-painting, and more.  For questions,  call 212-813-0030 or e-mail the East Midtown Partnership.

Con Edison Public Meeting – MGP Sites at Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town
Wednesday, November 1 at 7 PM at Podell Auditorium, the Bernstein Building, 10 Nathan D. Perlman Place (one block west of First Avenue), between 15th and 16th Streets. For information on this topic please consult the following two links: Peter Cooper Village , Stuyvesant Town.

Vanishing New York: A Town Hall on High Rent Blight with Jeremiah Moss, Author of Vanishing New York & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted by Senator Brad Hoylman
Thursday, November 9 from 6 to 7: 30 PM at Haft Auditorium at the Fashion Institute of Technology (227 West 27th Street) To reserve your seat contact 212-633-8052 or

Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Program: Updates on Research and Clinical Care
Thursday, November 9 from 11 AM to 1 PM at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium. In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, this program addresses the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. Perlmutter Cancer Center patients with lung cancer participate in an interactive dialogue with our experts to show how support groups help patients cope with practical and emotional concerns. The Lung Cancer Alliance also shares updates in advocacy. Lunch is provided after the program. Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.

Returning to Work: Cancer and Vocational Rehabilitation
Tuesday, November 14 from 6 PM to 7 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121. Dorra Blacker, CRC, LMHC, clinical supervisor of vocational rehabilitation at NYU Langone’s Rusk Rehabilitation, will talk about what you need to know about how your cancer history may affect you on the job and how to take full advantage of the protections afforded you under the law. This session is part of our Cancer Survivorship Learning Series.  Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.

Health Insurance 101 Workshop at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellvue
Wednesday, November 15 from 8:30 AM to 1 PM at Old Medical Library (C&D Building, 8th Floor) 462 First Avenue. NYC Health + Hospital/Bellevue will be hosting a Health Insurance 101 Workshop in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Caregivers, patients, community providers, and individuals who work with seniors, are encouraged to attend. Registration is free and required before November 8 at either the website or by calling 212-788-3450.  View the flyer here. Light refreshments will be served.

Ms. Magazine Way Street Co-Naming Ceremony
Wednesday, November 15 at 11 AM at SE corner of 32nd Street and Third Avenue. Ms. Magazine is a feminist publication that featured writing by women, for women, never straying from controversial topics. Council Member Rosie Mendez will be in attendance at this co-naming ceremony on the 45th anniversary of the magazine.

Healthy Eating During the Holidays and Beyond
Thursday, November 16 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121. The holiday season is generally a time for celebrating and enjoying the company of friends and family. Unfortunately, it is also a time when people tend to eat more high-fat, high-sugar, calorie-rich foods than they normally do. Join NYU nutritionists to gather tips for making healthy decisions when preparing and eating holiday meals. This lecture also sheds light on some of the causes of obesity and examine how they can be addressed. A live cooking demonstration of healthy recipe ideas to try at home is also featured. Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.

Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Research and Clinical Care
Wednesday, November 29 from 5 PM to 7 PM at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue, Farkas Auditorium. Pancreatic cancer can be treated more effectively if it is detected early. In recognition of Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month, join NYU Langone experts to learn about the signs and symptoms and available treatment options for pancreatic cancer. The different approaches to pancreatic cancer clinical trials taken by the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Precision Promise Program are also discussed. This program is presented in collaboration with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.

Sexuality and Intimacy After a Prostate Cancer Diagnosis
Thursday, November 30 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121.  If you have been treated for prostate cancer, chances are you’ve experienced major changes in your body—changes that can affect your self-image, your sexuality, and your relationships. Learn more about these changes and how you can maintain physical intimacy in a relationship after a prostate cancer diagnosis.  Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.

Meet Your Inner Artist: Lecture at Perlmutter Cancer Center
Tuesday, December 19 from 6 PM to 7 PM at Perlmutter Cancer Center, 160 East 34th Street, 11th Floor, Room 1121.  Everyone has an inner spring flowing with creative energy. Making art can relieve anxiety, distract from pain, provide respite from boredom, and provide a safe outlet for expressing emotions. Get your creative juices flowing and join Robin Glazer, director of the Creative Center: Arts in Healthcare, for this fun and engaging hands-on workshop, and experience the healing benefits of artistic expression. This event is part of the Perlmutter Cancer Center’s Cancer Survivorship Learning Series. Register online here, email, or call 212-263-2266.