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.
Free Summer Meals for Kids
All summer until August 31, various locations. Free, nutritious breakfasts and lunches are available to children 18 and younger at locations such as the Asser Levy Pool and more. Click here to view the flyer with Midtown locations, and visit the Borough President’s website to view all locations citywide.
Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through August 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 the kids calendar for July, and click here to view the adult calendar and kids calendar for August.
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 August, 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 August calendar with locations.
Summer Streets 2018
August 4, 11 and 18 from 7 AM to 1 PM. Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park will be opened up to pedestrians, cyclists and joggers on these three days. There will be free food, fitness classes, performances and art workshops on these streets. For more details, view the New York City Department of Transportation’s flyer for Summer Streets 2018.
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, August 21 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 local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues.
Jazz in Stuyvesant Square Park
Every Sunday until August 26th from 6 PM to 9 PM in Stuyvesant Square Park. Trumpeter Alex Nguyen, who won the International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition and finished second at the National Trumpet Competition, will be the performer. View the Facebook event page for more information, and view the Eventbrite page to get tickets.
17th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Thursday, September 6 at 6:30 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.
Voter Registration Deadline for September State and Local Primaries
In order to vote in the September 13 state and local primaries in New York, you must have your voter registration application postmarked no later than August 19. Also note that, in order to vote in the September primary, and other primaries in New York, you must be registered for the party whose primary you hope to participate in. 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.
Business Assistance Forum
Wednesday, September 12 from 8 AM to 11 AM at the Baruch College Newman Center on 151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor. The 2018 Business Assistance Forum, which is co-sponsored by Baruch College and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, will talk about best practices in branding, data analytics and technology security for businesses. Anyone who wants to attend this event is required to RSVP. To find more information and register, please click on the link to the Eventbrite page for the forum.
Forum on Loneliness and Civic Engagement
Wednesday, September 12 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Vanderbilt YMCA (224 East 47th Street, 5th Floor Conference Room). At this forum, two people will speak on the topic of loneliness and civic engagement: State Senator Liz Krueger and Lisa Furst, Assistant Vice President at the Center for Policy, Advocacy and Education at the Mental Health Association of New York City. Light refreshments will be provided by the Turtle Bay Association. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please view the flyer on this event.
Primaries for Local and State Elections
Primaries for local and state elections in New York will be held on Thursday, September 13, and polling sites will be open that day from 6 AM to 9 PM. Also note that, in order to vote in the September 13 primary, and other primaries in New York, you must be registered for the party whose primary you hope to participate in. 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 voting.nyc.
Meet-Up to Make Toys and Beds for Animals
Saturday, September 15 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church (on 155 East 22nd Street, which is between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue). Pillows for Paws is sponsoring a meet-up to make toys and beds for animals. People who can sew will make beds for dogs, cats and rabbits while others will make toys for these animals. Anyone who plans to come to this event should RSVP to email@example.com. Finally, anyone who wants to come early (at 12 PM) to set up or cut strips of fleece for dog and cat toys should also contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Pillows for Paws, click on the link to the organization’s website.
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 St., 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 LauraStein@nypl.org or walk in. Click here to learn more.
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.
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 voting.nyc.