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 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 October.

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 October, 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 October calendar with locations.

Animal Adoption Events This Month
Throughout October, 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.

13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, October 16 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 meets on the third Tuesday of the month and 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.

Jimmy Breslin Way Street Co-naming Unveiling
Wednesday, October 17 at 10 AM at the Southeast corner of 42nd Street and 3rd Avenue. In March CB6 supported an application for an honorary street co-naming for Jimmy Breslin, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist known for his time at the NY Daily News. Join Council Member Powers and CB6 as the honorary street co-naming is unveiled!

NYU Langone Rusk Rehabilitation Free Health Event: How to Thrive During and After Cancer
Wednesday, October 17 from 5 PM to 6:45 PM at the NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center’s Ground Floor Conference Room (Room G11) on 240 East 38th Street. At this event, attendees can join rehabilitation expert Jonas Sokolof to learn about cancer rehabilitation and therapies that can help cancer patients continue with their daily activities. For more information on this event, view the event flyer here. To RSVP, email or call 212-263-6952.

Senator Liz Krueger’s Senior Resource Fair
Tuesday, October 18 from 2 PM until 5 PM at Temple Emanu-El (1 East 65th Street, at the 5th Avenue entrance on East 65th Street). At Senator Krueger’s Senior Resource Fair, there will be information for seniors on topics ranging from advocacy to mental health. For a full description of the fair and the information available at the fair, please view the flyer for the Senior Resource Fair.

2018 NYC Parks Inaugural International Pickleball Festival
Saturday, October 20th from 8 AM to 5 PM (with registration from 8 AM to 9 AM) at Robert Moses Playground (East 42nd Street and 1st Avenue). At this first ever pickleball festival, people can connect with pickleball enthusiasts in New York City for doubles competitions, open play, clinics, guest speakers, and much more. For more information, please refer to this flyer. To RSVP, email or call Recreation Center 54 at 212-754-5411.

It’s My Park Day at 2nd Avenue Street Trees
Saturday, October 20 from 10 AM to 2 PM at 2nd Avenue and East 30th Street. This is an opportunity to volunteer with the Kips Bay Neighborhood Association’s One Tree, One Steward team to help clean up, weed, plant bulbs, and spread woodchips in the street trees along the 2nd Avenue median. Click here for more information.

Autumn Events at the Alice Aycock Pavilion
From 1 PM until 4 PM on October 20 and and October 27 at 60th Street and the East River Waterfront Esplanade. Come celebrate autumn at the Alice Aycock Pavilion with music, kids activities, ice cream and more. You can find more information on the flyer for the events or on the events page for Friends of the East River Esplanade.

Pillows for Paws Meet-Up
Saturday, October 20th from 1 PM to 5 PM at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, which is at 155 East 22nd Street (between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue). People at the meet-up can make toys for cats, dogs and rabbits while volunteers who know how to sew will make beds. People who can join at 12 PM to cut strips of fleece for dog and cat toys and/or help with general set-up  should email Everyone who plans to come to this event is asked to RSVP at

Free Medicare Seminar
Monday, October 22nd from 10 AM until 12 PM at UJA-Federation of New York (130 East 59th Street, or 59th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue). This presentation by Eric Hausman, a Consultant to the New York City Department for the Aging’s Health Insurance Information Counseling and Assistance Program, will help people review their options and and answer their questions on Medicare. For more information on this event, please view the event flyer. In order to RSVP, register online, go to or call 212-273-5353.

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.

NYC Maritime & Freight Logistics Career Awareness Fair
Tuesday, October 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (72 Bowne Street in Brooklyn). This fair is a chance for job-seekers to meet leaders in the local maritime and freight logistics industry and discover career opportunities. Business owners and leaders from the industry will offer information about their companies, including the job openings they have. For more information on this career fair, please view the event flyer here.

Housing Resource Fair
Thursday, October 25 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at St. Peter’s Church (619 Lexington Avenue). This fair, which is held by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development in partnership with Council Member Keith Powers, is an opportunity to learn about topics such as housing court, anti-housing discrimination requirements, apartment conditions required by New York City and New York State regulations, and much more. To RSVP, contact or call 212-818-0580. For more information, view the event flyer here.

Cleanup at Clara Coffey Park
Saturday, October 27 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 such as a costume parade with prizes and Halloween music from the Cathedral High School Band. Coffee and munchies for gardeners, as well as pizza, cider and ice-cream for children, will be provided.

Meeting of the East Midtown Public Realm Improvement Fund Governing Group
Tuesday, October 30 from 3 PM to 5 PM at 120 Broadway (Concourse level). At this meeting, the East Midtown Public Realm Improvement Fund Governing Group will discuss topics such as potential public realm improvement projects and updating the East Midtown Concept Plan. For more details, please view the event flyer here.

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.

Baruch College Aaron Silberman Recital Series Featuring Tessa Lark (Violin) & Andrew Armstrong (Piano)
October 31 at 6:30 PM at Rosalyn and Irwin Engelman Recital Hall at 55 Lexington Avenue. This recital series event will feature Tessa Lark, an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Naumburg Violin competition winner. She will be joined by Andrew Armstrong, who has performed this year at the Caramoor Festival and Wigmore Hall. Click here for more details on this event and click here to reserve free tickets.

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

Senator Liz Krueger’s Later Life Planning Series
November 8, 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 or call 212-490-9535. For more information on Senator Krueger’s Later Life Planning Series, please view the flyer for the series.

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 or calling 212-788-3450. For more information on the event, please view the flyer here.

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.

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

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.