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 May 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 May.
Stuyvesant Park Summer Events
Through August at 9 Rutherford Place (at 16th Street). Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association is offering jazz, tango, stargazing, and outdoor movies for kids. For more information please visit, www.spnanyc.org or click here.
NYU Langone Public Health Events
NYU Langone is offering a variety of free public health events this month. These events provide screenings, education, and much more. Click here to view NYU Langone’s public health events for the month of May.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibition on How Subway Cars Become Artificial Reefs
Now through June 16 at The New York Transit Museum’s gallery space in Grand Central Terminal. At this space, 19 photographs of images of the New York City Subway’s reefing program will be displayed, free of charge. Click here for more details.
“Art Inspired By” Series at Asser Levy Recreation Center
May 17 and June 21 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place). On these three dates, people can create their own masterpieces inspired by work from famous artists. The series will include an overview of the artist and then a workshop. The April 19th event will focus on work from Andy Warhol, the May 17 event will focus on work from Curtis King, and the June 21 event will focus on work from Frida Kahlo. For more information, click here.
It’s My Park Days in Community District Six
It’s My Park Days are times when people come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks. Here are the upcoming It’s My Park Days in Community District Six:
- Stuyvesant Square Park: Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
- East River Esplanade: Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
- Bellevue South Park and KBK9 Dog Park (on Mount Carmel Place and East 27th Street): Saturday, May 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM; volunteers will meet in the center of the park.
- Vincent Albano Park and Playground (2nd Avenue and East 29th Street): Sunday, May 19 from 9:30 AM until 2 PM.
Celebrating Spring at the Alice Aycock Pavilion
May 18, June 1 and June 8 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Alice Aycock Pavilion (60th Street and the East River Waterfront Esplanade). On these dates, Friends Of the East River Esplanade (60th to 120th Streets) will be celebrating spring with holding art activities from The Craft Studio, free ice cream, face painting, live music, and more. For more information, view this flyer. For updated information, in the event that there is rain and one of these dates may need to be postponed or canceled due to weather, click here.
Opportunity to Shred Old Papers
Sunday, May 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this time, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will host their 12th Annual Citywide Shredfest Identity Theft Prevention event at Union Square and other locations throughout the five boroughs. Participants can bring old bank statements, old pay stubs, credit card applications and other papers with personal identifying information to be shredded, free of charge. For more details, view the event flyer here.
Celebration of the Life of Former Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association President Rosalee O’Hanley Isaly
Sunday, May 19th at 4 PM at the Stuyvesant Square Park West Fountain (near Rutherford Place and the 16th Street gate). The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association will be celebrating the life of their late President, Rosalee O’Hanley Isaly, with a memorial tree dedication and remembrances. Speakers will include members of Isaly’s family and William Castro, the Manhattan Borough Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. People can view the flyer for the tree dedication and remembrances here.
CB6 Forum on Combating Hate Crimes Through Education
Monday, May 20th at 6:30 PM, CB6’s Housing, Homeless, & Human Rights Committee is hosting a forum at Baruch College’s Engleman Recital Hall on combating hate crimes through education. Council Member Mark Levine will moderate a panel discussion on the topic. View the event flyer here and RSVP for the event here.
13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, May 21st at 6:30 PM at 230 East 21st Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) The Community Council provides a forum for community members to work with our local police officers to address safety and quality of life issues that affect us all. Join us at the meetings to participate in this important process.
Day of Games for Senior Citizens
Wednesday, May 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place, or off 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive). This day is an opportunity for senior citizens to join the Asser Levy Recreation Center for a day of sports that will include basketball, pickle ball, volleyball, track and field, and tennis. This event is free, but an RSVP is needed. To RSVP, email Lincoln.Jacobs@parks.nyc.gov. To find out more information about the expo, view the event flyer here.
Council Member Keith Powers Mobile Office Hours
Thursday, May 23 and Thursday, June 27 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 email@example.com.
Learn the Basics of CPR
Thursday, May 23 at 6 PM at The Prince George, 14 East 28th Street (between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue). NYU Langone Health is teaching attendees how to do basic CPR and how to use a defibrillator. For more information please click here.
American-Italian Cancer Foundation Breast Cancer Screening Van, sponsored by Council Member Keith Powers
Friday, May 24 from 2 PM to 4:30 PM at 276 1st Avenue Loop, in Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village. At this screening, women can come in for a no-cost mammogram and clinical breast exam. Those who are eligible include women aged 40-79, currently living in New York City, and have no mammogram in the past 12 months. While this is free, scheduling an appointment is required; call 1-877-628-9090 to schedule an appointment.
Forum on the Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools
Tuesday, May 28 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM at the NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South). The event will feature the release of the NYU Furman Center’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018 report, which examines the connection between neighborhood racial diversity and racial diversity in traditional public primary schools. Panelists at this event the implications of this relationship for neighborhoods, schools, and New York City. For more information or to RSVP, click here.
Jewish Heritage Month Celebration
Tuesday, May 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). This celebration, which is sponsored by the Office of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, will honor Chanie Apfelbaum (Founder of Busy in Brooklyn), Joel Grey (Academy Award, Oscar and Tony Award Winner), and Mark Hetfield (President and CEO of HIAS). To RSVP, click here or call 212-669-4466.
Upcoming Voter Registration Deadlines
There is a primary on Tuesday, June 25, and polls will be open from 6 AM to 9 PM that day. However, in order to vote in the June 25 election, there are several deadlines that voters should be aware of:
- A mailed application to register to vote must be postmarked no later than May 31st, and received by a board of elections no later than June 5th.
- The application or letter of application by mail for an absentee ballot must be postmarked by June 18th.
- June 24th is the last day that someone can apply in-person at a board of elections office for an absentee ballot, and it is also the last day that a ballot can be postmarked.
- June 25th is the last day that a ballot can be delivered in-person to a board of elections (by someone other than the voter).
Jazz Concert at Asser Levy Recreation Center
Friday, May 31 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place). This concert will be with ten-time Grammy nominated artist
Ginetta M. She, who plays pocket trumpet, sings and composes in addition to leading her band. To RSVP, please visit asserjazz.eventbrite.com. To learn more about the concert, please view the event flyer here.
Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Street Festival
Saturday, June 1 from 11 AM to 6 PM on the west side of Park Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. This festival, which will be organized by the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association, will have live entertainment, walking tours of Historic Murray Hill, unique purchases from local vendors, many chances to win quality prizes, a book table, a flea market, an opportunity to learn about neighborhood activities, a bake table, and food vendors. To learn more, view the flyer for the street festival here.
Family Fun Day at St. Vartan Park
Saturday, June 1 from 12 PM to 3 PM at St. Vartan Park. NYC Parks and Council Member Keith Powers will have an afternoon of crafts, games, carnival booths, inflatables, transformation face painting with Agostino Arts, an obstacle course, a photo booth, and more. Click here for more information on this Family Fun Day.
Workshop for Growing Your Park Group
Monday, June 3 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Southbridge Towers Community Room at 100 Gold Street. This workshop is intended to help people discover creative and strategic ways to seek out new members for their park groups and help them develop as leaders in the work to help transform park space. Click here to register.
Pickleball Festival at St. Vartan Park
Saturday, June 8th from 8 AM to 5 PM at St. Vartan Park. At the festival, attendees can meet other Pickleball enthusiasts in for a day of competition, open play, clinics, guest speakers, prizes and much more. Pickleball equipment will be provided. To learn more about the festival, please view the event flyer here.
LGBT Pride Stonewall 50
Monday, June 17 at 6:00 PM at The Joyce Theater in New York City (175 Eighth Avenue (at 19th Street). Join the City Council LGBT Caucus in a Celebration of LGBT Pride! To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 482-4122. To view the event flyer click here.
CB6 Senior Resource Fair
On Thursday, June 20th from 3 PM to 7 PM at Baruch College’s Multi-Purpose Room 1-107, CB6 will hold a Senior Resource Fair. More details will be available soon.
NYU Langone Heart Health Lecture on Air Travel, Cellphones, and Radiation
Thursday, June 20th from 6 PM to 7 PM at the NYU Langone Health Science Building (435 East 30th Street, in SB 1 03 Seminar Room). NYU Langone’s Center for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease offers free educational events throughout the year through its Heart Health Lecture Series, a patient education initiative that focuses on topics related to helping people take control of their heart health and work toward a healthier future. This lecture will discuss whether there is a health risk with air travel, cellphones, and radiation. Click here to learn more about the Heart Health Lecture Series, and click here to view the flyer for the June lecture.
Free Bike Helmet Fitting with Department of Transportation, Sponsored by Council Member Keith Powers
Saturday, June 29 from 12 PM to 3 PM at the First Avenue Loop, Playground 9 (between 16th and 18th Streets). Attendees will be able to get custom-fitted, free bicycle helmets so that people can stay safe when riding around.
NYC Pride March
Sunday, June 30th at noon (march will start at 26th Street and 5th Avenue). This march, which is a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, is the biggest Pride celebration in the world. For more details, please click here. For a map of the march’s route, please click here.
National Night Out
National Night Out, which is a a community-police awareness-raising event in the United States, will be held on Tuesday, August 6 from 5 PM to 8 PM. The NYPD 13th Precinct National Night Out will be held at the MS 104 Playground at 20th Street and 2nd Avenue at that date and time (a flyer on the 13th Precinct National Night Out can be found here). More details on the NYPD 17th Precinct National Night Out are still to come.