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 November 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 November.

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

Greenmarket in Kips Bay
Every Thursday, from 8 AM until 5 PM, between now and Thanksgiving at the corner of 27th Street and 2nd Avenue. SNAP/EBT, as well as credit and debit cards, will be accepted at the greenmarket. Come and enjoy the fresh produce! For a flyer, please click here.

Council Member Keith Powers Coat and Sock Drive
Now until December 15th, on Monday-Friday, between 10 AM and 5 PM, at Council Member Keith Powers’ District Office (211 East 43rd Street, Suite 1205). During this time, Council Member Keith Powers’ office will be accepting donations for new or gently used coats as well as new, packaged socks. For more information on the coat and sock drive, please click here. For questions on the drive, call Council Member Powers’ office at 212-818-0580.

Mishkin Gallery Exhibit Opening: The Brotherhood of New Blockheads
Thursday, November 14, 2019 through Friday, February 21, 2020 at 135 East 22nd Street.  The first exhibition in the United States to feature the historic performance-based work of the New Blockheads, a collective of critical young artists active in Saint Petersburg, Russia, after the fall of the Soviet Union. For more information, please click here. To contact the gallery, please call: 646-660-6653.

NYCHA Town Hall
Wednesday, November 20th at 6 PM at the Boys and Girls Republic on East 6th Street (between Avenue D and the FDR Drive). This town hall, which is sponsored by the New York State Assembly’s Manhattan Delegation, is an opportunity for you to voice your concerns, hear from NYCHA officials and state elected officials, connect to repair ticket support, connect to housing court attorneys, and more. For more information on the town hall, view  the event flyer in English here and the event flyer in Chinese here.

Conversation About Open Space in New York City
Monday, November 25th from 6 PM to 8 PM at New York Law School (185 West Broadway). At this event, which is sponsored by New Yorkers for Parks, there will be a discussion on neighborhoods throughout New York City that depend on open spaces as critical infrastructure. For more information on the event or to RSVP, click here.

NYU Langone December Heart Health Lecture
Monday, December 2nd from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at NYU Langone Health, Alumni Hall B on 550 First Avenue (at 31st Street). 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. Click here to learn more about the Heart Health Lecture Series and the December lecture.

Local Voices Network Conversations
Speak and be heard! The New York Public Library is teaming up with the Local Voices Network (LVN) and THE CITY newsroom for a project that seeks to record neighborhood conversations on important local topics. These recordings will be shared on a searchable website for journalists, decision-makers, and other local stakeholders to tune into the community’s real concerns.

Grand Central Library is hosting Local Voices Network conversations from November – December and invites anyone in the Midtown area to take part. We need the participation of local community members to make this project a success.
  • December 5th at 6:00pm. RSVP here.
  • December 12th at 5:30pm. RSVP here.

RSVPs are necessary for all conversations. You can sign up at the link provided above or via e-mail at or 347-286-4406.

Senator Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers and Seniors: Living With Hearing Loss
Thursday, December 12th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House on 331 East 70th Street. These roundtables provide residents an opportunity to discuss issues relevant across the age span. This particular roundtable will focus on Living With Hearing Loss. As large percentages of people over the age of 65 experience hearing loss, learn about things such as the emotional impact of losing your hearing and technology that can help you improve your ability to hear. For more information on this roundtable, click here.