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 January 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 January.

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

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.

17th Precinct Sector A Build the Block Meeting
Thursday, January 23rd at 6:30 PM at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral (630 2nd Avenue). Build The Block Meetings are opportunities to discuss public safety challenges in the neighborhood. For more information on this Build the Block Meeting, view the event flyer here.

Assembly Member Epstein Town Hall Meeting
Sunday, January 26th from 12 PM to 4 PM at Friends Seminary (218 East 16th Street). Topics to be discussed at the town hall will include climate change and sustainability, disability rights, prison reform, public education, and statewide affordable housing. More information on the town hall can be found through the flyer here. To RSVP, call 212-979-9696, email, or click here.

NYU Langone Free Heart Health Lecture
Monday, January 27th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM at NYU Langone Health, Alumni Hall B, 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 January lecture.

Survey of New Yorkers Living on the Street
On Monday, January 27th, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). This helps to provide the estimate of New Yorkers sleeping unsheltered on the streets that is required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In order to conduct this survey, DHS needs help to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people who are living on the street. Volunteers are needed from approximately 10:00 PM to 4:00 AM on the night of January 27th and volunteer sites are available all over the city, including in Community District 6–at PS 116. This work will enable DHS to collect necessary information that will help them move individuals from the streets to a safe environment. Click here to learn more and/or register. Click here for a flyer.

See Through the “Vapor”: What Parents and Teens Need to Know About the Dangers of Vaping Now
Thursday, February 6th from 6:45 PM to 8:30 PM at NYU Langone Health’s Science Building, located on 435 East 30th Street (in Room 1-03 CR). At this event, parents and teens can learn what they need to know about the dangers of vaping. This free event is open to both parents and teens, but space is limited. You can click here to view the event flyer for the event and click here for more information on the event and to RSVP.

CityLaw Breakfast Series: Janet Sabel, Attorney-in-Chief and Chief Executive Officer of the The Legal Aid Society
Friday, February 14th at 8:15 AM at 185 West Broadway’s Second Floor Events Center (between Worth and Leonard Streets). This event is co-sponsored by the Center for New York City Law, the Impact Center for Public Interest Law, and New York Law School. To RSVP, click here.