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.
Comptroller’s M/WBE University Workshops
Throughout the year, Comptroller Scott Stringer has M/WBE University Workshops, a series of workshops that increase access to his office and to citywide opportunities for Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (W/WBEs). Click here to learn more about upcoming workshops and to RSVP for a workshop, and click here to see materials from past workshops.
Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through February 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 February.
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.
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.
NYPD 13th Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, February 18th 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 that affect us all. Join the 13th Precinct Community Council at the meetings to participate in this important process.
The Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) Explained
Wednesday, February 26th from 6:30 PM to 8 PM at Robert F. Wagner Middle School (220 East 76th Street). This event, which is sponsored by The Municipal Art Society of New York (MASNYC) and cosponsored by CB6, is a workshop that will cover the basics of land use planning in New York City, including regulations, processes, and how members of the public can get involved in the land use process. RSVP is encouraged. To RSVP, go to https://tinyurl.com/YOULURP or email email@example.com. To view more information on the event, view the event flyer here.
NYU Langone Heart Health Lectures
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. Here are the upcoming lectures in their series, all of which are taking place at NYU Langone Health, Alumni Hall B at 550 1st Avenue (details on all upcoming lectures can be found here):
- “Heart Disease Screening and Prevention” will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- “The Impact of Exercise on Your Immune Health” will be held on Thursday, March 26, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.
- “The Environment and Cardiovascular Disease” will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
Help Improve St. Vartan Park
Thursday, February 27th from 6:30 PM – 8 PM at Yeshiva University Stern College for Women (245 Lexington Avenue at East 35th Street). Department of Parks & Recreation has organized a scoping meeting to start the design process at St. Vartan Park. Local residents and stakeholders will discuss how to renovate the playground at St. Vartan Park, which will develop a schematic design and be presented to Community Board 6 for public review at a later date. For more information, please call 212-408-0207. For a flyer, please click here.
New York’s Emergence as a Tech Hub: Opportunities and Challenges
Friday, February 28th from 8 AM – 10 AM at Baruch College Marxe School of Public and International Affairs (151 East 25th Street, 7th Floor, Room 750). There will be a panel on New York’s emergence as a technology hub. Panelists include Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, Andrew Rasiej, Founder/CEO Civic Hall, Founder Personal Democracy Forum, Chairman Emeritus, NY Tech Alliance, and J. Phillip Thompson, Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives. The program will be moderated by David S. Birdsell, Marxe Dean, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. To RSVP, please click here. For a flyer, please click here.
New York State Budget Forum
Saturday, February 29th from 2 PM to 5 PM at the NY Academy of Medicine (1216 Fifth Avenue, at 103rd Street, 2nd Floor, Room 20). The New York State Budget is currently being negotiated in Albany, and the New York State Senate Manhattan Delegation wants to hear from you on what your budget priorities are. Click here to RSVP for the forum, and please indicate in the form if you plan to speak at the budget forum (there is a strictly enforced time limit of three minutes for speaking). Written testimony can be submitted ahead of or after the event by visiting ManhattanBudgetForum@gmail.com. You can find a flyer with more details about the forum here.
Boomer and Senior Roundtable: Technology Can Work for Older Adults
Thursday, March 5th from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House (331 East 70th Street, which is between 1st and 2nd Avenues on East 70th Street). Technology can be helpful, but can also overwhelm some older adults. At this roundtable, you can learn learn about ways to become more comfortable with technology. Click here to learn more about the event. Please RSVP by clicking here or by calling 212-490-9535.
Women’s History Month
Thursday, March 12th from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM at the American Museum of Natural History’s Cullman Hall of the Universe (200 Central Park West). Celebrate Women’s History Month with New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. To RSVP, please click here or call 212-669-4466. For a flyer, please click here.