Civic Matters Events

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July 30, 2024
Partner Events
Welcome to Family Community Engagements! This event is all about bringing families and communities together for a memorable experience. From interactive exhibits to engaging activities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss out on this opportunity to connect with your loved ones and meet new friends. To register for this event, click here. 
August 24, 2024
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Join Life x Hope for a vibrant Community Family Festival in the Bedford-Stuyvesant Heights community, hosted by the City of Hope, Greater Saint Mary Church of Christ, and L'Chayim Family Ministries in partnership with MS 267.Date: August 24th, 2024Time: 11 AM to 4 PMLocation: MS 267, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYLife x Hope’s mission is to connect residents with services that enhance overall health and wellness, provide the tools for healthy living, and decrease generational morbidity and mortality rates in their community. Highlights of the Event:Health Screenings: BP checks, STD screenings, BMI assessments, and more.Health Insurance and Wellness Information: Access essential health resources.Fitness Activities: Sessions with professional fitness instructors.Prayer Station: Spiritual support and guidance.Music and Entertainment: Enjoy live music and fun activities.Giveaways: Exciting freebies for attendees.Friendly Activities: Bring the entire family for a day of health, fun, and community.Why Attend? Enhance Your Health: Take advantage of free health screenings and wellness resources.Engage with the Community: Connect with neighbors and build supportive relationships.Enjoy and Learn: Participate in fun activities while learning about health and wellness.Don’t miss this opportunity to uplift your health and well-being!Bring your family and friends, and join Life x Hope for a day dedicated to creating a healthier, happier community.To register, click here. 
November 6, 2024
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Baltic Street Wellness Solution works to explore the critical role of social connectedness and meaningful interactions in supporting the recovery experience through a Peer lens. Through their review, we've identified the profound impact of isolation stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and the imperative of social distancing, creating a perfect storm of loneliness.The Baltic Street Wellness Solution aims to address the far-reaching and sustained effects of this loneliness, recognizing its potential to derail recovery and expose individuals to trauma and repeated cycles. By convening professional peers, experts and stakeholders, they seek to develop strategies and solutions to mitigate the impact of loneliness and foster resilience in the recovery journey.Symposium GoalsIdentify root causes and dimensions of isolation and loneliness to gain a comprehensive understanding of their multifaceted nature.Redefine 'community' to make it scalable and adaptable to diverse dimensions of loneliness, beyond traditional boundaries.Develop proactive interventions leveraging Peer support to address loneliness, grounded in empathy and shared experiences.Advocate for policy reforms that reinforce proactive responses and pave the way for ongoing research and innovation.Establish a robust quality-of-life framework to measure the impact of initiatives, ensuring continuity and effectiveness.To register for this event, click here. 
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November 17, 2023
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The NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (JPD), and The Local Development Corporation of Crown Heights, Inc. invites you to visit the HPD Outreach Van in Crown Heights to learn about HPD and housing-related issues. We can help you: Prepare to apply for affordable housing, understand your rights and responsibilities, file a housing complaint, finance improvements and repairs, register your building, remedy a violation etc.) For additional information, contact (718)-467-880 Ext. 10 or email carmen.Martinez@ldcch.org
November 17, 2023
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On November 17, Council Member Carlina Rivera will host a community resource fair in partnership with Baruch College, local Community Boards, and elected officials. This is an opportunity to meet with city agencies and local partners to learn more about the programs, services, and resources that are available to members of our community. Over 20 City agencies and non-profits will be participating, including New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, Lower East Side Ecology Center and the NYC Human Resources Administration. We will have backpack giveaways, flu shots, and more!The event is located at 55 Lexington Avenue, Room (107-110) at the 25th Street Plaza entrance.If you’d like to attend, please RSVP at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdngXkkKToD32MpASuWSLm18mvom1WdMQ-tRFRxbt59JxVCAg/viewformFor more information, please contact (212)-677-1077 or email district2@nyc.gov 
November 18, 2023
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Join We Act for Environmental Justice in-person for their November “Year-End” Membership and 2024 Policy Agenda meeting meeting. Come and learn about what legislation we will be working to advance next year, provide feedback, and find out how you can help We Act for Environmental Justice advocate for these policies. Also, there will be a special presentation on sanitation from the Membership Planning Committee. You also will have an opportunity to learn more about – and get a guided tour of – a new online resource for helping Manhattan residents, organizations, and small businesses learn about low and no-cost renewable energy upgrades (which improve indoor air quality and reduce utility costs), as well information on how to find clean energy jobs. Register at https://community.weact.org/november_annual_membership_meeting
November 19, 2023
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Join Families for Safe Streets and Transportation Alternatives as they remember and honor the victims of road traffic violence.They will begin with a ceremony at the Southwest corner of Astoria Park at 10 a.m., followed by a march pausing at crash sites to honor victims of traffic violence along the way.All are welcome to come and honor victims of traffic violence.To register for the event, click here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/588605/
November 20, 2023
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Attention all SNAP recipients struggling to find a job, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation is here to help!  Take advantage of this FREE 3-day workshop and finish with a shiny resume, interview skills, and job search strategies. Intake sessions are held every Monday at 10 a.m. at the community center. For further information, text ‘JOB’ at 845-328-2613 or email laurap@cypresshills.org
November 30, 2023
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Gather with lawmakers and fellow advocates in Manhattan for a rally and press conference to urge Governor Hochul to put the NY HEAT Act in the 2024 state budget.This transformational climate and social justice legislation is essential for starting the transition off dirty fracked gas while ensuring affordable utility bills for all New Yorkers.Utility rate hikes are pummeling New Yorkers across the state, with monthly bills set to rise up to $40 for gas and electricity over the next three years for many families.The NY HEAT Act has 74 sponsors in the NYS Assembly and already passed the NYS Senate. It will stop expansion of the fracked gas system in order to protect the climate and reduce future rate increases, while limiting energy bills to 6% of household income and saving low- and middle-income New Yorkers up to $75/month on their utility bills.NY HEAT also gets rid of the unfair 100-foot rule -- which forces New York families to subsidize new gas hookups while accelerating fossil fuel-generated climate change -- plus the "obligation to serve," which mandates the use of fracked gas instead of renewable heating. Instead, it allows the state to invest in efficient, clean electric home energy solutions like fossil-free thermal energy networks.The rally is intended to urge the governor to put this important act in the budget!Register at https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/592193/
December 7, 2023
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Indivisible Brooklyn is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting civic participation and engagement in the fight for justice, sustainability, and equality. We use the Indivisible Guide’s five strategies - class/ letter campaigns, town halls, meetings, public events, and elections- to push our local, state, and federal representatives to resist authoritarianism, corruption, and intolerance; protect democracy; and stand up for our communities.Join INBK to take action for democracy and be in community with others. Their monthly meeting take place virtually on the first Wednesday of every month. For their zoom link, RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/552176/
January 9, 2024
Government Events
Governor Kathy Hochul is delivering her third State of the State address on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:00 PM. Sign up to join us virtually to hear the Governor’s plans for 2024!RSVP @ https://nygov.nationbuilder.com/2024_sots_rsvp?utm_campaign=240104_sots_invite_3&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nygov
January 24, 2024
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The fight for reproductive freedom is far from over. It’s critical that activists like you keep elected officials accountable for ensuring access to sexual and reproductive health care and rights. This year, Planned Parenthood will have a robust set of legislative priorities that need your advocacy. They’ll be reminding your legislators that young people have a right to sex education, New York’s abortion funds need to be funded, and must urgently address the Black maternal health crisis. Your voice can make a difference on these issues. Join Planned Parenthood in Albany, New York to speak with your representatives about expanding access to the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health care, and to further protect the right to bodily autonomy. Planned Parenthood will hold a training session on lobbying and to share more logistics about the event. First timers are welcome!Click here to RSVP https://www.weareplannedparenthoodaction.org/a/2024-ppesa-statewide-day-action-1?sourceid=1010620&emci=75b7777d-b39a-ee11-bea1-002248223f36&emdi=ea000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001&ceid=
February 13, 2024
WCC Events
You are invited to attend a presentation of Governor Kathy Hochul's  STATE OF THE STATE AND 2025 EXECUTIVE BUDGET.RSVP HEREPresented by:Na'ilah Amaru, Vice President of Policy, Advocacy, and Government Relations ANDShakera Tems, Interim Director of Women's Affairs with the New York State Executive ChamberTuesday February 13, 202412:00 pm to 1:00 pm
February 23, 2024
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Join City & State NYC as they honor several distinguished and influential individuals who have made an indelible and lasting impact as civil rights, social justice and political leaders while celebrating their influence, power, and accomplishments!To RSVP, click the link here.
February 26, 2024
Government Events
Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller's Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as we close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, we will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.RSVP Here or call 201-669-4466.
February 26, 2024
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Black New Yorkers continue to face economic disadvantages at a scale disproportionate to their neighbors. At a time when home ownership, access to higher education and well-paying jobs seem illusive, what actions are needed to achieve the real progress and prosperity that will address the stark racial wealth disparities in New York City?The Comptroller's Office will address these hard-hitting questions via candid discussions with Black leaders as they close Black History Month at the historic Schomburg Center. Panelists will be interviewed by Deputy Comptroller Ricky Da Costa with a focus on strategic input and solutions for both stakeholders in the Black community, as well as policy makers and local elected officials. Paying tribute to the location, they will reflect on the words of Black leaders, past and present, and their proposals for a new economic agenda.To RSVP, click the link here. If you require language interpretation services or other special accommodations, please call (212) 669-4315.
February 27, 2024
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Insure Our Future is an organization that tracks insurance companies’ commitments to end support for the fossil fuels driving the climate crisis. Join them on February 27th in the streets of New York City to demand the insurance industry stop underwriting destruction and #InsureOurFutureNOW. To get involved, sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/events/insure-our-future-nyc-march
February 27, 2024
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Calling all Staten Island students and teachers! Join NYC Votes and Civics For All for an interactive Voter Registration Training on February 27. Students and teachers will learn how to spread the word about voting. You will be trained on how to plan and host a voter engagement event during Civics For All’s annual Civics Week (March 11-15).This is an opportunity to engage your school and community ahead of an important Presidential election cycle. If you’ve been wanting to get more involved but weren’t sure where to start this is the perfect opportunity!Students who attend will be provided with a Metrocard and dinner. You could also earn service hours for the training and for planning/hosting the event. For questions, please contact the NYC Votes Youth Team at youth@nyccfb.info.To RSVP, click the link here. 
February 27, 2024
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Asian Americans For Equality will be offering a civics and citizenship test prep course for community members who wish to take the U.S government’s naturalization test. Instructors will be able to conduct the curriculum in English, Chinese and Spanish. Classes take place each Tuesday from February 27th through June 25th and will be held in their Flushing, Queens office. Dinner is provided at the end of each class session. To register, please call: 718-961-0888 (Chinese / English speakers) or 718-316-9993 (Spanish / English speakers) 
February 27, 2024
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Commemorate Black History Month with a powerful event spotlighting Black women blazing trails in the NYC Tech world, where they currently account for only 3% of the workforce.This event explores the current landscape for Black women in NYC's technology industry offering insights into transition opportunities. Get inspired by successful Black women and discover pathways to thrive in this exciting field. Join Women.NYC and Brooklyn Public Library for an evening of empowerment, collaboration and connection. Witness the launch of Women.NYC's groundbreaking Pivot to Growth, a set of programs and collaborations designed to empower women in career transitions and business growth across NYC's innovation hubs: Tech, Green Economy, and Life Sciences. To RSVP, click the link here. 
February 28, 2024
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The NYC Civic Engagement Commission will be hosting an event that aims to bring together community leaders, advocates, and experts from various backgrounds to explore and shed light on the significant impact of civic engagement in driving effective justice reform initiatives.Their esteemed panelists will share their insights and experiences on how civic engagement can drive meaningful change within our justice system. From grassroots activism to policy advocacy, this event will delve into the various avenues through which individuals and communities can make a difference.To register for this event, click the link here. 
February 29, 2024
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Join ABNY on Thursday, February 29 at 8:30 a.m., for ABNY Talks: Unemployment, Underemployment and Gainful Employment, a conversation on how to ensure economic mobility and opportunity forward for Black New Yorkers. Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, will moderate this panel discussion with three policy experts who will share their perspectives on how to understand high levels of underemployment and unemployment in New York’s Black communities and the opportunities within non-traditional workforces, thriving businesses and worker cooperatives ahead.Doors Open: 8:30 a.m., Program Begins: 9:00 a.m.A state-issued ID is required upon entry.To RSVP, click on the link here. 
March 3, 2024
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Sign-up to march with Team AOC in the 25th Annual St Pat's For All Parade. They’ll also be celebrating the 5th anniversary of the Green New Deal at this event. They’ll have GND swag for volunteers but please wear green and pride colors! Their team will also have a social hour for volunteers after the march. This march began as a response to the exclusion of Irish LGBTQ communities from the 5th Avenue parade has now been running for more than twenty years, and continues to be the most inclusive and progressive celebration of Irish culture and solidarity in the USA. This event’s address is private and you’ll need to sign up to receive more details. To sign up for this event, click the link here. 
March 3, 2024
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Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine invites you to join him at the Manhattan State of the Borough Address. They will be sharing the previous year's accomplishments and upcoming initiatives. They will also highlight the arts and share light refreshments.Location: The Kaye Playhouse At Hunter College 68th Street between Lexington Ave and ParkTime: Program Starts at 2:00pm (Doors Open 1:30pm)RSVP is a must.To RSVP, click the link here. Please reach out to events@manhattanbp.nyc.gov if you have any questions or need any special accommodations.
March 4, 2024
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Join with the New York Caring Majority to lobby in Albany for Fair Pay for Home Care, Restore Home Care Access and our new legislation, the Home Care Savings and Reinvestment Act!RSVP and learn more here. New York Caring Majority is a movement of seniors, people with disabilities, family caregivers, domestic workers, and home care providers from all across the state.During the day we will hold visits with legislators and engage in creative visibility tactics that will help encourage legislators to take a stand with us. Lunch will be provided.Lobby Day Prep Meetings will be offered for folks who sign up for the day on Monday, February 26th at 11 AM and 7PM (you only need to attend one! and if you can't make it, the session will be recorded).The New York Caring Majority is a statewide campaign of older and disabled people, home care workers, family caregivers, and advocates fighting for a world where care is at the center, where all of us have the healthcare and home care we need, where and when we need it, and where we show we value care work by praising it and by providing care workers family-sustaining wages and benefits.RSVP here for more details. 
March 4, 2024
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Astor’s Trauma Recovery Center will serve as a community hub to support victims of violent crime, with clear referral pathways from local hospitals, legal defense services, law enforcement, and other community pathways. Join them on March 4 for a tour of the center and light refreshments. 
March 6, 2024
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Brooklyn Community Board 14 presents the 17th Annual YOUTH CONFERENCE with community partner, the Flatbush YMCA.The conference is an excellent opportunity for people ages 14-21 to make valuable connections for the summer and beyond. Every year, approximately 50 New York City agencies, businesses and community organizations provide Youth Conference attendees with information about jobs, internships, career readiness, afterschool programs, college admissions and more! Young people can also access health, legal, immigration and other support services.Attendees can apply for positions and programs on the spot. They will also be able to build their skills by participating in mock interviews with Brooklyn VIPs.This year’s Youth Conference is held in celebration of the life of Duane Joseph, who was dedicated to this event and uplifting their community’s youth every day. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 6, 2024
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Zoom in with LGBT Network to meet other LGBTQ women and femme-identified people at their social hour! Enjoy a night of mingling, ice breaker games and more! Come build intentional support and community with those near and far. For Women’s History Month, they’ll be discussing what women’s history means when looking at it through a queer lens. What role do women and femmes play in women’s history and the collective history in general?This is a virtual event, you must be registered in order to receive the Zoom link.To register, click here. 
March 7, 2024
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Learn about foster parenting LGBT Youth to increase your skills and awareness as a parent! Why are LGBT young people overrepresented in the foster care system? Learn your LGBTs to best support and affirm your child’s sexual orientation and gender identity. Annual foster parent certification hours available. This LGBT Network training is in partnership with Suffolk County DSS (631) 853-KIDS (5437).To register, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Join NYC Votes for their first in-person volunteer appreciation event of the year on Thursday, March 7th from 6-8 PM. This will be a catered event featuring a guest speaker at their 100 Church Street office in Manhattan’s Financial District. This is also a great opportunity to network with other NYC Votes volunteers and those with a passion for civic engagement. This is your chance to tell us what you enjoyed about volunteering and would like to see more of in the future. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Join LGBT network for a night of support and community with transgender, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folks of all ages.  THEIR conversations can go anywhere, but are always interesting!For Women’s History Month they’ll be discussing prominent transgender women and femme folk throughout history. How have trans women affected the women’s rights movement, the LGBT community, and the world at large.This is a virtual event. To access the link and attend, you must be a registered attendee. To register, click the link here. 
March 7, 2024
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Come join scholars Anastasia Curwood (Shirley Chisholm: Champion of Black Feminist Power Politics), Suzanne Cope (Power Hungry: Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement), and Christina Greene (Free Joan Little: The Politics of Race, Sexual Violence & Imprisonment) as they discuss the role of Black women in movements for justice and equality throughout the 19th and 20th centuries at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. To get tickets, click the link here. 
March 8, 2024
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Meeting Machine offers curated 1:1 professional networking for Women in Tech. They will match you with relevant professionals based on your networking goals and common interests via live 1:1 15 minute conversations. If you’re new to Meeting Machine, make sure to take a few minutes to setup your intro objectives so they can maximize your 1:1 networking experience. This is a virtual event, you must be registered to access the link to attend this event. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 8, 2024
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NYU CUSP is pleased to host their annual Research Seminar Series, featuring leading voices in the growing field of urban informatics. The seminars will examine real-world challenges facing cities and urban environments around the world, with topics ranging from citizen and social sciences to smart infrastructure.At the Intersection of Science, Policy and Community: Developing the FloodNet NYC Community Engagement StrategyAs flooding in NYC continues to increase in frequency and severity, efforts to respond are more contingent on effective collaboration between impacted communities, researchers, and government agencies. FloodNet NYC, developed out of a mutual need among various stakeholders to quantitatively measure and passively monitor urban flooding, offers new opportunities to explore community-informed flood data collection, dissemination, and usage. Through the integration of a designated community engagement (CE) team, FloodNet NYC strategically aims to increase the project’s ability to foster sustainable impact within communities most at risk. Informed by community-based participation research methodology and implementation frameworks, their CE strategy has three prongs - community outreach, community education, and community action - and leverages a public health lens to ground their approach in both theory and practice.Engaging in this work has highlighted the importance of continuously gathering new insights about what it means to merge CE with academic research and the needs of city agencies. Given the novelty of FloodNet NYC to enrich existing qualitative datasets with measurements of flood depth, duration, and profile at key locations across the city, they are also learning about the need to cultivate new dialogue on the experience and impact of flooding with other relevant neighborhood issues and health.To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 9, 2024
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Hosted by the West Harlem Community Preservation Organization & the Historic Districts Council, activists, advocates, experts converse on the issues of affordable housing, rezoning, City of Yes, neighborhood character and identity, government programs and initiatives at the intersection of historic preservation. Breakfast and a light lunch will be provided AIA continuing education credit available for each panel provided by Brooklyn AIA. To register, click the link here.
March 11, 2024
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On Monday, March 11th, join #JustPay Human Services Advocacy Day in Albany! It will be a full day of speaking with State legislators and advocating for #JustPay policies that support human services workers, including a press conference, lunch, and more. This is an opportunity to make real policy change and advocate for the human services sector and our communities!To sign up, click the link here. Free bus transportation to and from Albany will be provided. If you prefer, you may also travel there yourself.
March 11, 2024
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The Center for Educational Equity and TC Take Action invite students, alumni, faculty, and staff and their partners and neighboring community members to join and learn about the work of Teachers College faculty and staff members who are applying their work for real-world civic and policy impact. In recognition of New York Civic Learning Week, this in-person event will give participants insight into a number of different modes of civic changemaking going on at the College.Refreshments and voter registration will be provided.To register, click the link here. 
March 12, 2024
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Letters to underrepresented voters are a fun, easy, and highly effective way to strengthening our democracy by encouraging citizens from underrepresented communities to vote.Join Upper West Side Action Group for a Vote Forward letter writing event at Au Jus Cafe. Socialize with other neighborhood activists and write with Vote Forward, an award-winning, proven tactic to reach potential voters in important upcoming elections. Never written letters before? Go to votefwd.org and make an account; download twenty letters; and they’ll show you how to write them at their event!To RSVP, go to https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/604993/  and Upper West Side Action Group will let you know how to join this event. Invite your friends, too and let them know about Vote Forward! 
March 12, 2024
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In collaboration with Dream.org, Emergent works is proud to host an extraordinary event at Prime Produce. Why Attend? - Transformation in Action: Be part of a movement reshaping our perspective on public safety. - Inspiring Stories: Hear firsthand accounts of triumph and resilience. - Community Building: Connect with like-minded individuals committed to transformative justice.- Call to Action: Envision a future where compassion and support are integral to our collective well-being.Your Presence is a Catalyst: Redefining Public Safety Together!This Day of Empathy is a chance to reimagine public safety, where silenced voices find amplification, empathy guides transformative justice, and each individual contributes to a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow. Your presence is more than attendance—it's a statement.Event Highlights: - Panel Discussions: Engage with thought-provoking conversations. - Spoken Word Performances: Be moved by powerful expressions of resilience. - Community Building: Connect with passionate individuals. Refreshments and More!Let's redefine public safety by honoring the stories of those walking the path toward reintegration. Your presence matters.To RSVP for the event, please visit https://www.mobilize.us/mobilize/event/597949/ 
March 12, 2024
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Are you looking for ways to get involved this election year? Join the New York Historical society online for a special talk with Diane Burrows from the League of Women Voters of the City of New York as she discusses the three pillars of civic engagement: voting, lobbying and advocacy, and community involvement. The objective of this presentation is to encourage everyone to use their voice to affect change in their  own communities. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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This panel discussion will provide an insider's look at the art of political messaging in the context of presidential campaigns. The event features Moynihan Public Scholars Christina Greer, Professor of Political Science at Fordham University, and Laurence Pevsner, former director of speechwriting for US Ambassador to the UN Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Joining them is esteemed journalist and former speechwriter Walter Shapiro, known for his extensive experience covering presidential campaigns. The panelists will explore the intricacies of creating impactful political messages, especially in the lead-up to the 2024 presidential election, drawing from their extensive expertise in speechwriting, campaign strategy, and political journalismTo RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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Join the New York Historical Society for an investigation of the landmark Supreme Court ruling on freedom of the press. Participants in this special Civics Week, cohosted by the Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics,  will see a free screening of the documentary short “The First Amendment: New York Times v. Sullivan” and receive a free copy of guest speaker Samantha Barbas’s book Actual Malice.Participants will receive 2 CTLE hoursTo RSVP, click the link here. 
March 13, 2024
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Patients from across the country are invited by Citizen Action to join and share their stories about barriers to care put up by private insurance companies. They will also have experts on hand to explain how patients' can fight back and demand the care they need and deserve. This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you must RSVP. Please RSVP here and an organizer will follow up with you about whether you would like to share your story during the event.
March 16, 2024
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Join UPROSE for a day filled with empowerment, inspiration, and community. This event is a space for all women and femmes to come together, share stories, and uplift one another. From engaging workshops to meaningful discussions, we have something for everyone. Discover ancestral wellness, herbal medicine, healing circles, and the art of turbans and head-wrapping. Move to the rhythm of music and dance, celebrating the diversity of women and femmes. Food and beverages will be provided. This free event welcomes all individuals identifying as women and femmes. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 20, 2024
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This event will bring together activists, scholars, and policymakers to discuss the importance of queer communities in promoting peace and security at the local level. Join Centre for Gender in Politics for this side for an insightful discussion as well as networking opportunities.Topics will include the unique challenges faced by queer individuals in conflict zones, the role of gender and age sensitivity in national security policies, and strategies for building inclusive communities. Don't miss this chance to be part of the conversation!The panel will be followed by a networking meet-and-greet with light refreshments.This event is co-sponsored by GNWP, CCYPS, The Centre for Gender in Politics and Colombia Diversa.English to Spanish interpretation available.To register, click the link here. 
March 20, 2024
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Join Powerhouse Arts on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30pm for a screening of the documentary The Clash followed by a panel discussion featuring Benjamin Heim Shepard, director of The Clash, Naomi Schiller, co-editor of the Disruptive Engagement handbook, and members of Voice of Gowanus. The panel will explore how local activism and environmental issues impact our Gowanus community.The Clash (59 min)Directed by Gowanus resident and City University of New York (CUNY) professor Benjamin Heim Shepard, The Clash is a documentary chronicling the past 20 years of grassroots movements in New York City. A compelling record of public space activism, the film looks at contests over green space, policing, transportation, and sustainability, from Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter.Disruptive Engagement: An Organizer’s Guide to Building Community Power for Justice in Land Use and Housing in New York City (Co-edited by Naomi Schiller and Vanessa Thillm)Featuring Voice of Gowanus, the Disruptive Engagement handbook is a special project of the CUNY Graduate Center that brings together local activists from across NYC to share actionable knowledge on how to organize and deploy community vision.To register, click the link here. 
March 21, 2024
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Welcome to the Diaspora Community Services Women's Conference!Come join Diaspora Community Service at the Brooklyn Community Pride Center in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY, USA for a day of empowerment, inspiration, and connection. This in-person event is a wonderful opportunity for women from all walks of life to come together, share experiences, and learn from each other.Their conference will feature dynamic speakers, engaging workshops, and networking opportunities to help you grow personally and professionally. Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, or seasoned professional, there's something here for everyone.Don't miss this chance to be part of a supportive community of women who are passionate about making a difference. Join them at the Diaspora Community Services Women's Conference and celebrate the power of women!To register, click the link here.
March 24, 2024
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In celebration of Women's History Month, No Worker Left Behind (NWLB) is proud to present their next chapter in the Diversity Virtual Networking Event Series. This special gathering is dedicated to recognizing and uplifting the invaluable contributions of women across all sectors of society and the workforce. Who Should Attend?- Women Professionals and Students: Share your journey, challenges, and triumphs. Connect with peers and industry leaders.- Allies: Stand in solidarity and learn how you can contribute to creating more inclusive and equitable work environments.- Recruiters and Progressive Organizations: Meet talented professionals who are driving innovation and change.- Service Providers: Offer your support and resources tailored to the professional advancement of women.Why Join?-Community and Empowerment: Join a network of women and allies committed to supporting and uplifting each other.-Career Growth: Connect with organizations that value diversity and are eager to welcome women into their ranks.-Inspiration and Resources: Gain insights and resources that cater specifically to the professional advancement of women.Participation is Free for All!This event is an opportunity to honor the achievements and address the unique challenges faced by women in the professional sphere. Whether you're seeking career advancement, looking to pivot into a new industry, or wish to be part of a community that champions women's contributions, this event is for you.Reserve your spot today for an empowering evening of networking, inspiration, and growth. Celebrate the remarkable impact of women together.For more information and to register, click the link here.
March 26, 2024
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Are you a GSA Advisor or Student leader in NYC? Come unite with other GSA leaders from across NYC to make a difference in your schools and community. This monthly meeting will be an opportunity to discuss what’s happening in your school, exchange ideas, and support each other’s missions to make schools safer for LGBTQ+ students. This is a virtual event, to access the link and attend, you must be a registered attendee. To register, click the link here. 
March 28, 2024
WCC Events
Let’s toast to Women’s History Month in New York by celebrating women in tech!Toast is a collective organization aimed at helping more women in tech get the jobs they want and the pay. This event is open to everyone passionate about gender equity in the tech industry. Whether you’re a professional in the field, an ally, or someone interested in learning more about how you can contribute to this important cause, your presence and participation are invaluable. By registering for this event, you provide Toast with consent to contact you via email. You can unsubscribe at any time. To RSVP, click the link here. 
March 30, 2024
Partner Events
Strength Courage & Wisdom explores the range of women's voices. Whether it's their natural tongue that comes in like a lamb or the boom of their chosen expression that has the roar of a lion. Four women will command the stage and share their words. They may speak from experience or observation, but the intention is to be heard. The evening will be filled with pure and powerful female energy.*Please note: Some performances include sensitive material that may be triggering for survivors of society's indiscretions. To get tickets, please click the link here. 
April 10, 2024
Partner Events
Maintaining connections as older adults- especially when aging with HIV- is so crucial. But it's often easier said than done. The first part of this meeting will tackle the legal matters that people aging with HIV and those who work with them need to know. This includes what connections to consider when selecting someone(s) you trust to be your support in vulnerable times.The second half will involve a presentation around what maintaining social connection looks like in a world changed by the COVID-19 pandemic: how do we balance the need for said connection with keeping everyone safe? How do we make the decision to organize/attend in-person vs. virtual vs. hybrid events and what adaptations can those events use to ensure meaningful participation? How do we use the lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic to sharpen relationships in our lives and or the lives of older adults we work with? We hope to support one another in exploring these matters together.Full schedule is below. 1pm EDT: Doors open to in person attendees with lunch available.1:15 EDT [LIVESTREAM BEGINS]: "Making Legal Connections: What People Aging with HIV Need to Know" – facilitated by The Family Center2:30 EDT: Break2:40 EDT: "Building Social Connections Among Older Adults" – facilitated by Dorot3:40pm EDT: Partner Engagement Session: Reflections and Emphasis on the next year4:20pm EDT: Wrap Up 4:30pm EDT: Program ends*This will be a hybrid event: upon registration, please select whether you will be attending in-person (space is limited and lunch will be served) or on Zoom.To RSVP, click the link here.  
April 10, 2024
Partner Events
For Black Maternal Health Week 2024, join Ancient Song in celebrating the launch of the Birth Justice Institute and let’s center our community to have a voice in the birth justice landscape. This is a virtual event, to RSVP and access the link contact info@ancientsongdoulaservices.com. 
April 10, 2024
Partner Events
This special launch event will include a reception and panel discussion among RJAD fellows and advisory board members about the role of racial justice and abolition democracy in our systems of education and in broader civil society.The Racial Justice and Abolition Democracy Project is a collaboration with community-based organizations, higher-educational institutions across the country, the Square One Project and the Initiative for a Just Society (IJS). RJAD is a prototype for a national upper-division action-oriented multi-disciplinary curricular program in the humanities, arts, social sciences, public policy, and law. The RJAD curriculum is being designed, developed, and tested collaboratively with community and higher-educational partners and a dedicated, diverse team of scholars at Columbia University. Some of these individuals include academics, artists, lawyers, advocates, abolitionists, formerly incarcerated people, and others committed to explore an end to mass incarceration in the United States and beyond. The narrative-changing work of Square One and the practice-oriented justice engagement and abolition work of the IJS will be part of the curriculum, informing its development and providing opportunities for students and community members. Course materials will be developed for use by colleges and universities, higher education programs within carceral settings, and community-based settings.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 11, 2024
Partner Events
Attend Ignite Social Impact Summit 2024! This 1.5-day summit for undergraduates, graduates, and young professionals will feature panels, workshops, and field trips in the areas of social entrepreneurship, esg/csr, impact investing, civic engagement, and philanthropy. Leaders in the field will share their career journeys and best practices.The first day of the summit will be hosted on April 11 at Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway, New York, NY 10027). The second day of the summit will be hosted on April 12 at Teachers College Columbia University (525 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027).To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 11, 2024
Partner Events
Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent non-profit civic organization that develops and promotes ideas to improve the economic health, environmental resiliency, and quality of life of the New York metropolitan area including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Some of the region’s most significant public works, economic development initiatives, and open space projects have their roots in RPA ideas and initiatives - from the location of the George Washington Bridge, to the revitalization of downto wn Brooklyn, Stamford, and Newark, to the preservation of open space and development of parks such as the Palisades, Governors Island, and Gateway National Recreation Area.Marcel Negret, Senior Planner, and Tiffany-Ann Taylor, RPA Vice President of Transportation will be in attendance from RPA. Click on their names to learn more!To RSVP, click the link here.
April 13, 2024
Partner Events
Join Kota Alliance for a community care and conversation space for soon-to-be and new mothers from Harlem and the surrounding to celebrate Black Maternal Health Week. Go sip some tea, and enjoy some delicious food, while they discuss topics around maternal health challenges, and best ways to care for oneself. This is a safe space to share personal stories about the birthing and mothering journey ; to care for and nurture you - offering holistic health services as well as information and resources about Doula services, maternity essentials, maternity essentials, childbirth education and postpartum care. See the schedule below for full details. Event Schedule:2:00 PM: Welcome + Opening Meditation2: 15 PM: Herbal Tea + Conversation: A Birthing and Mothering Conversation with Jessica Maldonado and the Team at My Angel Doula Alliance3:00 PM: Community Connection Games + Raffle alongside Holistic Healing Clinic Space (Reiki, Acupressure, Massage, Aromatherapy, Tarot)3: 30 PM: Gratitude Ritual with Ayni Healing Collective + Shared Meal (hearty chili - with and without meat, bread and salad)4: 00 PM: Gift Bags to Go! Thank you for joining! To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 13, 2024
Partner Events
Join Katya of K4Kreative Inc. as they celebrate with expecting mothers during Black Maternal Health week. You’ll hear from maternal health experts, Doulas and more.Are you an expectant mother? Did you recently give birth? Take a few minutes to reset your body with a free prenatal/postnatal yoga class taught by Doula extraordinaire and Lactation specialist, Karma Tudor!Immediately following yoga, enjoy a self care discussion with maternal health experts and take home special gifts.This event is held in loving memory of Dr. Jean Joseph, OBGYN. Affectionately known as Papi Jean Jean. To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 14, 2024
Partner Events
Join Food & Water Action in Union Square to celebrate Earth Day and educate and engage the public about their work to protect our health, communities, and environment.They’ll be petitioning at this fun outdoor event while enjoying the festivities.Please sign up for a 2-hour shift and stay tuned for the specific location of their table.To sign up, click the link here. 
April 15, 2024
Partner Events
Please note that there will be a livestream option for this in-person event. If you register to attend virtually, you will receive the link to view it on the morning of the event.On April 15, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership at The City College of New York will launch Social Mobility Lab, an initiative to support scholarship, convenings, and public events about social mobility and higher education. The Lab aims to advance understanding of how higher education in the United States expands and accelerates opportunities for students and the families and communities from which they come.Why launch this lab at CUNY? Study after study suggests that CUNY is among the most effective engines of social mobility in the United States. According to The New York Times, CUNY has “propelled almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses, plus Duke, M.I.T., Stanford and Chicago, combined.” Join CUNY on April 15 at 3:30pm for “The How and Why of Social Mobility: Launching The Social Mobility Lab at CCNY.” Our keynote speaker is: Paul Tough, author of The Inequality Machine: How College Divides Us. That will be followed by a panel discussion led by Elvin Garcia, CCNY Alumnus and Director of Government Relations at NYU; Cristina Jiménez Moreta, CUNY Alumna and Distinguished Lecturer at CCNY; and, Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President of CCNY’s Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications and External Relations. CCNY President Vince Boudreau will share closing remarks.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 16, 2024
Partner Events
Join NYC Center for Health and Equity & Community Wellness for programming dedicated to expecting and new moms. Practice self-care with art therapy, yoga and more open to mothers and caregivers. Event Details:10 a.m. - Zumba: open to all, baby wearing encourage- especially if you have a lil one.10:45 a.m. - LincNYC storytime11a.m. - Activity led by The Mothership12 p.m. - Art project led by Housing Connect1 p.m. - Belly Dancing led by Harlem Yoga StudioTickets are limited on Eventbrite, please email the event coordinators to RSVP if there are no more tickets. For more information or if you're interested in tabling, email HarlemFWS@health.nyc.gov.To RSVP on eventbrite, click here. 
April 16, 2024
Partner Events
Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for an insightful discussion on the intersection of faith and policy in Black Maternal Health and Reproductive Justice, featuring esteemed Black women experts and scholars in the field. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 16th. Don't miss out on this important conversation! This is a virtual event. To attend, you can register here. 
April 16, 2024
Partner Events
Transportation Alternatives’ April Monthly Meeting will be held in person at TA HQ on Tuesday April 16th. TAMAC meets monthly on the Third Tuesday of each month. Time: 6:30-8PMCo-hosted by Emily (TA Manhattan Organizer and our TAMAC Committee Co-chairs Katherine Nessel and Samir Lavinga.Join Transportation Alternatives for an in person TAMAC hosted, Bike Marshal Training! This training is welcome to all, especially newcomers to the committee!Led by TA's Director of Organizing, Shawn Garcia, you will learn about the history of cycling as a form of protest -- and how to keep your community safe, organized, and prepared on group bike rides, bike rallies, and family rides!They will have time for discussion about strategic route planning, riding without safe infrastructure, and advocacy rides with elected and stakeholders!Even if you do not intend to lead marshal rides, knowing the basics can help you keep yourself and others safe and prepared on group rides!To ensure they have enough time for the full training, campaign updates will be posted virtually within the agenda.Agenda: Quick Welcome & Announcements Marshal TrainingFull agenda will be posted ahead of the meeting.Due to the interactive elements of this training, they will not have a hybrid component this time.To RSVP, click the link here. This event’s address is private. You must RSVP for more details about the event and its location.
April 16, 2024
Partner Events
Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for the Lets Live: Black Maternal Health Brunch & Expo! Experience a morning of engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and a wealth of resources dedicated to Black maternal health. Connect with experts, advocates, and like-minded individuals committed to enhancing maternal health outcomes in our community. Don't miss out on this chance to learn, share, and empower each other. This is a virtual event. To access the link, register here. 
April 17, 2024
Partner Events
Join The Amandla Group for Black Maternal Health Advocacy Day 2024, an exciting online event! This is your chance to make a difference by raising awareness and influencing policy on critical issues affecting black maternal health. Engage in discussions, attend informative sessions, and hear from inspiring speakers dedicated to improving the well-being of Black mothers, babies, and families. Save the date for April 17, 2024, and unite to amplify your voice for a healthier future! This is a virtual event. To attend, click the registration link here.
April 17, 2024
Partner Events
Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives for a day of events at the Brownsville Neighborhood Health Action Center in honor of Black Maternal Health Week 2024! The Family Wellness Suite invites you to uplift this year's theme: "Our Bodies STILL Belong to Us: Reproductive Justice NOW!" Come together to address widespread restrictions on abortion care access and rising cases of criminalization due to pregnancy loss. It's time to demand comprehensive insurance coverage, improve access to care, issue guidance for equitable healthcare, and fund research centering Black women and birthing people. #BMHW24.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 17, 2024
Partner Events
In her new book Over the Influence: Why Social Media Is Toxic for Women and Girls – And How We Can Take It Back, communication professor and CNN Opinion contributor Kara Alaimo reveals how social media is affecting every aspect of the lives of women, girls, and nonbinary people. In this talk, Alaimo (CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. ’15, Political Science) discusses why women experts who use social media to bolster their professional profiles often end up with fewer followers, reposts, and opportunities than men in their fields. She shows how what’s happening on social media is making the offline world less safe for women, and how the feminist movement has been co-opted by brands on social media, ushering in a wave of backlash.To RSVP for this event, click here. 
April 17, 2024
Partner Events
Join Citizen Action, community members, and partners Community Voices Heard, Met Council on Housing, Tenants and Neighbors, VOCAL-NY, and others, on April 17th for an action near NYC City hall! Show up to hold your city council members accountable to their commitments to the communities they represent, and ask them to champion priority issues! Doors will open at 6:30 and will get started right at 7pm!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 18, 2024
Partner Events
This outing is apart of Black Girls Smile's offerings to Parent/Cargivers in the NYC area. This outing hopes to foster community support amoungst the parents and cargivers of the Black Girls Smile Community.This Parent/Cregiver outing to the Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum promises an exciting and educational experience. Participants anticipate delving into the dynamic journey of the influential power couple, exploring their impact on music, art, and activism. The exhibit is set to showcase multimedia installations, personal artifacts, and interactive displays, providing insight into their creative process and collaborations. Attendees look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of the intersection between art, music, and social change, fostering meaningful conversations and connections within the community during this immersive cultural outing.To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 18, 2024
Partner Events
Local Law 97 is New York City’s Green New Deal for Buildings. Passed in 2019, it's our nation’s most ambitious local climate and jobs law. Already, Local Law 97 is fulfilling its potential to cut air pollution, lower utility bills, and create jobs, while helping New York reduce greenhouse gasses.Join them for a free public forum to learn more about Local Law 97.Council members, co-op board members, contractors, and others will explain how the law’s standards are affordable and achievable, and why they're necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change.They’ll discuss tools and techniques for complying with the law by weatherizing and electrifying buildings and making homes more comfortable and energy-efficient.Moderated by former council member Costa Constantinides with special guest Council Member Shekar Krishnan.The event is co-hosted by the Forest Hills Green Team, Queens Climate Project, New York Communities for Change, Food & Water Watch, and NYPIRG. To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Come join Greater New York City- Black Nurses Association for an inspiring conference where they will be discussing ways to empower women and transform maternal health. This theme emphasizes the power of advocacy in effecting positive change for maternal health. It highlights the diverse voices involved in advocacy and how they collectively contribute to transforming maternal health outcomes.The event features a provider discussion panel, a community member discussion panel, and a real-life Maternal Health simulation, along with a brief presentation on the state of Black Maternal Health.The event will be held at Mercy University - Bronx Campus, so make sure to mark your calendars! Don't miss out on this opportunity to be part of a conversation that can make a real difference in women's health. Let's come together to learn, share, and empower each other!To RSVP, click the link here. Zoom link provided for those unable to attend in person: https://nyu.zoom.us/j/95810521997Meeting ID: 958 1052 1997
April 21, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Fordham Bedford Lot-Busters Community Garden Volunteer Days! Come get your hands dirty and help make their neighborhood bloom. This in-person event will take place at the Fordham Bedford Lot Busters Community Garden. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting out, they welcome everyone who wants to lend a hand. Together, you’ll plant, weed, and beautify the garden while enjoying the fresh air and good company. No need to bring any tools - they’ve got everything covered. Just bring your enthusiasm and a smile! Let's make their community garden thrive!To RSVP, click the link here. 
April 25, 2024
Partner Events
You can make real, tangible changes to how streets and sidewalks function in the Brooklyn. The Transportation Alternatives Brooklyn Activist Committee (TABK) organizes local campaigns to reclaim streets for people.Attend TABK’s monthly meeting, hosted every 4th Thursday of the month, except when the usual date conflicts with holidays. To RSVP, click the link here. ** This is a virtual event. In order to access the link to the meeting, you MUST RSVP. 
April 29, 2024
Partner Events
Join Miscarriage Services & MIST during Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week for a special session featuring Dr. Krystal Wilkinson, Associate Professor in Human Resource Management at Manchester Metropolitan University's Centre for Decent Work and Productivity. Dr. Wilkinson will explore perinatal mental illness, including its prevalence, various conditions, and symptoms. Gain insights from research on perinatal mental illness and its impact on employment, and discover strategies for developing more supportive workplace policies and provisions. Don't miss this opportunity to learn and discuss how we can better support individuals affected by perinatal mental health challenges.This is a virtual event. To attend, you can register using the link here. 
May 7, 2024
Government Events
The Abortion Positivity Action Fund is a 501 (c)(4) organization focused on ensuring that every abortion-friendly state is an access sanctuary by lobbying for abortion positive legislation that expands abortion access and protects abortion seekers, providers, and abetters. The organization is making its first advocacy trip to Albany to support S7691/A6835, an act that allow pharmacists to dispense abortion medication with Asm. Amy Paulin and Sen. Rachel May, the Bill’s sponsors. They will stand in support with them in urging the Higher Education Committees in both Houses to take up this bill. 
May 7, 2024
Partner Events
In partnership with the Mama Glow Foundation with funding from the Kate Spade New York Foundation, Black Girls Smile is providing a complimentary in-person support group for our caregivers to connect for peer support, coaching, and wellness facilitation. Think of this as a safe space to learn how to advocate better for yourself and the Black girls, young women and youth in your life.Support groups take place twice a month on Tuesdays at 5pm in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Lunch will be provided but space is limited so please RSVP to confirm your spot.To RSVP, click the link here. 
May 7, 2024
Government Events
Join the Play Fair Coalition on Tuesday, May 7 at 6pm in Union Square North Plaza for their biggest rally yet.Expect raffles, music, dancing and art as they celebrate parks and Parks workers, oppose budget cuts to @NYCParks and demand safe, clean and green parks.Contact Sherrise Palomino (spalomino@ny4p.org) with any questions.To RSVP, click here. 
May 9, 2024
WCC Events
Join us on May 9th at 12:30 PM, as WCC hosts a webinar moderated by Laura Edidin, WCC's Senior VP of Programs and Partnerships, featuring the Abortion Positivity Project and NYS Assemblymember and Health Committee Chair Amy Paulin. Come learn what you can do to increase abortion access and decrease abortion stigma in New York.The Abortion Positivity Project’s CEO Sophie Nir will share her work to create a world free of abortion stigma, where abortion is accessible to all in a safe and supportive environment.NYS Assemblymember Amy Paulin will discuss legislation she has introduced to expand New Yorkers’ access to abortion medication. Her bill would expand abortion access by allowing pharmacists to dispense non-patient specific abortion medication, eliminating the need for an additional trip to the doctor’s office. The bill would further reduce costs for patients by requiring insurance policies to cover the cost of abortion medication.RSVP HERE!
May 10, 2024
Partner Events
Civic culture defines what's possible in a democracy. The norms and values that shape the way we live together precede the structural changes made to policies and legislation. How can we normalize habits of debate, dissent, and the free exchange of ideas? How do we address current narratives and create a new story of us? To address these questions, in light of the upcoming elections, panelists Eunice Nichols, Jose Antonio Vargas, Shanta Thake, and moderator Eric Liu will discuss civic culture and its importance to a democratic society.The 2024 PEN World Voices Festival, the 20th anniversary of the festival, will be a celebration of world literature and free expression. Over four days, over 100 writers from nearly 30 countries will be featured in engaging talks, panels, readings, and performances in New York City and greater Los Angeles.Visit https://worldvoices.pen.org/ for more information about the entire festival, as well as PEN America.ACCESSIBILITY:The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is a fully ADA accessible space.ASL interpretation is available for this event by request only. Please reach out to our Box Office team at publicprograms@pen.org by April 21st to request.Please ask a Box Office Attendant or festival representative upon arrival for directions to accessible seating if preferred.For further information on accessibility in this space, or to make a request, please contact publicprograms@pen.orgTo RSVP, click the link here. 
May 15, 2024
Partner Events
Come join Maternal Health & Hope Coalition on Wed, May 15, 2024 at 2:00 PM for a rejuvenating yoga session tailored specifically for women's health needs. This event will take place at 1095 Flatbush Ave, where you'll have the opportunity to relax, unwind, and focus on your well-being.Their experienced instructors will guide you through a series of poses and breathing exercises designed to promote physical strength, mental clarity, and emotional balance. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, this class is suitable for all levels.Don't miss out on this chance to prioritize your health and wellness. Grab your mat and join us for an energizing session of Yoga for Women's Health!To RSVP for this event, click here.
May 18, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Harlem Wellness Community for a move and stretch party! Where you can get to know Harlem's local fitness & wellness businesses, plus map out your wellness routine for spring and summer.We'll have two Fitness Zones with a lineup of FREE classes ranging from dance to yoga, boxing to strength training, and kettlebells to meditation. Plus a Wellness Row, where you'll get to know each small business and sample offerings including massage, acupuncture and plant-based nutrition.Harlem Wellness Festival is a celebration of the strong network of minority- and women-owned gyms, studios and spas that Harlem has built over the past decade. Join them to meet the teachers and trainers who are expanding and energizing our community culture of fitness and self-care.Participating businesses include Harlem Cycle, Harlem Kettlebell Club, Harlem Yoga Studio, Harlem Wellness Center, Mendez Boxing, Harlem Pilates, Movement Harlem, Hurricane Fitness, Anwuli Ilegbe Studio, Benswic, GG & Pop, Body Zock / Kultiv8 Studios, Re-Creation Fitness, Rockmil Fitness, Fierce Grace Yoga, the Urban Yoga Foundation, Uplift Spa, The SPAaht, E.C. Hands for Health, Harlem Chi Acupuncture, Omo Sade Skincare, Joyous Ocean, Uptown Veg, The Juicery, and Campbell & Carr. (Plus more to be added!)Brought to you by Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem and Harlem Park to Park, with support from the Mellon Foundation and Harlem Grown's Culture, Creativity & Care Initiative.To RSVP, click the link here. 
May 18, 2024
Partner Events
Join Black Girls Smile for the first Safe Space Saturday Manhattan This is a curated space for Black girls and women to connect with licensed mental health providers in a comfortable wellness retreat environment. This Safe Space Saturday in partnership with Future Wellness Foundation includes a in person wellness experience, keynote speaker Dr. Lauren Mims, a youth panel discussion, a SHE’s Mentally Prepared mental health literacy workshop, and participant gift.Each Safe Space Saturday is free and designed with you in mind! So tap in for this traveling wellness retreat when it's in your borough or virtual. Everyone who signs up will have access to virtual SHE's Mentally Prepared group coaching sessions with licensed providers, field trip opportunities, and notification of lots of other free goodies in NYC throughout 2024.This program is part of our SHE's Mentally Prepared program which is generously sponsored by the Kate Spade Foundation.They also welcome generous sponsor The Ready Foundation, Cornell University College of Human Ecology, and Action Research Collaborative on this collaborative event.To register for this event, please click here. 
May 20, 2024
Partner Events
In-person (for postpartum people ONLY) Learn how to effectively massage your baby. Participants will learn the benefits of massaging their baby which include: Improving bondingPromoting social, emotional and cognitive developmentPromoting mobilityFor more information, email stull@health.nyc.gov or call 718-312-6136. Registration required to participateMondays: 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Instructor Bio: Safiya Hassan, founder of N-diya Center for Healing and Divine Deliveries Center for Reproductive Health and Childbirth, is a RN and holistic practitioner with over 20 years experience in the healthcare field. Her desire to facilitate healing and promote preventative health initiatives in the community lead her to develop the Well Woman Program at the Family Wellness Suite at the Brooklyn Neighborhood Health Action Center. Event Sponsor: NYC DOHMH Family Wellness Suite: A safe, welcoming and supportive space for women and their families to connect to community resources and city agency services for support. Visitors can get help avoiding eviction, enrolling in health insurance and finding a job.To RSVP for this event, click here. 
June 1, 2024
Partner Events
If you're interested in making self-care into a daily habit and having the support needed to make it a conscious decision, give this workshop a try! It's a chance for women to come together, learn, grow and share experiences to unlock the best version of themselves.In this workshop, you will experience different self-care based activities, a mini workout, group discussions, and more. Activities will vary based on the workshop theme.Whether you're looking for community, personal development, or just something fun to try this weekend, this self-care workshop is a great option. Come meet like-minded women and embark on a journey of self-discovery with others!What you'll getA folder with workshop materials/activities. As well as a complimentary gift from us to you.What to bringWear comfortable clothing for exercising in. You can also bring a small bag for what you'll receive from us. We suggest bringing an ipad or tablet if you like to take notes digitally.Suitable forThis workshop is exclusively designed for women who are eager to make self-care a priority and are ready to embrace positive change in their lives. All ages and backgrounds are welcome.To RSVP, click the link here. 
June 8, 2024
Partner Events
Join the Washington Square Park Conservancy to help keep Washington Square Park clean and beautiful! Grab a rake or a broom and lend a hand at one of their Community Clean Ups! Held on the second Saturday of each month from 9:30-11:30am, these are the perfect opportunity to pitch in at your Park. Meet up at the Park House, (by the large dog run). Space is limited, and pre-registration is strongly suggested. To register for this opportunity, click here. 
June 8, 2024
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Join The Forum on the Manhattanville campus on June 8, 2024, for a free fun-filled celebration of community! Immerse yourself in the arts through youth programming, indulge in Uptown cuisine with local vendors, have fun with science activities plus so much more.The Forum invites their neighbors surrounding Columbia's campuses in Morningside Heights, West Harlem, Harlem, and Washington Heights as well as Columbia affiliates to partake in this day of celebration.129th St. between W. 125th St. and Broadway will be closed for BioBus and other community activities, including "The Artful Mind" festival.To register for this event, click here. 
June 8, 2024
Partner Events
Join the High Line Programs for a joyful celebration of LGBTQIA+ families and Pride at this fun-filled festival presented in partnership with NYC’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center). Bring your little ones, family, caregivers, and friends for a fantastic summer day filled with art-making, games, a live performance by Flor Bromley, a read-aloud with Drag Story Hour, a photo booth, and plenty of surprises. Refreshments will be served as we come together for love, laughter, and community.Long before the High Line was a park, it was a backdrop, stage, and sanctuary for queer social life and the birth of the LGBTQIA+ activist movement in Chelsea and the Meatpacking District. They celebrate this rich history and their continued work to cultivate a space where all people feel like they belong during Pride and every day. The High Line Programs are thrilled to partner on this event with The Center, an incredible resource and community institution that has supported our local LGBTQIA+ community for 40+ years.This event is ideal for families with kids aged 2-12, but all ages are welcome. All adults must be accompanied by a child. This event will take place rain or shine. The organization encourages all persons with disabilities to attend. To request additional information regarding accessibility or accommodations at a program, please contact programs@thehighline.org. Program venues are accessible via wheelchair, and ASL interpretation can be arranged two weeks in advance.As a reminder, this event is in English only, but speakers of all languages can still enjoy the event.ABOUT THE CENTERThe Center, the heart and home of NYC’s LGBT community, fosters a welcoming environment where everyone is celebrated for who they are. New York City’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center empowers people to lead healthy, successful lives. The Center celebrates our diversity and advocates for justice and opportunity.The Center offers the LGBTQ communities of NYC advocacy, health and wellness programs; arts, entertainment, and cultural events; recovery, parenthood, and family support services. Learn more at gaycenter.org.ABOUT FLORMusically, Flor Bromley wants to share the Latino-American experience through her songs and storytelling with a new generation.Flor is a recording artist, bilingual singer/songwriter, actress, storyteller, and puppeteer. She has a degree in Acting, Musical Theatre Performance and a BA in Theatre Education. She is originally from Peru.Her love for music began at a very early age. She wrote her first song at the age of 14. Out of drama school, she started working with the Peruvian Ministry of Education taking her stories and music to the most needed and isolated places. When Flor began working with children, she was inspired by their magical sense of imagination and started creating songs with them and for them.She performs all around NY with her bilingual musical/storytelling shows at acclaimed venues such as the NYPL, WaveHill, Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art and Storytelling, The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Fort Green Festival, the High Line, Hispanic Festival of Valhalla, Brookfield Place, Please Touch Museum, Music in the Grove, Summer on the Hudson, the NY Children’s Theatre Festival, the Westchester Children's Museum, the Westchester Public Library System, The Queens Library System, the Brooklyn Public Library, El Museo del Barrio, etc.Follow her on Instagram. [ Link to instagram.com/florbromley ]Drag Story Hour: Yuhua HamasakiAlways 25 years old, Yuhua Hamasaki is a fun and campy queen from New York City! Yuhua’s drag character is her own invention of a superhero that has given her courage, confidence, and happiness. She especially loves to explore the city and be creative during her spare time.Clowns.comA kids entertainment service that provides quality entertainment that brings joy and laughter to every event they serve. Clowns.com offers more than just a set of activities, they deliver a high-energy and interactive party experience. Visitors can expect face painting, cotton candy, and a magic show!PHOTO CONSENTBy attending this event, you agree that photos and/or video footage of you may be taken, and you grant your permission to Friends of the High Line and its agents/licensees to use such photos/footage for promotional and other purposes.To register for this event, click here. 
June 12, 2024
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Join The Future Perfect Project at the official premiere of "Queer2Queer: Activism Through The Ages"   Q2Q is a 4-episode series featuring heartfelt one-on-one intergenerational conversations between LGBTQ+ youth and elder activists. This video series is a collaboration by queer youth arts non-profitThe Future Perfect Project and the team behind the award-winning documentaryCURED. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with queer youth and elders, including one of the series creators. The Future Perfect Project created this series to provide a safe space for queer elders to share their experience, history and wisdom and for queer youth to share their hopes for the future and their thoughts about present-day activism. Through these conversations, they hope to make connections between generations and demonstrate that community is based on shared values.To register for this event, click here. 
June 13, 2024
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For her installation The Last Safe Abortion (2023), artist Carmen Winantassembled 2,500 photographic prints to form a collective portrait of the ordinary, daily tasks required to provide abortion health care. Drawn from the archives of university special collections and clinics (and supplemented by photographs made by the artist), these images depict staff, physicians, and volunteers taken over a fifty-year period before the overturning of Roe v. Wade in 2022.  In this program, Winant extends this project by bringing together a group of clinicians, patients, and activists from the MYA Network to discuss how photography is central to understanding the medical, political, and social realities of abortion care. Speakers:  Joan Fleischman received her MD and MPA from Harvard. In 1999, she founded Early Options Clinic and she has spent the past twenty-five years pioneering normalized abortion care.  Michele Gomez, MD promotes social justice in her work by being an abortion provider and training family medicine residents to learn how to provide abortions through the TEACH (Training in Early Abortion for Comprehensive Healthcare) program. Ashia McChriston is a small business owner, nursing student, and mother. She is a former Early Options patient.  Simona Sudit is an aspiring storyteller and lifelong New Yorker who works on the business side in tech. She is a former Early Options patient. Jessica Valenti is a feminist author and columnist. Her book Abortion Everyday is forthcoming in October 2024.  Carmen Winant is an artist and writer based in Columbus, Ohio.  She is the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art at Ohio State University. Tickets are required ($8 adults; $6 members, students, seniors)To register to attend in-person, click here. To register to attend online, click here. 
June 15, 2024
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Celebrate this important holiday marking the end of slavery by delving deep into Black history at Green-Wood!Participate in free kids’ art activities in our Historic Chapel and take a self-guided tour of the gravesites of fascinating Black historical figures. Maps and biographies of featured burial sites will be available when you enter the Cemetery, and their trolley will run on a loop to all sites so folks can hop on and off as they please. If you’ve attended in previous years—come again! This year they’ll be highlighting several new historical figures.For this event, please enter the Cemetery throughout Main Entrance at 500 25th Street and make your way to our Historic Chapel. Craft activities and tour materials can be found there.Free. Registration is recommended, but not required. Before Registering, Please Note:Location: This program’s “home base” will be Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel, located near our Main Entrance at 500 25th st. Enter the cemetery there, walk up through our Gothic Arch and security and other cemetery staff will help direct you to the chapel.Please keep your distance from others while checking in, and follow instructions from Cemetery staff.Your safety is important! This tour includes climbing stairs and walking on grassy and uneven terrain. We strongly encourage attendees to wear suitable footwear.Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever.Attendees must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors.There are no paper or e-tickets, and registrants do not have to check in. Registration is helpful to give us an idea of participant numbers so that we may have enough materials on hand.Inclement weather policy: They will monitor the weather in advance and will make every effort to proceed with the program. If bad weather is expected, they will not make a final decision regarding the run of the event until 8 am the day of the program. Registered attendees will be notified by email in case of cancellation or adjusted hours. There is no rain date for this program.To register, click here. 
June 18, 2024
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Welcome to Black Wall Street HARLEM! Join National Association of Certified Professional Midwives’ at the Harlem Business Alliance for a day celebrating Black excellence and entrepreneurship. This event is a unique opportunity to connect with local businesses, artists, and community leaders. Come support Black-owned businesses, network with like-minded individuals, and enjoy live performances showcasing the talent of Harlem. Don't miss out on this exciting event that highlights the vibrant spirit of the Harlem community. To register for this event, click here. 
June 19, 2024
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Black Restaurant Week is presenting its 5th annual campaign in New York Tri-State Region. Discover black-owned restaurants food trucks, sweets, and more across New York City, New Jersey townships, and additional surrounding metro areas. Find the full list of participating restaurants here. 
June 19, 2024
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Carnegie Hall honors Juneteenth with a free celebration event in association with the Healing of the Nations Foundation. Held on June 19th at 7pm in the Stern Auditorium, this special evening recognizes the historic day of freedom with a powerful program of commentary and performance celebrating justice, peace, and love.To learn more and to register for this event, click here. 
June 22, 2024
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Join Abuela Neighborhood Maintenance as a volunteer to clean up the sidewalks by picking up litter, helping beautify our community! They’ll provide all the tools, supplies, and refreshments for their dedicated volunteers. Be part of this community initiative and make a lasting impact on their public spaces. Let's create a vibrant and welcoming space for everyone to enjoy!To register for this opportunity, click here. 
June 22, 2024
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The American LGBTQ+ Museum, alongside Sara Elise, welcome you to the historic Weeksville Heritage Center for a celebration of Queer Life, as they collectively co-create a future historical photo archive of present-day Queer NYC, making their own images that depict what it looks like for the Queer community to rest, enjoy themselves, and play together. After the photography component, guests will learn more about the vision and inspiration behind the event before diving into a dynamic panel, featuring photographer Lola Flash, photographer Naima Green, and co-founder of BLK MKT Vintage Kiyanna Handy, about the importance of queer history and being in charge of their own narratives, led by The American LGBTQ+ Museum. Guests will then be encouraged to participate in a “Summer Camp”-themed field game led by Sara Elise.Throughout the day, guests are encourage to reflect on: The importance of archiving for queer historyHow can we create a future archive of queer history that we feel is actually representative of us?What does it look like for us to create the realistic and reflective imagery of who we are; to be the narrators in our stories versus just observing what is being told of us?How do we visually create the history we want to be remembered by? How do we amplify historically-silenced histories?What does it look like for us to be in control of our own archiving?How do we positively manipulate or influence future history?There will be DJ sets from iconic queer DJ’s Boston Chery and Adair throughout the day; snacks by Harvest and Revel Catering; food by Dear Henry; and signed copies of A Recipe for More: Ingredients for a Life of Abundance and Ease available for purchase.Participants can sign up for a timed slot to pose with artist + photographer Khaleb Brooks as an add-on to your ticket. Once the project is complete, all photos will live in an online archive representing what it means to be Queer and in New York at this moment.SCHEDULE OF EVENTS11:30AM: Doors open at Weeksville Heritage Center12:00-2:00PM: Participants arrive for their timed photo slots. Photo participants are encouraged to bring their own props that represent their family, heritage, and culture, or pose with some of the historical objects provided by BLK MKT Vintage. While waiting for their appointments, guests can delight in the provided snacks and set up their blankets to enjoy a DJ set on The Meadow by DJ Boston Chery.2:00PM: Dear Henry is available vending delicious lunch options to guests on The North Lawn. Get a meal, hydrate, and rest before the panel begins.2:30PM: Join Sara Elise in learning more about the vision behind the event, and in welcoming The American LGBTQ+ Museum’s Director of Programs and Partnerships, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, who will be moderating a panel featuring Lola Flash, Naima Green, and Kiyanna Handy, discussing what it looks like to create realistic and reflective imagery of our communities, to be the architects of future historical photo archives, and how to be the narrator of our own stories versus just observing what is being told about us. The panelists will also be discussing the importance of amplifying historically-silenced histories, the difference between restorative and transformative history, and how we can gather together to re-imagine and thus re-create a future history for ourselves that more accurately represents who we are as a community.3:15PM: Sara Elise will share some prompts for consideration for the remainder of the day, while guests are encouraged to rest and eat.3:30PM: Participate in a group “Summer Camp”-themed field game on The North Lawn.4:30-6:00PM: Hangout, rest on the lawn, dance, and enjoy some summer beats by DJ Adair.PLEASE NOTEThe photograph “booth” is outside, and is not in a private area. While posing, other participants might be watching and/or engaging with you.Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn blanket and a water bottle, and to wear clothing + shoes that they can play in (or plan to be barefoot on the lawns).There will be snacks as well as a food vendor onsite with menu options serving a variety of dietary needs.There will be a quiet “Sensory Break” room that is indoors.Weeksville Heritage Center is an accessible space. The majority of the activities will be held outside on grass lawns.If participants miss their time slot, we will try our best to accommodate them at the end of the photography block (around 2PM), but cannot guarantee it, so please be on time for your timed photo slot!Photo participants are encouraged to bring props that are representative of themselves/their family and can choose to pose as an individual, or with up to 10 other people. There will also be donated props from BLK MKT Vintage that participants can use to pose with as well. There will be up to 1 minute to position/pose and 1 minute of photos taken per time slot.After the photography component, guests will learn more about the vision and inspiration behind the event before diving into a dynamic panel, featuring photographer Lola Flash, photographer Naima Green, and co-founder of BLK MKT Vintage Kiyanna Handy, about the importance of queer history and being in charge of our own narratives, led by The American LGBTQ+ Museum. Guests will then be encouraged to participate in a “Summer Camp”-themed field game led by Sara Elise.Throughout the day, guests are encourage to reflect on:The importance of archiving for queer historyHow can we create a future archive of queer history that we feel is actually representative of us?What does it look like for us to create the realistic and reflective imagery of who we are; to be the narrators in our stories versus just observing what is being told of us?How do we visually create the history we want to be remembered by? How do we amplify historically-silenced histories?What does it look like for us to be in control of our own archiving?How do we positively manipulate or influence future history?There will be DJ sets from iconic queer DJ’s Boston Chery and Adair throughout the day; snacks by Harvest and Revel Catering; food by Dear Henry; and signed copies of A Recipe for More: Ingredients for a Life of Abundance and Ease available for purchase.Participants can sign up for a timed slot to pose with artist + photographer Kaleb Brooks as an add-on to your ticket. Once the project is complete, all photos will live in an online archive representing what it means to be Queer and in New York at this moment. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS11:30AM: Doors open at Weeksville Heritage Center12:00-2:00PM: Participants arrive for their timed photo slots. Photo participants are encouraged to bring their own props that represent their family, heritage, and culture, or pose with some of the historical objects provided by BLK MKT Vintage. While waiting for their appointments, guests can delight in the provided snacks and set up their blankets to enjoy a DJ set on The Meadow by DJ Boston Chery.2:00PM: Dear Henry is available vending delicious lunch options to guests on The North Lawn. Get a meal, hydrate, and rest before the panel begins.2:30PM: Join Sara Elise in learning more about the vision behind the event, and in welcoming The American LGBTQ+ Museum’s Director of Programs and Partnerships, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, who will be moderating a panel featuring Lola Flash, Naima Green, and Kiyanna Handy, discussing what it looks like to create realistic and reflective imagery of our communities, to be the architects of future historical photo archives, and how to be the narrator of our own stories versus just observing what is being told about us. The panelists will also be discussing the importance of amplifying historically-silenced histories, the difference between restorative and transformative history, and how we can gather together to re-imagine and thus re-create a future history for ourselves that more accurately represents who we are as a community.3:15PM: Sara Elise will share some prompts for consideration for the remainder of the day, while guests are encouraged to rest and eat.3:30PM: Participate in a group “Summer Camp”-themed field game on The North Lawn.4:30-6:00PM: Hangout, rest on the lawn, dance, and enjoy some summer beats by DJ Adair.PLEASE NOTEThe photograph “booth” is outside, and is not in a private area. While posing, other participants might be watching and/or engaging with you.Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn blanket and a water bottle, and to wear clothing + shoes that they can play in (or plan to be barefoot on the lawns).There will be snacks as well as a food vendor onsite with menu options serving a variety of dietary needs.There will be a quiet “Sensory Break” room that is indoors.Weeksville Heritage Center is an accessible space. The majority of the activities will be held outside on grass lawns.If participants miss their time slot, we will try our best to accommodate them at the end of the photography block (around 2PM), but cannot guarantee it, so please be on time for your timed photo slot!Photo participants are encouraged to bring props that are representative of themselves/their family and can choose to pose as an individual, or with up to 10 other people. There will also be donated props from BLK MKT Vintage that participants can use to pose with as well. There will be up to 1 minute to position/pose and 1 minute of photos taken per time slot. To register for this event, click here. 
June 26, 2024
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Join Brooklyn NAACP for the Youth Council Meeting! This is an exciting opportunity for young people to come together and make a difference in our community.The meeting will take place at Restoration Plaza - 1368 Fulton Street, Multipurpose , where they’ll discuss important topics and brainstorm ideas for projects and initiatives that will benefit the youth.This in-person event is open to all youth who are passionate about making a positive impact. Don't miss out on this chance to have your voice heard and contribute to the betterment of the community!To register for this event, click here. 
June 27, 2024
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School’s out for the summer! Celebrate at Community Field Day in Rockefeller Park. Families are invited to join the Battery Park City Authority for the ultimate obstacle course crush! Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day taking part in classic field day games, activities with local organizations, and their annual tug-of-war. Plus beats by DJ Suzan Z Anthony, lawn games, water play, and so much more!10AM - 12PM: OBSTACLE COURSE 10:30AM - 2PM: LAWN GAMES & ACTIVITIES 12 - 1PM PICNIC IN ROCKEFELLER PARK1PM: PARK HOUSE DEDICATION1:30 - 2PM: FIELD DAY GAMES*Waiver requiredTo register for this event, click here. 
June 30, 2024
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The inaugural March took place in 1970, one year after the Stonewall Uprising, and has since evolved into an annual civil rights demonstration. Its purpose has expanded over time to encompass raising awareness about the fight against AIDS and honoring those we have lost to illness, violence, and neglect.Due to the impact of Covid-19 on  Pride season plans in 2020 and 2021, NYC Pride modified their in-person March and placed significant emphasis on extending their virtual presence. Through the NYC Pride Broadcast on WABC-7, they’ve continued to showcase their community, featuring marching contingents, Grand Marshals, non-profit organizations, sponsors, small businesses, and activists.In 2022 and 2023, NYC Pride returned to the streets, marching to celebrate the lives and the resilience of their community. NYC Pride are thrilled to carry forward this spirit and determination into their 2024 season.In advance of registration, be sure you are familiar with the 2024 March Rules and 2024 March FAQs. While we encourage you to register early, the March order is not determined by when you register.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------NonProfit and Community Organizations can click here for an overview of registration rates.If you are a Nonprofit Organization, Community Group, or Student Group that would like to register for a Float please contacts NYC Pride at march-help@nycpride.orgSmall Business and Corporate Businesses: Please fill out this survey to request your registration rate.The 2024 NYC Pride March Grandstand Experience Tickets NOW AVAILABLE for purchase HERE!For more information and how to register, click here. 
July 10, 2024
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Celebrating Diversity, Building Connections: Nonprofit Community Virtual Career Networking EventJoin Jobs Office for a special event dedicated to honoring the impactful work of nonprofits and fostering meaningful connections within the community. This exclusive networking event is designed to bring together professionals and community members to celebrate and strengthen the nonprofit sector. Whether you're looking to expand your network, find collaboration opportunities, or simply share experiences, this event promises to be an enriching experience.In celebration of the incredible contributions of the nonprofit sector, Jobs Office is excited to present this chapter in their Diversity Virtual Networking Event Series. This special gathering is dedicated to recognizing and uplifting the diverse and impactful work of nonprofits across all sectors of society.Who Should Attend?Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers: Share your journey, challenges, and triumphs. Connect with peers and industry leaders.Allies and Supporters: Stand in solidarity and learn how you can contribute to creating more inclusive and impactful community work.Funders and Donors: Meet dedicated professionals driving change and innovation in the nonprofit sector.Service Providers: Offer your support and resources tailored to the advancement of nonprofit organizations.Why Join?Community and Empowerment: Join a network of nonprofit professionals and allies committed to supporting and uplifting each other.Collaboration Opportunities: Connect with organizations and individuals who value collaboration and are eager to support the nonprofit sector.Inspiration and Resources: Gain insights and resources that cater specifically to the advancement of nonprofits.Participation is Free for All!Reserve your spot today for an empowering afternoon of networking, inspiration, and growth. Let's celebrate the remarkable impact of the nonprofit community together! To register, click here. 
July 16, 2024
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Across the country, lawmakers are restricting people’s rights and freedoms, including the right to abortion. Here in New York, we have the unique opportunity to enshrine abortion rights into our state constitution so that they are permanently protected, and not vulnerable to shifting political winds. Join NCJW NY and Jews for Repro NY in their campaign to support the New York State Equal Rights Amendment ballot measure! The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) will be on the ballot in November 2024 and if approved, will be added to the New York State Constitution. No New Yorker should ever be discriminated against by the government, no matter who we are, whom we love, whether we have a disability, or whether we decide to have an abortion. Register here for NCJW NY’s virtual ERA teach-in with Sasha Ahuja, the Campaign Director of New Yorkers for Equal Rights on Tuesday, July 16th at 7 p.m. Zoom link will be sent upon registration.And, please fill out their volunteer form which offers several opportunities to take action, like writing postcards, phone banking and text banking.