Here are just a few of the events going in and around our district that I thought might be of interest. I’d like to highlight these four events:
1. TRAFFIC SAFETY TOWN HALL MEETING: Come join us TONIGHT (Thursday, July 31, 2014) at the Mickey Mantle School (P.S. M811) to discuss the redesign of the West End Avenue Corridor with the Department of Transportation and Community Board 7.
2. JOHN JAY COLLEGE TWILIGHT COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES: John Jay College and Jazz Forum Arts, Inc. return for a second summer presenting a FREE rooftop community concert on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 5:300PM. A flyer with more information is attached below. To RSVP, visit here.
3. FREE SUMMER MEALS: Kids 18 years and under can receive FREE summer meals from June 27- August 29! Find out more by calling 311, texting NYCMeals to 877-877 or visiting www.schoolfoodnyc.org.
4. PROJECT OPEN HOUSE : Project Open House, supported by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is designed to increase independence in the activities of daily living by removing architectural barriers in the home of people with permanent disabilities and providing an opportunity for many people with disabilities to remain in the community. A flyer with more information is attached under Community under Ongoing Events. To apply, visit the website.
My office is happy to announce an event or volunteer opportunity that is open to the public and takes place in our neighborhood or specifically affects those that live in the area. If you would like your organization’s event included in our events listing, email us at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.
Monday July 28th - Sunday August 3rd
Ethics in Film Quiz Show Ethics in Film Quiz Show (1994). $5 Suggested Donation includes beverages and snacks. Date & Time: August 1 7:00PM Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
Ethics Association Sunday Assembly. An hour that combines engaging speakers and toe tapping songs. Socializing, coffee and cookies after the event. We are so excited to have Massimo Pigliucci as our main speaker! Also joining us is Julia Chanes from iMentor. Date & Time: August 3 2:00PM. Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
The Silent Clowns Film Series presents “A Little Princess”. Classic silent films with live piano accompaniment performed by Ben Model. “A Little Princess” (1917) Adapted by Frances Marion from Frances Hodgson’s Burnett’s popular novel, A Little Princess is rarely seen today although it was one of Mary Pickford’s biggest hits. Directed by Marshall Neilan and co-starring Norman Kerry and a young ZaSu Pitts in her first screen role, this comedy-drama also features the first scene directed by a then-unknown assistant named Howard Hawks. Don’t miss this forgotten gem that Variety called “Miss Pickford at her best.” Plus The School Teacher and the Waif (’12) and Love Among the Roses (’10). For more information, visit the website. Date: Saturday, August 2, 2:30PM Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium.
Panel Exhibition “Hiroshima and Nagasaki” & Photo Exhibition “From Above” by Paule Saviano. Talk by Paule Saviano, Kamishibai story telling, origami making and music performance. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki at 646-797-7982 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Date: August 1-10 10:30AM- 4:30PM. Location: West Park Presbyterian Church 165 W. 86th at Amsterdam Ave.
Public Meeting: West End Avenue Corridor. Helen is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30pm where the Department of Transportation (DOT) will present a plan to redesign West End Avenue from 72nd to 107th Streets before the Transportation Committee of Community Board 7. The meeting will take place at P.S. M811 – The Mickey Mantle School at 466 West End Avenue (between 82nd & 83rd streets), and it is handicap accessible. See the flyer below.
Zen Medica works with licensed practitioners ready and eager to help the community to understand, to navigate, the complexity of a healthy life style with the use of alternative methods of healing. We are a supplement store relatively new in the neighborhood, and with our 2nd year anniversary , we hope to get the community involved. We hope to be more involved in the community and to let the community be aware of the fact, that Zen Medica is open 7 days a week and is ready willing and able. to provide our services to the community. If you have any inquires or adive, you can reach us at 212-873-5610. See the attached flyer for more information.
New York Botanical Garden Teacher Program, The Art of Science. Discover the wonder of the outdoors through both art and science. Hone observational skills, ask questions, and explore how the physical beauty of nature provides an inquiry-based framework for learning. Dates: July 28-August 2 (Monday-Saturday) Amount: $200 (3 p-credits available for additional $125 fee)
Summer School Ends for Elementary & Middle Schools. Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Big Apple Games. Big Apple Games for high school and middle school students, sponsored by the Public Schools Athletic League, are held indoors, from Monday, July 8 through Thursday, August 1. For high school students, games run Monday-Thursday, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Afternoon & Evening Teen Recreational Centers will host wrestling, volleyball, basketball, softball, floor hockey, team handball, gymnastics, ultimate Frisbee, arts and crafts, and swimming lessons. The Junior High School Program for students in fourth to eighth grades is open 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on weekdays, and offers a variety of activities including arts and crafts, game room fun and sports. All sites are staffed with licensed teachers and school safety officers. Registration is ongoing on a daily basis. Site also shows full schedule and list of locations. Dates: July 28 – August 1
The Children’s Garden: Ethical Culture and the Free Kindergarten Movement. Paulo Ribeiro, Leader-in-Training. Free preschool is once again a major issue in New York City. The New York Society began its mission after the founding by establishing the city’s first free kindergarten. In doing so, the Society became part of the controversial kindergarten movement that was overturning traditional conceptions about education. Date: August 3, 2014 Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
Learn Tennis for Free. CityParks Tennis offers free tennis lessons for youths aged 6 – 16 in parks throughout the five boroughs from July 1 through August 8. Lessons are offered at all skill levels, including beginners. Additional opportunities include tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. More information may be found at CityParks Foundation.
Monday August 4th – Sunday August 10th
NY Society for Ethical Culture Poetry Workshop. Ishmael Islam will focus on the process of building a poem and emphasize the writer’s choice to experiment with poetic tools. From building a freewrite into a form of a sonnet or sestina, observation of line breaks and meter to the visual effect of a poem on page, these sessions encourage an accessibility to understanding poetry through play. Suggested donation $5 Date & Time: August 4 6:30PM Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
NY Society for Ethical Culture: Great Books Discussion Group. James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Suggested Donation $5 Date & Time: August 6 7:30PM Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
NY Society for Ethical Culture: A Political Candidates Forum on Criminal Justice Issues. Join Communities for Criminal Justice Awareness and the New York Society for Ethical Culture as we explore issues of criminal justice with those seeking political office in New York State. Free. To have your questions considered, we urge you to submit them (two per registrant) by using the Contact the Organizer button on the registration page . Date: August 7. Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1
NY Society for Ethical Culture: Got Free Will? Richard Koral, Leader-in-Training. Ethical Humanism, and its mandate that we improve our world, has an inherent assumption – that people have the power to change, improve and try to live up to their highest aspirations. But philosophers have always struggled over the degree to which people really possess free will as many of our choices seem made for us, not by us. Now, new research in neuroscience shows that much of our thinking appears to be pre-programmed. In the age-old debate between free will and determinism, which side is winning? What are the implications for Humanists? Date: To have your questions considered, we urge you to submit them (two per registrant) by using the Contact the Organizer button on the registration page .
Uptown Bounce at El Museo. At El Museo, hear artist Perla de Leon describe her experience photographing the Bronx in the 1980s, enjoyed art-making inspired by El Barrio, and dance to throwback hits courtesy of DJ duo D’Marquesina who will be spinning all night long. At the City Museum, DJ Grand Master Caz will be playing tribute to the golden era of hip hop and the NBS (Nothing But Skills) Crew will be showing off their break-dancing talents. Both Museums will feature drink specials and local food vendors. To RSVP, click here. For more information, visit www.elmuseo.org or www.mcny.org or see attached flyer. We hope to see you there.
The 24th Precinct Council ‘s National Night Out. National Association of Town Watch (NATW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development and promotion of various crime prevention programs including neighborhood watch groups, law enforcement agencies, state and regional crime prevention associations, businesses, civic groups, and individuals, devoted to safer communities. The nations premiere crime prevention network works with law enforcement officials and civilian leaders to keep crime watch volunteers informed, interested, involved and motivated. Since 1981, NATW continues to serve thousands of members across the nation.The annual event that is held by every precinct around the city on the first Tuesday of August. Date: August 5th
The 20th Annual Interfaith Peace Gathering Commemoration. Ceremony of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings. Messages from the Mayor of Hiroshima and mayor of Nagasaki. Music performances and keynote speeches. Date: Tuesday, August 4, 5:30PM-9:30PM Location: West Park Presbyterian Church 165 W. 86th at Amsterdam Ave.
Peace Concert “Global Harmony” by Shinji Harada. Recording Artist, Hiroshima Peace Culture Ambassador. Live Cast Peace Program from Nagasaki. For more information, contact Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki at 646-797-7982 or email@example.com. Date: Friday, August 8th, 6:00PM- 10:30PM Location: West Park Presbyterian Church, Center at West Park.
Evaluation Days for Elementary & Middle Schools. Date: Monday & Tuesday, August 4 & 5
Medical Home Care Seminar: A Practical Guide to the System. Caregivers are guided through the application process for Medical home care service. These meetings are ONLY for family & friends caring for people with dementia. PRIOR ATTENDANCE AT A LEGAL & FINANCIAL SEMINAR IS REQUIRED. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call the 24-Hour Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register. For more information, visit the website. Date: Thursday, July 10th 5:30PM- 7:00PM
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Great Jazz on the Great Hill. Bring your picnic blanket and dancing shoes! Join us for an afternoon of live music and dancing. This year’s line-up includes: Wycliffe Gordon, T.S. Monk, Alyson Williams with special guests! Make sure to take a break and enjoy delicious food truck fare from Domo Taco Japanese inspired tacos, Uncle Gussy’s authentic Greek food, Rouge Tomate healthy bistro bites, and CoolHaus gourmet ice cream sandwiches! Co-presented with Jazzmobile in celebration of its 50th Anniversary. Registration not required, but preferred. To save your picnic spot, register here. Date: August 9, 2014, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM Location: The Great Hill
Dora and Friends at CMOM Join CMOM and Nickelodeon for a special Dora and Friends event! Celebrate the upcoming premiere of Nickelodeon’s BRAND-NEW animated preschool series, Dora and Friends: Into the City! The new series, features the iconic character Dora living in a city, attending school and at the center of a peer group that works together to give back to the community–having both real-life and magical adventures along the way. Dora continues to be a good friend, leader, and problem-solver. She has a group of new friends–Kate, Naiya, Emma, Alana and Pablo-who share her passion for learning and exploring. Enjoy a weekend full of advanced screenings, story times, raffles, and art activities at CMOM. Meet Dora and Friends creator, Valerie Walsh-Valdes, Plus take photos with Dora and two of her new friends Kate and Pablo as they make appearances during this event. Fátima Ptacek, the voice of Dora, will also be making a special guest appearance on Sunday, August 10. Dora and Friends: Into the City! premieres on Nickelodeon Monday, August 18, at 8PM (ET/PT). Date: Saturday August 9-Sunday August 10, 2014 Location: Children’s Museum of Manhattan.
All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Colin Stranahan. The son of a music/jazz educator, Colin Stranahan is the recipient of the Clifford Brown/Stan Getz Fellowship Jazz Combo, the Betty Carter Fellowship Residency program at the Kennedy Center, and the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award. All ages. Ticketed. Date: Saturday, August 9, 3 & 4pm
Monday August 11th – Sunday August 17th
Caputuring American Theater History: Writing the Story of the O’Neill. Jeffrey Sweet, Author, “The O’Neill: The Transformation of Modern American Theater” Preston Whiteway, Executive Director, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Since its founding in 1964, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has shaped the course of the American and world theater, creating standard practices and discovering new artists and new work in every discipline. How does one capture that in a single book? Author Jeffrey Sweet and Executive Director Preston Whiteway share their experience co-authoring the recently published book (Yale University Press), noting favorite stories & anecdotes recorded along the way. For more information, visit the website. Date: Thursday August 7, 2014 6PM. Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium.
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Semiramide. The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Semiramide by Gioachino Rossini. Musical Director – Richard Nechamkin. Visit the website for more information. Date & Time: Saturday, August 16, 2014, 1:30PM. Location : New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium.
NY Society for Ethical Culture : The Ethics of Being Happy. Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader. Is it ethical to be happy? An early meaning of ethics had to do with seeking to live “a good life” which included not just a life of goodness to others, but a life in which one experienced goodness. Yet often, ethics seems to be about duty, and that begins to sound quite dreary and not at all connected with happiness. Brooklyn’s Interim Clergy Leader Jone Lewis will reflect on the role of happiness in the ethical life. Date: August 17
John Jay College Twilight community concert series. The Twilight Community Concert Series is supported in part with funding by Council Member Helen Rosenthal, the New York City Council, and CHASE. After a successful launch of the inaugural Twilight Concert Series in 2013, John Jay College and Jazz Forum Arts, Inc. return for a second summer presenting two, FREE, rooftop community concerts on Tuesday, July 29 and Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Community residents are invited to experience first-hand the beautiful park-like setting, perched above the city streets with a spectacular view of the Hudson River. Attendees are encouraged to grab a blanket or a low-profile lawn chair, bring a picnic, and order a glass of wine, as they enjoy this family-friendly concert. Centrally located in Manhattan’s vibrant mid-town neighborhood near Lincoln Center, John Jay College’s entrance for this event is at 860 11th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Streets. Doors open at 5:00pm and show time is 5:30pm. Each concert will host a double set and will run until 7:30pm. FREE admission, but RSVPs are strongly encouraged. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated indoors and continue as planned. To RSVP to this FREE event, visit here. Date: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 5:30pm
Summer School Ends for High Schools. Date: Tuesday, August 12
Regents Exams. Date: Wednesday & Thursday, August 13 & 14
Alzheimer Association Monthly Educational meeting. Topics for each meeting vary on a monthly basis. Recent topics include Activites for People with Dementia, Challenging Behaviors and Early Stage Issues. RVSP here. Date: Monday, August 11th 6:00PM-8:00PM
Parent training at St. John’s Center for Psychological Services for ENGLISH SPEAKING parents of a child with an ASD diagnosis. The parent training will provide the parent with tools pertaining to Positive Behavior Support (i.e., conducting a functional assessment of problem behavior and then developing prevention strategies to prevent the problem behavior from occurring, teaching replacement skills to replace the problem behaviors, and developing consequence/response strategies to make the problem behavior less likely to occur in the future) – combined with cognitive behavioral therapy for parents. The weekly parent training sessions will be held during the late afternoon and evenings (between 4 pm and 9 pm) on Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday mornings (9:00 am – 1:00 pm).
FAMILY & KIDS
The Ramble Tour. Pass over streams and under arches on a maze of pathways in this secluded, 38-acre woodland. Route involves many hills and stairs. 90 minutes. Tickets $15 (Members $10). Space is limited; advance registration suggested. Tickets available onsite with credit card only. Please arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the tour to allow time for check in. For the courtesy of other guests, those arriving after the start time cannot be accommodated. Ticket sales are final. Tours take place rain or shine, except in extreme weather conditions (heavy rain, sustained winds of 30mph or more, snowstorms, and a wind chill below 25 or heat index above 95 degrees). Groups of seven or more must schedule a Custom Tour three weeks in advance firstname.lastname@example.org. Register here. Date: August 11, 2014, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Location: Belvedere Castle, mid-Park at 79th Street
All Jazzed Up Performance: Tap Specialist – Cartier Williams. Join us for a performance by Cartier Williams. As a hoofer, choreographer, filmmaker, and performer, Cartier has toured the U.S. and Japan in the Tony Award Winning Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk, co-starring with Savion Glover. All ages. Drop-In. Date: Wednesday, August 13, 11:00-3:00pm.
Monday August 18th – Sunday August 24th
NY Society for Ethical Culture: Ethics and the Emotions, 1: The Case for Compassion. Dr. Robert J. Berson, Leader, Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides. Emotions, as Martha Nussbaum asserts in her book Eruptions of Thought, are not merely “feelings” but contain evaluative cognitions about matters of importance, often outside our control, which affect our most profound sense of well-being and our most significant connections to others. Following Nussbaum’s lead, this address briefly describes her analysis of the emotional process leading to compassion and illustrates that process by telling the stories of an ancient Greek tragedy and of a contemporary sick child. Date: August 24, 2014
Placing Your Relative in a Nursing Home. Sessions educate caregivers about the steps involved in nursing placement, paying for care, easing the transition and being a successful advocate for the resident. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call our 24-Hour Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register. All meetings are free of charge. For more information, visit the website. Date: Tuesday, August 19th 5:30PM- 7:00PM
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Disability Mentoring Day. Students with disabilities who will be a Junior or a Senior in high school as of the date of DMD are invited to apply to become a mentee. (Members the current graduating class of 2014 are eligible as well.) The online DMD application can be found here and is due by August 22, 2014. Mentees are matched with workplace mentors according to expressed career interests and shadow their mentor for a day. This enables mentees to learn more from their assigned mentors about a typical day on the job and how to prepare for that particular career. Date: Friday, August 22.
All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Bria Skonberg. Join trumpeter, composer and vocalist Bria Skonberg as she demonstrates her versatile style with two performances. All ages. Ticketed. Date: Saturday, August 23, 3 & 4pm.
NY Society for Ethical Culture : August Sunday Platforms. Date & Time: 11:00AM, 2 West 64th Street Social gathering with refreshments starts at 10:15AM
Leader Lunch Discussions. on a variety of topics Free. Date: Thursdays at Noon. Location: Elliott Library
Sunday Assembly NYC. An hour that combines engaging speakers and toe tapping songs. Socializing, coffee and cookies after the event. Date & Time: First Sunday at 2:00PM
Empowering Ethical Elders. Topics vary.Date & Time: First and Third Tuesday at 6:00PMLocation: Elliott Library Free.
Free Lunchtime Concerts. Free Lunchtime Concerts are returning starting July 2nd at Richard Tucker Park (Broadway at 6th Street). For more information, visit the website or call 212-581-3774. Date: Every Wednesday July 2nd through August 27th, noon to 2:00PM
Water Street Game On. Game on a new summer pop-up series, is turning Water Street into your personal playground. Water Street will come alive this summer to bring you the beach, the rays, and the games. For more information, visit the website. Date: June 26th through Labor Day 2014 #Gameonwater
Sunset concerts. The Series celebrates our fabulous park and represents the rich cultural diversity of the Upper West Side. Each concert begins at 7 p.m. and continues through shades of orange, red and purple, ending around 9 p.m. Bring your picnic basket and blanket and join us. Stick around afterward and watch the fireflies rise up out of the lawn and the stars speckle the sky. In the event of inclement weather, call the hotline, 212-978-0277, to see whether a concert has been postponed. See the flyer below for the list of performers. FREE. Date: Saturdays, 7:00PM Location: Riverside Park, on the lawn just north of the 97th Street tennis courts on the Hudson River. See the flyer below for more information.
Lincoln Center’s Passport for the Arts Program.The performances are designed for family audiences and are inclusive programs. The Passport Program offers tickets at no cost, supports families by sending visual schedules, music samples and activities ahead of time and facilitates seating requests and accommodations. This fall, our programs will include the New York City Ballet’s Family Saturday performance, the New York Philharmonic’s Young People’s Concert, the Chamber Music Society’s Meet the Music program, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People, and Big Apple Circus. See the registration form here.
American Folk Art Museum: Self-Taught Genius. Only three weeks remain to view the groundbreaking exhibition Self-Taught Genius before it embarks on a six-stop national tour. Featuring masterworks from the museum’s collection dating from the eighteenth century to the present, this exhibition is not to be missed! This is a free drop-in gallery tour; participants should meet in the museum atrium. For in-depth information about the artworks and artists featured in the exhibition, as well as related media and a curriculum guide, visit the Self-Taught Genius website. On view through August 17, 2014.
Project Open House. Project Open House, supported by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) is designed to increase independence in the activities of daily living by removing architectural barriers in the home of people with permanent disabilities and providing an opportunity for many people with disabilities to remain in the community. The application process is NOW OPEN. See the flyer below for more information.
Understanding Dementia Seminar: What You Need to Know and Where to Go. Sessions provide family members and friends with information about Alzheimer’s other types of dementia and resources and services available. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please call the 24-hour Helpline at 800-277-3900 to register. All meetings are FREE OF CHARGE. For more information, visit the website. Dates: English: August 7th, 8th, 12th, 20th, 25th Spanish: August 26th
Alzheimer’s Association Legal & Financial Center. An attorney specializing in Elder Law will discuss important topics caregivers should understand before meeting with a personal attorney. Topics include Power of Attorney, Guardianship, Medicaid Eligibility, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Care Proxy and more. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please call our 24-hour Helpline at 800.272.3900 to register. For more information, visit the website. Dates: English: August 4th, August 18th, August 28th
Alzheimer’s Association Family Caregiver Workshops. During this 10-hour workshop, caregivers learn to view the world from the perspective of the person with dementia. They also learn how to communicate more effectively with the person for whom they are caring and receive new insights on how to manage the challenging behaviors often associated with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as the importance of self-care. Attendance is required at all workshops in a series. These meetings are ONLY for family & friends caring for people with dementia. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. PLease call the 24-hour Helpline at 800-272-3900 to register. Workshops are held on a regular basis, please call the 24-Hour Helpline for upcoming meetings. For more information, visit the website. Upcoming Series Dates: Wednesdays – August 6, 13, 20, and 27
Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, this exhibition explores how public relations, propaganda, and mass media were used to shape and control public opinion about the war. Drawing from collections across NYPL, Over Hereilluminates the country’s debate about whether the U.S. should be involved in the war. For more information, visit the website. Date: Monday, July 28, 2014 through Sunday, February 15, 2015. Location: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Hunter College COPE and SPELL Saturday English Language Classes Fall 2014 Please find the information for free ESL classes @ Hunter College. Please feel free to share! Encontraran la información y aplicaciones para las clases de inglés en Hunter College. Por favor, compartan con sus amigos y familiares! Visit here for more information. Oficina de COPE y SPELL: (212) 772-4620
Free parent training study: The effectiveness of a parenting training program for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The parent training will provide the parent with tools pertaining to Positive Behavior Support (i.e., conducting a functional assessment of problem behavior and then developing prevention strategies to prevent the problem behavior from occurring, teaching replacement skills to replace the problem behaviors, and developing consequence/response strategies to make the problem behavior less likely to occur in the future) – combined with cognitive behavioral therapy for parents. The weekly parent training sessions will be held during the late afternoon and evenings (between 4 pm and 9 pm) on Monday through Friday, as well as Saturday mornings (9:00 am – 1:00 pm). See the flyer below for more information.
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Central Park Family Performance Festival. Each summer, the Conservancy hosts a series of eco-education and multicultural performances for the whole family to enjoy. Formerly known as A Clearing in the Forest, this year’s Family Performance Festival is chock-a-block full of fun and learning through music, storytelling, in-Park adventure, puppetry, and more! Programs happen in the Park’s most natural playground, The Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade (located inside the Park near West 106th Street). Pack a picnic, grab your blanket, and get ready to discover Central Park in a whole new way! Advance registration is recommended; All ages welcome. In the case of inclement weather programs will be canceled. For more information, click on the links below. For day-of weather-related changes and accessibility information, call 212-860-1370 or check the event on our online calendar. For more information, visit the website. Date & Time: June 15 – August 31, 2014. Every Sunday, 12:00 pm (Programs are free and between 60 – 90 minutes long.) Location: Peter Jay Sharp Children’s Glade
The Central Park Circuit. The Central Park Circuit will help you reach your fitness goals in the world’s most beautiful outdoor gym – Central Park! Get fit with innovative exercises designed by top trainers to utilize the Park’s best natural features: rocks, trails, stairs, hills, and gorgeous open lawns. A variety of in-Park classes will help you to maximize your strength and agility, as well as increase flexibility and muscle tone. Free. Ages 18+. Classes are drop-in and open to all fitness levels. Space is limited for each class on a first come, first served basis.Central Park Conservancy Members who bring their membership cards are guaranteed a slot in each class. Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8- August 28, 2014 6:30PM-7:30PM
Summer Play Activities. Free summer adult-supervised games and activities for all youths on will be held at designated streets, schools, and playgrounds. Weekdays only. Goal of program includes reducing risk-taking behaviors among youth and fostering life skills. Older youths play stickball, volleyball, basketball, skully, and double Dutch, among others, while younger kids have jump rope, hopscotch, and relay races. Also chess, checkers, mancala (a board strategy game) for some mental exercise. For more information, contact Richard Guevera at Rguevara@palnyc.org. To find a Play Street near you see below or call the Police Athletic League at 212-477-9450 ext. 389.
Goddard Riverside Head Start Program Openings. Goddard Riverside Head Start Program is a quality UPK program for 3 and 4 year olds. NY State certified teachers direct a play-based curriculum. There are weekly visits to the American Museum of Natural History. It is part of NYC Early Learn Program. Date: September 2014 through August 2015 Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 3:30PM Location: Goddard Riverside Head Start 70 West 95th Street
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Free Summer Meals for Kids! Comidas gratis de verano para niños! For all kids 18 years and younger; children DO NOT need to show registration, documentation, or an ID to receive their meals. Sites listed current as of June 13th, 2014 but subject to change. Find out more by calling 311, texting NYCMeals to 877-877 or visiting www.schoolfornyc.com Location 1: Matthew Sapolin Playground West 70th St. & West End Ave. Date & Time: Lunch – 12:00-1:00PM – Tu, We, Th, Fr uly 8th through August 22nd Location 2: NYCHA-Amsterdam 218 W 64 St. between Amsterdam & West End Aves Date & Time : Breakfast – 9:00-10:00AM – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Lunch- 12:00-1:00PM – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr July 9th through August 29th Location 3: P.S 333 Manhattahn School for Children 154 W 93 St. between Amsterdam & Columbus Aves Date & Time: Breakfast – 8:00AM- 9:15AM – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Lunch : 11:00AM- 1:15PM – Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr June 30th through August 12th
GRCC Teen Exposure Program The program will run for five weeks, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from July 28th through August 28th is geared towards neighborhood youth and young adults. We will be offering Recreational Activities, a Music Studio, Hip Hop Dance, an Entrepreneurship Class, a Game Room and much more. It is FREE and open to the community, participants, and especially our NYCHA residents. Please print and distribute widely. If you have any questions, contact the Associate Director of Youth Programs, Richard Rivera at (212) 799-9400 ext. 207 or RRivera@goddard.org. See the flyer below for more information.
Hot Fun at Summer Streets. GrowNYC is going to be greening up the Summer Streets event for 3 weekends in August and we need our excellent team of volunteers to help us with recycling bin monitoring and education at our GrowNYC OROE table. Our crew of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers will encourage New Yorkers to “think before they throw.” T-shirts and light refreshments will be provided. There will be rock climbing, zip lines, free bike rentals, and lots of free giveaways with a 7 mile stretch of car-free Park Ave open to bikes, skates, and joggers. Bring a friend, bring your roller skates, and come enjoy the summer with us! Sign up here. August 25th St & Park Ave, Manhattan Date & Time: Three Saturdays: August 2, 9, and 16 2 shifts: 7am-10:30am or 10am-1:30pm
Grow NYC Grants. Open Meadows Foundation : Deadline is August 15, 2014; Amount: $2000. Golden Carrot Awards : Deadline is August 15, 2014; Grand Prizes of up to $3000. Global Teacher Prize: Deadline is October 5th, 2014; Award: $1,000,000. New York Restoration Project: Gardens for the City: Rolling deadlines ; Amount: Varies. The Awesome Foundation: Rolling deadlines; Amount: $1,000. Hart Seed Co. Donations: Rolling applications. Free Seeds! The Pollination Project : Rolling Applications ; Amount: $1,000.
Monthly Housing Clinics and Workshops. Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Goddard Riverside’s SRO Law Project, and The Urban Justice Center present FREE 2013-2014 Monthly Housing Clinics and Workshops from October 2013 – June 2014 (6:00PM-8:00PM) at Goddard Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Avenue (between 88th and 89th Streets), Manhattan. On the first Wednesday of each month, the clinic will offer a presentation on a variety of topics, to be followed by a question and answer session. The funding is provided by the Housing Preservation Initiative of the New York City Council. Each evening, at least one staff attorney will meet with individuals who are seeking specific legal advice. ( Bilingue: Español) For questions, contact the Urban Justice Center at (646) 459-3017 or the Office of Council Member Rosenthal at (212) 873-0282. Sign-up sheet starting at 6pm each evening. There is no meeting for the month of August, but the they will be resumed in the fall.
HCC Legal Clinic. HCC offers a free legal clinic on Monday evenings from 7pm – 9pm. To meet with a volunteer attorney,visitors must call the front desk (212) 541-5996 to reserve a spot in the clinic in advance. Only the first eight callers will be able to reserve an appointment. Any New York City resident who does not qualify for HCC’s legal services* can visit HCC’s Legal Clinic, regardless of income or address. Our volunteer lawyers provide brief legal information, explain basic legal rights and may refer visitors to other legal resources/organizations/agencies. The Clinic is for 15-minute consultations only. You do not retain the volunteer attorney and the attorney cannot represent you or provide legal advice. While most visitors come for legal information about housing-related matters, attorneys may (at their own discretion) field questions about other basic, legal matters, as well. Visitors are asked to bring all documents relevant to their questions.
SOURCES FOR FINDING AFFORDABLE HOUSING
NYC Housing Connect. Looking for affordable housing? The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) have developed an online portal to portal to search and apply for affordable housing opportunities in New York City called NYC Housing Connect. On the site, you can: Learn how to apply for affordable housing in New York City; View current and upcoming housing opportunities; Start, save, and complete an application for your household; Apply to housing options for which you may qualify. NYC Housing Connect seeks to simplify the application process for you. To visit the site CLICK HERE. Applying and qualifying for affordable housing can be a long process, and you are not guaranteed to receive housing. Your household must not only qualify with detailed criteria on a property-by-property basis, but you must also be selected at random in that property’s lottery. Preferences noted in the advertisement will be given first consideration. For other housing resources for New York City, visit the Affordable Housing Resource Center at www.nyc.gov/housing.
NYC Housing Development Corporation. HDC finances rental properties reserved for households that meet certain income restrictions, commonly referred to as either low-income or middle-income. Each posting specifies how many of each type of apartment is available. To see rental opportunities for low-income applicants, please click here. For middle-income rentals, please click here. To apply, please follow the instructions on the application information or advertisement posted for each development. All apartments are awarded through a lottery; your eligibility is determined by income. There is no application fee, facilitator, outside expediter, or broker involved in this process. Filling out the application for the specific project that is advertising available units is the ONLY way to apply for one of the apartments. See available listings.