Here are just a few of the events going on in and around our district that I thought might be of interest. I’d like to highlight this event:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Monday July 14th – Sunday July 20th
Black History 360°: The Schomburg’s Summer Education Institute 2014. A weeklong professional development series: Teachers from kindergarten to college are invited to make the Schomburg Center your destination for a spectacular “education vacation” this year! Join hundreds of educators and premier scholars from across the country for lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching across the grades using the Schomburg’s rich primary resource collections on-site and online. For more information about the event or about payment options, visit the website Registration Fees*: General: $500/week; $125 per day. College Students & Seniors(age 62 and up): $400/week; or $100 per day. Date: Monday- Friday, July 14th-18th, 2014
The O’Neill Cabaret: Memories, Songs, and Stories From the 2013 FellowsEvery summer The O’Neill Theater Center’s Cabaret & Performance Conference, under the artistic direction of John McDaniel, guides a talented troupe of emerging cabaret artists in perfecting their performance and story telling skills. The new cafe at the Library for the Performing Arts is the perfect place to celebrate that history of nurturing wit, magnetism, and musical talent. Join us for an evening of songs, stories, and memories of the O’Neill, featuring John McDaniel and an all-star cast of recent alumni from the Cabaret & Performance Conference. Reserve your seat here. Date Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 6:30PM. Location New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, LPA Café
Central Park Harlem Meer Performance Festival. Join us to hear the best local talent on the most scenic outdoor stage! Featuring established and emergin local artists in Jazz, Latin, World, and Gospel music and dance, relax and groove by the water at the Harlem Meer Performance Festival. For more information, please visit the website. Date: every Sunday, June 15- August 31st from 2:00PM- 4:00PM
The New York Opera Forum presents a concert version of Ariadne Auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. Musical Director – Richard Nechamkin. Date: Saturday, July 19th, 1:30PM. Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
NY Society of Ethical Culture Sunday Platforms. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest man to assume the office of the presidency, but his experience and his passionate, unquenchable energy rendered him uniquely qualified. Born into a wealthy New York family, he nonetheless took on the ruthless “robber barons” of the Gilded Age, subjecting them to regulation and tax justice. But his greatest achievement has to lie in the area of conservation: in a stunning burst of executive brio, he established game preserves, national parks (including the Grand Canyon), and federally protected lands equal to the area of Maine to Florida. His progressive ideals and immense scholarship have left an indelible mark on American life to this day. Because the problems and obstacles he faced and largely overcame are eerily similar to those we confront today, it is high time we remembered his accomplishments, and paid tribute to his invaluable presidency. Date: July 20th, 11:15AM. Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle. Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Textile Treasures: Spotlight on Cathedral Tapestries This unique guided tour includes a “behind-the-scenes” visit to the Cathedral’s world-renowned Textile Conservation Lab, which conserves tapestries, needlepoint, upholstery, costumes, and other textiles. Particular focus will be the Barberini collection of the Life of Christ tapestries and the Acts of the Apostles tapestries, based on cartoons by Raphael. To Purchase Tickets, visit the website. Date: Friday, July 18th, 2PM-4PM Location: Textile Conservation Lab, The Cathedral Church of Saint Join the Divine
Hu Xiangqian Performance Enter the Cathedral for a free performance by artist Hu Xianqian. Hu Xiangqian was born in Leizhou in Guangdong Province, and received artistic training at the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts and his B.F.A. in painting in 2007 prior to adopting performance art as his primary mode of practice. He explores social situations, gaps in communication, and issues of identity in pieces that are often documented and showcased on video. As is often the case with performance artists, his body is a site of transmission, experimentation, and identity transformation, and he uses it to convey intellectually complex ideas through simple acts. For more information, please visit the website. Date: Wednesday, July 16th, 7PM-8PM Location: The Cathedral Church of Saint Join the Divine.
NY Society of Ethical: Culture Empowering the 99%. This workshop will provide materials to help participants understand what is at stake with inequality and connect them with local individuals and organizations they can support. Free members $5 donation per session for guests. Date: July 14 Mondays, July 14, 21 and 28, 1:00PM, 3 sessions, repeated on Thursdays,July 17, 24 and 31, 6:30 – 8 pm.
Critique Your Resume. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Are your resumes getting you interviews? Are you submitting the same resume for each job posting? Successful job-seekers customize their resume for each position in order to let hiring managers know immediately that they are a good fit. Learn how to incorporate the language from a job posting into a Keyword-rich Summary. Participants must bring a current resume and 2 job postings. Interested participants must email Sherry Natkow email@example.com to enroll and receive additional information. Class limit is 20. Date: Thursday, July 17th 2PM. Location: Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), Conference Room 018
COMMUNITY & SAFETY
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs on PAID SICK LEAVE. Sometimes, we all need to be out sick. Join NYC DCA to let your friends and neighbors know about the important right to sick leave! Register now! Help spread the word on social media! Follow the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) on Twitter (@NYCDCA), Like us on Facebook, and share important information, ask questions, or let us know how paid sick leave is working for you.Be sure to tag us @NYCDCA and use the hashtag #paidsickleave. Link to nyc.gov/PaidSickLeave, where New Yorkers can learn about the law, scheduled trainings, and more. Thank you in advance for your support, and we hope to see you on July 16! Together we can keep businesses strong and keep New Yorkers healthy. Date: Wednesday, July 16th. Time: 7:00AM – 9:00AM (Morning rush hour) / 5:00PM – 7:00PM (Evening rush hour). Place: A subway station near you.
A Street Renaming Honoring Fallen Officers Joseph Keegan and Seraphin Calabrese. Please join Community Board 7 on Monday July 14th, 2014 at 10:00AM, at West 60th Street and Broadway. Refreshments to follow. For further information, contact transit district @ 212.258.2861
Alzheimer Association Monthly Educational meeting. Topics for each meeting vary on a monthly basis. Recent topics include Activities for People with Dementia, Challenging Behaviors and Early Stage Issues. RVSP here. Date: Monday,July 14 6:00PM-8:00PM.
Placing Your Relative in a Nursing Home. Sessions educate caregivers about the steps involved in nursing placement, pyaing 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, July 15th 5:30PM- 7:00PM
Water Street Greenmarket Night Markets. GrowNYC/Greenmarket and the Downtown Alliance will host a pop-up Night Market with farmers selling their farm fresh produce, meats, and cheeses, while sharing a space with a curated roster of restaurants serving prepared foods. Date: Thursday, July 17th 4PM-8PM. Location: Coenties Slip – Water Street between Broad and Old Slip.
Monday July 21st – Sunday July 27th
NY Society of Ethical Culture Sunday Platforms – Painting Sunlight. Mary Herman, AEU Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides. Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives, and yet, artistic expression is often misunderstood–seen as the icing on the cake of life rather than an essential vein of human experience. The creative process requires courage, persistence, the ability to look at the world without blinders on and to observe and withstand what one sees. In order to be creative, we sometimes have to fling ourselves off the ledge of rationality– to break through the boundaries of the expected and enter into the frontier of the unexpected—and with sometimes revolutionary results. The poet, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, once “asked a hundred painters and a hundred poets how to paint sunlight on the face of life.” Art flows, like air. Join us as we consider how creativity and imagination are fostered and hindered by the choices we make about how we engage with life, and how we can allow the spark of creativity to awaken us to new possibilities. Date: July 13th, 11:15AM. Location: 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle. Subway Lines : ABCD1
I Had A Ball. UnsungMusicalsCo. presents a reading of the 1964 musical comedy I Had a Ball, featuring Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares,” Hairspray). With a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence, this vibrant, colorful confection follows the delightfully eccentric denizens of Coney Island and the feisty fortune-teller who singlehandedly sets off a series of raucous romantic entanglements. Sparks fly, love blossoms, and hilarious hijinks ensue in this bright and brassy entertainment. Date: Thursday, July 24th 2:30PM. Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium
Do Not Sell at an Any Price: A Library Listening Party with Amanda Petrusich. To celebrate the release of her new book Do Not Sell at Any Price – The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records, author Amanda Petrusich hosts a listening party at the Library, featuring the playback of real 78 records from the Library for the Performing Arts Rodgers and Hammerstein Archive of Recorded Sound. Petrusich shares stories from junk-shops, attics, and libraries, where soulful music addicts hunt for often one-of-a-kind records. Come hear classic American blues and folk recordings as they were originally meant to be heard, on real 78s. Date: Friday, July 25 6:30PM Location: New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lwis B. Cullman Center, LPA Café. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit the website.
#HBDCentralPark. Central Park is turning 161 on July 21 and we want you to join the celebration! Help Central Park Conservancy wish the Park a happy birthday by snapping a selfie and tagging it #HBDCentralPark. The more creative, the better. You can also show your love for the Park by giving a birthday gift that will help keep Central Park picture perfect for years to come.
Volunteers needed: Help Create a Garden for Kids! West Side Community Garden is rebuilding its Children’s School Garden, and in need of a few strong helpers to remove the old wooden planters, on Saturday, July 26, beginning at 9AM. If you are handy with power tools or carpentry, come help out. Location: West 89th Street Gate, between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. Date: July 26th For more information, contact Judy Robinson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Resilient Communities: Empowering Older Adults in Disasters and Daily Life Webinar.Please join The New York Academy of Medicine for an interactive free webinar detailing the findings and recommendations from a year-long study of older adults in disasters with a special focus on Hurricane Sandy. This webinar will be useful for policymakers, city agencies, community and faith-based organizations, housing providers, and emergency management personnel; and will be relevant to administrative and line staff. Contact Carolyn Stem for additional information at email@example.com or (212) 822-7254. Date: Thursday, July 23rd 11:00am-12:00PM Location: The New York Academy of Medicine 1216 Fifth Avenue NY 10029
Bacon and Beer Classic. The Bacon and Beer Classic is set to land at Citi Field on July 26 with craft beer, bacon-inspired snacks along with instructional demos to learn more about beloved treats. Beers will be provided by local breweries, including Queens Brewery, The Bronx Brewery, and Great South Bay from Long Island. Guests can also learn a bit with cooking demonstrations and beer schools at the stadium, and there will be interactive games and live music. Tickets for the festival, which will be held in morning and evening sessions, are $59. VIP tickets, which ensure an additional hour of pork-filled treats, cost $129. For more information, visit the website.
New Amsterdam Market – Summer Market. New Amsterdam Market will continue to operate monthly markets at its normal location throughout the summer and beyond. As usual, you can expect to find a wide selection of high quality purveyors, farmers, and producers that specialize in delicious items prepared from responsibly sourced ingredients. Dates: Saturday, July 26th, 11 AM – 5 PM. Sunday, August 24th, 11 AM – 5 PM. The full schedule can be found on our website here.
Monday July 28th – August 3rd
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
Summer School Ends for Elementary & Middle Schools. Date: Thursday, July 31
Pop-up Cards. Muslim Arts Festival: Eid Al Fitr. | Monday, July 28, 2014 | 10am-2pm. Send well wishes and news to family and friends as you create Eid al Fitr 3D pop-up cards to recognize this time of giving and receiving. All ages. Free with admission. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).
Cooking Demonstration: Turmeric & Saffron with Azita Mehran. Muslim Arts Festival: Eid Al Fitr. | Monday, July 28, 2014 | 2pm & 3:30pm. Food is an essential part of celebrating Eid al Fitr. Learn about different cuisines and cook a traditional Eid al Fitr dish using the spices turmeric & saffron with Iranian-American blogger Azita Mehran. Tastings are provided! 5 & older. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).
Music and Storytelling with Nasreen Aktar. Muslim Arts Festival: Eid Al Fitr. | Monday, July 28, 2014 | 12:30-1pm & Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 12:30-1pm. Learn the Ramadan story of Samira and her friend Hassan through a song and movement storytelling of “Samira’s Eid” written by Pakistani-American author Nasreen Aktar. All ages. Free with admission. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).
Henna Designs. Muslim Arts Festival: Eid Al Fitr. | Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 10am-12pm. In India and Pakistan, Eid al Fitr is celebrated with henna. Explore intricate henna designs as you learn about henna’s origins and fashion and create your own decorative templates and cards. 5 & older. Free with admission. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).
Dancing Lantern Shadow Puppets Theater. Muslim Arts Festival: Eid Al Fitr. | Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | 2:30pm & 3:45pm. Design a shadow puppet to act out your own Eid story! Join Melissa Chernowitz, puppeteer and artistic director of Dancing Lantern Theater as she brings the rich story of Eid al Fitr to life with shadow puppets. 5 & older. Free with admission. Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam).
Youth Baseball Clinic. Join us for this one-time clinic and run drills with a member from the New York Mets! Get instruction from a pro and enhance your skills at any level. Ages 9 – 14. Free. Central Park Conservancy. Advance registration preferred. July 29
Death Café. First Sunday and third Wednesday of Every Month. A gathering in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. $5 suggested donation (Check calendar for times). New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Empowering Ethical Elders (topics vary). First and Third Tuesday at 6:00PM. Elliott Library Free. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Leader Lunch Discussions on a variety of topics. Thursdays at Noon. Elliott Library Free. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Lunchtime Concerts. Free lunchtime concerts at Richard Tucker Park, Broadway at 66th Street. Every Wednesday July 2 through August 27. Noon – 2pm.
Readings in Deep Ecology. Fourth Monday of Every Month- 7:15 PM. Each month we’ll explore the writings of famous environmental authors. FREE. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Sunday Assembly NYC. First Sunday at 2:00PM. An hour that combines engaging speakers and toe tapping songs. Socializing, coffee and cookies after the event. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
Sustainable Living Support Circle with Leader Curt Collier. Fourth Sunday of each month- 1:30PM. Lifestyle choices, our impact on the planet, and ways we can make a meaningful difference. (this month only October 13th) Free. New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street off CPW. Access from the Columbus Circle Subway Lines : ABCD1.
New York Classical Theatre: 15th Annual production of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Date: Tues-Sun July 1st to July 27th 7PM. Location: Battery Park
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
The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde, and directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith on July 3rd – July 27 at north patio of The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument. Performances are Thursdays – Sundays and start promptly at 6:30pm – 8:20pm; No Intermission. The shows are FREE. No tickets. Just show up no later than 6:15 and get a seat on the benches or steps of the monument. For more information, visit the Facebook invite here.
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.
Autism Speaks Excel Program Swim scholarship Autism Speaks has awarded the EXCEL Program with funding to provide swim scholarships for youth with special needs through our EXCEL Program.We have a few slots available for our EXCEL children’s beginner swim class that happens on Thursday afternoons from 4-4:30. See the application here.
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.
NYC Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month? What better way to raise awareness for our cause than to sign up to Walk with us this fall? The NYC Walk Team will do all the work for you and follow-up with wonderful information about this year’s Walk, fundraising tips and tricks, and upcoming events. And if you prefer to register yourself, register here.
MARKETS & FESTIVALS
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
KIDS & EDUCATION
Free Golf Lessons for Kids. CityParks Golf presented by René Lacoste Foundation makes it fun and easy for boys and girls ages 6 to 17 to learn to play golf. These FREE golf lessons, held in public parks and on citywide courses, makes the sport of golf accessible to kids of all skill levels throughout New York City. Free use of equipment is available at all lessons. For more information and registration, visit the website.
Free Tennis Lessons for Kids. CityPark Tennis presented by Chase, provides free tennis lesson to thousands of kids ages 6 to 16 each year in more than 36 parks throughout the five boroughs. The program promotes physical fitness while building self-confidence, and is designed to make the sport of tennis freely available to those who want to learn the game in a fun, relaxed environment. CityParks Tennis lessons for kids are offered at all skill levels. Opportunities include free beginner lessons, tournaments, leagues, excellence programs and special events. For more information and registration, visit the website.
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.schoolfoodnyc.com or http://newyorkcity.nokidhungry.org/free-summer-meals Matthew Sapolin Playground: West 70th St. & West End Ave. Date & Time: Lunch – 12:00-1:00PM – Tu, We, Th, Fr, July 8th through August 22nd. 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. P.S 333 Manhattan 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
Children Museum of Manhattan - Fall 2014 Registration for classes is open! Classes begin on September 8. Email Susan (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information!
Children Museum of Manhattan Get Jazzed! Together Join us this summer for a brand-new music class for 2 and 3 year olds! Children are introduced to pitch, sound, and a variety of instruments as they sing songs, dance the Lindy Hop and create jazz-inspired artwork in CMOM’s new exhibit, Jazzed! The Changing Beat of 125th Street (opening May 23). Read more. 3 week sessions: July 11–25 | 9am–10am. 4 week session: August 1–22 | 9am–10am
Children Museum of Manhattan: All Jazzed Up Performance Series: Tap! Tap to the beat every Wednesday as CMOM welcomes tap dance specialists who have performed with the likes of Cirque du Soleil and at opular venues including the Blue Note Jazz Club and Apollo Theatre! For more information, visit here.
Early Intervention Partners Training ProgramThe NYS Department of Health’s Bureau of Early Intervention and the Family Initiative Coordination Services Project will be sponsoring an Early Intervention Partners Training Project in the Downstate Region this fall. This is an opportunity is for parents of kids age 0-3 who are currently receiving Early Intervention Services. If you have any question, please contact Ms. Liz Muller directly at email@example.com. For more information, view the coverletter. To apply, visit here.
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. Where: Goddard Riverside Head Start, 70 West 95th Street. When: September 2014 through August 2015, Monday – Friday 8:30AM – 3:30PM. Eligibility: 2014 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 Contiguous States and the District of Columbia
Apply now! For more information call (212) 749-2133 and ask for Paul Bibbo.
The Hippo Playground Project. The Hippo Playground Project will offer a series of summer activities. Out Summer Art in the Park and our July Concerts are free and open to children of all ages. For Sing & Sign and Zumba® Kids Jr., you must register and pay online for these classes. Go to our special donation page, enter the total amount due for the classes you’re registering for under “Other Amount”. Under Special Designation, choose “OTHER” from the drop-down menu and indicate “Hippo Class”, including your child’s name and the date(s) that you are registering for in the designation box. You may register for the entire series or for individual classes. If you have any questions about registration, please call Sabrina Dukes, Riverside Park Conservancy’s Director of Finance & Administration at 212-870-3076.
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! http://hunteresl.pbworks.com/w/page/50423969/FrontPage Oficina de COPE y SPELL: (212) 772-4620
NYC Department of Education Workshop- High School Admission. The Office of Student Enrollment is offering High School Admissions Family Workshops. Intro to High School Admissions will provide an introduction to the different types of high school programs available, as well as helpful of tips for applying. You will learn how to find NYC high schools that fit your needs, become familiar with High School Diplomacy, and get important tips on filling out the high school application. Date: Wednesday July 16th 6:30PM. Location: Florello H. LaGuardia High School 100 Amsterdam Avenue, 10023.
NYC Department of Education Workshop- Specialized High Schools. The Office of Student Enrollment is offering Specialized High Schools Family Workshops. The Specialized High Schools workshops will focus on admission to the city’s nien Specialized High Schools, as well as the Specialized Hgih School Admissions Test. You will also hear from a panel of Specialized High School faculty, parents and students. Date: Tuesday July 22nd, 6:30PM. Location: Hunter College( The Kaye Playhouse) 695 Park Avenue, 10065 (Enter on 68th Street)
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: July 3rd, 8th, 11th, 16th, 30th. Spanish: July 23rd
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: July 7, July 21, July 24 | Chinese: July 23
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: Mondays – July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28 | Tuesdays (spouses & partners only) – July 8, July 15,July 22, July 29
Central Park Circuit. 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. For more information, visit the website. Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays July 8th to August 28th , 6:30PM-7:30PM. Location: Meet at East Meadow
New Eldercare Training Program. In this training consumers will learn everything they need to know to prepare for a positive experience with home care and with the worker they hire. Consumers will learn best practices for hiring, legal rights and responsibilities, planning, budgeting, and decision making, conflict resolution, communication, and about self-directed care to name a few topics covered.There is no cost to participants. Anyone who needs home care, will need it soon or has recently hired a paid caregiver can apply. For more information, visit the website. See the brochure here.
Budget & Jobs Task Force – The High Line Hotel is now hiring for multiple positions! Restaurant: The Champagne Garden is the newest addition to The High Line Hotel. Situated below the High Line in the heart of Chelsea, the Champagne Garden is the perfect summer hideout for pairing a bubbly glass of champagne with a delicious bite to eat. We are looking for passionate individuals with knowledge in food and wine to be hired immediately. Previous experience is preferred. Looking for: host/hostess; server, busser; food runner; barback. Hotel: Seeking a passionate, self-motivated Banquet Manager for immediate hire. Great communication, time management & organizational skills are a must. Prior banquet experience is a plus, but we will consider those with restaurant management background. This position requires open availability. Interested candidates must submit their resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
July 23, 2014: SCRIE & DRIE
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 <a “color: #0000ff;”href=”https://mail.council.nyc.gov/owa/redir.aspx?C=Oln7XCfbl0qBBjJSlYpABUbzUtWLOtEI07xoRA8B3eQtTdPVkXytmT5cj7pFMim4IUc32ipxG1Q.&URL=http%3a%2f%2fhelenrosenthal.us7.list-manage1.com%2ftrack%2fclick%3fu%3dedee006fb24fdab4a40b2ed1e%26id%3ddd34c5f104%26e%3da6373353e9″ target=”_blank”>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.