April 22, 2017:
Head to the 32nd Precinct on Sunday, April 23 for an affordable pet adoption event. The NYPD, along with Animal Care Centers of New York, will be on hand from noon-4pm looking for homes for dogs and cats of all ages. See the flyer for more details.
June 11, 2016: Free Access to Museums and Cultural Centers
Tuesday, June 14 is the annual Museum Mile Festival. Fifth Avenue will shut down to traffic while many of the city's iconic cultural institutions open their doors free of charge. Visit the website for more info.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 is Night at the Museums in Lower Manhattan and 15
New York museums will be open late on one special night as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s "Night at the Museums," offering after-hour tours and special programming. For more information on participating venues, visit www.lmcc.net
Ranger-led tours of the outdoor memorial at the African National Burial Ground Memorial will be held at 5, 6 and 7pm.
June 11, 2016: Save the Date for a Silence the Violence Forum
In honor of Gun Violence Awareness Month, the Frederick E. Samuel Community Club will host a Silence the Violence Forum on Thursday, June 30 from 6-8pm at the Harlem YMCA. See the flier for more information.
June 11, 2016: Tenant Information Workshop
Join Harlem Community Justice Center and Lenox Hill Neighborhood House for a Tenant Information Workshop, Wednesday, June 15 from 2:30-4:30pm at 170 E. 121st Street. See the flier for more information.
May 7, 2016: Volunteer Leaders needed for Urban Farm in Marcus Garvey Park
Project EATS has spoken with New York Cares about setting up regular volunteer days at the Marcus Garvey farm site (once a week).
What’s holding up the process is the lack of team leads, so we’re putting out a request for anyone who wants to be outside and would find organizing a group of volunteers fun and rewarding.
The process to become a New York Cares Team Leader is simple:
o Attend a seminar (that's mostly about liability), 2 hours with several choices of times - mostly evenings
o Join 3 New York Cares events (ie. See up close how events are organized)
o Here is the link for more information https://www.newyorkcares.org/team-leader
Thank you for letting us know or if you have any suggestions about how we can help New York Cares recruit team leaders!
Mr. Avi Nocella
May 6, 2016: Organizers Prepare for Malcolm X Day
Manager, Community Programs
New York Cares
65 Broadway, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10006
The following story is courtesy of the Amsterdam News:
Organizers and activists are preparing for the 91st birthday celebration of Malcolm X Thursday, May 19. The day also commemorates 27 years of the annual 125th Street business shutdown in Harlem.
The day will start at noon with a Black Power March at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office building in Harlem followed by the “Shut ‘Em Down” march from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. All businesses on 125th Street between St. Nicholas Avenue and Fifth Avenue are required to close their gates and shut down their businesses during the three-hour period for a moment of commercial silence for Malcolm X.
“This demonstration of Black Power follows in Malcolm X’s instructions as an example of self-determination and self-respect that we must demand and not compromise on,” said activist Omowale Clay of the December 12th Movement. “For over 25 years of police arrest, bribery attempts and negro sellouts, the Black Community, led by the December 12th Movement, our community has demanded that Malcolm X, one of our greatest revolutionary leaders be honored on the same streets from which he taught us who we are, where we come from and what and whom we must fight for our freedom.”
At 6 p.m. the Malcolm X forum will take place on the 8th floor of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building. The forum will highlight Malcolm X’s speech “The Ballot on the Bullet” and its meaning today. There will also be a showing of the film “Malcolm X Speaks,” followed by a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential race.
The Malcolm X birthday commemoration is sponsored by the December 12th Movement, the African Brotherhood, WADU, CEMOTAP, the Harriet Tubman/Fannie Lou Hamer Collective and the Black Vote Coalition.
Malcolm X Day is celebrated May 19 or the third Sunday of May. In 1993, this holiday was proposed at the federal level to Congress as H.J.R. #323 by Congressman Charles Rangel.
Celebrations are currently held in 15 states around the nation with the city of Berkeley, Calif. observing the holiday by closing city offices and schools. In 2015, the holiday received a legal status in Illinois.
Call 718-398-1766 for more information.
May 6, 2016: Community Job Announcements
Brownsville Community Development Corporation has several open positions:
Community Health Education/Outreach
Program Manager at BMS@Jefferson School Based Health Center
Social Services Case Worker
April 30, 2016: Register for Free Summer Sports through City Parks Foundation
The City Parks Foundation is offering FREE summer sports programs for kids ages 6-16. Programs are held at locations throughout the five boroughs and include instruction in tennis, golf, soccer, track and field and more. Visit the City Parks Foundation website for more information and to register.
April 30, 2016: Five Boro Bike Tour Set for Sunday
The Five Boro Bike Tour will be cycling through our neighborhood on Sunday, May 1! Expect lots of street closers and parking problems. Here are the streets we feel will be most affected in our neighborhood:
Streets will be closed Sunday from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM on Sunday, May , 2016.
FIVE BORO BIKE TOUR
-- Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street
-- State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
-- Battery Place between State Street and Greenwich Street
-- Greenwich Street between Battery Park and Trinity Place
-- Trinity Place between Greenwich Street and Cedar Street
-- Church Street between Cedar Street and Walker Street
-- White Street between 6th Avenue and Franklin Place
-- 6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street
-- West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue / Alternate Route
-- Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive / Alternate Route
-- East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (inside Central Park) / Alternate Route
-- Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive
-- East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
-- Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, between West 110th Street and West 135th Street
-- East/West 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Madison Avenue
-- Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
-- Madison Avenue Bridge (Manhattan to Bronx)
April 16, 2016: Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners Openings
NTFP has immediate openings for positions all along the career ladder and seeks talented and passionate individuals to work with us in our efforts to promote financial empowerment for all.
Current openings include: Chief Business Development Officer, Development Director, Database Administrator, Assistant to the CEO and Development Associate.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, click here.
April 16, 2016: Breakaway Hoops Summer Camp
Breakaway Hoops operates a seven-week summer basketball camp for children ages 7-17 at City College and Yeshiva University. Register soon as spaces are filling fast.
For more information, click here.
April 16, 2016: Seasonal Openings at NYC Parks Department
The Parks Department has immediate openings for several seasonal positions. For more information and to apply, visit the Parks Department's Seasonal Jobs web page by clicking here.