Community Events

One-Time Events


Shaping the Bright Future of America
+ Health Education & screenings
+ Giveaways
+ Cultural Exhibits & Music
Friday, September 22, 2017 (Rain Date: October 6, 2017)
NYC Health + Hospitals – Metropolitan
Second Avenue Entrance between 97th and 99th Street

DACA Immigration Legal Clinics
Do you have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)? Take action if your DACA status expires between September 5, 2017 – March 5, 2018 and file for renewal. Renewal applications must be accepted by the federal government by October 5, 2017. These legal clinics will offer free and confidential immigration legal help for your DACA renewal application.
Make your appointment now: Call 1-800-354-0365 Monday – Friday 9am-6pm or Call 311 and Say “ActionNYC”

Learn how to create your own FREE Go Bag packed with essential items and ready for use in the event of an emergency at our upcoming East Harlem Emergency Preparedness Day on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, located at 2180 3rd Ave (E.119th St.) Breakfast refreshments will be served and doors open at 9am!

Please visit to register OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.
We invite you to register for others who may not have computer access but would also benefit from this event.

**TBD: Working on having Spanish Interpreters!**

NYC Parks Presents: Thomas Jefferson Track & Field Festival
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center
2180 First Avenue (East 112th Street)
Pre-registration is required, please call (212) 860-1383 to secure your spot!
For more information, please visit

DACA Forum
Hosted by NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the District 8 Immigrant Services Network, and the Community School District 4 Leadership Team
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00pm
Tito Puente Education Complex
240 East 109th Street between Second & Third Avenue
For more information contact Max Cantarero at (347) 297- 4922 or

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer Cordially Invites  You To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue (East 119th Street)
To RSVP, please email or call (212) 669-4466

City Hall in Your Borough: City Resource Fair
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 |
10:30am – 2:30pm
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center
3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032
Meet with top city commissioners and senior staff to address your questions and concerns including representatives from City Hall, Department of Transportation, Department of Finance, NYPD, Economic Development Corporation, Department of Education, Department of Health, Small Business Services, Department of Parks and Recreation, and more. Sign up to attend at or by calling 212-748-0281.

Gender Equity Matters
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
2180 Third Avenue between 118th and 119th Street
Registration begins at 5:30pm with Program starting promptly at 6pm
RSVP to by Tuesday, September 26th

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Hunter College School of Social Work
2180 Third Avenue (119th Street)
Learn about tenant associations, rent protection for low-income senior and
disabled tenants, HPD housing lotteries, rights of tenants in rent-regulated
apts, housing discrimination, housing court, eviction protection, & more.

East Harlem 360 Merchant Workshop on UNDERSTANDING COMMERCIAL LEASES
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7pm
Sapaora Restaurant
2262 First Avenue between 116th & 117th Street
RSVP at or (646) 672-5047

If you have DACA now, come to a free legal clinic to apply for a DACA renewal.
Thursday, September 28, 2017 (By Appointment Only)
To make an appointment for this free confidential event, call The Legal Aid Society at (844) 955-3425 or email

Town Hall with Mayor De Blasio
Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 7pm
Doors open at 6pm and close at 7:30pm
Johnson Community Center
1833 Lexington Avenue (between 112th &115th Street)
To RSVP Here
Please email or call (212) 788-8526

Music, Food, Free Giv-A-Ways & Much More!
Friday, September 29, 2017
East Harlem Multi-Service Center
413 East 120th Street between First & Pleasant Avenue
For additional information contact: Catherine Negron at (212) 410-7707 Ext: 5224

NYC Parks Presents: Children’s Sports Carnival
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center
2180 First Avenue (East 112th Street)
For more information contact David Deas at or call (212) 860-1383
Event is FREE and open to the public!

On Sunday, October 1, from 12-4 p.m., Park Avenue from 125th to 118th streets will be closed to cars and open to walkers and wheels. “Party on Park!” will provide the community with a safe space to walk, bike and celebrate East Harlem — with tons of family-friendly fun, community resources, food from local small businesses, a D.J. slam, and more!
Ready to join in? Bring your bicycle, scooter, skateboard or roller-skates if you have ’em. If not, we’ll have bikes for you to borrow.
Need a bike helmet? Bike safety tips? Stop by the DOT bike helmet fitting station to be custom-fitted to receive your helmet! Helmet fitting line will close at 3:30 PM

NYC Parks Presents: Thomas Jefferson Fitness Gauntlet
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center
2180 First Avenue (East 112th Street)
Pre-registration is required, please call (212) 860-1383
Event is FREE and open to the public!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
8am – 10am
2271 Third Avenue (123rd – 124th Street)

Ongoing Events

Julio Morales Fall Stickball Classic – Stickball
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 10am-4pm
East 109th Street between Second & Third Avenue

For a free confidential legal consultation concerning: Housing, Benefits, Family, Immigration and more more!
Held one Wednesday each month at 8:45am in the family engagement room #154
September 20, 2017 – June 13, 2018
DREAM Charter School
1991 Second Avenue

More Than Medicine: Social Justice and Feminist Movements for Health

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Free. Click here to register

Opens October 11, 2017 10am-6pm
Discover a century of women’s political activism in New York City
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (103rd Street)

Festival of Books: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Sunday, October 15, 2017
El Barrio’s Artspace P.S. 109
215 East 99th Street
Free to the Public

Julio Morales Fall Stickball Classic – Stickball 
Sunday, October 15th, 22nd, 29th, 2017 10am-4pm
East 109th Street between Second & Third Avenue

Apply to DREAM Charter High School
115th Street between Fist and Pleasant Avenue
October 19, 2017 at 5:30pm
October 25, 2017 at 9:30am
November 30, 2017 at 5:30pm
December 12, 2017 at 9:30am
To Apply Visit Here: Before April 3, 2018 at 4pm
For more information, call (646) 902-9105 or email

Good Moves Exercise Classes – Plaza Event
Every Thursday through October 26, 2017
125th Street Plaza

UNI Project Mobile Library Classroom – Plaza Event
The UNI Project will bring a portable classroom of books and science activities for children and families to enjoy.
Every Friday through October 27, 2017
125th Street Plaza

Good Vibes Concert Series – Plaza Event
Every Tuesday through October 31, 2017
125th Street Plaza

Julio Morales Fall Stickball Classic – Stickball 
Sunday’s, November 5th & 12th, 2017 10am-4pm
East 109th Street between Second & Third Avenue

Youth-Led Community Farm Stand
Every Wednesday through November 15, 2017
Accepting EBT & HealthBucks
P.S. 7 Schoolyard (Enter on Lexington between 119th St. and 120th St.)
For more information: Annette Slonim, or 347-565-0100

East Harlem Farmer’s Market – Farmers Market
Every Thursday through November 16, 2017, 7am-5pm
East 104th Street – Between Second & Third Avenue

Metropolitan Market – Farmers Market
Every Friday through November 17, 2017 7am-6pm
East 99th Street between Second & Third Avenue

East River Market – Farmers Market
Every Saturday through November 18, 2017 9am-3:30pm
First Avenue between 108th & 109th Street

La Marquetta/El Barrio Youthmarket – Single Event Festival 
Every Thursday & Saturday through November 18, 2017 11am-5pm
East 116th Street – Between Park and Madison Avenue

Mount Sinai Greenmarket – Farmers Market 
Every Wednesday through November 22, 2017 6am-6pm
Madison Avenue – Between East 98th and 99th Street

PS 57 Youthmarket – Street Event 
Every Wednesday through November 22, 2017 8am-4pm
East 115th Street – Between Third and Lexington Avenue

FFSB Market – Farmers Market
Every Thursday through November 22, 2017 8am-6pm
East 124th Street – Between Madison and Park Avenue

Marcus Garvey Mart MGM – Farmers Market 
Every Saturday through December 30, 2017 8am-6pm
Madison Avenue between 123rd & 124th Street

Uptown Grand Central Plaza Programs 
Fresh Food Box: Wednesdays, 3- 7 pm
Grab a Bite: Thursdays & Fridays, 3- 6pm

GrowNYC Fresh Food Box
3:30- 6:30 pm
East Harlem District Public Health Office
161-169 East 110th Street

Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Support Group Meeting
Regularly meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30- 12:30 pm
CEC 4- 2351 First Avenue, Room B-15
For more information: Brandy Orange, (212) 602-4303

IDNYC Enrollment Site
East Harlem Health Center
Monday- Friday, 9-5 pm
158 East 115th Street, 2nd Floor

The East Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center
Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 8 PM
Saturdays from 8 AM to 4 PM
158 East 115th Street

Access to Health and Food Benefits – A Program of Public Health Solutions
The Access to Health and Food Benefits Program at Public Health Solutions helps individuals and families apply for free or low-cost health insurance coverage. Seniors 65 and older, blind, and disabled individuals get help applying for Medicaid and the Medicare Savings Program (MSP). Individuals and families can also apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, also known as Food Stamps).

For information on any of these programs, call 1-800-344-3406.
Location: East Harlem Health Action Center, 158 East 115th Street, New York, NY 10029.

125th Street Branch Library, The New York Public Library (NYPL) Calendar for FREE Computer Classes and Workshops!
125th Street Library
224 East 125th Street

Use #BackToSchoolNYC guide to help you and your family get ready for the exciting year ahead

Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center
69 East 125th Street (Between Park & Madison Avenue)
SAS 24/7 Hotline: (877) 377-7059
(212) 722-3700
Initial Hours of Operation (in effect until Nov. 1, 2017)
Monday & Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm



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Generation Vote NYC. We’re excited to be working to engage and empower young voters in New York City in the upcoming city elections. We have many volunteer opportunities available for you, so don’t forget to sign up!

Sign up to volunteer now!

Here is a description of different ways you can volunteer:

Voter Registration Drives: Help with registering people to vote at local events.

Candidate Follow Up: Contact candidates to complete our voter guide questionnaire and with answers to young voters’ questions.

Canvassing and Getting Out The Vote (GOTV): Outreach to potential voters in person and on the phone to encourage them to vote this year.

Registration Packet Working Group: Collaborate on finalizing a registration packet for registration drives with important voter information.

Town Halls and Candidate Forums: Help set up town halls and candidate forums that we will be co-sponsoring.

Make a Difference and get PAID! Sign up to be a Poll Worker

866-VOTE-NYC via The Board of Elections in the City of New York #GetInvolved #NYCVotes


NYC Votes registers citizens to vote, provides voters with the information they need to make informed choices at the polls, and connects New Yorkers with new opportunities to get involved in civic life.

With city elections coming this year, it’s important to remember that voting local makes a difference on the issues that matter most to you. Sign up to get all the latest news about city elections or Text NYCVOTES to +19179796377 to join and hear about opportunities to help us spread the word.

Apply for #CityServiceCorps ! Get paid to help NYCfood support community pantries & #FeedNYC.

The application is open for NYC Youth Leadership Councils! Show how your and apply today!

CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Fall 2017 YouthAction Community Leadership Course
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York (CCC) has an exciting opportunity for up to 2 members of your school or community group!  Community service credit is available as well as expanding leadership and civic engagement opportunities. Please find attached more information, as well as the application packet here.

This free program for existing after-school groups teaches students the mechanics of riding a bike, the rules of the road, best practices for riding in a group and on the streets, and–of course–the joy and freedom of biking.

Legal and Educational Resources

Tenant Support Specialists Clinic provided by Speaker Mark-Viverito- FREE

First Thursday of every month
10:30- 3 pm
105 East 116th Street
For more information- 212-828-9800

Legal Housing Clinic provided by Councilmember Kallos- FREE
First and third Monday of every month
3- 6 pm
244 East 93rd Street
For more information or to RSVP: 212-860-1950 or

Legal Help for Senior Citizens- FREE 
First Friday of every month
10 am
312 East 109th Street
For more information- Denise at 212-423-9665, ext. 418.

NYCHA Legal Clinics provided by the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project- FREE 
Second Tuesday of every month
10- 1 pm
105 East 116th Street
For more information- 212-828-9800

Legal Benefits Clinics provided by the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project- FREE 
Every Thursday
9- 1 pm
New York Common Pantry
8 East 109th Street
For more information- 646-602-5600.

Monthly Legal Clinic provided by Assemblymember Wright- FREE 
First Thursday of every month
6- 9 pm
Harlem State Office Building
163 West 125th Street, 9th floor
For more information- 212-866-5809 or

Civilian Complaint Review Board Community Partners Initiative by NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
First Thursday of every month
4- 6;30 pm
Council Speaker’s District Office
105 East 116th Street
For more information- 212-828-9800


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