Community Events

One-Time Events

Public Advocate Tish James Thanksgiving Meal & Care Package Giveaway
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Antioch Church of God in Christ
41 West 124th Street
Limited quantities, first come, first serve

Please join Emmanuel Youth Chapel for a Thanksgiving Dinner
Thursday, November 23, 2017
222 East 105th Street

Feeding the Community
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 3:30pm
Christ Apostolic Church Manhattan District Coordinating Council
160 East 112th Street

Please join Mayor de Blasio and me for a Celebration of Puerto Rican Resilience on Monday, November 27, 2017 at New York City Hall.At this event we will be celebrating the extraordinary resiliency and resolve that the Puerto Rican people have shown in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, while honoring the collective efforts of those who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help support our family and friends on the Island.

The flyers below in English and Spanish contain additional details about the event, which is scheduled to begin at 5:30 pm in the Council Chambers of City Hall.

To RSVP, email or call (212) 482-4122.

Talk: Nutrition
Healthy Eating During the Holidays
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care
1919 Madison Avenue (Enter at 124th Street)
RSVP by Friday November 24th here

Damaged Virtues a Play on Dr. J. Marion Sims
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30pm
2031 Fifth Avenue

Buy Local in East Harlem on Saturday, November 25th at 10am for #SmallBusinessSaturday

Breakfast Kickoff event at Ponce de Leon Federal Bank – Learn more here #ShopSmall

PS 112 Invites Education Professionals to an Open House
for the ASD NEST Program
A specialized program for Students on the Autism Spectrum in a Community School
Wednesday, December 6th from 9:00 am-10:30 am
535 East 119 Street
RSVP to or
For parents, at Sinergia will be offering their traditional “ASD Nest and Horizon Programs, comprehensive presentation about specific programs offered by the DOE for kids in the Autism Spectrum Disorder” presentation next January 8th, 2018, parents will need to RSVP a space via Eventbrite.

Community District 4 Parent Information Session
Special Education Session #2: Behavioral Management & Strategies for Families:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:30 AM
PS 83/PS 182 Campus
219 East 109th Street
Auditorium between 2nd & 3rd Avenues

 Save the Date: 14th Annual East Harlem Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
Friday, December 8th at 6:30pm
Franklin Plaza
106th Street & Third Avenue

Harlem Rent Freeze Housing Event
NYCHA & Section 8 Recipients Are Not Eligible
Enroll in the NYC Rent Freeze SCRIE/ORIE Program
Gale Brewer’s Office Northern Manhattan
431 West 125th Street
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
RSVP, Please call (212) 531-1609

Joseph Rodriguez’s El Barrio in the ’80s
A special book launch event and reception
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Museum of the City of New York
1250 Fifth Avenue (103rd Street)
$10 using code UNION (reg. $15) Click Here for tickets

Community District 4 School Leadership Team
Building Capacity: Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4 PM
PS/MS 50; 433
East 100th Street; 2nd-floor Library

Kay Cid at (212) 637-8025 or
Leilani Irvin at (212) 637-8037 or

NYSoM & East Harlem Tutorial Program presents NYSoM 3rd Annual NYSoM WINTER WONDERLAND IN HARLEM
Saturday, December 16, 2017
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jackie Robinson Educational Complex
1573 Madison Avenue
Entrance on 106th Street

Ongoing Events

Nicholasa Mohr: Before the Words

Tuesday, November 28th at 6 pm
Aguilar Library, 174 East 110th Street
We hope to see you at a celebration for Nicholasa Mohr’s work and her contributions to our city in honor of her birthday and Puerto Rican Heritage month! The opening reception will be on Tuesday, November 28th at 6 pm at the Aguilar Library (174 East 110th Street), and the exhibit will run until Monday, December 11th. For more information on this event, please call 212-828-9800 or email Jose Morales at

Apply to DREAM Charter High School
115th Street between Fist and Pleasant Avenue
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

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

Holiday Pop-Up Market at La Marqueta

Every Saturday from November 25th to December 23rd
10 am to 6 pm
115th Street and Park Avenue
Come stop by and enjoy some food, music, and gift shopping for the holidays, and support your local artists and vendors! The pop-up market will run from 10 am to 6 pm. We hope to see you there!

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

An invitation to Hunter East Harlem Gallery Futurefarmers: Arrange
An Exhibition of Selected Projects from 23 Years of Work – free and open to the public. Every Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday between 12-5pm through February 4, 2018

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
Through June 13, 2018
DREAM Charter School
1991 Second Avenue

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
Hours of Operation
Monday & Friday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 11am-7pm
Wednesday: 8am-4pm

#GetCoveredNYC Open Enrollment Starts November 1, 2017

FDNY – Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

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Legal and Educational Resources

The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office is offers free presentations and Educational programming. If you are interested in a presentation, please contact:
Madai Velez | Community Coordinator, East Harlem
Community Partnerships Unit | New York County District Attorney’s Office
163 West 125th Street, Suite 733, New York, N.Y. 10037
Harlem Office: (212) 864-7387 | Cell: (917) 573-9312 | Email:

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.

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 call 212-828-9800


You can support those affected by Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria. Making a financial contribution to a volunteer agency involved in disaster relief is the best way of helping people in need after a disaster. Visit to find information about ways individuals and organizations can help those affected by disasters. You can also donate to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City:

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.

To learn more and join a team, reach out to Natalia Yulfo at 646.505.7441 or

The Aspen Institute Project Play Harlem Youth Council
Give Kids a Voice in Sports
Project Play needs your unique perspective!
Their youth council strives to empower youth voice, encourage leadership and engage community stakeholders in improving the quality of youth sports in East Harlem. Youth will participate in featured events to discuss, create, and share their stories on a community, citywide and national level.

If you are ages 13-17, live or go to school in East Harlem, and can commit to:
* Meeting twice a month, starting December 2017 – June 2018
* Contribute in group activities and prokects
* Share experience, interest, and ideas about sports

Sounds interesting? Give them a call!
Ranya Bautista, Program Coordinator at (212) 895-8026 or email at
Kamal Walker, Youth Facilitaor at (631) 829 – 4520 or email at