CB11 Community Events Calendar




Summer Reading at Marcus Garvey Park. LiteracyInc and The Marcus Garvey Park Alliance invite all to join them for great read alouds and fun literacy activities for elementary school-aged children. Every Thursday, beginning July 10, 2014, 10am - 11am in Marcus Garvey Park, Northwest Lawn (123rd & Mount Morris Park West). 



The Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio are opening their doors for Uptown Bounce: Summer Nights @ 104th & Fifth. Uptown Bounce is the first-ever block party series featuring arts performances, artist talks, hip hop and Latin music, breakdancing demonstrations, New York street food fare, festive summer drinks, and special evening hours with free admission to the Museums, which are located next door to one another at 104th Street and Fifth Avenue in East Harlem. Uptown Bounce will take place on the Museums’ front terraces from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. every Wednesday for three consecutive weeks: July 30, August 6, and August 13, 2014. Each week features different DJs, performers, food and drink, and activities to complement the City Museum’s City As Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection exhibition (on view at the City Museum through Sunday, September 21) and El Museo del Barrios’ Museum Starter Kit: Open With Care exhibition (on view Saturday, September 6). Admission to Uptown Bounce is FREE and includes entry to both Museums.



Save the Dates: East River Esplanade Community Meetings. All are invited to lend thier voice at a series of community meetings to discuss improvements to the East River Esplanade (60th – 125th Streets) hosted by CIVITAS and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. The series of meetings is kicked off with a listening session, and then will focus on opportunities and constraints that embrace issues such as Esplanade dimensions, land use, environmental concerns, regulatory parameters and recreational considerations. Building on the visionary designs in CIVITAS’s Reimagining the Waterfront exhibition, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects will develop a study analyzing existing conditions of the Esplanade in order to frame the strategic opportunities for a better park. These visioning meetings will establish specific long and short-term goals that will be incorporated into their recommendations. These meetings are very important, especially if you are an Esplanade park user! Please join us – and spread the word - if you want to share your thoughts for the future of our community’s waterfront. All meetings will be held in the evening. Specific times and locations will are TBD. Please save the following dates: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 (I. listening session), Tuesday, June 24, 2014 (II. visioning & goal-setting) and Monday, September 22, 2014 (III. a way forward). Please RSVP to info@civitasnyc.org or by calling 212-996-0745 if you are able to participate in this series of meetings.





The office of Councilmember Ben Kallos offers a FREE legal housing clinic on the first and third Monday of each month from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at his district office which is located at 244 East 93rd Street. If you have any legal questions regarding housing, you are invited to join them and reserve a time to speak with a volunteer attorney. These housing clinics were organized with assistance from Eviction Intervention Services (EIS). To RSVP or ask any questions, please call 212-860-1950 or email RSVP@BenKallos.com.



Volunteers of Legal Service Elderly Project offer FREE Legal Help for Senior Citizens at the Leonard Covello Senior Program, 312 East 109th Street, on the 1st Friday of every month at 10:00 a.m. To sign up for an appointment please call Denise at 212-423-9665, ext. 418.



The Urban Justice Center's Safety Net Project will hold Free NYCHA Legal Clinics on the 2nd Tuesday of each month offering advice on sucession rights, grievance proceedings, obtaining repairs, annual recertification, and the rights of NYCHA residents. These monthly clinics will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the district office of City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, which is located at 105 East 116th Street



The Urban Justice Center Homelessness Outreach & Prevention Project holds FREE legal clinics offering help with public assistance problems, food stamps problems, emergency rent arrears, and fair hearings & appeals. The clinics are held in East Harlem on Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Yorkville Common Pantry, 8 East 109th Street (btwn 5th & Madison Ave.). Clinics are first come/first served, and sign-in sheets fill up quickly, so attends are asked to arrive early. For more information please call 646-602-5600. 



The Harlem YMCA Literacy Zone is looking to serve more community members in Harlem with ESOL, Literacy, and Computer classes.  Their P.S. 30 site at: 144-176 128th Street currently offers evening computer and ESOL classes. For more information on courses offered by the Harlem YMCA please visit www.ymcanyc.org



El Museo del Barrio welcomes all visitors to enjoy their wide-ranging collections and exhibitions; film, literary, visual and performing arts series; cultural celebrations and educational programs. El Museo is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street. Please visit www.elmuseo.org to view a calendar of the events, exhibitions and programs offered at El Museo.



Saturday Night Lights. The NY District Attorney's office and Police Athletic League (PAL) provide free weekend professional sports training and weekday academic support for kids ages 11-14 (first sessions) and 15-18 (second sessions) at the Johnson Houses Community Center,1829-39 Lexington Avenue (between 112th & 115th Streets). Drill & Play Basketball is held each Friday from 5:00-7:00 pm and 7:00-9:00 pm. For information please call 212-678-0647.  



** Please submit community events to mn11@cb.nyc.gov. Events of a commercial and/or political nature are strictly prohibited and will not be listed. ***




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