CB11 Community Events Calendar



Harlem Demo Day is an Idea Pitch Contest for Entrepreneurs in Northern Manhattan & Bronx. Prizes will include business grants and in-kind services. Harlem Demo Day Connects Local Start-ups with industry experts and funding-resources. Seeking expert advice and seed-funding for your venture? Next month’s “Silicon Harlem Demo Day” will offer Harlem start-ups the opportunity to pitch their unique business ideas before an esteemed panel of judges in consideration for a series of prizes, including free packages to work out of HarlemGarage, in-kind services from local business partners, and more. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 6:00p-9:00p at the Harlem Garage, located at 318 West 118th Street in New York. Hosted by Harlem Garage, Silicon Harlem and the Uptown-Harlem Co-Working Group, the primary goal of the event is to highlight the best and brightest start-ups north of 96th Street and connect them with quality resources to support their growth and development. To qualify, at least one co-founder must reside and/or work above 96th St (Manhattan or Bronx), be a member of HarlemGarage, or have registered and attended any of IncubateNYC’s classes. Applicants are required to submit a one-sheeter outlining their concept, staffing and relevant background information, plus a 5-slide Powerpoint presentation outlining their concept. Finished products or businesses (up to two years in operation) are preferred, but they are accepting submissions in the “idea” phase as long as there are wireframes and/or a workable presentation. To submit your start-up idea for consideration, fill out the application at http://bit.ly/1gInE9r or send it directly to demoday@nyctechbridge.com. The application to submit is April 7, 2014. Tickets for the general public are slated to go on sale Tuesday, April 1st.



Reimagining the Waterfront: An Improved East River Esplanade. Join CIVITAS for an in-depth, illustrated discussion in the historic library of the former Fabbri Mansion, now House of the Redeemer. Since 2011, CIVITAS has organized an international ideas competition and museum exhibition as well as design workshops, lectures, and community service projects focused on visions for an improved East River Esplanade from 60th-125th Street. CIVITAS feels strongly that the East River waterfront could serve a major recreational and environmental need for East Harlem, the Upper East Side and, indeed, this whole city. In order to understand the potential of the East River Esplanade, a comparison of this unique land resource with successfully realized linear park precedents leads to a more thorough understanding of the potential for a redeveloped Esplanade. In order to maximize this potential, urban planners, politicians and community constituents must also understand both the feasibility and challenges faced when solving this design problem. It is within this context that the needs of the community can be analyzed and addressed. Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 6:30 pm, House of the Redeemer, 7 East 95th Street (btwn Fifth and Madison Avenues). A reception and refreshments will follow the lecture. RSVP to CIVITAS at (212) 996-0745 or info@civitasnyc.org.




American-Italian Cancer Foundation is offering No-Cost Digital Mammograms and Clinical Breast Exams at the Boriken Neighborhood Health Center, 2253 3rd Avenue on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 10am-4:30pm. This programs is available for women meeting the following critieria: 40 years of age or older, have a NYC mailing address and have not had a mammogram in the past 12 months. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment please call 877-628-9090.



The East Harlem Explosion and Building Collapse: A Community Conversation on What Happened and What Can We Do to Prepare for the Future? Come participate in a conversation about what happened during the response effort after the building collapse and to discuss what we can do for each other in the future to be better prepared and ready for an emergency disaster in East Harlem! Lunch will be provided! Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM at the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, 2180 3rd Avenue at 119th Street. RSVP on Eventbrite.com. Invited Guests include representatives from NYPD 25th, FDNY, American Red Cross, NYC Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, and the NYC Office of Emergency Management. Co-Sponsored by the East Harlem Emergency Preparedness Collaborative, CUNY School of Public Health, NYC Office of Emergency Management – CERT, Baruch College School of Public Affairs, Silberman School of Social Work and Community Board #11 of Manhattan/East Harlem.



Bike New York seeks Event Day Volunteers for the Annual Five Boro Bike Tour, May 4, 2014. Be There.  Have Fun.  No Cycling Experience Necessary!  Breakfast and/or lunch provided. Rest Areas and Water Stations are staffed by individuals and community organizations.  Be a part of something big! For more information, email Sharon Pope at spope@bikenewyork.org or call 212-870-2079 



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.



Union Settlement Association's 22nd Annual Ethnic Festival. Saturday, May 17, 2014, from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm on 104th Street between Second and Third Avenue. There will be an outdoor stage with a variety of multi-cultural entertainment, street vendors, and other activities throughout the day for all ages. The festivals main attraction is Maker Fair, where visitors of all ages can try their hand at more than a dozen popular arts and crafts, such as knitting, embroidery, paper making, origami, sneaker print design, artistic finger painting, card making and scrapbooking, creating beadwork jewelry, cupcake decorating, and many more. There will also be a wild animal zoo, pony rides, face painting, a clown, popcorn, cotton candy, a basketball tournament, a karate exhibition and fashion shows for the young adults.



2014 Legal Bound High School Summer Internship Program. The New York County District Attorney’s Office invites high school students entering their junior and senior year to apply for the 2014 Legal Bound High School Summer Internship Program, an intensive six-week program for high school students who live in Manhattan and have a strong interest in learning about the law. To apply, students must reside in Manhattan, be a rising junior or senior in high school and commit to attend the entirety of the program from July 7, 2014 through August 15, 2014, Mondays - Fridays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Applicants must postmark the following application materials by Friday, April 18, 2014: a current resume, an essay no longer that two pages explaining their interest in the law, a letter of recommendation from their current school, and a second letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or other individual that the applicant has worked with. Application materials may be submitted via mail to: New York County District Attorney’s Office, Community Affairs Unit, Attention: Ms. Carol Ragsdale, One Hogan Place, Room 843, New York, New York 10013 or via email to legalbound@dany.nyc.gov. Interviews are scheduled Monday through Thursday during after-school hours in April and May. The interviews will take place at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, located at 1 Hogan Place, York, New York 10013 or the Northern Manhattan Office, located in the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building, 163 West 125th Street, Room 733 New York, New York 10027. The application process is competitive. Not everyone who applies will be selected to participate.



2014 GenTech Summer Program. GenTech is now accepting applications for its 2014 GenTech Summer Program. They are looking for talented New York City high school students interested in technology and entrepreneurship. The application is available at: www.NYCGenerationTech.com/apply. Priority Deadline: 5:00PM EST, April 4, 2014. Regular Deadline: 5:00PM EST, May 2, 2014. Developed by the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), NYC Generation Tech (GenTech) is designed to give New York City high school students from under-resourced communities, technology, entrepreneurship, and mentorship opportunities. During the 8-week summer program (July 7 - August 29, 2014), students will: learn HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; create a mobile app prototype and business plan; and collaborate with leading industry professionals. In September, student teams will demo their apps and pitch their products and business plans to compete for seed capital and other prizes. If you have any further questions about GenTech, please call 212-232-3333 or email nycgenerationtech@nfte.com



Young Bucks Sports presents The Positive Power of Play: Beating Obesity One Game at a Time! Community Festival Against Obesity Summer and Stickball Tournament Tribute to the late Charlie Hoss on July 5, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the P.S. 112 Schoolyard, 120th Street and 1st Avenue. For more information contact Alex Sabater at 917-340-1117 or tiobee@aol.com, you may also contact Debbie Quiñones at 917-287-4964 or drq104@yahoo.com.





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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