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.



All are invited to attend the 25th Precinct National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Marcus Garvey Park near the amphitheater (124th Street & 5th Avenue). Featured entertainment will include games and activities, raffles and prizes, food and informational handouts. For more information please contact the Community Affairs Unit at 212-860-6526.  



The 23rd Precinct and its Community Council are throwing a block party on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 from 5pm to 9pm in celebration of the National Night Out Against Crime. The block party will be held on East 106th Street between Lexington Ave and 3rd Ave and will celebrate the partnership between the community and police in our fight against crime.  There will be food, fun, toys, music and more. For more information , please contact the 23rd Precinct Community Affairs Unit at 212-860-6430.



All are invited to join NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in celebrating the 8th Annual Step Up, Speak Out, Take ActionEast Harlem Youth Fair on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on East 101st Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue. For more information, please contact Max Cantarero at 347-297-4922 or mcantarero@council.nyc.gov.



As part of thier Arts, Culture and Fun Program, NYC Parks invites all to join them at the Pelham Fritz Recreation Center on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for The Marriage of Latin Music & Jazz with Joe Conzo Sr. In celebration of City Parks Foundation’s Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, join Joe Conzo Sr. for a discussion and music of Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Machito, and other great artists from the early 1930’s to the present who brought together Latin Music and Jazz. Joe Conzo Sr. is a Latin music historian, Tito Puente’s publicist and confidant, and author of Mambo Diablo: My Journey with Tito Puente. Conzo will play rare live recordings of Charlie Parker with the Machito Orchestra from his private collection. Q & A to follow. The Pelham Fritz Recreation Center is located in Marcus Garvey Park at 18 Mount Morris Park West and 122nd Street. This event is FREE and open to the public. Please RSVP to artsculturefun@parks.nyc.gov to reserve your seat.




East River Esplanade Community Visioning Session. CIVITAS invites all to join them at the third of three community meetings to discuss improvements to the East River Esplanade (60th – 125th Streets) with Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects. Landscape Architect Signe Nielsen will be presenting more focused design concepts for discussion, based on opinions and ideas expressed at our first two meetings. Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center, 415 East 93rd Street (East of 1st Avenue). Please RSVP to info@civitasnyc.org or by calling 212-996-0745 if you are able to join us for this meeting. Attendance at previous community discussions is not required to participate in this event. 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. For the PDF presentation from our first meeting, click here. For more information, updates, and the opportunity to share your opinions about our waterfront, please visit CIVITAS's Reimagining the Waterfront website: www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com





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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