CB11 Community Events Calendar



Public Scoping meeting for the James Weldon Johnson Playground. Partnership for Parks invites you to participate in the public scoping meeting for the James Weldon Johnson Playground on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the James Weldon Johnson Community Center, 1833 Lexington Avenue (between 112th and 115th Street). Partnership for Parks is looking to the local community and residents for their input into the playground's redesign. The playground is slated to be redesigned as part of the Community Parks Initiative.  This initiative has allocated $130 million to rebuild 35 community parks in neighborhoods of need and to make target improvements in 55 additional parks around the city. Come share your ideas and feedback to make the playground better than ever! For more information, please contact DanicaDoroski, Manhattan Outreach Coordinator, NYC Parks Department at danica.doroski@parks.nyc.gov.



On Monday, January 26, 2015, the Department of Homeless Services (DHS) will conduct its annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE) Count. It is a unique opportunity to volunteer and participate in an extraordinary citywide effort. To assist with this effort, DHS needs approximately 3,000 volunteers to help survey the number of homeless individuals living on city streets, parks and in other public spaces throughout New York City. The participation of our fellow city colleagues is critical. Those who have volunteered before are encouraged to sign up again, and for first-time volunteers are asked to join DHS in its efforts to accurately count the number of street homeless individuals. City employees interested in volunteering as surveyors should visit www.nyc.gov/dhs or CityShare to register. Volunteers assist from approximately 10:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Currently, 1 in 2,662 New Yorkers are street homeless, in a City with a population of more than 8 million. New York City’s street outreach operation has moved more than 4,000 chronically homeless individuals from the streets into housing since the program’s inception in 2007. With 24/7 outreach teams mobilized in all five boroughs, specialized housing set aside for the street homeless and targeted funding to ensure that adequate resources reach the individuals most in need, New York City is the national leader in making investments to bring individuals living on the street into shelter. Please feel free to contact the DHS HOPE team with any questions at hope@dhs.nyc.gov.






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 succession 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.  



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