CB11 Community Events Calendar



El Museo del Barrio is currently accepting applications to their Youth Council a free program for NYC youth ages 16 to 20 who are interested in learning about the arts and working directly with artists on programming. In weekly meetings, participants will collaborate with other council members, artists and museum staff to curate a project space and produce an original program for their peers. Participants will have the opportunity to expand peer and professional networks, work with artists and museum professionals in workshops, be empowered to become a leader in your community, join a community of youth within El Museo and East Harlem and contribute to El Blog, the Youth Council’s blog. Youth ages 16 to 20 who are excited about collaborating with other young people, artists, and arts professionals in a creative setting are eligible to participate. Youth Council meetings are held at El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue,  on Wednesdays, 4:30pm—6:30pm, in the fall from October through mid-December and in the spring, February through May. During the summer Youth Council will meet once a month for day-long retreats. Applications for Fall 2014 admission are due August 29, 2014. Apply here: https://elmuseo.wufoo.com/forms/youth-council-application/  



Summer Reading at Marcus Garvey Park. Literacy Inc 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). 



Con Edison Green Team. On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 at Settlement Health Conference  Room,  212 East 106th Street (bet. 1st & 2nd Avenue), from 5:30-6:30, as part of Hope Community, Inc. ’s Merchants Assistance Initiative, we will be hosting a workshop  with the Con Edison Green Team. Attend to see how Con Ed’s Small Business Energy Efficiency Program can save you energy and money, as well as pay 70% of cost-effective Energy Upgrades that could mean keeping more money in your business, and less on your energy bill!!! Every dollar you save adds up.  Con Edison Green Team Rep. Marianne Castillo will show how you can get started with a FREE Energy Survey by their professional energy auditors who will come to your business, and make recommendations on where you could save.  Make your business more energy-efficient and save! To RSVP or for more  information call Michelle Raymie @ (212) 860-8821 x143 or email mraymie@hopeci.org



PRE-K FOR ALL: Mayor Bill De Blasio, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Council Member Daniel Dromm Invites you to join them for office hours on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 3:00-6:00pm  at 105 East 116th Street.  Please contact Max Cantarero at mcantarero@council.nyc.gov (347) 297-4922.  Meet with an Enrollment Specialist to learn how to enroll your child into pre-K and various options available to your family. There will be interpretation services available.



Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. As part of their 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.




NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Metropolitan Hospital Center located at 1901 First Avenue in the 6th floor Auditorium. This Hearing is concerning the proposed lease  between the NYC Health & hospitals Corporation and SKA Marin or an affilate for the development of housing for low-income elderly and disabled persons at the currently vacant Draper Hall building at 1918 First Avenue. 



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



Harlem Adult Education Conference 2014. Total Equity Now, the New York Public Library, the YMCA and the City College of New York invite all to attend the Harlem Adult Education Conference Fall 2014 on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 9am-3pm. This event will be held at the Harlem YMCA Literacy Zone Jackie Robinson which is located at 181 West 135th Street. For more information, please email info@totalequitynowharlem.orgor call 646-543-5695.  






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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