CB11 Community Events Calendar



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)



The Africa Center is having a one-day free extravaganza to introduce the New York community to its new neighbor. There will be dance performances, art work , music, photo booth, film screening, vendors and & children’s activities (face painting, crafts).  This event will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10am to 5:30pm at 1280 Fifth Avenue.



The 3rd Annual Literacy Across Harlem March. There will be a Book Drive & Community Celebration!  This is a Rally for Reading @ 1pm at La Cas Azul Bookstore (143 E. 103rd St. Bet Park and Lexington) or Sister’s Uptown Bookstore & Cultural Center (1942 Amsterdam Ave. at 156th St.) .  At 2pm- Ready, set, go! past historic ready-related landmarks, enjoy delicious samples from TEN’s Literacy Across Harlem Day partner cafes. At 3pm- Arrive at Marcus Garvey Park’s Richard Rodgers Amphitheater, there will be an interactive, family-friendly community celebration of reading and writing.  This will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 1pm-4pm.  For more details: www.bit.ly/rockthosereads.



The Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) will host an Open House on Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm at their new location in East harlem, 14 East 109th Street. To RSVP please contact Stacey Price at 818-345-2345, ext. 322 or s.price@centerforautism.com.



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. This event will take place on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Stanley M Isaacs Neighborhood Center, 415 East 93rd Street (East of 1st Avenue). Landscape Architect Signe Nielsen will be presenting more focused design concepts for discussion, based on opinions and ideas expressed during the first two meetings. Please RSVP to info@civitasnyc.org or by calling 212-996-0745 if you are able to join us for this meeting. For more information, please visit CIVITAS's Reimagining the Waterfront website: www.reimaginethewaterfront-civitas.com



East Harlem Multi-Service Center is holding an Open House  celebrating 35 years of Service, Survival & Success.  There will be Cultural Exhibits, Live Music & Food.  Meet our Staff, register for our Programs, free screening for government benefits, free health screening, bring your resume to the ACACIA Network Job Fair.  All on one day, all in one place. For Information Call:  (212) 410-7707 x5224.  The Open House is Friday September 26, 2014 10am-4pm @ 413 East 120th Street, (Bet. First & Pleasant Avenues).



The New York City Office of Child Support Enforcement in partnership with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer are holding a Special Event Regarding Benefits of Child Support for Children and Parents, free child support workshops and programs for jobs, child support debt and  network wi family-focused organizations within your area. This will be at the Manhattan Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 9:30am - 12:30pm. Please RSVP to (929) 221-5008 or email outreach@dfa.state.ny.us.



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 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. 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.org or 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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