CB11 Community Events Calendar




WALKNYC Pedestrian Wayfinding Signs: Community Board 11 on Monday, January 26, 2015, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Harlem Children's Zone, located at 35 East 125th Street (between Madison & 5th Avenue). The New York City Department of Transportation invites you to attend an open house for the City's WalkNYC wayfinding program expansion to East Harlem. WalkNYC launched in 2013 and is the City's standardized, map-based directional information system helping pedestrians, transit users, and cyclists confidently navigate neighborhoods and the transit system.  Learn more about the program and provide input on sign locations and map content within Manhattan's Community Board 11. 



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.



Neighborhood Grant Applications are due January 26, 2015. Through its Neighborhood Grants, the Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. They prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools. They support projects that address issues that communities identify as important to them - anything from community gardens to tenant organizing. Questions? Contact them at grants@citizensnyc.org or 212-822-9563. The online application is now available: click here to access it. Here are some resources to get applicants started on their Neighborhood Grant application: Take a look at what past grantees have done with grant funding; Attend a grant application information session or watch our grant application information video to learn more about our grant application process; Look at our grant timeline and our how-to grant application guide; Read our grant writing tips for simple, clear pointers on filling out any grant application.



State Senator Jose Serrano & the Urban Justice Center's Domestic Violence Project are providing a FREE Legal Clinic on family law issues, including domestic violence. Learn more about the law and how it protects victims of domestic violence on January 29, 2015 from 1:00pm-5:00pm (ONE-Hour Appointment Slots) at the District Office of Sen. Serrano which is located at 1916 Park Avenue, Suite 202, (between E. 130th & 131st Streets). Free one-on-one legal consultations will be provided and will cover issues relating to domestic violence, child support, child custody/visitations and orders of protection. Appointments are REQUIRED. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Angel Santana at (212) 828-5829. 



The Hartford Silberman Center of Excellence in Aging and Diversity Presents: Let’s Talk About Sex: Sexuality in Older Adults with Dr. SJ Dodd, Associate Professor. Join us for an opportunity to learn how to navigate conversations about sex and sexuality with older adults on February 3, 2015 from 6:00—7:30 PM at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, 2180 Third Avenue at 119th Street. Please RSVP to rglushef@hunter.cuny.edu or 212-396-7613. Refreshments will be provided!



Applications Now Open for Avenue NYC City Fiscal Year (CFY) 2016. The NYC Department of Small Business Services is excited to release the Avenue NYC Application for Fiscal Year 2016! The Avenue NYC Grant Program funds Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs) in low- to moderate-income communities across the five boroughs to implement commercial revitalization activities that benefit businesses and local residents. Organizations applying for Avenue NYC funding must meet target income eligibility requirements as designated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Access the full application and program guidelines by visiting the Avenue NYC website. Completed applications and all required attachments must be e-mailed to avenuenyc@sbs.nyc.gov by midnight, Friday, February 6, 2015. There will be two information sessions for interested groups to learn more about the Avenue NYC Grant Program and the application process. All sessions will be held at the offices of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, 110 William Street in Lower Manhattan. Visit the Avenue NYC website for more details on dates and times.



On Saturday, February 14, 2015, Violence Intervention Program, Inc, the Office of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the Silberman School of Social Work will team up for VIP Mujeres Rising for Justice in El Barrio - a community-based action to combat sexual assault and rape and make our schools and neighborhoods as safe as possible. All are invited to join them during this international day of awareness around the issues of violence against women and girls. Thye will be "rising" from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on East 116th Street between Lexington and Third Avenue along with hundreds of thousands of people all over the world as part of the 1 Billion Rising global movement to end the war on women and girls. As community stakeholders, all are encouraged to join and lead the effort to stop sexual violence. The meet up will be on Saturday, February 14th at 12:00 pm on the northeast corner of 116th Street and Lexington Avenue, then take to the street to join hundreds of thousands of others around the world in calling attention to the issue of sexual assault in our schools and community. Be sure to wear or bring something red. Sponsored by Violence Intervention Program, Inc., the Office of NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, and the Silberman School of Social Work. Email mortiz@vipmujeres.org to RSVP.








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.  



*** 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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