Flatiron Partnership Launches Sixth Annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” Season, Unveils Dynamic Holiday Installation Flatiron Reflection

Last night, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District kicked off the sixth annual “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer” season featuring free performances, fitness sessions, prizes, hot beverage giveaways, and much more. The centerpiece of the festivities, Flatiron Reflection, selected through the fourth-annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition in partnership with Van Alen Institute and NYC DOT Art, also was unveiled on the North Public Plaza in the shadow of the famed Flatiron Building. “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer,” which runs from Friday, December 1st through Saturday, December 23rd, includes free, holiday-themed events showcasing the intersection of shopping, dining, and culture in the neighborhood. The launch event featured a performance by The Jazz Gallery, small bites from ilili BOX, hot chocolate from Shake Shack, and opportunities to win gifts from local businesses by spinning the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Prize Wheel. “You can brighten your holidays with a visit to Flatiron this season,” said Jennifer Brown, Executive Director of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership.

Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute Unveil Winner of Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Flatiron Reflection by Future Expansion

 On November 20, the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled Flatiron Reflection, winner of the fourth-annual Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition in partnership with New York City DOT Art. The reveal kicked off the BID’s sixth-annual 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer season, with the installation as a highly visible centerpiece for the Partnership’s holiday programming. Flatiron Reflection was selected by a jury with expertise across the worlds of design and public art, including representatives from the Flatiron Partnership, New York City DOT Art, and Van Alen Institute’s board of trustees. The installation—situated on the Flatiron North Public Plaza at the intersection of 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue—will be up through January 1st. Flatiron Reflection, designed by Brooklyn-based architecture-and-design firm Future Expansion, is a public-spirited space that encourages new experiences of the city, new modes of dwelling in the plaza, and new views of its context.

World AIDS Day at the Alliance for Positive Change – “Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections”

For this World AIDS Day, the Alliance for Positive Change, an organization that for 27 years has transformed the lives of New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses, is hosting several activities at its midtown office. World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. Where: The Alliance for Positive Change, 64 W. 35th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, N.Y. (between 5th and 6th Aves.)
When:  Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Schedule of activities:

9:30 to 10:00 a.m. AIDS in our Community: Reading of Names

10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Healthy Eating with HIV

11:00 a.m. to noon HIV/AIDS & Diabetes Presentation

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Poets Café: Reading by Members of the Alliance’s Creative Writing Workshop

1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Community Lunch

2:00 to 3:30 p.m. HIV/AIDS Jeopardy

Throughout the day: free and confidential HIV testing

For more information, please email questions@alliance.nyc or call 212-645-0875http://alliance.nyc/events/2017/12/1/world-aids-day-2017