City Council District 1 Candidate Forum

Hear from the candidates running for City Council in District 1 before the election (September 12) at a Candidate Forum to be held on Tuesday, September 5 from 7-9 p.m. at the Manny Cantor Center (197 East Broadway). Light refreshments will be served, and audience members will be able to pose questions to the candidates. For more information, contact Talia DeRogatis at Invited candidates include Margaret Chin, Aaron Foldenauer, Dashia Imperiale and Christopher Marte. Sponsored by the Chinese-American Planning Committee, Educational Alliance, Grand Street Settlement, Hamilton Madison House, Henry Street Settlement, University Settlement and Tenants United Fighting for the Lower East Side.

Formell y Los Van Van + More @ Lehman Center

Lehman Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Exclusive NYC Appearance of Cuba’s legendary, Grammy-winning dance orchestra, LOS VAN VAN, who bring direct from Cuba their blend of Afro-Cuban, disco and funk back to Lehman Center on Saturday, August 26th, 2017 at 8pm. Heralded as Cuba’s greatest dance orchestra known worldwide for their iconic live performances, LOS VAN VAN features three of the late founder Juan Formell‘s children: leader and drummer/timbalero Samuel Formell, bassist Juan-Carlos Formell and the newest addition, the family’s youngest daughter, lead vocalist Vanessa Formell. For this special concert, the orchestra will also be joined by the legendary and most recognized Los Van Van vocalist Pedrito Calvo, who sang with the orchestra for their first forty years. Fans can expect to hear the group’s greatest hits along with the work from their more current releases including their soon to be released album Los Van Van son La Patria. Produced by Lehman Center and Ernesto Lago and Leo Tizol.

Become an ESL Teacher!

Have you ever wanted to teach English as a second language in New York or abroad? This rewarding career can help you travel the world, meet people from different cultures and provide you with the opportunity to give back to the community. Whether you are finishing up college, changing careers or looking for volunteering opportunities, a TESOL Certificate will give you the qualification you need to enter the English Language Teaching Industry. Our university-accredited 4-week intensive course will prepare you to enter the teaching field with confidence. The course we offer was developed in the 1970s by the School of International Training (SIT) which is an accredited graduate university located in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Forum

The National Organization for Women – NYC is proud to host the Brooklyn District Attorney Candidate’s Forum as part of our Take Rape Seriously NOW campaign. Come watch candidates in the running for Brooklyn’s District Attorney answer questions about their plans to combat violence against women. Topics that will also be addressed include supporting victims of human trafficking, immigrant rights, and addressing the rise of hate crimes in our communities. The forum will take place on Thursday, August 3rd, at the Brooklyn YWCA, from 7-9 PM. The event is free and open to the public.

City Council District 2 Candidate Forum

Henry Street Settlement is partnering with the Women’s Political Caucus of New York City to host a forum for City Council District 2 candidates on Monday, July 31. Hear about the issues you care about directly from the candidates – invited candidates include Ronnie Cho, Jimmy McMillan, Carlina Rivera, Jasmin Sanchez, Mary Silver and Jorge Vasquez. Light refreshments will be served, and all audience members will be able to pose questions to the candidates. Admission is free but you must RSVP at Please email with any questions.