West Side YMCA’s Fit for All 5K

We empower youth, improve health, and strengthen the community. We understand that physical activity is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle, it can prevent chronic diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and stroke. The Y recognizes the need to keep people of all ages active. Join us as we raise funds to keep our programs free and available to all New Yorkers.

Heart of Gold Gala with Neil Young

The Bridge School, the leading non-profit organization dedicated to educating children with severe speech and physical impairments, will host an intimate, fundraising event called the Heart of Gold Gala at a private estate in Watermill, New York on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Music legend Neil Young will take to the stage for a special live performance to raise awareness and funds for The Bridge School, which he co-founded and has supported for over 30 years. The Bridge School was started by Pegi Young, Jim Forderer, and speech and language pathologist, Dr. Marilyn Buzolich. Pegi Young and Neil Young were inspired to start the school after they were unable to find a suitable school placement for their non-verbal son, Ben Young, who has cerebral palsy. Since its inception, The Bridge School has been a leader in ensuring that children with severe speech and physical impairments are able to achieve full participation in their communities through augmentative and alternative communication and has developed unique programs and trained highly skilled professionals in the use of state of the art assistive technology.

Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Housing and Job Opportunities

Join the Baptist Ministers Conference of Greater New York & Vicinity for a Town Hall Meeting on affordable housing and job opportunities on Thursday, March 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 201 Malcolm X Boulevard (at West 120th Street). Held in association with New York Interfaith Commission for Housing Equality, Micah Institute, Masjid Malcolm Shabazz, Faith of New York and Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, this meeting is an opportunity for community residents to hear from their elected officials. Expected to attend are Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, Assemblyman Al Taylor, New York City Public Advocate Letisha James, and representatives from the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and Harlem Community Development Corporation (HCDC).

Climate Change: Perspectives of Women of Faith

A panel discussion event to enable participants to learn more about the impact of climate change on women, stories of faith advocacy on climate change so far, and to understand what we can take forward in action and advocacy. Panelists
 Revd. Rose Mpango: Experiences of climate change in the Anglican Church of Tanzania
 Kaori Nakamura and Tae Yasumura, Nippon Sei Ko Kei (Japan): The Church and the environment
 Yvonne O’Neal: A personal experience of Hurricane Irma
 Dr. Damaris de Jesús Carasquillo: Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

 Revd. Melanie Mullen: How The Episcopal Church is responding to climate change in parishes
 Revd .Glenda McQueen: Climate change and responses in TEC’s dioceses in Latin America & the Caribbean
 Lynnaia Main: UN, Advocacy and Action
 H. E. Pennelope Beckles, U.N. Ambassador from Trinidad and Tobago