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.

Volunteer Training for Retirees – Public Benefit Counselor

The Advocacy, Counseling and Entitlement Services (ACES) Project of the Community Service Society is seeking retired individuals age 55 years or older to serve as volunteer public benefit counselors dedicated to helping financially disadvantaged people. ACES volunteers assist clients with completing applications for public benefits and help correct benefit related problems. Volunteers must attend a training that begins October 2, 2018. Upon completion, they are placed in agencies in one of the five boroughs to provide information on government benefits to low-income families, older adults, and individuals with disabilities. A personal interview, successful completion of the training, and a commitment of six hours per week for one year of volunteer service is required. Applicants must have advocacy, research, and computer skills, in addition to an interest in assisting low-income populations and learning about public benefit programs. No prior benefit experience is required.

A Conversation with Vishaan Chakrabarti

Vishaan Chakrabarti, the founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism, will discuss his book A Country of Cities: A Manifesto for Urban America, on June 28th, 6:00pm, at Grand Central Tech (GCT). Vishaan will expand on his 2018 TEDTalk to discuss the importance of infusing creativity into modern cities so that we can build unique cities of difference. Vishaan is the Associate Professor of Practice at Columbia GSAPP, where he teaches architectural design studios and seminars on urbanism. He has been a guest on The Charlie Rose show, MSNBC’s The Cycle, NY1, NPR, WNYC, and has been profiled in The New York Times and The Financial Times. Vishaan argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America’s great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility.

Testimonial & Celebration of Age Justice

The Radical Age Movement and more than two dozen co-sponsors invite you to a free Testimonial & Celebration of Age Justice, Join us for frank talk, music, wine, and light refreshments. Featuring Age Justice experts like NYC Councilmember Margaret Chin, Ashton Applewhite, Bobbie Sackman and more plus rousing singers. Space is limited. Please RSVP to https://bit.ly/2x8KqMr

The JASA 50th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring Our Past, Building the Future

On May 16, 2018, JASA will commemorate its history of service to older New Yorkers at, “The JASA 50th Anniversary Celebration: Honoring Our Past, Building the Future” event. The evening’s honoree is businessman Stephen M. Ross, philanthropist, former JASA Trustee and current Chairman and Founder of Related Companies. Broadcaster Len Berman will serve as emcee. The Gala begins at 6:30pm at 10 Hudson Yards, 9th Floor Atrium. Cocktails and dinner will be served.

Stop Gun and Gang Violence Rally

Friends of Wingate Park invites you to our 3rd Stop Gun and Gang Violence Rally. This year’s event will be on the lawn of Wingate Park on April 27th between 3 P.M. to 7 P.M. Organizers say Wingate Park is the right place to hold this year’s rally because it’s named after George W. Wingate, the founder of the National Rifle Association and its president for more than 20 years. Friends of Wingate Park encourage neighbors, community leaders, and police officers to work together to change the current gun laws. We must offer solutions to this pandemic of violence that’s killing our children. We will have special guest speakers; elected officials, police officers and live performances.

New York Cares New Volunteer Orientation

Join New York Cares in celebrating National Volunteer Week by attending a New Volunteer Orientation to become a part of New York Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer network, at the New York Cares Headquarters, located at 65 Broadway in Manhattan, at 6:00p.m. daily from Tuesday, April 17 to Thursday, April 19. New volunteers can register here: www.newyorkcares.org/nvw. New York Cares hosts volunteering opportunities throughout the year across the five boroughs, ranging from projects like tutoring children, serving food to the hungry, assisting people living with HIV/AIDS, revitalizing community gardens, and much more. The New Volunteer Orientation is the first step in becoming an official New York Cares volunteer. These sessions will detail the ins and outs of New York Cares and feature guest appearances from Community Partners – including Bronx is Blooming, City Harvest and Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) – to discuss the impact their organizations and missions have on New York City’s communities.

A Time To Shine

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Join us for a fun-filled night with a two-hour open bar beginning at 8PM, silent auction, photo booth and more. 8-11 pm; Public House; Cocktail attire

All proceeds will support WGIRLS Project G.L.A.M. to provide economically disadvantaged young women with prom dresses and accompanying accessories so they are able to enjoy the rite of passage of high school prom. To date, WGIRLS Inc. has outfitted over 13,000 young women in need for their Senior Prom. Early ticket sales until March 12; $45

66th Annual NYJL Winter Ball

On Saturday, March 3 the iconic Pierre Hotel will be transformed to evoke the luxury of the Cote d’Azur—from magnificent Monaco to sunny St. Tropez—as we honor seven remarkable women who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to volunteerism and our community and recognize our community partner, Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center. Dance the night away to the sounds of the Dream Team while sipping cocktails and savoring delectable desserts.

Black History Month Film Showing and Discussion of I Am Not Your Negro

Saturday, February 24, 2018, 3PM

This acclaimed film powerfully represents Black gay activist and writer James Baldwin’s reflections on the boundaries of race and the necessity for multi-issue coalition-building in the civil rights movement. Rich historical footage connects the ongoing struggle for Black freedom and equality to today’s movements. After the movie, join in the discussion on how people of all colors can organize together and the essential role of radical African American leadership. 2016, 93 minutes. Southern brunch served at 2PM.