Community New & Politics - Events


Tonight at 7 PM on the South Side of Union Square, join a wide array of progressive groups in New York City in holding a candlelight vigil in honor of the victims of Saturday's terrible tragedy in Tucson, A.Z. Gatherers will be remembering those that lost their lives, keeping those who were injured in their prayers and speaking out against the violent rhetoric that has been slowly consuming our nation.


Fracking is shorthand within the oil and gas industry for “hydraulic fracturing,” a process in which drillers blast millions of gallons of water, sand and hazardous chemicals at high-pressure into sub-surface rock formations to create fractures that facilitate the flow of recoverable oil or gas.

Big names such as Reverend Al Sharpton, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and NYS Senator Elect Gustavo Rivera and more will be attending the cocktail reception and dance party extravaganza to support councilmember Jumaane D. Williams. Accordingly “it ain’t your average fundraiser” and you can “shake” until late with Jumaane. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and we can all enjoy happy hour from 6 to 7 PM. Sounds like our kind of event!!

Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for the Rally Against NYU’s Proposed 400 Ft. Tower. The rally will be held Sunday November 7th on Bleecker Street east of LaGuardia Pl. to protest “NYU’s landmark-busting plans for the Village’s tallest tower— a combination hotel and residence — and their threatened alternative of building on the adjacent supermarket site.” The rally comes one day before the plan goes before Community #2’s Landmark Committtee.

With a passion for surfing, Spanish language and early childhood education 3 inspirational men founded the Valpo Surf Project, a community-based educational program devoted to using surfing instruction and academic mentoring to encourage English language skills, personal character development, and environmental consciousness among underprivileged and at-risk youths in Valparaiso. A Silent Auction and fundraiser to benefit the Valpo Surf Project will be held Saturday October 15th at Saturday Surf NYC from 7 to 9 PM.


Former Democratic Attorney General Candidates will gather for a press conference on the steps of City Hall today at 11 AM to announce their support for Eric Schneiderman.


Today AT 1:30 PM, NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn and NARAL Pro-Choice NY President Kelli Conlin will join dozens of women leaders and activists from across New York City to rally in support of Eric Schneiderman as the only progressive choice for Attorney General. The leaders will contrast Eric Schneiderman's lifelong progressive record with Kathleen Rice who only recently became a Democrat and has blocked progressive reforms.


Annually since September 11, 2001 the Manhattan Youth Center has held a night of remembrance. It’s a time to share memories, reflect on how it changed lives, the neighborhood, and the world. Next week on the 9th anniversary the Center will once again be holding a gathering full of discussion, poetry, and music. Join your neighbors and stand together to honor the big and small acts of heroism, and look to a future filled with peace.

The iconic Russell Simmons has partnered with im.material Global Committee to graciously host a benefit for Haiti at one of our favorite galleries, Gallery Nine5, on September 15th 2010. The tragedy in Haiti is far from over as more than one million Haitians remain homeless. The money donated will be used by im.material to construct stable homes and community infrastructure on 4.2 acres of donated land outside of Port-au-Prince. Do your part to directly impact the rebuilding of Haiti. Be a hero. We’ll see you there.

Today at the steps of city hall protesters will gather to try and convince Gov. Paterson not to sign a bill (#S6873) banning sublets— a decision he is set to make in the next 24 hours. Now is your last chance to push back and demonstrate to the Governor the dire affect this would have on everyday New Yorkers!!