Community New & Politics - Events

Once again the snow has made its entrance and graced our parks with a winter wonderland. Just incase you are thinking of bundling your family and heading to your local park we’ve provided sledding information. Cheers!!

Join the Preservation Resource Center at the Top of the Standard for Jazzed in January! On January 12th, celebrate the continued rebirth of one of the most culturally rich cities in the country by joining chairs Alexa Georges, Greg Morey, Holly Sharp Snodgrass, and Karen Solomon for an evening to remember.

This Thursday, Downtown Independent Democrat President, Sean Sweeney is to host the "People's Fundraiser," a cocktail reception for Julie Menin, currently Comunity Board #1 Chair, to support her bid for elected office. Although not officially announced, Menin is expected to be a candidate for Manhattan Borough President in 2013.

Restore NYC is a fantastic nonprofit, dedicated to restoring freedom, safety and hope for foreign-born survivors of sex trafficking by providing long-term, holistic aftercare services. Bring in the new year at their 5th annual fundraiser party at The Fulton.  The event features a three-hour open bar, light food, dj music, dancing, champagne toasts, midnight countdown and more.

On Thursday, December 15th check out "For Flood's Sake," organized by the Thai Artists Alliance to benefit Thai flood victems.  The event will feature charity raffles, exclusive 2012 calendars, and a silent auction of the original 12 artworks featured in the calendar. All proceeds go to the Thai Red Cross.

It’s that jolly time of year again, and St. Luke’s Annual Christmas Fair promises gingerbread galore! Children from 2 to 12 will have a merry time winning fabulous prizes in the traditional Children’s Carnival, have loads of fun navigating the infamous St. Luke’s Maze and be a star for the day singing in the Karaoke Lounge. New this year, kids can decorate gingerbread cookies or  play on the Wii in the 'chill out' room. Don't miss the Family Holiday Photos (10am -1pm) and Pictures with Santa from 1 - 4pm on the stage by a professional photographer!

Rudin Management needs the City Planning Commission’s approval of its ULURP (land use) application to begin demolition of the St. Vincent’s site and build their luxury condos! You can make a positive difference by being there and speaking out to prevent or delay the next step, which is the City Council.

Join a meeting idevoted to hearing feedback from parents, educators and concerned citizens about the final revised rezoning proposals. NYC DOE Deputy Chancellor of Operations Kathleen Grimm and Deputy Chancellor of Portfolio Planning Marc Sternberg have agreed to attend the meeting.

Celebrate “Children of the World” at the Children At Heart Gala hosted by Children of Chernobyl (CCOC) as it marks the Chernobyl disaster’s 25th anniversary with a star-studded event, including a celebrity roster of attendees and Fantasy Auction items.  Honorees include legendary actor Kirk Douglas who will be presented with the Children At Heart Award by his son, Academy Award winner Michael Douglas.  The Awards will take place November 21, 2011 at Chelsea Piers.

It is a trying time for the #OWS movement.  Yesterday Bloomberg, with his true motivations ablaze, employed a tactical response, removing all encampment and gear from public parks.   Now, without comforts, Occupy Wall Street will demonstrate its resolve.  Today at 5 PM, ralliers will meet at Foley Square and march accross the City.  Check out the facebook page for more information.