Community News & Politics - Take action

On August 18th, FringeNYC presents I’m Sorry, a one-woman play, written and performed by Katy Lidsky, about how a people-pleasing apologist became an animal-loving activist. Funny and poignant, this hour-long dramedy, focuses on one woman's journey to finding her voice.


The Special Olympics New York Junior Committee is at it again on August7th. Join them for another rousing cocktail benefit downtown, at Hotel Chantelle, to support the 56,000 athletes of Special Olympics New York. Drinks will be flowing and music will be pumping! Celebrate summer with us on the roof deck -- see you there!

Join a dedicated group of volunteers to knit and crochet housewarming gifts for Habitat for Humanity on August 17th! All 2012 yarn crafts will be donated to 12 new Habitat families who will be moving into a new complex in the Brownsville-Ocean Hill section of Brooklyn. We provide yarn and advanced instruction; you bring the tools and skill

Join QUEEROCRACY and Visual AIDS on Thursday, July 19th, as they facilitate a process of what it takes to create an action.  An emphasis will be placed on the communicative and community aspect of activism. The goal is to ensure that all those who want to participate in current AIDS activism can begin to find their place of empowerment within the ever-growing and multifaceted movement. 

The New York Public Library needs your help to stop a proposed $43 million city budget cut. It takes just seconds to make a donation or sign a letter urging elected officials to reverse the harshest cut in NYPL's history and help preserve vital Library services.  Speak up for Jefferson Market Library NOW!

Sal Polisi owns a wood carving shop at the foot of Pier 15.  Last year, Sal was told by the City (NYC Economic Development Corp.) that his shop would be relocated underneath the FDR Drive, in close proximity to its current location. Apparently this offer has been rescinded, and he is now facing eviction. The Seaport Committee of Community Board 1 will meet tonight, Tuesday, June 19th, and Sal’s plight will be on the agenda. Please come down and speak on Sal’s behalf, or just show your support by being present.

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste ("e-waste") recycling event in Chelsea on June 16th to responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics from New York City residents.

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Our friendship, integrated employment and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Join the Harlem Educational Activities Fund on May 3rd for an evening of dancing and refreshments as we raise funds to help high potential, under-resourced public school students achieve college success! HEAF is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life.

What are GMO's anyway? Genetically Modified Organisms are created when genes from one species, such as bacteria, viruses or human, are forced into the DNA of another crop, or even into animals to produce new traits. This relatively new technology is becoming more and more widespread as chemical companies keep creating new strains of DNA altered seeds, and forcing farmers to use them.