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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.


No doubt, marketers are hard at work targeting our children with their messages and creating young demand for their products. Companies in the U.S. today spend some $17 billion yearly advertising to children, a 150-fold increase from just a few decades ago. Some cash-strapped school districts have even started selling ads on and sometimes in their school buses as a way to bolster sagging education budgets.


Honoring Chef Todd English, the American Cancer Society Presents “The 7th Annual Taste of Hope,” its signature culinary, wine and spirits event. Featuring some of New York’s most popular chefs, restaurants and beverage vendors, guests enjoy a walk around tasting format where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits and inventive cocktails. Hosted annually by the American Cancer Society, all proceeds from Taste of Hope go toward our goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.


The Museum of Natural History celbrates "Cherry Blossoms: Japan Fest" for the 100th anniversary of the gift of Japanese cherry blossoms to New York City with four days of family-friendly activities.


Poverty in America officially has a new face: women. More than half of the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty are women, and 29 percent of adult women are more likely to be poor than adult men. In celebration of Women’s History Month, join broadcaster Tavis Smiley and an panel of forward-thinking experts for a thought-provoking conversation outlining the root causes of poverty among women and children—and developing real solutions.


The Zeitgeist Movement is a global sustainability advocacy organization with a focus on using modern technologies to install a new socioeconomic model that would improve our current food, transportation, environment and lives! It’s an ambitious organization with a cardinal cause. Join the do-gooders on their annual event, ZDay, to celebrate not only the ideas of the The Zeitgeist Movement but also the creativity of socially conscious artists in our community. This year's line up of events includes talented musicians, performers and speakers. All are welcome!


Seven faith leaders led a total of 15 people arrested outside Governor Cuomo’s New York office (633 3rd Ave) at noon. The faith leaders kneeled in prayer before five beds to symbolize the real impact his proposed cuts to human services budget will have on the homeless and other communities in need. Declaring the budget a moral document, leaders demanded that the loopholes letting the wealthiest corporations off the hook over a billion dollars from the treasury must be closed.