Community New & Politics - Events

On Tuesday,  March 26th, BAC presents a panel of legal and insurance professionals, including representatives of Fractured Atlas and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, to explain how artists can best prepare for a potential future disaster like Superstorm Sandy.


A special celebration commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Love Canal crisis in Niagara Falls will be held on March 6th. The event commemorates the victory at Love Canal and acknowledges Lois Gibbs and those who sacrificed so much to protect families from toxic exposures and establish new laws and regulations to create a safer world for all.


Back by popular demand, this convivial Friends of James Beard Benefit onMarch 24th, will bring together a formidable group of chefs from both near and far to prepare the ultimate family-style feast at New York City’s iconic Chelsea Market. More than 250 guests will be seated at 3 long tables to enjoy a family–style meal served by more than 15 chefs, from near and far


Celebrity Reality Stars will join forces on February 9th, at The New York City Fashion Week event The Reality of FASHION, The Reality of AIDS to walk the runway for a first-of-its- kind philanthropic event. The goal of the evening is to raise $300,000+ in funding that will directly benefit AIDS United.


Come to the wildest party in the city on January 30 and support wildlife conservation. The Wildlife Conservation Film Festivals (WCFF) will host an opening night reception fundraiser to kick off their third annual New York festival benefiting EcoHealth Alliance. This intimate gathering will feature well-known animal experts, surprise guests, short films and an exclusive silent auction.


Come join “Rally Downtown,” a event to support the Lower Manhattan businesses that were so affected by Superstorm Sandy. On December 7th, play the Foursquare small business scavenger hunt across lower Manhattan, on Saturday, December 8th join the eighborhood restaurant, bar and family-friendly shopping “crawls.” Both initiatives promise to be a lot of fun and of great value to both consumers and our downtown businesses.


Using the famous first words of the U.S. Constitution as its title, the exhibition explores issues of identity politics, demographic trends, swing-state gaming, and the influence of special interests against the backdrop of this year's political debates. We the People will create a diorama of the American populace using strategically chosen examples of figurative painting, sculpture, and photography.  "We the People" will run through November 9th, to coincide with the 2012 presidential election, and will take a close look at who the American people are, as seen through 68 different artists' eyes.


Grab yo' masks and grab yo' capes! Lose your secret identity and enter the covert lair of Gotham's most heroic haunted townhouse.  At the Superheroes & Villains Halloween Party show off your super power and features music, open bar, and unlimited food. All while supporting a fantastic cause! Saturday, October 27th.


T. Schreiber Studio and Theatre will hold a Salute to New York Theatre at the Maritime Hotel on Monday, November 12, beginning at 6pm. The event will feature the presentation of TSS 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards to Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light, who is scheduled to return to Broadway later this season in The Assembled Parties; Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright John Patrick Shanley; and NY1 theater critic Roma Torre. Julie Halston will serve as host.


Can you recall a time when there was a bigger backlash against women’s reproductive and workplace rights? Birth control, equal pay—even rape victims—are under attack. What do women stand to lose, and how can we get back on track? Join the discussion with NOW-NYC and leading advocates for women, tonight at 6pm. Panelists include Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney, Shelby Knox, and Tamika Mallory.