Community New & Politics - Events

The “Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair” celebrates its 33rd anniversary this February, at P.S. 3 in the West Village. "The Hippie School" as it’s alternative education pioneers fondly nicknamed it in 1971 (and by which it is still known today) sponsors this event yearly to raise funds for the school's inspired enrichment programs.

"Never in the history of NYC has a long established historic community been requested to give up its residential character and directed to become a commercial-retail complex benefiting a private institution whose global dreams of expansion undermine what Greenwich Village stands for and represents to the City and the world."

Tomorrow, join Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, Chairman of the Labor Committee and The New York State Department of Labor in Harlem for a Job & Career Fair— an event needed by many New Yorkers.  If you are a job seeker, meet prospective employers and vice versa. Let's get back to work New York!

Distinguished panelists will discuss:
· The origins of the Bialystoker Home for the Aged, 228 East Broadway
· Its vital role in caring for the elderly and infirm of the community for 80 years
· The neighborhood, NYC and the nation during the Great Depression
· Its unique architectural character reflecting the Jewish heritage of the Lower East Side
· The recent vacating of its residents and proposed sale, ongoing efforts to preserve the building through landmark designation, and possible scenarios for its redevelopment  

Please join NYU for a panel discussion on the importance of government funding for the arts. The panel will include Director of Programs at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Sergio Bessa; Executive Director at American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens; and Executive Director of the Cultural Strategies Initiative, Paul Nagle. The conversation will be moderated by Director of the NYU Fales Library, Marvin Taylor.

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.