Community New & Politics - Events

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.

Please join the Junior Committee for The New York Center for Children on Monday November 14 to aid the underprivileged and abused children of New York City. Guests will enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres by Bobo's master chef, and our signature JCNYCC auction featuring luxury products, a Waldorf spa experience, and getaways to Mexico and beyond.

In a land far, far away (Staten Island) exists a magical field with pumpkins, and treats, and sweet nectar galore.  Take the trip to visit Decker Farms this weekend and get your own pumpkin straight from the vine. Along with pumpkin picking, there is an array of home grown produce, an awesome Craft Beer Festival, and decadent treats galore.  So come for the pumpkins and stay for the pumpkin cheesecake!

#ows is growing. We will be in a thousand cities in this country by the end of the month - hundreds of cities in other countries. We will see General Assemblies on six continents. Today at 3pm in the afternoon a General Assembly will convene in Washington Square Park. At the same time Anti-Flag will play an acoustic set in Liberty Square in solidarity with our movement's expansion.

Live and Learn’s goal is to prevent unfettered, irresponsible residential development in communities surrounding schools, without upgrading the basic school infrastructure to meet the ever increasing needs of the students.  Rudin Development is planning the largest residential development in 30 years at the previous St. Vincent Hospital site and 75 Morton Street remains an inexpensive alternative to resolve the problem of overcrowding.

An important meeting to determine what will become of the old St. Vincent’s space on Thursday morning, at 10am.  The Rudin/NS-LIJ Condo plan is going before the Public Health panel for approval of its “Certificate of Need” for its plan to build 450 luxury condos at the site of the former O’Toole Clinic Bulding.  It is essential that they hear our community’s voice.