Saturday, March 19, 2011

Quality of Life

Free Forum for Assistance with Local, State and Federal Programs
On Thursday, March 24, the New York Federal Executive Board and the Social Security Administration in cooperation with the VA Medical Center will host a “Government Working Together” forum. This event is free and open to the general public. Individuals in need of the following services should attend:

  • Social Security Administration (SSA)/Supplemental Security Income
  • Medicare/Medicaid including Part B premiums
  • Senior Citizens Rent Increase Exemptions
  • Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance
  • Food Stamps
  • NYC Transit
  • US Internal Revenue Service Programs
  • US Housing & Urban Development Programs
  • Veterans Affairs/Rehabilitation/Homelessness Programs
  • US Small Business Administration Programs

The event will be located at the VA Medical Center, located at 423 East 23rd Street, in the ground floor conference room from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For further information, please call Carmen Ross at (212) 264-2500.

NYC Department of Education

The Department of Adult and Continuing Education offer an impressive list of classes. Department of Education classes are an excellent way to get free job training in New York. These classes prepare you for a variety of NYC jobs. Choices include such courses as Computer Literacy, Heath Education Careers/Medical Billing, and Technical Careers such as Culinary Arts, Welding and Carpentry. Classes are offered day, evening and Saturdays in 8 different locations ranging from Manhattan to Brooklyn and the Bronx. The link below can help direct you to the center closest to you.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

New York City Street Fairs – March & April, 2011

Saturday, March 19

Washington Place Festival

Washington Pl. from 6th Ave to Grove St.

Saturday, March 26

Christopher Street Festival

Christopher from 7th Ave to Greenwich Ave

Sunday, March 27

Waverly Place Festival

Waverly from Christopher to MacDougal

Saturday, April 2

East Village Festival

4th Avenue from 5th Street to Astor Place

Sunday, April 3

23rd Street Festival

23rd Street from 8th Ave to 7th Ave.

Saturday, April 9

23rd Street Festival

23rd Street from 9th Ave to 8th Ave

Sunday, April 10

Union Square/Broadway Festival

Broadway from 17th Street to 23rd Street

Saturday, April 16

Astor Place Festival

Astor Place from Lafayette Street to Broadway

Saturday, April 16

Westchester Avenue Festival

Westchester from Bergen to 3rd Avenue

Saturday April 16 

PAL. Festival

University Place from Waverly Pl. - 14th Street

Sunday April 17 

Times Square Spring Block Party

45th Street from 6th - 7th Avenue

Sunday, April 17

Myrtle Avenue Festival

Myrtle Ave from Fresh Pond to Wyckoff

Sunday, April 17

West 4th Street Festival

4th St. from Washington Square to Lafayette

Friday, April 22

Maiden Lane Festival

Maiden Lane from South Street to Water Street

Saturday April 23 

Herald Square Spring Block Party

33rd St. from 6th - 7th Avenue

Saturday, April 23

8th Avenue Festival

8th Avenue from 14th to 23rd Streets

Saturday, April 23

Greenpoint Avenue Festival

Greenpoint from Queens Blvd. to 44th Street

Saturday April 30

The Earth Awareness Day Fair at Herald Square

Broadway from 35th -38th Street

Saturday, April 30

Lexington Avenue Festival

Lexington Avenue from 60th to 66th Street

Saturday, April 30

Greenwich Avenue Festival 

Greenwich from 6th to 7th Avenue

Street Fairs and Festivals

Sunday, May 1

Court Street from Union to 9th Street

Court Street "Brooklyn"

Thursday, May 5 

Cinco De Mayo at Grand Central Station Fair

43rd St. from Lexington - 3rd Avenue

Friday, May 6 

Civic Community Day Fair

Murray Street – from Broadway to Church Street

Saturday, May 7

3rd Avenue Festival

3rd Avenue from 14th to 23rd Streets

Saturday, May 7

Astor Place Festival

Astor Place – from Lafayette St. to Broadway

Saturday. May 7 

Third Avenue Merchants Spring Expo

3rd Avenue – from 23rd - 34th Street

Sunday, May 8 

Amsterdam Avenue Fair

Amsterdam Avenue – from 96th to 106th Street

Sunday, May 8

Broadway Festival

Broadway – from 14th to 8th Streets

Sunday, May 8

Upper Broadway Festival

Broadway from 60th to 65th Streets

Friday, May 13 

Financial Community Day Festival

Maiden Lane – from Water - South Street

Saturday, May 14

2nd Avenue Festival

2nd Avenue – from 14th to 4th Streets

Saturday, May 14

Graham Avenue Fiesta

Graham Avenue – from Boerum Street to Broadway

Saturday, May 14 

Children of The World Festival

6th Avenue – from 42nd - 56th Street

Sunday, May 15 

Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival

Broadway – from 17th - 23rd Street

Friday, May 20 

NYC Business Expo

Greenwich Street – from Barclay to Warren Street

Saturday, May 21

63rd Drive Festival

63rd Drive – from Austin St. to Queens Blvd

Saturday, May 21

6th Avenue Festival

6th Avenue – from 23rd to 14th Streets

Saturday, May 21 

Lower Third Avenue Summer Festival

3rd Avenue – from 6th - 14th Streets

Sunday,  May 22 

Times Square Fair

Broadway – from 47th to 57th Streets

Friday, May 27

Grand Central Spring Fair

43rd Street – from Lexington to 3rd Avenue

Saturday, May 28

Waverly Place Festival

Washington Square North – from University to 6th Avenue

Saturday, May 28

Lexington Avenue Spring Festival

Lexington Avenue – from 42nd to 57th Street

 Sunday, May 29

The Annual Spring Jubilee

Lexington Avenue from 23rd - 34th Street

Monday, May 30

Madison Avenue Community Expo

Madison Avenue – from 42nd to 57th Street

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Events Early 2011 – NYC

Irving Penn

More than twenty platinum still lifes taken between 1979 and 1980 from what Penn deemed his “Archaeology” works: photographs investigating seemingly inconsequential junk, like plumbing fittings, steel fragment, bolts, and bones.  Pace/MacGill, 32 E. 57th St., 9th fl., (Madison Ave) – 212-759-7999  

Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified US History (almost free)

Who knew that so many government secrets revolved around food? In their new book, Edible Secrets: A Food Tour of Classified US History, authors Michael Hoerger and Mia Partlow delve into the culinary underbelly of America, uncovering details about attempts to poison Fidel Castro via milk shakes, and how the Coke-versus-Pepsi battle has affected the White House. Chew on more of these tidbits tonight, when the authors chat about their work at Bluestockings. $5 – 172 Allen St (at Stanton St) (212) 777-6028

Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Center through – March 28, 2011

With an emphasis on genre-bending, originality and spirited collaborations, the Ecstatic Music Festival will make its New York debut from January to March at the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center. The concert series will feature more than a dozen exciting performances uniting artists from the worlds of classical music and alternative pop and rock. Highlights include a free kickoff show by Buke & Gass (January 17), Dan Deacon performing with So Percussion (January 20), Owen Pallet with Doveman and Nadia Sirota (March 9), and the Clogs taking the stage with the Brooklyn Youth Chorus (March 12). For more information, visit Merkin Concert Hall - Kaufman Center, 129 West 67th Street (Broadway) New York, NY 10023 phone: (212) 501-3343

Museum of the Moving Image  2011 – ongoing Daily: Every day – 

The Museum of the Moving Image—long one of NYC's gems—is reborn for the New Year. Its two-year, $67 million expansion and renovation project has beefed up the museum's state-of-the-art facilities and doubled its size. The main permanent exhibition, Behind the Screen, an interactive exploration of the production and exhibition of film and television, has been completely revamped; a new 267-seat theater will screen series that delve into the classics of Hollywood and world cinema and avant-garde film as well; and the museum will be unveiling its new flexible exhibition space with Real Virtuality, consisting of five bold experiments in art and digital technology. $5 suggested donation – 35th Avenue at 37th Street (Astoria–35 Av/36 St), Astoria, (718) 784-4520 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010



Sponsored by Assembly Member Micah Z. Kellner

Flu season has arrived! Protect yourself with a FREE flu shot. The flu shot is recommended and offered free for those at high risk of flu-related complications:

·      People 65 years of age or older

·      Those with chronic lung (asthma, emphysema) or heart problems

·      Other chronic diseases such as diabetes, kidney or immunological problems

·      Women who will be in their second or third trimester of pregnancy during the flu season


Shots are available, by appointment only, on two dates:

Wednesday, October 20: 10:00am-1:00pm
St. Stephen of Hungary Parish 
414 East 82nd Street (Between 1st and York Avenues)
Courtesy of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York

Flu shots are limited and appointments are necessary.

To make an appointment, please call my office at (212) 860-4906.


Sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger

Free Flu Shots:

My office along with Lenox Hill Senior Center, St. Peters Church and Visiting Nurse Service are cosponsoring free flu shots this October 18th.  Appointments are still available between 10:45 AM and 12:45 AM, and will be given at St. Peter’s Church, Senior Center, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St. Flu shots are free but shots are limited and availability is on a first come, first served basis.  To make an appointment please call the Office of Senator Liz Krueger: (212) 490-9535.




From Council Member Jessica Lappin

It’s My Park Volunteer Day
Saturday, October 23
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Meeting at the northwest corner of 63rd and York
Join Upper Green Side and local volunteers to help clean up and tend the East River Esplanade.  We’ll cover as much of the 63rd to 96th Street stretch as our people-power will make possible.




Tuesdays at 10 a.m.

John Jay Park (77th Street and Cherokee Place)

Administered by the NYC Parks Department

For more information, call (212) 408-0259


Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m.

Carl Schurz Park (86th Street and East End Avenue)

Administered by the City Parks Foundation

For more information, call (718) 760-6999


Fitness Walking


Wednesdays, 11:00 am -12:00 pm

John Jay Park (77th Street and Cherokee Place)

beginning October 6

For more information, call (212) 408-0259


Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Carl Schurz Park (86th Street and East End Avenue)

Administered by the City Parks Foundation

For more information, call (718) 760-6999




John Jay Park (77th Street and Cherokee Place)

Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

beginning October 8th

For more information, call (212) 408-0259


State Senator Liz Krueger


Fourth Annual Senior Resource Fair

Thursday, October 7, 2010,  1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Temple Emanu-El

One East 65th Street (at Fifth Avenue)

 Over 50 Exhibitors Providing Information for Older Adults

Free Admission ● Refreshments ● Wheelchair Accessible

Senior Resource Guide Free




For further information, contact,

or call (212) 490-9535



Pet and Elder Empowerment Project


Search and Care has created the Pet and Elder Empowerment Project (PEEP), aimed at helping Seniors who have pets that they need help caring for.  The program provides volunteers to help with feeding, trips to the vet, walking, and other care.  For Seniors who no longer have pets and miss their companionship, volunteers will also offer visits with their pets.  The program is available to residents of the area served by Search and Care, which includes 86th Street to 110th Street, from 5th Avenue to the East River.  If you or someone you know would could benefit from this program, or if you would like to be a volunteer with PEEP, please call (212) 2895300 or email


Health Seminars

New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center

will hold Health and Wellness Seminars entitled


Reducing Brest Cancer Risk: New Medical and Surgical Techniques on

Tuesday, October 26, 2010;


Feeling Hungry: Emotional Easting and Eating Disorders on

Tuesday, November 2, 2010;


Improving Your ZZZ’s: Strategies to Address Lack of Sleep on

Tuesday, November 9, 2010;

Sound Great: Medical and Surgical Rehabilitation for Hearing Loss on

Tuesday, November 16, 2010.


The seminars will be held at the Weill Cornell Medical College, Uris Auditorium, 1300 York Avenue

(at East 69th Street). The lectures are free and open to the public,

for more information or to RSVP, please call (212) 821-0888.




Thursday, September 3, 2009


While we are all waiting for Health Care Reform, some may find the following list handy. It's compiled for those who can afford neither insurance nor medical help. 

Please pass it along.  

Tuesday 9/15/09 at 4:00 PM.

Free Vision Screening

University Optometric Center, 

33 W 42nd Street (5th & 6th Avenues) 


Eye Care:

Glasses and Prescriptions

New Eyes for the Needy

(You will need the help of a Social worker to apply)


NYC Free Clinic  

16 East 16th Street, 



Columbia Student Medical Outreach 

Complete medical evaluations

21 Audubon Avenue, 


Mt. Sinai (EHHOP)

Students see patients under the supervision of the General Internal Medicine faculty. 

1470 Madison Avenue, 


Weill Cornell Community Clinic

Student-led initiative aimed at providing high-quality and equitable health care to uninsured individuals in New York City.

East 70th Street at York Avenue, Helmsley Building, 4th floor,



Manhattan Breast Health Partnership

19 W. 56th Street, 3rd floor

Eddy Manzo – Manager: (212) 237-3910

Wing Li Leung – Case Manager: 

(212) 237-3883

Patricia Bernard – Case Manager: (212) 237-3901

Ana Maria Barreto – Rescreening Coordinator: (212) 492-8416
Fax: (212) 237-3855

HIV/STD Testing Clinics

Free and Confidential. 

For additional information call 311.