Category: Events

Celebrating the Dominican Day Parade― and one ambitious student

Hundreds of Dominican revelers and uptown community members joined me and my staff to kick off the Dominican Day Parade with dancing, picaderas and an award ceremony at the United Palace Theater. More than 750,000 Dominican-Americans call New York City home—and Washington Heights is the epicenter of this growing community. I host a kickoff reception every year in partnership with Deputy Borough President Aldrin Bonilla and elected officials in the… Read more

Aging Artfully: an event for seniors

Elderly woman wearing red dancing “Creative aging is what we accomplish not in spite of aging, but because of aging…aging itself can be a catalyst for rich new experiences, offering a way to renew passions and reinvent oneself.” –Dr. Gene D. Cohen. The arts are a way of exploring meaning and purpose. For older adults, discovering creative passions allows for new reflection and a deeper appreciation of life’s beauty. Join Manhattan Borough President Gale A.… Read more

Tuesday, June 21, 5-8pm: Make Music NY Concert at Carl Schurz Park

Join Gale, the Borough President’s Office, and the Friends of Carl Schurz Park Tuesday evening for a concert featuring local musicians and students performing jazz, soul, pop, rock, and more! The concert, part of Make Music NY, will be held in beautiful Carl Schurz Park (East End Avenue at 86th Street), from 5-8pm. The run of show: Sarah DeLeo
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
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View Rarely-Seen, Historic Manhattan Maps at Open House New York

This Saturday, Oct. 17, as part of Open House New York, Borough President Gale A. Brewer’s office will display the complete John Randel map of Manhattan — which includes the first map to plot Manhattan’s numbered street grid from Houston Street to 155th Street, as set out in the 1811 “Commissioner’s Plan.” New York City’s five Borough Presidents are responsible for maintaining the official maps for their boroughs. The Manhattan… Read more

Access Manhattan: Services for Stronger Communities

Every day from a storefront on 125th Street, the Manhattan Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office helps residents with their economic, environmental and quality-of-life concerns. This fall, we are excited to launch Access Manhattan, a series of workshops and forums that connect the community with the essential city services they need. The first workshop was on the IDNYC identification card. More events on topics ranging from tenant support, senior rent… Read more

Announcing the Fall 2015 Community Board Leadership Training Series

Update: Registration is closed. The Fall 2015 Community Board Leadership Development Series is beginning this month with two-hour classes on topics important to Community Board members. All sessions will be held in the Northern Manhattan office at 431 W. 125th St, and will give registration priority to Community Board members who have not yet taken courses. Sessions are also open to the public, but all must RSVP. View a complete Read more

Brewer to hold Urban Agriculture Symposium on Oct. 14

NEW YORK – Borough President Gale A. Brewer announced her office will sponsor a symposium on urban agriculture on October 14, to exchange knowledge, experience, and best practices for growing community-based urban agriculture programs. Brewer has made urban agriculture a focus for her office, releasing How Our Gardens Grow, a report on expanding urban gardens, farms, and other agriculture projects that followed nearly six months of surveys, interviews, and… Read more

Public Hearing on Manhattan Traffic Congestion, September 17, 2015

While the City is currently conducting an extensive study of the effects of for-hire vehicles (such as Uber) on city traffic, we all know that traffic congestion occurs for many reasons– and so there are many possible solutions. Under the NY City Charter, Borough Presidents are empowered to conduct public hearings on matters of public interest. BP Gale A. Brewer’s first hearing will be conducted on the topic of traffic… Read more