ES - 14th to 59th Street

August 4-18: Summer Streets

Park Ave btw 14th and 59th St
Saturday, August 4, 11 or 18 at 10:30 a.m.
DEADLINE to sign up is Friday (the day before) at 8 p.m.

Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in August, nearly seven miles of NYC's streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.

Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

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June 27: Intro to Civic Engagement

Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge, 986 2nd Ave (btw 52nd & 53rd)
Wednesday, June 27 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

One way to better know, love and serve our neighbors is to participate in our community through civic engagement. Join us to explore how we can engage with local municipalities for the common good. We'll discuss the basics of local civics and present opportunities for involvement.  Registration below is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome, too!

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Caroline – Earth Day

I've lived on the Upper East Side for a total of 19 years (two different time periods and two different apartments). My husband, children and I live in an apartment in a cooperative on 2nd Avenue. I've also lived in Chelsea, Columbus Circle and Greenwich Village, but I have really loved living in one of the least touristy neighborhoods in the city. 

For four hours on Earth Day, April 22, there were over a dozen Redeemer Eastside folks working to protect the street trees on First Avenue from 59th to 72nd Streets. Armed with work gloves, hand rakes and 350 bags of fresh mulch, we cleaned the tree beds of cigarette butts and chewing gum, loosened the soil, and covered the tree beds with mulch. The mulch was provided free of charge by kind folks at the NYC Sanitation Department who hauled it and dropped them off at each tree for those 12 blocks. It was a dirty, drizzly and tiring project, but it felt great to be serving our neighborhood in a concrete (or non-concrete haha) way! Special thanks to the Upper Green Side maven, Sarah Gallagher who organized the mulch delivery and provided garbage bags, tools, gloves, even kneepads and snacks! 

There were a handful of people who approached us and asked how they could get involved, and many more who called out, "Happy Earth Day" to us. Of the volunteers, five were middle- and high-school kids who enjoyed getting their hands in the dirt and working with tools. We enjoyed the camaraderie, and the feeling of accomplishment to see the tree beds cleaned and nourished. It was a visible, tangible way to serve our neighborhood!

(past event) May 9: CB6 Community Board Meeting

Location TBD
Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m.

CB6 represents the area on the east side of Manhattan from 14th to 59th Streets, from the East River to Lexington Avenue, and extending west to Madison Avenue between 34th and 40th Streets. The Full Board meets monthly every second Wednesday at 7 p.m. At these meetings you will learn what is happening in your community and be able to offer your input. Topics range from proposed liquor licenses to new schools, from parks to health issues, and many other issues. 

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