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June 2015 Community Corner

Mon., 6/8 @ 6:30 PM- NYU Tisch Hall, 40 W. 4th St (at Greene St.), Room LC11

FULL BOARD – Thurs., 6/18 @ 6:30 PM- Scholastic Building, 557 Broadway, Auditorium. Tobi Bergman, Chair.  The public session begins at 6:30 pm. Speakers cards will be accepted from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. Reports from the chair, district manager, borough president, standing committees. Individuals who cannot attend are invited to submit written testimony in advance to the board office.  Written testimony will be placed into the record.

Download the full agenda and June meeting schedule here

Learn more at about all CB2 meetings 

Elizabeth Street Garden:  WEEKLY in the Garden: Children’s Storytime — Wednesdays 11 am-12 am, Kids’ Yoga – Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Meridian Tapping — Sundays, 10 – 11 a.m,  Vinyasa Yoga — Sundays, 11 a.m. – Noon

Tap Attack! & Open Jam, presented by American Tap Dance Foundation @ Elizabeth Street Garden

Jun 13 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Open to tap dance students of all ages, led by ATDF Artistic/Executive Director Tony Waag, will join with the pros to perform the Shim Sham Shimmy. Open jam sessions will enhance the afternoon festivities. Bring your shoes or try on a pair they supply.  For info on American Tap Dance Foundation, click here. *Open to the public and FREE.
Summer Solstice 2015  Jun 20 all day and June 21 @ 12:38 pm— First Day of Summer @ Elizabeth Street Garden with Live Music, as part of Make Music New York
* All Elizabeth Street Garden activities and events are open to the public and FREE – Visit online calendar

International Franchise Expo – June 18-20 2015.  June 18-20 – Javits Center, NY  Take Control of Your Future! The IFE is an opportunity for people to educate themselves about franchising as the safest vehicle to achieve their goal for self-employment and financial success.

*Free Expo & Seminar Admission Compliments of the NY City Department of Small Business Services. 

Register online: International Franchise Expo  *Use Promo code:  NYCSBS

Make Music New York – June 21  Make Music New York Inc. is a NYC-based nonprofit that organizes two annual, participatory musical celebrations: Make Music New York on June 21st, the summer solstice, and Make Music Winter on December 21st, the winter solstice.

Visit Make Music New York for more info on this organization and schedule on 6/21/15.

Housing Works Bookstore and Cafe – June events.  Bookstore and Café have several events weekly for the community;  Please see June calendar for a full listing of all of  this month’s events.  Housing Works Bookstore Cafe has established itself as a New York downtown institution and tourist destination for the last decade. Special events and a fully stocked cafe make this a great place to meet friends, relax, and shop the best book, movie, and music selection in New York City.  The Bookstore is staffed almost entirely by volunteers and 100% of our profits go to Housing Works. Visit at 126 Crosby Street, New York, NY 10012 – Mon–Fri: 9 AM–9 PM | Sat–Sun: 10 AM–5 PM | Phone: 212-334-3324  Visit: www.housingworks.org/events

Center for Italian Modern Art MEDARDO ROSSO EXHIBITION  – Fri & Sat 11am, 1pm, 3pm  Now open – until show closing 6/27/15.  421 Broome Street, 4th floor.  This exhibition brings together sculpture, drawing, and experimental photography by the acclaimed Italian artist, a contemporary and rival of Rodin, who is known chiefly for his three-dimensional work.

Center for Italian Modern Art – Closing Weekend Festa – June 26 and 27 from 11am-8pm .  See event details on this 2 day celebration that includes Italian music, drinks and finger food: 

Website: www.italianmodernart.org

The Judd Foundation  – Guided Visits of 101 Spring Street (must reserve tour)   The Judd Foundation hosts guided visits of 101 Spring Street, the former New York home and studio of Donald Judd. Works on view at 101 Spring Street remain as they were installed by Judd prior to his death. Artists represented in the collection include Carl Andre, Frank Stella, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, and Lucas Samaras. Guided visits available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm; Saturday 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 4pm; Advance booking required. Group visits on Wednesday by appointment. To book a visit Judd Foundation Site

Free artist tours-Judd Foundation is pleased to offer free visits to 101 Spring Street for practicing artists in New York City. If you are an artist living and working in NYC, email us at newyork@juddfoundation.org to book your visit.  Reservation are on a first come, first serve basis.


Implementation of the Spring Street Bicycle Lane starts in early June.   Please see flyer or sign up for e-updates on this and other projects, visit www.nyc.gov/dotnews. For additional information, contact Colleen Chattergoon at the DOT Manhattan Borough Commissioner’s Office at cchattergoon@dot.nyc.gov or (212) 839-6216 or visit our website at www.nyc.gov/dot

Retail owners and managers! United Way of New York City needs your feedback to help shape the future of your workforce. Take the survey to find out more.

Please fill our survey and help us help in understand the retail industry from the perspective of employers that want to build a talented pipeline of entry-level and work ready employees. SURVEY: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PNC3CC8

Are you an immigrant business owner or entrepreneur? The City of New York is offering free business education in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Haitian Creole, Arabic, and Bengali..  Come take courses on topics like business planning and operations, financing and accounting, and marketing. For more information, and to register for an upcoming free business course, visit www.nyc.gov/immigrantbusinesses.

Small Business Services Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer announces the release of Unlocking Potential: Empowering New York City’s Immigrant Entrepreneurs– a report highlighting the economic impact of immigrant entrepreneurs in New York City, and the steps this administration is taking to better serve diverse communities throughout our City.

The report features a number of initiatives including our recently-announced partnership with the Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library, and Queens Public Library systems to train frontline library staff, provide multi-lingual resources, and offer free on-site business education in up to eight languages in library branches across the city.  Download flyer here

City of New York: SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES NOTICE – Waiver of Polystyrene Prohibition

Notice of Public Hearing and Opportunity to Comment on Proposed Rules Regarding New York City’s ban on single-service expanded polystyrene foam articles set to go into effect on July 1, 2015, the Department of Small Business Services has proposed the following rule regarding applications for hardship waivers. Read more at http://rules.cityofnewyork.us/content/waiver-polystyrene-prohibition and download a copy of the proposed rule.

Small Business First is a multi-agency initiative aimed at reducing the burden of regulation on small businesses by making it easier for business owners to comply with the City’s rules and to interact with the City through increased education and support services, as well as improvements to the City’s regulatory environment.

The Department of Buildings welcomes small business owners to its ‘Small Business Owners’ Night’ every Tuesday from 4:00pm – 7:00pm in each of its borough offices.Staff from the Department of Buildings and the Department of Small Business Services will be available to provide information, answer questions, and link business owners to needed resources. Please visit  Manhattan location to attend. Manhattan Borough Office,  280 Broadway – 3rd Floor  New York, NY 10007

For additional information about Small Business Owners’ Night, please visit:www.nyc.gov

For more information about Small Business First, please visit: www.nyc.gov/smallbizfirst

One New York plan – The deBlasio administration recently released the One New York plan as the blueprint to ensure NYC grows a strong and just city.  The plan calls on the City’s partners to work together on shared goals for building a strong region, and the it requires months of engagement with thousands of New Yorkers across the five boroughs – including through an online survey available in seven language and dozens of community meetings.

In the coming months, the de Blasio administration will continue the conversation with residents, civic leaders, and elected officials to refine initiatives and encourage civic engagement.

The full report is available at www1.nyc.gov/html/onenyc/index.html  or www.nyc.gov/html/onenyc/downloads/pdf/publications/OneNYC.pdf.

 Report from Manhattan Borough President Gale H. Brewer:  New report on urban agriculture, How our Gardens Grow. Brewer’s office has just issued How Our Gardens Grow, a report with recommendations for helping grow the urban agriculture movement. New York City is home to an array of urban plots, hydroponic farms, and greenhouses in addition to more than 170 community gardens. This “urban agriculture” yields tremendous benefits for our neighborhoods, our economy, and the environment: it teaches valuable skills and sustainably produces fresh, healthy, locally-grown food.  In addition, Brewer’s  office is committing funding of up to $1 million in grants to establish or expand urban agriculture projects in schools and will sponsor an Urban Farming Symposium this fall in cooperation with Cornell University Cooperative Extension.

Read report Here





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