May Tilden Democrats Events

Tilden’s General Meeting

May 16th Thursday at 7 pm (note date and time)
Seafarer’s International House at 123 E 15th ST

Council Member Brad Lander will be speaking about the NYC Charter revision at 7pm.

We are co-hosting this event with our sister clubs ERDC and GSID.
Club will meet individually after our speaker to discuss individual club related issues.

We’ve posted community events in our district below. Please note the Charter Revision Commission hearing on May 9th as well as the DOE’s Diversity Town Hall on May 1st.


Ahsia Badi, President


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Community Events :

Town Hall on NYC Public School Diversity
Monday, May 1 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Clinton School (10 East 15th Street). At the town hall, The School Diversity Advisory Group, with special guest Chancellor Richard Carranza, will discuss school diversity and integration in New York City. Doors will open at 6 PM. Click here to RSVP.

Opportunity to Clean Tree Beds in Murray Hill
Saturday, May 4 from 9 AM to 12 PM (meeting place is at the southwest corner of 35th Street and Third Avenue, in front of 166 East 35th Street). This event, which is sponsored by the The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association’s Merry Murray Mulchers, provides residents with an opportunity to make a difference and contribute to neighborhood cleaning and beautification. People who come will be provided with mechanical “reach extenders”, gloves, garbage bags and vests. The rain date is the following Saturday, May 11th.

Annual Clean and Green of Augustus St. Gaudens Playground
Sunday, May 5 from 10 AM to 2 PM at Augustus St. Gaudens Playground (328 2nd Avenue, which is on 2nd Avenue between 19th and 20th Streets). This is an opportunity to help clean Augustus St. Gaudens Playground. Equipment will be provided, and no RSVP is necessary. This event is sponsored by Gramercy Neighborhood Associates, in partnership with  Partnership for Parks, Warshaw Hardware and Florie Huppert Design. View more details on this event here.

It’s My Park Days 
It’s My Park Days are times when people come together each year to volunteer and celebrate their neighborhood parks. Here are the upcoming It’s My Park Days

  • Kips Bay Promenade (2nd Avenue median between 30th and 33rd Streets): Saturday, May 4 from 10 AM to noon. Volunteers will meet in front of the Sherwin Williams; people will be tree composting/mulching and cleaning up tree beds.
  • Bellevue South Park and KBK9 Dog Park (on Mount Carmel Place and East 27th Street): Saturday, May 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM; volunteers will meet in the center of the park.
  • Vincent Albano Park and Playground (2nd Avenue and East 29th Street): Sunday, May 19 from 9:30 AM until 2 PM.

Town Hall on the Reuse of Closed Religious Properties
Monday, May 6 at 7 PM at Cooper Union’s Rose Auditorium, which is located at 41 Cooper Square (at East 7th Street). This town hall, which is sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Cooper Square Community Land Trust, Community Board 3, Habitat for Humanity, the Cooper Square Committee, and Council members Carlina Rivera and Margaret Chin, will discuss a variety of topics relating to the reuse of closed religious properties. For more information, please view the event flyer here. For any questions, please contact the Cooper Square Community Land Trust at (212) 228-8210.

2019 NYC Charter Revision Commission Manhattan Borough Hearing
May 9, 2019 at 6:00 PM at City Hall in the Council Chambers. At this meeting, the 2019 Charter Revision Commission will be holding a hearing to solicit feedback on the preliminary staff report. For more information, click here. To see a flyer discussing how people can be involved in the New York City Charter process, click here.

Celebrating Mothers Through Art
Friday, May 10 from 5 PM to 8:30 PM at Recreation Center 54 (348 East 54th Street). At this event, people will be able to join the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for a celebration of Mother’s Day through several different artistic activities. This event is free, but an RSVP is needed. To RSVP, email To find out more information about the event, view the event flyer here.

“Art Inspired By” Series at Asser Levy Recreation Center
May 17 and June 21 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place). On these three dates, people can create their own masterpieces inspired by work from famous artists. The series will include an overview of the artist and then a workshop. The April 19th event will focus on work from Andy Warhol, the May 17 event will focus on work from Curtis King, and the June 21 event will focus on work from Frida Kahlo. For more information, click here.

Opportunity to Shred Old Papers
Sunday, May 19 from 10 AM to 4 PM. During this time, the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will host their 12th Annual Citywide Shredfest Identity Theft Prevention event at Union Square and other locations throughout the five boroughs. Participants can bring old bank statements, old pay stubs, credit card applications and other papers with personal identifying information to be shredded, free of charge. For more details, view the event flyer here.

CB6 Forum on Combating Hate Crimes Through Education
On Monday, May 20th at 6:30 PM, CB6’s Housing, Homeless, & Human Rights Committee is hosting a forum at Baruch College’s Engleman Recital Hall on combating hate crimes through education. Council Member Mark Levine will moderate a panel discussion on the topic. More details on the panelists will be available soon.

Day of Games for Senior Citizens
Wednesday, May 22 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place, or off 23rd Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive). This day is an opportunity for senior citizens to join the Asser Levy Recreation Center for a day of sports that will include basketball, pickle ball, volleyball, track and field, and tennis. This event is free, but an RSVP is needed. To RSVP, email To find out more information about the expo, view the event flyer here.

Forum on the Diversity of New York City’s Neighborhoods and Schools
Tuesday, May 28 from 4 PM to 7:30 PM at the NYU Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South). The event will feature the release of the NYU Furman Center’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2018 report, which examines the connection between neighborhood racial diversity and racial diversity in traditional public primary schools. Panelists at this event  the implications of this relationship for neighborhoods, schools, and New York City. For more information or to RSVP, click here.