Next week’s Tilden General Meeting (May 16th)

May 16th Thursday at 7 pm (note date and time)
Seafarer’s International House at 123 E 15th ST 7 pm
Special speaker Council Member Brad Lander will speak about: Civic Engagement Commission and the Charter Revision. Jt. With ERDC/GSID clubs.

Following the Talk- Tilden will meet for the following agenda:

  1. Call to Order
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Donation committee presents our 2019 Donations to:
    • Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association
    • Jazz Standard’s Jazz Discovery Program
  4. Discussion of Decriminalization of Marijuana Legislation
  5. Committees reports by Chair
    a. Donations
    b. Membership
    c. Housing
    d. Dinner/Gala
  6. State Committeewoman Report
  7. District Leader Report
  8. Old/New business
  9. Adjournment


Ahsia Badi, President


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Local Community Events in our District

Kips Bay Library Free Events for Adults and Kids
Through May at 446 3rd Avenue (at 31st Street). The Kips Bay Library is offering free movie screenings and exercise classes for adults, as well as read-alouds and movies for kids. Click here to view the adult calendar and kids calendar for May.

NYU Langone Public Health Events
NYU Langone is offering a variety of free public health events this month. These events provide screenings, education, and much more. Click here to view NYU Langone’s public health events for the month of May.

Bi-weekly Gardening Club at Stuyvesant Square Park
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM to 12 PM in Stuyvesant Square Park (17th -15th Street at 2nd Avenue) This club meets twice a week to garden in the park. For more information, email

Democracy Civics Series at Tompkins Square Library
Thursdays between April 4 and May 16 at Tompkins Square Library (331 East 10th Street) at 5:30 PM. Each event in this series will involve community conversations where people learn how federal, state, and local governments are structured and how you can make an impact. Each event in this series is free.
Each event in this series is free. For more information, please view the flyer for the series here.

East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Community Open Houses
May 14 from 4 PM to 8 PM and May 15 from 2 PM to 8 PM at the Lower Eastside Girls Club at 402 East 8th Street (at Avenue D). At the event, local residents are encouraged to stop by to learn more about current plans for flood protection along Manhattan’s Lower East Side and planned park improvements. City agencies and members of the design team will be at these open houses to explain and answer questions.
 For more details, please view the event flyer here.

Panel Discussion on Congestion Pricing
Tuesday, May 14 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Henry George School of Social Science on 149 East 38th Street (East 38th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). The panelists will discuss congestion pricing in New York as well as the potential challenges this policy faces.
For more information on the event and to register, please click here.

13th Precinct Sector D Build the Block Meeting
Tuesday, May 14 at 7 PM (doors open at 6:30 PM) at the Kips Bay Community Center at 485 1st Avenue (enter on 29th Street). At this meeting the Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCOs) will hold a discussion on the public safety challenges in the area. Click here for more information.

“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.

It’s My Park Days in Community District Six
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 in Community District Six:

  • Stuyvesant Square Park: Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • East River Esplanade: Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • 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.

Celebrating Spring at the Alice Aycock Pavilion 
May 18, June 1 and June 8 from 1 PM to 4 PM at the Alice Aycock Pavilion (60th Street and the East River Waterfront Esplanade). On these dates, Friends Of the East River Esplanade (60th to 120th Streets) will be celebrating spring with holding art activities from The Craft Studio, free ice cream, face painting, live music, and more. For more information, view this flyer. For updated information, in the event that there is rain and one of these dates may need to be postponed or canceled due to weather, 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.

Celebration of the Life of Former Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association President Rosalee O’Hanley Isaly
Sunday, May 19th at 4 PM at the Stuyvesant Square Park West Fountain (near Rutherford Place and the 16th Street gate). The Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association will be celebrating the life of their late President, Rosalee O’Hanley Isaly, with a memorial tree dedication and remembrances. Speakers will include members of Isaly’s family and William Castro, the Manhattan Borough Commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. People can view the flyer for the tree dedication and remembrances 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. View the event flyer here and RSVP for the event here.

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.

Jewish Heritage Month Celebration
Tuesday, May 28 from 6 PM to 8 PM at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Place). This celebration, which is sponsored by the Office of NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, will honor Chanie Apfelbaum (Founder of Busy in Brooklyn), Joel Grey (Academy Award, Oscar and Tony Award Winner), and Mark Hetfield (President and CEO of HIAS). To RSVP, click here or call 212-669-4466

Council Member Keith Powers Mobile Office Hours
Thursday, May 30 from 12 PM to 2 PM at Stuyvesant Town Community Center (449 East 14th Street). These mobile office hours are an opportunity for people to sit down with representatives from Council Member Powers’ office to talk about issues you care about and work toward solutions. For any questions on these office hours, contact

Jazz Concert at Asser Levy Recreation Center
Friday, May 31 from 6 PM to 7:30 PM at Asser Levy Recreation Center (392 Asser Levy Place). This concert will be with ten-time Grammy nominated artist
Ginetta M. She, who plays pocket trumpet, sings and composes in addition to leading her band. To RSVP, please visit To learn more about the concert, please view the event flyer here.