Homeless New Yorkers Day of Remembrance

The Longest Night of the Year Candlelight Vigil

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 | 7:00p Eastern

Pershing Square | 42nd Street at Park Avenue

On National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day, join helpNYC and other community leaders in remembering the neighbors we have lost due to homelessness. The Longest Night of the Year Candlelight vigil will bring together New Yorkers to shed light on the solvable epidemic of homelessness in New York City.

The 2021 Homeless Names of Remembrance provided by Care for the Homeless and Urban Pathways.

Special thanks to the following, for their commitment to this event...

The Laura B. Vogler Foundation

The National Coalition for the Homeless

The National Health Care for the Homeless

The National Consumer Advisory Board

The United States Census

Office of New York City Council Member Carlina Rivera

Mayor's Office of Citywide Events Coordination and Management (CECM)

Street Activities Permit Office (SAPO)

New York Police Department - Midtown South

New York Fire Department - Public Assembly Unit (LPAA)

Grand Central Partnership,

Manhattan Community Board 5

Care for the Homeless

Urban Pathways

King Displays


B & H Video

helpNYC Leadership

J. RueMel Parkin, Executive Director & Chair

Charlotte O. Masters, Co-Founder & Co-Chair

Larry Sartorius, Treasurer

Philip Bolton, Board of Directors

Cassandra Perry, Board of Directors

Adam Ignostrofsky, Advisory Board

Jill Levey, Advisory Board

Vigil Officiants

Imam Shamsi Ali, Jamaica Muslim Center &Nusantara Foundation

Shanica Fogler, Black Leaders On Our Mission (BLOOM)

Jahaira Diaz, TranquiliT Program, Housing Works

Eileen Dover, Transgender Artist Activist & Survivor

Joseph Peterson

Richard Ferrara, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Reverend Cassandra Perry, helpNYC Corporation, 163rd Street Improvement Council, and Williams Institutional CME Church

Erik Bottcher, Incoming City Council Member, New York City Council District 3

helpNYC Volunteer Staff


Justin Abisor, Oluwabukola Adeyemi, Dameria Hutabarat-Charles, Fidelina Mena, and Tahreem Nawaz


Noam Brenner, Jill Levey

Food Assistance Collective of New York

Kathryn Graybill, Co-Chair

Robin Klueber, Co-Chair

Stacey Rose-Blass, Executive Assistant

Filmographer: Julia Mendoza Friedman

Photographer: Shareef Jenkins, BoiPKG