Our Events in 2022

Holiday Drag BINGO with Candy Samples

December 1, 2022 | 6:00p - 8:00p

Stonewall Inn, 35 Christopher Street, West Village, Manhattan

The event has been canceled due to a team member of ours becoming ill.

Ticket holders have been notified.

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Thank you.

Midtown Community Court Wellness Fair

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 11:00a - 3:00p

Duffy Square, 46th Street at 7th Avenue in Times Square

Join helpNYC as they do community out reach at the Midtown Community Court Wellness Fair.

For more information please contact Midtown Community Court.

All in for NYC Week | Impact Summit

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 | 9:00a - 4:00p

Impact Summit | Streamed Live from Harlem, New York

Presented by Citizens Committee for New York City

The one-day Impact Summit brought together grassroots community leaders, academics, elected officials, and community residents around the theme of Public Safety, to share the richness of time, talent, and treasure for the public good of New York City.

2022's Impact Summit features a keynote address by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

helpNYC's Rue Parkin spoke on the impact of Housing and Mental Health Services on Public Safety.

Watch the CitizensNYC Impact Summit Recording

DRAG BINGO with Candy Samples

a benefit for the work of helpNYC sponsored by Housing Works, St. John's in the Village, Just Food for Dogs West Village Pantry, and Luke's Lobster.
with Special GuestsCouncil Member Althea Stevens, District 16 BronxCouncil Member Erik Bottcher, District 3 Manhattan

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 7:00p Eastern | In-person Event

St. Benedict's Garden at St. John's in the Village

224 Waverly Place, West Village, Manhattan

Over fifty people came out for a fun night of BINGO with the legendary Candy Samples in support of helpNYC! The sold-out event raised money for the work of helpNYC to help New Yorkers in need connect to low-barrier public health and social services across New York City.

Click here to see photos from the event!

Community Outreach at Shower Power

3rd Saturdays Monthly thru September | 8:30a - 1:00p

542 West 46th Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, Manhattan

The helpNYC Outreach Team is teaming up with Shower Power to do Community Outreach at their Summer Shower Program monthly on the third Saturday starting Saturday, July 16, 2022. Outreach team members will be available to provide information on programs and resources in the community that help people in need.

For more information on Shower Power, click here.

Follow us on Twitter at @helpNYC to get updates on the Outreach Team's schedule changes.

MSCC's Twilight Festival

Thursday, September 8, 2022 | 5:00p - 8:00p Eastern

Midtown Community Urban Farm

319 West 53rd Street between 8th Avenue and 9th Avenue, Manhattan

Please join helpNYC and our Community Partner Midtown South Community Council at their annual Twilight Festival at the MSCC Urban Farm in New York City!

Please RSVP by calling John Mudd at 917.520.3009.

Flipping the Script: A Teach-in on the Intersection of Mental Health and Homelessness

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Noon - 1:00p

Hear from a panel of individuals with lived experience of homelessness as they share how homelessness has impacted their mental health and the ability to obtain proper mental illness treatment.

Healthcare students, trainees, practitioners, and other interested audience members are encouraged to learn about the intersection of mental health and homelessness.

Click here to watch the recording.

Homeless Rights Month Rally & Protest

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 11:00a

City Hall, near 250 Broadway, Manhattan

Housing Works planning a major action for Homeless Rights Month on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00a to protest the City's response to homelessness. The Mayor needs to end the criminalization of homelessness.

helpNYC's Rue Parkin will be sharing their journey from street to home from the podium.

Housing Works is asking everyone who would like to participate to register on their website.

If you have any questions please reach out to Valerie Reyes-Jimenez at v.reyes-jimenez@housingworks.org or 347.449.2456. (This is not a helpYNC-organized event.)

Rally & March for Homeless Rights!

Sunday, July 14, 2022 | 3:00p

Presented by the Open Hearts Initiative and the Homeless Rights Month in NYC Coalition

3:00p - Sign Building and Family Friendly Chalking Before the Rally

3:30p - Rally at Carl Schurz Park, East End Avenue at East 86th Street

This Sunday, join homeless New Yorkers and allies for a Homeless Rights Month rally and march at Carl Schurz Park, calling on the city to stop the sweeps, fast-track housing, and provide privacy and dignity in shelters. Details are below, and a flyer is attached.

As the awful recent stabbings of folks living on the streets remind us, there's a big gap between the city's rhetoric and the realities that our homeless neighbors continue to face. Join us on Sunday to stand in solidarity with New Yorkers experiencing homelessness and to tell the Mayor we need REAL action to end homelessness--not just continued stigma and efforts to sweep folks out of sight.

For more information please contact Sara Newman, Director of Organizing at the Open Hearts Initiative, sara@openheartsinitiative.org.

Center Works Open House

Thursday, July 14, 2022 | 3:00p - 6:00p Eastern

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Community Center

208 West 13 Street, New York, New York 10011

Join helpNYC at Center Works' first open house, and find everything you need to be prepared for job interviews! Come get free interview outfits, find information and resources on name and gender marker changes, and enjoy a takeaway barbeque.

Center Works helps LGBTQ young adults ages 18+ to confidently enter the job market, advance their careers, and become financially stable, all while building community with their peers. It was created to address the needs LGBTQ young adults face around entering the workforce and as a next step for folks graduating from The Center’s youth program.

For more information, please email centerworks@gaycenter.org. | Download the flyer.

The Garden Party

sponsored in part by Housing Works

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 6:00p - 8:00p Eastern

Revelation Gallery & Garden at St. John's In The Village

224 Waverly Place, Manhattan

The first annual 2022 helpNYC Garden was a huge success. Over 45 people attended and helped raise money for the work of helpNYC. We are deeply grateful to those who donated and the partnerships we built to support our work.

Special thanks go to the party's sponsor Housing Works and to our gracious host St. John's in the Village. We could not have done this event without you!

We raised $2,949 that will go directly to the work of helpNYC.

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UWS Open Hearts Free Store

Saturday, June 25, 2022 | 10:00a - Noon Eastern

Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew

263 West 86th Street, Manhattan

West 86th Street at West End Avenue

helpNYC's Outreach Team will be at UWS Open Hearts' Free Store.

Pride Celebration with NYC Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala

Friday, June 24, 2022 | 5:30p - 8:30p Eastern

La Marqueta in La Pacita, 1590 Park Avenue, Manhattan

116th Street at Park Avenue

Come celebrate Pride with New York City Council Deputy Speaker Diana Ayala in East Harlem! Barbara Heer is our host for the evening. helpNYC will be providing outreach and community resources for those who attend.

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The ART of Healing Festival

Saturday, June 18, 2022 | Noon - 4:00p | In-person Event

PS7, 160 East 120th Street, East Harlem, New York

between Lexington Avenue and Third Avenue

We will be doing community outreach at The ART of Healing Festival with Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Thrive Collective, Union Settlement, and other community organizations. Come join us for a day of fun, community, and art.

Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom

Friday, June 17, 2022 | 3:00p - 7:00p | In-person Event

40 East 164th Street, Bronx New York New York

between Jerome Avenue and River Avenue behind Yankees Stadium

We did community outreach at the Juneteenth Celebration of Freedom event with NYC City Council Member Althea Stevens (D16), and State Assembly Member Chantel JacksoThis was an amazing day of celebration, music, food, and community!

The event was sponsored in part by Scan Harbor and The Bronx Young Democrats.

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WSCAH Rocks the Block

Sunday, June 5, 2022 | 11:00a - 5:00p | In-person Event

86th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

ROCK THE BLOCK with us at Westside Campaign against Hunger's Innaguarl ROCK THE BLOCK Party. helpNYC will be providing outreach and helping pack over 20,000 meals for New Yorkers in need!

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Community Fridges Townhall

Thursday, June 2, 2022 | 7:00p Eastern | Virtual Event

helpNYC is holding a Community Fridges Virtual Townhall on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00p to find ways helpNYC can support Community Fridge Organizers help those who are experiencing food insecurity find food immediately.

All Community Fridge Organizers, Volunteers, and Community Members are welcome to register and attend.