2023 Events

Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls Halloween Block Party

presented by Friends of Chelsea Green

Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 10:00a - 2:00p

West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenue, Chelsea, Manhattan

The Ghosts, Goblins, and Ghouls of the helpNYC Outreach Team joined the Halloween Festivities to provide fun activities and outreach to New Yorkers during the event!

Follow @ChelseaGreenNYC on Instagram for more information.

This outreach opportunity is made possible in part by the Citizens Committee for New York City's 2023 Community Leader Grant.

Midtown South Community Council's Annual Twilight Garden Party

Friday, September 28, 2023 | 5:00p - 8:00p

Midtown Community Farm, 319 West 53rd Street, Manhattan

 Silent Disco with Council Member Althea Stevens (D-16)

Celebrating 175 of the Highbridge Connector

Thursday, September 27, 2023 | 3:00p - 6:00p

Highbridge Park connecting Manhattan and The Bronx

Join Council Member Althea Stevens, NYC Parks Department, and helpNYC for an afternoon of Disco Dancing and meet the helpNYC Outreach Team celebrating the 175 Anniversary of the opening of the Highbridge Connector!

Directions from Manhattan

A, C, 1 trains to 168th Street Station OR M2 to W 165 St/Amsterdam Av OR M101 to Amsterdam Av/W 165 St

Enter the Sunken Playground on Edgecomb Avenue at 165th Street.  Walk the bike path to Highbridge Park. Walk across the Highbridge Connector to the event.

A, C, 1 trains to 168th Street Station or M101 Bus to Amsterdam Av/W 173 St

Enter the Highbridge Recreation Center grounds on Amsterdam Avenue at 174th Street.  Take the path past the recreation center and pool.  Walk down the stairs to Highbridge Park. Walk across the Highbridge Connector to the event.

Directions from The Bronx

Bx13 bus to Plimpton Av/W 170 St or Ogden Ave/University Av

Enter Highbridge Park at University Avenue/MLK between 170th Street and Merriam Avenue.

Bx18A bus to Undercliff Ave/Sedgwick Av

Enter Highbridge Park. Walk up the stair street to the Highbridge connector.

This event is organized by the office of Council Member Althea Stevens, District 16.  Please contact Jahtah M. Brown at 718-588-7500 for more information.

IOAD 2023 March & Rally

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 10:00a

Foley Square, New York City

Organized by the Housing Works Advocacy Team

You’re invited to join helpNYC and Housing Works for a demonstration on International Overdose Awareness Day to demand Governor Hochul authorize overdose prevention centers to protect and expand this lifesaving resource for New Yorkers.

On International Overdose Awareness Day, we will meet at Foley Square for a rally and march to the US Attorney Williams' office for a demonstration to demand lifesaving, evidence-based Overdose Prevention Centers are authorized and supported by our elected officials, not criminalization.

What You Can Do To End New York's Overdose Crisis

Panel Discussion & Happy Hour

Housing Works Bookstore, 126 Crosby Street, Manhattan

August 24, 2023 at 6:00p

helpNYC’s Founder & Executive Director J. RueMel Parkin joins Housing Works for a panel featuring harm reduction experts and people with lived experience, on the state of the overdose crisis in New York and the bold solutions we need to face it.

This is a great event for those interested in learning more about harm reduction, or those willing to take their advocacy against the overdose crisis to the next level.

This event is presented by the Housing Works Advocacy Team, please reach out to Kaitlin Abrams at k.abrams@housingworks.org or 347-598-1188 with any questions.

helpNYC's Fifth Annual

Drag BINGO with Candy Samples

Saturday, August 19, 2023 | 7:00p - 9:00p Eastern 

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

224 West 11th Street, New York NY, 10014

$25 Online | $30 at Door

Group Packages Available Online

Renowned Entertainer, Community Leader, and Drag Queen Candy Samples returned to host, the 5th Annual Drag BINGO with Candy Samples, a fundraiser for helpNYC on Saturday, August 19, at 7:00p in St. Benedict's Garden at St. John's in the Village 224 West 11th Street at Waverly Place, West Village, Manhattan. 

The event raised $ 1,229.54 for the 2023 Summer in New York fundraising campaign.  All proceeds go towards the work of helpNYC.

The 2023 Annual helpNYC Garden Party on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.  More information can be found at www.helpNYC.org.

The 2023 Annual helpNYC Garden Party

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 | 6:00p - 8:00p

St. Benedict's Cloistered Garden

at St. John's in the Village

224 Waverly Place at West 11th Street

West Village, Manhattan

An evening celebration of helpNYC's work and partnerships to help New Yorkers connect to the low-barrier services they deserve to thrive.

WSCAH Rocks the Block

Sunday, May 21, 2022 | Noon - 4:00p | In-person Event

86th Street between Riverside Drive and West End Avenue

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

For more information about West Side Campaign Against Hunger please visit their website at www.wscah.org.

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