GCA News Blog https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/ en Student Government Elections https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/student-government-elections

Student Government Elections Spring 2024

Here’s How YOU can Make a Difference at CCNY!

CCNY Students deserve strong leadership.

Get involved and run for student government!

The Deadline to submit the application is on April 5th.

Elections will take place on May 7th, 8th, and 9th.

The 2024 Student Government Elections will be conducted online and students must use their CCNY email in order to vote.

There will be a Mandatory Candidates Orientation Meeting on April 11, 2024.

Apply here

USG Bylaws

GSC Bylaws

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 15:16:06 -0400 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/30601
It's My Park Day / Dia de Mi Parque https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/its-my-park-day-dia-de-mi-parque

It's My Park Day at Montefiore Park

Hosted by Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association

Saturday, March 16, 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Montefiore Park @ Broadway and 137th Street, West Harlem

Join Montefiore Park Neighborhood Association for a fun morning of park beautification! 

Volunteers will meet at the round kiosk near 137th Street in the park.

Dia de Mi Parque en Montefiore Park

Organizado por la Asociación de Vecinos de Montefiore Park

el Sabado 16 de Marzo del 2024

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Montefiore Park @ Broadway y la calle 137 en West Harlem

Acompañase a la Asociación de Vecinos de Montefiore Park en embellecer el parque!

Reúnase en el quiosco redondo cerca de la calle 137 en el parque.

Thu, 14 Mar 2024 13:15:04 -0400 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/30466
The 45th Annual Langston Hughes Festival https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/45th-annual-langston-hughes-festival

The City College of New York Black Studies Program will present the 45th Annual Langston Hughes Festival on February 1, 2024 at Aaron Davis Hall, located at 115 Convent Avenue, in Harlem.

This year we will be honoring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead.

Join us from 12:30 - 1:45 PM for a Roundtable Discussion featuring The Paper, after which, we will screen the film The Five Demands.

The Ceremony will be held from 6:00 PM featuring a musical performance by Memphis Music Ambassador, Ariel Reign.


Event poster feat. honoree Colson Whitehead and event details
Fri, 12 Jan 2024 14:16:12 -0500 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/30139
St. Nicholas Park Jazz Fest https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/109-st-nicholas-park-jazz-fest

Date: Sunday, October 9, 2022

Time: 12:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: St. Nicholas Park: James Baldwin Lawn 135th and St. Nicholas Avenue (B or C train to 135th Street)

Thanks to a grant from Green Arts Live NYC, the City College Jazz Studies Program in partnership with Friends of St. Nicholas Park and NYC Parks, will return with their 2nd Annual St. Nicholas Park Jazz Fest.

Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy this free celebration of the Harlem Community and the rich artistic legacy it represents.

Featuring ensemble performances by faculty and students of the renowned City College Jazz Studies Program, it's sure to be a great time for all!

Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:34:20 -0400 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/25276
Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 28, 2022 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/primary-election-day-tuesday-june-28-2022

Dear Members and Friends of the City College Community:

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 28, 2022 and polls are open from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm. Find your election day poll site here.

The primary election will be held for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State Assembly and Judges. To participate in this election, you must be registered to vote with a party. You can verify your registration status here.

Plan your Vote on Primary Election Day:

  • Absentee Voting
    • Due to a recent change in New York State law, voters who requested an absentee ballot for the June primary election, must use that ballot. If you appear to vote in-person, you will have to vote with an affidavit ballot.
    • Deadline to return your completed absentee ballot is June 28. You can drop off your completed ballot to any poll site or to a Board of Elections Office by this date.
    • Mailed in ballots must be postmarked by June 28 and received by the Board of Elections by July 5.
  • Vote in-person on Primary Election Day, June 28
    • Check your Election Day Poll Site location. Polls are open from 6:00 am – 9:00 pm.
    • Absentee ballots can be dropped off at poll sites during hours of operation.

Voters Education resources can be found at https://www.nycvotes.org/.

Your Vote is Your Voice. Make it Count. Go Vote!

CUNY Votes Postmark Ballot by June 28

Visit https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/vote-ccny

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 13:52:24 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24901
Register Today! Voter Registration Deadline is June 3, 2022 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/register-today-voter-registration-deadline-june-3-2022

Dear Members and Friends of the City College Community:

The June 3, 2022 deadline to register to vote (online, by mail and in-person) is quickly approaching. You must be registered to participate in the Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Primary Election for NY statewide offices (Governor, Lt. Governor, Comptroller, State Attorney, and judicial) and NYS Assembly.

You can verify your Registration Status here.

If you are not registered, here is how you can:

Next, decide how you will vote and do so as early as possible. NY registered voters have three options to vote in the Primary Election:

  • Absentee Voting
    • All registered voters can request an absentee ballot (under the "temporary illness" option) if they have concerns related to COVID-19. Request a Ballot (Absentee Ballot Request). Your application must be received by NYC/NYS Board of Elections by June 13.
  • Vote Early
    • The in-person Early Voting period is June 18 – June 26. Check your Early Voting Poll Site for days and hours of operation.
  • Vote in-person on Election Day, June 28

In an effort to engage CUNY students and young people in our communities around elections, CUNY has collaborated with NYCVotes in the WePowerNYC Campaign. The campaign aims to get students to Take the Pledge to Vote, and to sign up to receive election alerts and reminders to help them stay involved and engaged around voting and elections. Take the pledge to vote today.

Your Vote is Your Voice. Make it Count. Vote for your City!

Primary Election Deadline June 3

Thu, 26 May 2022 16:46:49 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24817
CCNY-MSK Community Health Expo https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/ccny-msk-community-health-expo

The City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Community Health Expo

Date: April 23, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Place: The City College of New York, Enter @ 135th St. and Convent Ave. New York, NY 10031

Includes health information, cancer and dental screening, cooking demonstration, nutritional information, yoga, dance, fitness, and more! FREE ADMISSION! Registration Requested.

healthexpo flyer_English
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Fri, 15 Apr 2022 10:27:36 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24681
St. Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/st-nicholas-park-annual-easter-egg-hunt

A true sign of spring...

Bring the family and join us for bubbles, giggles, crafts and our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 16 from 12-2pm in St. Nicholas Park. This event is free and family-friendly!

Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: St. Nicholas Park: James Baldwin Lawn 135th and St. Nicholas Avenue (B or C train to 135th Street)

And SAVE THE DATE - the following week, April 22, will be our annual Earth Day Clean-Up

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 15:06:13 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24650
Preparing for the New Wave of COVID Q&A with Dr. Dara Kass https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/preparing-new-wave-covid-qa-dr-dara-kass

Preparing for the New Wave of COVID - A Community Q&A with Dr. Dara Kass

Thursday April 7, 2022

Starts at 5:00 PM

Join Borough President Mark Levine for a live-streamed Q&A with Dr. Dara Kass, MD, HHS Regional Director for Region 2.

They will take your questions on the current state of NYC’s vaccination effort, what you should do to prepare for a potential new surge in cases, and other important COVID related topics.

To register for the live Zoom webinar you can register here.

The event will also be streamed on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter.

Q&A Poster w/ text

Wed, 06 Apr 2022 14:21:37 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24649
Become A Manhattan Community Board Member ! https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/become-manhattan-community-board-member

Apply to become a Manhattan Community Board Member!

Any city resident 16 or older can join!

The only requirement is that you live or work in the district where you'd like to serve.

Community Boards are the independent and representative voices of their communities—the most grass-roots form of local government.

The Boards are pivotal in shaping their communities and work to enhance and preserve the character of the city’s many unique neighborhoods. Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards are composed of 50 volunteer members serving staggered two-year terms– thus, 25 members are appointed (or reappointed) each year.

Applications are open now. Deadline is Tuesday, March 1, 2022. To join, visit: https://manhattanbp.nyc.gov/communityboards/

Become a Manhattan Community Board Member
Fri, 25 Feb 2022 15:46:58 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24430
Better Understanding Omicron - A Community Q&A with Dr Syra Madad December 6th at 5PM https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/better-understanding-omicron-community-qa-dr-syra-madad-december-6th-5pm

Better Understanding Omicron - A Community Q&A with Dr Syra Madad

Answering your questions about what's next for the pandemic in NYC

Monday, December 6th

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Council Member Levine will be joined by Dr. Syra Madad to discuss what all the latest covid developments mean for NYC. Dr. Madad is Senior Director of the System-wide Special Pathogens Program Office in NYC’s public hospitals. She is also an internationally recognized expert on biosecurity and has been a leading voice on covid throughout the pandemic.

Pre-registration is required to join the live zoom Q&A, click here to RSVP or visit https://bit.ly/31oE5Mm.

If you have any questions or need help with registration, please call the Office of Council Member Mark Levine at (212) 928-6814 or email at district7@council.nyc.gov

Better Understanding Omicron Poster

Mon, 06 Dec 2021 10:24:05 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/24027
2021 General Election Debates Schedule https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/2021-general-election-debates-schedule

2021 General Election Debates Schedule

Tuesday, October 19
Public Advocate
Spectrum News NY1
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Devi Nampiaparampil and Jumaane Williams

Spectrum News NY1 is co-hosting with THE CITY, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Social Work Votes (Columbia School of Social Work & Latino Leadership Institute).

* This debate is not required under city law since two or more candidates have not met the nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria established in the Campaign Finance Act. The candidates are appearing voluntarily and a "leading contenders" debate for this office will not be held.

Wednesday, October 20
WNBC-TV, Telemundo 47
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa

WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League.

Tuesday, October 26
Mayoral "Leading Contenders"
WABC-TV, Univision 41 Nueva York, 1010-WINS
7 pm - 8 pm

Candidates Appearing: Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa

WABC-TV is co-hosting with The League of Women Voters of NYC, Univision 41 Nueva York, Hispanic Federation, and NAACP NYS Conference.

Source: https://www.voting.nyc/meet-the-candidates/candidate-debates/

Tue, 19 Oct 2021 09:57:06 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23807
City College Jazz Concert in St. Nicholas Park on September 26, 2021 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/city-college-jazz-concert-st-nicholas-park-september-26-2021

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021

Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: St. Nicholas Park: James Baldwin Lawn 135th and St. Nicholas Avenue (B or C train to 135th Street)

The City College Jazz Studies Program, in partnership with Friends of St. Nicholas Park, will present a free Jazz Concert in St. Nicholas Park to express appreciation to the Harlem Community and to the rich artistic legacy it represents. Thanks to a grant from Green Arts Live, this concert will feature ensemble performances by CCNY jazz faculty, alumni, and students.

Bring a blanket and grab a spot! 

Performance Schedule:

1:00-1:15 pm: Jazz Faculty – Steve Wilson (as), Suzanne Pittson (v), Mike Holober (p), Ray Gallon (p)

1:20-2:20 pm: Melanie Matonte (v), Jacob Lee (d), Dani Johnson (b), Aris Dolce (as), David Cardona (g)

2:35-3:35 pm: Matthew Rotker-Lynn (g), Giacomo Tagliavia (b), Justin Henry (d), Ariana Stefanidis (v), Vittorio Mura (ts)

3:50-4:50 pm: Jamile Staevie (v), Tony Davis (g), Moto Kobayashi (b), Michael Davis (d), Carson Young (p), Matt Martinez (as)

5:05-6:05 pm: Alec Castro (p), Jhoe Garay (g), Mason O’Donnell (b), Alonso Umaña (d), Andrew Pereira (as)

Key: v – voice; as – alto sax; ts – tenor sax; g – guitar; p – piano; b – bass; d – drums

Jazz Concert Poster

Tue, 21 Sep 2021 16:07:55 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23671
COVID-19 Vaccine Briefing: September 2, 2021 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-19-vaccine-briefing-september-2-2021

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021 | 5:00-6:00 PM

ZOOM | www.jjay.cuny.edu/Pfizer

Join John Jay College President Karol V. Mason and Dean Ayman El-Mohandes, MBBCh, MD, MPH, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, to hear the latest information from Pfizer experts—including John Jay alumnus Markus Green, Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer (BS ’95)—about the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid Vaccine to help keep us safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

For information: ExternalAffairs@jjay.cuny.edu

Thu, 02 Sep 2021 12:45:55 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23562
Senator Jackson Hosts Senator On Your Corner and Partners with PA'LANTE for Rent Relief Clinic on August 24th https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/senator-jackson-hosts-senator-your-corner-and-partners-palante-rent-relief-clinic-august

Senator Robert Jackson and his team will be available to talk with constituents at 137th St and Broadway tomorrow, Tuesday 8/24, from 2 to 4pm. No appointments necessary for this Senator On Your Corner program.

Immediately following, Senator Robert Jackson will also be partnering with PA'LANTE Harlem to hold an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) clinic at the SW corner of 135th St and Broadway from 4 to 8pm. Pre-registration is required at this link or by calling 212.491.2541.

For a list of frequently asked questions about ERAP, please visit this link.

El Senador Robert Jackson y su equipo estarán disponibles para hablar con los electores en Broadway y la calle 137 mañana, martes, el 24 de agosto, de las 2pm a las 4pm. No se necesita cita para este programa del Senador en su esquina.

Después, el Senador Robert Jackson, también colaborarán con PA'LANTE Harlem en una clínica de alivio de renta (ERAP) en la esquina sudoeste de Broadway y la calle 135 de las 4 a las 8pm. Se requiere registración previa en este enlace o por llamar al 212.491.2541.

Para una lista de preguntas frecuentes sobre ERAP, visite el enlace aqui.

Mon, 23 Aug 2021 14:28:41 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23509
El Congresista Adriano Espaillat será anfitrión de un ayuntamiento virtual sobre ‘’Asistencia de Alquiler de Emergencia’’para Residentes del Distrito https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/el-congresista-adriano-espaillat-sera-anfitrion-de-un-ayuntamiento-virtual-sobre

NUEVA YORK, NY – El Representante Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) organizará un ayuntamiento virtual de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia (hoy) martes 17 de agosto a partir de las 5:00 p.m. EDT para abordar los programas de asistencias disponibles para los residentes del distrito.

El Representante Espaillat se unió a sus colegas del Congreso para aprobar más de $46 mil millones en asistencia de alquiler de emergencia (ERA) para ayudar a las familias necesitadas y prevenir los desalojos.

A medida que la moratoria de desalojo nacional expiró el 31 de julio y se acerca el mortarium de desahucio para el estado de Nueva York, las agencias estatales y federales se unirán al Representante Espaillat para brindar una descripción general de los programas de asistencia de alquiler disponibles para ayudar a los neoyorquinos que buscan un alivio financiero par evitar el desalojo.


  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • NYS Asambleista del distrito 72 Carmen De La Rosa
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
  • Rahul Jain, contralor adjunto del estado de Nueva York
  • Holly Martin, Director Adjunto de Politicas en Nuevayork de la Autoridad y Vivienda (NYCHA)
  • Abogada Supervisora, Jesenia Ponce (NMIC)
  • Kenneth Charles, Administracion de Recursos Humanos de Nueva York (HRA)
  • Lakisha Morris, Servicios Comunitarios de la Caridad Catolica

QUÉ: Ayuntamiento de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia

CUÁNDO: Martes 17 de agosto de 2021 a partir de las 17:00 h. - 6:00 pm (EDT)

DÓNDE: Vea el Ayuntamiento de asistencia de alquiler de emergencia en facebook.com/RepEspaillat

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:54:10 -0400 Media Advisory https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23498
Representative Adriano Espaillat to Host Emergency Rental Assistance Town Hall for District Residents https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/representative-adriano-espaillat-host-emergency-rental-assistance-town-hall-district

NEW YORK, NY – Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will host a virtual emergency rental assistance town hall on (today) Tuesday, August 17th at 5:00 p.m. EDT to address programs available for district residents.

Rep. Espaillat joined his congressional colleagues to pass more than $46 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) to assist households in need and prevent evictions.

As the national eviction moratorium expired on July 31 and the eviction mortarium for New York State is approaching, Rep. Espaillat will be joined by state and federal agencies to provide an overview of rental assistance programs available to help New Yorkers who are seeking financial relief to avoid eviction.


  • Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • NYS Assemblymember Carmen De La Rosa
  • NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA)
  • Rahul Jain, Deputy Comptroller for the State of New York
  • Holly Martin, NYCHA Deputy Director of Policy
  • Jesenia Ponce, NMIC Supervising Attorney
  • Kenneth Charles, Special Advisor, NYC Human Resources Administration (HRA)
  • Lakisha Morris, Director of Operations, Catholic Charities Community Services

WHAT: Emergency Rental Assistance Town Hall

WHEN: Tuesday, August 17th, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00pm (EDT)

WHERE: Watch the Emergency Rental Assistance Town Hall at Facebook.com/RepEspaillat

To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:41:41 -0400 Media Advisory https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23497
2021 Harlem 5K Run honoring Mayor David Dinkins https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/2021-harlem-5k-run-honoring-mayor-david-dinkins

To the City College Community:

The City College of New York in support of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week and the New York Road Runners (NYRR), invites faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate in the 2021 Harlem 5K Run honoring Mayor David Dinkins.

This year’s event offers two options to participate: a free Virtual Run and a paid limited capacity in-person run. Please note that there is no team sponsorship for the paid in-person option this year.

However, you may use the following codes that offer a discount:

RUN Code: CZZHarlemRun2021
WALK Code: CZZHarlemWalk2021

The Virtual 5K Run can be done anywhere at your convenience during the race window of August 7 – August 15, 2021 using Strava. Those interested in participating in the Virtual Run, please visit the NYRR Virtual event page to register. You can also find more information on completing the Virtual 5K using Strava by visiting the NYRR Volvo Virtual Racing page.

The in-person Run will take place on Saturday August 14, 2021 at 8:00 AM (runners will start on Edgecombe Ave and 136th Street) and will include additional events such as the Family Health Walk and the Children’s Run. For more information about this option, please visit the NYRR Event page for details and pricing.

The 2021 Harlem 5K Run honors the life and contributions of Mayor David Dinkins, the 106th mayor of New York City from 1990 to 1993 and the first African American to hold that position. Mayor Dinkins died in November 2020 at the age of 93.

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce has worked tirelessly to mitigate the devastating impact COVID-19 has had on our community. In concert with generous individuals, and renowned organizations and institutions, the Chamber has been able to provide much needed support and services to the residents, businesses and community-based organizations of Upper Manhattan. If you would like to be a part of this important work, please consider contributing to Support Harlem Now.

For information on the full listing of Harlem Week 2021 events, please visit the Harlem Week website.

We look forward to another exciting event and thank you in advance for your participation and support.

Thu, 05 Aug 2021 12:20:43 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23459
Celebrating Juneteenth https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/celebrating-juneteenth

Juneteenth commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Annually celebrated on June 19, this holiday serves as an homage to the actual ending of slavery in 1865. While it's widely believed that Black enslaved people were set free by the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, not all were free until 2 1/2 years later.

[source: NYC Juneteenth Website]

The Black community built New York City. Arriving around 1626, their labor and ingenuity was integral to establishing this bustling city. Their hard work is a feat benefitted from by all, yet at times, unnoticed by many. In celebration of this vibrant community's perseverance, triumph, and overall contributions, we recognize Juneteenth.

[source: NYC Juneteenth Website]

In recognition of Juneteenth, New York City recently launched a Juneteenth Website: www.nyc.gov/juneteenth

The website offers Juneteenth information on citywide celebrations, events, community awareness and support for black-owned businesses.

The Official City Celebration will take place on Friday, June 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm at St. Nicholas Park-James Baldwin Lawn (135th Street & St. Nicholas Avenue - Harlem).

Thu, 17 Jun 2021 13:12:16 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23350
Democratic Mayoral Debate Wednesday, June 16 7:00 - 9:00 pm https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/democratic-mayoral-debate-wednesday-june-16-700-900-pm

NBC 4 New York/WNBC-TV will host the third and final official Democratic primary debate between "leading contenders" for New York City mayor on June 16 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. WNBC-TV is co-hosting with Telemundo 47/WNJU-TV, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, and New York Urban League.

The in-person debate will originate from the iconic Studio 8H, housed within NBC world headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. No audiences will be present. The broadcast will be translated into Spanish for WNJU audiences.

Debate Participants:

  • Eric Adams
  • Shaun Donovan
  • Kathryn Garcia
  • Raymond J. McGuire
  • Dianne Morales
  • Scott Stringer
  • Maya Wiley
  • Andrew Yang

How to Tune In:

  • TV:
    • WNBC-TV Channel 4
      • WNBC-TV will carry the first hour, from 7:00 to 8:00 pm. The second hour from 8:00 to 9:00 pm will be carried on WNBC’s digital platforms, including nbcnewyork.com, the NBC 4 App as well as on their Apple TV and Roku channels.
    • Telemundo Channel 47 (Spanish)
    • NYC Life TV Channel 25.1
    • Spectrum, FiOs, RCN, DirecTV, and Dish - 25
    • Optimum | Altice - 22
    • Comcast - 1025
  • Livestream:


  • David Ushery, WNBC Anchor
  • Melissa Russo, WNBC Government Affairs Reporter
  • Allan Villafana, Telemundo 47 Anchor
  • Sally Goldenberg, POLITICO New York City Hall Bureau Chief

Debate Criteria:


Wed, 16 Jun 2021 09:49:46 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23343
NY State Public Health Leader Training Program https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/ny-state-public-health-leader-training-program

Interested in becoming a Trained Public Health Leader in your Community? New York State and Cornell University have partnered to launch the New Citizen Public Health Training Program.

Over the past year, New Yorkers have come together to limit the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and support health and wellbeing in their communities. All New Yorkers are invited to sign up and complete the training, so that you will better understand the coronavirus and other public health issues facing our communities and will gain the tools to understand the facts and be a trusted source of information and support in your community.

The goal of this program is to have at least one Citizen Public Health Leader in every neighborhood and community. Leaders will understand the state of health in NY and the factors that influence health. They will have foundational knowledge related to key public health issues and skills to connect and communicate with peers, allies, and key social resources. As a Citizen Public Health Leader, you will be able to take an active role in helping your community prevent and rebuild from the effects of COVID-19. Over the longer term, you’ll be a part of an informed network that can be mobilized to share information and plan for prevention, detection, and response in the event of public health emergencies.

[Source: New York State & Cornell University]

Learn more about the training and sign up at the links below:

New York State Citizen Public Health Training Program Launch Information

New York State Public Health Training Program @ Cornell University - Register Now!

Course Description

Cornell University's Public Health Program has developed a four-part online training program to help build community-led initiatives and support surrounding prevention, detection, and response in the event of public health emergencies. With two hours of content per week, each module will build up your core knowledge, skills, and abilities, along with specific “calls to action” to help you translate learning into action within your community and network. Each module will also have one or more live (and recorded) conversations with experts to share up-to-date information, and to answer key questions.

  • Unit 1: Preventing and Addressing COVID-19
  • Unit 2: Healthy New York Communities
  • Unit 3: Public Health for Community Resilience
  • Unit 4: Public Health Preparedness

Who Should Enroll

  • Community leaders
  • Public health leaders and volunteers
  • Volunteers working with high risk populations
  • Outreach coordinators
  • Anyone who wants to help fortify their community for the future

[Source: Cornell University]

Tue, 15 Jun 2021 10:43:43 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23335
Democratic Comptroller Debate Thursday, June 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/democratic-comptroller-debate-thursday-june-10-700-830-pm

A televised Democratic primary debate for Comptroller will be held on Thursday, June 10, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will be broadcast live on Spectrum News NY1 and WNYC and livestreamed on the news websiteThe City.

This virtual debate is organized in partnership with Spectrum News NY1, WNYC/Gothamist, The City, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Social Work Votes (Columbia School of Social Work & Latino Leadership Institute).

Candidates Appearing:

  • Brian Benjamin
  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera
  • Zachary Iscol
  • Corey Johnson
  • Brad Lander
  • Kevin Parker
  • Reshma Patel
  • David Weprin

How to Tune In:

  • TV: Spectrum News NY1
  • Radio: WNYC 93.9 FM |AM 820 |WNYC.org
  • Livestream: NY1.com | Facebook.com/ny1newsTheCity.nyc
  • NYC Life TV Channel 25.1 (free, over-the-air, HD
  • Also available on these cable channels:

    • 25 on Spectrum, FiOs, RCN, DirecTV, and Dish
    • 22 on Altice | Optimum

    • 1025 on Comcast


  • Errol Louis, NY1 News


  • Brigid Bergin, WNYC
  • Rachel Holliday Smith, The City 

Debate Criteria:

All of the candidates appearing in the debate are participating in the city's Campaign Finance Program and have met the nonpartisan, objective, and nondiscriminatory criteria established in the city's Campaign Finance Act. Candidates participating in the program must participate in the debate if they meet the participation criteria.

Tue, 08 Jun 2021 10:01:20 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23272
First Official Democratic Mayoral Primary Debate Will Be Held Thursday, May 13 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/first-official-democratic-mayoral-primary-debate-will-be-held-thursday-may-13

The first Democratic mayoral primary debate of the 2021 elections will be held on Thursday, May 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Spectrum News NY1 is co-hosting this debate with WNYC - Gothamist, The City, Citizens Union, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and Social Work Votes.

Candidates Appearing:

  • Eric Adams
  • Shaun Donovan
  • Kathryn Garcia
  • Ray McGuire
  • Dianne Morales
  • Scott Stringer
  • Maya Wiley
  • Andrew Yang

How to Tune In:

TV: Spectrum News NY1 | Spectrum Noticias NY1

Radio: WNYC 93.9 FM | AM 820 | WNYC.org


TV Simulcast:

  • NYC Gov TV Channel 25.2
  • Channel 74 on Spectrum and Altice
  • Channel 24 on FiOs
  • Channel 81 on RCN

Moderator: Errol Louis, NY1 News


  • Brian Lehrer, WNYC
  • Josefa Velazquez, The City

Due to COVID-19 health restrictions, the debate will be conducted remotely.

Reminder: This primary election will use Ranked Choice Voting. That means you can rank up to five candidates in order of preference instead of choosing just one. Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting.

For more information on Candidate Debate, please visit the NYCCFB 2021 NYC Debate Program.






















Wed, 12 May 2021 10:49:01 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23168
NYC Covid-19 Vaccination Site @ CCNY https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/nyc-covid-19-vaccination-site-ccny

NYC Vaccine Hub - The City College of New York - North Academic Center
1549 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan, 10031
(877) 829-4692
Site is open Thursday - Saturday

Vaccine offered: Moderna (18+)
Walk-up vaccinations available to those 50 years or older and their companions.
This site has a physically accessible pathway to the vaccine administration.

To make an appointment, please visit https://vaccinefinder.nyc.gov/
Click here for directions 
After you have a confirmed appointment, you must complete the New York State COVID-19 Vaccine Form. This form should be filled out online and you will receive a submission ID indicating completion. You will need to bring the submission ID to your appointment. If you cannot submit the form online, it will be available at the vaccination sites.

New Yorkers Are In Good Hands at CCNY Vaccine Site






















Fri, 23 Apr 2021 12:08:49 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23085
Earth Day Clean Up of St. Nicholas Park by Friends of St. Nicholas Park https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/earth-day-clean-st-nicholas-park-friends-st-nicholas-park

Join Friends of St. Nicholas Park for an Earth Day cleanup, and help care for our neighborhood gem.

Date And Time
Saturday, April 24, 2021
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

St Nicholas Park
West 135th Street New York, NY 10032

Click here to register for this event on eventbrite.

About this Event
Masks required. Gloves, all trash pickup equipment, and water for participants will be provided.
To promote social distancing, each volunteer shift is capped at 20 participants, and arrival times are staggered.
Select an arrival time, and indicate the number of volunteers you'll be arriving with.

Friends of St. Nicholas Park Logo


Wed, 21 Apr 2021 12:01:30 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/23059
COVID Long Haul Webinar with Council Member Mark Levine & Dr. Zijian Chen, MD https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-long-haul-webinar-dr-zijian-chen-md

The wide array of often debilitating symptoms afflicting those with “long COVID” is increasingly being understood and is experienced by as much as 20% - 30% of survivors. Thousands of New Yorkers will struggle with COVID related brain and neurological-related effects of long COVID well after we win our battle against the pandemic.

To help you better understand these critical issues and what long-haulers should know, Council Member Mark Levine will be joined by leading expert Dr. Zijian Chen of Mt. Sinai for a virtual Q&A to answer your questions.

Monday, March 29, 2021 

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Register for COVID Long Haul HERE










Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:10:41 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22964
Rep. Adriano Espaillat Announces Limited Congressional Funding Availability for Community Projects https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/rep-adriano-espaillat-announces-limited-congressional-funding-availability-community

On Wednesday, March 24th Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) announced the availability of limited federal funds through the annual federal appropriations process for local community projects.

Earlier this month, the House Appropriations Committee announced guidelines making reforms to and setting restrictions on requests from members of Congress for funding projects in their districts. “Community Project Funding” will be significantly more restricted than New York City Council Discretionary Funding or the New York State Legislature’s “Member Item Program,” but it will provide each member of Congress with the opportunity to make requests for funding specific projects in their districts for the first time in more than a decade. Funding may only be requested for a government agency or not-for-profit entity and can only be made for limited streams of federal funding. All requests made by members of Congress must be disclosed on their official House website and may not go to an entity in which a member of Congress or their family member has a financial interest. Members may submit up to 10 requests, though only two or three may be fulfilled.

Community organizations, not-for-profit entities, and government agencies are encouraged visit their dedicated Community Project Funding Request page and review the specific information on the types of projects that will be considered as well as instructions for submitting inquiries and applications. Requests will be selected based on eligibility set in law and on parameters determined by the Appropriations Committee, as well as based on the merits of the particular project and the benefits it would provide to communities in New York’s 13th Congressional District.

To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at https://espaillat.house.gov/.

Rep. Espaillat anuncia disponibilidad limitada de fondos del Congreso para proyectos comunitarios

Hoy, el congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) anunció la disponibilidad limitada de fondos federales a través del proceso anual de asignaciones federales para proyectos comunitarios locales.

A principios de este mes, el Comité de Apropiaciones de la Cámara de Representantes anunció pautas que hacen reformas y establecen restricciones a las solicitudes de los miembros del Congreso para financiar proyectos en sus distritos. El “Financiamiento de Proyectos Comunitarios” será significativamente más restringido que el Financiamiento Discrecional del Concejo de la Ciudad de Nueva York o el “Member Item Program” de la Legislatura del Estado de Nueva York, pero brindará a cada miembro del Congreso la oportunidad de realizar solicitudes para financiar proyectos específicos en sus distritos por primera vez en más de una década. Los fondos solo se pueden solicitar para una agencia gubernamental o entidad sin fines de lucro y solo se pueden realizar para flujos limitados de fondos federales. Todas las solicitudes realizadas por miembros del Congreso deben divulgarse en el sitio web oficial de la Cámara y no pueden dirigirse a una entidad en la que un miembro del Congreso o un miembro de su familia tenga un interés financiero. Los miembros pueden presentar hasta 10 solicitudes, aunque solo se pueden satisfacer dos o tres.

Se recomienda a las organizaciones comunitarias, entidades sin fines de lucro y agencias gubernamentales que visiten nuestra Solicitud de Financiamiento de Proyectos Comunitarios específicos y revisen la información determinada sobre los tipos de proyectos que se considerarán, así como las instrucciones para enviar consultas y solicitudes. Las solicitudes se seleccionarán en función de la elegibilidad establecida en la ley y en los parámetros determinados por el Comité de Apropiaciones, así como en función de los méritos del proyecto en particular y los beneficios que proporcionaría a las comunidades en el Distrito Congresual 13 de Nueva York.

Para obtener más información sobre el congresista Espaillat, visite su portal en línea en https://espaillat.house.gov/.

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 09:03:51 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22952
Blood Drive and Marrow Registration Drive on April 6th https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/blog/blood-drive-and-marrow-registration-drive-emil-temple-april-6th

On Tuesday April 6th, the New York Blood Center and The City College of New York will hold a Blood Drive and Marrow Registration Drive for Emil Temple, a college student from the Bronx suffering from a rare but serious form of bone marrow failure. 

Countless blood and platelet transfusions are giving Emil a fighting chance until he finds a match. Please join in the efforts to help save Emil!

Blood and Marrow Drive
Tuesday, April 6th, 2021
The City College of New York
North Academic Center Ballroom
160 Convent Avenue, NYC
10 AM – 4 PM

To sign up, go to nybc.org/drive and search sponsor code 02844 or call New York Blood Center at 1-800-933-2566.
Walk-ins will be allowed if the schedule and room capacity permits.

image of young man in hospital accompanied by medical care worker

About Emil: in September 2020 he was diagnosed with aplastic anemia, a life-threatening condition where bone marrow stops producing enough new blood cells. He is in desperate need of a stem cell transplant to survive.

Being half Dominican and half Panamanian makes finding a donor challenging. Emil has no matched siblings, and his mom is only a half match. Patients are most likely to match someone who shares their ethnic background.

To donate blood you must bring photo ID, NYBC donor card or donor ID # if you have one.

Face covering is required before entering the building.

Eat well and drink plenty of fluids before donating. For eligibility information visit nybc.org/eligibility.

Do not donate if you have:

  • a fever or other symptoms of COVID-19 (cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing)
  • had close contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 in the last 14 days
  • been diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19 until 14 days after your illness has resolved
  • NOTE: close contact is defined by CDC as being within 6 feet of an infected individual for a prolonged period of time

NY Blood Center does not test for COVID-19. Please contact your health care provider if you want to be tested.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 09:30:56 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22924
Free COVID-19 Testing March 25, 2021 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/free-covid-19-testing-march-25th-2021

Council Member Mark Levine will be hosting a team from the NYC Office of Testing and Tracking at his District Office to make testing more available to the community.

Free COVID-19 Testing

March 25, 2021

9:30 am - 4:00 pm

500 West 141st Street


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Fri, 19 Mar 2021 08:43:20 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22923
Get Vaccinated Today! COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline for Congressional District 13 Residents https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/get-vaccinated-today-covid-19-vaccine-hotline-district-residents

Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) urges constituents throughout New York's 13th congressional district to sign up to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Launched this week, the Northern Manhattan, Harlem, and South Bronx Community COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline is now open for appointments at the Washington Heights Armory for individuals who live in eligible zip codes and are age 65 and over.

The hotline, which is fully bilingual in English and Spanish, can be reached by dialing 646-838-0319 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

For individuals that are able to schedule an appointment online, please visit the Vaccine Together website

Depending on call volumes, individuals may not reach someone immediately, but please call back if you are not successful in reaching a hotline specialist. Please also note that appointment availability is dependent on vaccine availability.

Eligible zip codes:

10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10459, 10460, 10461, 10462, 10463, 10464, 10465, 10472, 10473, and 10474

For assistance with appointments, constituents are encouraged to contact the offices of Congressman Espaillat at any of the following locations:

  • Bronx office at 646-740-3632;
  • Harlem office at 212-663-3900;
  • Washington Heights office at 212-497-5959.


El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) continúa sus esfuerzos para que los constituyentes de todo el distrito congresual 13 de Nueva York se inscriban para recibir la vacuna contra el COVID-19.

Lanzada esta semana, la Línea Telefónica Directa para Programación de Vacunación contra el COVID-19 de la Comunidad del Norte de Manhattan, Harlem y el Sur del Bronx ahora está abierta para citas en el Armory de Washington Heights para personas que viven en códigos postales elegibles y tienen 65 años o más.

Puede comunicarse con la línea directa (hotline) que es completamente bilingüe en inglés y español, marcando el 646-838-0319 de lunes a viernes, de 9:00 a.m. a 4:45 p.m.

Para los individuos que tienen la facilidad de programar una cita por vía electrónica por favor visita la página de internet Vaccine Together.

Dependiendo del volumen de llamadas, es posible que las personas no se comuniquen con alguien de inmediato, pero vuelva a llamar si no logra comunicarse con un especialista de la línea directa. Tenga en cuenta también que la disponibilidad de citas depende de la disponibilidad de vacunas.

Códigos Postales Elegibles:

10026, 10027, 10029, 10030, 10031, 10032, 10033, 10034, 10035, 10037, 10039, 10040, 10451, 10452, 10453, 10454, 10455, 10456, 10459, 10460, 10461, 10462, 10463, 10464, 10465, 10472, 10473, and 10474

Para recibir asistencia con las citas, se anima a los constituyentes a comunicarse con las oficinas del congresista Espaillat en cualquiera de las siguientes ubicaciones:

  • oficina de El Bronx al 646-740-3632;
  • oficina de Harlem al 212-663-3900;
  • oficina de Washington Heights al 212-497-5959.
Tue, 02 Mar 2021 14:51:17 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22806
NYS Open Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers Extended Through May 15, 2021 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/nys-open-enrollment-period-uninsured-new-yorkers-extended

In response to the ongoing Pandemic, uninsured New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health (New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace) or directly through insurers. The Open Enrollment Period is now extended through May 15, 2021.

This extension allows individuals eligible for Qualified Health Plan insurance additional time to enroll for coverage in 2021 and means that enrollment remains open for all NY State of Health programs, which is especially important during the ongoing public health emergency.

Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs - Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus - can enroll year-round. As always, New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health online at nystateofhealth.ny.gov by phone at 1-855-355-5777, and by connecting with a free enrollment assister.

To Apply Now and for more information, click here.







Mon, 22 Feb 2021 11:22:14 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22748
Harlem COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/harlem-covid-19-vaccine-town-hall

It is essential and life-saving for those in our community to be sufficiently informed about the vaccine, especially the most vulnerable among us, and for those in our community to have equal and equitable access to the vaccine.

To inform you and to answer your questions about the vaccine, please join Senator Brian A. Benjamin, Assembly Member Inez E. Dickens and a panel of medical experts, government leaders, and a few Harlem neighbors who have taken the vaccine for a Harlem COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall

Join Senator Benjamin, Assembly Member Dickens and guests to receive accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine, so we can all play our part to help our community to be healthy and safe.


Friday, February 19, 2021




To RSVP, register at


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Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:04:00 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22723
Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/legislative-public-hearing-2021-executive-budget-proposal

Thursday, February 4, 2021

9:30 am

Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2021 Executive Budget Proposal

Topic: Higher Education

Virtual Public Hearing | Zoom

This joint hearing will be available for viewing on the Senate and Assembly websites. The Legislative Channel (on cable systems throughout the state) also will carry the proceedings.

Visit the hearing page Here.

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Tue, 02 Feb 2021 13:10:53 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22651
Tackling Inequalities in NYC’s Covid-19 Vaccination Plan with Dr. Uché Blackstock https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/tackling-inequalities-nycs-covid-19-vaccination-plan-dr-uche-blackstock

Join Councilman Mark Levine & Assemblywoman De La Rosa on Tuesday, February 2nd @ 5:00 pm, for a live-streamed Q&A, with Dr. Uché Blackstock - a former ER doctor and renowned expert in health equity.

They will be discussing the critical issue of equity during the vaccination push in NYC, the deleterious impact of health inequity and healthcare disparities on our marginalized communities during the Covid-19 outbreak - and how we can start to change this.

Please Register Here.

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Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:21:08 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22557
New York State Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/new-york-state-legislature-announces-joint-budget-hearing-schedule

The New York State Legislature announced the Joint Legislative Hearing Schedule on the 2021-22 Executive Budget Proposal. Hearings will commence on Tuesday, January 26, and conclude on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.

Hearings provide an opportunity for the legislative committees to gather public input on the Executive budget proposal. The hearings will be conducted virtually and can be viewed on both the Senate and Assembly websites.

Please see the full schedule of hearings here (go to the Public Hearings Tab).

If you are interested in submitting testimony, please sign up here.

You can view the full press release here.









Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:24:57 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22548
New York State Open Enrollment Period For Uninsured New Yorkers Has Been Extended Through March 31, 2021 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/new-york-state-open-enrollment-period-uninsured-new-yorkers-has-been-extended-through

In response to the ongoing Pandemic, uninsured New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health (New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace) or directly through insurers. The Open Enrollment Period is now extended through March 31, 2021.

This extension allows individuals eligible for Qualified Health Plan insurance additional time to enroll for coverage in 2021 and means that enrollment remains open for all NY State of Health programs, which is especially important during the ongoing public health emergency. Coverage start dates will vary:

  • Enroll by February 15: Coverage starts March 1
  • Enroll March 15: Coverage starts April 1
  • Enroll by March 31: Coverage starts May 1

Individuals who are eligible for other NY State of Health programs - Medicaid, Essential Plan and Child Health Plus - can enroll year-round. As always, New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health online at nystateofhealth.ny.gov, by phone at 1-855-355-5777, and by connecting with a free enrollment assister.

To Apply Now and for more information, click here.


Fri, 22 Jan 2021 16:14:25 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22547
Virtual Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Session For New York’s 13th District https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/virtual-paycheck-protection-program-ppp-information-session-small-business-owners-new
Representative Adriano Espaillat and Industry Leaders To Hold Virtual Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Session For Small Business Owners in New York’s 13th District
Watch Live:

NEW YORK, NYRepresentative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) will be hosting a virtual information session, January 14th starting at 4:30 p.m. (EST) to discuss the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the loan application process, to provide a lifeline for small businesses in New York City impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rep. Espaillat will be joined by banking and industry leaders during the forum to ensure businesses in New York City are able to garner the information and support they need to build back stronger and better than before.


  • Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • Rafael Martinez, CEO of MBE Capital Partners, LLC (MBECP)
  • Beth L. Goldberg, SBA New York District Director  
  • John Mallano, SBA New York Deputy District Director

WHAT: Virtual Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Information Session For Small Business Owners in New York’s 13th District WHEN: Thursday, January 14th at 4:30 p.m. (EST)

WHERE: Watch live at https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat

# # #

Adriano Espaillat Banner

El congresista Adriano Espaillat y líderes del sector industrial realizarán una sesión informativa virtual del Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP) para propietarios de pequeñas empresas en el distrito 13 de Nueva York
Véalo en vivo:

NEW YORK, NY – El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) encabezará una sesión de información virtual el jueves, 14 de enero, a partir de las 4:30 p.m. (EST), para propietarios de pequeñas empresas en el Distrito Congresual 13 de Nueva York, enfocada en el Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP) de la Administración de Pequeñas Empresas y el proceso de solicitud de préstamos, a fin de brindar un modo de recuperación a los pequeños negocios en la ciudad de Nueva York afectados por la pandemia de COVID-19.

El Rep. Espaillat estará acompañado por líderes de la banca y industria durante el foro, para garantizar que las empresas de la ciudad de Nueva York puedan obtener la información y el apoyo que necesitan para recuperarse más fuerte y mejor que antes.


  • Congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
  • Rafael Martínez, CEO de MBE Capital Partners, LLC (MBECP)

Líderes del sector industrial y expertos 

  • Beth L. Goldberg, SBA New York District Director
  • John Mallano, SBA New York Deputy District Director

Qué: Sesión informativa virtual sobre el Programa de Protección de Cheques de Pago (PPP) para propietarios de pequeñas empresas en el distrito 13 de Nueva York

Cuándo: Jueves, 14 de enero, a las 4:30 p.m. (TDE)

Dónde: Véalo en vivo en https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat

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Thu, 14 Jan 2021 09:50:01 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22517
Virtual Community Q&A: What You Need to Know About the Vaccination Plan for NYC https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/virtual-community-qa-what-you-need-know-about-vaccination-plan-nyc

Mark Levine Contact Information

7th District - Manhattan | 500 West 141st Street | (212) 928-6814 | district7@council.nyc.gov

There are many important questions about who will get vaccinated when and where, and what it all means for you and your family.

Join Council Member Mark Levine for a Virtual Town Hall meeting to get your important questions answered and to learn more about the plan to vaccinate NYC.

Thursday, January 7, 2021

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Register Here
















Thu, 07 Jan 2021 12:55:23 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22504
New York State COVID Rent Relief Program Has Reopened! https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/new-york-state-covid-rent-relief-program-has-reopened

The New York State Homes and Community Renewal Agency (HCR) announced that the NYS COVID Rent Relief Program will be accepting new applications beginning December 18, 2020 through February 1, 2021.

The eligibility criteria has been expanded to provide more relief for New Yorkers. Individuals that submitted applications and were denied during the previous application period, do not need to apply again. These applications will be reviewed for consideration under the new eligibility criteria.

The expanded eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Have a primary residence in New York State.
  • Have not previously received a subsidy from the COVID Rent Relief Program.
  • Household income prior to March 7, 2020 must be at or below 80% of the area median income for their county and household size.
  • Applicants can find their county’s area median income, based on household size: https://hcr.ny.gov/eligible-income-limits-80-ami-county.
  • During the coverage period (April 1, 2020-July 31, 2020), household must have paid more than 30% of gross monthly income for rent. (Applicant household’s gross monthly income is the total amount of income received each month, prior to any deductions such as taxes, Social Security, medical insurance, etc.)
  • Have less monthly income in any month between April 1, 2020 and July 31, 2020 than prior to March 1, 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.

For help, applicants can contact HCR’s COVID Rent Relief Extension Program Call Center for assistance at 1-833-499-0318 or covidrentrelief@hcr.ny.gov . Call Center representatives are available Monday through Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm and are available to assist residents in filling out the application over the phone.

Note: The call center will be closed December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st.

The Application and additional information on the COVID Rent Relief Program is available on the HCR Website.
















Mon, 21 Dec 2020 15:28:18 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22486
Community Briefing on The COVID-19 Vaccine in NYC https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/community-briefing-covid-19-vaccine-nyc

Join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in a virtual discussion on the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine and obtaining herd immunity in New York City.

Monday, December 21, 2020
6:30 pm
Online - Youtube
Register here and submit your questions in advance.

Panelists include:

  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President (Moderator) 
  • Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and Director of ICAP at Columbia University; Director of the Global Health Initiative at the Mailman School of Public Health
  • Donna Lynne, DrPH, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Chief Executive Officer of ColumbiaDoctors
  • Robert E. Fullilove, EdD, Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs; Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences; Co-director of the Cities Research Group, Mailman School of Public Health 
  • Dr. Jeanne Carey, Chief Medical Officer, Ryan Health

You can find the flyer here.














Thu, 17 Dec 2020 15:10:39 -0500 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22458
GHCC Virtual Action Summit https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/ghcc-virtual-action-summit

The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce and the NAACP in concert with WBLS, the Harlem Arts Alliance, Prince Hall Masons , and the Black Media Alliance of New York present "ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES" an ‘all-in’ discussion led by key Influencers in the fields of politics, education, arts & culture, and civic engagement, addressing the important impact of voting to EXACT CHANGE, SHIFT POWER-DYNAMICS, and to CRAFT A MORE PRODUCTIVE FUTURE.
GHCC Virtual Action Summit

Tuesday, October 20, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Principal Speakers:
Honorable Charles B. Rangel – Former Member, United Sates House of Representative
Phylicia Rashad - Actress/Director/ Activist
Dr. Vincent Boudreau – President, The City College of New York
Nona Hendryx – Singer/LGBTQ Activist
Shailagh J. Murray – Executive Vice President, Columbia University of New York
Honorable H. Carl McCall – Former NYS Comptroller & Chairman of the SUNY board of Trustees

Please visit the website to RSVP and for further updates: https://www.greaterharlemchamber.com/page/vot

Virtual Action Summit Flyer w Images of speakers, text available on page

Thu, 15 Oct 2020 11:14:42 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/22202
Voter Education Awareness Event https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/voter-education-awareness-event

The CUNY Council of Student Life Directors presents

a Voter Education Awareness event:

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

6:00 pm

Join us on the CCNY Student Life Instagram Live @ccnystudentlife for the dialogue featuring:

  • Congressman Adriano Espaillat
  • Congressman Hakeem Jeffries
  • Congressman Gregory Meeks
  • Congressman Max Rose
  • Cheryl Wills - Anchor on NY1 (Moderator)

Register to Vote! at www.cuny.edu/vote

Voter Education Awareness flier with images of speakers as well as text included on page
Tue, 06 Oct 2020 12:41:26 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21924
SCHOOL SUPPLIES GIVEAWAY https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/school-supplies-giveaway


Boys and Girls Club of Harlem

521 West 145th Street

Thursday, September 17th

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Registration required at:


Backpacks and kits provided by

Friends of Public School Harlem

*limited quantities*

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 16:19:34 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21797
CUNY Remote Learning Town Hall https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/cuny-remote-learning-town-hall

Senator Robert Jackson hosts:

A Virtual Townhall on the quality of remote learning in the lives of CUNY students.

Featured Speakers: 

Jonathan Galiardi 

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Effectiveness and Innovation 

Sarah Truelsch 

Director of Policy Research

Ian James 

Deputy to the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs &

Special Assistant to the Executive Vice Chancellor & University Provost

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Ask questions and get Zoom link at


Meeting ID: 899 4871 7466

Passcode: 712841

Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:52:29 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21782
Hope For Harlem! https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/hope-harlem

On September 12 from 12:00PM - 3:00PM on Saint Nicholas Avenue between 118th street and 119th street, Senator Brian Benjamin will be co-sponsoring “Hope for Harlem.” This incredible initiative seeks to feed the mind, body, and soul of the Harlem community by providing groceries for families, care packages of essential items to children and adults, and lastly, hot packaged meals for families & individuals in need. 

This will be a GRAB & GO EVENT, and will abide by all New York State regulations regarding COVID-19. This means individuals will be required to wear masks and keep six feet apart. There will be friendly volunteers to help, and masks will be given on-site to those in need. 

Supplies will be limited, so you are encouraged to complete the required registration now to reserve a time.

If you have any questions, please email  hope4harlem@gmail.com  .

Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:18:47 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21705
New Laws Will Make It Easier for New Yorkers to Vote and Be Counted in November https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/new-laws-will-make-it-easier-new-yorkers-vote-and-be-counted-november

Yesterday ( August 20th), Governor Cuomo signed election reform legislation that ensures every registered New Yorker has options on how to vote in the November 3rd  Election during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The legislation signed into law also takes steps to ensure that every vote is counted.

Starting August 20th, all registered voters can request an absentee ballot if they are concerned about COVID-19. All Boards of Elections in New York State must count:

All ballots postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3rd) and received within seven days after Election Day (by November 10th).

All ballots without a postmark received on November 4th (the day after Election Day).

Even if you voted by absentee ballot in the June Primaries, you will need to request an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Election.

Click Here for more information on this landmark legislation. 

At one of the most important moments in our nation's history, these measures are crucial to a full and fair election and will make it easier for all New Yorkers to exercise their right to vote this November.

You can vote early in-person (October 24th – November 1st), you can vote on Election Day or you can vote using an absentee ballot. Make a Choice and Make your voice be heard.

For information on Voting safely, please visit the New York City Campaign Finance Board information page.

The NYC Board of Elections in the is hiring Poll Workers to serve at poll sites across New York City. Become an Election Day Worker and you can earn up to $2,800 for working up to 10 days.  Visit the BOE Poll Worker Positions webpage HERE.

Fri, 21 Aug 2020 19:48:00 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21606
Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce Kicks Off 'Harlem Week 2020' https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/greater-harlem-chamber-commerce-kicks-harlem-week-2020

HARLEM WEEK 2020 will kick off Sunday August 16th with host of virtual events, workshops, and performances celebrating Harlem, one of New York City's most iconic and culturally rich neighborhoods.

This year's celebration will take place August 16-23 and stream on www.HarlemWeek.com

HARLEM WEEK's marquee event, "A Great Day in Harlem," will feature performances by Harlem Music Festival's All Star Band featuring Ray Chew, Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, India.Arie, Ledisi, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Dance Theater of Harlem, NJPAC, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and IMPACT Repertory Theater, and special appearances/past performances from Stephanie Mills, Janet Jackson, Anthony Hamilton, and Alicia Keys.

Additional programming unique to this year's virtual festival includes the Youth Education Conference, and Hack-A-Thon, cooking demonstrations by Whole Foods, artist talk with Melba Moore, live storytelling with the MOTH, vendors village, Imagenation film festival celebrating the 100th year anniversaries of the Negro Baseball League and Harlem Renaissance, Broadway Jobs Behind the Scenes panel and a special performance of Girl from the North Country featuring the music of Bob Dylan.

For the first time ever, the traditional Harlem 5K Run will take place virtually throughout HARLEM WEEK 2020. The Virtual Harlem 5K Run Honoring Percy Sutton 100 and Charles Rangel 90 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton (1920-2009) and the 90th birthday of former U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel-both pillars of the Harlem community. Participants can sign up here: https://www.nyrr.org/Races/VirtualHarlem5KHonoringPercySutton100andCharlesRangel90

In the 1970s, Sutton championed moving the New York City Marathon out of the confines of Central Park and onto the streets of the five boroughs of New York City. Sutton remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his long life. Charles B. Rangel, a veteran of the Korean War who was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star, represented Harlem for 46 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and helped to bring about the economic and residential revitalization of the greater Harlem area and other urban areas nationwide. "The Harlem 5K is a longstanding annual tradition as part of HARLEM WEEK, and during these unprecedented times we are excited to be holding a virtual race for runners to be part of the celebration and Support Harlem Now," said Michael Capiraso, president and CEO, NYRR. "We are proud to continue this historic race honoring trailblazers Percy Sutton and Charles Rangel - and their many contributions and impact on Harlem and the community."

HARLEM WEEK Programming:

Eat Local with Whole Foods: Nikoa Evans-Hendricks, Executive Director from Harlem Park to Park, will host a virtual panel discussion and cooking demonstrations with local suppliers from Harlem and Manhattan Whole Food Stores.

(Monday, Aug 17; Noon-1pm ET)

Youth Education Conference and Hack-A-Thon: The Hack-A-Thon is geared toward middle and high school students and the focus is Tech Meets the Movement of the People. Teams of students will be presented with a challenge to solve digitally by creating an app, website or another digital solution.

(Monday, Aug 17; 1-4pm) 

Artist Talk with Melba Moore: Tony Award winner, 4 Time Grammy nominated international recording star and actress Melba Moore shares her thoughts about the times we are in, her career as she celebrates 50 years in entertainment and her memories of HARLEM WEEK.

(Monday, Aug.17; 7:30-8pm)

Harlem Stories Presented by the MOTH: In celebration of HARLEM WEEK The MOTH presents stories about Harlem and stories by Harlem Storytellers. Since 1997 The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes.

(Tuesday, Aug. 18; 7-7:30pm)

Performance from Broadway's "Girl From The North Country": The "Girl From The North Country" was the last show to open on Broadway before all theaters closed due to COVID-19. "The Girl From The North Country features music written by Bob Dylan and this exclusive performance features a song written by Bob Dylan while he lived in Harlem.

(Tuesday, Aug. 18; 7:30-7:45pm ET)

Broadway Behind the Scenes Jobs & Careers: This will be a virtual discussion to share career opportunities on Broadway, particularly for people of color, in an effort to provide more diversity on the Great White Way. This discussion will be led by leadership in this field covering topics including company managers, house management, advertising, digital marketing, scene design and public relations.

(Wednesday, Aug. 19; Noon-2pm ET)

Greater Harlem Business Conference: The virtual business conference will cover topics including Cybersecurity, information on how to obtain PPP Loans and online marketing for small business.

(Tuesday, Aug. 18; Noon-2pm ET)

Covid-19 Summit: The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Communities of Color. This Summit brings together some of the foremost medical experts in the country to discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on communities of color, how racism and access to care has factored into the pandemic, alternative medicine modalities and mental health issues related to this pandemic.

(Tuesday, Aug. 18; 2-4pm ET)

Hon. Charles B. Rangel Systemic Racism & Economic Justice Summit: This virtual summit will provide an unfiltered examination of systemic racism in our country and look at an action plan to truly provide equality for all. The namesake of this summit, the Hon. Charles B. Rangel, will make special remarks and summit speakers will represent the clergy, NYPD, civil rights activists, youth, educators, scholars and more.

(Thurs. Aug. 20; 2-5pm)

The Harlem Week Film Festival: This year's film festival will celebrate the 100 th Anniversary of the Negro Baseball League and the 100 th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance. Films include: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution (2015), Whose Streets? (2017), Decade of Fire (2019), Soul of the Game (1996), Brother to Brother (2014) and Stormy Weather (1943).

(Daily; 6am-11:59am)

Children's Corner: Families can enjoy special HARLEM WEEK programming including the Children's Parade, story time with Books on the Move courtesy of New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and performances and workshops by Uptown Dance the Studio Museum and Kids in the Kitchen

(Daily; 10-11am)

Dance, Move & Groove: Learn various dance styles including West African Dance, Ballet, Afro Beat, Liturgical and Voguing with special guest instructors from New Jersey Performing Arts

(Daily, 11am-Noon)

Live DJ Sets: Join us for the HARLEM WEEK At Home Dance Party featuring DJ's spinning a broad spectrum of music that has one thing in common, to make you want to dance!

(Daily; 5-7pm ET)

Cultural Showcases: For the past 46 years, HARLEM WEEK has remained the premiere cultural celebration showcasing and saluting the best of Harlem; featuring conferences, seminars, sports, music and dance performances, community meals and more. What has been known as known as "The World's Longest Week" lasting one month, this year in its virtual form will be eight days

(Sunday, August 16th to Sunday, August 23rd).

HARLEM WEEK proudly commemorates decades of continued service to the Village of Harlem, greater New York City and the Harlems of the world. This year, even as the current global pandemic ravages communities, The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce continues to provide hot and packaged meals, internet access, as well as employment and educational resources to you.

More information can be found on the amazing community work led by The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce: https://www.greaterharlemchamber.com/

For a complete list of events, please visit www.harlemweek.com.



HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which works to promote its rich African-American, African, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, as well as arts, culture, religion, business, entertainment and sports. HARLEM WEEK began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for New Yorkers. Given the huge success of the celebration, additional days were added to showcase the community's rich economic, political and cultural history.

HARLEM WEEK 2019 featured over 110 events throughout the summer to over 2 million attendees, including participants and visitors from around the world. 

Wed, 12 Aug 2020 10:46:09 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21559
COVID-19 & the Future of the Housing in NYC https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-19-future-housing-nyc

Covid-19 & the Future of the Housing in NYC 

with Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus & Kimberly Warner

Housing Experts from Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation

Monday, August 3, 2020

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Pre-Registration is Required – Click Here


NYC Councilmember Mark Levine will host housing experts from NMIC to answer housing questions and discuss the protections currently available to tenants, how to navigate the housing court system, and the future of housing in the midst of COVID-19.

NMIC focuses on providing a broad range of legal services for residents living in Northern Manhattan. 

Mon, 03 Aug 2020 09:41:59 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21531
Broadway Community Clean-up Day 07/25/2020 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/broadway-community-clean-day-07252020

Please join Neighbors from 145th – 150th Streets, along with the Manhattan Borough President, NYC Council Member Mark Levine & Manhattan Community Board No. 9 for a Community Clean-up of Broadway! 
Saturday, July 25th @ 10am
Location: Harlem Public 3612 Broadway (between 148th & 149th Street)
Your Community, Your Care…

Tue, 21 Jul 2020 13:55:06 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21482
Covid-19 & the Future of the NYC Public Education System - Virtual Town Hall 7/20 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-19-future-nyc-public-education-system-virtual-town-hall-720

Join Congressman Espaillat, Assemblywoman De La Rosa & Council Member Levine for a Virtual Town Hall on: 

Covid-19 & the Future of the NYC Public Education System


Adrienne Austin 

Deputy Chancellor, Department of Education

Monday, July 20, 2020

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

Pre-Registration is Required - CLICK HERE


Please Join Congressman Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa, and Council Member Levine as they host a virtual Q&A town hall meeting with Deputy Chancellor Adrienne Austin from the Department of Education to answer your questions on how to navigate NYC's Fall 2020 Academic year and the future of Public Education in the era of Covid-19.

Adrienne Austin is the Acting Deputy Chancellor for Community Empowerment, Partnerships, and Communications. She leads the DOE’s work to empower families and communities, while increasing the public’s understanding of key policies to deepen support for them.

The division includes the offices of Family and Community Empowerment, communications, press, marketing and branding, community affairs, intergovernmental affairs, and translation and interpretation services.

Join the discussion to get your important questions answered. Pre-Registration is required HERE.

Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:12:52 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21477
Vote by Mail Town Hall Event – 06/09/20 https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/vote-mail-town-hall-event-060920

Vote by Mail Town Hall

Join NYC Votes on June 9 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm for a virtual youth-led Vote by Mail Town Hall.

The Town Hall will feature a performance by Meera Dasgupta, National Youth Poet Laureate; a youth-centered conversation about absentee voting; and an explanation of how the vote by mail process works.

Our panelists for the evening include:

Tim Hunter, CUNY Graduate and USS Chair

Charlotte Ritz-Jackson, Co-Executive Director of Coalition Z

Navjot Pal Kaur, CUNY Alumnus, Blogger at Kaur Republic, and Voting Rights Activist

The evening will end on a call to action to send in absentee ballots. We will also be providing resources on vote by mail for young people to share with their peers. 

Our partners for the evening include:

Urban Word, Coalition Z, CUNY Votes, CUNY USS, Generation Citizen, YVote, and the Young Invincibles.


June 09, 2020 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


NYC Votes Facebook Live:  https://www.facebook.com/nycvotes/

RSVP: https://nycvotes.nyccfb.info/vote_by_mail_town_hall

Tue, 09 Jun 2020 08:23:53 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21344
Town Hall: Coming Together in Faith and Unity to Demand Justice https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/town-hall-coming-together-faith-and-unity-demand-justice

Town Hall: Coming Together in Faith and Unity to Demand Justice

Representative Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) and local elected officials will hold a virtual town hall to address new legislation and federal, state and local efforts to end police brutality and stop the targeting of African Americans and Latinos in New York's 13th congressional district and communities around the nation.  

During this week's forum title "Coming Together in Faith and Unity to Demand Justice," Rep. Espaillat and leaders will be joined by special guest, Rev. Reginald Lee Bachus, Associate Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church and President of The 400 Foundation. 

Streamed live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat/ 


Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
Guest speaker, Rev. Reginald Lee Bachus, Associate Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Senator Brian Benjamin
New York State Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa
New York State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez
New York State Assemblyman Al Taylor
New York State Assemblywoman Inez Dickens
New York City Councilman Mark Levine
New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez
New York City Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson
New York City Councilwoman Diana Ayala
New York City Councilman Bill Perkins
New York City Councilman Fernando Cabrera
New York State Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez
New York State Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz

WHAT: Virtual Community Town Hall 
WHEN: Tomorrow, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat
RSVP:  EspaillatPress@mail.house.gov

El congresista Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) y oficiales electos locales realizarán un foro virtual para abordar una nueva legislación y los esfuerzos federales, estatales y locales para poner fin a la brutalidad policial y detener los ataques contra los afroamericanos y latinos en el Distrito Congresual 13 ° de Nueva York y comunidades de todo el país.

Durante el foro de esta semana, titulado "Uniéndose en la fe y la unidad para exigir justicia", el Rep. Espaillat y los líderes se unirán al invitado especial, el reverendo Reginald Lee Bachus, pastor asociado de la Iglesia Bautista Abyssinian y presidente de la Fundación The 400.

Transmitido en vivo en Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RepEspaillat/


Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13)
Orador invitado, Rev. Reginald Lee Bachus, pastor asociado de la Iglesia Bautista Abyssinian
Presidente de Manhattan, Gale A. Brewer
Senador de NYS Brian Benjamin
Asambleísta de NYS Carmen De La Rosa
Asambleísta de NYS Robert Rodríguez
Asambleísta de NYS Al Taylor
Asambleísta de NYS Inez Dickens
Concejal de NYC Mark Levine
Concejal de NYC Ydanis Rodríguez
Concejal de NYC Vanessa L. Gibson
Concejal de NYC Diana Ayala
Concejal de NYC Bill Perkins
Concejal de NYC Fernando Cabrera 
Asambleísta de NYS Nathalia Fernandez 
Asambleísta de NYS Jeffrey Dinowitz

Qué: Foro comunitario virtual: Uniéndonos en Fe & Unidad para Exigir Justicia
Cuándo: Este viernes, 5 de junio, 2020 a las 7:00 p.m.
Reservar/RSVP:  EspaillatPress@mail.house.gov

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 11:24:33 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21326
COVID-19 Pandemic Response Virtual Town Hall https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-19-pandemic-response-virtual-town-hall

COVID-19 Pandemic Response Virtual Town Hall

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer

Congressmember Jerry Nadler

State Senator Brian A. Benjamin

Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

invite you to a


Learn how our offices are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic

What resources are available

Tell us about the issues you are experiencing


Tuesday, May 26, 2020



Zoom & Facebook Live

(The link will be provided when you RSVP.)

Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-town-hall-w-s-stringer-j-nadler-b-benjamin-and-l-rosenthal-tickets-104687465026 

Fri, 22 May 2020 10:23:12 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21233
Sign-Up for Food and Masks Distribution with Council Member Levine https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/sign-food-and-masks-distribution-council-member-levine

Upper Manhattan Food Bank with Council Member Levine

Thursday, May 14th 

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm 

500 West 141st Street 

The Office of Council member Mark Levine is partnering with the Islamic Circle of North America to distribute free canned goods and fresh produce to community members at our district office.  Free face masks will also be distributed.    

You must register for a half-hour time slot to pick up your food bag. Please sign up here and arrive on-time during your designated half-an-hour to help us adhere to social distancing guidelines to protect you and the staff.

If you would like to receive only a mask, you can sign up at the same link. The Mayor’s office also announced that by the end of this week you can pick up face masks at any of the City’s Meal Hubs at DOE schools. To find a location near you, visit this link: https://www.opt-osfns.org/schoolfoodny/meals/default.aspx

If you are unable to make it this Thursday please do not hesitate to reach out to their office at (212) 928-6814 or district7@council.nyc.gov for more information on where you can get food assistance.

Wed, 13 May 2020 09:42:18 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21176
Census Town Hall hosted by Assembly Member Catalina Cruz & Council Member Daniel Dromm – Thursday, April 23rd @ 6:30 pm https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/census-town-hall-hosted-assembly-member-catalina-cruz-council-member-daniel-dromm-thursday

Census Town Hall hosted by Assembly Member Catalina Cruz & Council Member Daniel Dromm – Thursday, April 23rd @ 6:30 pm

Dear Friends and Neighbors, 

Don't forget to join us tonight at 6:30 pm for the launch of our town hall series. Our guest, Julio Rivera from the National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO), will be answering your questions and concerns about the importance of the Census and how to fill it out!

There are three ways options to join:

Zoom Login: You can click here to join the webinar

Password: Census2020

iPhone one-tap: 

US: +16465588656,,82525757742#,,#,078760# or +13126266799,,82525757742#,,#,078760#

Stream on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatalinaCruzNY/live


Apreciados Amigos y Vecinos,

No olvide sintonizar esta hoy a las 6:30pm para el lanzamiento de nuestra serie de charlas virtuales. Nuestro invitado Julio Rivera de la Asociación Nacional de Oficiales Electos (NALEO por sus siglas en inglés), estará respondiendo a sus inquietudes sobre la importancia del Censo y cómo completarlo!

Puede unirse de varias formas:

Por Zoom: ACA

Codigo: Census2020

Por telephono iPhone: 

US: +16465588656,,82525757742#,,#,078760# or +13126266799,,82525757742#,,#,078760#

En vivo por Facebook: www.facebook.com/CatalinaCruzNY/live

Thu, 23 Apr 2020 14:20:15 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21059
A COVID-19 Update Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Adriano Espaillat https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/covid-19-update-virtual-town-hall

A COVID-19 Update Virtual Town Hall with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, NYS Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa and invited panelist will be live today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada).

Watch live via cable TV in Manhattan on FiOS 33, RCN 82 or Spectrum 1993

Stream at www.mnn.org/watch/channels/hd-channel or Facebook at www.facebook.com/mnnelbarriofirehouse/

Actualización sobre el COVID19

Foro Comunitario Virtual

Martes, 21 de Abril, 2020

5:00 PM Hora del Este (EE.UU. y Canadá)

Véalo en vivo por TV por cable en Manhattan en FiOS 33, RCN 82 o Spectrum 1993

Transmitido en www.mnn.org/watch/channels/hd-channel o Facebook: www.facebook.com/mnnelbarriofirehouse/

Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:32:42 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21024
Upper Manhattan Bilingual Community Q&A with NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot  https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/upper-manhattan-bilingual-community-qa-nyc-health-commissioner-barbot

Upper Manhattan Bilingual Community Q&A with NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot 

Moderated by Council Member Mark Levine

Thursday, April 23rd

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Pre-Registration is Required - CLICK HERE

***Q&A will be conducted in both English and Spanish***

Join NYCC Health Committee Chair Council Member Levine and Commissioner Oxiris Barbot to get an update on the latest information on NYC’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and to answer your questions on how to keep safe during the outbreak. 

Mon, 20 Apr 2020 10:54:12 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/21018
NY State of Health Announcement - Special Enrollment Period https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/ny-state-health-announcement-special-enrollment-period

To further protect the public health of New Yorkers as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, a Special Enrollment Period is available to New Yorkers during which eligible individuals will be able to enroll in insurance coverage through NY State of Health and directly through insurers. 

Please refer to the following announcements:

  • Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured New Yorkers to Apply for Coverage through NY State of Health or directly to Insurers is extended through May 15, 2020
  • If You Lost Employer Coverage, You Must Apply Within 60 Days of Losing Coverage; Because of Loss of Income, New Yorkers May Also Be Eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, Subsidized Qualified Health Plans or Child Health Plus​​​​​​
  • Pursuant to the new federal law, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), that went into effect on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, all Medicaid coverage in effect on the date the law was enacted will continue during the COVID-19 emergency. Although some Medicaid enrollees may have already received notices from NY State of Health that their coverage will end on March 31, 2020, the coverage will be continued. Any cases terminated after March 18, 2020 during the period of the COVID-19 emergency will be reinstated with no gap in coverage. Additionally, all Medicaid, Child Health Plus and Essential Plan cases that are due for recertification during the COVID-19 emergency period will be automatically renewed for a four-month period. The situation will be re-evaluated to determine if additional changes need to be made  

 The best ways consumers can receive assistance at this time is to contact a navigator or other NY State of Health assistors for help:

  • Call the Customer Service Center at 1-855-355-5777
  • Visit the website NY State of Health Website to find an enrollment assistor and receive enrollment assistance over the phone. There is also a dedicated page on the website for Coronavirus and COVID-19 information.

 The following links will direct you to contact information, enrollment assistors, and other resources on COVID-19:

Find a Navigator Here

Find Other NY State of Health Enrollment Assistors

Find Coronavirus and COVID-19 Information Here

Please stay updated on announcements and information by visiting www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/

Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:39:01 -0400 From NY State of Health https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/20989
Upper Manhattan Community Q&A with Columbia University Immunologist Dr. Craig Spencer https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/upper-manhattan-community-qa-dr-craig-spencer

Join NYCC Health Committee Chair Council Member Levine and Columbia University immunologist Dr. Craig Spencer to hear the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and to get your questions answered. 

Monday, April 13th 

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pre-Registration (required): bit.ly/2Vp-EiIm


Mon, 13 Apr 2020 13:34:55 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/20977
MBP Gale Brewer's Virtual Town Hall https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/mbp-gale-brewers-virtual-town-hall


MBP Gale Brewer's Virtual Town Hall - Support for businesses impacted by COVID-19

Join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in a virtual discussion on resources and relief opportunities for small businesses hurting due to COVID-19.


Submit your questions in advance here.


Panelists Include:


Quenia Abreu, President & CEO, The New York Women's Chamber of Commerce

Gregg Bishop, NYC Deptartment of Small Business Services

Andrew Rigie, NYC Hospitality Alliance

Kaaryn Simmons, Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center

Jessica Walker, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce


Moderated by: Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 




Monday, April 13, 2020




Virtual Town Hall on YouTube

via Columbia University's Neighbors Site







Mon, 13 Apr 2020 11:36:50 -0400 From the Office of Gale Brewer https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/20974
Health Committee Chair Council Member Levine for a Digital Q&A https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/gca/blog/health-committee-chair-council-member-levine-digital-qa

TODAY AT 5:30 pm -  Join Health Committee Chair Council Member Levine for a Digital Q&A

Video conference or call into the Q&A with Council Member Mark Levine for important updates on NYC's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Register here.

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 16:20:58 -0400 GCCA https://www.ccny.cuny.edu/node/20881