Meetings and drives in the community

Below is a list of a few upcoming events for community residents:

Go bag (Image courtesy of the NYC Office of Emergency Management)

Go bag (Image courtesy of the NYC Office of Emergency Management)

Emergency preparedness meeting

An meeting on emergency preparedness will be held Thursday, November 20, 6-8 p.m., at the High School for Health Professions and Human Services (old Stuyvesant High School), 345 East 15th Street, between First and Second Avenues. There is a disability entrance on 16th Street with an elevator to the main floor.

At the end of the session, attendees will get a free go-bag packed with items essential to have in an evacuation situation. Participants must register in advance at To receive the go-bag participants must register and attend.


tenants Assoc logoTenants Association planning meet for December 6

A general meeting of the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association will be held in the auditorium of Middle School 104, East 20th Street between First and Second Avenues, on Saturday, December 6 at 1 p.m. Doors will open at 12:30 p.m, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. More details will be provided at a later date.


Cub Scout Pack 422 holding food drive on Sunday

Cub Scout Pack 422 is holding food drive on Sunday, November 16 to benefit New York Gospel Mission which is an organization dedicated to feeding our local men, women and children from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The drive will take place at Trader Joe’s at 14th Street, just West of Third Avenue.

Most requested non-perishable items are: canned vegetables, pasta, canned fruits, rice, canned fish, baby food, canned soup, crackers, boxed macaroni & cheese, dried fruit and nuts, cereal and juice.

The Cub Scouts will be in front of Trader Joe’s to help with food selection or to even shop for your donation.


Stuy Town holding holiday season food drive, coat drive

The management of Stuyvesant Town is asking residents to donate to two community drives, a coat drive that will benefit New York Cares and a food drive benefiting City Harvest.

For the food drive, nonperishable foods such as canned and boxed goods will be accepted through December 17. The items will then be distributed by City Harvest to over 500 community food programs.

For the coat drive, gently used coats and jackets for adults and children will be accepted through December 26. The coats will be distributed to New Yorkers most in need by New York Cares through local churches, schools and shelters.

The dropoff point for both drives is the Stuyvesant Town management office at 276 First Avenue.

This will also be the dropoff point for the Town & Village holiday toy drive benefiting Beth Israel, with donations being accepted through December 12.


For local entertainment events such as concerts, theater, comedy, children’s activities and art exhibits, see our Around & About section. For listings of free events happening throughout the city this week, see Cutting Corners. For health and fitness events such as screenings, support meetings and classes, see our Health and Fitness section. To see what’s going on service and program-wise at different houses of worship, see our Religion in the Community section.

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