MT Community News 02.20.13

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MT Community News 02.20.13

Chamber hosts mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis

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Mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis will serve as guest speaker at the Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

The Washington Heights and Inwood Chamber of Commerce will host a breakfast meeting this Thurs., Feb. 21st at 8:30 a.m. at the Isabelle Geriatric Center.

The guest speaker will be John Catsimatidis, a candidate for Mayor and the owner, founder and CEO of Red Apple Group and Gristedes Supermarkets. Also speaking will be Jennifer Hoppa, administrator of Northern Manhattan Parks and executive director of the Fort Tryon Trust.

The Isabella Geriatric Center is located at 515 Audubon Avenue, at 190th Street.

To attend, please RSVP to Rita Kardeman at wahichamber@verizon.net or at 212.928.6595.

 

 

 

 

The Young Women’s Leadership School visits Time Warner

young leadership academy visits time warner cable(web)Time Warner Cable celebrated Valentine’s Day by hosting students from The Young Women’s Leadership School in East Harlem at the company’s Flatiron office. Employees from The Women’s Collective, a Time Warner Cable employee resource group, held several activities for the young women to learn about networking and career opportunities.

 

 

Radical Women celebrates Black History Month

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Black abolitionist Maria W. Stewart will be the subject of a forum hosted by the group Radical Women.

In honor of Black History Month, the group Radical Women will host a discussion dedicated to Frances E.W. Harper and Maria W. Stewart, black female abolitionists. Organizers of this event note, “The role of African American abolitionists is omitted in Hollywood movies like Lincoln, and the particular role of Black women is generally ignored in the telling of history.”

All are invited to this free forum on Thurs., Feb. 21st at Freedom Hall, located at 113 West 128th Street, between Malcolm X Boulevard and Seventh Avenue.

A Southern-themed supper with vegetarian options will be offered at 7:00 p.m. for a $10 donation, and childcare will be provided.

For more information, please call 212.222.0633, e-mail nycradicalwomen@nyct.net, or visit www.radicalwomen.org.

Yeshiva’s College EDge hosts fair

Taneesha McFadden was one of the hundreds of students who attended last year’s seminar on college readiness at Yeshiva University. The fair is being held again this week. Photo: Sandra E. García

Taneesha McFadden was one of the hundreds of students who attended last year’s seminar on college readiness at Yeshiva University. The fair is being held again this week.
Photo: Sandra E. García

On Fri., Feb. 22nd, Yeshiva University and College EDge will host a Seminar and Fair Day that will focus on the college readiness of local students. College EDge will provide workshops discussing financial aid, time management, the ins and outs of writing a personal statement, and how to make the most of one’s college experience.

Each participant will also be connected to a mentor for more personalized, one-on-one exchange. Also expected is New York City Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, who has supported the program with funding grants.

Last year, over 30 colleges from the New York area attended, as did 150 high schoolers, many of whom are part of the Young Adult Borough Center (YABC) program.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. at Yeshiva University, located at 500 West 185th Street.

For additional information, please call 212.960.5400, send an e-mail to CollegeEDge@yu.edu, or visit www.collegeedge.us/seminar-and-fair-day-2013 

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The 34th Precinct hosts a blood drive this week.

Blood Drive

A blood drive will take place on Thurs., Feb. 21st from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the 34th Precinct, located at 4295 Broadway at West 183rd Street.

Please call the 34th Precinct’s Community Affairs at 212.927.0576 for more information.

March Writers Café at Above the Bridge

Writers’ group Above the Bridge is accepting submissions for March.

Writers’ group Above the Bridge is accepting submissions for March.

Writing group Above the Bridge is accepting submissions for its March theme, “The Ides of March.” The theme is subject to interpretation; among the many subtitles considered were “Spring with Shakespeare” and “Writing with Will”.

The deadline for submissions is Sat., Mar. 9th.

The Writers Cafe during which the chosen submissions will be read is on Mon., Mar. 18th at Le Cheile.

Every month, a different theme is chosen. Writers may submit five minutes of material of any genre or style (poetry, plays, fiction, non-fiction, blogs etc.) that reflect the month’s theme.

Pieces will be chosen by the Above the Bridge selection team to be read by the author at the next reading series. There will be a short rehearsal prior to the event.

Requirements for writers are as follows:

• Writers must live in Washington Heights or Inwood. Please attach your name, address and phone number with your submission.

• Pieces should be no longer than 5 minutes, but all work will be considered.

• You do not have to be a professional writer.

• New and existing works accepted.

Please send all submissions or inquiries to abovethebridge@gmail.com. Please write “March Submission” in the subject line, and make certain that your name is attached to your piece.

Precinct Community Council Meetings

The 33rd Precinct Community Council meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27th at River Terrace, located at 157-10 Riverside Drive West, in the Community Room on the Ground Floor.

The 34th Precinct Community Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 27th at Yeshiva University’s Rubin Hall, 2501 Amsterdam Avenue at West 185th Street.

Little League Baseball Registration

Registration for the Officer Michael Buczek Little League continues until March 23rd. Photo: QPHOTONYC

Registration for the Officer Michael Buczek Little League continues until March 23rd.
Photo: QPHOTONYC

Officer Michael Buczek Little League baseball registration continues at the 34th Precinct, located at 4295 Broadway at West 183rd Street, every Friday and Saturday from 4:00-6:00 p.m. through March 23rd.

For more information, please call 203.515.1249.

“No Human Being is Illegal” Panel Discussion

 

MOSCTHA is organizing a discussion and photo exhibit focused on Haitian workers and families in the Dominican Republic. Photo: www.mosctha.org

MOSCTHA is organizing a discussion and photo exhibit focused on Haitian workers and families in the Dominican Republic.
Photo: www.mosctha.org

The Socio-Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA) is hosting a panel discussion on Sat., Mar. 2nd at Columbia University titled “No Human Being is Illegal”. The discussion will focus on the retroactive application of new nationality laws of the Dominican Republic that leave thousands without proper documentation, and essentially abandoned and forgotten in the only place known they have known as home.

In anticipation of the panel discussion, MOSCTHA is hosting a daily photo exhibition daily at various locations throughout the tri-state area. The exhibit is intended to showcase the stories of the lives of those affected by the new nationality laws. MOSCTHA seeks to mobilize local residents to help these individuals and to support the reform of these laws in the Dominican Republic.

The panel discussion will be held on Sat., Mar. 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Julius and Armand Hammer Health Sciences Center, located at 701 West 168th Street.

For more information on the discussion and the photo exhibit, please send an email to mosctha@mosctha.org or visit www.mosctha.org.