MT – Community News 05.01.13
Cops and Kids Click Together
The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Community Affairs Bureau is hosting a program called “Cops and Teens Click Together,” which teaches basic website design/programming (HTML) to young community members, typically ranging in age from 14-17.
This introductory course is conducted over an 8-week interval and is taught by skilled uniformed members of the NYPD at selected precinct stationhouses.
This program will assist students by providing them with the necessary instruction to develop web design and programming skills.
Ideally, the program will enhance their desire to learn more about computers, and to develop much needed technical skills for today’s competitive workforce.
This course takes place throughout the City at various times.
For more information, please contact the Youth Services Section at 718.834.8855 or by emailing CommunityAffairs@nypd.org.
Hike the Heights
Hike the Heights, the annual community celebration, will again feature hikes throughout various parks in Northern Manhattan, arts and crafts, musical performances, various sports activities, free food and more.
This year’s event will take place on Sat., Jun. 1st and there are a number of ways for residents to participate.
Take a Hike!
Hike Times and Locations
RING Garden (Dyckman and Broadway)
Central Park (110th Street and Central Park West)
Jackie Robinson Park (148th Street and Bradhurst Avenue)
Swindler Cove (Dyckman and 10th Avenue)
St. Nicholas Park (135th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue)
Morningside Park (118th Street and Morningside Avenue)
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Highbridge Park (167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue)
Hike leaders and volunteers are needed to help with the community party. Volunteers will be asked to lead groups along various sections of the giraffe path, for set-up, clean-up, greeting hikers, and to serve as floaters during the event.
For more information on volunteering, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When mapping out the hiking route of Hike the Heights, the journey looks like a giraffe. To celebrate this symbol, paper mache giraffes are created by children from all parts of Northern Manhattan and placed along the trail on the day of the event.
If interested in organizing a giraffe sculpture training class, please contact Hayley Richards at Creative Arts Workshop for Kids at Hayley@caw4kids.org.
Don’t have time to attend a workshop? Watch this video on how to create one online:
Meet the Commissioners
As the city prepares for the September 10th Primary Election, the New York City Board of Elections and the League of Women Voters are hosting a “Meet the Commissioners” event.
On Thurs., May 9th, Frederic M. Umane, President of the Board of Elections, will be joined by members of the Commission, and Executive and Administrative staff.
Come and hear about the challenges and solutions the Board has faced given the State’s recently renovated voting system and the effects of last year’s hurricane.
Please note the last day to register to vote in the Primary Election is Friday, August 16th.
The New York City League will offer this opportunity at its Lunch with the League meeting series that will take place in the Green Room at 4 West 43rd Street (5th Avenue is the cross-street).
The lunch will cost $10 per individual.
MTA-Artists Unite Call for Artwork
The MTA-Artists Unite Subway Elevator Poster Project has issued its fourth call for artwork to be placed in the subway elevators at the A-Line 184th Street (the 181st Street subway stop) and190th Street subway stations.
This collaborative project seeks to acknowledge the uniqueness of the northern Manhattan community and fulfills the Artists Unite mission to bring art to the public in creative new venues.
The third set of posters can still be seen in the elevators.
The competition seeks are six (6) original artworks by artists residing in CB 12 (which covers Manhattan north of 155th Street, river to river) to be produced as posters and placed, one in each of the 3 elevators per station.
Work will be seen by thousands of residents and tourists en route to the Cloisters Museum. The posters will be exhibited for a minimum of six months.
The deadline for submissions is Tues., Jun. 4th at midnight.