Manhattan Times – Community News – 05.08.13

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Manhattan Times – Community News – 05.08.13

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

Free skin cancer screenings are being hosted at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Free skin cancer screenings are being hosted at New York-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital will offer free melanoma/skin cancer screenings at three locations as part of the 2013 Annual Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Screening initiative sponsored by the American Academy of Dermatology. The screenings are being offered as walk-in’s only; no appointments are being taken.

Thursday, May 16
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue (at 165th Street), 12th floor

Thursday, May 16
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Columbia Doctors
51 West 51st Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Suite 390

Friday, May 17
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Weill Greenberg Center
1305 York Avenue (at 70th Street), 9th Floor

More than two million new cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed in the United States this year and current estimates are that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. But with early detection and regular skin exams, most skin cancers can be cured.

For more information regarding skin cancer, please call the American Academy of Dermatology public information center at 888.462.DERM (3376).

Civil Rights and Non-Violence Forum

Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson will speak on non-violence and youth.

Civil rights pioneer Amelia Boynton Robinson will speak on non-violence and youth.

Amelia Boynton Robinson, a collaborator of Dr. Martin Luther King, from Selma, Alabama, will speak about organizing a youth boycott on violence this Sat., May 11th at 12:30 p.m. Other speakers are Dr. Bernard Lafayette of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark. A large youth chorus will sing spirituals and classical music. Admission to the talk is free and will be presented by the Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture. It will be held at the Riverside Church, located at 490 Riverside Drive.

For more information, please call 917.214.1264.

CUTLINE: The Higher Education Committee will be holding hearings on the CUNY budget.

The City Council Committee on Higher Education will be holding a hearing to discuss the city’s executive budget as it relates to CUNY. The hearing will focus on where money is being spent for the fiscal year ’14, as well as any new programs or cuts that are going to take place. It will be held on Fri., May 10th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at 250 Broadway, at the 16th Floor Hearing Room.

Those interested in attending should RSVP with Legislative and Budget Director Carmen De La Rosa, of the Office of Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez by calling 212.788.7053 or emailing cdelarosa@council.nyc.gov.

Youth Police Academy

Young residents are invited to participate in the Youth Police Academy this summer.  Photo: www.nyc.gov

Young residents are invited to participate in the Youth Police Academy this summer.

Photo: www.nyc.gov

The New York Police Department Community Affairs Bureau offers the Youth Police Academy program, which is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth. The goals of the academy are:

• To enhance responsible citizenship.

• To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.

• To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the

Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.

Applications are only accepted by mail. The deadline for applications is June 21, 2013.

For more information, please call the 34th Police Precinct’s Community Affairs Officer Haydee Pabey at 212.927.0576.

Slow Zone Project

The Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its Slow Zone project.

The Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its Slow Zone project.

The New York City Department of Transportation is accepting applications for its neighborhood slow zone project. This places speed limits within a radius of a few blocks in residential areas meant to slow down drivers who put residents at risk. Community residents are invited to become involved and decide where these slow zones are most needed. Applications will be accepted until May 31st.

For more information, please visit http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/slowzones.shtml.

Submissions for Art Stroll

NoMAA is accepting submissions for venues for the 10th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

NoMAA is accepting submissions for venues for the 10th Annual Uptown Arts Stroll.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Uptown Arts Stroll.

For 10 years, the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance has celebrated the vibrant artwork produced at home in Northern Manhattan. This event provides an opportunity for artists to show their work across the neighborhood in small businesses, offices, places of worship, restaurants and community centers. The Arts Stroll is a month long event held each June. The kickoff for the event is May 31st.

If you would like your venue to be one of the many to house artwork, please visit http://www.artstroll.com/how-to-participate/submit-your-venue/.

For more information on the Art Stroll, please visit www.nomaanyc.org.

Health Initiative Kick-off

Join Columbia University Medical Center as it kicks off its Health Initiative to increase awareness of healthy lifestyles for residents of Northern Manhattan that will include a series of events in the coming months to help increase health awareness in Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill. The kick-off event on Wed., May 22nd will feature free cooking and exercise demonstrations as well as free massages. It will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Russ Berrie Medical Sciences Pavilion, located at 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue, in Conference Rooms 1 and 2.

For more information, please contact Rahma Mkuu at dist10.healthinitiative@gmail.com.