HNBA Meeting on Tuesday, October 12th, 7:00 PM

Join HNBA and learn more about the large new development that the National Black Theater has for 5th Avenue at 125/126 Street.

We’ll hear from the founder’s (Barbara Teer) son who is managing the project.

The Democratic Manhattan Borough President candidate Mark Levine will also swing by our Zoom meeting and answer any questions about what his vision for Harlem in 2022 and beyond, is.

Terrifying Admission by Mayor De Blasio

Free String Jazz Concert, Saturday

The Harlem Rose Garden is delighted to offer you another performance in the garden this Saturday at 2PM.

6 E 129th St, New York, NY 10035

Judith Insell / Joe Fonda Duo – Dark Wood Explorations Project

Chamber jazz dominated by the dark, rich tones of the viola and bass as played by the Judith Insell / Joe Fonda Duo, focuses on the hidden subtleties of jazz and improvisation: harmonic possibilities and the variety of timbres of their instruments. The intimate, interwoven, and often fragile “Dark Wood Explorations” Project is comprised of compositions by John Coltrane, Richie Beirach and Bill Evans, as well as original compositions.

visit http://www.judithinsell.com/gallery for reviews

Please come from 1:30PM to pick a seat.  No signup required – we will close when we’re at capacity.

Our rain date will be Sat., May 22nd same time.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

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NYC Water Supply

The DEP publishes an annual report on the quality and safety of New York’s amazing water supply. As you likely know, we get our water mostly from Croton and the Catskills:

The DEP has a number of ways in which you can reduce your exposure to lead:

  • Run Your Tap. for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking, when your water has been sitting for several hours.
  • Use Cold Water. for cooking, drinking, or preparing infant formula. Hot tap water is more likely to
    contain lead and other metals.
  • Remove & Clean the faucet screen monthly (also called an aerator), where small particles can get trapped.
  • Hire a licensed plumber to identify and replace plumbing fixtures and/or service line that contain lead.

The annual report can be found here:

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dep/downloads/pdf/water/drinking-water/drinking-water-supply-quality-report/2020-drinking-water-supply-quality-report.pdf

Manhattan Borough President Candidate List

The NY Board of Elections has a ‘final’ list of Manhattan Borough President candidates:

See this PDF for more candidates in other races: https://vote.nyc/sites/default/files/pdf/candidates/2021/ContestList_6.22.2021_PDF_PrimaryElection_4.27.2021_.pdf

Manhattan Borough President’s Harlem Forum Tonight

Join the Greater Harlem Coalition in a forum for Manhattan Borough President candidates, focused on Harlem issues and concerns:

https://fordham.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Mv7N2a1SA-S2fPY_KvokA

Saturday: Graffiti Cleanup Day

Wanted to invite you to Saturday’s Graffiti Clean-up.  (See the flyer below). 

As a reminder, we are offering our youth community service hours for participating.  I will need names for those who need community service letters before Saturday – however, everyone is welcome to participate.

We need a headcount of attendees so please let me know if you or a young person want to come to hang out with us to clean up the graffiti around the community. 

We will meet up at the Precinct (25th Precinct – 120 East 119th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues) 10 AM and head out to the various sites at 10:30 AM.  We will meet back up at the Precinct parking lot at around 1 PM for refreshments and close-outs – maybe even a special something or other depending on how many people respond. 

We will ensure to keep everyone safe.  We have extra masks and tons of hand sanitizer.  Please wear something that you don’t mind getting dirty.  

Thank you guys and I hope to see you on Saturday!  I’m looking forward to all the in-person fist bumps and elbow bumps.

Best Regard,

Kioka

Manhattan Borough President Candidate’s Forum – April 7, 7:00 PM

You are invited to join a Manhattan Borough President’s Forum that is centered on Harlem issues. Bring your questions, and join the candidates who impact land use, community boards, and a host of other neighborhood issues that impact us all.

To register, click this link:

https://fordham.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7Mv7N2a1SA-S2fPY_KvokA

And we look forward to seeing you on Wednesday evening.

Manhattan Borough President’s Candidate Forum

Join The Greater Harlem Coalition on Wednesday, April 7th for a forum focused on Harlem and East Harlem issues/concerns.

When: Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://fordham.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdu-qrzguGdGyRCtH9to49JRVuMWeF1nL

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Fentanyl

The Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor has released January 2021 drug arrest data.

Note that in the graph below, the seizure information on the left is for all of 2020. The seizure information on the right is only for January 2021.

COVID-19 Vaccine for Homebound Seniors

Homebound seniors who would prefer to get a COVID-19 vaccine at home can call the NYC Vaccine Reservation Call Center at 877-829-4692.

Please pass along to any of your neighbors who might benefit.