Black Gotham Experience Tours explore Black influence in colonial-era NYC

In celebration of Juneteenth, check out  NYC Landmarks Preservation's audio walking tour:"More than a Brook" - Brooklyn Abolitionist Heritage Walk. Click HERE.  Click HERE for an article about the tour. This tour is In partnership with Black Gotham Experience (VID hosted an outing last year).  Click HERE for an interview with Black Gotham Experience founder, Kamau Ware, and HERE for a NY1 video about the Brooklyn tour.

Free Alfresco Concerts
Tuesdays at 8 pm in June 2024


CLICK HERE for additional schedule information. 

Free & Open to the Public summer music in Washington Sq. Park. ( Rain space is Grace Church)
No need to rsvp. Just line up to enter eastside if WSP. More info HERE.


The NYPD 6th Precinct Community Council Meeting 

Meetings are usually scheduled at 7:00pm.

Location: Northwell/Lenox Health Greenwich Village Conference Center
30 7th Avenue (at 13th St.)Room 643

As part of the planned 2024 enhancements to our regular monthly meeting programs, this April meeting will feature guest speakers: On behalf of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Shawn McMahon, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division. This presentation will touch on the role of a District Attorney and the criminal justice process in New York County, including what happens from arrest through disposition. Join the leadership of the 6th Precinct, your neighbors and local businesses for an update on community affairs.  Take this opportunity to listen or to voice your thoughts in an open and informative session.  We encourage you to tell/bring a neighbor and be a part of your community's voice.

2024 meeting dates and locations

April         Wed. April 24, 2024             Northwell                   

May          Wed. May 29, 2024              Our Lady of Pompeii/Fr. Demo Hall

June         Wed. June 26, 2024             Northwell                   

July          no meeting                                          

August      no meeting                                          

Tues. August 6, 2024                           National Night Out Against Crime  - location TBD                           

September    Wed. Sept. 25, 2024        Our Lady of Pompeii/Fr. Demo Hall

October         Wed. October 23, 24        Northwell                   

November     Wed. November 20, 24     Our Lady of Pompeii/Fr. Demo Hall

December     Wed. December 18, 24     Northwell

Follow the Community Council now on Facebook

6th Precinct website

NYPD 6th Precinct "Build the Block" Meeting - ongoing 
5/23/24 - 6pm, Lady of Pompeii 25 Carmine Street. Come share your thoughts and concerns about how to keep your neighborhood safe with NYPD Neighborhood Coordination Officers (NCO).  Find out more and look for a meeting in your area HERE

Policy Perspectives: Forum with Fountain House CEO Ken Zimmerman and Councilmember Erik Bottcher: Please join us on Wednesday, May 22, as we delve into this topic during a Zoom conversation and Q&A with Ken Zimmerman, the CEO of Fountain House. We will also be joined by Ashley Anderson, a Fountain House member. Register HERE for Zoom link. 

Greenwich Village Summer Little League!

Every Wednesday at 5:30pm. Come out to support the Greenwich Village Little League community baseball! The "Majors" league plays at Pier 40 .Click HERE for more information. 


First Book's 10 Millionth Book Celebration
Come celebrate with 50,000+ free books for New York City Families and Educators.  Saturday, May 7, 4pm-7pm (or until books run out).

Graphic Communication Arts Educational Campus
439 W. 49th St. NYC 10019 (between 9th Ave& 10th Ave.)

Educators, please click HERE for registration.


AI Town Hall  - May 16, 2024 06:30 PM  - On Zoom
Join Common Cause New York and the Brennan Center to discuss the role of artificial intelligence in the public sphere, what protections should be put in place, and the legislative efforts related to AI in New York. We will be joined by Assemblymember Clyde Vanel (Chair, NYS Assembly Subcommittee on Internet and New Technology), New York City Councilmember Julie Menin (Chair, Committee on Consumer and Worker Protection), and Elan Silver (Committee Director, NYS Senate Standing Committee on Internet and Technology).

Zoom link HERE


Join us! A VID field trip to Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR) in Brooklyn is scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, at 2:00 p.m. The limit is 30 people, and the field trip is open to VID members only. RSVP to Nathaniel Johnson and include VID FIELD TRIP in the subject line. 

Eric Lach’s, April 8 the New Yorker article “The Ex-N.Y.P.D. Official Trying to Tame New York’s Trash” about Jessica Tisch, New York City’s sanitation commissioner is an excellent political history and the Commissioner’s personal perspective along with the Adam’s administrations’ on trash.  Good reading in anticipation of VID field trip to Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Brooklyn scheduled for Wednesday, June 19.


Forum on Local Law 97: What It Does, Why We Need It, and How It Works

Food and Water Watch is hosting a forum on Local Local Law 97,  NYC’s Green New Deal for Buildings. Passed in 2019, it's our nation’s most ambitious local climate and jobs law. Local Law 97 is already fulfilling its potential to cut air pollution, lower utility bills, and create jobs while helping New York reduce greenhouse gases. This forum will discuss tools and techniques for complying with the law by weatherizing and electrifying buildings and making our homes more comfortable and energy efficient. Moderated by former council member Costa Constantinides with special guest Council Member Shekar Krishnan.

Time: Thursday, April 18, 7 – 8:30 pm EDT

Location: Community United Methodist Church, 81-10 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11372.

RSVP here.

 Join the Rise & Resist protest against Texas Gov. Abbott: "Migrants Aren't Robbing You. Billionaires Are."

April 4th, 5:30pm
Hilton Hotel 53st/54 st @ 6th Avenue
NYGOP honors Gov. Abbott of Texas

VID Congestion Pricing Forum, Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30 pm 

Join us for a Congestion Pricing Forum on April 3, 2024 (in-person and on Zoom), where, for the first time, an open discussion will be held between those supporting the MTA-chosen Congestion Pricing model and those in opposition. 

Unlike previous hearings conducted by the MTA, where only elected officials were permitted to ask questions and the public could only offer comments at the end of the discussion, the VID forum will be a discussion among the four panelists, and the public will also have the opportunity to pose questions to the panelists under the guidance of a moderator.

Our panelists for this significant discussion include:

In Favor of MTA Congestion Pricing:

  • Lisa Daglian, Executive Director at Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA
  • Rachael Fauss, Senior Policy Advisor for Reinvent Albany

Opposing the MTA Congestion Pricing:

  • Judge Kathryn Freed, Retired NY State Supreme Court
  • Tommy Loeb, Retired NY City and State Senior staff member; former Exec. Director, American Jewish World Service, Darfur Coalition

Panelist bios here

Please join us for this important discussion. 



Petition with VID!

This is the last week of petitioning! Let’s get our candidates on the ballot! VID needs a good showing, and our candidates need signatures to qualify for the ballot. Please join us at Abingdon Square on Saturday, March 30, at 9:00 (an hour earlier than usual) and at West Side Market on Sunday, March 31, at 11 am. You will receive an email informing you of alternative plans in case of rain.

Saturday, March 30
Abingdon Sq. (Bethune & Hudson Streets)
9:00 AM-12:00 Noon

Please RSVP to Tony Hoffmann or Dan Palmisano if you will be joining us at Abingdon Square this Saturday, March 16. 

Sunday, March 31
West Side Market (84 Third Ave (Between 11th & 12th Streets)
11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Please RSVP to Dan Palmisano or David Siffert if you will join them on the East Side this Sunday, March 10th.

Petition Returns: 

  • West Side Petition Returns: Please bring petitions to Abingdon Sq. on Saturday no later than 12:00 noon or contact Tony Hoffmann or Dan Palmisano to make alternate arrangements.
  • East Side Petition Returns: Please bring East Side petitions to Westside Market no later than 1:00 pm on Sunday. If you cannot make it to Westside Market on Sunday, contact Tony Hoffmann or Dan Palmisano about making alternate arrangements. 

The deadline for handing in all petitions is Sunday at 1:00 PM. No petitions will be accepted after that time.

Join us for petitioning every Saturday at Abingdon Square in the west village from 10am-12pm. We especially need petitioners on the East Side (location TBD). Contact us if you can help or if you need petitions. 

Onward and Petition! 


Project Cicero
Project Cicero is a non-profit annual book drive to help under-resourced New York City public schools create and enhance classroom and school libraries. For free, gently used and new books are redistributed to NYC public school teachers, as many as they can transport back to their schools. Teachers can register and collect FREE books all weekend for their classrooms.  This is an amazing organization. Volunteers welcome!
Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th:
The Starrett Lehigh Building
601 West 26th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues)

6th Precinct Community Council Meetings

Community engagement is critical as it relates to crime and quality of life. A purposeful respectful and open dialog with our local precinct and the NYPD at large is imperative in preserving the quality of life in our community that we deserve. Further we also need to engage local elected officials and bring them into the responsibility matrix for improvement as our Precinct relies on their attention for its needs and budgets.

Regular meetings will be held at either Our Lady of Pompeii’s Fr. Demo lower level Hall or at the Northwell Lenox Health Greenwich Village’s Conference Center at 30 7th Avenue and 13th Street. Meetings are usually scheduled at approximately 7pm or 7:30pm. Regular announcements of meetings, news and meeting locations will be sent via the Community Council’s existing email notification address - [email protected]. If you haven’t already, please subscribe by sending an email to that address with “subscribe” in the subject line, you’ll be automatically added. Tell your neighbors also, please.

March Wednesday, March 27, 2024
April Wednesday, April 24, 2024
May Wednesday, May 29, 2024
June Wednesday, June 26, 2024
July no meeting
August no meeting
National Night Out Against Crime Tuesday, August 6, 2024
September Wednesday, September 25, 2024
October Wednesday, October 23, 2024
November Wednesday, November 20, 2024
December Wednesday, December 18, 2024

For more details, click HERE.

Community Care in Crisis: NYC Hospital Closures and Consolidation, Tuesday, 2/20, 7:30pm-9pm
On Zoom 
Hospital closures are an ongoing crisis that countless communities across the U.S., New York State and New York City are facing within our market-based health system.RSVP here:

NY Congressional Maps Virtual Town Hall, Feb. 21

Wondering what’s going on with NY’s Congressional maps? 
Common Cause is hosting a Virtual Town Hall. Learn more about the state of redistricting in New York
Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30pm 


Team Hour of Action with Climate Changemakers!  Thursday, 2/22, 8pm (and 2/26, 2/29)
Join Team Monday (or other days) for the most productive Hour of your day! In 60 minutes, we get up to speed on a timely climate policy issue, learn how we can impact it this week, and then actually take action. Curious what to expect on the Hour of Action? Read more here. ​There's no need to prepare — come as you are. Whether you're a seasoned advocate or brand new to political action, this space is for you. If you're curious to preview the resources we'll use, check out our Action Hub. ​Register above and check your email or calendar invite for the Zoom link. Check out the Climate Changemakers 2022 impact report with all the juicy results of last year's advocacy. There's no difference in content on our virtual Hours of Action. Just jump in at the time slot that works best for you! We can't wait to see you and make some waves together! Register here:

Save Public Housing , Feb. 27th 6-8pm

MTA Congestion Pricing:

In 2024, New York City will implement the nation's first congestion pricing program, known as the Central Business District Tolling Program. Drivers will be charged a toll to enter the Manhattan Central Business District - Manhattan south of and including 60th Street, but excluding the FDR Drive, the West Side Highway, the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel connection to West Street.

There will be a series of public hearings that the public can attend in person or online.  Public comments are also encouraged. See below for all information:

The hearings will be accessible online at at these dates and times:  

Thursday, Feb. 29, at 6:00 p.m.
Friday, March 1, at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m.
Monday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m.  

Each public hearing will be livestreamed on the MTA YouTube channel at and on the project website:  

Sign up to get the livestream link here:

All comments will be recorded and submitted for review, send an email or fill out the form ahead of the hearings:

Email: [email protected]  
Mail: CBD Tolling Program, 2 Broadway, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10004  
Phone: 646-252-7440  
Fax: Send to (212) 504-3148 with Attention to CBDTP Team.  

Other info about hearings: