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14 Mar
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Senate Majority Passes One-House Budget Resolution

Albany – The Senate Majority’s budget resolution includes proposals to increase support for New York students, provide tax relief for overburdened New York families by implementing a permanent property tax cap, and restore proposed AIM cuts to struggling municipalities. The budget resolution reflects a responsible financial plan that is within the available revenues as forecast by State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and remains within the 2% state spending cap. The budget resolution would improve the quality of life for New Yorkers with historic action on marijuana legalization, congestion pricing, protecting grassroots advocates, campaign finance reforms, the Nassau County Tax Assessment Reform proposal, and other important issues. This resolution, together with the Assembly one-house resolution, makes it clear that an on time, responsible, and effective budget is the priority for both legislative chambers.

The Senate Majority identified areas in the Executive Budget where state tax dollars could be saved through targeted spending reductions, workforce management efficiencies, and spending reclassifications, all cost-cutting measures which have been used in the past. By making these common sense corrections to the executive proposal, the Senate Majority was able to restore proposed cuts to essential services and provide additional education and tax relief support.

“Our state budget is not just about paying our bills on time; it is a critical policy document that affects the lives of all New Yorkers,” said Senate Finance Chair Liz Krueger. “After a thorough and transparent process, with hearings all across the state, the new Senate Majority has outlined a fiscally responsible proposal that shows our commitment to the entire state. We will invest in the things that actually motivate businesses to come here and stay – our quality of life, our infrastructure, and, most importantly, our people.”

“Our budget plan will move New York State forward and use taxpayer money responsibly,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “The Senate Majority budget proposes campaign finance reforms, a permanent property tax cap, additional AIM funds, protections for grassroots advocates, support for congestion pricing, and more important plans to move New York forward. Additionally, state government must ensure all New York students have access to a high quality education, and the Senate Majority proposal will help advance that goal by providing funding increases in our education system. The Senate Majority, together with our Assembly Majority colleagues, are committed to passing an on-time, responsible, and effective budget.”

Improving Educational Opportunities

The Senate Majority understands that education is the great equalizer and that all New York students deserve access to a high quality education no matter their zip code. The Senate Majority’s budget proposal provides historic funding increases to advance education services across New York. The one-house budget resolution makes the following modifications to the Executive Budget proposal:

  • Increasing School Aid by $1.62 billion or 6.0% over the 2018-2019 school year.
  • Increasing Foundation Aid by $1.2 billion or 6.8%.
  • Reforming the tuition assistance program (TAP) by increasing the minimum TAP award, the maximum TAP award, and increasing eligibility by raising the TAP income threshold so more New York families can benefit.
  • Providing $25 million in additional grants to school districts to support English Language Learner students.
  • Providing $20 million for expanded pre-kindergarten grants, $5 million above the Executive.
  • Accepting the proposal to extend mayoral control and accountability of New York City schools for three years, pending a Senate hearing to contemplate and recommend reforms to enhance transparency and parental/community input in New York City school governance.

o   The Senate is further committed to holding public hearings and other informational forums throughout the City of New York to assess the effectiveness of mayoral control of the New York City School District and hear stakeholders on the ways to address the inequalities in our schools, ensure the voices of parents are included and improve student performance and outcome.

o   For each of the 3 years the provisions of the mayoral control are extended, until June 30, 2022, the Department of Education will prepare and make public a report of the findings and recommendations of such hearing;

Providing Real Tax Relief And Support To Local Communities

New York State residents and businesses struggle with high taxes, and local government rely on state support to provide essential services. The Senate Majority is committed to providing tax relief and support to local communities and families. The Senate Majority budget proposal includes:

  • Implementing a permanent property tax cap, which was already passed by the Senate Democratic Majority this Legislative Session.
  • Restoring $60 million of Aid and Incentives to Municipalities (AIM) funding to certain Towns and Villages within the AIM program and adding additional state funds to several in-need local governments.
  • The Senate rejects the Executive proposal that would cap STAR benefits for taxpayers enrolled in the STAR Exemption Program as an attempt to incentivize enrollment into the STAR Credit Program.
  • The Senate rejects the Executive proposal that lowers the income limit for the Basic STAR exemption to $250,000, while maintaining the existing $500,000 income limit for the STAR Credit Program.
  • The Senate provides $70 million for a new local government financial stability program for distressed local governments including, but not limited to, the City of Yonkers, the City of Albany, school districts, jurisdictions impacted by tax certiorari related to electric generation and other jurisdictions facing significant fiscal distress.

Investing In Transportation And Supporting Congestion Pricing

The Senate Majority is committed to smart investments in New York State’s mass transit infrastructure. This includes addressing the MTA and specific regional needs across the state. The Senate Majority one-house State Budget proposal includes:

  • Support for congestion pricing, but the Senate Majority calls for modifying the Executive proposal to ensure the final plan treats drivers fairly, reduces peak-hour congestion, incentivizes efficient commercial vehicle and business travel, dedicates revenues equitably, and is properly and transparently implemented. It is critically important that a congestion mitigation plan ensures fairness in treatment for transportation deserts, suburban residents, and residents who live in the congestion zone.
  • Providing $3 billion in State operating assistance for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in concurrence with the Executive’s recommendation.
  • Introduction of the MTA RAIL Act which will enact much needed reforms to the way the MTA operates including, a comprehensive forensic audit of the MTA, improving long-term capital planning, providing MTA riders a voting voice, ensuring that MTA revenues are more likely to go to New York businesses, and overhauling the way the MTA analyzes itself.
  • An additional $150 million to be added to the base Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) funding, for a total of $588 million in CHIPS funding.
  • An additional $3 million in funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to begin funding preliminary engineering for the Amherst-Buffalo Metro Rail Expansion project as part of a commitment to meet twenty percent of a federal match.

Restoring Trust In State Government And Reforming The Electoral System

On the first full day of the 2019 Legislative Session, the Senate Majority passed historic pro-voter bills and electoral system reforms. The proposals included in the Senate Majority’s budget proposal continue those efforts and will help restore the voters’ trust in state government. The Senate Majority budget proposal includes:

  • Providing $10 million in funding for early voting and other voting reforms. These state funds will ensure that local governments are not required to spend additional money to implement the voting reforms enacted by state government.
  • The Senate supports establishing a publicly financed small donor matching system in order to curtail the corrosive influence of money in politics in addition to other necessary campaign finance reforms.
  • The Senate Majority rejected the Executive Budget proposal that would have resulted in grass roots and volunteer-run organizations being forced to register as lobbyists.
  • The Senate modifies the Executive Proposal that amends the equal protection clause of the New York State Constitution by adding sex as a protected class in addition to the existing protections for race, color, creed, or religion.

o   The Senate advances language as embodied in Senate Bill 517, to extend the equal protection clause of the New York State Constitution to national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, disability, or other immutable or ascriptive characteristics.

  • Language to create a new Database of Deals to improve State economic development transparency and accountability.
  • The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to place prohibitions on vendor contributions during procurement.

Supporting New York Businesses

The Senate Majority supports investment to assist New York businesses to grow, create jobs and be successful throughout the state. It is especially committed to encouraging the continued growth of Minority and Women Owned businesses. The Senate Majority budget proposal includes

  • Creation of the Employer Recovery Hiring Tax Credit.
  • The Senate modifies the Executive proposal to update provisions of law relating to participation by minority and women-owned business enterprises (MWBE) in state contracts based upon the 2016 Disparity Study.
  • $365,000 in additional funding for the Minority and Women Owned Business Development and Lending Program.
  • $300,000 in additional funding for the Federal Community Development Financial Institutions Program.
  • Evaluating further programs that would steer state and local dollars to community banks and credit unions, which would help provide additional lending access to underserved communities.

Improving Health Care For New Yorkers

Quality health care is a basic right that all New Yorkers deserve access to. The Senate Majority understands this fact and offered multiple proposals to ensure the State Budget provides essential funds for New Yorker’s health care needs and essential medical care providers. The Senate Majority one-house budget proposal includes:

  • Rejecting the Executive’s recommendation to reduce the Department of Health’s General Public Health Work Reimbursement to New York City from 36 percent to 20 percent.
  • Providing $16 million for Title X Contingency funding and $2.75 million for public health programs including Sickle Cell, Alzheimer’s, Lupus and other community providers.
  • Strongly opposing the Executive’s reprogramming of the Healthcare Facility Transformation money that was meant to provide much needed relief to hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Restoring $3.8 million for School Based Health Clinics and $1 million for Lyme and Tick Borne Diseases.

Protecting New York’s Environment And Natural Resources

The Senate Majority supports efforts to protect New York State’s environment and natural resources. With a federal government run by climate change deniers, the Senate Majority will work to have New York State serve as a national and international leader in the fight against climate change. The Senate Majority one-house State Budget proposal includes:

  • Allocating an additional $2 billion, for a total of $2.5 billion, for clean water infrastructure projects such as improvements to solid waste management facilities, inter-municipal infrastructure projects, projects to address emerging contaminants, water quality improvement projects, concentrated animal feeding operations, septic system replacement, and projects to address issues on Long Island.
  • Supporting a proposed ban on plastic bags, as well as including a fee on paper carryout bags. This plan uses generated funds to alleviate the potential burden on disparately impacted communities. And would help ensure that reusable bags are distributed to struggling New Yorkers.
  • Amending the Environmental Protection Fund to provide additional funds for a number of Senate environmental priorities including $2 million zoos, botanical gardens and aquaria, farmland protection,, and greenhouse gas management.

Boosting New York State Agriculture

The Senate Majority is committed to investing in New York State’s agriculture industry, which is an important economic driver in regions across New York State. The Senate Majority one-house State Budget proposal includes:

  • The Senate modifies the Executive recommendation of $49.5 million by providing an additional $8.3 million for several agricultural initiatives.
  • Additional investments include $3.4 million for Farm-to-School programs, $500,000 for the Farm-to-Seniors Program, $842,000 for Future Farmers of America and $750,000 for the Apple Growers Association.
  • An additional $5 million each for local County fair capital costs and the companion Animal Capital Fund.

Additional Major Proposals In The Senate Majority Budget Proposal:

  • The legalization of marijuana for adult-use and that revenue generated from legalization be directed to fund essential government services.
  • Providing $40 million in funding for community outreach for Census 2020. This funding will ensure New York State residents are not be undercounted in the upcoming federal census.

To review the full Senate Majority one-house State Budget proposal, please visit:https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/resolutions/2019/r672

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07 Mar
0

Senator Krueger’s Community Bulletin – March 2019

Sen. Krueger’s Community Bulletin for March is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file here, and is viewable below.

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05 Mar
0

Home Stability Support Bill Moves Out Of Senate Social Services Committee

Albany – Today the State Senate Committee on Social Services, chaired by Senator Roxanne Persaud, voted to move S.2375/A.1620, a bill to create the Home Stability Support program, which would be a new statewide rent supplement for New Yorkers facing homelessness. The bill is sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assemblymember Andrew Hevesi.

“Homelessness in New York is both a humanitarian crisis and an ongoing stress on local budgets and communities,” said Senator Krueger. “We have to tackle this problem head-on, and the best way to start is by keeping people in their homes in the first place. Home Stability Support will be a lifeline for thousands of New Yorkers to avoid falling into the cycle of homelessness, and it will also save millions of dollars for towns, counties and cities throughout the state. The sooner we get this done, the sooner we can start bending the curve on homelessness in New York.”

“I am extremely grateful to have such a strong partner in Senator Liz Krueger, under her leadership Home Stability Support now has 26 Senate co-sponsors and has successfully moved out the Social Services Committee,” said Assemblymember Hevesi. “I look forward  to continuing to work together and fight for HSS to become a reality this year.”

There are currently over 250,000 homeless New Yorkers in the state each year, and the number is increasing. According to the most recent city and state reports, last year 23,000 more people became homeless than escaped homelessness in New York. 3 out of 5 homeless New Yorkers are school-aged children, a number that has grown by 69% since 2011. More than 80,000 households across the state are on the brink of homelessness.

Home Stability Support (HSS) will be a new statewide rent supplement for families and individuals who are eligible for public assistance benefits and who are facing eviction, homelessness, or loss of housing due to domestic violence or hazardous living conditions. HSS will be phased in over five years, will be 100% state-funded, and will replace all existing optional rent supplements. New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has estimated that over a ten year period, HSS could reduce the shelter population in the city by 80% among families with children, 60% among adult families, and 40% among single adults.

“The growing number of homeless New Yorkers — a significant portion of whom are youth  — is heartbreaking,” said Senator Persaud. “Preventing individuals and families from falling into the vicious cycle of homelessness through the Home Stability Support Program is the first step to reversing this crisis.”

The HSS rent supplement will bridge the difference between the current shelter allowance and 85% of the fair market rent determined by HUD. Local districts will have the option to further raise the supplement up to 100% of the fair market rent at local expense. Roughly 80,000 households would be eligible initially, including: those who are homeless in a shelter, on the street, or doubled-up living in another household; approximately 3,000 households fleeing domestic violence or living with hazardous conditions in their homes; approximately 7,000 households on public assistance facing eviction; and households presently receiving a rent supplement.

HSS will provide significant financial relief to localities by reducing shelter populations. For example, in New York City, the annual cost of providing shelter for a family with children is $38,460. The cost of HSS for the same family would be $11,224, a net savings to the city of $27,236 per household per year. Data suggests savings to localities are comparable around the state, with suburban Westchester County saving $46,744 per household, upstate urban Monroe County saving $27,713 per household, and rural Columbia County saving $22,200 per individual.

After moving out of the Senate Social Services Committee, the bill will now be considered by the Senate Finance Committee. In the Assembly, the bill moved out of the Social Services Committee in January, and is now being considered by the Ways and Means Committee.

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05 Mar
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Senate Majority Passes Gun Safety Legislation To Protect New York Children

Albany –  The Senate Democratic Majority today passed legislation (S.2450-A and S.35) that will create stronger regulations for the safe storage of firearms and the appearances of imitation weapons to prevent unintentional gun violence. Senator Liz Krueger and Senator Brad Hoylman sponsored the bills.

Bill Sponsor Senator Liz Krueger said, “Our primary responsibility as legislators is to keep New York families safe. It’s simply common sense that young children should not have unsupervised access to dangerous weapons, and no responsible gun owner would disagree. Too many times, we have seen the tragic results when kids get their hands on guns. These tragedies are preventable, and today we took an important step that will save lives and keep families whole.”

“Protecting New York children from gun violence is a top priority for the Senate Democratic Majority,” Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said. “I commend Senator Brad Hoylman and Senator Liz Krueger for introducing these bills that will help prevent future tragedies by ensuring guns are stored safely in homes with children and that imitation guns are easily distinguished from real guns. The Senate Majority will continue to take action to protect New Yorkers from gun violence.”

Bill Sponsor Senator Brad Hoylman said, “Since 1994, there have been at least 63 shootings in New York State because of toy or imitation guns. Police say it’s virtually impossible to train officers to identify imitation guns from a distance. That’s why it’s important that we stand up to gunmakers and the National Rifle Association and pass my bill that would require toy guns be distinguishable from the real thing. Hopefully, with the bills we pass today on toy guns and safe storage, we’ll save a lot of heartache later for New York families later. I’m grateful to Senate Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for continuing to make gun safety a priority.

The gun safety legislation advanced by the Senate Majority include:

·         Senate Bill S.2450A, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, will establish penalties for anyone who has a child under 16 in their home and who doesn’t properly store any firearm or render it incapable of being fired by using an appropriate gun-locking device.

·         Senate Bill S.35, sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman, will require that imitation weapons must be entirely brightly colored or be constructed entirely of transparent or translucent materials, and be manufactured with other identifying features.

 

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01 Mar
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State Senate Ethics Committee Moves Bill To Create Non-Partisan Legislative Budget Office

Albany – Today the State Senate Committee on Ethics and Internal Governance, chaired by Senator Alessandra Biaggi, voted to move S.3287/A.1835, a bill to create a nonpartisan legislative budget office similar to those used by the New York City Council and the US Congress. The bill is sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, and Assembly Assistant Speaker Félix W. Ortiz.

“There’s no question that the way we do budgets and fiscal notes in Albany can be improved,” said Senator Krueger. “Right now the process involves a lot of making it up as you go along. A nonpartisan legislative budget office will be an invaluable resource for everyone – legislators, advocates, voters – to get the facts on revenue and spending. I look forward to conferencing this bill with my colleagues as we slowly but surely work to transform Albany into a model of good government.”

”A new nonpartisan budget office represents a step towards the open and transparent government New Yorkers want,” said Assistant Speaker Ortiz. “As a government for the people, everyone deserves access to “actual” New York State budget figures so that sound financial decisions and plans can be made. I look forward to discussing this issue with my colleagues in the Assembly.”

A nonpartisan legislative budget office (LBO) would provide objective analysis of the state’s budget and fiscal situation. Modeled on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the mission of the LBO would be to provide budget, economic and policy analysis for New York residents and elected officials. The LBO would increase the legislature’s understanding of the budget and how it affects New Yorkers.

“Budget choices are among the most important decisions government makes because we are allocating our limited resources to meet the people’s needs,” said Senator Biaggi. “More accurate information will lead to better decisions and better use of taxpayers’ money.”

“We are pleased to see the Senate Ethics Committee led by Senator Biaggi taking up important bills to help change the culture of secrecy in Albany. How the state spends taxpayer money is a nonpartisan issue,” said Susan Lerner, Executive Director of Common Cause/NY. “An independent legislative budget office will ground Albany’s historically opaque budget process in actual facts that the public can trust.”

Currently, the majority and minority parties of each house of the Legislature as well as the Governor have a fiscal and budget staff to provide them insight into the financial matters of the state. These partisan offices provide information solely to their respective membership. Rather than using unbiased figures, each house uses its numbers to advocate for their priorities. A single nonpartisan budget office will ameliorate the situation and provide all the members with raw data they can use to shape policy and inform debate.

The effectiveness of the LBO rests squarely on its ability to serve all members of the Legislature, regardless of the house in which they serve or the side of the isle on which they sit. To achieve this end, under this legislation, majority and minority members would be granted equal access to the services of the LBO and reports it prepares. At the committee level, the LBO would have to respond to requests for information from the chairs and ranking members of Senate and Assembly committees. At the member level, the LBO would have to provide assistance in preparing fiscal notes for bills at the request of any legislator. This request would be based on a priority processing system developed by the Director in consultation with the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Finance Committee and Assembly Ways and Means Committee.

Further, to help build trust between the LBO and the Senate and Assembly, the new office’s Director would be selected by the majority leaders of the Senate and Assembly, in consultation with the minority leaders of the Senate and Assembly. The Director would then be appointed by a joint resolution requiring a super-majority vote of both the Senate and Assembly.

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26 Feb
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Sen. Krueger’s Free Events List – March 2019

Upcoming Free Events in Senate District 28:

March 2019

Courtesy of State Senator Liz Krueger

If you would like to receive this list via email, let us know. Send your name, address, and email address to liz@lizkrueger.com, with the subject “Free Events List.”

Please note:  This schedule is subject to change – it is recommended that you call ahead to confirm these events with the host or ask to RSVP.

 

To attend events sponsored by Health Advocates, you must be a HA member. Memberships are free and you can sign up to be a member at the event.

 Please contact 212-980-1700 for more information.

 

Friday 3/1/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd Street

Books & Poetry: Reading & Connections Book Group on Sarah Smarsh Check’s Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM 53rd Street Library Theater, 18 West 53rd Street

Movie: Turbo (2013), PG film on a misfit snail that gains the power of superspeed after a freak accident that infuses him with nitrous oxide

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Citation Management 101, Learn citation management tools like Zotero and RefWorks to help organize and save citations @ South Court Classroom B

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 106 East 86th Street

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 106 East 86th Street

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

Saturday 3/2/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:45 AM St Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Activity: Reiki with Susan, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Design a Flower Bouquet: Learn about different flowers, tips & tricks for design, and take home your own hint of spring!

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Boy Erased, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Friends of Dickens New York Book Club- Charles Dickens’ Dombrey and Son Chapters 35-45

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever: Goal Setting; Set your new year foals with professional coach Barbara Phillips

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Klute (1971), R film on a Manhattan call girl who aids a detective in his search for a missing scientist and later falls for the sleuth

 

Sunday 3/3/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/4/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Performance: Watch digital theater production of Billy the Kid, a 80-year-old man recounting his life as a star footballer and how the outbreak of WWII impacted his life forever

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 411 East 68th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Death Café, an informal group-directed discussion of death

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Join Jimmy Cajoleas for a discussion of his two latest books Goldeline and

The Good Demon

 

Tuesday 3/5/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced speakers

1:30 PM-2:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Pet Club, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: African-American Genealogy: Part 1: Introduction; Will provide introductory historical context and recommendations on basic research methods in the pursuit of AA family history @ South Court Classroom A

 

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 West 138th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

5:30 PM-6:30 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Life Insurance Workshop: Learn everything about life insurance options and benefits with professional from Foresters Financial

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced speakers

6:30 PM-8:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center Room 7102, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Pablo Gonzalez presenting on a topic on Computational Linguistics

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Meet Lisa Lillien, author of Hungry Girl Simply 6: All-Natural Recipes with 6 Ingredients or Less

 

Wednesday 3/6/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM 53rd Street Library Community Room, 18 West 53rd Street

Lecture: “Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life”, explore the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to a life of improved physical and emotional wellbeing

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to Play Chess for Adults

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Genealogy Research with Maps; learn how maps in the NYPL can be used to drive genealogical research and illustrate family histories @ South Court Classroom A

 

 

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941), a department storeowner goes undercover to thwart union activists

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Neeraj Kaushal on his book Blaming Immigrants: Nationalism and the Economics of Global Movement, part of the Immigration Seminar Series @ Rm 6112 Sociology Lounge

5:00 PM-7:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Panel on Understanding the Refugee and Immigrant Experience: Sharing Stories and Perspectives from the Field @ Room 4202 French Student Lounge

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Children’s Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet with Joanna Cantor, author of Alternative Remedies for Loss

 

Thursday 3/7/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: 1-on-1 Tech Help: Work with a staff member to improve Internet skills, navigate emails, or Microsoft Office or bring in device for an e-reading tutorial (20 minute session)

12:00 PM-1:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Panel on Reinventing Critical Interculturalism: Cultures and Languages in the Classroom @ Room C197

12:45 PM Masonic Hall, 71 West 23rd Street entrance; Meet in front of lounge

Tour: Tour of Masonic Hall, beautifully restored building in Flatiron district, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Literature Out Loud: What’s New in American Poetry 2018-2019, read aloud and discuss how poetry published within the last year reflects upon our culture and society

1:00 PM-2:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Performance: Music in Midtown: Three Beloved Clarinet Trios in Rm 1201: Elebash Recital Hall

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Beau Geste (1939); 3 brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past

 

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Ship Passenger Lists: Use genealogy research methods and resources related to ship passenger lists for vessels arriving at US ports in the 19th &20th centuries @ South Court Classroom A

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Linguistic Colloquium presentation by Andrew Rosenberg in Room 6417

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Amy Wan presents “Multilingualism, Global Citizenship, and the Civic Promise of Higher Education” in Room 5318

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: The Calming Effects of Meditation: Learn simple technique to experience the calming and positive benefits of meditation

6:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Books & Poetry: Book Discussion on Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Basic Chinese Conversation Level II, Learn Mandarin with experienced instructor

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Friday 3/8/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 Easy 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Open Book Social: Share a book you loved reading; Theme is Revolutionary Women

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

4:15 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Jesse Ribot on “Crisis Does Not Fall From the Sky: Sahelian Emigration in the Anthropocene” in Room C415A

 

Saturday 3/9/19

9:30 AM-12:30 PM Carl Schurz Park, 86th Street at East End Avenue

Activity: Year-Round Volunteer Gardening

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: New York Junior League Seminar on Bullying, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

10:30 AM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Discussion: Kips Bay Classic Literature Book Discussion on Pearl Buck’s The Good Earth

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Don’t worry we won’t get you far on Foot: Drama/Comedy bio of John Callahan, a quadriplegic recovering alcoholic and his unorthodox care by his disco dancing; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Performance: New York Opera Forum’s Recital of Massenet’s Werther

1:00 PM-4:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Books & Poetry: Dickens Fellowship of New York- Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations Chapters 1-8

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Coalfields (1984); Fred Carter, a retired coalminer and black lung activist, who was framed by the federal government in order to undercut the black lung movement and to stop his bid for president of the United Mine Workers of America

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Central Park, Inside the Park at 61st Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Southern Welcome Tour

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Across 110th Street (1972), a thrill ride through the hell raising hoods of Harlem

 

3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Deep Dive Series: Comparing Web Browsers–Firefox

 

Sunday 3/10/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/11/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Design a Tote

12:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: African-American Genealogy Part 2: Next Steps—Discover some recommended next steps in the pursuit of AA genealogy research @ South Court Classroom A

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 411 East 68th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:15 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: Lisa Gornick, author of The Peacock Feast with Christina Baker Kline, author of A Piece of the World

6:30 PM-8:40 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Francesca Lidia Viano on her book Sentinel: The Unlikely Origins of the Statue of Liberty in Room 9100 Skylight Room

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books & Poetry: Monday Night Reading Group on Andrew Sean Greer’s Less

 

Tuesday 3/12/19

9:00 AM-10:30 AM Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, 2180 Third Ave, Entrance on 3rd Ave between 118th St and 119th St at Main Auditorium (2nd Floor)

Lecture: GMOs- Science, Ethics, Risks, Regulations, and Food Security: Latest Research concerning GMOs and their impact on human and environmental health

(Breakfast served at 8:30 AM), RSVP required to 212-396-7744

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:30 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Heavenly Rest, 1085 Fifth Avenue at 90th Street

Exhibit: Artist/Photographer Ellen Warner will lead a tour of photography exhibition of picture she took of women around the world, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Discussion: Book Discussion Group on Lauren Groff’s Florida

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Visual Biography: Women’s Narrative, with Pushkin Society (art workshop)

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Finding Clues in Family Photos: Explore genealogy research through family snapshots and other historic photographs @ South Court Classroom A

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: David McCraw on Truth on Our Times: Inside the Fight for Press Freedom in the Age of Alternative Facts

 

Wednesday 3/13/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

 

 

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess Club, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Debt (2010), R-film on three Mossad agents out to catch a Nazi war criminal

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Social Security Planning Part II: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect? When should I apply? How can I maximize my benefits? Will it be enough for me to live on?

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet astrobiologist Caleb Scharf as he discusses his book The Copernicus Complex

6:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, South Court Classroom A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Census Records for Genealogical Research

Thursday 3/14/19

8:30 AM-10:30 AM Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th St between 1st & 2nd Ave

Special Event: Senator Liz Krueger presents “Myths, Facts, and Possibilities: Five-Part Boomer & Senior Roundtable Series– Session III: Loneliness: Find out about programs designed to combat loneliness on the individual and the community level from professionals” RSVP required to 212-490-9535

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 Est 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Computer Basics; Learn about the various types and components of computers including basic computer terminology, an overview of operating systems, and popular software applications

12:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: Duck Soup (1933), Marx brothers in a lunatic plot about a mythical kingdom where Groucho becomes prime minister

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching with E-Resources: Periodicals and Newspapers- Explore current and historical newspapers and periodicals available through NYPL @ South Court Classroom B

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: The Bigamist (1939); 3 brothers join the French Foreign Legion to escape a dark past

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Heath Brown presents on “How are immigrants, conservatives & public policy interacting at the grassroots?” in Room 5318

6:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: Community Conversation: Human Rights Law 101 with Ryan Dubois from the NYC Commission on Human Rights

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Gianni Russo on Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob

 

Friday 3/15/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: The Outsiders (1983), PG film about members of rival local gangs that get into a scuffle that results in death in 1960s Oklahoma

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

Saturday 3/16/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Activity: Reiki with Susan, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie Crazy Rich Asians, a Chinese American woman goes on a trip to Singapore to find out her boyfriend is from an ultra wealthy family whom she butts heads with; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

 

Sunday 3/17/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

 

 

Monday 3/18/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 68th Street at 1st Avenue

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

6:30 PM-8:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Silvana Paternostro on Solitude & Company: “Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Life, with Cristobal Pera” in Room 9100 Skylight Room

 

Tuesday 3/19/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

1:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Invisibility of Deafness: Explore what being deaf means with Kitty, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Getting Started in Genealogy Research @ South Court Classroom A

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Foresters Financial Services—Social Security Planning Workshop:

Learn how to maximize your Social Security

6:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Discussion: Book Discussion on Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Wednesday 3/20/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 PM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Workshop: “Meditation: The Secret to a Peaceful Life” learn about the healing power of meditation and how to unlock the door to improved physical and emotional wellbeing

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Freedom Song (2000), grass-root civil rights movement in a small Mississippi town

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Vital Records (birth, death, and marriage) for Genealogical Research @ South Court Classroom A

6:30 PM-7:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Lecture: Panel Discussion on Caribbean American Women in Media

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Books & Poetry: Upper Eastside Fiction Reading Group on Marlon James’ A Brief History of Seven Killings

 

Thursday 3/21/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Introduction to the internet: How to define the internet and what it can be used for. How to recognize and use hardware and software to access the Internet, How to break down a web address, How to use browsers, How to use search engines, How to use email

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Discussion: Literature Out Loud: Read aloud and discuss passages on Contemporary American Poets of Color

1:00 PM-2:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Performance: Music in Midtown: Music from Copland House: “Afternoons in Paris”, featuring music of Aaron Copland, Gabriel Faure, Igor Stravinsky in Room 1201 Elebash Recital Hall

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Intermezzo (1939), a famous violinist has an affair with his Swedish accompanist & Music in My Heart (1940), an immigrant wants to be a star on Broadway

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

2:30 PM Brick Church, 62 East 92nd Street

Seminar: Costos, the renowned photographer and author will discuss and show his pictures for his newest book about Jerome Robbins, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Dr. Lauren Whitty presents Linguistic Colloquium in Room 6417

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Kathryn Spellman Poots presents “Muslims in Transition: Religion and Politics in Western Europe” in Room 5318

5:30 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Author Talk: Linda Gordon on her book The Second Coming of the KKK

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

 

 

Friday 3/22/19

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:15 PM-6:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Mamyrah Prospoer on “Queer Aftershocks n Occupied Haiti: Constructing a New Homosexual Subjectivity” in Room C415A

 

Saturday 3/23/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Junior League Seminar on Diabetes Management, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, Leave No Trace; sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

 

 

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018); PG13 film- a group of terrorists plan a nuclear attack on the Vatican, Jerusalem, and Mecca but when the weapons go missing, Ethan and his crew have to race against time to prevent them from falling into the wrong hands

2:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Creative Writing Workshop in partnership with NY Writer’s Coalition

2:00 PM-4:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: The Color of Money (1986), a pool hustler mentors a talented young player and his girlfriend but his attempt to corrupt the young man makes him reassess his own life

 

Sunday 3/24/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

 

Monday 3/25/19

10:00 AM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: English Conversation Group

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Write Your Story: Write your own stories in your own mini book

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM St. Catherine of Sienna, 68th Street at 1st Avenue

Activity: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:30 PM-3:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Mah Jong, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Photography, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:15 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Cell Phone Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-5:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Dance with Alex, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

5:15 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Activity: Yorkville Writing Circle: Meet local writer and practice your craft while getting feedback; Writers of all genres, styles, and levels are welcome to participate

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 3/26/19

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

12:00 PM-3:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Employment Workshop: “How to apply for federal jobs at the US Department of Labor and other federal agencies”

1:00 PM Grand Central Library Teen Central, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Spanish Conversation Circle

1:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Finding and Using Federal Government Information Sources @ South Court Classroom A

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Abyssinian Towers, 50 West 131st Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Tai Chi, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

3:00 PM-6:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Workshop: Employment Workshop: “Interviewing Techniques: An Interactive Workshop”

3:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Workshop: Microsoft Word for Beginners, RSVP required to 212-289-0908

6:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Room 67A, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Evening of free-form creative writing. Theme is Utopian writing. Bring your best ideas for an ideal society to our informal forum.

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Author’s Event: Linda Fairstein on Blood Oath

 

Wednesday 3/27/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

11:00 AM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Mapping New York with Fire Insurance Maps @ South Court Classroom B

11:00 AM-12:00 PM Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, 7 West 55th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

 

11:30 AM-1:00 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

12:00 PM Grand Central Library, 135 East 46th Street

Activity: Chess for Seniors with National Chess Master Douglas Bellizzi

RSVP by emailing LauraStein@NYPL.org

12:30 PM Mercy Center, 377 East 145th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga for Arthritis, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Marshall Chess Club, 23 West 10th Street

Activity: Chess, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-6:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

1:15 PM-2:15 PM Park Avenue United Methodist Church, 106 East 86th Street

Exercise: Basic Exercise, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Learn to play chess for adults

2:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Exercise: Fall Prevention Exercises with physical therapists

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Serpico (1974), R-film on honest cop who blew whistle on NYPD corruption

2:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Researching Naturalization Records: Learn what information these records contain and where you find them @ South Court Classroom A

2:15 PM-4:15 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Activity: Poker, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Laura Limonic on her book Kugel and Frijoles: Latino Jews in the US”, part of Immigration Seminar Series in Rm 6112 Sociology Student Lounge

5:30 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Author Talk: Meet Comedian Audrey Murray, author of Open Mic Night in Moscow as she discusses her experiences in Russia and Central Asia

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Author Talk: John Strausbaugh on his book Victory City

7:00 PM B&N 86th and Lexington Avenue, 150 East 86th Street

Activity: Knoble Knitters, Evening of Knitting with Adult Crafts & Conversation Group

 

Thursday 3/28/19

10:00 AM-11:00 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Exercise: Alexander Technique, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:00 AM-2:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: AARP Tax-Aide: Free Tax Assistance and Preparation @ Training Room 1

(Need to bring government issued photo ID, social security cards for you and all dependents, all income-related items, all deduction-related items, and Form 1095-A)

 

 

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:00 AM-2:00 PM Epiphany Library, 228 East 23rd Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

12:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Workshop: Introduction to the Internet; How to define the Internet and what it can be used for. How to recognize and use hardware and software to access the Internet, How to break down a web address, How to use browser, How to use search engines, How to use email

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: The Searchers (1956), When Comanches kidnap his two nieces, a rootless bigoted Confederate veteran goes after them

1:00 PM Yeshiva University Museum, 15 West 16th West

Exhibit: “Kindertransport: Rescuing Children on the Brink of War”, organized effort to bring thousands of Jewish children from Nazi Germany to Great Britain and “Lost and Found”, story of a family photo album that was owned and assembled in the years leading up to the WWII, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People; RSVP required to 212-980-1700

1:00 PM-2:00 PM Rutgers Church, 236 West 73rd Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: Reducing Stress Through Meditation, lecture on the effect & techniques of meditation

2:00 PM 96th Street Library, 112 East 96th Street

Movie: Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948), a woman pursuing a debonair pianist in old Vienna who may never be truly interested

2:00 PM-3:30 PM Central Park, In front of the Samuel F. B. Morse statue, inside the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue

Tour: Heart of the Park Tour

3:00 PM NYPL, Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Workshop: Mapping New York with Fire Insurance Maps

4:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Movie: An American in Paris (1951); 3 friends struggle to find work in Paris and then two of them fall in love

4:30 PM-6:30 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: David Peetz on “The Role of Financial Capital in Ownership Concentration, Inequality, and Climate Change” in Room 5318

6:30 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Activity: English Conversation Hour for Intermediate and Advanced Speakers

 

Friday 3/29/19

10:00 AM 67th Street Library, 328 East 67th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:30 AM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Exercise: Dance Fitness Class for Older Adults with Naomi and company

10:30 AM-11:30 AM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Strengthen & Tone, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

11:30 AM-12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Activity: Italian Speaking, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:00 PM-4:00 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 316 East 88th Street

Exercise: Bridge, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM Kips Bay Library, 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St

Movie: A Dog’s Purpose (2017), PG dramedy about a dog who is reincarnated as different breeds belonging to different owners

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

3:00 PM-3:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Advanced Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM-4:45 PM Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Avenue

Music: Beginners Harmonica Class, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

4:00 PM CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue b/t 34th & 35th

Lecture: Stephanic Insley Hershinow on Samuel Richardson’s Classica in Rm 4406

 

Saturday 3/30/19

10:00 AM 58th Street Library, 127 East 58th Street

Workshop: Tax Prep with AARP, file our tax return electronically

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

10:00 AM-4:00 PM Central Park, The Charles A Dana Discovery Center, north shore of the Meer, inside the park at 5th Avenue & 109th Street

Activity: Fishing at the Harlem Meer; Catch-and-release fishing at a thriving aquatic ecosystem. Fishing poles are free to borrow and are available until 3 PM

10:15 AM-10:55 AM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Seminar: Junior League Seminar on Healthy Relationships, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

10:30 AM-12:30 PM Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library, 40 West 20th Street

Activity: Braille Study Group for blind and sighted learners. Get help with your braille study plan and assignments. Play braille games and activities to put skills to practice.

RSVP required to 212-621-0627

11:00 AM-12:00 PM St. Joseph’s Church, 404 East 87th Street

Exercise: Chair Yoga, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

12:30 PM Church of the Holy Trinity, 341 East 87th Street

Movie: Matinee Movie, The Old Man and the Gun, sponsored by Health Advocates for Older People

1:00 PM-5:00 PM NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library, 188 Madison Ave

Workshop: Free E-file Tax Assistance @ Training Room 1

(Need to have email address and bring all necessary documents and information)

2:00 PM Mid-Manhattan Public Library Program Room, 476 Fifth Avenue @ 42nd St

Movie: Mambo Kings (1992), 2 Cuban brothers come to NYC during mambo craze of 1950s

 

 

2:00 PM NYPL Yorkville Library Meeting Room, 222 East 79th Street

Workshop: Career Transition: Job Search 101; Get clarity on job search process, learn tools and tips for resume building, and gain research and networking strategies with certified professional coach Barbara Phillips

3:00 PM Webster Library Auditorium, 1465 York Ave @ 78 St

Activity: Join singer-songwriter Sheri Miller for a celebration of women’s voices of music

 

 

 

 

Place

Address Phone Number
NYPL 53rd Street Library 18 West 53rd Street 212-714-8400
NYPL 58th Street Library 127 East 58th Street 212-759-7358
NYPL 67th Street Library 328 East 67th Street 212-734-1717
NYPL 96th Street Library 112 East 96th Street 212- 289-0908
NYPL Epiphany Library 228 East 23rd Street 212-679-2645
NYPL Grand Central Library 135 East 46th Street 212-621-0670
NYPL Kips Bay Library 446 3rd Ave @ 31st St 212-683-2520
NYPL Webster Library 1465 York Ave @ 78 St 212-288-5049
NYPL Yorkville Library   222 East 79th Street 212-744-5824
NYPL Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library 40 West 20th Street 212- 206-5400
NYPL Mid-Manhattan Library @ 42nd St. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 212-340-0863
NYPL Science, Industry, and Business Library 188 Madison Ave. 917-275-6975
NYPL New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Bldg. 5th Ave. and 42nd St. 917-275-6975
CUNY Graduate Center 365 5th Ave. 212-817-7000
CUNY Hunter College 695 Park Ave. 212-396-6049
CUNY Baruch College 55 Lexington Ave. 646-312-1000
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House 331 East 70th Street 212-744-5022

 

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Sen. Krueger And Assm. Ortiz Respond To Comptroller On Divestment

Albany – Today, Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz released a letter to State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, responding to a letter from the Comptroller to state legislators critiquing the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, S.2126. The letter can be downloaded here, and viewed below.

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12 Feb
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FAQs About The Reproductive Health Act

Frequently Asked Questions

 about the

The Reproductive Health Act

Downloadable as a PDF here

  

What is the purpose of the Reproductive Health Act?

The purpose of the RHA is to codify Roe v. Wade protections into state law and ensure access to safe, legal abortion in New York State.

 

Does the Reproductive Health Act allow any health care practitioner to provide abortion care?

The RHA states: “A health care practitioner licensed, certified, or authorized under title eight of the education law, acting within his or her lawful scope of practice, may perform an abortion.” This means that some physicians and some Advanced Practice Clinicians (APCs), including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and licensed midwives are qualified and authorized to provide abortion care.

It is important to know that the RHA does not change laws that govern medical providers or scope of practice. When New York State’s 1970 abortion law was enacted, the only medical providers recognized in state law were physicians; therefore, physicians were the only medical practitioner authorized to provide abortion care. Since 1970, there has been progress in medical technology, procedures, education, and training. APCs are now established in state law and perform a range of medical services. Before the RHA, State Boards had already determined that APCs were qualified to perform certain abortion services. The RHA updated the law to reflect current medical standards of practice. APCs are highly skilled professionals, and their qualifications and scope of practice are determined by experts, just like any other medical provider. The RHA does not authorize any health care providers to perform abortions who are not qualified to do so.

 

The Reproductive Health Act legalizes abortion past 24 weeks of pregnancy if the woman’s health or life are at risk, or if the fetus is not viable. What constitutes “health” and “viability”?

Health and viability are medical terms. Like other medical terms, they are not defined in our state law. In consultation with the pregnant woman, a medical provider determines whether her health is at risk, exercising medical judgment and considering a variety of factors. Some of the medical conditions that may put a pregnant woman’s health at risk include placental abruption, bleeding, placenta previa, preeclampsia or eclampsia, and cardiac or renal conditions.

Viability refers to the capacity of the fetus for sustained survival outside of the woman’s uterus, with or without artificial support. Similar to evaluating a pregnant woman’s health, medical providers consider a variety of factors following medical standards of practice when determining whether a fetus is viable. Some of the fetal anomalies that may cause the fetus to be nonviable include anencephaly, the absence of the brain and cranium above the base of the skull, and limb-body wall complex, when the organs develop outside of the body cavity.

Every pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations. Prior to the RHA, New York law put pressure on doctors to wait for a medical condition to worsen and become life-threatening before being able to provide appropriate care. That is why it is medical providers, not legislators, who must make medical assessments about health and viability, following medical standards of practice and the law.

 

What happens if an abortion results in the live birth of a baby?

Due to advancements in medical practices, education, and training, modern abortion techniques do not result in live birth. Although it would be highly unlikely, if a baby was born alive, the medical practitioner and medical support staff would provide all necessary care, just as they would in the case of any live birth. The RHA does not change standards of medical practice. Any baby born alive in New York State would be treated like any other live birth, and given appropriate medical care. This was the case before the RHA, and it remains the case now.

 

Why is it necessary to allow women to have an abortion later in pregnancy?

There are women who have experienced the tragedy of learning later in a wanted pregnancy that their health or lives are at risk, or that the fetus is not viable. In consultation with her health care provider, sometimes a woman has the choice to carry to term, to induce labor, or to have a c-section without jeopardizing her health or life. In other cases, an abortion is medically necessary. Each pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations. Abortion is part of reproductive healthcare. Therefore, a woman must be able to make the appropriate health care decision for herself based on the medical circumstances.

 

Does the RHA allow a woman to have an abortion later in pregnancy if she is experiencing mental health issues?

The RHA legalizes abortion after 24 weeks of pregnancy if a woman’s health is at risk. As stated above, in consultation with the pregnant woman, a medical provider determines whether her health is at risk, exercising medical judgment upon considering a variety of factors. One of many factors considered is the woman’s mental health. Often the minimization of mental health issues as a justification for abortion is used by opponents of abortion to denigrate both women and health care providers. It is a myth that women seek abortion care later in a pregnancy for frivolous reasons, or that doctors would provide abortions in those circumstances.

 

I’ve heard that the RHA allows the fetus to be aborted up to the moment of birth. Is that true?

The RHA does not permit abortions to be performed up to the moment of birth, nor do women decide to have an abortion up to that point. Misinformation about the RHA seeks to convince people that after women have gone into labor, which could last minutes, hours, or days, they decide to have an abortion. This is simply not accurate. Furthermore, this is a false representation of medical standards of practice, as well as the ethical guidelines and laws that medical providers must follow.

When abortions are performed later in pregnancy, it is because they are medically necessary due to the fetus not being viable or the woman’s health or life being at risk. Fetal anomalies are frequently detected during the third trimester and medical conditions that put a woman’s health at risk can occur at any time during pregnancy. If a woman’s health or life are at risk during labor or delivery, medical providers will work to save the lives of the woman and the fetus.

 

Who determines what education and training are required to be a qualified abortion provider?

The New York State Education Department is the regulatory agency that oversees licensure of health care professionals, including educational and training requirements.

 

If a woman’s pregnancy is ended as a result of domestic abuse or assault, will she have legal recourse to seek justice?

Violent attacks on people are a heinous crime, and the loss of a wanted pregnancy is tragic and devastating. The RHA does not change the ability to charge and sentence perpetrators of such crimes appropriately. Before the RHA, first and second degree abortion charges carried a penalty of 2-7 and 1.5-4 years respectively. Physical assault on a woman resulting in the loss of pregnancy qualifies as a charge of first degree assault, which carries a much higher penalty of 5-25 years. If a woman is killed in such an attack, a murder charge carries a sentence of 25 years to life. Furthermore, judges have discretion when sentencing to increase the penalty for particularly violent or brutal crimes. Finally, additional charges may be pressed as well, such as kidnapping, depending on the circumstances of the crime.

Abortion is healthcare, not a crime. Women who are attacked while pregnant are still fully protected by New York State law, and every domestic violence advocacy organization in New York State supported the RHA.  Criminalizing abortion is not necessary to protect women, and causes harm to women by stigmatizing abortion care and hindering access.

 

The Reproductive Health Act repeals section 4164 of the Health Code. Doesn’t this jeopardize women’s safety?

The RHA strives to ensure women’s safety by only permitting qualified, licensed medical practitioners to provide abortion services. As with other types of health care services, these medical providers must follow medical standards of practice to ensure patient safety.

Section 4164 of the Health Code was repealed because the provisions were medically and legally unnecessary, did not reflect contemporary medical standards of practice, and created a burden on the delivery of necessary reproductive healthcare.

 

If a women is far along in her pregnancy and learns that her health is at risk, why can’t she just get a c-section if the fetus is viable at that point?

If a woman learns later in pregnancy that her health is at risk, all treatment options are evaluated in consultation with her medical provider, including c-section, induction of labor, and abortion. Each pregnancy is different and these are complex medical situations that require consideration of clinical factors including the woman’s health and fetal indications. Having a c-section is not always a possible or the safest option.

 

What impact will the Reproductive Health Act have on providers and hospitals that are against providing abortion care?

New York State Civil Rights law and several federal laws allow for religious refusals to provide abortion care. The RHA does not change or interfere with these protections.

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Times-Union Op-Ed: Claims that Reproductive Act go beyond Roe are wrong

New York – Today, in an op-ed published in the Albany Times-Union, Senators Liz Krueger and Anna Kaplan outline the impacts of the recently-passed Reproductive Health Act, and refute false claims that the RHA expands abortion rights far beyond those defined in Roe v. Wade.

 

Commentary: Claims that Reproductive Act go beyond Roe are wrong

Since the Reproductive Health Act was signed into law on Jan. 22, we have seen a steady stream of misinformation and falsehoods that only serve to intensify the misunderstanding around this important law. As state legislators, we feel it is important to clarify what the RHA actually does.

The RHA has three primary impacts: it codifies Roe v. Wade protections into state law, it clarifies who can provide abortion care, and it removes abortion from the penal code and places it in the public health code with all other medical procedures.

New York state’s original abortion law, enacted in 1970, legalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, or after that point only if a woman’s life was at risk. In 1973, Roe v. Wade legalized abortion up to 24 weeks or after that point if a woman’s health or life was at risk or if the fetus was not viable. Since Roe, New York law has not been aligned with federal law.

Because of this, New York medical providers have refused to provide abortion care for women whose health was at risk, or who were carrying a nonviable fetus, because they feared being penalized. This has meant that a woman in New York who experienced serious health conditions past 24 weeks of pregnancy, and required an abortion, was forced to travel out of state — if she could afford to.

Claims that the RHA goes beyond Roe v. Wade are simply not accurate. Thanks to the RHA, New York law finally conforms to federal law as laid out in Roe and protects access to safe, legal abortion care after 24 weeks in the case of a risk to the life or health of the mother, or a nonviable fetus.

The RHA also updates state law to reflect contemporary standards of medical practice. In 1970, physicians were the only health care providers established in state law. Since then, there have been great strides in medicine. Advanced practice clinicians, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners and licensed midwives, are now established in law and perform a range of medical services. Regulatory agencies and medical experts had previously determined that, with the appropriate education and training, these highly skilled professionals are qualified to perform the kinds of abortion care that fall within their scope of practice.

Abortion is very safe, but health care providers must follow medical standards of practice and the public health law in order to ensure patient safety — just as they would when providing any other medical service. Assertions that the RHA will put women’s safety at risk by allowing nonphysicians to provide abortion care are false. The RHA does not authorize any health care providers to perform abortions who are not qualified to do so.

Finally, the RHA removes abortion from the penal code, treating it just like every other medical procedure. This has led to accusations that the RHA eliminates the ability for victims to seek justice when a violent crime causes the loss of a pregnancy. This is yet more misinformation.

Physical assault resulting in the loss of pregnancy qualifies as first-degree assault, which carries a penalty of five to 25 years, far more than the previous sentence for “unlawful abortion.” Furthermore, judges have discretion to increase the penalty in cases where the crime was particularly violent. The RHA does not prevent appropriate charging and sentencing of violent perpetrators.

Abortion is health care. The decision about whether to have an abortion involves a complex weighing of a woman’s unique circumstances, her medical needs and her private morality. That is why it must be made by a woman and her health care provider alone — not by the government. That is the reality acknowledged in Roe v. Wade, and now, because of the RHA, it is finally reflected in the laws of New York state.

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06 Feb
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Senator Krueger’s Community Bulletin – February 2018

Sen. Krueger’s Community Bulletin for February is available here! It can be downloaded as a PDF file here, and is viewable below.

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