Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership
Madison Square Park
Galleries and Museums
Music, Theater, Dancing and Entertainment
Education and Instruction
Community and Nonprofit
Join us for the Seventh Annual Meeting of the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Celebrate another successful year of BID initiatives as we recap FY13 accomplishments, approve the FY14 budget, discuss what's ahead for the District, and elect board members. Special Guest Speakers are from the NYPD SHIELD, the City's public/private counterterrorism effort, who will discuss how we can work together to keep our neighborhoods safe.
Monday, June 10, 2013
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
200 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Town Hall
Please RSVP and register by June 7th. RSVPs are required for all guests. To RSVP, CLICK HERE.
The BID sponsors free walking tours of the historic Flatiron district every Sunday year-round. Join our professional guides on a 90-minute journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse and the famous Flatiron Building. Tours meet at 11 a.m. at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park at 23rd Street and Broadway (in front of the statue of William Seward).
Of the 315 walking tours given to date, over 4,100 people have attended, representing 52 countries, including China, Scotland, India, Sweden, Australia, Israel, Argentina, South Africa, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and Zambia. In the United States and Canada, over 305 cities have been represented by attendees.
The Madison Square Park Conservancy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to keeping historic Madison Square Park a bright, beautiful and active public park. For information on programs, events and art exhibits, click here.
Van Alen Institute
Title of Exhibit: Daylighting the Water: Design for Urban River Restoration
Description: A special conversation on urban river restoration, exploring case studies of buried waterways that have been revealed for civic life. Participating panelists include Mikyoung Kim (Mikyoung Kim Design) and William Kuhl (Saratoga Associates).
Dates: May 21st at 6 p.m.
Address: 30 West 22nd Street, 4th Floor
For more information, click here.
Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College
Title of Exhibit: Mindscapes: Paintings by Ryo Toyonaga
Description: Featuring the artist's most recent work, Mindscapes includes 13 large paintings and three sculptures.
Dates: Through June 14th.
Address: 119 West 23rd Street
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon – 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.
Title of Exhibit: See Something
Description: An installation celebrating uncommissioned art in the subway, created by Tekserve employee Jowy Romano.
Over the past four years of publishing Subway Art Blog Jowy has discovered a wealth of art in an unlikely place: the NYC subway. See Something aims to open the eyes of commuters to this underground "sub-culture" that has been right in front of them all along.
Address: 119 West 23rd Street.
Hours: Weekdays from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Weekends from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, click here.
Strad for Lunch Concert Series
The Workshop for Music Performance (W.M.P.) Concert Hall, a part of Gradoux-Matt Rare Violins, will hold concerts every Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. as part of the Strad for Lunch series.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, Strad for Lunch presents cellist Nina Lee & Aeolus String Quartet who will play Schubert's String Quintet in C Major, D. 956.
The concerts take place at 31 East 28th Street in an elegant 19th-century French décor hall. A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, call (212) 582-7536, or click here.
The Baruch Performing Arts Center presents a variety of productions and performances throughout the year.
For more information about shows, and to purchase tickets, click here.
For over 60 years the Gramercy Theatre at 127 East 23rd Street served as a movie theatre and art-house, then was renovated into a playhouse, and is currently an intimate concert venue in the Flatrion district.
The Gramercy Theatre has hosted such artists as Steve Winwood, Counting Crows, Huey Lewis & The News, The Jonas Brothers, Macy Gray, Rufus Wainwright, Brand New, The Get Up Kids, Spoon, and Jay-Z. With a mix of actual seating in back with general admission standing room in front, and a sound system that caters well to both, the theatre offers a unique experience in New York City.
To view a calendar of upcoming shows, click here.
Check out various DJs, and local and traveling musicians performing in the lobby of the Ace Hotel throughout the week. For more information, call (212) 679-2222 or click here.
Every Sunday at 3 p.m., free magic shows are held at Abracadabra, a costume, gift and gadget store at 19 West 21st Street. A magician conducts the 15 to 20 minute show that is geared towards children five years old and up, and consists of tricks such as color-changing rabbits and other stage and close-up tricks. The magic tricks performed are also sold in the store.
Abracadabra is located at 19 West 21st Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. To contact the store for more information, call (212) 627-5194.
On Monday nights, Taj Lounge provides salsa lessons. There is a $10 cover. Salsa Night begins with an open bar from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and salsa lessons starting at 6:30 p.m. Salsa DJ Henry Knowles hosts the party. Dinner reservations for Taj Lounge, which is at 48 West 21st Street, can be made from the Flatiron Dining Directory.
Throughout the year, Tekserve offers free seminars, demos, and special events taught by staff and industry professionals. In addition, Tekserve offers affordable personalized training for individuals and groups at their store location or yours.
For details of the events and to register, go to: tekserve.eventbrite.com.
For more information, contact Tekserve at (212) 929-3645.
The Graduate School of Technology at Touro College will have an open house on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30 p.m., 50 West 23rd Street, 7th Floor. The open house will discuss Master’s programs in database systems, data communications, technology leadership, web & multimedia design, instructional technology, and web and application development.
To view Touro College's website, click here.
Free Workshops at Baruch College
Registration is open for the Baruch College series of free workshops and seminars that are taught by faculty from the Zicklin School of Business. Workshops on subjects such as business plan development and starting new ventures are designed to provide a foundation for the entrepreneur. Other courses, including e-commerce and management workshops are designed to improve a business owner's knowledge and skills in specific areas.
For a complete list of seminars and workshops, and to register, click here. For additional information, call (646) 312-4790.
Free Workshops and Recruitment Services from NYC Business Solutions
Workshops & Seminars
NYC Business Solutions offers free business courses and workshops on a range of subjects from developing a business plan to computer-based bookkeeping, marketing 101 and how to get certified to sell to government. For a list of courses and to register, click here.
To find your local Business Solutions Center, click here.
Midtown Recruitment Center - located at 60 Madison Ave., Ste. 704
Businesses in and around the Flatiron district can turn to NYC Business Solutions to fulfill their recruitment needs, all at no cost right in the heart of the district. Dedicated recruitment staff, builds relationships with local mid-size businesses (with more than 125 employees), understands their hiring needs, and then connects them to a skilled workforce. The Center addresses the recruitment challenges faced by businesses while simultaneously streamlining the job search process for talented mid-wage jobseekers. While the Center's focus is serving mid-size businesses it also welcomes interest from small businesses (with less than 125 employees). For more information, call (646) 358-4747.
The Nike Run Club meets on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. at the 156 5th Avenue store. Bag check, footwear trials, sportwatch trials, and water for runners are available. The club is free. Runners journey along the East River path and the West Side Highway. Various distances are offered each week, but usually around 3 and 5 miles with pacers leading each distance group. To stay up to date on Run Club info follow Nike on Twitter @NikeNYC.
The 9/11 Memorial is building a directory of businesses that are showing their support for this special project to share with the nearly 5 million people projected to visit the site each year.
Through Signs of Support, businesses can display the 9/11 Memorial decal in storefront windows and on websites. With this gesture and a donation to the Memorial, businesses will be promoted to visitors and tourists to the Memorial, the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site at 20 Vesey St., and at www.national911memorial.org. Supporters who contribute a minimum of $100 also receive permanent sponsorship of a cobblestone on the 9/11 Memorial's plaza.
Baruch Offers Rewards for Discounts to Students
The Undergraduate Student Government at Baruch College has launched a program that would let participating area businesses offer discounts to members of the student body.
The program is called "Baruch District." In return for offering discounts, participating businesses would be listed in each issue of The Ticker, the school newspaper, with a different business highlighted in each new issue. They would also be included in Baruch's upcoming iPhone app, together with a map showing the location of each business, and would be featured on the student government website.
For additional information, e-mail Bradford Davis of the Baruch student government at Bradford@usgbaruch.com.
Con Edison, in partnership with Willdan, is offering energy saving opportunities for small businesses, religious/educational institutions and nonprofits that can lower energy costs and provide free energy efficiency upgrades. The program is called Small Business Direct Installation and provides a free on-site energy efficiency survey, free energy saving upgrades and more savings -- up to 70% of upfront costs -- for additional upgrades. Con Edison business customers with an average peak monthly demand less than 100 kW are eligible to participate.
For more information or to sign up for a free energy efficiency survey, call (888) 945-5326 or click here.
Con Edison wants to help you make your home and business more energy efficient.
For small businesses, there are free on-site energy surveys, free easy-to-install energy-efficiency measures and financial incentives for small-business customers who install energy-efficient equipment.
For apartment buildings, condominiums or co-ops of five to 50 units each, there will be incentives for owners and renters who replace and upgrade refrigerators and air conditioners; free energy surveys, and cash rebates for buying Energy Star refrigerators and air conditioners.
To view Con Edison's website, click here, or call (877) 870-6118.
For more information, and energy saving tips, click here.
The Citizens' Police Academy program was first implemented in 1993 as part of the NYPD's ongoing effort to develop a working relationship with the community. Know someone who would make a great candidate? Read more here, and email firstname.lastname@example.org for more about the nomination process.
The New York Police Department's 13th Precinct, which includes the Flatiron district, welcomes the public every month to its Community Council meetings where guest speakers may be heard on a variety of topics and where public-safety concerns may be discussed directly with the precinct's Commanding Officer and Community Affairs Officers.
The meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the precinct house, 230 East 21st Street, between Second and Third Avenues.
Join the Prince George-Norwich Meadows Farm CSA to get fresh, organic vegetables from a local farmer! Members pick up a weekly share of vegetables from June-November at The Prince George (28th Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues). The price starts at only $300 for over five months of vegetables, which is much cheaper than the grocery store!