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Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership
Madison Square Park
Galleries and Museums
Music, Theater, Dancing and Entertainment
Education and Instruction
Announcements
Business Opportunities
Community and Nonprofit
Miscellaneous

 

Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership

Walking Tour Program

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 352 walking tours given to date, over 4,350 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 328 cities have been represented by attendees. 

Madison Square Park

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.

 

Galleries and Museums

 

Music, Theater, Dancing and Entertainment

Baruch Performing Arts Center

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.

Concerts at The Gramercy Theatre

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.

 

DJs and Music at the Ace Hotel

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.

 

Free Magic Shows at Abracadabra every Sunday

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.

Salsa Lessons on Monday Nights at Taj Lounge

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.

 

Education and Instruction

Arts, Artists, and de Blasio's New York - April 2nd

Mayor de Blasio ran and won on a platform of a "tale of two cities." His election prompts us to ask what a vision for a more egalitarian society could mean for the arts in our city.

This event at Baruch College on April 2nd will take a fresh look at how a progressive administration could - with public support - reshape and revitalize our attitudes and priorities on a wide range of pressing issues for the arts and culture broadly. What value do we place on ensuring dynamic cultural experiences for all our citizens? 

This event will take place on Wednesday, April 2, from 6:30pm-8.30pm at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Baruch College, 25th Street bet. Lexington and 3rd Avenue.

The event is free and open to the public.

 

Tekserve Events - March 2014

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.

Open House at Touro College - April 23rd

The Graduate School of Technology at Touro College will have an open house on Wednesday, April 23rd 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 RSVP, click here, or call (877) 669-7227, or send an email to info.gst@touro.edu.

To view Touro College's website, click here. Thank you.

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Free Events at Baruch College

Baruch College offfers a wide variety of events that are free and open to the public. Workshops on subjects such as business plan development and starting new ventures are designed to provide a foundation for the entrepreneur. Cultural seminars and performances are also offered.

For a complete list of seminars and workshops, and to register, click here.

 

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.

 

Announcements

Marimekko Spring/Summer 2014 Collection: Mar. 13th

On Thursday evening, March 13th, join Marimekko in-store for cocktails, music from one of their favorite DJs, and a special 20% off Marimekko’s Spring/Summer women's apparel!  Attendees will be able to show it all off and share it at the Marimekko photo booth!

To RSVP, click here.  There are a limited number of tickets, so act fast!

The event will take place on March 13th from 5pm to 8pm at Marimekko’s flagship retail store at 200 5th Avenue. 

 

Nike Run Club

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.

9/11 Memorial Opportunities

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.

 

Business Opportunities 

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's Small Business Direct Installation Program

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: The Power of Green

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.

 

Community and Nonprofit

2013 Citizens' Police Academy

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 info@flatironbid.org for more about the nomination process.

Precinct Community Council Meetings

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.

Community Supported Agriculture Program

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! 

For membership applications or for more information, please visit www.commonground.org/csa or contact Rachel at (212) 471-0857 or rboeglin@commonground.org. You may also contact csa@commonground.org.