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Saturday, February 11, 2017

You're Invited To Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer's State of the Borough Event Sunday February 12 - Theme Is Getting Involved In The New Era Of Activism

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer reports:
Just a reminder—

The third “State of the Borough” event is at 2:00 pm this Sunday, February 12, at Manhattan Center, 311 West 34th Street, near 8th Ave., doors open at 1:00 pm. This year's theme is: “Getting involved in the New Era of Activism.” We’ll have my remarks, a panel discussion, light refreshments, and a Manhattan Activist Fair—with over a dozen social action groups that you can join. Please RSVP online at or, if you lack internet access, by phone at (212) 669-8300.

In the coming weeks:
  • The Manhattan Borough Board will hold its annual public hearing on the Mayor's Preliminary Budget. Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 4 - 7 pm, Guttman Community College InfoCommons (located on the main floor next to the atrium), 50 West 40th St.
  • Applications are now open for 11 spots on each of Manhattan’s six Community Education Councils; two of the 11 spots are appointed by the Manhattan Borough President. CECs help set educational policy for their school districts, and for the City at large. Applications are available at (click on "apply") and are due by March 5. Please come to an information session to learn more from current CEC members and representatives from the Department of Education about how you can apply and contribute to New York City’s great public school tradition. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 6 – 8 pm, 1 Centre Street, 19th Floor South.
Manhattan Borough President Brewer is a strong advocate for Roosevelt Island. Last June, Ms. Brewer visited Southpoint Park to express support for preservation of the Smallpox Hospital.