To be listed, email info to email@example.com.
COMMUNITY BOARD 4 (CB4)
CB4 serves Manhattan’s West Side neighborhoods of Chelsea and Clinton/Hell’s Kitchen. Its boundaries are 14th St. on the south, 59/60th St. on the north, the Hudson River on the west, 6th Ave. on the east (south of 26th St.) and 8th Ave. on the east (north of 26th St.). The board meeting, open to the public, normally happens on the first Wednesday of the month. In July, however, it takes place at 6:30pm on Wed., the 25th — at Roosevelt Hospital (1000 Tenth Ave., btw. 58th & 59th Sts.). Call 212-736-4536, visit nyc.gov/mcb4 or email them at info@manhattanCB4.org.
COMMUNITY BOARD 5 (CB5)
CB5 represents the central business district of New York City. It includes midtown Manhattan, the Fashion, Flower, Flatiron and Diamond districts, as well as Bryant Park and Union Square Park. The district is at the center of New York’s tourism industry. The Theatre District, Times Square, Carnegie Hall, the Empire State Building and two of the region’s transportation hubs (Grand Central Station and Penn Station) fall within CB5. CB5’s board meeting, open to the public, normally happens on the second Thursday of the month. In July, however, it takes place at 6pm on Thurs., the 19th at Xavier High School (30 W. 16th St., btw. 5th and 6th Aves., 2nd fl.). Call 212-465-0907, visit cb5.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE 300 WEST 23rd, 22nd & 21st STREETS BLOCK ASSOCIATION
Contact them at email@example.com.
THE WEST 400 BLOCK ASSOCIATION
Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHELSEA GARDEN CLUB
Chelsea Garden Club cares for the bike lane tree pits in Chelsea. If you want to adopt a tree pit or join the group, please contact them at email@example.com or like them on Facebook. Also visit chelseagardenclub.blogspot.com
LOWER CHELSEA ALLIANCE (LoCal)
This group is committed to protecting the residential blocks of Chelsea from overscale development. Contact them at LowerChelseaAlliance@gmail.com.
THE GREENWICH VILLAGE-CHELSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Call 212-337-5912 or visit
THE MEATPACKING DISTRICT INITIATIVE
Visit meatpacking-district.com or call 212-633-0185.
THE BOWERY RESIDENTS’ COMMITTEE: HOMELESS HELPLINE
If you know of anyone who is in need of their services, call the Homeless Helpline at 212-533-5151, and the BRC will send someone to make contact. This number is staffed by outreach team leaders 24 hours a day. Callers may remain anonymous. For more info, visit brc.org.
THE LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY CENTER
At 208 W. 13th St. (btw. 7th and 8th Aves.). Visit gaycenter.org or call 212-620-7310.
THE ALI FORNEY CENTER
Their mission is to help homeless LGBT youth be safe and become independent as they move from adolescence to adulthood. Main headquarters: 224 W. 35th St., Suite 1102. Call 212-222-3427. The Ali Forney Day Center is located at 527 W. 22nd St., 1st floor. Call 212-206-0574 or visit aliforneycenter.org.
GAY MEN’S HEALTH CRISIS (GMHC)
At 446 W. 33rd St. btw. 9th and 10th Aves. Visit gmhc.org. Call 212-367-1000.
Founded in 1895, Hudson Guild is a multi-service, multi-generational community serving approximately 14,000 people annually with daycare, hot meals for senior citizens, low-cost professional counseling, community arts programs and recreational programming for teens. Visit them at hudsonguild.org. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. For the John Lovejoy Elliott Center (441 W. 26th St.), call 212-760-9800. For the Children’s Center (459 W. 26th St.), call 212-760-9830. For the Education Center (447 W. 25th St.), call 212-760-9843. For the Fulton Center for Adult Services (119 9th Ave.), call 212-924-6710.
THE CARTER BURDEN CENTER FOR THE AGING
This organization promotes the well-being of individuals 60 and older through direct social services and volunteer programs oriented to individual, family and community needs. Call 212-879-7400 or visit burdencenter.org.
The Penn South Program for Seniors provides recreation, education and social services — and welcomes volunteers. For info, call 212-243-3670 or visit pennsouth.com.
FULTON YOUTH OF THE FUTURE
Email them at email@example.com or contact Miguel Acevedo, 646-671-0310.
WEST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD ALLIANCE
CHELSEA COALITION ON HOUSING
Tenant assistance every Thursday night at 7pm, at Hudson Guild (119 Ninth Ave.). Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIENDS OF HUDSON RIVER PARK
Visit fohrp.org or call 212-757-0981.
HUDSON RIVER PARK TRUST
Visit hudsonriverpark.org or call 212-627-2020.
Contact them at email@example.com.
MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT SCOTT STRINGER
Call 212-669-8300 or visit mbpo.org.
CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE QUINN
Call 212-564-7757 or visit council.nyc.gov/d3/html/members/home.shtml.
STATE SENATOR TOM DUANE
Call 212-633-8052 or visit tomduane.com.
ASSEMBLYMEMBER RICHARD GOTTFRIED
Call 212-807-7900 or email GottfriedR@assembly.state.ny.us.
CHELSEA REFORM DEMOCRATIC CLUB
The CRDC (the home club of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, State Senator Tom Duane and Assemblymember Richard Gottfried) meets monthly to exchange political ideas in protecting the rights and improving the lives of those residing in Chelsea. Visit crdcnyc.org or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 147 W. 24th Street (btw. 6th & 7th Aves.)
THE SYLVIA RIVERA LAW PROJECT works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression without facing harassment, discrimination or violence. Visit srlp.org.
FIERCE (Fabulous Independent Educated Radicals for Community Empowerment) builds the leadership and power of bisexual, transgender and queer youth of color in NYC. Visit fiercenyc.org.
QUEERS FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE is a progressive organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation. Visit q4ej.org.
THE AUDRE LORDE PROJECT is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, two spirit, trans and gender non-conforming people of color center for community organizing. Visit alp.org.