EVENTs June 2020

NYC Parks

Celebrate National Trails Day and learn about hiking in NYC!

June 3, 6:00pm-7:00pm

June 5, 10:00am-11:00am

Interested in learning about NYC’s hiking trails? Join us for a one-hour trails-focused webinar in celebration of National Trails Day! We’ll provide a general overview of the trail systems in NYC, and highlight one trail in each borough, giving you insight into its history, geology, ecology, and points of interest along the way. 


As New York State begins to re-open, the NY Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) can assist small businesses with 20 or fewer full-time equivalent employees, nonprofits, and small landlords that have seen a loss of rental income.

NYFLF is timed to support businesses and organizations as they proceed to reopen and have upfront expenses to comply with safety guidelines (e.g., inventory, marketing, refitting for new social distancing guidelines) under the New York Forward Plan. Learn more here.


How Do I Ensure My PPP Loan is Forgiven?

If you received funds from a PPP loan, you might be wondering what next steps you need to take in order to ensure that you are tracking the use of your funds so you will meet all the prerequisites for your loan to be forgiven by the SBA. Join us at this webinar where we will discuss the issues surrounding the post-approval phase of your PPP loan to ensure you are best positioned to have it forgiven. 

June 4, 2020

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Straight from the Source Weekly Q&A

Tackling the Inequality of the Covid-19 Pandemic

This Week’s Guest: Dr. Uché Blackstock

CEO of Advancing Health Equity

Moderated by Council Member Mark Levine

Monday, June 1st

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Pre-Registration Required HERE or visit:

For this week’s Straight from the Source community Q&A, I will be joined by Dr. Uché Blackstock – the Founder & CEO of Advancing Health Equity – for a community Q&A on Covid-19 impact on equity and justice in our healthcare system.

We will be discussing this critical issue and others, and we would love to have you join us. 

Dr. Blackstock created Advancing Health Equity with the goal of partnering with healthcare organizations to address a few of the critical factors that contribute to health inequity. She will talk to us about the deleterious impact of health inequity and healthcare disparities on our marginalized populations and communities during the Covid-19 outbreak – and how we can start to change this dynamic. 

Pre-registration is required to join the Q&A. Once you register you will receive an email with information on how to video-connect to the meeting or phone dial-in information.

If you have any questions or need help with registration please reach out to my staff at (212) 928-6814 or via email at



Learn about NYC’s horseshoe crabs! 

June 25, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Interested in learning about horseshoe crabs? Since 2013, Parks has been monitoring horseshoe crab mating activity. Join us to learn about the history of these magnificent creatures, where to find them and how you can contribute to their survival. 

NYU Furman

 Tuesday June 16, 2020 | 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Please join us for the NYU Furman Center’s special online forum By the Numbers: Focus on Eviction. The event will feature the digital release of the Furman Center’s annual State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods in 2019 report, and a panel discussion of the report’s Focus Chapter on The State of Eviction Filings in New York City.


This year’s Focus report on eviction comes amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the nation, local policymakers are working to respond both to the public health and economic crises faced by millions of residents who have experienced income loss. Policymakers and advocates are concerned about a potential surge in residential instability when eviction moratoriums currently in place are lifted.

Our expert panel will discuss the data on New York City eviction filing trends between 2010 and today, and explore how cities can prepare to address the challenges faced by renters, landlords, and housing courts when eviction moratoria end. 

Panelists will include:

Maria Torres-Springer, Vice President for U.S. Programs, Ford Foundation (Moderator)

Ira Goldstein, President of Policy Solutions, The Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, PA

Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Practice, The Legal Aid Society, New York City

Linda Mandolini, President, Eden Housing, Hayward, CA

Advance registration is required.

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