New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Past Events

First Friday Online

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. 

If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

First Friday Online

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. 

If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

Ben Kallos Virtual Chess Challenge

Chess In The Schools
411 East 76th Street
New York, NY 10021
United States

All sections for this event will start at 10:00 AM and run for 60 minutes. Players can join in advance and during the event. See the individual sections below for further details.

A FREE lichess.org account is required to join all of our online tournaments. We will have four sections for the event (Click on the section you would like to compete in):

K-12 Open Arena (Open to all Scholastic Players) - Register Now

K-12 Under 1600 Arena - Register Now

K-12 Under 1200 Arena - Register Now

Parents and Friends Arena (Open to Adults) - Register Now

The top 7 players in each sections will receive special gift certificates from Chessable and Play Magnus. If you win email tournaments@chessintheschools.org with your LICHESS username.

 

https://chessintheschools.org/tournament/2021-3-13cm-ben-kallos-chess-challenge/

First Friday Online

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. 

If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

First Friday Online

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. 

If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

Smoke Alarm Presentation + FREE Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

Join me and the New York City Fire Department for a presentation where participants can learn how to prevent home fires and schedule a FREE appointment for smoke and carbon monoxide detector home installation.

RSVP below or by calling 212-860-1950.

Supplies will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

State of the District 2021

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

You are invited! Please join me for my annual report at my State of the District, which will be held online this year. We will recognize all the work members of our community have done together with my office over the past 7 years and give a preview of what’s in store for 2021.

This event will be hosted on zoom and streamed at Facebook.com/BenKallos/live.

For questions about accessibility, please contact us to request additional accommodations, at least 3 business days before the event.

First Friday + My 40th Birthday

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

I couldn't imagine a better way to celebrate my 40th birthday than at my office’s monthly First Friday meeting with the neighbors and community members whom I’ve had the pleasure of serving for the last six years. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. 

If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

Virtual Holiday Party

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

You are invited to join me as we come together virtually to welcome the holiday season with a (non-political) holiday party! Performances and presentations will include:

  • A reunion performance of A Christmas Carol by the New York Classical Theatre
  • The Ghost All Around Us by Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance
  • Seasonal songs by Vocal Ease
  • Dance and song performances by ChaShaMa

You must RSVP by Monday, December 14th to attend.

Emergency Preparedness Go-Bag Giveaway

Ben Kallos City Council District Office
244 E 93rd St
New York, NY 10128
United States

In these times, it is imperative that New York City residents are equipped with proper emergency preparedness tools to use at their disposal should they need them. That's why my office partnered with the City's Department of Emergency Management and a host of local elected officials to distribute Go-Bags.

Residents must have attended the virtual presentation during First Friday on December 4th to be eligible to receive a Go-bag at the distribution on December 10th.

Virtual First Friday

City Council
Virtual
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

Shred-A-Thon

92nd Street Greenmarket
1st Ave between 92nd St &, E 93rd St.
New York, NY 10128
United States

All those yellowing, moldy docs of yours? Tax forms? Checks? Get ‘em industrial-grade shredded for free at the Shred-A-Thon.

Ribbon-cutting for Blackwell House

Blackwell House
500 Main St.
Roosevelt Island, NY 10044
United States

Join me and the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation as we cut the ribbon on the newly renovated Blackwell House, one of the island’s six historical landmarks. 

Once open, areas of Blackwell House will become home to some of the island’s historical treasures, records, and archives. The first floor will be open to the public during specified days and hours of the week for viewings and tours. We invite the community to share in this socially distanced ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Reusable Bag Giveaway

Fairway
86th Street and 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10128
United States

To discourage the use of single-use plastic bags, we are giving away free reusable bags outside of my district office.

RSVP to reserve your bag. Limited Supplies Available; one per person.

Reusable Bag Giveaway

City Council District Office
244 E 93rd St
New York, NY 10128
United States

To discourage the use of single-use plastic bags, we are giving away free reusable bags outside of my district office.

RSVP to reserve your bag. Limited Supplies Available; one per person.

Free Face Mask & Hand Sanitizer Distribution in Partnership with East 86th St. Neighborhood Association

East 86th St Association
86th St. and 2nd Ave, NE corner
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them most through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.

Virtual First Friday

Virtual Event
244 E 93rd St
New York, NY 10128
United States

First Friday remains one of my favorite parts of my job as your Council Member. Though a virtual conversation is still the safest way to host group events, I want to listen to and address your concerns as we work together for a better city.

You must RSVP to participate by Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent by email. If you do not receive the link by an hour before the event, check your spam.

Questions should be submitted with RSVP or by email to questions@benkallos.com

Free Face Mask Distribution in Partnership with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center

Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
415 East 93rd Street
Courtyard
New York, NY 10128
United States

My office has will be distributing FREE face coverings and hand sanitizer for those who need them through our community partners. 

Limited Supplies Available. One Per Person. First Come First Served.

Weather Permitting.