New York CIty Council Member Ben Kallos

Past Events

Fresh Food Box

City Council Office
244 East 93rd Street
New York , NY 10028
United States

Fresh Food Box
Every Thursday, Starting June 7
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pay only $14 and pick up farm fresh produce the next week.
(cash, credit/debit, SNAP/food stamps, greenmarket bucks)

Senior Technology Tutoring

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Learn how to use computers and smartphones at the Senior Technology Clinic made available funding from my office for Search and Care. The program offers one-on-one tutoring for seniors sixty and older. The classes will take place in my office, using a desktop, or a laptop that participants can bring. Anyone who is interested can also bring a tablet (like iPad or Kindle), and/or a cell phone. Classes are by appointment only Thursday in July & August from 3pm – 4:30pm.

Five Mile Stone Meeting with Community

Five Mile Stone
1640 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10028
United States

Over the years neighbors have made complaints about Five Mile Stone using the sidewalk to serve residents illegally, windows that were open late, and excessive noise after 9PM. As a result, my office has withheld approval for a sidewalk cafe. Following a decline in complaints and a meeting with all five owners. They have agreed to close windows at sundown on Fridays and 10PM all other nights as well as making owner numbers available at the entrance. We are holding a series of public meetings with owners and neighbors to ensure that everyone is happy as we move towards approving a sidewalk cafe to support this local business. 

Policy Night

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Second Tuesday of the Month

My staff or I are happy to meet with you 5pm-6pm by appointment. A good brainstorm starts with advance preparation. In order to make our session productive, please contact my office ahead of time to prepare with staff and schedule your meeting by calling 212-860-1950 or emailing bkallos@benkallos.com.

Fresh Food Box

City Council Office
244 East 93rd Street
New York , NY 10028
United States

Fresh Food Box
Every Thursday, Starting June 7
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pay only $14 and pick up farm fresh produce the next week.
(cash, credit/debit, SNAP/food stamps, greenmarket bucks)

Citi Bike Unlocked: Bike Safety Course

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Last Thursday of the Month, Starting June 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thinking of joining or recently joined Citi Bike? This quick presentation & discussion touches on many of the topics addressed in our Street Skills Class (rules of the road, how to avoid common road hazards, basic traffic principles, where to ride on the road, how to safely change lanes, how to utilize bike infrastructure), but the focus is on how to navigate the Citi Bike system and get the most out of those now-ubiquitous blue bikes. Every participant will receive either a Citi Bike Day Pass or $25 off an annual Citi Bike membership!

Citi Bike Unlocked: Bike Safety Course

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Last Thursday of the Month, Starting June 28
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thinking of joining or recently joined Citi Bike? This quick presentation & discussion touches on many of the topics addressed in our Street Skills Class (rules of the road, how to avoid common road hazards, basic traffic principles, where to ride on the road, how to safely change lanes, how to utilize bike infrastructure), but the focus is on how to navigate the Citi Bike system and get the most out of those now-ubiquitous blue bikes. Every participant will receive either a Citi Bike Day Pass or $25 off an annual Citi Bike membership!

Participatory Budgeting Info Session for the 2019 Cycle

City Council
District Office at 244 East 93rd Street.
New York , NY 10028
United States

Participatory Budgeting is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. Now that the 2018 cycle is over, we encourage residents to start thinking now about next year’s Participatory Budgeting projects. Volunteering in the Participatory Budgeting process is a great way to be a key part of deciding how the community spends $1 million, and now is the time to get involved submitting your ideas. On Wednesday, June 27 at 6pm join us for a Participatory Budgeting Discussion at my District Office at 244 East 93rd Street.

Shred-A-Thon: 92nd Street Edition

92nd Street Green Market
West Side of First between 92nd & 93rd Streets
New York City, NY 10028
United States

All those yellowing, moldy docs of yours? Tax forms? Checks? Instead of throwing them out, get them industrial-grade shredded and for FREE! Not only will you get rid of your unwanted papers, but also by shredding them you'll make sure your personal information stays safe.

Jazz Concert in the Park with the Alvin Flythe Quartet

Andrew Haswell Green Park
60th Street & FDR Drive
Enter at 60th Street & York Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States

Live outdoor concert at Andrew Haswell Green Park with the Alvin Flythe Quartet. A professional musician for over 50 years, Queens-born saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist Alvyne Flythe has worked with Duke Ellington, Roy Haynes, Little Jimmy Scott, and the Gap Band. His small-group jazz performances, like this one, offer searing tributes to sax greats like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Sonny Stitt.

James Cagney Place Celebration of Music

City Council
James Cagney Place 91st street between 2nd Ave and 3rd Avenues
New York City, NY 10028
United States

Join your neighbors on June 21 to celebrate the second season of events on our long-sought, official Public Plaza on James Cagney Place, East 91st Street between Second and Third Avenues. Last year's Department of Transportation designation of this pedestrian plaza is an important step in keeping this enclave forever closed to cars. 

The James Cagney Place public plaza will take part in "Make Music New York" on Thursday evening, June 21, with local bands performing from 5:30-8:30pm, with a pre-show at 4:30pm by a local teen band "The Mischief 4" playing classic rock. 

Free Legal Clinic: Life Planning

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Third Wednesday of the Month
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Meet confidentially with a professional to complete advance healthcare directives (health care proxy and living will) or get free advice on advanced legal planning (wills, powers of attorney, guardianship and estates). Learn more about Total Life Choices (TLC) Program from New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG). Call our office at 212-860-1950 to make an appointment.

Policy Night

Office of Council Member Ben Kallos
244 East 93rd Street
New York, NY 10128
United States

Second Tuesday of the Month

My staff or I are happy to meet with you 5pm-6pm by appointment. A good brainstorm starts with advance preparation. In order to make our session productive, please contact my office ahead of time to prepare with staff and schedule your meeting by calling 212-860-1950 or emailing bkallos@benkallos.com.

Fresh Food Box

City Council Office
244 East 93rd Street
New York , NY 10028
United States

Fresh Food Box
Every Thursday, Starting June 7
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Pay only $14 and pick up farm fresh produce the next week.
(cash, credit/debit, SNAP/food stamps, greenmarket bucks)