12/5/13 Dear Neighbor, It’s impossible to list everything in the district, but here are 43 ways to get informed, inspired

+/or entertained! Scroll down for information about things happening:  Tonight & Tomorrow (6 items)  This weekend (10 items)  Next week (9 items)  Next weekend (5 items)  How You Can Help (6 items): help your neighbors with your time, your money, your stuff  Training, education & employment (3 items)  News, information, opportunities & ongoing events (4 items) including an update on the Palisades and rd information about the 3 annual Uptown Games and other programs at the Armory Track. Feel free to share this e-mail with friends/neighbors. If you know someone who’d like to subscribe, have the m email Liz Ritter at elritter@adrianoespaillat.org with their ZIP code.

***TONIGHT & TOMORROW (Thursday & Friday) *** (6 items) Klezmer Khanukah Concert: Celebrate the Festival of Lights with internationally renowned klezmer artists, Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi. Simultaneously joyful and bittersweet, klezmer is the traditional folk music of Eastern th European Jews, featuring strings and wind instruments. Thursday, December 5 at 7pm. $18 for adults, $10 for st kids/students. In the Community Room at 110 Cabrini Blvd., near W. 181 Street. Book signing/talk with author and mental health activist Terrie M. Williams: Terrie will autograph copies of her latest critically acclaimed book, "Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting." She was selected to be a Black History Makers honoree for her acclaimed advocacy in Mental Health on the 2013 theGrio"100 list." She also has been recognized as part of Ebony’s "Power 150" for her activism and by Woman’s Day on its "50 Women On A Mission To Change The World." "Black Pain begs us to snatch off the suffocating, ‘everything is ok’ mask that hides real emotional pain, allows us to take a deep breath of honesty, and then frees us to confess our fears and face our issues." - Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. Sponsored by the Emma L. Bowen Community Service Center, 1727 Amsterdam th th Avenue at West 145 St. Thursday, December 5 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm. For more information: call 212-694-9200 x426 or email imorris@bowencsc.org. Fear of Mission Out: A Hidden Symptom of ADHD. The Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group presents a lecture from clinical psychologist George Sachs, who will discuss the topic, "Are we married to our Electronics?" at the West End Collegiate Church (School Annex), 245 West 77th Street (between Broadway and West End Ave) on Thursday, December 5 from 6pm to 8:30pm. A $5 donation is requested to defray the group’s expenses. Working Broadway: A photography exhibit by Julian Kaiser. At Riverstone Senior Center, 99 Ft. Washington Ave. @ rd th th th 163 St. Photography exhibit, December 5 – January 24 . Opening reception, Thursday, December 5 , 6:30pm – 8:30pm. For more information: info@juliankaiser.com. Read more about the exhibit here: http://manhattantimesnews.com/lights-on-broadway-luces-sobre-broadway/ How to Reclaim your Leverage, Liquidity & Control (LLC): During this complementary session, learn how to: Protect what you built and enjoy the fruits of your labor; Find financial balance and control; Test strategies and know the impact of business decisions before you make them; and Leverage expertise and exponentially increase rd your financial knowledge. FREE, but registration is required by Tuesday, December 3 at

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http://llcnyct20513.eventbrite.com. Hosted by the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce at the Wealth Ad visory th th th Group LLC, 355 Lexington Ave. (@ W/ 40 St.), 9 floor on Thursday, December 5 , 6:30pm-8:30pm. Handel’s Messiah “open sing”: A neighborhood tradition! Bring your music if you have it, and sing along. Friday, th December 6 at 7:30pm. Open to the public; $6 to help cover the cost of music and space rental. In the Lounge at rd Hudson View Gardens, Pinehurst Ave. at W. 183 Street.

***THIS WEEKEND*** (10 items) Inwood Pop-Up Repair: We will be opening for a one week Pop Up Repair in Inwood, at UpstART Gallery, on th Cooper between 207 & Isham Streets. UpstART is a brand new space that will feature handmade art, gifts, and jewelry. Pop Up Repair will be in residence for one week, December 7 - 14. We will offer follow-up care for our Inwood 2013 customers, and will be able to fix a limited range of newly broken stuff. Please check our website (www.popuprepair.com) or email fixit@popuprepair.com for hours and details. We hope you will consider alternatives to buying new this holiday season, and we are here to help! Come join us at UpstART, and bring your broken stuff! High School Scholarship Event: The Community Board 12 Youth & Education Committee invites you to learn more about the scholarship opportunities available to HS seniors living in Washington Heights & Inwood. Saturday, th th December 7 , 10am-noon, at the Isabella Geriatric Center Rec. Hall (515 Audubon Ave. @ W. 190 St.) Employment & Small Business Opportunities Expo: The New York City Council’s Black, Latino & Asian Caucus (BLAC), which is Co-Chaired by Councilmember Jackson & Councilmember Fernando Cabrera, invites you to its 2013 Employment & Small Business Opportunities Expo. The expo includes Power Hour sessions on New York City’s Training Grant Program, resume review and job matching strategies for high growth industries, small business fundamentals, tips on developing a business plan, financing facts & fictions, advice on conducting business with th government, and tips for successful bidding, and employment opportunities. Saturday, December 7 , 10am to 3pm at Murry Bergtraum High School (411 Pearl Street.) Visit http://bit.ly/blac_expo_2013 to register. Holiday Arts Fair: Learn to make paper ornaments, money holders, decorative jars, simple bracelets, button th necklaces, gift bags, holiday cards and more! Saturday December 7 , 11am-2pm at the J. Hood Wright Rec. Center th (351 Ft. Washington Ave., @ W. 174 St.) Crochet Circle: Do you love to crochet but have nobody to work with? Have you always wanted to learn but never figured out how? Join our collaborative crochet circle at the Ft. Washington Library where you can meet people with similar interests and learn how to crochet or improve your technique for free! Just bring some yarn and a th th hook; we’ll provide the company. Remaining classes: Saturdays, December 7 & 28 , beginner class at 11am-noon; th advanced class at 1pm-2pm. Free; no RSVP required. Ft. Washington Branch Library, 535 W. 179 St. Call 212-9273533 for more info. Northern Manhattan in Transitional Light: NoMAA grantee Jane Buscher’s exhibit at Le Cheile Restaurant (839 st st th West 181 St.), on display through open December 31 . Opening reception Saturday, December 7 at 7pm. Neighborhood Christmas concert. Professional opera and Broadway singers will perform renditions of holiday classics. There will also be a sing along of Christmas favorites. Bring the whole family and remember there will be th refreshments provided by neighborhood cafe Buunni Coffee. FREE admission. Saturday, December 7 , 7pm-8:30, th at the Hebrew Tabernacle, 551 Ft. Washington Ave., @ W. 185 St. Karl Berger Improviser's Orchestra will be playing on Saturday, December 7 at El Taller Latino, 2710 Broadway. There will be a workshop at 7:30pm, and a concert at 9pm where 20+ professional string, horn, and percussion soloists turn improv ideas into fully formed performance, following a "Music Mind" concept.
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Garden Walking Tour in Fort Tryon Park: On the first Sunday of every month, visitors are introduced to the many blooming flowers of the Heather Garden and Alpine Garden. Learn about the gardens’ history, future, and secrets from a member of Fort Tryon’s expert horticulture staff. These tours are wheelchair accessible but persons with th mobility issues may find them challenging because of the park's many steep paths. Sunday, December 8 , 1pm– 3pm. Meet at the Entrance to the Heather Garden at Margaret Corbin Circle. "Frida's New York" by Felipe Galindo/Feggo: features sequential artworks from Felipe Galindo/Feggo's project in progress, including drawings, storyboards and cartoons for the animation short of the same title, to be completed in 2014. These humorous works were inspired by Frida Kahlo's visits to New York in the 1930’s and 1940’s, by the popular aesthetics of the period, and by the intertwining of Mexican culture in contemporary New York. Using drawing, watercolor and digital collage, the artist creates imaginary narratives about Kahlo's life and the impact th that New York City made on her art and life. Opening reception Sunday, December 8 , 2pm-5pm. (This date also rd th marks Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera's 73 wedding anniversary and Diego's 127 birthday.) Free & open to the th public. The exhibition is on view through January 5 . At Word Up Community Bookshop & Arts Space, 2113 th Amsterdam Ave., @ W. 165 St.). Free and open to the public. Britten Centennial with the Cornerstone Chorale: Musical program featuring many of Benjamin Britten’s finest th choral works, as well as pieces by Carlo Gesualdo. Sunday, December 8 at 3:30 at the Holyrood Church (Ft. th Washington Ave. & W. 179 St.) $12 admission includes reception.

***NEXT WEEK*** (9 items) Walk-Along Celebration with Community Board 12, Manhattan: Come and join us as we walk from our former th location at 711 W. 168 St. and arriving in our new home space at The Alianza Dominicana Triangle Building, 530 th th th W. 166 St, 6 floor. Monday, December 9 , 11:30am – 3pm. All are welcome! For more information, call the CB12 office at 212-568-8500. Holiday Lighting: At the Riverside-Inwood Neighborhood Garden (RING). Celebrate the season with a Christmas th tree and menorah lighting, and caroling. Monday, December 9 , 4:15pm. Workshop for parents of children with special needs: “Needs, Wants, Wishes and Dreams: Programs and Services that Bring Relief to Parents of Children with Special Needs and Disabilities," presented by Gary Shulman, MS., Ed. Join us for this free workshop in how to utilize important resources and support devices. At the Nagle Avenue Y (54 th Nagle Ave.), Monday, December 9 , 6pm-8pm. Contact Victoria at VNeznansky@ywashhts.org or call 212-5696200 for more information. Help Organize a Help-the-Philippines Event: We are putting together a fundraiser for the Philippines on February th 23, 2014. We are having a meeting on Monday, December 9 at 7:30pm in the Lounge at Hudson View Gardens rd (Pinehurst Ave. @ W. 183 St.) and invite members of the community interested in volunteering for this event to attend. For more information, contact Donald Wilen at 212-927-1344 or donald.wilen1@verizon.net. Christmas Tree Lighting: Celebrate the season with singing, hot cocoa and other treats. Sponsored by the Washington Heights Business Improvement District, Explora Washington Heights & Inwood and the Dyckman Business District Committee, Sen. Espaillat, Assemblywoman Rosa, and Councilmembers Rodriguez & Jackson. th Tuesday, December 10 , 6pm-7pm. At La Marina, 348 Dyckman Street. How to Attract & Hire New Employees: Catherine Palmiere of Adam Personnel Inc. in Manhattan will speak on all of the things a company should know regarding the hiring of new employees. All companies are invited to attend. Sponsored by the NY Women’s Chamber of Commerce. Call Robert at 212 -491-9640 to register or for questions th th email Rizzo@nywcc.org. Wednesday, December 11 , 9am-noon, at Columbia University ‘s Uris Hall (at 116 Street on the 1 Train), Room 141.

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Tree Lighting at Bruce's Garden: Celebrate the season in Isham Park. There'll be musical surprises, singing, laughs th and fun for all. Bring the family. Sweets for the sweet! All are welcome. Thursday, December 12 , 5pm-9pm. Holiday Celebration at Fredrick Douglass Circle: Celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting, music, and singing at th th 110 Street and Central Park West on Thursday, December 12 at 6pm. Refreshments will be served. Assemblymember Rosenthal's Annual Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 12 from 6pm to 8pm at st the Hargrave House on 111 West 71 Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam). Refreshments will be served. RSVP at 212.873.6368 or Rosenthall@assembly.state.ny.us
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***NEXT WEEKEND*** (5 items) Om Grown Holiday Market: One-stop holiday market experience featuring local vendors and artisans’ homemade th st holiday gifts and treats for all ages and price ranges. Saturdays, December 14 & 21 , 2pm-8pm. At Bread & Yoga’s th new home, 5000 Broadway (enter on W. 212 St.) Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen,” adapted by the celebrated Russian director Aleksey Burago, and performed by The Russian Arts Theater & Studio. [The Snow Queen is a dream-like play about a cold-hearted queen who steals away a young boy named Kay and takes him to her ice palace. When Kay does not come home, his friend Gerda is determined to find him against all odds. Along the way, she meets many fantastical characters, including an eccentric flower woman, a Prince and a Princess, a magical reindeer, and a talking Court raven. This tale of love, courage and faith will delight children and adults alike. This show will feature original live music and direct interactions with the audience.] Before the stage performance, in the main lobby, children and parents will be delighted by the very popular, multitalented, "Golden Rooster" performers led by their renowned director, Singer/ Actress, Irina Zagornova, who will entertain child and adult guests with songs, dances, and th interactive activities. Saturday, December 14 , 2pm-4pm at the Davis Hall auditorium of International House, nd Columbia University, 500 Riverside Drive (one block North of 122 St.). Tickets required; email info@rach-c.org for information. Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland: Under the Apollo’s iconic marquee, Coca-Cola will offer a variety of holidaythemed activities and performances that are free and open to the public. The festivities include picture-taking with Santa Claus, giveaways, and performances by Refining Faith and Acapella Soul. Additionally, in the spirit of giving, the Apollo will be a designated location for a toy and book drive to benefit STRIVE's Strong Fathers, Stronger Families Program, which services hundreds of unemployed fathers who are trying to remain positive and provide holiday presents for their children. Neither tickets nor RSVPs are required for this free event. At the world-famous th th APOLLO, 253 W. 125 St., btw. AC Powell & Frederick Douglass Blvds. Saturday, December 14 , 2pm - 6pm. For more information call 212-531-5359, or visit http://www.apolootheater.org. Holiday Concert at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, featuring Renaissance and Baroque works by the Mansion’s th ensemble-in-residence, Brooklyn Baroque. Free with admission to the Mansion. Saturday, December 14 , 4pmnd 6pm; Jumel Terrace at 162 Street. Call 212-923-8008 to reserve a seat. The Concerts in the Heights series provides extraordinarily good chamber music in our neighborhood for very little th money -- just about the best deal in town. Their next concert is Sunday December 15 at 3pm at the Nagle Avenue Y (54 Nagle Avenue), $12/7. The program features Monica Bauchwitz, Karl Kramer and Dena Levine on violin, horm and piano, playing the music of Dvorak, Berge and Brahams.

***MID-DECEMBER*** (7 items)

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An Especially Important Conversation About Special Education featuring a special Uptown screening of "Best Kept Secret," the critically acclaimed 2013 documentary film that follows a special education teacher, her students, and th her students' families during the year before graduation! (Recommended Reading: Oct. 28 article in GothamSchools.org describing the NYC Department of Education's recent special education reforms.) Monday, th December 16 , 5:30pm – 8pm. Cosponsored by the Community league of the heights, the AME Zion Church on the th th nd Hill and Total Equity Now. 2005 Amsterdam Avenue (between W. 159 & 160 St.), 2 floor Community Room. For information email jrogers@totalequitynowharlem.org “Unpacked” at the Morris-Jumel Mansion: Artist Peter J. Hoffmeister will lead a walking tour of his solo exhibition. Hoffmeister will discuss his artistic inspiration and process for each of his installations in the Mansion’s period th rooms. This event is free to the public. Thursday, December 12 , 7pm-8pm, at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel th Terrace @ W. 160 St. For more information, call 212-923-8008. 33 Precinct Community Council: meeting and holiday party at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 6pm. For more information call 212-927-3891. 34 Precinct Community Council: On behalf of Inspector Barry Buzzetti, we would like to remind you that the next th 34th Precinct Community Council meeting will be on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 7pm at the 34 rd Precinct located at 4295 Broadway, @ W. 183 Street. As in previous December meetings, there will be no public session. However, this is an opportunity for you to meet the Commanding Officer and hear his report on recent events. Inspector Buzzetti will make himself available after the meeting for those persons who wish to speak to him confidentially. In addition, you don't have to wait for a meeting to have your concerns heard; you are encouraged to contact Inspector Buzzetti directly (212-927-9445 / 34precinctco@gmail.com). For more th information, contact the 34 Precinct’s Community Affairs office at 212-927-0576. The Washington Heights Film Class is proud to show excellent films by local artists and provide the opportunity for you to meet the filmmaker in a Q&A following the show. In December, see Across Three Wildernesses, Mary Ellen Will’s documentary about a Cambodian poet who survived the Khmer Rouge killings. Shot in Cambodia, st Washington Heights and the Bronx. Saturday, December 21 , 7:30 p.m. In the Social Hall at the Hebrew th Tabernacle, 551 Ft. Washington Ave., @ W. 185 St. Open to the public; admission is $15 (free if you join the Film Class). For more information email wahifilmclass@gmail.com or visit www.wahifilmclass.com. Bloomingdale Walking Tour: Meet at Straus Park on 106th and Broadway on Sunday, December 22 at 1pm for a free neighborhood walking tour led by Jim Mackin. Please call 212-666-9774 to RSVP and receive additional information. “It’s a Wonderful Life” Special screening at the United Palace Theatre (4140 Broadway @ W. 17 St.) with introduction by Mary Owen (Donna Reed’s daughter), holiday carols & sing-along, and more! Guests who bring an unwrapped toy for the annual Threee Kings Day celebration in January can purchase discount tickets: $5 online, or nd $10 at the door. Sunday, December 22 . Doors open at 5pm (box office opens at 4pm); program begins at 5:30pm; film begins at 6pm. For more information visit: http://www.unitedpalace.org/index.php/events/376-it-s-awonderful-life-with-intro-by-mary-owen.
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***HOW YOU CAN HELP *** (6 items) Blood Drive at the New York Presbyterian Hospital’s Milstein Building (Ft. Washington Ave. btw W. 165 & W. th th 168 Streets). Tuesday, December 10 , 9am – 6pm. To schedule an appointment call 800-933-2566, or just show up. Please bring identification with photo or signature. If you are unable to attend this blood drive, you can call that same “800” number for information on other blood drives throughout the NYC metro area which may be convenient for you.
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Help the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights (NMCIR) raise $40k in 40 days on IndieGoGo: Dear friends, colleagues & supporters, the $40,000 will enable 140 eligible immigrants to become U.S. citizens: people who for many reasons can't go through this complex and intimidating process on their own. In exchange, we are offering amazing perks, from a group hug to a delicious dinner of succulent pernil with rice and hearty black beans for eight! To contribute or to learn more about the campaign, go to http://igg.me/at/NMCIR/x/5316090. "NMCIR needs our support. There are so many individuals who have no one to help them, no one to guide them through this incredibly difficult process," said author and NMCIR supporter Junot Díaz. "I think the work they do is absolutely essential." The People’s Theatre Project is looking to “Storm the Palace!” We officially launched our IndieGoGo campaign at our Kickoff party this past Sunday. By the end of the day we had already raised more than 25% of our $50,000 goal! THANK YOU to the 100+ people who came to wish us a Happy Birthday and made a contribution!! We are right where we need to be to reach our goal, and we need full participation from our community to do it. No contribution is too small or too big and every dollar will support the free arts programming that hundreds of people look forward to each week. Together, We'll Storm the Palace!! To contribute, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/let-s-storm-the-palace. Holiday Toy Drive: The holidays can be an extremely challenging time for families in need. This year, the th merchants of the Washington Heights BID will help Fort Washington Collegiate Church collect toys for their 4 annual Toy Drive. Please help by providing a toy to a family in need. The event serves children and families who have a demonstrated need such as homelessness, living in a shelter or a referral from a city agency. Toys will be th collected through Friday, December 13 . For more information and drop-off sites, call the BID at 212-928-3400. NYPD Coat & Food Drive: The 34 Precinct is a designated site for the 25 Annual New York Care's Coat Drive, running through February 7, 2014. Anyone can drop off coats at the Precinct any time during the day. (Anyone is in th need of a coat can call the Coat Drive Hotline: 646-801-4022.) The 34 Precinct also is a designated site for this year's City Harvest Food Drive, running through January 10, 2014. Anyone can drop off food items at the 34th Precinct any time during the day; the most helpful items are canned fruit, canned vegetables, peanut butter th (plastic jars), packaged mac-and-cheese, packaged hot or cold cereals. The 34 Precinct is located at 4295 th th Broadway near W. 184 St. If you have any questions, please call the 34 Precinct Community Affairs office at 212927-0576 or 212-927-0287. Literacy Across Harlem Holiday Book Drive: Over the next three weeks, Harlemites (including you?) will fill them with hundreds of (like-) new reading gifts. The drive runs through December 21st, and all of the high-quality books st we collect will be delivered by December 21 to families in homeless shelters, women involved in the criminal justice system who are rebuilding their (and their children’s) lives, foster -care organizations serving Harlem families, adult learners striving to improve their literacy skills, and havens for victims of domestic violence. Last year, you made the holidays brighter by donating almost a thousand new and like-new books. This year, we've asked each of our eleven partners to rally customers, employees, and/or students to collect at least 150 reading treasures. For more information and a list of collection sites, email Jaye Jones at Books4Harlem@TotalEquityNowHarlem.org. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping us to give the gift of reading.
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***TRAINING, EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT *** (3 items) NYC Middle School application deadline is December 13 . More information about admissions, including a calendar of events, deadlines, and electronic copies of publications, are available on the Department’s Web site at www.nyc.gov/schools/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle.
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Youth Empowered to Succeed (“YES”) Program: This is an exciting educational and career-building opportunity th with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (located at 76 Wadsworth Ave., btw. W. 176 & W. th nd st 177 Streets, 2 floor). Applications now being accepted, for program beginning December 1 . YES is a Workforce Investment Act / Out of School Youth program. Services provided include but are not limited to: GED Instruction (classroom and 1:1); construction training; cover letter, resume writing, and interviewing workshops; career & academic counseling; college application & FAFSA assistance. To be eligible applicants must be: aged 17-21; not attending any school or GED program; NYC resident; a member of low income qualifying family. Application appointments are available daily; call: Scott McDonald or Dwight Williams at 212-453-5399; Edwin Rosado at 212453-5381; or TDD/TTY 1-800-662-1220. SAVE THE DATE: Hearing on DoE’s Capital Budget: The District 6 Community Education Council invites you to a public hearing on the Department of Education’s Capital Budget Plan Amendment. Principals, teachers and parents will provide updated information on school overcrowding; the lack of science, art music and physical education rooms; and the need for repair/replacement/upgrade of electrical wiring, HVAC, plumbing, and school yards/playgrounds. Monday, January 6; time/venue TBA. Come and mobilize our community for adequate school funding!

***NEWS, INFORMATION, OPPORTUNITIES & ONGOING EVENTS*** (4 items) Uptown Games: Sen. Espaillat, in partnership with the Armory Track & Field Center and the New York Road Runners, is pleased to announce the date for this season's UPTOWN GAMES, a day of FREE fun and fitness at the Armory for elementary- and middle-school aged children. ***SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, March 29, 2014*** If you can't wait 'til then, there are many meets and events upcoming at the Armory; including.      12/18 - Armory Middle School Invitational 12/22 – Armory Youth Holiday Classic 1/06 - Armory Middle School Championships 12/17 – Armory Youth Classic 3/09 – Armory Youth Championships

For more information about the Armory’s programs, visit http://www.armorytrack.com/Calendar/Armory, email tfulton@armorytrack.com, or call 212-923-1803. Learn more about your City! Since 1956, the Municipal Arts Society has been offering walking tours of New York’s cityscape, led by architectural, urban and art historians, preservationists, urban geographers, architects, teachers and writers. There’s a wide range of tours, in all 5 boroughs. From the Grand Concourse to Dyker Heights to nd Uptown’s own Trinity Church Cemetery (on December 22 @ 1pm), there’s something for everyone. Tours sell out quickly; alas they are not free. ($20; $15 for MAS members.) Most tours last approximately two hours unless otherwise noted, and proceed rain or shine. For more information, email info@mas.org or visit their website: www.mas.org and click on “tours”. Bothered by RoboCalls? New Federal Communications Commission rules that just went into effect will put you in better control over who can call you, on both your landline and your wireless device. To help them enforce these new rules, the FCC wants to know more about what you are currently experiencing. Among your new rights: • A telemarketer will have to get your written consent to receive a call or message. You can give your OK for them to call through paper or electronic means – web forms, a telephone keypress, or email. • Robocalls to your home landline are no longer allowed based solely on an ‘established business relationship’ with you. Simply buying a product, or contacting a business with a question, no longer gives them permission to call you.

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Telemarketers who call will now have to let you immediately opt out of receiving additional calls through an automated menu. The Consumers Union is collecting information to share with the FCC about people ’s experiences with robocalls in an effort to hold telemarketers accountable: https://stori.es/share/annoyed-by-robocalls Arts Stroll Poster Contest Deadline **EXTENDED**: Show us what will make the 11 Stroll a special one. NEW th deadline: Friday, January 10 @ 5pm. For more information go to: http://www.nomaanyc.org/2013/11/call-forsubmissions-2014-uptown-arts-stroll-poster-contest/.
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