RECENT PAST ACTIVITIES (last two years)
*PROJECT OPEN CRAFTS FAIR, Dec. 4, 2016
Offered wonderful handicrafts.
Location: 185 WEA Community Room and Library.
*CITY ISLAND EXCURSION, October 13, 2016
We again visited (the first time was in June, 2015) this extraordinary, small-town community
just off the coast of the Bronx.
Lecture by Elodie Ghedin on viruses, including Zika, Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Excursion to Museum of the City of NY, Thursday, June 9, 2016
Special exhibit on the history of the New York Yiddish Theater.
*BROADWAY STREET FAIR (66th to 72nd streets)
Sunday June 5, 2016
Project Open had a booth, received some income, and contributed
a portion to our neighborhood public library. Unfortunately we
were mostly rained out.
PAPER SHREDDING EVENT - Saturday, May 7, 2016
West End Avenue between 67th and 69th Street, for $10 per shopping cart.
Next time, probably this fall.
*PROJECT OPEN'S 25th ANNIVERSARY PARTY, October 25, 2015
Our gala event was attended by about 200 Lincoln Towers residents and
important political figures. Food was donated by local grocery stores.
*FREE FLU SHOT FOR RESIDENTS AGED 50+, November 5, 2015
Medical professionals from a local hospital provided these vaccinations.
*FOOD BAG PROGRAM, summer-fall 2015
Sponsored by Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and New York City
Council Member Helen Rosenthal (6th District), extended into November.
A weekly mixed bag of fresh, locally grown produce from NY and PA
farmers was provided for $8/bag.
*PERFORMANCE BY LINCOLN TOWERS PLAYERS (March 17, 2015)
"Inappropriate" - an evening of short plays by reknowned playwrights.
*OUTING TO THE JEWISH MUSEUM'S HELENE RUBINSTEIN EXHIBIT
Our Feb. 4 outing offered, for $50, bus transportation, admission to the
Jewish Museum for this outstanding exhibit, and a luncheon at Seven's
Mediterranean Turkish Grill.
*ELECTRONICS RECYCLING EVENT
The last event was October 25, 2014. A city-mandated electronics recycling
program has replaced Project Open's popular event.
July 10, 2013 feature article
on Project Open
Project Open featured in NY Times Real Estate section, Feb. 17, 2013.
NY Times Article
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