We’ve finally recovered from the holidays, and we’re ready for a packed-full January calendar of events! Coming up next week, on Wednesday, January 20, we’re bringing back the 4th night of trivia with HuffPost Arts, Books, and Culture, Electric Literature, and BOMB Magazine. Next Friday, January 22, four great writers, Michael Robbins, Amber Tamblyn, Kate Bolick, and Virginia Heffernan read first drafts and juvenilia.
At the end of the month, our popular conversation series Ask Roulette returns for its 4th Birthday Bash, on Thursday, January 28. Tickets for Ask Roulette are on sale now, grab yours before they’re gone!
And on Monday, January 25, we’re thrilled to present Live From Home with Randy Houser. The country singer/songwriter …
Posted on January 12, 2016 at 7:14 pm
Housing Works’ Creative Arts Therapy Department invites you to our annual art exhibition and fundraiser featuring nearly 100 original works of art by Housing Works clients and community members at the Leslie Lohman Gallery. Proceeds benefit Housing Works’ mission to end AIDS and homelessness.
WHAT: Imagining Passageways: Housing Works Annual Client Art Exhibit and Benefit
WHEN: FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2016–SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, January 15, 2016, 6–8pm
EXHIBIT: Saturday & Sunday, January 16–17, 2016, 12–6pm
Prince St. Projects Space
127B Prince Street (Prince & Wooster)
New York, NY 10012
The sample work …
Posted on January 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm
Happy New Year’s Eve! Start 2016 off on a thrifty (yet fashionable) foot with these January events:
On Thursday, January 7, join fashion writer Mac Smith for a Style Clinic at our Chelsea Shop. Build your own capsule wardrobe (think little black dresses, blazers, the perfect white blouse, and more) and get free styling advice from an expert.
On Saturday, January 9, get physical at Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen with new workout gear and sneakers. Grab global goodies and gifts at Brooklyn Heights’ Around the World sale, and stock up on stacks of books, CDs, DVDs and vintage vinyl at Gramercy’s popular Media Wonderland promotion.
The following weekend, …
Posted on December 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm
Guest Post by Housing Works President & CEO Charles King
Housing Works is proud to share the news of an important feature in the December 13 Sunday New York Times about one of our community members: “‘A Whole New Being’: How Kricket Nimmons Seized the Transgender Moment,” by investigative reporter Deborah Sontag.
The article, of an epic length for the Times, tells the story of Kricket Nimmons, the first transgender woman to undergo transitional surgery paid by New York State Medicaid.
Many aspect of this story make me and the entire Housing Works community very proud.
First, the change in regulation to allow transgender people to have transgender-related services paid by Medicaid is the result of advocacy that Housing Works has …
Posted on December 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Recap of Housing Works Screening of How to Survive a Plague Documentary
Brooklyn, NY—On Monday, December 14, over 30 Housing Works community members gathered at the Housing Works Headquarters in downtown Brooklyn for a special evening screening of the award-winning documentary film How to Survive a Plague, co-hosted and organized by the Housing Works Human Resources & Advocacy Departments. The screening was followed by a Q&A discussion with the film’s director David France and long-term AIDS and LGBT activist Peter Staley, who is prominently featured in the film.
The 2012 film focuses on the dark, early years of the AIDS epidemic in New York City during the mid- to late 1980s and early 1990s, using archival footage, and depicts how Read More
Posted on December 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm
Looking for New Year’s Eve plans? We’re excited to invite you to our inaugural Party With A Purpose: It’s Casablanca! We’re ringing in 2016 with Bergman, Bogart, dinner, drinks, dancing, and more. General admission is $150, VIP $250. Celebrate New Year’s by supporting Housing Works’ efforts to end AIDS by 2020.
We’re offering extended holiday hours this weekend, so come by for a coffee and get some of your holiday shopping done, for a great cause! Saturday and Sunday, 12/19 and 12/20, we’re open 10AM – 7PM.
Looking ahead, we’re presenting great public programs throughout January. Our fantastic comedy show Loose starts off 2016 on Thursday, January 7, with Bonnie McFarlane, Josh Rabinowitz, Michelle Buteau, and …
Posted on December 16, 2015 at 1:46 pm
Whether you’re in the market for a stocking stuffer or a show stopper, we’ve got it. This Saturday, December 19, get scarves, hats, handbags, gloves (they’ll need them someday), PJs (they’re new!) at our first-ever shop wide Gift of Thrift Celebration. Also on Saturday, Broadway & 96 is helping you deck your walls with a curated collection of art and wall decor perfect for you or the art-lover in your life. Speaking of love, if you love sparkles you’ll LOVE West Village’s Glitz and Glam event featuring festive apparel, accessories, and gifts guaranteed to make you shine.
Looking for a gift that gives back (and back and back)? How about the gift of membership? Advocate level members …
Posted on December 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm
On Nov. 4, 2015, at Governor Cuomo’s direction, the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), the executive agency that enforces the NYS Human Rights Law (HRL), proposed a new regulation that interprets the existing HRL to protect TGNC people in two important ways:
1) That gender identity and the status of being transgender are included under the definition of “sex”
2) That gender dysphoria is included under the definition of “disability”
Note: Disability protections provide a powerful legal framework for addressing TGNC discrimination.
(Entire proposed regulation can be read here at pp. 21-23: http://docs.dos.ny.gov/info/register/2015/november4/pdf/rulemaking.pdf)
The public has until Monday, December 21 at 5 PM to submit comments to the DHR in support …
Posted on December 8, 2015 at 4:07 pm