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  • New Year’s Resolution? Thrift More!

    New Year’s Resolution? Thrift More!

    Are you trying to save money this year? Despite your best intentions, do you still feel a gravitational pull—nay— a genuine need to thrift? WE FEEL YOU. Luckily, our Buy the Bag Shop was made for the thriftiest shoppers. $25 bucks to stuff a bag full of new-to-you-finds? That’s a heck of a bargain.

    While Buy the Bag IS a crazy good deal, it is not your typical thrifting experience. You have to gear up and be prepared to dig (and dig). But like every good treasure hunt, your efforts will be rewarded. Don’t just take our word for it: We asked four affordable style experts with loads of experience navigating Buy the Bag for their top strategies. …

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    Posted on January 2, 2015 at 11:40 am

  • NYC EVENT ALERT: 1/8, 7pm / FREE- The Recollectors Launch Party

    NYC EVENT ALERT: 1/8, 7pm / FREE- The Recollectors Launch Party

    WHAT: The Recollectors Project Launch Party

    WHEN: Thursday, January 8, 2015, 7PM

    WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

    FREE & OPEN TO ALL

    RSVP on Facebook

    About The Event

    Join us on January 8, 2015, to celebrate the launch of The Recollectors with drinks, music, and Recollectors contributors. Reading and discussion with:

    • Kia (Benbow) Labeijia, AIDS activist and multi-disciplinary artist working in photography, illustration, dance, performance, and installation.
    • Mateo Rodriguez, TheBody.com writer and editors who was recently named one of the POZ 100.
    • Marco Roth, author of The Scientists: A Family Romance and co-founder of literary journal n+1.
    • Reed Vreeland, Housing …

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      Posted on December 31, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    • NYC EVENT ALERT: Advocacy Onstage on 1/12 with Original Play “Blood/Work”

      NYC EVENT ALERT: Advocacy Onstage on 1/12 with Original Play “Blood/Work”

      WHAT: Blood/Work: You Shoulda Told Me, an original, interactive forum play

      WHEN: Monday, January 12, 2015, 7PM

      WHERE: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

      Admission by donation.

      Reserve your tickets via Eventbrite.

      About The Event

      On Monday, January 12, 2015, please join the Housing Works 13 Theatre Troupe and Theatre of the Oppressed NYC (TONYC) for Blood/Work: You Shoulda Told Me, an original, interactive forum play created by The 13 Theater Troupe that examines the connections between education, employment, and access to information regarding an individual’s health. Reserve your tickets via Eventbrite.

      About The 13 Theatre Troupe

      Since 2011, a group of Housing Works clients from the West Village Health Center have …

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      Posted on December 30, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    • Here’s to 2015!

      Here’s to 2015!

      From all of us at Housing Works Thrift Shops, we wish you a very healthy and happy 2015. Although our Shops are closed today, we’ve got events throughout January to start your New Year with a stylish bang (for your buck).

      On Thursday, January 8, join contributing authors Jonathan Dee and Bill Cheng at our Park Slope Shop for a special reading from Tales of Two Cities, published by OR Books. Featuring stories about the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side-by-side with people who have a stupefyingly different income, this event is sure to spark discussion and debate.

      Winter is coming (fine, it’s here) and on Saturday, January 10, stock up on …

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      Posted on December 30, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    • The State of HIV in New York State: A Close-Up on the Mid-Hudson Region

      The State of HIV in New York State: A Close-Up on the Mid-Hudson Region

      In mid-October, the New York State Governor’s Office convened a multi-stakeholder Ending the Epidemic Task Force whose primary mandate is to create a comprehensive implementation strategy for a plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York by 2020. The Ending the Epidemic Task Force, co-chaired by Housing Works President & CEO Charles King, has met regularly during the past three months and also convened listening sessions across New York State during November to get community input. The Task Force will be submitting concrete recommendations to end the AIDS epidemic in a complete report to DOH & the Governor’s Office by late January 2015.

      Any effective plan to end AIDS as an epidemic in New York will …

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      Posted on December 23, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    • Jacqui Kilmer Named New CEO at Harlem United

      New York, NY—On December 17, the Board of Directors at Harlem United named longtime activist and non-profit executive Jacqui Kilmer as the agency’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective as of the new year. During the past four years at Harlem United, which was founded in 1988 to address the HIV epidemic, Kilmer has taken on a range of leadership roles, beginning as Director of Special Projects and serving most recently as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Her dedication to Harlem United goes well beyond the confines of the office, however: She completed the 2013 New York City Marathon and two NYC Half Marathons to raise funds and awareness for Harlem United and the fight to end AIDS.

      “I’m very excited to take …

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      Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    • Happy New Year: Trivia, Hey Ladies Live!, The Recollectors Project, and More at HWBC

      Happy new year from Housing Works Bookstore Cafe! Our resolutions: Take time to reflect at the launch of the Recollectors Project, digital community and storytelling forum dedicated to remembering parents lost to AIDS, with a night of storytelling and remembrance. Communicate and talk about what matters at Theatre of the Oppressed’s new interactive forum play. Make more time for friends and frenemies, with the Hey Ladies! gang and an encore reply-all email live show. Keep learning at an “arts, books, and culture” trivia night with Huffington Post, Electric Literature, and BOMB! And finally, to plan ahead; tickets are on sale now for the Ask Roulette Third Birthday Show.

      Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    • PHOTO ESSAY: NYC Activists Gather at Multi-Boro Die-Ins to Honor Eric Garner / #BlackLivesMatter

      PHOTO ESSAY: NYC Activists Gather at Multi-Boro Die-Ins to Honor Eric Garner / #BlackLivesMatter

      Brooklyn, NY—To mark the five-month anniversary of Eric Garner’s death at the hands of the New York Police Department, Housing Works community members took to the streets to demand police accountability and genuine reform, joining with numerous other New Yorkers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the location for one of a number of die-ins that were held citywide in honor of Garner and all those who have been killed unjustly by police. These “I Can’t Breathe Worldwide Die-In” events took place concurrently in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx at 6:00 pm on December 17, as part of 11 Days of Action organized by #ThisStopsToday and Communities United for Police Reform (CPR).

      Garner Die-In Brooklyn 12.17.14

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      Posted on December 18, 2014 at 6:49 pm

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