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  • Join us at Cylar House for the Community Health Fair and Block Party

    Join us at Cylar House for the Community Health Fair and Block Party

    Come one, come all! We’re hosting a Community Health Fair and Block Party!

    DATE: Saturday, July 30
    TIME: 11 am – 4 pm
    LOCATION: E. 9th St. between Avenues C & D (F to 2nd Avenue; 6 to Astor Place. BUS: M14D to Avenue C or D)

    DETAILS: Free food and drinks • DJ • Raffle • Dance-Off contest at 3PM with trophies and cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners (NOTE: Dancers must RSVP in advance in order to compete; see RSVP info below) • Activities for kids and adults: Zumba, face painting, games, arts and crafts • Free health screenings and testing by Housing Works Community Healthcare staff • Valuable community …

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    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 4:10 pm

  • Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Report back from IAC: Guest Blog by Paris Milane

    Housing Works sent a delegation to the International AIDS conference, which is happening this week in Durban, South Africa. The following is a reflection by Housing Works community member and conference participant, Paris Milane.

    When one hopes for a better life, all possibilities available seem tempting. Many who find themselves oppressed by social stigmas against the LGBT community and HIV seek refuge in more tolerant countries. This is not only understandable, but sometimes needed to escape the threats of violence, physical abuse, and even death.

    During a break session entitled “Intersection on sexuality, human rights, migration, and race with the LGBT community,” speakers resounded the struggle that members of the LGBT community who are also HIV positive …

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    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm

  • Summer Readings: Hannah Pittard, Nicole Dennis-Benn & More!

    Summer Readings: Hannah Pittard, Nicole Dennis-Benn & More!

    We’re celebrating some dazzling new summer books in the coming weeks! Tonight, join us for a panel conversation for Hannah Pittard‘s new novel Listen to Me, with Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kathleen Donohoe, and Liz Moore, moderated by Buzzfeed’s Arianna Rebolini. And on Wednesday, July 27, authors Nicole Dennis-Benn and Tiphanie Yanique are sitting down to talk about Dennis-Benn’s phenomenal debut novel, Here Comes the Sun.

    Plus, we’ve got a buzzing list of cool events coming up in August, including our fifth annual queer pride reading, Shameless, on Monday, August 8, another fun round of Loose: A Comedy Show on Thursday, August 11, and the launch of Tim Murphy‘s Christodora on Wednesday, August 17.

    Posted on July 18, 2016 at 1:09 pm

  • Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works on PBS NewsHour

    Housing Works was featured on PBS NewsHour this week, the third of a six-part series on the end of AIDS. The segment focused on New York and featured Housing Works, Charles King, and Housing Works’ Cylar House Community Health Center. Check it out!

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      Posted on July 15, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    • NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

      NYC Black Lives Matter Demonstration

      New York, NY—Housing Works is grateful to all the people from our community—Housing Works staff, clients, volunteers, supporters, and allies—who came out to march with us at the July 7 Black Lives Matter demonstration.

      The evening rally and march were peaceful and non-violent, but very disruptive, as we marched from the rally location in Union Square, into traffic up Fifth Avenue, through Herald Square and across 34th Street and eventually ending in Times Square. We stopped traffic all along the way, and once we reached and overtook Times Square, we were successful in staging a huge sit-in before NYPD swooped in and began making arrests.

      Photos from the demonstration can be found online here or you can check out the slideshow …

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      Posted on July 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    • CEO Charles King Reflects on Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings

      CEO Charles King Reflects on Alton Sterling & Philando Castile Shootings

      A Statement & Call-to-Action by Housing Works CEO Charles King on the Shootings of Alton Sterling & Philado Castile

      On more than one occasion, my partner and Housing Works co-founder Keith Cylar told me that the biggest threat to his existence was not asthma, which almost killed him as an infant and several more times throughout his life, nor drugs, to which he was addicted for most of his adulthood, nor AIDS, which he lived with for over 20 years, nor homophobia, which he confronted almost every day from the time he came out as a teenager. The biggest threat to his existence, he said, was being a Black man living in America. I could not shake those words last night and again …

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      Posted on July 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    • Our First Upcycling Workshop | Weekend Events

      Our First Upcycling Workshop | Weekend Events

      Good morning, thrifty friends! We have some good news and great news to start your morning with!

      The Good News:
      We have awesome events happening in the shops this weekend! On Saturday, July 9th take a tour around the world, or just to your local spot (Chelsea, Columbus, SoHo, Upper East or West Village) and shop gadgets, gifts, art and decor from around the globe. If you’ve finally realized that black is not ideal for sunny, 90 degree days pop by Yorkville for an “All White Party”! Finally, Gramercy is bringing out the vinyl for their Media Meltdown event.

      The Great News:
      We’re so excited to announce our very first …

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      Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:45 am

    • Housing Works at NYC LGBT Pride March: Radical Inclusion!

      Housing Works at NYC LGBT Pride March: Radical Inclusion!

      New York, NY—The Housing Works community had an amazing day participating in the Heritage of Pride LGBT March on Sunday, June 26. Together, a huge contingent of our staff, clients, volunteers, and friends and family marched and danced together down Fifth Avenue, alongside a fabulous double-decker bus that displayed our Housing Works banner proclaiming “RADICAL INCLUSION,” for accepting people as they are and for standing for love and kindness that heals.

      That message seemed especially relevant this past weekend, with the June 12 shooting in Orlando weighing so heavily on our minds. We marched in tribute to the 49 individuals who were murdered in Orlando and in anger at how they died. We marched in solidarity and with pride in who we …

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      Posted on June 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

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