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  • Click, Click, Save! (Best of Fall Goes Online September 17)

    Click, Click, Save! (Best of Fall Goes Online September 17)

    We hope you’ve already experienced the wonder that is Best of Fall, if not, you’ve got eight more opportunities to get your hands on hand-picked discounted designer and vintage fashion, art, furniture and collectibles — including 5 PM tonight at our Gramercy Shop. Schedule jam packed? That’s fine too, somehow we can always find time for a little online shopping, and so can you when Best of Fall heads online next Wednesday, September 17. Our in-house experts curated an incredible collection with finds from Alexis Bittar to Alexander McQueen.

    Speaking of the internet, did you know you could win a $1500 designer furniture shopping spree from our charity partners at Viyet.com? Well it’s true, but you’ve only got …

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    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 9:50 am

  • Back to Books at HWBC: Lev Grossman, Roxane Gay, Ask Roulette, Comedy, Poetry, Midwest Lit, and More

    Back to Books at HWBC: Lev Grossman, Roxane Gay, Ask Roulette, Comedy, Poetry, Midwest Lit, and More

    It finally feels like fall and we’re so ready with sales and great events here at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. First, a special surprise: because we were unexpectedly closed most of last Saturday, we are having a make-up day for the sale weekend this Saturday. Hurray! Save 30% off our already discounted prices! For a good cause! Plus, this week we feature sea-themed poetry, and next week the kid’s book sale kicks off, Comedy Notebook returns, we celebrate the literature of the MidWest, and the horror of emails. Then, a conversation on the magical and fantastical, a celebration of one of our favorite imprints, and Ask Roulette is back. Get out your planner, we have a lot of homework.

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm

  • FINAL NYC EVENT ALERT, 9/12-9/14: Join Us for the Housing Works Annual Art Exhibit & Fundraiser

    FINAL NYC EVENT ALERT, 9/12-9/14: Join Us for the Housing Works Annual Art Exhibit & Fundraiser

    FINAL EVENT ALERT: Housing Works’ Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser: What’s Underneath

    WHAT: Housing Works’ Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser: What’s Underneath

    WHEN: September 12–14, 2014, Gallery Hours: 12–6pm

    OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 12, 2014, 6–8pm

    WHERE:
    Prince St. Projects Space
    127b Prince Street
    (Prince & Wooster)
    New York, NY 10012
    212.431.2609
    LeslieLohman.org

    From September 12 through September 14, Housing Works artists will be sharing share their vivid creations with the wider general public once again at Housing Works’ Annual Art Exhibit and Fundraiser: What’s Underneath, an exhibition and sale of original artwork by clients and local artists who support our mission. As in the past, the exhibition will be …

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    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

  • FINAL BOSTON/NYC EVENT ALERT: BRAKING AIDS® Ride, Advocacy on 2 Wheels, 9/12–9/14

    FINAL BOSTON/NYC EVENT ALERT: BRAKING AIDS® Ride, Advocacy on 2 Wheels, 9/12–9/14

    EVENT ALERT: Join the BRAKING AIDS® Ride Victory Party, Housing Works’ Cylar House, NYC

    WHAT: BRAKING AIDS® Ride Closing Ceremony & Victory Party

    WHEN: Sunday, September 14, 5:00pm

    WHERE: Keith D. Cylar Community Health Center, 743-749 E. 9th Street, between Avenues C and D

    On Friday, September 12, over 100 physical activists will be participating in BRAKING AIDS® Ride 2014, an annual three-day bike-ride fundraising event benefiting Housing Works. Along with a 60-person road crew and thousands of virtual and “real life” supporters, these cyclists will come together for a civil rights march on two wheels, raising vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing a 285 miles, three-day …

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    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

  • FINAL APPLICATION REMINDER: International Bridges to Justice 2014 JusticeMakers Fellowship, DUE 9/15

    FINAL APPLICATION REMINDER: International Bridges to Justice 2014 JusticeMakers Fellowship, DUE 9/15

    Fellowships for Those Safeguarding Legal Rights of Those Living With HIV/AIDS

    WHAT: 2014 JusticeMakers Competition

    AWARD: $5,000 fellowships

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 15, 2014

    International Bridges to Justice (IBJ), a non-profit NGO founded in 2000, is dedicated to guaranteeing citizens in developing countries competent legal representation and ensuring the just implementation of criminal laws. IBJ is now accepting applications for its 2014 JusticeMakers Competition. JusticeMakers focuses on the advancement of legal reform to end the use of torture as an investigative tool and pre-trial detention.

    The JusticeMakers competition awards fellowships that include a grant of $5,000 and a support network to enable winning applicants to carry out their proposed project.Projects are geared to offers support to …

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    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 8:42 am

  • BOSTON-NYC EVENT ALERT: BRAKING AIDS® Ride, an Advocacy Event on Two Wheels, 9/12–9/14

    BOSTON-NYC EVENT ALERT: BRAKING AIDS® Ride, an Advocacy Event on Two Wheels, 9/12–9/14

    BRAKING AIDS® Ride To Take New England By Storm Beginning on September 12

    On Friday, September 12, over 100 physical activists will be participating in BRAKING AIDS® Ride 2014, an annual bike-ride fundraising event benefiting Housing Works. Along with a 60-person road crew and thousands of virtual and “real life” supporters, these cyclists will come together for a civil rights march on two wheels, raising vital funds and awareness for HIV/AIDS and homelessness by completing a 285 miles, three-day journey from Boston to New York City.

    During just the past two years BRAKING AIDS® Ride has raised over half a million dollars for Housing Works, and the support for the cause and this transformative event continues to flourish.

    “Every …

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    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 8:36 am

  • NYC EVENT ALERT: Artist Luis Herrera Re-Fashions Trash into Art for HW Annual Art Exhibit

    NYC EVENT ALERT: Artist Luis Herrera Re-Fashions Trash into Art for HW Annual Art Exhibit

    COMMUNITY STORY & EVENT ALERT—Luis Herrera Does Creative Costuming for Housing Works’ Annual Art Exhibit

    Housing Works client and artist Luis Herrera is no stranger to getting creative. The 60-year-old self-described “friend [originally] from another country” has been an active member of the Housing Works’ art therapy program for over a decade. Herrera came to be part of Housing Works after he became ill back in 2000, at the recommendation of a friend who was part of the organization and recommended the programs to him. He joined our healing community for the support groups and has been particularly appreciative of the multiculturalism and diversity, with Housing Works clients arriving from all over the world to come together and support each other.

    On …

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    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

  • THROWBACK THURSDAY INFOGRAPHICS: Much Cause for Optimism, But Some Old Myths about HIV Persist

    THROWBACK THURSDAY INFOGRAPHICS: Much Cause for Optimism, But Some Old Myths about HIV Persist

    As HIV Science & Education Improve, So Do Overall Perceptions about HIV

    We have come a long way in the science of HIV since Lawrence Altman’s 1981 New York Times article about what would come to be understood as HIV/AIDS, “Rare Cancer Seen in 41 Homosexuals.” What was once largely regarded as a virtual death sentence with no viable, long-term treatment is now a manageable chronic disease when diagnosed early.

    We now know that early, effective anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment can keep HIV-positive persons “undetectable” (i.e., virally suppressed, with fewer than 50 copies/ml of HIV detected in the blood) and healthy. And we also know today that reaching and maintaining undetectable status through effective ARV treatment …

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    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 11:59 am

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