6:00 PM18:00

NYC Small Business Roundtable with Councilmember Rivera

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.:
Council Member Carlina Rivera, the East Village Independent Merchants Association and East Village Community Coalition, and Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas are hosting a roundtable for local businesses. Join Commissioner Salas for a conversation about the City’s business laws, which cover:

  • Consumer Protection

  • ƒLicensing

  • ƒWeights and Measures

  • Workplace Protections

Space is limited! Participants must register using this link. Spanish translation is available by emailing

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East Village Tree Lighting Ceremony
4:00 PM16:00

East Village Tree Lighting Ceremony

Join EVIMA and friends for the 27th annual East Village Tree Lighting Ceremony! Enjoy cozy warm drinks while kicking off the holiday season with neighbors! 

The humble evergreen was planted in 1992 in the memory of Glenn Barnett and other neighbors who have died of AIDS. Glenn Barnett was an East Village local and a fierce advocate for the park's value to the community. Over the years, this event has turned into a beloved tradition. The evening will include carolers, refreshments, official tree lighting and raffle giveaways.

Assemble around the center grass of Tompkins Square Park at 4pm for all the festivities.
When the event concludes, join us for the after party at Lucky, 168 Avenue B! 

If you are interested in the marketing opportunity for local merchants, the DEADLINE for a listing in the program is Wednesday November 14. Here are details: 

  1.  Become an event sponsor: $100-$500 donation. Contact Jimmy Carbone (  to discuss your sponsorship level. Make checks payable to Tompkins Square Park Neighborhood Coalition. Checks can be dropped of at Exit9 Gift Emporium no later than 11/14.  

  1. Donate a Raffle Prize: We are looking to procure a number of raffle prizes. (No product. Gift Certificates only.)  Contributing merchant will get a listing in the program. Please contact for details or drop off your gift certificates at Exit9 by 11/14 to ensure you're listed in the program.  

  1. Food and Drinks donations:  Merchant gets a listing in the program. We are looking for holiday-inspired drinks and snacks (coffee, hot chocolate, hot cider, donuts, croissants, etc.). Food and beverage donors, please bring a folding table. Set up is at 3:30-4. Clean up is at 5-5:30. Contact Jimmy Carbone ( to coordinate food donations.

  1. Merchants promotion: If you are able to offer a Holiday promotion inside your own establishment, please let us know what the offer is so we can include you in our press release. Please send: Business Name, Business Address and Your Offer to by December 1st. 

    Thank you!! 
    Your pals, 

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Small Business Breakfast with EVIMA and Cooper Square Committee
9:00 AM09:00

Small Business Breakfast with EVIMA and Cooper Square Committee

Hosted by EVIMA & Cooper Square Committee

Join us for breakfast and learn about available services and resources useful to your business. 

As part of their work, Cooper Square Committee has joined with EVIMA to offer support and protection to independent small businesses 

  • Advocate for commercial tenants' rights
  • Connect small businesses to high-quality free legal services
  • Sponsor the annual Taste of East Village Festival
  • Innovate small business policy with a city wide coalition of partners


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Celebrando la Primavera - Mexican Folklore - Popup Celebration!
1:00 PM13:00

Celebrando la Primavera - Mexican Folklore - Popup Celebration!

Sigue en Español
La Sirena is having a Celebrate Spring event with folkloric Mexican dance, tamales, art making tables, Oaxacan embroidery, folk art art demonstrations, raffles music and more ! 
~ Come join us for this fiesta celebration ~
Saturday May 26 th 1- 6 pm, out front of La Sirena Mexican folk art.  
* This is a community event, If you would like to participate with music, folk art demonstration,dance, volunteer or other idea... please inbox me.
*La Sirena está celebrando con un evento de primavera, con baile folklórico mexicano, tamales, mesas para hacer arte, demostraciones de artesania, bordado oaxaqueño, música, rifas y más ~ Ven y disfrute esta fiesta con nosotros ~
Sábado 26 de mayo de 1-6 pm, en frente de
La Sirena artesanias Mexicanas
* Es un evento para la comunidad, Si gusten participar con música, demostración * taller de artesania, danza, voluntario o otro idea... mandame un inbox mensaje

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EVIMA Celebrates Lower East Side History Month
7:00 PM19:00

EVIMA Celebrates Lower East Side History Month


In recognition of Lower East Side History Month, Lucky proprietrix Abby Ehmann, aka Editrix Abby, has curated a book of photographs titled "Always Hopeful," from a quote by Dorothy Parker. The book contains shots of Manhattan over a 50-year span, in various stages of disrepair and distress, but "always hopeful."

Join Abby and EVIMA for a photo exhibit of work from the book. These prints and copies of the book will be for sale, with all proceeds to benefit The Greenwich Village Society for Historical Preservation. Huge thanks to the artists who graciously donated their work to the project!

This event also serves as the Spring Mixer for EVIMA.

List of contributing photographers:
Romy Ashby
Esther Bubley
Robert Cunningham
Karl Dittebrandt
John Fensten
Susan Fensten
Meredith Jacobson Marciano
Robert McCann
April Palmieri
Lori E. Seid
Barbara Sicuranza
Carole Teller
Toyo Tsuchiya
Edie Winograde

"London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it." — Dorothy Parker


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6:30 PM18:30

CB3 Meeting for Special District

 Wednesday, April 25: CB3 Economic Development Committee (rescheduled from March due to snow day) presentation on City Council report: Planning for Retail Diversity: Supporting NYC's Neighborhood Businesses and Cooper Square Committee information re the Commercial Lease Assistance Program providing free legal services. All merchants and residents welcome. 
6:30 at University Settlement at Houston Street Center - 273 Bowery

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Lucky Bar teams up with Larry Crone for Gays Against Guns. 
to Apr 14

Lucky Bar teams up with Larry Crone for Gays Against Guns. 

Lucky Bar and Larry will be donating 25% of all art sales from Beer Beer Beer Beer Beer to GAYS AGAINST GUNS, an inclusive direct action group of LGBTQ people and their allies committed to nonviolently breaking the gun industry's chain of death. 

And please come to my show at Lucky (168 Avenue B) opening tomorrow night and running thru April 12 - June 12

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