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December 2013 Community News and Announcements

A Wintry Mix of Greetings and Announcements

Seasons greetings from your neighbors at NYU!

This year we've been extremely grateful for your participation at events and happenings on campus, and we hope that the new year will bring many more opportunities to strengthen our community ties.

As you hunker down to weather the snow outside, take a look over these recent stories from NYU. Explore the stories below, or see an expanded selection in our NYU in NYC Community Newsletter.

A New Home for Visiting Neighbors

December 12, 2013

NYU is proud to welcome Visiting Neighbors to their new home in Washington Square Village. With guidance from Council Member Margaret Chin, the University has created new office space for the struggling organization to inhabit, helping them continue their mission of providing free health services for local seniors. The relocation will expand their capabilities and give them better access to the people who benefit most from their services. Learn more »

Visiting Neighbors

Support the NYU Combined Campaign

December 11, 2013

NYU faculty and staff support hundreds of local nonprofits every year with donations to our annual employee charitable giving drive, the NYU Combined Campaign. Our financial support helps these organizations continue to improve the lives of New Yorkers everywhere—and total more than $2,600,000 since the Campaign’s inception in 1982. Help keep the tradition strong. Learn about the Campaign and make your 2014 Combined Campaign contribution today. Read more »

Combined Campaign

The Annual NYU and 9th Police Precinct Holiday Toy Drive - Now with Discounts to Local Businesses!

December 2, 2013


Help brighten the holidays for local children by donating to the annual NYU and 9th Police Precinct Holiday Toy Drive!

Drop off a new, unwrapped, nonviolent toy or book for children ages 4 to 13 years at any of our neighborhood collection sites and receive a special discount on an accompanying purchase! The drop-off locations will accept donations through Thursday, December 12. Learn more »

Toy Drive

Holiday Happenings

December 6, 2013


Enjoy the holiday season this year with activities organized by the Washington Square Association: the Washington Square Park Tree Lighting, a Winter Choral Concert, and Christmas Eve Caroling in Washington Square Park. Learn more »


The 2013 NYU / 9th Precinct Holiday Toy Drive

December 16, 2013

NYU and the 9th Police Precinct distributed thousands of toys and books to local children at a party in the East Village. NYU provided hot chocolate, treats, entertainment, and roughly 500 toys, which we collected with the help of some neighborhood friends: the Doe Fund, Jebon Sushi, the Half Pint, Amity Hall, Eva’s Supplements, and the Greenwich Village Mail Center. Learn more »

Toy Drive

A Senior Prom for Senior Citizens

December 17, 2013

NYU hosted 100 seniors from the Henry Street Settlement Senior Services program and Visiting Neighbors for our annual “senior prom,” organized by students at the NYU Center for Activities, Leadership, and Service. The photo gallery is not to be missed: college students dancing with senior citizens in a handsome banquet hall, with smiles all around. See more »

Senior Prom

Uncloaking Poe

December 18, 2013

This month, a group of approximately 100 community members and students gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Edgar Allan Poe through original works of art, including music, painting, performance, and more. The night included a reception in the Poe Room. Check out the amazing video from NYU Stories, featuring interviews with the performers and with Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room. See more »


2013 Women's Economic Empowerment Summit

December 19, 2013

Billie Jean King was among a group of entrepreneurs, researchers, editors, and advocates whom Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gathered to discuss the changes women have experienced in recent decades–in King's case, since her boundary-breaking tennis match against Bobby Riggs in 1973–and how to address the pay gaps, imbalanced opportunities, and other inequalities that remain unchanged. See more »

Women's Economic Summit

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Children's Halloween Parade

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