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J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge
NYU Team

Thursday, June 5, 2014
7:00 pm
Central Park, New York
Registration Required

Central Park

Join #TeamNYU

New York University will again participate in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge and invites you to join this community event. Put on your running/walking shoes and meet colleagues for an evening of fun and exercise. Whatever your speed, all NYU faculty and employees are encouraged to walk or run the 3.5-mile course in Central Park on June 5.

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation, in support of the Corporate Challenge, will make a donation to the Central Park Conservancy, which restores, manages, and preserves the world’s greatest park! The participation fee for the event is $50.00. Registration is open from March 11 to April 29 (or earlier if capacity is reached).

To register (required) for the combined NYU team of Washington Square and Brooklyn, click here and scroll down and select New York University Washington Square Campus; please register using your e-mail address. All registrants will receive an NYU team t-shirt for the race; please indicate desired t-shirt size upon registration or size availability cannot be guaranteed. Refreshments will be provided. Tweet your #TeamNYU experience and images to @NYUHR and @JPMorganCC on event night!

Independent School Kindergarten Fair

Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 4:30 pm - 6:15 pm, Panel: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Grace Church School, 86 Fourth Avenue

This fair provides an opportunity for families applying to kindergarten to learn about independent schools. Representatives from Parents League member schools will be available to speak informally with parents and provide information about the schools. Click to leanr more about Membership to Parents League.

NYU Langone Child Study Center Workshop Series

Thursdays at 6:30 pm
One Park Avenue, Seventh Floor

The Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center offers a variety of educational workshops. CSC hosts weekly workshops on various topics related to raising healthy kids, managing behavior, and emotional health and illness. The workshops are led by expert clinical faculty who provide insights, tips, and advice on working with children and adolescents. All workshops are free, open to the public, and are held Thursdays at 6:30 pm at One Park Avenue, seventh floor. Click here to register (required).

Eldercare Resources

Are you caring for an older adult family member? To access invaluable resources provided to the elderly population, including short- and long-term care, health issues and housing, click here.

Alzheimer’s Support Group

NYU offers a support group for caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Facilitated by an Alzheimer’s Association trained group leader, the group will provide a consistent and caring place to discuss the challenges of care giving, share feelings and concerns, and find emotional support. Group members may also exchange information and educate themselves about dementia. The group meets weekly on the Washington Square campus from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and is limited in size to help ensure full participation by all group members. If you have questions and/or are interested in becoming a member, please send an e-mail for consideration and prescreening.

Naughty Knitters

The Naughty Knitters is the Administrative Management Council's volunteer knitting and crocheting group. The Knitters meet twice each month to create scarves, hats, and baby blankets for Visiting Neighbors, Care for the Homeless, the USO, and other area charities. All yarn and tools for the projects are supplied. This ten-year-old collaborative program has been a great success, creating over 3,000 handmade items for charity and bringing together administrators from all over NYU to participate in this campus-wide effort. E-mail Jennie Tichenor if you wish to get involved.

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NYU Employee Discounts

As a valued member of the NYU community, you can take advantage of special discounts across a range of products and services. To access the list of cost saving discounts, which include mobile phones, car rentals, computers, entertainment and recreation events, and health and stress reduction services, visit Employee Discounts.


If you have any pressing life concerns, you can lean on Carebridge Life Resources. Carebridge provides NYU employees assistance with a variety of life issues, including health and wellness, financial and behavioral counseling, as well as child and elder care. These services also cover employee dependents, spouse, or domestic partner. Carebridge Life Resources is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact Carebridge at or 800-437-0911. Reference NYU access code FTN59.

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