Nov
12
6:00 PM18:00

Food Drive Kick Off

Join us for the Thanksgiving Food Drive Kick Off! Our annual food drive supports local food shelters and is a huge success each year thanks to volunteer support from neighbors like you. There are two immediate ways to support the food drive:

1) Come to the kick off meeting! We are especially looking for volunteers to come to the kick off meeting who have a car and are willing to drop boxes off in Manhattan and Queens locations. We will distribute the boxes, posters and a list of 6-8 buildings to each “drop off” volunteer at the kick off.

2) Donate HERE to help us purchase nonperishable food items and supplies! Even a $5 donation goes a long way.

Questions? Contact us for more info!

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Monthly Community Forum: RiseBoro + General Member Meeting
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Community Forum: RiseBoro + General Member Meeting

Given our neighborhood’s impending development in the Sunnyside Yards and Anable Basin, the HPCA is excited to welcome guest speaker Deeba Zivari, a real estate project manager from Riseboro Community Partnership. Riseboro is a nonprofit that develops neighborhood assets (such as affordable housing) to create the foundation for a more vibrant and diverse community. Deeba will share insights about Riseboro’s unique approach to making housing not only affordable, but impactful with integrated services, and answer questions about the financing, development and management of Riseboro’s affordable housing projects across New York City. 

The second portion of the meeting will be a general member meeting, in which officers and members share the accomplishments and statuses of projects the HPCA has undertaken this year, and plan for next year. We highly encourage members to attend so that we can work together on establishing next year’s priorities.

As a reminder, the HPCA relies on membership dues and community donations to bring programming to our neighborhood and continue to provide a forum for our community to gather to advocate for responsible development and advance the quality of life in Hunters Point. You can donate directly online or pay your annual dues here.

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Part 2: Responsible Development, Together...Creating a Community-Centered RFP
Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

Part 2: Responsible Development, Together...Creating a Community-Centered RFP

This special meeting is part two of a two-part meeting to work together to develop a community-centered vision for the responsible development of the 22 acres proposed for development around Anable Basin.

In this meeting, small groups will work to ideate and develop recommendations in the areas including education, environment, affordable housing, economy, transportation and recreation as they relate to the proposed site’s development and the greater needs and want of the communities surrounding the area.

The collective vision of community groups and residents will be presented to the Economic Development Corporation (NYC) and form the "Community's RFP" (Request for Proposal) to be distributed to stakeholders and developers who intend to develop the land and/or bid on the project.

This approach centers the community’s values in the bidding process and allows us to proactively influence the developer’s bids.

In the first session (April 9), Thomas Devaney, Senior Director of Land Use & Planning (The Municipal Art Society of New York), will present to us on urban land development, the concerns of segmentation of Anable Basin land parcels and the approval processes for developing this land. The 125-year-old The Municipal Arts Society is the premier non-profit citizens' group that works for smart urban design, city planning & landmark preservation.

This second session (April 16) will be an active workshop, in which groups will work to develop ideas that will ultimately reflect the community’s values and needs in areas such as environment, education, affordable housing, economy and recreation.

Special Guest Organization:

Special guest organization for this month’s forum is Court Watch NYC, an organization that builds the power of ordinary New Yorkers to demand an end to mass incarceration. Court Watch is expanding into Queens in February and will share information about their organization and ways Hunters Point residents can become involved in their mission.

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Monthly Community Forum | Part 1: Responsible Development, Together...Creating a Community-Centered RFP
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly Community Forum | Part 1: Responsible Development, Together...Creating a Community-Centered RFP

Join us at the Irish Center for the HPCA’s monthly forum, where community members, elected officials and local service organizations connect to advocate for and discuss community issues.

This month’s meeting agenda is part one of a two-part meeting to work together to develop a community-centered vision for the responsible development of the 22 acres proposed for development around Anable Basin.

The collective vision of community groups and residents will be presented to the Economic Development Corporation (NYC) and form the "Community's RFP" (Request for Proposal) to be distributed to stakeholders and developers who intend to develop the land and/or bid on the project.

This approach centers the community’s values in the bidding process and allows us to proactively influence the developer’s bids.

In the first session (April 9), Thomas Devaney, Senior Director of Land Use & Planning at The Municipal Art Society of New York will present on urban land development, including the City’s Environmental Quality Review process (CEQR), and its past and present implications for Long Island City. Since 1893, the Municipal Art Society has been one of the city’s premier not-for-profit organizations advocating for smart urban design, city planning, and historic preservation.

The second session (April 16) will be an active workshop, in which groups will work to develop ideas that will ultimately reflect the community’s values and needs in areas such as environment, education, affordable housing, economy and recreation.

Special Guest Organization:

Special guest organization for this month’s forum is Court Watch NYC, an organization that builds the power of ordinary New Yorkers to demand an end to mass incarceration. Court Watch is expanding into Queens in February and will share information about their organization and ways Hunters Point residents can become involved in their mission.

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Monthly Community Forum: Meet the Public Advocates
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Community Forum: Meet the Public Advocates

Join us for our monthly community meeting, featuring an opportunity to hear from candidates running for NYC’s Public Advocate in the upcoming special election on February 26.

RSVP and submit your question ahead of the event here:
https://tinyurl.com/WesternQueensPA


This meeting will have remote access for those who cannot make it in person. Access info will be provided upon RSVPing at the link above.

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Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Monthly Community Forum: Amazon HQ2 & Hour Children

Join the Hunters Point Civic Association at the Irish Center on Wednesday, January 16 to learn about and discuss Amazon’s HQ2 Deal and a special presentation for Hour Children.

This meeting will feature a presentation on the Amazon HQ2 Deal from Eleni Bourinaris, Queens Borough Director of the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

As this will have a major impact on the future of our neighborhood, we encourage all to attend and ask questions; and recommend arriving early to ensure a seat.


We will also have a presentation from Kellie Phelan, Program Coordinator for Hour Children on how we can get involved to help. Hour Children (www.hourchildren.org) helps incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and their children successfully rejoin the community, reunify with their families, and build healthy, independent, and secure lives

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Loading & Delivery Day (Food Drive)
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Loading & Delivery Day (Food Drive)

Join us! Donations from our Annual Food Donation Drive are loaded into box trucks from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Then, we deliver all the collected, boxed donations to food pantries from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

This is the first Saturday in December. At St. Mary's church on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Sorting Party
Nov
30
3:00 PM15:00

Food Drive Sorting Party

One of the best times volunteering you'll have! Join us at the "Sorting Party" 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Mary's church on Vernon Blvd in Long Island City. Help us sort all the received food donations from the food drive, and re-box them to get them ready for distribution.

This is the Last Thursday of the Month.

Food for children and adults has been purchased from Woodbines for the event.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Official Collection Days!
Nov
27
to Nov 28

Food Drive Official Collection Days!

Now that the boxes are full of donated food, it's time for the Official Collection day of food donations from participating locations.

This is the Mon and Tuesday AFTER Thanksgiving.

Drivers AND Passengers are needed to volunteer on the Food Drive Official Collection Day. Must be able bodied. Vans are rented as needed and collection is done at the convenience of volunteers.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Early Collection Day
Nov
21
8:00 AM08:00

Food Drive Early Collection Day

Join us for the "Early Collection" of food donation boxes from participating locations.

Drivers AND passengers needed. Must be able bodied. Vans are rented as needed. collection done at convenience of volunteers.

This is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Food Drive Collection Box Delivery
Nov
6
to Nov 11

Food Drive Collection Box Delivery

Calling all volunteers interested in helping us distribute donation boxes, posters & flyers to help promote & support the Annual Food Drive. 

Drivers are needed to deliver supplies to participating locations in Manhattan and Queens.

If interested in volunteering, please

To find out more about the food drive, click here.

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Annual Food Drive
Nov
1
to Dec 2

Annual Food Drive

  • Long Island City, NY, 11101 United States (map)
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We need your support.

Every year our city's food pantries are overwhelmed with supplying food to the homeless and those in need. Many of these pantries operate without government funding and rely on the generosity of others to support their communities. In response to this need, the Hunters Point Civic association and your local Lions Club, have organized a yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive which collects thousands of pounds of food through the support of donations from residents in buildings throughout Manhattan and Long Island City. Last year, the drive collected over 5,000 pounds of food for local pantries.

PDF Downloads:

Needed Items

Drop Off Locations

If interested in volunteering for this event visit our Food Drive page and let us know what you can do and when you are available.

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Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

HPCA Meeting

Note: Location change from Irish Center to Citylights Building

Please join us for a special community meeting. Our agenda will include:

  • Briefing: Development Proposal on 44th Drive with Special Guest Eleni Bourinaris (Queens Borough Director, Government and Community Relations, New York City Economic Development Corporation). There is a proposal to lease for commercial development public land on 44th Drive where the Department of Education Building, Waters Edge restaurant and wetlands known as "Lake Vernon" are.  There is a petition signed by many in the neighborhood to preserve this land for public use.
  • Discussion: Infrastructure Project: Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) with special guest Organizing Director of Friends of the BQX. The Mayor is proposing a huge light rail project to run through our neighborhood on either 5th Street, Vernon Blvd or 11th Street.  This will entail substantial construction and will tax the businesses along the route. 
  • Introducing! DSNY Organics Collection Program. Our area has been chosen for the new Organics Collection program. A representative of the Sanitation Department will explain this program to us and take questions. 
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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Community Briefing: Proposed Sunnyside Yards Development

  • Citylights Building, 3rd Floor Activity Room (map)
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There is a proposal to develop the Sunnyside Yards, one of the largest undeveloped pieces of land in NYC (roughly 170 acres) and its development would have a huge impact on our neighborhood, infrastructure and resources. 

Eleni Bourinaris, Queens Borough Director, Government and Community Relations New York City Economic Development Corporation will be joining us for a special briefing to discuss their findings on the feasibility study for developing the Sunnyside Yards.

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