Past Events

Below are events DCA recently attended.


August 7, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tenants + Homeowners Resource Fair
Hosted by NYC Department of Finance and NYS Senator Rivera
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10458

August 7, 10:30 a.m.

Proposed Amendments to the Penalty Schedule for the Sales of Petroleum Products
DCA is proposing amendments to the penalty schedule for the sales of petroleum products located in Section 6-42 of Chapter 6 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York (“Rules”) and the penalty schedule for weights and measures located in Section 6-38 of the Rules.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

August 5, 10:00 a.m.

Amendment of Sidewalk Cafe Rules
To help support public understanding of DCA’s licensing and regulation of sidewalk cafés and compliance by businesses, DCA is proposing updates to the “Sidewalk Cafés” rules, which can be found in Subchapter F of Chapter 2 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

July 30, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Freelance Isn't Free: Know Your Rights as a Freelancer
Learn about the Freelance Isn't Free law and how it protects NYC freelancers from nonpayment.
NYC Freelancers Hub
30 John Street, Classroom 3
Brooklyn, NY 11201
To RSVP to the event, visit freelancershub.nymediacenter.com/member/event/title/know-your-rights-freelance

July 18, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Roundtable
Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel, the Pitkin Avenue Business Improvement District, 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, workplace protections, licensing, weights and measures, and more!
The Greg Jackson Center
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Register at july18-smallbizroundtable.eventbrite.com

July 18, 10:00 a.m.

Amendment of License Enforcement Rules
DCA is proposing rules to amend Chapter 1 of Title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York to improve the Department’s ability to carry out its mission designated in the New York City Charter. The proposed rule changes include a mix of deregulation, additional and stricter enforcement, and clarifications.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules.

July 14, 10:00 a.m.

2019 Disability Pride Parade and Union Square Park Festival
This year the NYC Disability Pride Parade lines up at Madison Square Park and marches down Broadway ending in Union Square Park.
For full map and infomration booths at Union Square, visit Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities website.

July 8, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Breakfast Seminar for Interfaith Leaders: Worker Protections in NYC
The Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), the Interfaith Center of New York, and the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) are hosting a breakfast with interfaith organizations to discuss the work of DCWP, which fights for every worker in NYC.
FPWA
40 Broad Street, 5th Floor, Conference Room 1
New York, NY 10004
View event flyer
Email community@dca.nyc.gov to RSVP or to request a listening device, language interpretation, or another accommodation.

June 27, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Staten Island Gender Equity Summit
Hosted by NYC Commission on Gender Equity
Petrides Community High School
715 Ocean Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
RSVP at bit.ly/genderequitysummits

June 26, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Worker Protection Presentation at LGBT Network
Queens LGBT Center (Q Center)
37-18 Northern Blvd, Suite 107
Long Island City, NY 11101

June 25, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Bronx Gender Equity Summit
Hosted by NYC Commission on Gender Equity
International High School
345 Brook Ave
Bronx, NY 10454
RSVP at bit.ly/genderequitysummits

June 22, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

LGBTQ+ WERK: Workforce, Education, and Resource Klub
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

June 19, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Freelance Isn't Free: Know Your Rights as a Freelancer
Freelancers Hub
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Register at freelancershub.nymediacenter.com

June 18, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Queens Gender Equity Summit
Hosted by NYC Commission on Gender Equity
Queens Borough Hall
120-55 Queens Blvd.
Kew Gardens, NY 11424
RSVP at bit.ly/genderequitysummits

June 17, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Gender Equity Summit
Hosted by NYC Commission on Gender Equity
BRIC
647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
RSVP at bit.ly/genderequitysummits

June 8, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
Margert Community Corporation
325 Beach 37th Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in Queens
RSVP at june-8clinic.eventbrite.com

June 6, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Manhattan Gender Equity Summit
Hosted by NYC Commission on Gender Equity
NYC Department of Records
31 Chambers St.
New York, NY 10007
RSVP at bit.ly/genderequitysummits

June 6, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Pop-up Tax Site for Self-employed Filers
At this free pop-up tax site run by Community Tax Aid, a volunteer preparer with experience preparing taxes for self-employed filers and freelance workers will help you complete your quarterly estimated tax form. To qualify for this free service, your 2019 gross income must be $55,000 or less if you will file married filing jointly or have children OR $25,000 or less if you will file as single and do not have children.
Department of Consumer Affairs
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View event flyer for details including what you need to file.
Register at bit.ly/2LT5aPx

June 3, 10:00 a.m.

Amendment of Rules Governing Auctioneers and Auction Houses
DCA is proposing to add new rules relating to auctioneers and auction houses to subchapter M of chapter 2 of title 6 of the Rules of the City of New York.
42 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10004
View notice, statement and purpose of proposed rule at nyc.gov/nycrules

June 1, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
Gregory Jackson Center for Brownsville
519 Rockaway Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in Brooklyn
RSVP at june-1clinic.eventbrite.com

May 30, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Building Bridges: A Convening for NYC Immigrant Workers
Renaissance Charter School
35-59 81st Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Free refreshments and giveaways! Walk-ins are welcome.
For more information, view event flyer

May 30, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Pop-up Tax Site for Self-employed Filers
At this free pop-up tax site run by Community Tax Aid, a volunteer preparer with experience preparing taxes for self-employed filers and freelance workers will help you complete your quarterly estimated tax form. To qualify for this free service, your 2019 gross income must be $55,000 or less if you will file married filing jointly or have children OR $25,000 or less if you will file as single and do not have children.
Small Business Services
110 William Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10038
View event flyer for details including what you need to file.
Register at bit.ly/2EhkrTZ

May 29, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
BRIC
647 Fulton Street
(Artist Studio)
Brooklyn, NY 11217
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in Brooklyn
RSVP at may-29clinic.eventbrite.com

May 23, 6:30 p.m.

Free Film Screening and Community Conversation on Workers' Rights
Jewish Center of Jackson Heights
37-06 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Get more information at bit.ly/rolandosrights

May 21, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
Office of the Bronx Borough President
851 Grand Concourse
Room 819
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in the Bronx
RSVP at may-21clinic.eventbrite.com

May 18 and May 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (latest)

Shred Fest: Protect Your Identity
Shred your personal papers for FREE!
For locations and information, visit nyc.gov/shredfest

May 16, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library Resource Fair
665 New Lots Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

May 15, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

DCA 101: Free Workshop for Home Improvement Contractors
Brooklyn Public Library
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238
View event flyer
*UPDATE: Event is at capacity. Please note that only registered attendees will be admitted.

May 15, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
WHEDco
50 East 168th Street
(ground floor entrance)
Bronx, NY 10452
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in the Bronx
RSVP at may-15clinic.eventbrite.com

May 15, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Freelance Isn't Free Day
Freelancers Hub
30 John Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
RSVP at bitly.com/FIFDay19

May 11, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Student Loan Debt Clinic
Get FREE confidential one-on-one financial counseling with a professional financial counselor and FREE consultation with a legal aid attorney. Financial counseling sessions are 45 minutes.
Queens Public Library—Central Library
89-11 Merrick Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
View event flyer for student loan debt clinics in Queens
RSVP at may-11clinic.eventbrite.com

May 4, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

DCA will table at the Little Rock Baptist Church Health Fair
375 Bristol Street
Brooklyn, NY

May 4, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Agency Overview at Friends of Laurelton Library
134-26 225th Street
Laurelton, NY 11413

May 3, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

DCA will table at a Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Metropolitan Hospital
2nd Avenue between 97th and 99th streets

May 3, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Agency Overview Presentation with Laguardia Community College
29-10 Thomson Avenue, C-239L
Long Island City 11101

May 2, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Financial Empowerment Presentation with the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Worker Project
40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
NY, NY 10006

May 2, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

DCA will conduct outreach to Day Laborers at Jamaica Legal Hand
14913 Jamaica Ave
Jamaica, NY 11435

May 2, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

DCA will table at DOMH’s Food Safety Workshop
David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, Mezzanine
New York, NY 10007

May 1, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Agency Overview at Roosevelt Houses at Hunter President's Conference Room
1700 East Building
SE corner of 68th & Lex