Community Events

Community Events

MOSPCE creates events that bring together some of our city's most notable public figures, faith leaders, activists, artists, and many other talented individuals. These events set the stage for and support our continuous effort to generate dialogues, address issues, celebrate diversity, and form new bridges between local government and those whom we serve.

Here are some examples of our major community events:

Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018

Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018

December 8, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are excited to open their doors in the spirit of the season at their fourth Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House! New York City residents are invited to visit Gracie Mansion for a self-guided walk through where they can learn the history, view the art and see the Mansion decorated for the holidays.

Learn more about Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018

girl designing pumpkin at Gracie Mansion Halloween

Gracie Mansion Halloween

October 26-28, 2018
Since its inception in 2014, Gracie Halloween has opened its doors to thousands of children from all 5 boroughs. Special attention is also given to making the event available and accessible to children in the homeless shelters and foster care system as well as children identified by the Department of Education.

Learn more about Gracie Mansion Halloween

First Responders for Hurricane Maria Reception

First Responders for Hurricane Maria Reception

September 20, 2018
On the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the Mayor and First Lady recognized New York City’s First Responders who were deployed to Puerto Rico.

Learn more about the First Responders for Hurricane Maria Reception

Harlem Week Reception 2018

Harlem Week Reception 2018

July 18, 2018
The Harlem community came together to celebrate Harlem Week at Gracie Mansion with Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about the Harlem Week Reception 2018

LGBTQ Pride Month Reception 2018

LGBTQ Pride Month Reception 2018

June 21, 2018
In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, the Mayor and First Lady hosted a reception at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about the LGBTQ Pride Month Reception 2018

Learn more about the Mayor’s 2018 Ramadan Iftar

Ramadan Iftar 2018

May 29, 2018
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomed New York City’s Muslim community to their home at Gracie Mansion for a special Ramadan Iftar to end their fast together.

Learn more about the Ramadan Iftar 2018

Community Events: No More Silence: What’s Next in the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements

No More Silence: What’s Next in the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements

April 25, 2018
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a panel discussion on ending sexual assault in the work place and the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Learn more about the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements

Women's History Month

Women's History Month: Annual Mentoring & Civic Leadership Reception

March 8, 2018
Women leaders from the NYC community were invited to bring a female mentee to Gracie Mansion for an opportunity to network with other women leaders (and future leaders) in the community.

Learn more about the Women's History Month: Annual Mentoring & Civic Leadership Reception

Interfaith Breakfast

Interfaith Breakfast

January 11, 2018
The annual Interfaith Breakfast brought together faith leaders from across New York City and aimed at helping our city's most underserved residents.

Learn more about the Interfaith Breakfast

Children show off their crafts from the Holiday Party

Children's Holiday Party

December 16, 2017
First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomes some of New York's neediest children to Gracie Mansion to learn about a variety of holiday traditions and make fun seasonal-inspired crafts.

Learn more about the Children's Holiday Party

First Lady Chirlane McCray speaking to room of women at the Women Leaders in NYC Admin Reception

Women Leaders in NYC Administration Reception

March 13, 2016
Women in leadership roles in the current NYC Administration were invited to come to a networking event intended to foster cross-collaboration among agencies and build bonds between women in government.

Read the Mentoring & Networking Reception transcript


Mayor Bill de Blasio speaking to male visitor at Gracie Mansion open house

Gracie Mansion Conservancy Open House

March 5, 2017
In Celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Gracie Mansion serving as New York City's Mayoral Residence, the Gracie Mansion Conservancy announced a new exhibit, New York 1942.