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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:

The Mayor on stage with the audience facing him.

Interfaith Luncheon

June 30, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray gathered NYC faith leaders for an interfaith luncheon to discuss the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, how best to provide mental health resources to young people and the ways in which the city is taking action to combat violence amongst youth.

Learn more about the Interfaith Luncheon


Sean Coleman, Executive Director of Destination Tomorrow, on stage with a proclamation and Mayor Bill de Blasio smiling at him and clapping

LGBTQ Pride Month Event

June 29, 2021
Mayor Bill de Blasio honored Destination Tomorrow, the Bronx LGBTQ Center, in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month.

Learn more about the LGBTQ Pride Month Event

Images of New Yorkers who have passed away due to COVID-19 projected onto the Brooklyn Bridge

COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

March 14, 2021
On March 14, the one-year anniversary of New York City's first pandemic-related death, Mayor Bill de Blasio honored New Yorkers who have passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic and commended the tireless efforts of essential workers.

Learn more about the COVID-19 Day of Remembrance

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray smiling at the camera

Interfaith Dialogue on the COVID-19 Vaccine

January 26, 2021
Held virtually this year, the Mayor and Frist Lady's annual Interfaith gathering was dedicated to a dialogue on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Learn more about the Interfaith Dialogue on the COVID-19 Vaccine

Children's Holiday Visit

Children's Holiday Visit 2020

December 18, 2020
This holiday season, First Lady McCray visited a family shelter to spread holiday cheer.

Learn more about Children's Holiday Visit

Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray pose with a family dressed up for Halloween

Halloween 2020

October 30, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray visit a family shelter to celebrate Halloween safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Halloween 2020

Bring Your Light: A Virtual discussion about faith and mental health in COVID-19 on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 1:00pm

Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19

May 27, 2020
First Lady Chirlane McCray hosts a virtual discussion about Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19 with Reverend Kyndra Frazier, Kay Warren, and Dr. Torian Easterling.

Learn more about Bring Your Light: Faith and Mental Health in COVID-19

COTTON PICKER, 2011 - Miguel Luciano (1972- ) - 1971 Schwinn Cotton Picker, restored and customized, flags

CATALYST: Art and Social Justice Open House

March 7, 2020
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray are excited to open their doors for the administration's fourth and final art installation on view at Gracie Mansion!

Learn more about CATALYST: Art and Social Justice

COTTON PICKER, 2011 - Miguel Luciano (1972- ) - 1971 Schwinn Cotton Picker, restored and customized, flags

CATALYST: Art and Social Justice Reception

February 20, 2020
Gracie Mansion hosts and opening reception for the final and largest ever art exhibition of the de Blasio Administration focused on art and social justice.

CATALYST: Art and Social Justice Reception

Guests in the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library with the Mayor on stage

Interfaith Breakfast

January 28, 2020
Held annually, the Interfaith Breakfast brings together and celebrates leaders of various faiths in New York City.

Learn more about the Interfaith Breakfast