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:

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

A child dressed up in a costume posing for the camera in front of the front door at Gracie Mansion.

Gracie Mansion Halloween 2019

October 25-27, 2019
Every year since 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray welcome thousands of children from all over New York City including families from homeless shelters and the foster care system to celebrate Halloween with them at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about Gracie Mansion Halloween 2019

Mayor Bill de Blasio on stage speaking to the guests

Harlem Week Reception

July 18, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce welcomed the Harlem community to celebrate Harlem Week's 45th Anniversary.

Learn more about the Harlem Week Reception 2019

A cast member of the television show, POSE, on stage.

LGBTQ Pride Month Reception

June 20, 2019
The LGBTQ community came together to celebrate Pride Month and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising with Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about the LGBTQ Pride Month Reception 2019

Learn more about the Mayor's 2019 Ramadan Iftar

Ramadan Iftar

May 22, 2019
New York City's Muslim community came together to break their fasts for a Ramadan Iftar with Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at Gracie Mansion.

Learn more about the Ramadan Iftar 2019

Building on Shirley Chisholm's Legacy: The Future of Women's Civic and Political Leadership

Building on Shirley Chisholm's Legacy: The Future of Women's Civic and Political Leadership

April 30, 2019
In honor of the history and legacy of Shirley Chisholm, First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomed guests to participate in a panel discussion surrounding civic engagement and encouraging young women to run for office in New York City.

Building on Shirley Chisholm's Legacy: The Future of Women's Civic and Political Leadership

Dr. Sarah Sayeed, Venerable Youwang Zhang, and Dr. Simran Jeet Singh standing together conversing.

Fourth Annual Faith Leaders ThriveNYC Breakfast

April 11, 2019
First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomed New York City's faith leaders to Gracie Mansion to discuss mental health.

Learn more about the Fourth Annual Faith Leaders ThriveNYC Breakfast

Two women holding wine glasses and talking

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

March 26, 2019
First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomed NYC's female leaders and their mentees to Gracie Mansion for an opportunity to connect with each other and build a network.

Learn more about the Annual Mentoring & Civic Leadership Reception

brochures for she persists

She Persists Open House

March 2, 2019
Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomed New York City residents to Gracie Mansion to view the new art exhibit, She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York.

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She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York

She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York

January 22, 2019
She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York is a new art exhibit at Gracie Mansion that brings together more than 60 works by 44 women across 10 decades.

Learn more about She Persists: A Century of Women Artists in New York