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:

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

girl designing pumpkin at Gracie Mansion Halloween

Gracie Halloween

October 27-29, 2017
Since its inception in 2014, Gracie Halloween has opened its doors to thousands of children from all 5 boroughs. For this special event, Gracie Mansion is converted into a haunted house, the lawn is transformed into a graveyard, and the tent is filled with tricks and treats.

Learn more about Gracie Halloween

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray listening to speech

LGBT Pride Reception

June 22, 2017
The LGBT Pride Reception is an annual event during "Pride Month" that recognizes the cultural impact of the LGBT community and celebrates progressive achievements in the civil rights and gender equity movements.

Read the 2016 LGBT Pride Reception transcript

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.