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:

Mayor Bill de Blasio on stage speaking to the guests

Harlem Week Reception 2019

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 2019

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 2019

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.

Learn more about She Persists Open House

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

Interfaith Breakfast

Interfaith Breakfast

January 17, 2019
Held annually, the Interfaith Breakfast brings together New York City's faith leaders for a gathering of peace and unity.

Learn more about the Interfaith Breakfast

Children's Holiday Party

Children's Holiday Party

December 8, 2018
Each year, First Lady Chirlane McCray welcomes New York City's children to Gracie Mansion to learn about various holiday traditions, participate in festive activities, and decorate the holiday trees.

Learn more about Children's Holiday Party

Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018

Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House

December 8, 2018
This holiday season, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray opened doors for New York City residents to tour Gracie Mansion in full holiday décor.

Learn more about Gracie Mansion Holiday Open House 2018

Gracie Book Club Season 3, Session 1 featuring Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon

Gracie Book Club Season 3, Session 1 featuring Andrew Solomon's The Noonday Demon

December 6, 2018
Author of The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, Andrew Solomon joined First Lady Chirlane McCray and the Gracie Mansion Conservancy for the first gathering of the Reading to Thrive series in Season 3 of the Gracie Book Club.

Learn more about the Gracie Book Club Season 3

Gracie Mansion Halloween 2018

Gracie Mansion Halloween 2018

October 26 & 28, 2018
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 2018

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

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