Upcoming Community Events

Join us for one of the many events we host open to members of the Neighborhood House community:

Book Party with Alex Counts

When:  Thursday, October 24, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Where:  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street

Don’t miss a Book Party with Alex Counts, a 1970s alumnus of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House’s summer camp. Alex founded the Grameen Foundation in 1997 with a $6,000 grant from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and a burning passion for social change. Facing burnout by his early 30s, he found a new way to live and thrive. His life lessons are inspiring a new generation of changemakers. Register here for a free ticket to the event.

Sunday at Two Presents: Comedy Showcase

When:  Sunday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.
Where:  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street

Members from the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House will be showcasing their talents in comedy and acting. This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more info.

The James Cagney Film festival

When:  November 7 - 10, various times
Where:  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street

James Cagney and his brothers attended our after school programs in the early 1900s and Cagney’s first appearance on stage was right here at the Neighborhood House. Join us for his triumphant return! Doors will open 30 minutes prior to each day’s first showing. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, including the festival schedule, click here.

SNAP Assistance Clinics 

When:  Wednesdays Year Round, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where:  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House | 331 East 70th Street

Recent changes have expanded SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) eligibility in New York City, so more individuals and families are eligible for SNAP benefits than ever before.  If you are interested in determining whether you are eligible for SNAP benefits, come to our Snap Assistance Clinics.  Click here for more information about the SNAP Assistance Clinic, including the documentation you should bring with you for your SNAP pre-screening.

Community Supported Agriculture Boxes from GrowNYC

When: Tuesdays Year Round, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Where: Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Year-round at the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House you can pick up your own Community Supported Agriculture box of high quality, farm fresh produce at below retail prices! For only $15, receive $20-$30 worth of fresh greens & fruit every week.  CSA shares must be purchased a week in advance. For more information, please email Site Coordinator Idalia Bamert at ibamert@grownyc.org.

Past Community Events

Protest Music - A Global History: Lecture and Performance

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When: October 16, 2019
Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Members of the community enjoyed a fascinating lecture by Dr. Benjamin Tausig, who discussed the history and power of protest music—both as it relates to the settlement house movement and to other 19th and 20th century causes, and as a vital force for change in our own era. Dr. Tausig’s lecture was followed by an acoustic performance of historical protest music by musicians and scholars Taylor Ackley and Alison Rowe.

Volunteers Honored at Annual Celebration


When: October 3, 2019
Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

This wonderful event collectively honored our more than 1,100 incredible volunteers for their important work with our programs. The evening also featured the presentation of the Elizabeth Rohatyn Awards for Community Service. This year we were proud to present the awards to Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, in recognition of her invaluable support of Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, our clients and New Yorkers in need, and to Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, for their dedicated service to our community. Members of The Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House performed two songs from our recent production of Into the Woods SR. and several current volunteers shared about their life-changing volunteer experiences.

Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Members Present Into the Woods Sr.


Members of our senior center presented Into the Woods SR., a pilot production of the classic Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical adapted for older adult theater groups. The cast worked for three months to prepare for a weekend of sold-out performances. The week before the performances, Stephen Sondheim (who wrote the music and lyrics) and James Lapine (who wrote the book) enjoyed visiting a rehearsal to meet the cast and observe some of the scenes. Congratulations to our cast and crew on a fantastic show!

Into the Woods SR. was presented through special arrangement with, and all authorized materials were supplied by, Music Theatre International, New York, NY 212-541-4684 www.mtishows.com

The Teaching Kitchen’s Farm-to-Institution Panel Discussion


The Teaching Kitchen at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House hosted a panel on February 21, 2019, to discuss what opportunities exist for action and collaboration to improve publicly funded meals, how we further farm-to-institution goals, how we develop policies and processes to effect wellness for low-income New Yorkers, and how we strengthen the local food shed and create a more healthy and equitable food system.


Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy, Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services

Greg Silverman, Executive Director, West Side Campaign Against Hunger

Dr. Kristie J. Lancaster, NYU Steinhardt Associate Professor; Director, Graduate Nutrition Program

Lynn Loflin, Teaching Kitchen Executive Chef, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Sarah Barton, Director of Program Development, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

David French, Director of Philanthropy and Healthy Food Initiatives, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

A New Way to Look at Aging: A Conversation with Ashton Applewhite, John Leland and Ruth Finkelstein


The Neighborhood House hosted a program and panel discussion on February 9, featuring This Chair Rocks author Ashton Applewhite, New York Times reporter John Leland and Professor Ruth Finkelstein. The conversation centered on attitudes on aging, what it means to grow older and strategies for fighting ageism, and well over 100 people were in attendance. John Leland presented on his book, Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year among the Oldest Old, highlighting what he learned about joyful aging from spending time with individuals in their eighties and nineties. Ashton Applewhite’s program centered around ageism and how identify and push back against discrimination on the basis of age. Ruth Finkelstein moderated the program and facilitated a conversation between the speakers, concluding the event with a lively open discussion and Q & A session between the audience and panelists.

Hundreds of Older Adults Enjoy Homemade Banquet and Live Music at Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance


When: November 19, 2018
Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

The Neighborhood House welcomed nearly four hundred older adults to our annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance, one of our most beloved traditions, on November 19th. Guests enjoyed a full farm-to-table Thanksgiving dinner prepared by our Food Services team and served by a large team of enthusiastic volunteers. The guest list consisted of members of both the Center @ Lenox Hill Neighborhood House and our Senior Center at Saint Peter's Church, as well as Geriatric Care Management and CARE clients.

The delicious menu included fresh roast turkey with mushroom gravy, bread stuffing with roasted apples, miso-tomato-braised sweet potato and winter squash with spinach, cranberry sauce and pumpkin cheesecake. Dinner was followed by dancing in our Auditorium to live music from the Sami Stevens Band, an eclectic mix that ranged from jazz and swing to Motown and disco. This joyful evening was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season and celebrate together as a community.

Volunteers Honored at Annual Rohatyn Awards Celebration

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When: October 4, 2018
Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Auditorium

We are so blessed to have so many amazing volunteers! At our annual volunteer recognition celebration, we were honored to recognize Board Member Mal Barasch with our inaugural Pro Bono Service Award and Cristo Rey New York High School and NYC Food Policy Director Barbara Turk with our 2018 Elizabeth Rohatyn Award for Community Service. Members of our volunteer-led hula class performed at the event, showcasing their delightful dance to the song "Lovely Hula Hands." 

Neighborhood House Staff Present on Leading-Edge
Farm-to-Institution Training Program at NYS Health Foundation

When: January 31, 2018
Where: New York State Health Foundation

Teaching Kitchen Chef Lynn Loflin and Deputy Chief Program Officer Mia Kandel presented at the New York State Health Foundation about the impact our fantastic program, The Teaching Kitchen at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and our plans to scale the program to train 50 nonprofit organizations annually in our farm-to-institution model.  Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was chosen as a recipient of The New York Health Foundation’s Emerging Innovator Award for our work in The Teaching Kitchen, which is our leading-edge training, technical assistance, and consulting program to help local nonprofit organizations with institutional food programs serving low-income clients to offer healthier food.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Receives Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® Award

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When: December 6, 2016
Where: Bank of America Tower

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was proud to be selected as a recipient of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders® Award! Since Bank of America’s Neighborhood Builders® program began in 2004, it has become the nation’s largest philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership: they give out approximately 90-100 awards nationwide each year! This award program will provide us with an important grant of $200,000 and a leadership development program for both our Executive Director and an emerging leader, Health Care Attorney Alexandra Brandes.

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Rings Closing Bell on NYSE for CIBC Miracle Day

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When: November 28, 2016
Where: New York Stock Exchange

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House was thrilled to participate in CIBC's Miracle Day. Every year since 1984, CIBC's Capital Markets team and Investment Advisors donate their fees and commissions to children's charities on the first Wednesday in December. As a beneficiary of this wonderful event we received the fantastic opportunity to ring the closing bell on the New York Stock Exchange.

Chef Hugh Acheson Visits Early Childhood Center

When: October 18, 2016
Where: Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Chef Hugh Acheson visited Lenox Hill Neighborhood House's Early Childhood Center to meet with staff, learn about our work and tour our facilities and then held a cooking demonstration with children and parents on our Green Roof.  We were so glad that Chef Hugh Acheson stopped by to celebrate Head Start Awareness Month with us!

Neighborhood House Staff Address Pressing Legal Issues

When: November 13, 2015
Where: New York City

Chief Program Officer Carolyn Silver coordinated a large civil legal services conference on Friday, November 13th organized with other legal partners and hosted by Weil, Gotshal & Manges.  The Conference, "New York City at a Crossroads:  The Role of Civil Legal Services in Preserving Diverse Communities," featured more than 225 attorneys and advocates. Speakers included Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Legal Director Diane Lutwak and Housing Attorney Arthur Burkle, as well as New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippmann.