This Week in Chelsea: November 18-24, 2019

Thursday, November 21: The Chelsea Reform Democratic Club presents a panel discussion: “Homeless: Challenges, Choices, Crises.” | See the below flyer.

Chelsea Reform Democratic Club

Photo by Barbara Brosenwach

Thursday, November 21: Midtown South Community Council Meeting | The Midtown South Community Council was established in 1983 to enhance quality of life by addressing the concerns of its residents and local businesses: trash collection, tree planting, criminal offenses, and other issues are always on the Council’s agenda. They resolve their issues by coordinating the voices of the community with the Police Department and other city agencies. The Nov. 21 meeting starts at 7pm, at the Hotel New Yorker (481 Eighth Ave., at W. 34th St.). The Council meets on the third Thursday of each month, except for July, Aug. and Dec. On Nov. 21, the guest speakers are: Sharmistha Mohapatra, Ryan’s Chelsea Center, speaking on Boston’s Barbara McInnes House Respite Center; Britney Neary, Crime Victim Advocate from Safe Horizon; Jeffica Laborde, Workforce Operations Assistant, Eckerd Connects Workforce Development. For more info, visit

Through January 6, 2020: The Edge Of Glamour Exhibition  | With work acerbic, provocative, clever, and empathetic, Kristin Simmons’ The Edge of Glamour delves into personal desire, cultural habits, and rampant consumerism. “Hidden beneath the perfect Barbie smile, or the glittery jewels tumbling out of the RX bags, or the extravagant wealth commensurate with owning stocks, is a world of appetites that cannot be satisfied,” declares the exhibition’s press material, which also notes Simmons’ exploration of pop culture, gender roles, and capitalism “is never meant to romanticize nor condemn, but it certainly does live on the edge.” It does so via paint, printmaking, and mixed media offerings. At Studio 522 Gallery (in the West Chelsea Art Building, 526 W. 26th St., 5th floor, btw. 10th & 11th Aves.). The exhibition remains on view through Jan. 6, 2020. For more info about the venue and its mission, visit For artist info, visit

From “The Edge Of Glamour.” | Image courtesy of the artist & Studio 522

Through November 25, Hudson Guild Gallery’s “Second Acts” Exhibition Celebrates the Talents of Community Members “Ages 55 and Better” | See below flyer for details. Also visit

Photo by Scott Stiffler

Wednesday, November 20: The 10th Precinct’s Build the Block Meeting | The 10th Precinct’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers, PO Addy Fernandez and PO Gregory Edgar,  want to hear from you. Build the Block neighborhood safety meetings, the NYPD notes, “are strategy sessions between local police officers and the people they serve. The meetings have two simple goals: identify the public safety challenges of a specific neighborhood and discuss potential solutions.” So bring your ideas about local policing needs, share them, and work together to better our neighborhoods.” See the below flyer for details.

Looking ahead to next week, on Wed., Nov. 27, let your community policing issues be heard, at the latest installment of the 10th Precinct Community Council, a monthly gathering where Chelsea residents can hear the latest crime stats, ask questions, and get public safety tips. The meeting is normally helmed by the Precinct’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Kevin J. Coleman; the Council president is Larry O’Neill. The Council meets on the last Wed. of the month, 7pm–normally at the 10th Precinct (230 W. 20th St. btw. 7th & 8th Aves.), although last month’s Council took place at Penn South, to accommodate the large number of local residents who’ve shown up lately, to voice concerns about quality of life issues on, and around, Eighth Avenue. That’s sure to be a hot topic this time around, as well, when the Council meets at the 10th Precinct. For more information, call the Community Affairs Office at 212-741-8226. The main number is 212-741-8211. On Twitter: ‪@NYPD10Pct. On Facebook:

Monday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 20: Free Flu Shots | See the below flyer for details.

—Listings compiled by Scott Stiffler

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