ABNY uses its signature programs–Power Events, special briefings, educational events, Young Professionals programming, ABNY Women events, and special projects–to bolster civic engagement for all New Yorkers.
ABNY Member Events offer an opportunity for elected and government officials, as well as civic and business leaders, to present the ideas and policies they believe can help advance a better New York.
The ABNY Young Professionals network cultivates unique opportunities, online and in person, for the future leaders of New York City to explore the importance of civic engagement and learn about the critical issues facing our city and state.
ABNY Women uses its platform for women to explore, discuss, and foster change in the workplace and beyond through a series of events and talks by female leaders.
ABNY special projects build on the foundation created by the Census 2020 effort and work with community-based organizations to support and strengthen the most vulnerable New Yorkers and communities across the city and state.
To view photos from our past events, please visit the ABNY Flickr page here.
We are delighted to invite you to join the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) Chairman Steven Rubenstein and Chief Executive Officer Melva M. Miller, alongside The New Majority NYC Executive Board Chair Yvette Buckner for a networking reception on Thursday, December 1 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. As ABNY works toward an equitable recovery of our [...]
ABNY is thrilled to welcome United States Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday, November 22 at 8:30 a.m. at Cipriani Wall Street for a Power Breakfast. Majority Leader Schumer will discuss the latest updates from Washington D.C., including the historic funding and assistance he delivered to New Yorkers in the American Rescue Plan and the Infrastructure [...]
Please join us on Thursday, November 3 at 10:00 a.m. for a conversation with New York City Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh. Commissioner Kavanagh will share with ABNY members more about her historic appointment, how the department is rethinking their permitting office, and ways to build relationships and address interdependence with the business community. Watch the full discussion here. [...]
Join us on Wednesday, November 2 at 1:00 p.m for a Policy Brief on the City of Yes Zoning Text Amendments. New York City plans to modernize and update the city’s zoning regulations to support small businesses, create affordable housing, and promote sustainability as part of Mayor Eric Adams’ vision for a more inclusive, equitable “City of Yes.” Matthew Waskiewicz, [...]
East 186th Street at Arthur Avenue
East 186th Street at Arthur Avenue, Bronx, NY
Join us for our fourth "Meet Us" event as we celebrate Italian-American Heritage Month on Arthur Avenue in Bronx Little Italy on October 28! The Italian culture found in the vibrant community of Bronx Little Italy sustains a thriving business district that includes world-class restaurants, high-quality artisanal food shops, and specialty stores carrying handmade local [...]
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central
89 E 42nd St, New York, NY
Superstorm Sandy devastated coastal New York and New Jersey damaging critical public and private infrastructure and leaving many New Yorkers vulnerable. The City of New York’s preparation and immediate response to Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest mobilizations of public services in its history, and demonstrated the dedication of the City’s workforce and the perseverance of [...]
ABNY Women invites you to a panel discussion and networking session on Tuesday, October 18 to discuss the future of work. As work environments continue to evolve, this important discussion will incorporate the perspectives of women both new to the workforce and advanced in their careers to share their perspectives. The panel will explore the [...]
In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we invite you to tour the Con Edison East 13th Street Substation. The tour will take place on Monday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. led by Substation General Manager, Aisha Ahmad. The tour will showcase storm-hardening improvements at the East 13th St. Electric Substation in Manhattan that was damaged on [...]
Kelly Skylight Room at CUNY Graduate School
365 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, please join us on Friday, October 14 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Latino leadership representation in New York City. A strong part of the fabric of New York City, Hispanic Americans now comprise 29 percent of the city’s population and serve in all parts of our communities. We will hear from [...]
As ABNY continues our Power Breakfast educational series, we are thrilled to welcome New York City Public Schools Chancellor David C. Banks on Thursday, October 13 at 8:30 a.m. at Manhattan Manor. As New York City kicks off an in-person school year, Chancellor Banks will discuss his role leading the largest school system in the nation including priorities [...]
Please join us on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. for a What's On Tap? with MTA Construction & Development President Jamie Torres-Springer. As New York City bounces back from the pandemic, public transportation is a top priority. As President of MTA Construction & Development, Mr. Torres-Springer will discuss the MTA’s infrastructure projects, system enhancements, accessibility, and other transit-related topics. Please RSVP by 12:00 p.m. Monday, [...]
Please join us on Monday, October 3 at 10:00 a.m. for a timely conversation with Jessica Ottney Mahar, New York Policy & Strategy Director, The Nature Conservancy; Jennifer Jones Austin, Chair, NYC Racial Justice Commission and CEO & Executive Director, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies; and Barbara Ettington, Board of Directors Member and Chair of Special Events, League of Women [...]
We hope you had a restful and relaxing summer! Join us as we kick off our fall programming and welcome the City University of New York Chancellor and ABNY Board Member Félix V. Matos Rodríguez for an ABNY signature Power Breakfast event. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, September 22 at 8:30 a.m. at New York Hilton Midtown where Chancellor Matos [...]