Because many young parents who are busy in the early evening cannot attend the Carnegie Hill Neighbors Annual Meeting, CHN offers an abbreviated morning event. Coffee and pastries replace wine and hors d’ oeuvres, and guests hear updates about CHN activities plus a presentation from a guest speaker.
The Carnegie Hill Neighbors Annual Spring Benefit is CHN’s major fundraiser, and always a festive evening of camaraderie among neighbors, who gather in one of the special Carnegie Hill venues to celebrate our community. The CHN Enrichment Award is presented for an outstanding neighborhood enhancement, and other lucky guests win raffle and silent auction prizes.
Since 2011, Carnegie Hill Neighbors has thrown a most popular Halloween street party – Halloween Spooktacular – with a costume procession, art projects, candy treats for all, and dancing in the streets led by a lively DJ. Trophies and prizes are awarded for best costumes by age, family and pet, and for best decorated neighborhood townhouses and storefronts. The Halloween spirits thrive.
The CHN Annual Meeting is a legal requirement, but members attending always enjoy refreshments and a social time, before and after a presentation given by a noted author, historian, or representative of another preservation or parks organization. Topics presented are always pertinent to Carnegie Hill, such as a famous architect or nearby Central Park projects. In addition, CHN president and executive director give a presentation about current building issues, CHN’s activities, and local news; a slate of the board of directors is elected and CHN board members are available to answer neighbors’ questions.