MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5: United Way is organizing volunteers who are able to go door-to-door in Coney Island on Monday and Tuesday from 12-5pm. Sign up here. Occupy Sandy is organizing volunteers in the Rockaways, Coney Island, the Lower East Side, Staten Island, and Newark, NJ. They will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church in Sunset Park and from 520 Clinton to impacted areas throughout the day. More info here and follow @OccupySandy on twitter for regular updates.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6: The Board of Elections needs poll workers in all five boroughs for Election Day. Poll workers will staff polling stations from 5am until approximately 10pm and will receive $200 for their services. If you are interested in being a poll worker please contact Stephen Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718.619.7793.
Also on Tuesday: Paco Cao’s Eternal Rest solo exhibition at (Art)Amalgamated has been rescheduled for Nov. 6th at 4-8pm. The gallery’s proceeds from the sale of WH 02 (Whitney Houston) will be donated to the Red Cross to aid in recovery efforts. Paco will be giving personalized card readings for the duration of the show. Appointments are available 12-6pm during normal business days, starting November 7, and during the special opening/closing event. If you would like to have a card reading, please make a reservation here or contact email@example.com. The show closes on Nov. 10th, so hurry over! (Art)Amalgamated, 317 10th Ave. FREE.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7: Food Bank For New York City is mobilizing volunteers interested in joining us to assist our New York City neighbors affected by the storm. As the recovery will be a long-term effort, our Distribution Warehouse repacks and Community Kitchen & Pantry services will be essential projects where volunteers’ time will be critical. As we work quickly to identify the needs of our member agencies, we will be adding projects to our online Project Calendar to address their needs as well. Sign up to repack in the Bronx, prepare & serve dinner at the Community Kitchen of West Harlem, ship & stock in Harlem. Stay up to date with updates on the Food Bank’s Facebook Page.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8: The Red Cross needs volunteers to help out in shelters for New Yorkers who have been displaced during Sandy’s aftermath. In particular, they’re recruiting medically credentialed volunteers. There are chapters in New York City, Long Island and the Metro North region. Sign up to volunteer here. Through the Red Cross, you can list yourself as safe & well or search for your friends and family members here.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9: powerHouse Arena’s Coloring for Grown-Ups book launch has been rescheduled for Nov. 9th at 6-8pm. 6-8pm at powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street (corner of Water St. & Main St.), DUMBO, Brooklyn. Guests must purchase their own coloring book ($10) if they’d like to participate in the activities. Check back next week for information about their #SandyHatesBooks Hurricane Relief Fundraiser.
Also on Friday: After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Writer’s Bloq is going on tour for a series of Bloqparties on the East Coast with readings and artwork by featured members and the launch of the Quarterly. After hitting up Cambridge, Princeton, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC, they’re coming home to New York City for a closing celebration. 7pm-12am at The Players Club, 16 Gramercy Park South. $10. Buy tickets here.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10: The New Yorker’s Passport to the Arts is a celebration of the New York art scene — a self-guided gallery walk through premier art destinations in Chelsea and Soho. Guests are given a special passport, which is stamped with artist-created designs to mark each stop on the gallery tour. The day begins with a champagne reception and culminates in a wrap party and silent art auction with 75% of proceeds benefiting the American Red Cross Greater New York Region. 11am-3pm sign in and Passport Pickup at Headquarters, AFA, 54 Greene Street; 11am-6pm self-guided gallery tour; 6-8pm wrap party & silent auction. $55 each or two for $99. Purchase tickets here.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11: Join the Museum of the City of New York for an afternoon of sparkling cabaret, from both London’s West End and New York’s Broadway, which celebrates the musical character and flavor of both great cities. Inspired by the Museum’s exhibitions London Street Photography and City Scenes: Highlights of New York Street Photography, From West End to Broadway explores the evolution of the art of street photography and the growth of two cities from pushcarts to the present. This musical journey will range from Leonard Bernstein and the Gershwins, to Noel Coward and Irving Berlin. Saturday & Sunday at 3pm. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue. Reservations and prepayment required. $25 Museum members, seniors and students; $35 general public. A limited number of $75 sponsor tickets are available; sponsor tickets include preferred seating. Buy tickets here.