New York PEACE INSTITUTE - Upcoming Events!

June is full of opportunities to learn more about New York Peace Institute's conflict coaching, mediation, and restorative justice work. Join us for one or all of these stellar events. 

Using Conflict Coaching to Fit Criminal Court Needs, June 4 
Tony Yost, New York Peace Institute Program Manager, and Tricia Jones, CEO of Conflict Coaching Matters, will be presenting Using Conflict Coaching to Fit Criminal Court Needs on June 4 at the 18th ACR-GNY Annual Conference at New York Law School (185 West Broadway). Learn more about conflict coaching at New York Peace Institute here and register for the ACR-GNY conference here. We hope to see you there.

New York Peace Institute Basic Mediation Training, June 5-9
 Don't miss out on our Summer Mediation Training starting on June 5th at our Brooklyn Mediation Center! We have a few more spots left in this popular, hands-on training where you can learn to defuse and de-escalate disputes of all kinds. This 5-day training is also a requirement for anyone interested in becoming a volunteer mediator with New York Peace Institute. Sign up before we run out of spots here

Going Towards the Heat: Speaking Across Difference, June 10
 We are so excited to showcase our restorative justice and community-building work through the seminar, Going Towards the Heat: Speaking Across Difference, on June 10 from 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center (55 West 13th Street)! New York Peace Institute was invited by the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School to partner on a year-long public seminar series dedicated to Freedom of Speech. The sixth of these seminars, Going Towards the Heat, will be led by New York Peace Institute Circle Keepers, who will guide participants in a community-building circle practice where each circle will examine a facet of the theme, Freedom of Speech. This event, which will be a fantastic opportunity to participate in and observe the use of circles to discuss a difficult and timely topic, is free and open to the public. Registration is strongly suggested and you can register here.  

Join KCTL and Housing Works for a Networking Happy Hour Event to Celebrate Pride Month!

Dear Everyone,

Celebrate Pride Month and Give Back to Those in Need!

Join Kings County Tennis League and Housing Works for a networking happy hour event on Friday, June 28 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM to celebrate Pride Month! The event will take place at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, located at 126 Crosby Street in Manhattan.

Your ticket includes general admission and two drinks! Hope to see you all there!

Housing Works fights for funding and legislation to ensure that all people living with HIV/AIDS have access to quality housing, healthcare, HIV prevention information and other life-sustaining services. Since 1990, Housing Works has provided an array of services to more than 30,000 homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

You can purchase tickets using the link below. 


Kings County Tennis League March 30, 6-9PM

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Register for the 2nd Annual KCTL Doubles Open

Dear KCTL Supporters

I'm excited to announce that we have a date for our 2nd KCTL Annual Tennis Fundraiser! The tournament this year will be held on Saturday, March 30th, from 6pm-9pm. We will once again be using the courts at McCarren Tennis Center. The tournament will be catered and the weekend date this year allows more potential for celebrations to follow the event!

Last year was a huge success with some great matches throughout the evening. The format will again mean that everyone gets plenty of time on the court and opportunities to contribute to your overall team scores. Our KCTL students will help draw the teams (consisting of 4 players) on the evening, with each team balanced based on the ratings you provide. 

This year our target is to raise $15,000 which will go directly to expanding programming to our 6th site in 2019, Ingersoll Houses. We are currently running a Winter Program at Ingersoll Houses with over 35 students and we intend to provide these children, and many more, free tennis and life-skills programming throughout the year and beyond. Please help us reach our goal and expand our programming to over 200 children in 2019!

If you would like to enter then please click the button or flyer below. You can always reach out to me directly at if you need more information.

To raise money for the event, you can do so using Crowdrise here:

Looking forward to another great night of tennis!

Dave Webley, Executive Director


Alex House Project Celebration - November 1, 2018

On Thursday, November 1st, The Alex House Project will celebrate its fifth year of changing lives in the borough of Brooklyn. Come & celebrate with us and support our mission to increase habits of long-term, self-sufficiency, and independence for expecting and parenting young women and men that are then passed down to their children. The Alex House Project can boast that 85% of the young women & men referred have completed parenting classes. Moreover, 57% of the ladies and 94% of the gentlemen have remained active, becoming peer counselors and/or receiving further support. For every ten thousand dollars invested by The Alex House Project, there is a return of $36,000 in social value to participants, families, & the public at large.


Thu, November 1, 2018

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT

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Bushwick Starr Theater Gala - December 3rd!


Monday - December 3 - 2018


Faro BK - 436 Jefferson Street - Brooklyn

With entertainment by Starr artists past, present, and future

Festive attire - add some glitz to celebrate the Starr turning 10!

The event will be held at Bushwick's Michelin award-winning restaurant, Faro, beginning at 6:30pm with specialty drinks at the bar followed by a seasonal multi-course dinner prepared by Faro's owner and chef, Kevin Adey.  Gala tickets start at $250, which includes dinner and drinks, special performances, and a silent auction.


The Bushwick Starr Board of Directors

Matthew Cowherd, Gita Deo, Jeff Griffin, Robin Griffiths, Matthew Harrison, David Herskovits, Oliver Kramer, Tamar Lusztig, Sheldon McLeod, Keanu Reeves, David Ringer, Rachel Viola

10th Anniversary Committee

Jon Bernthal, Eliza Bent & Dave Malloy, Patrick Catullo, Jane Comfort, Brenda Davis, Jody Falco & Jeffrey Steinman, Alice Griffiths, Phillip Howze, Libby & Jaime King, Liz Logan & Evan Ryan, Alia McKee & Tim Walker, Nana Mensah, Lila Neugebauer, Meghan Pressman, Suzie Bolotin & John Rothman, Risa Shoup & Di Glazer, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Shawn & Ashley Woolf


Starr Gala ticket

$250 ($180 tax-deductible)

One seat at our Annual Gala dinner.

Silver Starr Gala ticket 

$350 ($280 tax-deductible)

Show us some extra love!

Your support will be recognized on the website.

Gold Starr Gala ticket

$500 ($430 tax-deductible)

Sponsor a Starr Season Artist to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

Shooting Starr Gala ticket

$750 ($680 tax-deductible)

Sponsor two Starr Season Artists to attend.

Your support will be recognized on the website, and we will toast you in our Welcome speech.

You can also pick your seatmate! Choose a Starr artist or staffer to sit with you.


Not able to join us? Please consider making a tax-deductible donation in honor of our 10th Anniversary today. Your gift can sponsor an artist to attend and supports the Starr's work year-round. You can give online or mail a check to:

The Bushwick Starr, 2017 Starr Street #2-2, Brooklyn NY 11237

Questions? Please contact Development Director Lauren Miller at