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Community Connected

Join us every Saturday for our new series Meatpacking Unpacked: Community Connected — a morning conversation with the BID’s Executive Director, Jeffrey LeFrancois, and a variety of guests shaping the cultural, political, and business landscape across NYC. 

To be a part of the conversation, submit your questions on the RSVP form. You can check out Community Connected on Saturdays at 10 AM on our YouTube channel. RSVP here or below. 


August 15: Ivy Brown, Ivy Brown Gallery Owner, + Brian Rose, Photographer

August 22: Trish Santini, Executive Director of Little Island

August 29: Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico + Neil Pepe, Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company
September 12: Amit Bagga, Deputy Director for NYC Census 2020


Watch past events:


Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President

Jerry Nadler, U.S. Congressman

Jonnel Doris, SBS Commissioner


Jerika Richardson, Senior Advisor + Secretary to the Board, the NYC Civilian Complaint Review Board

Glennda Testone, Executive Director at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center


Hospitality Industry– Tiffany Fields, Founder + Managing Director of Structure Inc., Anton Moore, GM of the Gansevoort Hotel, Tim Meyers, Hospitality Leader at Restoration Hardware, and Jean Lee, Food + Drink Influencer

NYC Small Business- Fred Dixon, President + CEO of NYC & Company, and Joanne Kwong, President of Pearl River Mart

Scott Stringer, NYC Comptroller


High Line Nine- Christina Maxwell, Manager at High Line Nine, Hannah Foster Head of Art Advisory at Sugarlift, and artist, Nicolas V. Sanchez.