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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. 

You can check out Community Connected on Saturdays at 10 AM on our YouTube channel. Subscribe here.


October 17: Ellyn Canfield, Executive Director at SAPO 

October 24: TribeTokes 

October 31: Digital Art Month Panel 

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.

Ivy Brown, Ivy Brown Gallery Owner, + Brian Rose, Photographer

Trish Santini, Executive Director of Little Island

Eduardo Vilaro, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Hispánico + Neil Pepe, Artistic Director of Atlantic Theater Company

Urban Planning Conversation with Fabian Jabro, Partner at Standard Architects, Jonathan Cohn, Associate Vice President + Transportation Architecture Practice Leader at AECOM, and Celine Armstrong, Project Executive at Little Island.
Amit Bagga, Deputy Director for NYC Census 2020
Helen Wright, Belstaff CEO
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