Mark Your Calendar: What’s Up In New York City – and Our World

New York, N.Y. The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness (website/Facebook), in cooperation with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation (website/Facebook), Orphans International Worldwide (website/Facebook), and the New York Global Leaders Lions Club (Facebook), maintains this calendar of events for New York City.

All events are open to the public for free/fee and take place in NYC unless otherwise noted.


Thu., September 20, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm) – free!
Suicide Prevent Forum

The event is part of the Mental Health Awareness Year. Guest speaker will be Brett A. Scudder, President & Chairman at N.Y. Suicide Council. Location: Good Shepard Community Center Auditorium at 543 Main Street, Roosevelt Island, N.Y. 10044.

Fall For Arts

Sat., October 6, 2018 (10:00am-4:00pm)
Fall For Arts Festival on Roosevelt Island – free!

A much-loved tradition featuring live mural painting, hands-on arts and crafts workshops for children and adults, and live entertainment. The 2017 mural theme was “Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion”. The event is hosted by Roosevelt Island Operating Cooperation (Website).

Mon., October 15, 2018 (1:00-2:00pm)
Special Luncheon with J. Luce Foundation Global Advisor Dr. Eva Ritvo

Dr. Eva Ritvo is a psychiatrist with over 25 years of experience. She is co-author of The Beauty Prescription, the lead author of the Concise Guide to Marriage and Family Therapy, and has written the chapters on Family and Couples Therapy for leading psychiatric textbooks. She was recently recognized as Volunteer of the Year Award for the United Cerebral Palsy foundation. She is also the Founder of Bekindr.


Thu., October 18, 2018 (6:00-10:00pm)
American Caribbean Maritime Foundation Anchor Awards Gala

Will be held at The New York Yatch Club NYC. Honorees include Michael Bayley, President & CEO, Royal Caribbean International; Roland Malins-Smith, Founder & Retired President, Seafreight Line Ltd; and Rick Murrell, SVP & Managing Director, Saltchuck Resources, & Chairman, Tropical Shipping. Ticket(s) is available at $350.00 each. Contact Geneive Brown Metzger (President & Exec. Dir.) at for more details. 


April 5-6, 2019
10th Annual McDonough Leadership Conference at Marietta College
The theme is year will be “Leading Across Differences.” McDonough Leadership Center is inviting undergraduate/graduate students, staff, and faculty to submit proposals for presentation. Contact for more details.


Sun., June 30, 2019 – free!
50th Anniversary NYC Pride Parade
JOIN US! The J. Luce Foundation marches for the first time in honor of our
brothers and sisters slaughtered in Orlando. Our Foundation affirms Human
Rights, and LGBTQ Rights ARE Human Rights! Biggest Pride Parade in the
world, beginning at 36th St. & Fifth Ave. – ending at Christopher & Greenwich.


Tue., July 9, 2018 (6:30-9:30pm)
H.H. the Dalai Lama’s 84rd Birthday Interfaith Celebration
Join us, get to know one another, celebrate, and share our deep collective gratitude
for this remarkable human being who has tirelessly worked for world peace and
taught us how to develop compassion for all sentient beings. Ballroom of
JW Marriott Essex House at 160 Central Park South, NYC.
Join the J. Luce Foundation (4 tables) for only $180 per person –
pay $180 online here! (
Celebration dinner sponsored by The Tibet Fund, Gaia Holistic Foundation with
support from Orphans International Worldwide (OIWW).

Contributions to the Foundation may be made online at Contributions to OIWW at Checks payable to either may be sent to 540 Main Street #418, New York, N.Y. 10044. Entrance/activity fees may purchased the same way; kindly memo which event the payment is for.

Much goes into each of our events – usually with assistance from members of the New York Global Leaders Lions Club whose mission is to support the work of The J. Luce Foundation and Orphans International Worldwide.

Please note that our New York Global Leaders Lions Club (NYGLLC) now has 35 members – you are welcome to join us! Email

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The Editors
The Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness is the communications platform of The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation ( There are now more than 100 contributors around the world to this publication.