Upcoming Events Calendar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

August to November

The Fortune Fresh Farm Stand

On Tuesdays from 9am – 4pm until November, you can head over to the Fortune Fresh Farm Stand at 145th street and Edgecombe Avenue to purchase our locally grown herbs, herbal beverages, and breads at the Grassroots Farmers Market in West Harlem.

The Fortune Fresh Farm Stand at 145th street and Edgecombe Avenue, Manhattan

Tuesdays from August to November, 2016 from 9am-4pm

August to September 18

Jesse Krimes: Marking Time in America – The Prison Works

Visit this solo exhibit by artist Jesse Krimes. It features two works that Krimes completed during incarceration for a non-violent drug offense. “Purgatory” includes 292 separate portraits rendered on prison-issued bars of soap, while “Apokaluptein” resulted from three years of  artistic labor, during which time Krimes produced a large-scale tapestry using 39 individual federal prison bedsheets. This exhibition is being presented in collaboration with JustLeadershipUSA.

317 10th ave, NY NY 10001

Tuesdays- Saturdays from 12pm–8pm

For more information, click here.


September 15

Attica Then & Now

We will be hosting an event remembering the historic prison 1971 riots at Attica, which our founder David Rothenberg, was called in to mediate. Panelists will include David Rothenberg, author Heather Ann Thompson (who wrote Blood in The Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy), Pulitzer Prize winning Investigative Journalist Tom Robbins, and our Vice President Stanley Richards.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 11 am – 12 pm

The Fortune Society
29-76 Northern Boulevard
Long Island City, NY 11101

September 16

JustLeadershipUSA 2017 Leading with Conviction Training

Applications are due today for JustLeadershipUSA’s 2017 Leading with Conviction (LwC). LwC is an advanced leadership training specifically tailored for formerly incarcerated (anyone who has been incarcerated or under supervision in the criminal or juvenile justice systems), mid-senior level leaders with a specific and proven track record in advocacy, activism and community organizing. Fellows must have at least 3 years post-criminal justice involvement and a minimum 3 year track record of leadership with a specific commitment to advocacy and community organizing. 

Friday, September 16 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time

For more information on applying, click here.


September 24

March and Rally to #CLOSErikers

We are marching from Queens Plaza to the Rikers Island Bridge to show Mayor de Blasio that the city is united in supporting the closing of Rikers Island. Afterwards, there will then be a rally and vigil at 19th avenue and Hazen street at 5 pm. 

Queens Plaza

Saturday, September 24, 2016 from 2 pm to 8 pm

For more information, click here or contact: Erin at 408-691-7372/erin@justleadershipusa.org or Arnequa at 646-812-5287/arnequa@justleadershipusa. org.

October 18

The Fortune Society Annual Gala

In honor of their extraordinary achievements, we are thrilled to pay tribute to The Honorable Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of the State of New York and Of Counsel at Latham & Watkins, and Betty P. Rauch, member and immediate past chairperson of the Fortune Society’s Board of Directors at The Fortune Society’s annual fall benefit.

Three Sixty Degrees, Tribeca, NYC

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

To purchase tickets, journal ads, or to donate, visit www.fortunesociety.org/fallbenefit2016.

November 6

The New York City Marathon

Watch our team of runners, The Fortune Flyers, at this year’s TCS New York City Marathon as they further our mission to support formerly incarcerated people’s successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration. All team members have pledged to raise a minimum of $3,250 by the day of the Marathon. To help them reach this goal, you can donate at https://www.crowdrise.com/fortunesocietynyc2016.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

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