Appetizers, beverages and libations will be served.
Since being elected in 2006, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, a product of the New York City public schools, has been a staunch advocate for the City’s students and parents.
Committed to the belief that New York’s future depends on the strength of its schools, the Borough President has fought to save teacher jobs and to have new schools constructed. Toward this end, he has convened “War Room” meetings over the years with parents, Department of Education and other elected officials, to create new Manhattan schools including P.S. 151 and P.S. 452.
In 2011, he established a task force with parents and other elected officials to reform Community and Citywide Education Councils, and to ensure that parents have more meaningful engagement opportunities in their children’s education and the school system at-large.
He continuously draws attention to the City’s failure to address its growing student population, and has lead the fight to change the current, flawed system used to project the number of children entering our City's school system. To support his positions, Borough President Stringer has issued over forty policy reports designed addressing many of Manhattan’s most important challenges and issues, including: introducing comprehensive reform and empowerment measures to Manhattan’s Community Boards; leading the fight to maintain and create new affordable housing units and schools across the borough; and empowering parents.
Prior to his election to Borough President, he served for thirteen years and six terms in the State Assembly, from 1992 until 2005.
Borough President Stringer resides on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, and son, Maxwell.