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We are powered by the efforts of residents, business owners, and others who cherish the importance of the East Village’s unique character. Join us!

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Become a member.

EVCC members sustain the year-round operations and advocacy work of the EVCC staff and volunteers. Our work addresses preservation, development, zoning, and retail issues in the East Village. Members are invited to monthly East Village salon evenings and are invited to join our working committees.

Contact to join.

Join a committee.

Host Committee
Produces monthly salon events that gather residents and lovers of the East Village to meet neighbors and talk about happenings or concerns in the neighborhood. Volunteers help to coordinate logistics, perform outreach, and greet at each program. Upcoming Events

Retail Diversity Working Group
Members work to toward individual, collective, and political actions to promote for variety in local retail and services available in the East Village and to prevent the expansion of formula retail (chain stores) in the neighborhood. Read More


East Village Independent Merchants Association
A coalition of merchants working together to support and promote small and independent businesses in the East Village. Specific initiatives include creating networks among businesses owners, building a support system for merchants through resource-sharing and mentorship programs, and promoting the East Village as a one-of-a-kind shopping experience in New York City. Read More

Support our many campaigns by volunteering your time and/or expertise.

There are many ways that you can help the cause — by canvassing, making calls, writing, editing, or even by working on our website. If you can give even a small amount of time, please let us know.
Send an email to, or call (212) 979.2344


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East Village Community Coalition
143 Avenue B - Simplex
New York, NY 10009