For over 20 years, Graffiti has been ministering to the community in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  HFNY volunteers help Graffiti lead youth on Wednesday evenings, attend monthly youth outings around New York City, tutor children and youth and celebrate Christianity through the Arts and the Apologetics Cafe.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Work with Children & Youth

> After School Program - Monday thru Wednesday from 2:30-5:30PM
Help with homework, devotional, and breakout time for kids after school.

Contact Karen at for more information.

> Monthly Youth Outings - Sunday afternoons
Help kids explore new areas of the city through monthly trips to museums, parks, seasonal activities, etc.

Contact HFNY Team Leaders - Chris and Courtney McNerney at for more information.

Neighborhood Outreach

> Connections - Meal service

Wednesdays at 6PM (Oct 2-Nov 20)

Help serve meals to community members and families. Great for groups up to 10 to serve together!

RSVP to serve by date (below the video). For more information, contact .

> FLIP - Free Lunch in the Park

2nd-4th Saturdays of the month at 12:30PM

Help serve lunch, greet guests while they wait, and hand out seasonal necessities! On the corner of 7th Street and Avenue B by Tompkins Square Park.

RSVP to serve by date (below the video). Contact for more information.

> Apologetics Café

Fridays from 7PM-11:30PM

Volunteers needed every Friday night from 6:30PM-9PM and 9PM-11:30PM.  Bring bake goods; help set up tables, décor, and coffee station; help serve, greet and participate in Q&A; help break down at the end of the night.

Contact Chris McNerney at .


205 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

HFNY Staff Contact:

Whitney Edge,



Upcoming Events:

4/18/14 7:00 PM

Graffiti-Apologetics Cafe

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4/25/14 7:00 PM

Graffiti-Apologetics Cafe

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4/26/14 12:00 PM

Graffiti: Volunteer at Spring Carnival for Alphabet City Kids

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4/30/14 5:30 PM

Graffiti - Serve at Community Connections

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5/2/14 7:00 PM

Graffiti-Apologetics Cafe

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5/9/14 7:00 PM

Graffiti-Apologetics Cafe

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5/16/14 7:00 PM

Graffiti-Apologetics Cafe

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