Countdown to Fifty Forward Fête

Save the date for our BIG celebration on October 10th, with community conversations in May and June/July.

10/10 Fifty Forward Fête

Fifty Forward Fête | October 10, 2024 | Museum of the City of New York

If you haven’t heard, ANHD is turning 50 this year! And with a BIG year comes a BIG celebration for all the work we’ve done together.

Join us on October 10th for our Fifty Forward Fête at the Museum of the City of New York! This will be a ticketed event, and we can’t wait to see everyone as we honor ANHD members and supporters, celebrate our past accomplishments, and pave the way for the next 50 years. And, of course, there’ll be plenty of music for you to hit the dance floor. So, don’t wait—register for an unforgettable evening!

Register today!

For general questions/comments or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Lauren Nye, Director of Operations.

Get ready to #BuildCommunityPower with us!

7/16 In Community: Unlocking the Archives

This summer, we immersed ourselves in the rich stories of New York City’s community development movement. In celebration of our 50th anniversary, ANHD conducted dozens of interviews to reflect on our journey and shape our future. During this event, we shared these stories, listened to live oral histories from movement leaders, and celebrated our collective history.

Speakers included:

  • Rolando Guzman, Deputy Director of Community Preservation at St. Nick’s Alliance
  • Thomas Yu, Executive Director of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)
  • Lisa Talma, Vice President of Philanthropic Initiatives at Deutsche Bank
  • Alyssa Katz, Executive Editor of THE CITY
  • Jumaane D. Williams, New York City Public Advocate

Opening remarks by Barika Williams, ANHD Executive Director

The event featured:

  • A live, on-stage oral history of community development leaders
  • An oral history station where participants contributed to the archive, as part of the fabric of the community development movement and New York City
  • Food from local Chinatown restaurants
  • Beer and wine

5/28 In Community: Expanding Equity

Expanding Equity | May 28, 2024 | Trinity Commons

No housing is affordable or secure without a good job and access to economic opportunities.

Yet, as New York City develops and grows, our longstanding barriers and inequalities to homes, jobs, and small businesses for our low- and moderate-income New Yorkers, people of color, immigrants, and other marginalized populations persist. We have an opportunity to bridge the longstanding equity gaps we see in our neighborhoods and communities. 

During our in-community conversation on Expanding Equity, we heard from Janis Bowdler, Counselor for Racial Equity, who discussed how the US Treasury is rethinking and introducing programs and policies that advance economic equity for communities of color and address the disparities in wealth and financial security.

The program was followed by a panel discussion with Anisha Steephen, Senior Advisor, U.S. Treasury, Sarah Salem, Director of Community Engagement for the Thriving Communities Technical Assistance, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, and Elizabeth Zeldin, Director, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc., moderated by Barika X. Williams, Executive Director, ANHD.



Individual tickets are available via Eventbrite, and group and sponsor packages are managed by connecting with Lauren Nye (


In-person attendees are asked to be fully vaccinated and comply with all New York City and New York State guidelines at the time of the event. We support masks to protect vulnerable populations and will have masks on hand at all events. ANHD will also have hand sanitizer available. 


All conference event spaces are fully accessible by wheelchair and are ADA compliant. If you have any questions or accommodation or service requests to fully participate with us, please contact Director of Operations Lauren Nye at at least 15 days prior to the event.


The official ANHD 50th Hashtags are #ANHD50thAnniversary and as always, #BuildCommunityPower.

Follow the event series on Instagram and LinkedIn @ANHDnyc for up-to-date info and recaps!

Consultants, Vendors & Partners

ANHD is prioritizing working with an array of local and MWBE consultants, vendors & partners. Our partners and vendors include:

  • Black Heart
  • Luce Productions
  • Manny Cantor Center
  • Museum of the City of New York 
  • Rodriguez Valle Creative
  • Trinity Church Wall Street 
  • NY Printing & Graphics