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Wikipedia NYC Meetup event & outreach page of Wikimedia NYC local chapter of NYC metro area
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Region of Wikimedia New York City activities

The Wikimedia New York City organization is an official chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation, known for being the parent organization behind Wikipedia. The goal of the chapter is to support the New York tri-state area with educational initiatives, development of free culture, providing free central knowledge, and advocating for the best interests of the community.

Mission[edit]

Wikimedia New York City is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and local Wikimedia chapter for New York City and the New York metropolitan area.

The mission of Wikimedia NYC shall be to promote the progress of free content, and especially Wikipedia and the various Wikimedia Foundation projects, in the local community (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania), by:

  • Engaging in a wide range of educational initiatives teaching how to use and contribute to free content projects;
  • Expanding access to and use of free content projects at all levels of the local community;
  • Promoting free content development in local cultural institutions;
  • Providing a forum for knowledge sharing among contributors to free content projects;
  • Developing and leading initiatives for the expansion of educational content under a free license or in the public domain;
  • Advocating for the best interests of free content creators and consumers in the local community

Contact us[edit]

Wikimedia New York City, Inc. as an organization is an independent entity of the Wikimedia Foundation, the charity that operates sites such as the English Wikipedia. Wikimedia New York City has absolutely no editorial control over the contents of websites managed by the Foundation. If you wish to contact the Wikimedia Foundation, please see their contact page.

Google calendar[edit]

For upcoming events of Wikimedia NYC, please reference the header box (above, in yellow) that is on all of these Meetup pages. Additionally, there is a mailing list as well as a Google calendar to which you can also subscribe.

Additional calendars are on the Event Archive tab

Friendly space policy[edit]

See Friendly space policy

Harassment Resource Guide[edit]

  • Project page: Matias, J. N., Benesch, S., Earley, P., Gillespie, T., Keegan, B., Levy, N., & Maher, E. (2015). Online Harassment Resource Guide. Wikimedia Meta-Wiki: Research.

Join now[edit]

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See Donation page

Board[edit]

Wikimedia New York City
Chapter Overview
As of 20 Jan 2016
see also: Board on Meta
for elections to the WM NYC Board, see: Wikimedia New York City Elections

The Board of Directors is responsible for the every day operations of the chapter. Members of the Board act as Directors of the company and as trustees. The original incorporators signed our non-profit charter in March 2009. Elections are held in the summer, typically in July.

2017-2018 Wikimedia New York City Board of Directors[edit]

2016-2017 Wikimedia New York City Board of Directors)

This board was elected 14 September 2016 at the annual meeting. Officer were selected 18 October 2015

2015-2016 Wikimedia New York City Board of Directors)

For a list of other participants, please see Participants list on Meta

Board meeting minutes[edit]

2018[edit]

2017[edit]

  • January 10, 2017: Etherpad
  • March 19, 2017: March 2017
  • May 1, 2017: notes
  • May 18,2017: (notes intentionally not published)
  • June 17, 2017: meeting with WMF guest and board meeting
  • July 1, 2017 board retreat

2016[edit]

2012[edit]

WikiWednesday minutes[edit]

Chapter business is often discussed at these regular meetings

Committees[edit]

See Volunteer teams (historical)

Note: All board members are strongly encouraged to volunteer on at least two committees. Committees are open to all interested WM NYC members -- board membership is not required!

Board members and advisors who are not on committees yet: DGG, DrX, Jeremyb, Mozucat

Affiliations[edit]

Insurance, etc.[edit]

Bylaws[edit]

See Bylaws

Important links @ Meta[edit]

Action plan[edit]

Strategic plan[edit]

Grants[edit]

Wikimedia Foundation Grantmaking
See also PEG Grants (2009-2014)

Proposals[edit]

History[edit]

See Wikimedia New York City – History
  • To Do List

Chapter reports[edit]

Wikimedia Chapter Reports – Wikimedia New York City (2010-2014)

Food[edit]

Food (details)
Note: Bold denotes we have ordered from them in the past – Also, don't forget to bring paper printout of tax exempt form and mention when ordering!
Restaurant menus
  • Bareburger: 153 8th Avenue (17th and 18th Street), New York, NY 212-414-2273. menu burgers
  • Dirty Bird To Go, Chelsea: 204 W. 14th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-620-4836. menu chicken
  • Five Guys: 14th Street: 56 W. 14th Street (off 6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011 212-675-2229 menu burgers
  • GustOrganics: 519 Avenue of the Americas (13th St & 14th St), New York, NY 10011 212-242-5800. menu organic, veg
  • The Hummus & Pita Co : 6th Avenue: 585 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10011 212-510-7405. menu Middle Eastern
  • Maoz Vegetarian: 38 Union Sq East (S Park Ave & 17th St), New York, NY 10003 212-260-1988 menu veg
  • Potbelly: 41 W. 14th Street (6th Avenue), New York, NY 10011 646-289-4209. menu sandwiches
  • Sala One Nine: 35 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 212-229-2300. menu tapas
  • Two Boots, West Village: 201 W. 11th Street (at 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10014 212-633-9096. menu pizza
Catering menus
Catering – larger events

Admin[edit]

See Admin area

External links[edit]