Murray Hill Neighborhood Association Committees

Groups supporting neighborhood causes.

Volunteer to Join a Committee

The Murray Hill Neighborhood Association has several active committees, including the ones listed below. We encourage fellow members of the MHNA to join us and become part of a working committee. Please email us at if you are interested in volunteering.

CommitteeFunctionVolunteer Opportunities
Annual Festival on Park AvenueProduces the longest-running annual street fair in New York City, including walking tours of historic Murray Hill, a neighborhood silent auction, book sales, and a bake sale.Volunteers assist in setting up the fair and help staff tables and events on the day of the fair.
Community Board LiaisonPresents the views and interests of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association to Community Board 6, the Midtown East Community Association, and other civic groups. Informs the neighborhood about significant community issues and reports back on MECA and other community meetings.Volunteers are encouraged to attend community meetings and report to the committees on key issues.
EventsDevelops annual programs of interesting excursions, holiday parties and various other social activities.Volunteers create events that are of interest to members, and report on them for the newsletter.
GrantsWorks with with government and private entities to secure grants and funds that are used to fulfill the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association’s mission.Volunteers work with the chair to research grant opportunities, write grant applications, and encourage sponsorships.
Green and CleanThe Green & Clean committee is committed to working with volunteers to clean tree beds and sidewalk garbage, as well as help beautify the neighborhood. We partner with Parks NYC, community schools, and other associations on important events, like It’s My Park Day and Earth Day. You can contact us at: greenandclean@murrayhillnyc.orgVolunteers meet weekly or monthly, and work with the chair to organize cleanups and greening activities.
Patrons of Park AvenuePOPA raises funds for the Park Avenue Mall beautification and maintenance. Volunteers help to maintain the malls.Volunteers work with the chair to help raise money and to maintain the beautiful Park Avenue malls.
Membership and Membership DevelopmentWorks to increase the visibility and outreach from the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association to the community and maintains the Association’s membership records.Volunteers work with the chair to promote individual, couple and business memberships, maintain and track member information, and respond to membership questions.
Merchant Discount ProgramObtains discounts from neighborhood businesses for members of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association. Solicits donations of goods or services for the annual block party and other MHNA events.Volunteers work with the chair to connect with businesses to encourage them to participate in the discount program and in other activities of the MHNA.
Merchant LiaisonWorks to increase the visibility of the Murray Hill neighborhood association among businesses in our neighborhood.Volunteers are encouraged to promote business participation in the activities of the Association by conveying business concerns to the Association and encouraging business membership.
NewsletterReports on neighborhood activities and issues of concern to our members, partners, and prospective members. The newsletter is published three times a year in print and electronic media, as well as on the Association’s website.Volunteers write articles, solicit advertisers, and produce the newsletter.
Preservation & Design

Advocates and promotes preservation and protection of the historic low-rise residential character of Murray Hill through contact with city and government agencies. Works with the Landmarks Preservation Commission to recommend buildings for NYC landmark designation as well as areas for historic district designation. Promotes public awareness of Murray Hill’s rich architectural and cultural heritage through walking tours and other programs. Helps to fight oversized new development in Murray Hill. 

Volunteers work with the committee to research the architectural and cultural history of the area and follow  new development and violations in the neighborhood.  Volunteers support the many preservation projects and activities of the committee.

Public SafetyOffers programs dealing with community safety and links the residents of Murray Hill to the 17th Precinct Community Council.Volunteers are encouraged to work with the chair by attending public meetings, monitoring and reporting on issues.
Quality of LifeLiaises with other committees and community organizations to enhance the sense of well-being and continue to ensure the quality of life in our neighborhood.Volunteers attend community meetings, monitor quality of life issues, report issues to 311, and raise issues if they are encountered.
Social MediaMaintains the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association’s presence on Facebook.Volunteers work with the chair to provide images and texts for Facebook posts.
Third AvenueChampions for the improvement and beautification of Third Avenue between 34th and 39th StreetVolunteers help with outreach to Third Avenue businesses, monitor and raise issues, and report issues to 311.
Traffic and TransportationAddresses traffic and parking issues in Murray Hill.Volunteers provide updates to the website and Facebook, and monitor and report on issues to the newsletter and to the trustees.
WebsiteMaintains the Murray Hill Neighborhood Association website.Volunteers are encouraged to write news articles for the website, provide updates and ideas, and to perform website administration functions.