Our Programs

Throughout the year, civic and health groups promote the cultural interest and physical well-being of New York residents. Through its Office of Community Relations, St. John's actively supports these efforts.

Whether promoting awareness of or raising funds for issues important to St. John's neighbors, the Office of Community Relations partners in the following events:

American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Walk
St. John's University is a  proud Flagship Sponsor of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Over the past fifteen years, staff, faculty and students have helped raise close to $750,000 in support of cancer awareness.

University Blood Drives
To boost blood donations and raise awareness about the New York-area's blood supply, the Office of Community Relations hosts several campus-wide blood drives each year. Events are open to the public and all are encouraged to donate.

New York Organ Donors Network
St. John's University is partnering with the NY Organ Donor's Network to increase awareness and foster understanding of organ and tissue donation in an effort to make organ donation a fundamental societal value.The New York Organ Donor Network is dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissues for people in need of life-saving and life-improving transplants.

Italian Heritage & Cultural Month
Celebrating Italian culture in New York, St. John's serves as the annual host for the Italian Heritage and Culture  Month. The event includes   exhibits, music, refreshments and a proclamation honoring local residents who promote Italian-American culture.                              

Great Lawn Summer Concert
Through St. John’s free "Great Lawn Summer Concert" series, the Office of Community Relations promotes cultural vitality in Queens by working with local civic and government agencies.

Staten Island Concert Series
Richmond County Opera is the only non-profit Staten Island based professional opera company that has consistently served the greater SI community by performing high quality productions with a full orchestra. Its mission is to educate and to entertain via live opera productions so that it makes such music accessible to all, with low or at no cost tickets.

Veteran's Day Observance
St. John's University and the Office of Community Relations honor the brave men and women in uniform who have served our country. The annual Veteran's Day ceremony is held on both the Queens and Staten Island campuses.