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
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 &
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
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.
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 ceremony is held on both the Queens and Staten Island