City Council District 39 Primary Candidate Forum

Join the Park Slope Civic Council and community co-sponsors for a Candidates’ Forum for the 39th District primary on the New York City Council on Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 5:00 PM. RSVP here.

The 39th Council District covers all of what is thought of as Park Slope, as well as adjacent neighborhoods to the northwest and south. District maps are available here. The current Council Member, Brad Lander, has held the position since 2009 and, due to term limits, cannot run for reelection. As a result, candidates are running for an open seat.

Weather permitting, the event will be held outside on the field behind the Old Stone House. Enter on 4th Street, between 5 and 4th Avenues. Bring a chair or a blanket. We will have limited seating available for those who prefer. If weather does not allow for an outdoor event, we will hold the forum over Zoom.


Old Stone House, Community Board 6, the 5th Avenue Business Improvement District, Park Slope Parents, and Park Slope Neighbors


This will be the first election for which ranked choice voting will be utilized. This means that, in addition to voting for your preferred candidate, you will have the option to vote for as many as four others for that office, in ranked order of preference. Click here to learn more about ranked choice voting to be sure you know what to expect on your ballot this year.