2021 Mayoral Forums

This page compiles all forums and debates for the 2021 Mayoral race. Here, you can find the dates, sponsors, video recordings, twitter summaries, and press coverage for all forums that have already happened. You can also find dates, sponsors, and registration information for upcoming forums. If we are missing any forums or information, please let us know!

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March 2021
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Upcoming Forums

May 13, 2021
Official Democratic Mayoral Debate #1
Hosted by NYC Campaign Finance Board and NY1

Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

June 2021

June 2, 2021
Official Democratic Mayoral Debate #2
Hosted by NYC Campaign Finance Board and ABC

Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

June 7, 2021
Race to City Hall
Hosted by the 92Y and City & State

Register here

June 16, 2021
Official Democratic Mayoral Debate #3
Hosted by NYC Campaign Finance Board and NBC

Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

Past Forums

April 2021

April 8, 2021 @ 9:30AM-11:00AM
A New New York: A Mayoral Town Hall on Supportive Housing
Hosted by The Supportive Housing Network of New York, Enterprise, Trinity Church Wall Street

Stream the forum live on Youtube Live

April 14, 2021 @ 9:30AM-11:00AM
Mayoral Forum on Aging in New York City
Hosted by LiveOn NY, City Limits, United Neighborhood Houses, Citymeals on Wheels, The New York Academy of Medicine, and the Hunter College Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging

Find more information and register on the LiveOn NY Website

March 2021

March 31, 2021
NYC Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by YAMA Action

Find more information on the Facebook Event

March 31, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Chippewa Democratic Club and Liberty Democratic Association

Find more information on the Facebook Announcement

March 30, 2021
Criminal Justice and Reentry Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Osborne Association, Getting Out Staying Out, The Fortune Society, Faith Communities for Just Reentry, Youth Represent, Urban Justice Center, Exodus Transitional Community, Women’s Community Justice Association, NYC Fair Chance Housing Campaign, and John Jay College Institute for Justice and Opportunity

Find more information on the Twitter Announcement and Zoom Registration

March 26, 2021
New York Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Asiyah Women’s Center (AWC), the New York Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY), the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY), Women for Afghan Women (WAW), Turning Point for Women and Families (TP), The African Immigrants’ Commission of NY & NJ, LAAL NYC, Malikah, and the Union of Arab Women (UAU)

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

March 25, 2021
Safe, Equitable, and Accessible Streets: A Mayoral Forum on the Future of Transportation in NYC
Hosted by Riders Alliance, Transportation Alternatives, Regional Plan Association, Straphangers Campaign, Families for Safe Streets, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and StreetsPAC

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Zoom Registration and RPA’s Website
Read Twitter thread summaries from 2 Ave Sagas, Doug Gordon, Bridges 4 People, Dave Colon, Sam Raskin, Julianne Cuba, Ben Max, and Danielle Muoio

March 25, 2021
Newsmakers 2021: 3rd NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by Center for Community Media @ Newmark School

Find more information on the Newmark School Website
Read press coverage in the BK Reader

March 23, 2021
Reimagining a City That Works For All New Yorkers
Hosted by the Community Service Society, El Puente, Legal Aid Society, City & State, Amsterdam News, and PIX11

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Community Service Society’s Website

March 23, 2021
Meet the Candidates 2021
Hosted by League of Independent Theater

Find more information and register on the Facebook Event

March 22, 2021
A Forum with the Leading Candidates for Mayor of NYC
Hosted by Yeshiva University Political Action Club and Dunner Political Science Society

Find more information and register on the Zoom Registration
Read press coverage in The Jerusalem Post

March 21, 2021
Youth Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Freedom March NYC

Find more information on the Facebook Event

March 18, 2021
Climate Jobs and Justice Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Climate Works for All Coalition: ALIGN NY, Sunrise, DC37, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance, We Act for Environmental Justice, PSC CUNY, People’s Climate Movement, Jewish Climate Action Network NYC, NYSNA, Movement School, Queens Climate Project, NYLPI

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Zoom Registration and ALIGN NY Website

March 18, 2021
New York Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by the American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee, American Pakistani Advocacy Group, APNA Brooklyn Community Center, Brooklyn Emerge, Muslim Urban Professionals (MUPPIES), Shia Muslim Council of New York, Muslim Community Network, Muslims for Progress (MFP), Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA), and American Muslim Bar Association

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Every Action Registration
Read Twitter thread summaries from Madina Toure and Ben Max

March 18, 2021
Meet the NYC Mayoral Candidates
Hosted by New York Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event and Zoom Registration
Read a Twitter thread summary from Joe Anuta

March 18, 2021
The Next Mayor’s Access to Justice Agenda: The Candidates in Conversation with Bill Ritter on Justice System Priorities
Hosted by Fordham University School of Law

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Zoom Registration

March 17, 2021
A Caring and Compassionate NYC Mayoral Forum
Hosted by VOCAL-NY

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the VOCAL NY Website
Read Twitter thread summaries from VOCAL-NY and Ben Max
Read press coverage in the Gotham Gazette

March 17, 2021
Youth Organizer + Education Justice: Mayoral Candidate Forum Part II
Hosted by The Brotherhood Sister Sol, Childrens Defense Fund New York, Dignity in Schools, Girls for Gender Equity, Integrate NYC, Teen Activist Project, Urban Youth Collaborative, and Youth Power Coalition

Watch the recording Youtube
Find more information on the Facebook Event

March 17, 2021
Youth Organizer + Education Justice: Mayoral Candidate Forum Part I
Hosted by The Brotherhood Sister Sol, Childrens Defense Fund New York, Dignity in Schools, Girls for Gender Equity, Integrate NYC, Teen Activist Project, Urban Youth Collaborative, and Youth Power Coalition

Find more information on the Facebook Event

March 11, 2021
Mayoral Forum on Housing and Homelessness
Hosted by NY1, NYU Furman Center, New York Housing Conference, and United for Housing

Watch the recording on NY1’s Website
Find more information on NY1’s Website
Read press coverage in NY1 and Black Star News

March 10, 2021
Vote 2021: A Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan and The Forward

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read Twitter thread summaries from Ben Max and JFREJ
Read press coverage in the Jewish Journal

March 4, 2021
Youth Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Teens Take Charge

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Teens Take Charge Website
Read a Twitter thread summary from Madina Toure
Read press coverage in Politico and the Daily News

March 4, 2021
Restaurant and Nightlife Mayoral Forum Part 2
Hosted by the New York City Hospitality Alliance

Watch the recording on Youtube

March 1, 2021
2021 Candidate Forum
Hosted by Arturo Schomburg Democratic Club

Watch the recording on Facebook Live

March 1, 2021
Mayoral Candidates Forum: Who Will Lead to a Safer, More Equitable Streetscape?
Hosted by Bike New York

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Spoke Series Page
Read Twitter thread summaries from Ben Max, Bike New York, and David Meyer
Read press coverage in WNYC, Gothamist, and Streetsblog

February 27, 2021
Candidate Forum on Tenants’ Rights
Hosted by WBAI 99.5 FM, Tenant/Inquilino Newspaper, Met Council on Housing, Tenants PAC, Tenants and Neighbors

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

February 25, 2021
#OrganizeToWin Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by NYPAN and Our Revolution

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Mobilize Registration

February 25, 2021
Mayoral Forum Session 4
Hosted by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

February 25, 2021
Future Voters Town Hall
Hosted by New York City Campaign Finance Board, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development, and YVote

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information in the BRIC Announcement

February 25, 2021
A Conversation on Poverty and Economic Mobility
Hosted by Robin Hood Foundation

Watch the recording on the Twitter Broadcast
Find more information on the Facebook Announcement
Read a Twitter thread summary from Shant Shahrigian
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

February 24, 2021
Managing NYC’s Fiscal Crisis: A CBC Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by the Citizen’s Budget Commission

Watch the recording on Vimeo
Find more information on the Citizens Budget Commission Website
Read a Twitter thread summary from Citizens Budget Commission
Read press coverage in the New York Times and Gotham Gazette

February 24, 2021
Mayoral Forum Session 3
Hosted by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

February 24, 2021
Mayoral Forum Session 2
Hosted by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

February 23, 2021
Mayoral Forum Session 1
Hosted by Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

February 19, 2021
Mayoral Endorsement Meeting
Hosted by Four Freedoms Democratic Club

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the FFDC Registration

February 18, 2021
Mayoral Forum on Culturally Responsive Education
Hosted by Make the Road and Coalition for Educational Justice

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Eventbrite Registration
Read Twitter thread summaries from Madina Toure

February 18, 2021
NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by New York Jewish Agenda

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Zoom Registration
Read a Twitter thread summary from Emily Ngo

February 18, 2021
Newsmakers 2021: 2nd NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by Center for Community Media @ Newmark School

Find more information on the Zoom Registration

February 16, 2021
Follow Black Women NYC Mayoral Town Hall
Hosted by Community Voices Heard Action

Watch the recording on Vimeo
Find more information on the Facebook Event
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

February 16, 2021
Greater Harlem Unite: Next Gen Candidate Forum Part II
Hosted by National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) Manhattan Section, Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Action Network (NAN) Youth Huddle, Strategy for Black Lives, and Educated Voter

Watch the recording on Facebook Live

February 11, 2021
East Harlem NYCHA Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by East Harlem Democratic Club, District Leader Eddie Gibbs, and District Leader Sharese DeBouse

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Twitter Announcement

February 10, 2021
Staten Island Democratic Clubs’ Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Hosted by Staten Island Young Dems, Staten Island Political Action Club, North Shore Democratic Club, Staten Island Democratic Association, South Shore Democratic Club, and Democratic Organization of Richmond County

Find more information on the Zoom Registration
Read Twitter thread summaries from Sally Goldenberg
Read press coverage in SI Live

We’re still looking for a recording of this forum. If you have it, let us know!

February 10, 2021
Road to Progress Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Muslim Democratic Club of New York, Yalla Brooklyn, The Jewish Vote, American Pakistani Public Affairs Committee, Bangladeshi American Advocacy Group, Bangladeshi Americans for Political Progress, Muslims for Progress, and Young African Network

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Zoom Registration
Read Twitter thread summaries from Murad Awawdeh and MDCNY

February 9, 2021
Town Hall on the Future of Food in NYC
Hosted by Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, Equity Advocates, Food Bank for NYC, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, Live On NY, City Harvest, UJA Federation, Hunger Free America, West Side Campaign Against Hunger, and the Tisch Center for Food Education and Policy at Teachers College

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the City Harvest Website
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

February 9, 2021
Restaurant and Nightlife Mayoral Forum Part 1
Hosted by New York City Hospitality Alliance

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read a Twitter thread summary from Ben Max

February 9, 2021
Greater Harlem Unite: Next Gen Candidate Forum Part I
Hosted by National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) Manhattan Section, Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Action Network (NAN) Youth Huddle, Strategy for Black Lives, and Educated Voter

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event
Read a Twitter thread summary from Sally Goldenberg
Read press coverage in Pix11

February 8, 2021
The Albany Agenda Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Empire State Indivisible

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Mobilize Registration
Read Twitter thread summaries from Empire State Indivisible and Joe Anuta
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

February 8, 2021
Bronx Democratic Party Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Bronx Democratic Party and BronxNet

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Read Twitter thread summaries from Syed Ali

February 7, 2021
Downtown Democratic Clubs’ NYC Mayor Candidate Forum
Hosted by Downtown Independent Democratic Club, CODA LES, Grand Street Democrats, New Downtown Democrats, United Democratic Organization, Village Independent Democrats, and Village Reform Democratic Club

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the DID Registration

February 7, 2021
LittleAfrica BronxNews Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Little Africa Bronx News

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Read press coverage in Little Africa Bronx News

February 6, 2021
NYC Mayoral Forum

Hosted by Voice for Youth

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Event

February 4, 2021
Mayoral Candidates Meet Homeless New Yorkers: A Forum by and for Directly Impacted Individuals

Hosted by UWS Open Hearts Initiative, Da Homeless Hero, Urban Justice Center, VOCAL New York, Human.NYC, and Neighbors Together

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Facebook Event and UWS Open Hearts Website
Read press coverage in Patch, I Love the Upper West Side, the West Side Rag, Gothamist, and Politico

February 3, 2021
Queens Democrats Mayoral Forum

Hosted by Queens County Democratic Party

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Zoom Registration and Twitter Announcement

January 2021

January 31, 2021
Brooklyn Dems Debate
Hosted by the Kings County Democratic Party

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette, the Daily News, the New York Times, and Politico

January 31, 2021
The NYC Black Educators Coalition Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Eagle Academy Foundation, Association of Black Educators of New York, and Black-EdFluencer United

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read a Twitter thread summary from Madina Toure

January 30, 2021
VIDA General Meeting with Citywide Candidates
Hosted by Vanguard Independent Democratic Association

Watch the recording on Facebook Live

January 28, 2021
Education First Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by PLACE NYC

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the PLACE Registration

January 28, 2021
Newsmakers 2021: 1st NYC Mayoral Candidates Forum
Hosted by Center for Community Media @ Newmark School

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Zoom Registration
Read a Twitter thread summary from Sally Goldenberg
Read press coverage in the Brooklyn Reader

January 27, 2021
NYC Mayoral Candidates Education Policy Panel
Hosted by Columbia Law School Education Law and Policy Society, and NYU Law School Education Law and Policy Society

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read Twitter thread summaries from Madina Toure: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

January 26, 2021
CSA Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Council of School Supervisors and Administrators

Find more information on the CSA Website
Read press coverage on Pix11

January 26, 2021
The Race for Mayor 2021: Addressing Equity in Health Care During COVID-19 and Beyond
Hosted by Community Service Society, City & State, Make The Road New York, Community Voices Heard

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

January 25, 2021
DC37 Mayoral Forum
Hosted by DC37

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read Twitter thread summaries from Shant Shahrigian and Sally Goldenberg
Read press coverage in Queens County Politics

January 25, 2021
NYCHA Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Fight for NYCHA

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Facebook Event

January 23, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Chelsea Reform Democratic Club and Hells Kitchen Dems

Find more information on the Facebook Event
Read a Twitter thread summary from Ben Max

We’re still looking for a recording of this forum. If you have it, let us know!

January 22, 2021
Parenting and Education Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by People First Democratic Club

Find more information on the Facebook Event
Read a Twitter thread summary from Madina Toure
Read press coverage in the Parkchester Times

We’re still looking for a recording of this forum. If you have it, let us know!

January 19, 2021
Brooklyn Democratic Mayoral Forum
Hosted by 44th Assembly District Committee, 500 Men Making a Difference, Bay Ridge Democrats, Breuklen Resident Community Council, Brooklyn United for Biden/Harris, Brooklyn Young Democrats, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Independent Neighborhood Democrats, Indivisible Nation Brooklyn, Lamba Independent Democrats of Brooklyn, New Kings Democrats, New York for Biden/Harris, North Brooklyn Progressive Democrats, Persist Brooklyn, Protect Sunset Park, Real Action Community Democrats, South Central Brooklyn United for Progress, Strategy for Black Lives, Sunset Park Latino Democrats, Unified Political Association, and Womxn’s Health and Reproductive Rights

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Mobilize Registration

January 15, 2021
The Justice Clapback: The Mayoral Feedback Loop
Hosted by The Arc of Justice

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Find more information on the Facebook Announcement
Read a Twitter thread summary from Sally Goldenberg
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

January 13, 2021
2021 Mayoral Forum
Hosted by West Harlem Progressive Democratic Club

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Facebook Event

January 7, 2021
Mayoral Candidate Forum
Hosted by Uptown Community Democrats

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

December 2020

December 15, 2020
New York City Mayoral Forum
Hosted by Amplify Her

Watch the recording on Amplify Her Website
Find more information on the Amplify Her Website
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

December 13, 2020
Mayoral Mental Health Town Hall
Hosted by Citizen Action and the Correct Crisis Intervention Today (CCIT-NYC)

Watch the recording on Facebook Live
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette

December 5, 2020
Housing & Homelessness Forum
Hosted by Housing Conservation Coordinators and West Side Neighborhood Alliance

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read a Twitter thread summary from Emily Higginbotham
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette and AMNY

November 2020

November 17, 2020
The Future of Public Safety
Hosted by Central Brooklyn Political Action Association and NYPAN

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read a Twitter thread summary from Janos Marton
Read press coverage in Gotham Gazette and NY1

November 12, 2020
Mayoral Forum
Hosted by West Side Democrats

Watch the recording on Youtube
Find more information on the Mobilize Registration
Read press coverage in the West Side Rag, NY1, Patch, and Gotham Gazette

October 2020

October 13, 2020
Meet the Next Mayor
Hosted by Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club

Watch the recording on Youtube
Read Twitter thread summaries from Ben Max and Samy Nemir Olivares
Read press coverage in Gay City News, the Daily News, and Politico