MIDTOWN — Midtown Community Court is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month.
The court was founded as a public-private partnership between the New York State Court System and the Fund for the City of New York to address prostitution, shoplifting, graffiti and other quality-of-life offenses in and around Times Square.
To mark the occasion, it's hosting a cocktail party at the Morgan Library & Museum Monday on Oct. 21 to honor the Shubert Organization, which helped launch the court in 1993. Errol Louis, host of NY1's "Inside City Hall," will serve as master of ceremonies.
Tickets cost $250, $500 and $1,000, and sponsorships are also available for $5,000 and $10,000. The program runs from 6 to 8 p.m.
The court offers counseling groups, drug- and mental-health treatment, and other programs as alternatives to jail time.