Saturday, July 23, 2016

THERE'LL BE LAUGHING, SINGING, AND MUSIC SWINGING AT THE ADIRONDACK BAR


Adirondack Beat
Saturday, August 6th, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kristen (instead of Kyle) will spin Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Girl Groups, Instrumentals, Oldies, and more on 45 rpm vinyl at The Adirondack on Saturday, August 6th, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Admission is free. 

During Adirondack Beat, draft beers are $1 off and well drinks cost $4. This neighborhood bar focuses on New York State craft beer, featuring beer on tap, bottled, and in cans, cocktails, and snacks.

Directions to The Adirondack by subway: take the F or G train to the Fort Hamilton Parkway station and get out at the Reeve Place-Prospect Avenue exit (back of Coney Island-bound train, front of Queens-bound train).

Event location
 

The Adirondack
1241 Prospect Avenue
between Greenwood Avenue and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace
(718) 871-0100
theadirondackbar @ gmail.com
http://www.theadirondackbar.com/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Adirondack 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theadirondack/

Thursday, July 21, 2016

QUEER PARTY AT SYCAMORE BAR


Q Train 
Thursday, August 4th, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. 

Ditmas Park's only queer party
in Brooklyn's only combination bar and flower shop
 on the first Thursday of every month 

No cover charge.

 Whimsy Twinzeltoes hosts Bingo at 8:00 p.m.
DJ Kandylion spins music at 10:00 p.m.
  late-night performance on the bar by Zalika Parsons at 11:00 p.m.

 Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop 
1118 Cortelyou Road 
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road 
Ditmas Park
 (347) 240-5850
  sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

KIDS' BOOK AND TOY SALE...AND A CONCERT


Friends of Greenwood Playground will present an all-ages concert with Brooklyn Bass Daddy this Saturday, July 23rd, at 11:00 a.m. The band plays family-friendly funk, pop, and soul.

In addition, a kids' book and toy sale will be going on from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All of the items will be sold at a deep tag-sale discount.

The sale will benefit the great programming at the playground that has continued year after year, thanks to the efforts and dedication of neighborhood volunteers.

To donate to the sale, bring gently-used kids’ books and toys in good working order to Greenwood Playground, starting at 8:30 a.m. The toys must have all parts attached in a Ziploc baggie.


If you have any questions about the book and toy sale, send an e-mail to the Friends at greenwoodplayground @ gmail.com.

Location
Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
one block from the Windsor Terrace - Kensington border

Hashtag: #FOGPFUN

"ZIKA--WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW" TO BE PRESENTED AT COMMUNITY BOARD 7 OFFICE

Health and Mental Health Committee of Community Board 7
Monday, August 1st, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH) will make a presentation about the Zika virus ("ZIKA--What you need to know") at the next meeting of the Health and Mental Health Committee of Community Board 7.

People who get Zika usually get it from a bite from one type of mosquito (Aedes),

                           

sexual contact, and blood contact. The virus isn't spread by casual contact. Read more about Zika (travel alerts, reported cases in New York City, symptoms, testing, pregnancy warning, and more) on this NYC DOHMH page.

This meeting is open to the public, as are meetings of the other committees of Community Board 7. It is scheduled to will be held on Monday, August 1st, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Meeting location
Community Board 7 Office
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
website: http://www.brooklyncb7.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT PROMOTES THE POLICE-COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP


66th Precinct National Night Out
Tuesday, August 2nd, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

"National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live."
                                            --National Association of Town Watch and National Night Out

National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

The free event will feature food, giveaways, games, a petting zoo, rides, and more.

Location
in front of the 66th Precinct

5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Hosted by the 66th Precinct, the 66th Precinct Community Council, and Community Board 12.


Monday, July 18, 2016

PLAYGROUND CALENDAR: JULY AND AUGUST ACTIVITIES AT GREENWOOD PLAYGROUND

Friends of Greenwood Playground presents the following events
through the end of August

For kids:
  • Sing-alongs
  • dance performance and dance party (ballet and hip-hop dance-along)
  • music concert
  • sculpture *
  • origami workshop
  • storytelling
  • science
  • drawing with chalk
  • dance performance and henna station
  • recycled art *
  • summer camp basic crafts

For adults:
  • introduction to watercolor painting *

For everyone:
  • book and toy sale 

* To pre-register for Private Picassos' workshops, send an e-mail with the following information to info @ privatepicassos.com to reserve your spot:
  • Student Name
  • Student Age
  • Parent Name (only for kids' workshops)
  • Parent E-mail
  • Workshop Title/Date/Time

Location
Greenwood Playground is on E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue, one block from the Windsor Terrace - Kensington border.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

VENDORS WANTED FOR CRAFT FAIR THIS WINTER


Flatbush Jewish Center will be hosting its first annual Winter Craft Fair on Sunday, December 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crafters of all types are invited to apply for a vendor table at the fair, priced at $50.00.

To get an application, send an e-mail to office @ flatbushjewishcenter.org.

Flatbush Jewish Center 
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 871-5200 
fax: (718) 871-5204
e-mail: fandstjc  @  verizon.net 
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org 
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

HINTERLANDS BAR EXTENDS HOURS


Hinterlands Bar will open at 1:00 p.m. (rather than 5:00 p.m.) every day of the week, beginning on Saturday, July 16th. Closing time is at 4:00 a.m.

Hinterlands serves beer, wine, and cocktails. It'll also serve some food once the kitchen is up and running. In the meantime, customers are welcome to bring their own.

Hinterlands Bar
 739 Church Avenue 
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets 
Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 633-0550 
hinterlandsbar @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/hinterlandsbar
https://twitter.com/hinterlandsbar







NEW CO-WORKING SPACE ON CHURCH AVE.


A new coworking space has come to Kensington's Church Avenue, at the corner of E. 5th Street. It's a workspace created for people who don't work out of an office.

The space, called "Cowork on Church," offers these amenities:
  • Wi-Fi
  • printer and copier
  • coffee and tea
  • refrigerator
  • microwave
  • cold, filtered water
  • open lounge space next to the kitchenette
  • private offices available as needed (available soon)

Its hours of operation are Mondays through Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, it's closed.

Membership levels:

  • Full-time membership costs $300 per month per member.
    • It includes all of the more-than-twenty weekdays that are in every month, on Mondays through Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • Half-time membership costs $200 per month per member.
    • It includes ten weekdays per month, which works out to two or three days per week. The choice of times is Mondays through Thursdays, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Fridays, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 
  • Daily Drop-in costs $25 per day per member.
    • It includes just one weekday use of a work station.

For more information, check Cowork on Church's website at https://fjcbrooklyn.wordpress.com/renting-space/cowork-on-church.

If you'd like to visit the space, stop by Flatbush Jewish Center during the space's open hours. If you'd rather make an appointment instead, call the Center's office at (718) 871-5200 or send an e-mail to office @ flatbushjewishcenter.org.


The location of the coworking space is the 2nd floor of Flatbush Jewish Center (pictured above), 327 East 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue. The entrance is on E. 5th Street, and it's wheelchair-accessible, as is the elevator to the 2nd floor.

THESE WOMEN WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH



Drop the Mike: Stand-up Comedy
Wednesday, July 13th, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Sycamore Bar's "Drop the Mike" comedy night is an all-female (plus one male) stand-up comedy series. It will be hosted by Kendra Cunningham and will feature Myka Fox, Claudia Cogan, Rae Sanni, Lauren Maul, and Frank Liotti. 

Drop the Mike night is held on the second Wednesday of every month.

No cover charge.

Sycamore Bar and Flower Shop
1118 Cortelyou Road
between Stratford and Westminster roads
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
(map)

(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com 
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com/ 

MISSING SENIOR WITH DEMENTIA, ALOURDES LUCIEN


A Silver Alert was issued for Alourdes Lucien, a 73-year-old black female from the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. She has dementia. She only speaks Haitian Creole. 

Physical Description: 5'1" tall, 130 pounds, with gray hair in a ponytail.

Clothing: She was wearing black pants, a dark green sweater, and brown sandals. 

Where and When Last Seen: East 22nd Street and Cortelyou Road in Brooklyn at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 8th. 

If you see Ms. Lucien, call 9-1-1.

 To view this message in American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, or Yiddish, see http://on.nyc.gov/1ZlUYf1.

Friday, July 8, 2016

CHANGES FOR THIS WEEKEND'S F AND G TRAINS


Coney Island-bound F trains will run express
from Jay Street-MetroTech to Church Avenue
Weekends, from 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday, 
until Jul 11

Trains will stop at 7th Avenue.

No Coney Island-bound F trains will stop at Bergen Street, Carroll Street, Smith-9th streets, 4th Av-9th Street, 15th Street-Prospect Park, and Fort Hamilton Parkway.

For service to these stations, take the F to 7th Avenue or Church Avenue and transfer to a Jamaica-bound F.

For service from these stations, take the F to 7th Avenue or Jay Street-MetroTech and transfer to a Coney Island-bound F.

Note: No G trains will stop at these stations during this time.

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No G trains will stop between
Hoyt-Schermerhorn streets and Church Avenue
Weekends, from 11:45 PM Friday to 5 AM Monday,
until Jul 18

A and F trains will provide alternate service. 

No  G trains will stop at Bergen Street, Carroll Street, Smith-9th streets, 4th Avenue-9th Street, 7th Avenue, 15th Street-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway, and Church Avenue. Take the F instead.

• Transfer between the A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
• Transfer between the A and F trains at Jay Street-MetroTech.

G trains operate in two sections:
1. Between Court Square and Bedford-Nostrand avenues
2. Between Bedford-Nostrand and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes.

• Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand to continue your trip.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

DANCE AND PERFORMANCE ART AT THE COMMUNITY GARDEN (FREE)


Garden Variety Show
Saturday, July 16th, 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday, July 17th, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

At this evening of dance and performance art, watch a talented crew of performance artists as they bring thoughtfully provocative festivities to the garden lawn.

The performers are Ilona Bito, Naomi Rose Rodriguez, Julie Rooney, and Macklen Mayse.

Admission to the show is free, and it is open to everyone.

Location 
The East Fourth Street Community Garden 
179 E. 4th Street 
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway 
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
http://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475

LIVE IRISH MUSIC TONIGHT (FREE ADMISSION)

Live Irish Music
Thursday, July 7th, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Enjoy the diverse sounds of Irish music--sometimes lively and exhilarating, sometimes sweet, sometimes solemn--tonight at Shenanigans Pub. If you play or sing, you're invited to accompany the musicians.

They will entertain either indoors or in the backyard, weather permitting.

Location 
Shenanigans Pub 
802 Caton Avenue, at the corner of E. 8th Street 
Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 633-3689 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shenanigans-Pub/167371376609304

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

FREE YOGA CLASSES IN PROSPECT PARK

Free Yoga Classes in Prospect Park
Sundays, July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Evalena Leedy, co-founder of YogaSole, is offering free yoga classes in Prospect Park. The classes are open to people at all levels. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat with you.

Description of the class by Yoga Sole:
In this class, students will explore their strength and flexibility through a flow series of postures that incorporates twists, balancing, and some inversion. We will explore the body's subtleties, celebrate and honor our connection to the natural world. Build your endurance through breath, deepen your stretches, and increase self-awareness.

Register by calling (718) 541-1382 or sending an e-mail to 
info @ yogasole.com.

Directions to the free yoga classes

Enter Prospect Park by Bartel-Pritchard Square, across from the Pavilion movie theater. Walk straight ahead on West Drive. At the main loop, look to your left, where you will see Evalena under the big trees.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

LOCAL PRECINCT OFFICERS WILL MEET WITH WINDSOR TERRACE RESIDENTS (FREE)


Police Officer Daniel McGrath of the 72nd Precinct has announced the time and location of the next meeting between Windsor Terrace residents and local officers. The officers are interested in hearing the concerns of the particular community that they serve.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 23rd, at 10:30 a.m., in Good Shepherd Hall at Holy Name Church, 245 Prospect Park West (Prospect Park West at Prospect Avenue). The entrance to the hall is at the rear of the church.

The meeting is open to the public; everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Monday, July 4, 2016

MISSING FROM ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY


A Silver Alert was issued today, July 4th, at 11:00 a.m., for George Blair. Mr. Blair is a 70-year-old black male from the Kensington area of Brooklyn. He has Alzheimer’s Disease, and he may need medical attention.

Mr. Blair is 5'6" tall, weighs 150 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen at the Belvedere Assisted Living Facility, located at 5110 19th Avenue in Brooklyn, on July 2nd at approximately 6:00 a.m.


If you see Mr. Blair, call 9-1-1.

Read this message in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, or Yiddish at http://on.nyc.gov/1ZlUYf1.


Friday, July 1, 2016

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED FOR MOST OF THE WEEK


Alternate side of the street parking regulations--normally in effect on weekdays and Saturdays so that streets can be cleaned--will be suspended on Monday, July 4th, for Independence Day and on Tuesday, July 5th, through Thursday, July 7th, for Eid-al-Fitr.

All parking meter regulations will be suspended on July 4th. Parking meter regulations will be in effect from July 5th through July 7th.


Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LIVE IRISH MUSIC AT SHENANIGANS (FREE ADMISSION)



Live Irish Music

Thursday, June 30th, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00-ish p.m.



If you enjoy the sometimes lively, sometimes sweet sounds of Irish music, go to Shenanigans Pub this Thursday night. And if you play or sing, you're invited to join in.

The musicians might entertain in the backyard area if the weather is good (no rain).

Location
Shenanigans Pub

802 Caton Avenue, at the corner of E. 8th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn


(718) 633-3689



Monday, June 27, 2016

RAPE ATTEMPT IN WINDSOR TERRACE YESTERDAY MORNING

                                                         video courtesy of the NYPD

A man comes up behind a woman in an attempt to rape her. He attempts to lift her dress and pulls at her underwear as he pulls her down to the sidewalk. They struggle. He strikes her repeatedly while she continuously kicks him. He flees.

The attempted rape, shown on a neighbor's surveillance video, took place on the sidewalk in front of 586 16th Street, about halfway between Prospect Park Southwest and 11th Avenue, at about 3:50 a.m. yesterday (Sunday, June 26th).

The attacker is described as a white male in his 20s or 30s. He has curly black hair, is around 5-feet-11-inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds, and was wearing a blue t-shirt and slacks.

"Officials on Monday said they believe that the man lives in the neighborhood and that he may have spotted his victim at a nearby deli minutes before the attack," according to the New York Post.

Anyone with information about the perpetrator or the crime is asked to text 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577, or send a tip to Crime Stoppers online, or call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). For Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). All calls are confidential.

Additional information
Windsor Terrace - Kensington Patch
PIX11 

Friday, June 24, 2016

LIVE MUSIC WITH TWO BANDS AT 773 LOUNGE (FREE ADMISSION)


Live Music
Saturday, June 25th, 8:00 p.m. to midnight

8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
country, soul, rock 'n' roll, folk, and originals
Gerry McCord: guitar and vocals
Buddy Grecco: harmonica, vocals, guitar, 12-string guitar
Susan Kaessinger: vocals, guitar, percussion

White Trash Acres
10:00 p.m. to midnight
old time rock 'n' roll

no cover/no minimum

Location
773 Lounge
773 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads
Kensington, Brooklyn