Monday, September 1, 2014

SPIN VINYL TONIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT


Vinyl Club at Sycamore Bar
Monday, September 1st, 8:00 p.m. to midnight 

Bring your vinyl records to Sycamore Bar to spin on their big sound system. Bring any kind of music you'll want to deejay.

Spinning is free.

Vinyl Club, since 2008.
e-mail: mondaynightvinylclub @ gmail.com

Sycamore Bar and Flowershop
1118 Cortelyou Road  
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road

phone: (347) 240-5850
e-mail: sycamorebrooklyn@gmail.com

ELIMINATING DANGEROUS TRAFFIC CONDITIONS ON CATON AVENUE

Vision Zero Task Force Meeting
Wednesday, September 3rd, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

People who walk, bike, and/or drive on Caton Avenue have knowledge and insight that are crucial to the success of Community Board 7's Vision Zero Task Force--the committee whose goal is to promote vehicular and pedestrian safety in our neighborhood.

At its second meeting since its creation, the committee will focus on safety issues on 3rd Avenue and on Caton Avenue. The public is invited to attend and participate.

The committee is working to further the mission of the city's Vision Zero Action Plan by addressing problems that are specific to the neighborhoods within Community Board 7.

Vision Zero's three-pronged plan of enforcement, education, and engineering is designed to put an end to the city's pedestrian and cyclist traffic fatalities within the next ten years.


Previous blog posts about safety on Caton Avenue:

The committee will meet in the Community Board 7 Board Room at 4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street), in Sunset Park.
 

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
e-mail: communityboard7 @ yahoo.com

http://www.brooklyncb7.org 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225
 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

MISS KATIE'S SING-ALONGS WILL RETURN THIS WEEK

Miss Katie's September Sing-alongs
Tuesdays, starting on September 2nd, at 11:00 a.m. 
1007 Church Avenue
between E. 10th Street and Stratford Road
Kensington
cost: $5 per family 

Fridays, starting on September 5th, at 10:00 a.m. 
273 Prospect Park West at 17th Street
Windsor Terrace 
cost: $10 per family

Learn more about Miss Katie on her Facebook page and on her website:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

PARK SLOPE/WINDSOR TERRACE ARTISTS OPEN STUDIO TOUR (FREE)

Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Artists Open Studio Tour (free)
Saturday, November 8th, noon to 7:00 p.m. and
Sunday, November 9th, noon to 7:00 p.m.

From Park Slope/Windsor Terrace Artists:
We have had an annual open studio tour for the past 20 years that has become a great neighborhood tradition. We bring people from all over the metropolitan area to discover artists with great skill and artwork. We will have this year’s open studio tour on Saturday, November 8th, and Sunday, November 9th, from 12 noon till 7 pm.

Artists, if you would like to join this studio tour, please contact Tom Keough at tomkeough @ tomkeoughartist.com.

There is no charge to the public for this tour and all are welcome. For more information, please contact Tom at the above email address or at 718-768-6171

Artists on this years tour include painters, photographers ,sculptors, jewelers, and ceramicists. We proudly present the work of Simon Dinnerstein on First Street, Bob Hagen on 17th Street, Nancy Doniger on Windsor Place, and so many more. We have children’s book illustrators, including Susan Greenstein, Brooklyn cityscape painters, and photographers such as Lloyd Campbell, who has traveled the globe.

The website will update information and show a map of the participating artists as the tour approaches.

Friday, August 29, 2014

CHINESE-FOOD DINNER UNDER THE STARS

Dinner Under the Stars
Friday, September 12th, 5:45 p.m.
(dinner from approximately 6:45 until 9:00)

The theme of the next Dinner Under the Stars is "Nee How Ma Nishtana." Chinese food will be catered by Hunan on Kings Highway.

The cost is $15 per adult and $5 for each child over 5 years old. Register via PayPal, or contact the office by calling (718) 871-5200 or sending an e-mail to fandstjc @ verizon.net by Wednesday, September 10th.

Flatbush Jewish Center
downstairs in the Hanid Room 
327 E. 5th Street, corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington 
Enter through the door on E. 5th that is closest to Church.

phone: (718) 871-5200 
fax: (718) 871-5204  
e-mail: fandstjc @ verizon.net 

EZRAGUITAR'S EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSES AND AFTER-SCHOOL ARTS ENRICHMENT PROGRAM


EzraGuitar has new classes for the new school year.

Early Childhood Classes
music, movement, and arts for newborns to 4-years-olds
starting Monday, September 15th
 
Monday 
Music Class with EzraGuitar (ages newborn to 4 years old) 
Tuesday 
Arts and Crafts with Sara Starglass (ages 2 to 4) 
Wednesday 
Yoga with Kenzie (ages 2 to 4)

Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

Minimum class size needed: 8 children.

Cost
Solo: $120 for a 10 week session (1 class per week, $12 per class)
Duo: $220 for a 10 week session (2 classes per week, $11 per class)
Trio: $300 for a 10 week session (3 classes per week, $10 per class)
Drop-ins: $15 per class.
Sibling discount: 30%.
Children under 9 months: free.

After School Arts Enrichment Program
for grades K to 5
Available 5 days per week
starting Monday, September 8th

Experts in the field will teach these classes. The goal of the program is to "give kids a true comprehensive artistic experience where all art forms collide."

Classes will include theater arts taught by Young Players Theater, visual arts, music, and movement, with the time split between classes and homework with an on-site tutor. The scheduling options are 5 days per week, 3 days per week, or "a la carte."

EzraGuitar  
785 Coney Island Avenue  
between Cortelyou Road and Dorchester Road 
phone: (718) 434-2103  
e-mail: info @ ezraguitar.com  
website: www.EzraGuitar.com  

Thursday, August 28, 2014

PARKING RULES FOR LABOR DAY

Alternate side of the street parking regulations for street cleaning will be suspended on Monday, September 1st, for Labor Day. Parking meter regulations will also be suspended.

Labor Day is a legal holiday. On legal holidays, stopping, standing, and parking are permitted (except in areas where stopping, standing, and parking rules are in effect seven days a week).

MISSING SENIOR CITIZEN: YING-TSANG NG


Eighty-nine-year-old Ying-Tsang Ng is missing, the Daily News reports. The last time she was seen, she was leaving her apartment on Coney Island Avenue, near Cortelyou Road. That was on Wednesday, August 27th, at about 11:30 a.m. At that time, she was wearing black pants, a grey blouse, and black sneakers.

Ms. Ng stands about 5' tall, weighs 100 pounds, and needs medical attention for a condition she has.

If you have any information about Ms. Ng's disappearance, even if it seems minor to you, call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS, or log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text to 274637(CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EXTENDED REGISTRATION FOR ADDITIONAL PRE-K SEATS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 15

More from City Councilmember Brad Lander on the additional pre-k classes for school district 15, in addition to yesterday's post:
The lottery for more than 100 new, full-day, pre-k seats at the former Bishop Ford High School (in Windsor Terrace) has been extended through Tuesday, September 2nd, in an effort to accommodate more families.

The opportunity is open to all families with eligible 4-year-olds who live in District 15 (you can see what district you are zoned for here).

You still have to apply in person, at P.S. 10 at 511 7th Avenue (at 17th Street), 9 am - 3 pm weekdays (not including Labor Day).  The seats will be allocated by lottery (rather than "first-come, first-served").
To apply, you need to come with your child, their birth certificate, evidence of vaccination, and two proofs of address.

As we wrote yesterday, we're sorry for the last-minute nature of the opportunity, but excited to see New York City moving steadily toward truly universal pre-k, where all 4-year-olds will have the chance to get started on their educational path.
Councilmember Brad Lander
http://bradlander.nationbuilder.com/

Monday, August 25, 2014

ADDITIONAL PRE-K SEATS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT 15

From City CouncIlmember Brad Lander:
My office has just learned that the New York City Department of Education will be offering a new pre-k opportunity for families residing within District 15.

Beginning this September, seven additional classes will be offered within leased space at the former Bishop Ford High School located at 500 Nineteenth Street, BK, NY 11215. The program will be supervised by senior Principal Laura Scott from PS 10 whose school was recently named a “Reward” school by the New York State Department of Education.

Space is limited and will be reserved for District 15 families on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.  on Tuesday, August 26th at PS 10 located at 511 7th Avenue, BK, NY 11215. Admission to this district 15 program does not provide admission priority to PS 10. Families must bring their child with them and two proofs of District 15 residence, 2010 birth certificate, and vaccination card.

I know this news comes at a time when many families may be on vacation and others have already made plans for the fall in any case.  DOE has been working as fast as possible to make these additional seats available, and this will be good for the future for our district.  We are sending out this notification as quickly as possible after being made aware of the opportunity!


Brad

Thursday, August 21, 2014

DANCE DEMOS AT CYNTHIA KING DANCE STUDIO OPEN HOUSE


An invitation from Cynthia King Dance Studio:

O p e n    H o u s e
1256 Prospect Ave

Visit our studio, dance with us, 
and learn about our renowned program. 
Register for full school year and seasonal classes.

Wednesday, August 27, 4-6pm
Demo ages 3-4 at 4pm
Wednesday, September 3, 4-7pm
Demos at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm
Saturday, September 6, 10am-1pm
Demos at 10am, 11am, 12pm
RSVP to info @ cynthiakingdance.com or 718.437.0101.
Let us know the names and ages of children attending.
________________________________________________________

Cynthia King Dance Studio - Prospect Ave location
1256 Prospect Avenue
(Between Reeve Pl. & Greenwood Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11218
718.437.0101
Subway: F, G to Ft. Hamilton Pkwy / Bus: B68

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

GET FREE DAFFODIL BULBS TO PLANT IN PUBLIC SPACES

Welcome

A friend sent us this message:
I just signed up for free daffodil bulbs from New Yorkers for Parks, and I thought you'd be interested, too!
The Daffodil Project was founded in 2001 as a living memorial to September 11. With nearly five million free bulbs planted citywide by more than 40,000 school kids, parks and gardening groups, civic organizations, corporate volunteers, and other New Yorkers, it is one of the largest volunteer efforts in the city's history.
Bulbs are free to civic organizations, individuals, corporate volunteer groups, schools, and community leaders who commit to planting them in a park or public space such as a schoolyard, street tree pit, or community garden. You sign up for the number of bulbs you want now and then pick them up later this fall when it's time to plant them in the ground.
Sign up for free bulbs online at  http://www.ny4p.org/daffodil-project/registration or http://ny4p.convio.net/site/Survey?ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=1580
Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Bulbs can be ordered in quantities of 25, 50, 100, 200, 350, 550, and 1100. The maximum number of bulbs per order is 1100 (two bags).

Brooklyn pick-up dates and locations are Saturday, October 4th, at Seth Low Houses Community Center and Saturday, October 11th, at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.

FREE STEEL PAN CONCERT MOVES A LITTLE; 60+ MERCHANTS PARTICIPATING IN SIDEWALK SALES

The location has changed for the free live music concert by steel pan bands CASYM Steel Orchestra and Metro Steel Orchestra. Instead of appearing at Flatbush and Church, the musicians will perform at the Flatbush Caton Market, at the corner of Flatbush and Caton, to provide a large plaza area for concert-goers. The groups will perform from noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 23rd, coinciding with the first three hours of the shopping event.

Over 60 retailers are marking down their merchandise in preparation for the Sidewalk Sales event happening from Friday, August 22nd, through Sunday, August 24th, from noon to 6:00 p.m.

Participating retailers will offer 10% off the purchase of any one item valued at $20 to $100, and participating eateries will offer a free can of soda with a food purchase of $5 or more.

For up-to-date information on participating retailers and eateries, music and more, go to www.churchavenue.org or www.flatbushavebid.com.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TRAFFIC SAFETY IN WINDSOR TERRACE: THE NEXT STEPS

The results of the survey on "Windsor Terrace Street Safety Concerns" will be shared at a public meeting at P.S. 130 on Monday, September 15th, at 6:30 p.m.

Working together, Windsor Terrace residents and representatives from New York City's Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) and the NYPD will look for solutions that should prevent injuries and save the lives of pedestrians, runners, bicyclists, and motorists of all ages and all levels of mobility.

The survey is still open for comments. Just a few minutes of your time is needed to share your ideas about what contributes to the lack of safety and which areas you think should be improved first.

Meeting location:
P.S. 130, The Parkside School 
70 Ocean Parkway 
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue, and between E. 5th Street and Ocean Parkway
Windsor Terrace
(718) 686-1940 
http://ps130brooklyn.com

SEAN CASEY ANIMAL RESCUE IS IN NEED OF CLEANING SUPPLIES

Sean Casey Animal Rescue needs help in acquiring cleaning supplies so it can maintain its high standard of cleanliness for the animals in its care. The rescue's cleaning supplies wish list is posted on Amazon, where you can place an order.

Of course, you don't have to order through Amazon. You can order from another store or you can buy the supplies in a bricks-and-mortar store and have them delivered to SCAR's Windsor Terrace and/or Sunset Park location. Or you can bring them over in person. 

SCAR has two locations, one in Windsor Terrace and one in Sunset Park.

Windsor Terrace
153 East 3rd Street
Brooklyn, New York 11218
Phone: (718) 436-5163

E-mail: operations @ nyanimalrescue.org
Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sunset Park
551 39th Street

Brooklyn, New York 11232
Phone: (347) 599-1500

E-mail: operations @ nyanimalrescue.org
Open 7 days a week from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Please note: Donation Receipt Letters are available for tax purposes. Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization as recognized by the IRS. All in-kind donations are tax deductible. FED ID: 35-2244558. Simply forward your Amazon purchase receipts to “operations @ nyanimalrescue.org” with "Amazon Donation" typed on the subject line. They will reply with a receipt letter to satisfy tax purposes.

PLAYGROUND PROGRAMS: AUGUST IN GREENWOOD (ALL FREE)

Rainbow Loom Salon with Dari
and
Lanyards with Shana
Tuesday, Aug 19th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
For ages 6 and up
At the chess tables

Private Picassos
Thursday, Aug 21st, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.
Mondrian-inspired art workshop
Primary colored drawings, long line collages, and tape paintings
For ages 3 to 5 
Pre-registration is required. Send an e-mail to info @ privatepicassos.com with the child's name and age and the parent's name and e-mail. 

The Black And Gold Marching Elite
Saturday, August 23rd, 4 p.m.
Featuring Black Fire Percussion and Diamond Dancers
BGME is a after-school marching band program. 
Meet in the playground area on E. 5th Street closest to Greenwood Avenue.
For all ages

Kiddie Science
Tuesday, August 26th, 4 p.m.
For ages 3 and up
With Miss Carmen, The Science Lady
Bubblemania

The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theater
Wednesday, August 27th, 11 a.m.
"Little Red's Hood"
For ages 0 and up 

All events are free.

Greenwood Playground 
E. 5th Street 
between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway 
Windsor Terrace 

Friends of Greenwood Playground

Monday, August 18, 2014

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS AT P.S. 154: OPEN FOR REGISTRATION


Registration is underway for the PTA of P.S. 154 After School Program--clubs, tutoring, and music lessons. To sign up your child for the fall 2014 program, click here to fill out the registration form and pay the tuition. If you have any questions about enrollment, send an e-mail to PS154afterschool @ gmail.com.

Some of the programs that will be offered are animation, 2D and 3D art, ballet, band, baseball, bead weaving, capoeira, gymnastics, karate, lacrosse, nature study, piano lessons, robotics, tutoring (reading, writing, and math), and yoga.

P.S. 154-The Windsor Terrace School.
1625 11th Avenue, at Windsor Place
Windsor Terrace 
phone: (718) 768 0057
fax: (718) 832 2573 

school website: http://www.ps154.org

PTA website: http://ptaofps154brooklyn.org 
PTA e-mail: info @ ptaofps154brooklyn . org

CLAM BAKE THIS SATURDAY


New England Style Clam Bake
Saturday, August 23rd, at 5:00 p.m.

A big tray of shellfish with all the fixings and either a beer from Narragansett or a glass of wine can be yours to indulge in at Sycamore's first annual Backyard Clam Bake. Hushpuppies will be available too.

Tickets cost $25.00 each ($26.87 with the service fee), and they're available here through Brown Paper Tickets.

Sycamore is wheelchair-accessible.

Sycamore Bar and Flowershop 1118 Cortelyou Road 
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road 
In Ditmas Park, less than two blocks from Kensington

(347) 240-5850 
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail.com 
http://sycamorebrooklyn.com 
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn

Sunday, August 17, 2014

STAR WARS SHOWING TONIGHT


Star Wars
Tonight, Sunday, August 17th, 8:00 p.m.

For Family Movie Night, the Friends of Greenwood Playground suggest that you "bring hoodies, snacks, chairs, and blankets" to maximize your comfort and your good time while you watch STAR WARS!

Running time: 121 minutes

Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street
between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
Windsor Terrace 

Friends of Greenwood Playground





Saturday, August 16, 2014

ARGYLE YARN SHOP YARN SALE THIS WEEKEND








Argyle Yarn Shop is having an "End of Summer Sale" tomorrow (Saturday, August 16th) and Sunday, August 17th, from noon to 7 p.m. Save 20% to 40% on selected yarns and 20% on all books. 

The sale prices can't be combined with other discounts, and all sales are final (no returns or exchanges).
The shop's open hours are Tuesdays through Sundays, from noon to 7:00 p.m.

Argyle Yarn Shop
288 Prospect Park West, near 18th Street
Windsor Terrace
(347) 227-7799
info @ argyleyarnshop.com

SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

Friday, August 15, 2014

STOP! HAMMER(stein) TIME!


Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration
Sunday, August 16th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the musical partnership of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II and composer Richard Rodgers, the team that wrote the hit musicals South Pacific, The Sound of Music, State Fair, The King and I, Oklahoma!, and Carousel. Broadway Pops International will perform songs from those musicals, and Hammerstein's grandson, Oscar Andy Hammerstein III, will serve as the host. 

The duo won 34 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 2 Grammy Awards, and 2 Emmy Awards for their collaborations.

This program is appropriate for age 5 and up.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Kensington Library  
4207 18th Avenue 
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets 
Kensington, Brooklyn 
(718) 436-0545