Saturday, March 31, 2012

NEW WEBSITE FOR FRIENDS OF GREENWOOD PLAYGROUND


Friends of Greenwood Playground has a new, not-fully-completed website.

Its e-mail address and phone number remain the same.
greenwoodfriendsfunds @ gmail.com
(347) 497-3490

PILATES MAT CLASSES RETURN TO NAMASTE YOGA


From our friend Wilhyn Larsen:
We are bringing Pilates Mat Classes back onto our regular class schedule. We've decided (inclusive to Alden, our fabulous instructor) on running a 10-week trial. Classes cost $200 for the series or drop in for $25.

Pre-registration is required. Call the studio and register over the phone or make an appointment before stopping by.

Pilates Mat Series
Tuesday Evening Class, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Starting soon (April 2012)
10 Weeks, $200. All taxes included.
Drop-ins $25, if space is available.

Save--register for the 10-week session. Current class cards don't apply. Specific pilates class card needed.

New yoga class for working folks. We offer a 7 to 8 a.m. yoga class on Friday mornings with Raeha.

New class: Saturday afternoon belly dance, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

New class: Saturday afternoon yoga, 2:20 to 3:35 p.m.

For our full schedule, visit http://www.mynamasteyoga.com/schedule.html.


Love and Light,
Wilhyn Larsen, Owner
My Namaste Yoga of Kensington
482 Coney Island Avenue, 2nd Floor
(347) 533-6226 or (347) 533-6227
Enter On Church Avenue, Red Door/Red Stairs
Info @ mynamasteyoga.com

A WONDERFULLY LONG LINE OF VOTERS

Waiting on line


New York City Councilmember Brad Lander



Councilmember Lander (in a rare moment of holding still)
 
The line stretched from one end of the Windsor Terrace Library to the other, snaking around and between equipment and furniture. Kensington and Windsor Terrace residents waited on line--patiently!--for fifteen or twenty minutes to cast their votes for between one and five of the twenty capital projects on the ballot.

Thank you, City Councilmember Brad Lander, for offering your constituents the opportunity to determine how $1,000,000 of your 2012-2013 budget will be spent.

Thank you, Brooklynites in City Council District 39 who attended the neighborhood assemblies, for suggesting projects to improve your neighborhoods.

Thank you, Budget Delegates, for researching the possibilities, consulting with city agencies, and devoting four months of your time, energy, and brainpower to the district and to to the neighborhoods you love.

JOIN THE WEEK OF ACTION: THE WORKERS OF GOLDEN FARM NEED YOUR HELP

GOLDEN FARM, TREAT
YOUR WORKERS RIGHT!!!
The workers of Golden Farm need your help, get involved

JOIN THE WEEK OF ACTION:
SATURDAY APRIL 21ST-28TH
CULMINATING IN A 24-HOUR BOYCOTT AND COMMUNITY PICKET OF GOLDEN FARM SUPERMARKET (329 CHURCH AVE.), APRIL 28th

WORKERS ARE SUING TO RECOVER $100,000s IN BACK PAY OWED TO THEM
AFTER YEARS OF WORKING BELOW THE MINIMUM WAGE WITHOUT
OVERTIME AND TO WIN A CONTRACT WITH PAID SICK DAYS, VACATIONS,
AND JOB SECURITY.

BE PART OF A LARGER MOVEMENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY…
TO GET INVOLVED CALL (347) 410-6919 ext. 229
          OR EMAIL LSANCHEZ @ NYCOMMUNITIES.ORG
 
“THIS STORE STEALS WAGES!!!!!!!!!”

NY Communities for Change
2-4 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tel: (347) 410-6919 www.nycommunities.org

ÚNASE A LA SEMANA DE ACCIÓN: LOS TRABAJADORES DE GOLDEN FARM NECESSITAN DE SU APOYO

GOLDEN FARM, TRATE
BIEN A SUS TRABAJADORES
Los trabajadores de Golden Farm necessitan de su apoyo

ÚNASE A LA SEMANA DE ACCIÓN:
 21 DE ABRIL HASTA EL 28
CULMINANDO EN UN BOICOT Y UNA MANIFESTACIÓN DE 24-HORAS AFUERA DE LA TIENDA DE GOLDEN FARM (329 CHURCH AVE.), EL 28 de ABRIL

LOS TRABAJADORES ESTÁN LUCHANDO PARA RECUPERAR SUELDOS DEBIDOS DESPUES DE HABER TRABAJADO DURANTE MUCHOS AÑOS POR MENOS DEL SUELDO MÍNIMO Y POR UN CONTRATO CON DÍAS DE ENFERMEDAD PAGADOS, VACACIONES, Y 
SEGURIDAD DE TRABAJO

ÚNASE AL MOVIMIENTO EN NUESTRA COMUNIDAD…
PARA PARTICIPAR LLAME AL (347) 410-6919 ext. 229
ENVÍE UN CORREO ELECTRÓNICO A 
LSANCHEZ @ NYCOMMUNITIES.ORG

“ESTA TIENDA ROBA SUELDOS!!!!!!!!!”

NY Communities for Change
2-4 Nevins St, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tel: (347) 410-6919 www.nycommunities.org

Friday, March 30, 2012

MANY BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY BRANCHES CLOSED NEXT FRIDAY

Next Friday, April 6th, all branches of the Brooklyn Public Library will be closed for Good Friday except these, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. If your local branch isn't on this list, it's closed that day.
  • Central Library
  • Arlington
  • Bedford
  • Brighton Beach
  • Brownsville
  • Bushwick
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Cortelyou
  • Eastern Parkway
  • Kings Highway
  • Leonard
  • McKinley Park
  • New Lots
  • Ulmer Park
  • Walt Whitman
  • Washington Irving

CHANGE IN SCHEDULE FOR LA LECHE LEAGUE IN KENSINGTON



The schedule for Kensington's La Leche League meetings has changed. The meetings are now on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. The schedules for Windsor Terrace and Park Slope are unchanged.

BY THE TIME WE GOT TO GREEN-WOODSTOCK, WE WERE HALF A MILLION STRONG


Green-woodstock
A Day of Music, Tasty Treats, and Bargains
Sunday, May 6th, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
in Greenwood Playground

Vendors Wanted
Volunteers Wanted

Rain Date
Saturday, May 12th, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

ONLINE AUCTION FOR P.S. 154 INCLUDES SUMMER CAMP

PTA of P.S. 154 Online Spring Auction
                        March 28th, 6:00 a.m. to April 10th, midnight

Bid to win one of the following prizes:
  • 2 Week Summer Sleepaway Camp 
  • Xbox 360 Rock Band 2 Live Bundle
    •  Xbox 360 Rockband 2 Live Bundle
      Starting Bid: $50.00
      Fair Market Value: $150.00
  • 1 Week Summer Creative Arts Camp
Sponsored by the P.S. 154 PTA

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ANNUAL BROOKLYN PTA 5K RUN FOR SCHOOLS


Online registration is open for the annual Brooklyn PTA 5K Run for Schools, scheduled for Sunday, April 29th, at 10:00 a.m. at Bartel Pritchard Square. Register as an individual or as part of a team, family, or group for this "race/walk/stroll/toddle."
Registration fee: $15 for an individual; $25 for a family. Participants can raise money in two ways: (1) through sponsors or (2) by sponsoring a family of runners. Select a donation amount on the form.
The registration fee is waived for any individual or family who raises at least $50 through sponsors.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three fundraisers.
Sponsored by the PTAs of Brooklyn’s public schools and
the office of Brooklyn City Councilmember Brad Lander

SUPPER CLUB SATURDAY AT BROOKLYN COMMUNE

Monthly Supper Club
Saturday, March 31st, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Commune will be hosting a supper club on the last weekend of every month. The first one will take place this Saturday. The restaurant will close to regular business at 5:00 p.m. Supper will be served family style at the communal tables. Diners are welcome to bring their own wine or beer.

Menu for March 31st
Arugula and Endive Salad
with Ricotta Salata, Orange and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Fried Tomato, Crispy Bacon, Olive Tapenade and Goat Cheese
Shrimp Jambalaya, Plum Tomato Ragout and Stone Ground Grits
Ancho Roasted Pork Chops with Roasted Potatoes and Collard Greens
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Apple Crisp with Chantilly Cream
coffee or tea

Cost: $40/person. Tax and the gratuity aren't included in the price.

Send an RSVP through the event page. Seats are still available.

Brooklyn Commune
601 Greenwood Avenue, at the corner of Prospect Avenue
(718) 686-1044
e-mail: feedme @ brooklyncommune.com
http://brooklyncommune.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

F AND G SERVICE CHANGES THIS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY

service changes on the F and G lines this Saturday through Monday

Saturday, March 31st, 12:01 a.m. to Monday, April 2nd, 5:00 a.m.
  • F: none between Jay Street-MetroTech and 18th Avenue
  • G: none between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue
  • Use the free shuttle bus instead.
The F will operate in two sections.
  • Section 1. between 179th Street and Jay Street-MetroTech, then via the C line to Euclid Avenue, the last stop
  • Section 2. between 18th Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
  • To travel between Jay Street-MetroTech and 4th Avenue-9th Street, take the R train.
The G will operate between Court Square and Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
  • Transfer to a Manhattan-bound A or F train to Jay Street-MetroTech where shuttle buses will be available.
Shuttle buses will operate in three sections.
Local service between
Jay Street-MetroTech and
4 Av-9 St, making stops at
Bergen, Carroll Sts and
Smith-9 Sts.
Local service between
4 Av-9 St and Church Av,
making stops at 7 Av,
15 St-Prospect Park and
Fort Hamilton Pkwy.
Limited stop service
between Jay St-
MetroTech and 18 Av,
stopping at Church and
Ditmas Avs.

  • Transfer between the shuttle buses and the A, F, and R trains at Jay Street-MetroTech.
  • Transfer between the shuttle buses and the D* and R trains at 4th Avenue-9th Street. (*This detour has taken into account the additional planned service changes.)
  • Transfer between the limited and local shuttle buses at Church Avenue.
Shuttle bus service begins 30 minutes prior to the service change.

And by the way,
Beginning on Monday, April 2nd, at 5:00 a.m.,
the F and G trains will stop
at the 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations 
traveling in both directions
!!!!!

Yes, that's what we said:
the Coney Island-bound F and the Church Avenue-bound G
will once again be stopping at
15 Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway!!

SHAKE-UP IN LEADERSHIP AT COMMUNITY BOARD 12

 On the video, 18:58 through 24:58 is a repeat 
of what immediately precedes it.

At last night's annual election for chairperson of Community Board 12, Alan Dubrow, the incumbent, was defeated by a 2-to-1 margin by board member Yidel Perlstein.

Perlstein had been endorsed by New York City Councilmember David Greenfield and Assemblymember Dov Hikind, although Hikind rescinded his endorsement shortly before the election. The election results were 28 votes for Perlstein, 14 for Dubrow, and one abstention, making Perlstein the new chairperson.

Minutes before the election, a vote was held to see if it would even take place. Board members voted either for or against Dubrow's ruling on a by-law that he said was pertinent to Perlstein's eligibility for office. 

Dubrow's ruling concerned Article 7 of CB 12's by-laws. The article states that a candidate "must have served for the prior calendar year" in order to be eligible to hold an office. Dubrow asked Corporation Counsel of the City of New York to rule on Perlstein's eligibility. They said the by-law requires a candidate to serve for a full calendar year, not a portion of a calendar year.

Dubrow agreed with that ruling and presented it at the meeting. He said that Perlstein wasn't eligible to serve as chairperson because, having been appointed to the board in June 2011, he hadn't yet served on the board for a full calendar year.

A board member cited Article 9, Section D of the by-laws as saying that the chairperson shall have the power to decide all questions of laws and procedures, but an appeal to the chairperson's ruling shall be decided by the majority.

Twenty-six board members voted "yes" (disagreed with Dubrow's ruling on the by-law), sixteen voted "no" (agreed with Dubrow's ruling), and one abstained. The vote results allowed the election to go forward.

Dubrow had been chairperson since 1990 and has been a member of Community Board 12 since 1978.

WHY THIS MORNING'S SUBWAY RIDES WERE FREE AT THE FHP STATION

This message, posted on the blog "Strike Is a Verb," explains why more than twenty subway stations, including the Fort Hamilton Parkway station, "offered" customers free entry this morning: 
“Rank and File Initiative” Communique:

Rank and File Initiative
rankandfileinitiative@gmail.com

#farestrike

This morning before rush hour, teams of activists, many from Occupy Wall Street, in conjunction with rank and file workers from the Transport Workers Union Local 100 and the Amalgamated Transit Union, opened up more than 20 stations across the city for free entry. As of 10:30 AM, the majority remain open. No property was damaged. Teams have chained open service gates and taped up turnstiles in a coordinated response to escalating service cuts, fare hikes, racist policing, assaults on transit workers’ working conditions and livelihoods — and the profiteering of the super-rich by way of a system they’ve rigged in their favor.

For the last several years, riders of public transit have been under attack. The cost of our Metrocards has been increasing, while train and bus service has been steadily reduced. Budget cuts have precipitated station closings and staff/safety reductions. Police routinely single out young black and Latino men for searches at the turnstile. Layoffs and attrition means cutting staff levels to the bare minimum, reducing services for seniors and disabled riders. At the same time, MTA workers have been laid off and have had their benefits drastically reduced. Contract negotiations are completely stalled.

Working people of all occupations, colors and backgrounds are expected to sacrifice to cover the budget cut by paying more for less service. But here’s the real cause of the problem: the rich are massively profiting from our transit system. Despite the fact that buses and subways are supposed to be a public service, the government and the MTA have turned the system backwards—into a virtual ATM for the super-rich. Instead of using our tax money to properly fund transit, Albany and City Hall have intentionally starved transit of public funds for over twenty years; the MTA must resort to bonds (loans from Wall Street) to pay for projects and costs. The MTA is legally required to funnel tax dollars and fares away from transportation costs and towards interest on these bonds, called “debt service.” This means Wall Street bondholders receive a huge share of what we put into the system through the Metrocards we buy and the taxes we pay: more than $2 billion a year goes to debt service, and this number is expected to rise every year. If trends continue, by 2018 more than one out of every five dollars of MTA revenue will head to a banker’s pockets.

This much is clear: the MTA’s priorities are all out of whack. This fare strike is a means for workers and riders to fight for shared interests together — but this is just a first step. All of us — the 99% — have an interest in full-service public transportation system that treats its ridership and employees with dignity.

The MTA is a shared, public service — fund it with tax revenues.
Eliminate free money for bondholders at the expense of taxpayers.
End the assault on worker’s livelihoods.

FREE HEARING AND SPEECH SCREENINGS


Free Speech Screenings
Saturday, May 5th, and Sunday, May 6th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Assessment of articulation skills for children three years and older by DeMoor Speech Therapy. Christine DeMoor, M.S., CCC-SLP (Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). (718) 369-6700. speakwithpride @ yahoo.com

Free Hearing Screenings
Saturday, May 5th, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

And hearing aid check and service for adults by Boro Audiology Clinic. (718) 622-3500.

DeMoor Speech Therapy and Boro Audiology Clinic are both located at 207 Prospect Park Southwest, between Park Circle and Greenwood Avenue in Windsor Terrace.

Directions: F or G train to the Prospect Avenue end of the Fort Hamilton Parkway station or the B68 bus to Prospect Park Southwest and Greenwood Avenue.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

DUNK IF YOU WANT TO: COOKIE AND BEER PAIRINGS

Tagalong

Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairings
Wednesday, April 18th, 7:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

Four kinds of Girl Scout cookies will be paired with four kinds of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers at The Double Windsor. Four cookies and four beers for $8.00. No entrance fee. The happy couples are

  • Speakeasy Scarface Imperial Stout and Thin Mints,
  • Speakeasy Massacre Imperial Dark Wheat and Samoas,
  • Speakeasy Payback Porter and Tagalongs, and
  • Speakeasy White Lightning and Do-Si-Dos.

What, you may ask, are the best-selling Girl Scout Cookies? The biggest sellers and their percentages of sales, according to the Girl Scouts FAQs, are
  • 25% Thin Mints®
  • 19% Samoas®
  • 13% Tagalongs®
  • 11% Do-si-dos®
  • 9%   Shortbread/Trefoils®
    The other varieties combined account for the remaining 23%.
Girl Scouts will be selling cookies outside The Double Windsor that night (but not until 1:00 a.m.!).

The Double Windsor
210 Prospect Park West, at the corner of 16th Street
(347) 725-3479

SUPPORT LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

Monday, March 26, 2012

MONEY FOR YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: VOTE THIS SATURDAY

Click here for a better view of this sample ballot

VOTE this Saturday
for money for projects
that will benefit your neighborhood.

VOTE this Saturday, March 31st, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Windsor Terrace Library, 160 E. 5th Street, corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway.

VOTE for as many as five projects. Don't VOTE for more than five; if you do, your ballot won't be counted.

VOTE for a project only once.

Local projects:

  • B: International Mother Language Monument (in Borough Park by its border with Kensington)
  • C: Kensington Library Resources and Community Space (in Kensington)
  • I:  Technology: A Better Future for PS 154/PS 130 Students (in Windsor Terrace)
  • P: Pedestrian Hazards at the Prospect Expressway (in Kensington)
  • T: Flowers: First Fix for Flooding at Ft Hamilton F/G (in Windsor Terrace; also used by residents of Kensington)

To be eligible to VOTE, you have to be 18 years old or older and you have to live in District 39. When you go to the library to VOTE, bring one or more documents with you that prove where you currently live and what your age is. For instance, bring a
  • state driver's license,
  • non-driver ID,
  • passport,
  • EBT card,
  • voter registration card,
  • utility bill with your name and your current address,
  • current lease,
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) or other immigration documentation,
  • residency letter or identification issued by a homeless shelter, halfway house, etc.,
  • Social Security Card or benefit statement or check,
  • Medicare or other insurance document with your address,
  • birth certificate,
  • marriage certificate,
  • or other documents listed listed here.

If you don't have any of those documents, contact our New York City Councilmember Brad Lander at (718) 499-1090 to find a way for you to VOTE.

KENSINGTON FELONY CRIME REPORT, MONDAY, MARCH 12 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 18, 2012




















Kensington Felonies
Monday March 12 to Sunday March 18
Information comes courtesy of the 66 Precinct, crime stat unit (PIMS)

In Sector G:  from Beverley Rd to Ave F; 37th St to Coney Island Ave
Thurs March 15    Grand Larceny @ E 2 St & Church Ave
According to a woman, 28, who had spent the evening drinking, she got on the "F" train at Second Avenue and then fell asleep. She awoke to find her bag stolen off her lap. She can neither id the thief or say where exactly theft occurred.

Fri March 16    Burglary @ Ave C & Albermarle Rd
Finding his apartment ransacked, a 26-yr -old man, discovered a burglar took property from top drawer in bedroom. The burglar gained access through fire-escape window.

Sat March 17    Assault @ Coney Island Ave & Ditmas Ave
A man, 25, with two accomplices, attacked another man, 30, as he was leaving a bar. The victim was hit in the face with a glass bottle, leaving a large gash, severe pain and bleeding. Arrest made.

Jole

IF YOU CAN SKYPE OR IF YOU CAN TRANSLATE

Selfhelp Community Services on Church Avenue needs people to volunteer in its office to
  1. assist its senior citizen clients in using Skype to contact faraway relatives or friends. Knowledge of Russian, Spanish, or any dialect of Chinese is a plus, but it isn't required.
  2. assist in translating for its senior citizen clients who are Spanish-speaking or Chinese-speaking.
If you can help with either or both of those, call Fran Tarshish at Selfhelp at (718) 633-1300, or send an e-mail to her at ftarshish @ selfhelp.net.

Selfhelp Community Services is a non-profit organization
that works with senior citizens.

Selfhelp Community Services
419 Church Avenue, between E. 4th and E. 5th streets, Kensington
(718) 633-1300

CB12 MEETING ON TUESDAY

Community Board 12 Meeting
Tuesday, March 27th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Amico Senior Center
5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor
corner of 59th Street (entrance on 59th Street)

Phone: (718) 851-0800
Fax: (718) 851-4140
E-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov 

Chairperson: Alan J. Dubrow
District Manager: Wolf Sender

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A FEW SEATS REMAIN FOR THE SECOND-NIGHT SEDER AT TEMPLE BETH EMETH

Second Night Community Seder
Saturday, April 7th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Only a few reservations are still available for the community seder on the second night of Passover at Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek, led by Rabbi Heidi Hoover and Cantor Nonie Schuster.

The cost is $35 per person, which includes a catered, traditional Passover dinner. To reserve a seat, write a check made payable to Temple Beth Emeth and make sure the temple receives it by this Tuesday, March 27th.
It's requested that you bring a parve Passover dessert to share with others.

Volunteers are needed to bring a Seder plate and/or to help set up. If you can assist, call Alice in the temple office at (718) 282-1596.

Temple Beth Emeth
83 Marlborough Road, at Church Avenue
Phone: (718) 282-1596
Fax: (718) 282-1537
templebeth83 @ aol.com

Saturday, March 24, 2012

SPEND TIME WITH THE STARS IN THE SKY


Stargazing in Dome Playground
Thursday, March 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Members of Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will show us various stars with the unaided eye and then let us look through their telescopes for detailed, close-up observation.

Let's hope for a clear, dry evening because the event will have to be canceled if there's either rain or a heavy cloud cover

Dome Playground is located on Dahill Road, between 37th and 38th streets, on the northeast corner of 38th Street and Dahill Road.

This free event is sponsored by Friends of Dome Playground to benefit the public.

Join Friends of Dome Playground's Facebook page to receive announcements about future events.

CEMI CAFE MENU



Cemi Cafe is at
61 Church Avenue,
between Dahill Road and Story Street,
in Kensington.
Phone: (347) 750-6960

SUPPORT
LOCAL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES!

EAT, SIP, AND BID TO RAISE MONEY FOR P.S. 230'S PTA


Sip into Spring
Benefit for the P.S. 230 PTA
Wine Tasting & Silent Auction
Saturday, March 31st, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Bid on fabulous auction items. Enjoy food and beverages: wine donated by VOS Selections, food donated by The Waterfront Ale House, desserts donated by Taste It Presents, and coffee donated by Brooklyn Roasting Company.

Sip into Spring will bring together the families of P.S. 230 and the surrounding community to raise funds for P.S. 230's enrichment arts programs.

Purchase tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.

Ticket prices:
  • General: Per Person, $40.00; Per Couple, $75.00
  • Contributor: Per Person, $60.00; Per Couple, $110.00
    • Includes a listing in the auction booklet
  • Sponsor: Per Person, $80.00; Per Couple, $150.00
    • Includes a listing in the auction booklet, on the website, and on event signage
For information on how to donate items to the silent auction, go to the PTA's website at www.ps230.org. Or call the PTA at (718) 437-6135, ext. 2520.

Location: Old First Reformed Church, Lower Hall, 729 Carroll Street (corner of 7th Avenue), Park Slope

EARLY BLOOMING

IHM'S NEXT SPRING EXTRAVAGANZA


Immaculate Heart of Mary School has set Friday, April 27th, as the date for Spring Extravaganza, its annual fund raiser. Details will be posted when they're available.

Immaculate Heart of Mary School
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
(718) 438-7373

Thursday, March 22, 2012

NEXT STEEPLECHASE FREE ART SHOW: LOCAL OUTDOOR SCENES BY JOHN LLOYD AND JANE TALCOTT


Steeplechase Coffee Shop
3013 Fort Hamilton Parkway between East 2nd Street and East 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11218
F, G trains to Fort Hamilton Parkway or Church Avenue
B67, B69 buses to McDonald Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway
347-799-2640

Contact: Lynn McKee
www.steeplechasecoffee.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

John Lloyd and Jane Talcott
Home in Brooklyn
March 29, 2012 – April 25, 2012
Reception Friday, March 30, 8PM – 11PM

An exhibit of recent work by Brooklyn painters John Lloyd and Jane Talcott who explore local outdoor scenes together will be on view at Steeplechase Coffee Shop in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.  The exhibit opens March 29, 2012 and continues through April 25, 2012.  A reception will be held March 30th, 8PM – 11PM.

John is inspired by the architecture, people, and stories contained in a landscape.

Jane is interested in the interior landscape. 

This exhibit includes scenes from Windsor Terrace. 

Contact:  Jane Talcott and John Lloyd
               (718) 972 2414
janejohnstudio @ gmail.com

NORMALCY RETURNS TO FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY AND 15TH STREET-PROSPECT PARK

  
Beginning at 5:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2nd, the Coney Island-bound F train and the Church Avenue-bound G train will both be stopping at the 15 Street-Prospect Park and the Fort Hamilton Parkway subway stations. I'm not joking, it's true!

Please note that from Saturday, March 31st, at 12:01 a.m. until Monday, April 2nd, at 5:00 a.m., the F train won't be running from Jay Street-Metrotech to 18th Avenue, and the G train won't be running from Hoyt-Schermerhorn to Church Avenue. Instead, the MTA will provide alternate service with free shuttle buses. Shuttle bus service begins thirty minutes prior to the service change (11:31 p.m. on Saturday).

SPRING POTLUCK AND SCREENING WITH COMPOST FOR BROOKLYN

Spring Potluck
Friday, March 23rd, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Compost for Brooklyn is hosting a free potluck tomorrow night (bring a prepared dish of your choice), along with a free showing of the forty-two minute Food Network special "The Big Waste."

Miriam Garron, the series' Culinary Producer, a sous chef on "Throwdown! with Bobby Flay," and Compost for Brooklyn's Vice Chairperson, will be there to talk about the special in which noted chefs are challenged to create a multi-course gourmet meal for 100 people from food that would otherwise be thrown out because it's imperfect in some way and not considered "good enough" by/for the American consumer.

The event will take place in St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church. Go in through the back entrance of the church on Newkirk Avenue, between E. 8th Street and Ocean Parkway. Click here for directions and a map.

LOCATION CORRECTION FOR NATIVE AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE WITH THE REDHAWK DANCE TROUPE

The address on the poster advertising Native American Song and Dance with the Redhawk Dance Troupe is incorrect. The event will take place tomorrow night at the P.S. 230 Upper School auditorium at 1 Albemarle Road,between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road, Kensington.

NATIVE AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE WITH THE REDHAWK DANCE TROUPE


UPDATE: The address on the poster is incorrect. The event will take place at the P.S. 230 Upper School auditorium at 1 Albemarle Road,between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road.

Native American Song and Dance with the Redhawk Dance Troupe
Friday, March 23rd, 6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

P.S. 230 will host another event in its traditional folklore series "The Singing Winds: Storytelling from Around the World." It will be an evening of Native American stories told through traditional song and dance: the creation story of Grass Dance, Fancy Dance, and the exciting and acrobatic Hoop Dance by Brooklyn's own Redhawk Dancers.

The doors will open at 6:15 for crafts, games, the photography exhibit, and refreshments.

Admission: $ 2.00

P.S. 230 Upper School
auditorium
1 Albemarle Road
between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road