Friday, August 30, 2013

NEW LOOK FOR THE ANA BULLETIN BOARD

The ANA bulletin board

The newly-redesigned bulletin board of the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) looks bright and cheery. The board is on the wall in Foodtown near the cashiers. With fall approaching, be on the lookout for announcements about ANA's fall meeting schedule.

The focus of ANA since its founding in 1973--it's the oldest neighborhood association in Brooklyn--has been safety, security, and quality of life, concerns shared by all residents. Guest speakers have been the police precinct commander, Brooklyn borough president, city councilmember, state assemblymember, Sanitation Department, MTA, owner of Foodtown, and more.

Meetings are open to members and to non-members. No fee is charged to attend a meeting.

Non-members are welcome to join ANA and strengthen its numbers. Membership is open to anyone who resides in or owns a business in the area that ANA serves. Dues cost $20 per year for an individual or a family. Associate Membership dues for business owners cost $25 per year.

ANA meets once a month on a Thursday during the months of September, October, November, March, April, May, and June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

LABOR DAY PARKING RULES

Alternate side of the street parking regulations and parking meter regulations will be suspended on Monday, September 2nd, for the observance of Labor Day.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

TINY SHOES HAS GONE TO DOGGIE HEAVEN

                                                                       video by Charlie Spickler

Sweet little Tiny Shoes, the beloved resident furbaby at The Hamilton Dog House, passed away on Monday, August 26th. Tiny Shoes could be found behind the counter, always ready and willing to accept the attention and love bestowed on her, unless she was out strolling with one of her many child and adult fans. Rest in peace, Tiny Shoes, you darling little doggie.


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

MOVEMENT ON SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CHURCH AVENUE-OCEAN PARKWAY INTERSECTION

Good news for pedestrians who cross Ocean Parkway at Church Avenue: the final design for safety improvements at the Church Avenue-Ocean Parkway intersection will be completed in September and construction will begin in the fall.

The New York State Department of Transportation gives these specific details on its website:
  • A pedestrian refuge area--an island--will be constructed on the north side (the Prospect Expressway side) of the intersection. This island in the middle of an ocean of traffic will give pedestrians a safer place to stand when they don't make it all the way across Ocean Parkway on one green light. It will also shorten the distance between the eastern and western sides of Church Avenue.
  • New pedestrian signals and protective barriers will be installed on the pedestrian refuge island. New pavement striping will reduce traffic lane widths and provide space for the island.
  • High visibility crosswalk markings will be installed on the north side of the intersection.
  • New flashing signals with yellow arrows for right-turning vehicles will be added, warning motorists to proceed with caution and yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
  • New "Traffic Signal Ahead" signs will be installed along the south-bound Prospect Expressway.
  • Speed limit signs will be installed on Ocean Parkway.
  • Warning signs will be replaced.

The $200,000 allocated in April 2012 for these safety improvements (through the participatory budgeting process) will finally be used.

MISSING PERSON (STILL): GOLDA MOLDAVSKY, AGE 16

Golda Moldavsky. Photo courtesy NYPD.

Golda Moldavsky has been missing since August 9th. She is white, is sixteen years old, stands 5 feet and 9 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen in or near her home on Ditmas Avenue near E. 8th Street in Kensington at about 2:30 p.m. She was dressed in a brown shirt, brown and black skirt, and beige sneakers.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS (8477) or log on to the Crime Stoppers website or text your tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and then enter TIP577.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PEDESTRIANS IN DANGER AT CATON AND MCDONALD: A MEETING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH PUBLIC OFFICIALS


Pedestrian Safety at Caton at McDonald:
 A Meeting of Neighbors, the DOT, and the NYPD
Wednesday, August 28th, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

At a public meeting tomorrow in Brooklyn Prospect Charter School, Windsor Terrace and Kensington residents will be able to talk with the Brooklyn Borough Commissioner for the Department of Transportation, a representative from the 72nd Police Precinct, and Assemblymember Jim Brennan, who is holding this open forum.

The conversation will be about how dangerous the intersection at Caton and McDonald avenues is for pedestrians of all ages and abilities. Troy Martin, whose son was hit by an electric delivery bicycle as they were crossing Caton together (Child Struck at High-risk Intersection), wants a crossing guard stationed there.

Have you ever witnessed an accident there? Vehicles breezing through red lights? Cars or trucks blocking a crosswalk so that pedestrians have to walk in a lane of traffic? Any other kind of dangerous driving? Please go to the meeting to tell your story and urge the officials to help us cross in safety.

Anyone who can't attend the meeting is invited to put their thoughts and observations in an e-mail and send it to Mary Kay Seery, Assemblymember Brennan's legislative aide (seerym @ assembly . state . ny . us).


Meeting location:

Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
(in the building that used to be Immaculate Heart of Mary School)
3002 Fort Hamilton Parkway, between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Go to the Fort Hamilton Parkway entrance to the school where Ms. Seery will direct you to the meeting room.

GENTRIFICATION LEADS TO TOO MUCH FROZEN YOGURT

Some Park Slope residents are unhappy about the increasing number of frozen yogurt shops in their neighborhood. Even frozen yogurt's biggest fans have got to be questioning how much is enough. And...they're all chain stores. 

Meanwhile, on the Upper West Side, two more frozen yogurt shops are scheduled to open soon on Amsterdam Avenue, bringing the total to eight on the stretch from 72nd to 86th. Every one of them is part of a chain.

Chain stores, with their overabundance and sameness, are among the many negative results of gentrification. The space they take up--one, two, or three stores' worth--would be better occupied by independent small businesses that cater to the needs of the neighborhoods they serve.

ROBBERY AT FHP AND 39TH STREET

A robbery was committed at gunpoint at about 12:30 this morning (Tuesday) in the 66th Precinct.

A Hispanic male with a knapsack, dressed in blue jeans or pants, fled the scene of the crime at 3901 Fort Hamilton Parkway at 39th Street in Borough Park .

Monday, August 26, 2013

MISSING PERSON: BRITTANY BEY, YOUNG MOM


Brittany Bey, 18 years old, a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, has been missing since Wednesday, August 14, 2013. She is still missing as of August 25th.
Brittany was last seen wearing a beige skirt with black dots and a black top. She has a sliver piercing under her lip on her chin and on the back of her neck. She might be wearing a tongue piercing stud.

Her mother describes her as passive and quiet. She has been suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth seventeen months ago. Her family and her young son miss her dearly.

If anyone has information about Brittany, call her mother, Trina Bey, at (347) 693-5402 or (347) 413-6930.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

SAVING LIVES, ONE TREE AT A TIME

Tree Pit Brigade members

For many years, Church Avenue was nearly barren, with an average of less than one tree per block from Coney Island Avenue to 36th Street. Now that we have many more trees on our main shopping street, the Tree Pit Brigade has formed to make sure that they survive.

Each Tuesday morning, the Tree Pit Brigade goes out and improves the life of one tree on Church Avenue. Why do we care so much about trees anyway?

Aside from looking beautiful, trees do a lot for us. Their leaves capture particulate waste emissions from cars. They provide shade for the elderly on their way to Astoria Federal Savings bank. Trees reduce the heat island effect of raised temperatures found in cities. The presence of trees increases property values by up to 10% and can attract customers to businesses. Trees provide homes for birds, animals, and insects.

Unfortunately, street trees have a tough life and they need our love. What exactly do street trees need that they don’t already get? As it turns out, a lot!

Street trees have a tough life for three main reasons.

1) Street Trees Are Thirsty Because People Step on the Soil.

Trees in the forest get water and nutrients through natural processes. A tree’s roots,which do all of the drinking and eating, spread far beyond the canopy of the tree. Root spread can be up to two to three times the size of the canopy. (London Plane tree canopy width can be up to 80 feet wide!)


But for a street tree, this area is limited to the size of the tree pit, which can be as small as two feet square, whereas it normally might be 10 or 20 feet square. It is very hard for a tree to get enough food and water when the area of its mouth is reduced by 90%. When people, animals, shopping carts, and bicycles trample across the soil surrounding a tree, the soil becomes tight and compacted.

Have you ever seen puddles form around street trees when it rains? That happens because the soil has been tamped down so tightly that the water can’t get through it to the tree’s roots, which would gladly drink it up. In the forest, fewer feet trample across the land, and more animals dig it up to aerate it. Animals burrow in the soil; worms meander through. This ensures that the soil is not tight and the rain can get to the tree’s roots.

2) Street Trees Are Damaged Easily.

Imagine if whenever you got a scratch on your back, your arm or leg fell off?That’s exactly what can happen to a tree when a car door bashes into it or a bike is chained to its trunk. Street trees are more likely to suffer these kinds of injuries, especially those without tree pit guards.

3) Street Trees Suffer From Careless Waste.
Some owners allow their dogs to “mark” or “water” trees. Did you know that urine can damage tree trunks and leave them exposed to insect infestations? Dog poop harms trees too--it is not compost. It throws the soil's nutrients out of balance. People unwittingly throw garbage, cigarette butts, and liquid waste into tree pits; all of these leach chemicals into the soil.

That’s where the Tree Pit Brigade comes in! Our team of neighbors, WHO ARE JUST LIKE YOU, meets each week to protect one tree. We first assess a merchant’s willingness to water a tree. If a merchant says that he or she will water a tree, we  amend the soil by adding compost, plant a few plants, and mulch. The compost feeds the tree necessary nutrients, and the mulch keeps the water in. Our Mini Grant from Million Trees NYC has provided us with $1,000 to purchase Treegators ® and other supplies. We are distributing these as rewards to participating Church Ave. merchants.

We are also working with City Councilmember Brad Lander’s office to get tree pit guards to further protect the trees. However, his budget is not large enough to protect all of the trees on Church Ave. Catherine Zinnel, Brad Lander’s District Director, has promised the Kensington community that we will receive up to twelve tree guards. The Tree Pit Brigade plans to build simple guards for the unprotected trees when we have enough volunteers and money to do it.

If you want to meet your neighbors and protect our trees, we can use your help working in the tree pits on Tuesdays and picking up compost and mulch on Thursdays or Fridays.

If weekdays aren’t convenient for you, please mark your calendar and join us on Sunday, September 15th, for the Tree Pit Brigade Parade. We will give a little “TreeLC” to up to 20 trees on Church Ave., and we need your help to do it! Join us from 11 a.m. to noon to learn how to care for trees and from noon to 2 p.m. to put your tree care knowledge to work by amending soil, planting bulbs and plants, and mulching trees.

All attendees of the Tree Pit Brigade Parade will be entered in a raffle to win fabulous prizes, including an on-the-ground tree pruning, a plant, leather-clad gardening gloves, or a beautiful flower-patterned garden tool set.

Please contact Bridget at evergreen827 [at] aol [dot] com for more details! 

                                                                                                                   --The Tree Pit Brigade

Saturday, August 24, 2013

BARGAIN BIKE RENTAL

Rent a bike at Juice Pedaler tomorrow--Sunday, August 25th--keep it for five days--until Thursday, August 29th--and then pay for only one day.

The rental price of $30, which includes a helmet and a lock, breaks down to only $6 per day. The bikes will be rented on a first come, first served basis and the supply is limited...so get there early.

Open tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed this Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; reopening this Thursday at 8:00 a.m.

A refundable deposit of $200 is required for each bicycle rented.

Hours for Sunday, August 25th, through Labor Day:
  • Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: CLOSED
  • Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Monday (Labor Day): 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Juice Pedaler
154 Prospect Park Southwest between Vanderbilt and Seeley streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
phone: (718) 871-7500
info [at] juicepedalernyc [dot] com
website: https://store.juicepedalernyc.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuicePedaler

Friday, August 23, 2013

READY FOR NYS DOT TO ACT AT CHURCH AVE. AND OCEAN PARKWAY

Together, City Councilmember Brad Lander, residents of Kensington, and  transportation safety advocates presented a petition for improved pedestrian safety at the Church Avenue crossing of Ocean Parkway to the staff at Governor Cuomo's Manhattan office.

Calls and e-mails Mr. Lander received from constituents distraught over the death of Ngozi Agbim under the wheels of a "big rig" inspired Lander to create the petition, "Our Neighborhood Is Not a Highway," which amassed 831 signatures.

Constituents demanded to know why the safety measures they voted for during the participatory budgeting process in March 2012, to be funded by money set aside in Councilmember Lander's budget, hadn't been implemented.

After hearing from Councilmember Lander and State Assemblymember Jim Brennan, the New York State Department of Transportation wrote a letter on August 13th to Mr. Brennan and others stating that it is studying the intersection and considering improvements, including the ones District 39 voted for.

New York CBS Local reported that on Wednesday, August 21st "the state DOT said it had worked out the problem with the design and will soon move forward."

Streetsblog quoted NYS DOT as saying on Thursday "'We’re in general agreement about the improvements, with some details still to be ironed out,'" spokesperson Adam S. Levine said in an e-mail to Streetsblog.

"'The improvements include a pedestrian refuge island on the north crosswalk…protective barriers, lane channelization, additional signage and modifications to the traffic signals at the intersection.'"

State DOT says it expects "'to work out the details in the coming days,'" with a final design before mid-September."

SEATS WITH A VIEW AT YUMMY TACO

Yummy Taco's Church Avenue window

The E. 3rd Street side of Yummy Taco

Yummy Taco has placed counters and stools in front of both of its windows, making people-watching easier.

Yummy Taco
129 Church Avenue, corner of E. 2nd Street
Kensington, Brooklyn, New York
(718) 431-8062

Menu: http://whereyoueat.com/Yummy-Taco--1907.html

Thursday, August 22, 2013

GOVERNOR CUOMO, HERE'S OUR OCEAN PARKWAY SAFETY PETITION


We aren't asking for much. Just an improvement in road conditions so that when we cross Ocean Parkway at Church Avenue, we won't get maimed--or run over and killed, like Ngozi Agbim did in June when she was crossing there.

We, the people of City Council District 39, voted during the participatory budgeting process in March 2012 to spend $200,000 of Councilmember Brad Lander's budget on eliminating pedestrian hazards at this intersection. To date, while other projects voted for have been completed or are at least underway, nothing has been accomplished at the intersection. The danger remains unabated.

The June 2013 update on Councilmember Brad Lander's website reports that "NYSDOT [New York State Department of Transportation] declined to approve the safety upgrade proposed by NYCDOT [New York City Department of Transportation]." He asks people to "Please sign the petition to NYSDOT, calling on the agency to respect our community's vote and move forward with this project."

Now NYSDOT has stated in a letter written on August 13th that it's been "working closely with NYC DOT to study this intersection and to review potential changes that can enhance safety for pedestrians and still ensure safety for all other modes of travel," including a pedestrian refuge area.

Councilmember Lander will bring the "Our Neighborhood Is Not a Highway" petition with 831 signatures to Governor Cuomo’s office today (Thursday, August 22nd) at 11:00 am. If you can, join him in Manhattan outside the Governor’s office at 633 3rd Avenue, near 41st Street.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

BANGLADESHI PERFORMERS' FIRST APPEARANCE AT GREENWOOD PLAYGROUND


Friends of Greenwood Playground Proudly Presents
 
Dance and Songs of Bangladesh
 
performed by BIPA
The Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts
 
Saturday, August 24th, 11:00 a.m.
 
in Greenwood Playground
E. 5th Street at Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Suitable for all ages.

Free to the public.

Non-permanent henna "tattoos"
by local mendhi artists

Children of all ages as well as adults enjoy watching and listening to BIPA's dance and song performances. The dancing is graceful and the singing elegant.

BIPA's director and choreographer is Annie Ferdous, a resident of Kensington.

BIPA's website: http://www.bipainc.com

TODAY'S AIR QUALITY HEALTH ADVISORY

August 21, 2013, 12:03 p.m.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for New York City until 11:00 PM tonight. Active children, adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.

For additional information on air quality, visit the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation website  or go directly to Air Quality Index (AQI) Forecast and Current Observations for New York State and click on Air Quality Forecast.

Take care of yourselves.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

MARLIN WILL GET ANOTHER SHOT AT FINDING NEMO THIS SUNDAY


Rescheduled from Sunday, August 18th.


Family Movie Night: "Finding Nemo"
Sunday, August 25th, 8:00 p.m. to 9:40-ish p.m.

Friends of Greenwood Playground
presents
Family Movie Night

From the movie's official website:
In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humour and heartfelt emotion, "Finding Nemo" follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office.
Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

See "Finding Nemo," an Academy Award®-winning Best Animated Feature, for free in the handball courts in Greenwood Playground. Bring snacks, blankets and/or chairs, flashlights, and bug spray.

The movie was released in 2003, is 100 minutes in length, and has an  MPAA rating of G.

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

Friends of Greenwood Playground
phone: (347) 497-3490

contact: http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/contact-us 
Twitter: FOGP1

Monday, August 19, 2013

GOAL MET FOR HELPING JAY RUIZ PAY HIS INITIAL MEDICAL BILLS


Clients, friends, and admirers of Jay "Rocket" Ruiz have met the $3,000 fund raising goal set up on gofundme.com to help him pay his medical bills. Jay is the president of Brooklyn Bike Patrol (BBP), the all-volunteer organization he founded two years ago to safeguard the women of Brooklyn against an epidemic of sexual assaults by providing them with a safe walk home.

Jay survived a heart attack this summer on June 8th and a second one on June 10th. A few days later, he unhappily announced the end of BBP. On July 2nd, he had recuperated enough to announce that BBP would return. And on August 2nd, he and his loyal agents were back on track.

But last week, on August 9th, Jay passed out on the subway. He had to have a defibrillator implanted. Our uninsured Brooklyn hero will have more medical bills to pay, so another fund raiser may be needed. We'll let you know if Jay, the helper, needs help.

Jay Ruiz founded Brooklyn Bike Patrol on September 14, 2011, because he saw a TV news segment about the sexual assaults being committed against women in Brooklyn and knew he had to help prevent the continuation of this crime wave. He started walking women home from subway stations late at night.

That's how Brooklyn Bike Patrol started out--one man riding one bike to a handful of subway stations and making himself available to walk one woman home at a time. Now Jay and his agents service all of these neighborhoods: 
  • Bedford Stuyvesant,
  • Bensonhurst,
  • Borough Park,
  • Brooklyn Heights,
  • Bushwick,
  • Carroll Garden,
  • Clinton Hill,
  • Ditnas Park,
  • Dumbo,
  • Dyker Heights,
  • Ft. Greene,
  • Greenpoint,
  • Kensington,
  • Park Slope,
  • Propect Heights,
  • Red Hook,
  • Sunset Park,
  • Williamsburg, and
  • Windsor Terrace.

Jay had recently been screening potential volunteers. He'd like to interview some more. To volunteer for BBP, send an e-mail to brooklynbikepatrol [at] gmail [dot] com.

Before Jay's initial hospitalization, Brooklyn Bike Patrol operated its free service Sundays through Thursdays from 8:00 p.m. to midnight and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Since their return on August 2nd, BBP agents have been escorting people home on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. In September, they'll resume their 7-days-per-week schedule.

Call (718) 744-7592 to pre-arrange for an agent to meet you at a subway station or elsewhere. Call BBP 45 minutes before you expect to arrive at the station.

E-mail: BrooklynBikePatrol [at] gmail [dot] com

Sunday, August 18, 2013

CANCELED: FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT, "FINDING NEMO"

Friends of Greenwood Playground has announced that tonight's Family Movie Night: "Finding Nemo" has been canceled because the forecast is for soggy weather. The showing of the movie will be rescheduled.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

CHEERING FOR THE BROOKLYN CYCLONES WILL HELP RESCUE ANIMALS. HOW GREAT IS THAT??


Brooklyn Cyclones vs. Staten Island Yankees
Thursday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m.
MCU Park

Cheer for the Brooklyn Cyclones! Cheer for Ebbets Field!
Cheer for the Brooklyn Dodgers!

Join the tribute to the opening of Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers, 100 years ago. At the August 29th game, MCU Park will hold an Ebbets Field Centennial Celebration. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will get a free 1913-style jersey, courtesy of MCU.


The Cyclones--who are currently in a battle for first place in their division--will be wearing a uniform inspired by the home uniform of the 1913 Dodgers.


 

If you buy tickets from the Cyclones, they'll cost you $16 each. If you buy them at the box office on game day, they'll cost you $17. But you can save yourself a dollar or two per ticket by buying them for $15 each from Sean Casey Animal Rescue--and the entire amount will be donated to the Rescue.

Tickets are on sale right now!

Sean Casey Animal Rescue
153 E. 3rd Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace/Kensington, Brooklyn

(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue [at] yahoo [dot] com
 
Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day.

FREE FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT: "FINDING NEMO"

Family Movie Night: "Finding Nemo"
Sunday, August 18th, 8:00 p.m. to 9:40-ish p.m.

Friends of Greenwood Playground
presents
Family Movie Night

From the movie's official website:
In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humour and heartfelt emotion, "Finding Nemo" follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office.
Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home.

See "Finding Nemo," an Academy Award®-winning Best Animated Feature, for free in the handball courts in Greenwood Playground. Bring snacks, blankets and/or chairs, flashlights, and bug spray.

The movie was released in 2003, is 100 minutes in length, and has an  MPAA rating of G.

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

Friends of Greenwood Playground
phone: (347) 497-3490

contact: http://friendsofgreenwoodplayground.org/contact-us 
Twitter: FOGP1

Friday, August 16, 2013

THIS WEEKEND'S EVENTS IN KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE, AUGUST 17-18, 2013

Kensington and Windsor Terrace Events
Saturday, August 17th

Kensington Youthmarket (free admission)
9am –2:15pm 
Fresh, high-quality, regionally-grown farm products.
outside of Windsor Terrace Library (Fort Hamilton Parkway side)
between E. 5th and E. 4th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
"Kensington Youthmarket"

Fishing Clinic (free)
1pm – 3pm
Fishing instruction for children and aquatic ecology
at the Wellhouse on Wellhouse Drive
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
"Fishing Clinic in Prospect Park" 

Fishing Clinic (free)
3pm – 5pm
Fishing instruction for children and aquatic ecology 
at the Wellhouse on Wellhouse Drive
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
"Fishing Clinic in Prospect Park"

Fitness Boot Camp (free)
3pm – 5pm
Open house and demonstration. 
Namaste Yoga of Kensington, 482 Coney Island Avenue
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn
"Fitness Boot Camp at Namaste Yoga: Open House and Demo"

Sunday, August 18th

Windsor Terrace - P.S. 154 Greenmarket (free admission)
9am – 3pm 
Fresh, high-quality, regionally-grown farm products.
outside of P.S. 154, 1625 11th Avenue
between Windsor and Sherman streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn 
"Second Windsor Terrace Greenmarket to Return" 

Fishing Clinic (free)
1pm – 3pm
Fishing instruction for children and aquatic ecology 
at the Wellhouse on Wellhouse Drive
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
"Fishing Clinic in Prospect Park"

Fishing Clinic (free)
3pm – 5pm
Fishing instruction for children and aquatic ecology 
at the Wellhouse on Wellhouse Drive
Prospect Park, Brooklyn
"Fishing Clinic in Prospect Park" 

Israeli Dance Classes ($)
7pm – 10pm
Class for beginners, followed by an open session. 
Flatbush Jewish Center, 327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn 
"Kick up Your Heels Doing Israeli Dances"
"Israeli Dancing Postponed

Family Movie Night
8pm  - 9:40-ish pm
An animated underwater adventure.
Greenwood Playground, E. 5th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
"Family Movie Night: 'Finding Nemo'"