Thursday, March 31, 2016

BANGLA-LANGUAGE FLYER: DISCOVER THE NEW AVENUE C PLAZA: A ONE-DAY PLAZA EVENT


DESCUBRE LA NUEVA PLAZA DE AVE C: UNA "PLAZA POR UN DIA"


DISCOVER THE NEW AVENUE C PLAZA: A ONE-DAY PLAZA EVENT



Performance/Dance Schedule

1pm-1:45pm - The Bond Street Theatre‘s Shinbone Alley Stilt Band. Strut from Avenue C Plaza to Kensington Plaza and back, ending at Avenue C Plaza

1:50pm-2:05pm - Opening Remarks Councilmember Lander, The Kensington Stewards, and others in Bengali and Spanish

2:10-2:35pm - The Famous Accordion Orchestra, led by composer/accordionist Bob Goldberg

240-2:45pm - BIPA Performance 1 (Split for Costume Change)

2:55-3:20pm - Feringhees, a Bangladeshi-American Rock Band

3:20-3:25pm - BIPA Performance 2

3:30-4:05pm - Contemporary Variety music (not live)
      The Singing Winds, Storytelling by Jill Reinier

4:10-4:25pm - " A Dancer's Day," Dance-Cardio Fitness Class by Taseen Ferdous

4:30-5:00pm - Dance Party with Ritmosis, an Afro-Cuban Latin Jazz band.  Taseen Ferdous will encourage participants to dance.

Other Activities

2:30pm-5pm
      Uni-Project Pop-Up Mobile Reading Room
      “Energetic Painting” by  Diana Sanzone
      Plant Workshop & Giveaway by Sue Braverman
      Cynthia’s Arts & Crafts by Cynthia Fortozo
      Participatory Budgeting Voting Location
      Info Table with DOT Street Ambassadors

Grants from The Scherman Foundation to The Horticultural Society of New York’s Neighborhood Plaza Partnership program are partially funding the April 3 program.

The Kensington Stewards are a Project of the Open Space Institute, Inc.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

SIP INTO SPRING GALA AUCTION FOR P.S. 230



Sip into Spring Gala Auction
Saturday, April 16th, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Each spring, the P.S. 230 PTA hosts the annual "Sip Into Spring." The proceeds from Sip into Spring go directly toward supporting the various arts residencies at P.S. 230.

To raise funds for these programs, the public is invited to participate in the school's biggest event of the year. Enjoy music, dancing, BBQ bites, and drinks.

Brooklyn jazz musician Brian Newman will perform. Brian is a trumpet player, a singer, and Lady Gaga's jazz bandleader.

Ticket prices (purchase tickets online here)

  • General: $55.00 per person
  • Sponsor: $125.00 per person. The price will help offset the cost of the teacher/staff tickets. It includes raffle tickets worth $30, which will be available at the event.
  • Teacher/Staff: $30.00 per person
  • In Spirit: $10.00 minimum. For those who are unable to attend but want to make a contribution.

Event location

Hill Country Barbecue Market
345 Adams Street in Downtown Brooklyn (map)

NATURAL GAS SMELL RETURNS TOMORROW

 

The smell of natural gas may be noticeable in the vicinity of Cortelyou Road and Rugby Road tomorrow--Thursday, 31st--starting between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. The duration will be approximately one hour. During the hour, National Grid will be performing gas system upgrades.
 



Monday, March 28, 2016

MAN WANTED FOR ATTACKING WOMEN IN KENSINGTON, PARK SLOPE, AND ELSEWHERE




The man in the video and on the wanted poster is suspected of attacking at least five women--four of them in their 70s and up--in separate incidents in several neighborhoods. The most recent attack was on an 84-year-old woman at Ocean Parkway and Beverley Road on Saturday. 

He is armed. He is described as in his 40s to 60s, about 5-feet-11-inches tall, and weighing 250 pounds. He wore a dark hoodie, a black jacket, a black wool cap, black gloves, dark shoes, and light pants,

Anyone with information on the robberies should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477); for Spanish, call 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit tips at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES), then entering TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

USING SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION EQUIPMENT TO BENEFIT LOCAL PARENTS AND STUDENTS


Submitted by a delegate on the Participatory Budgeting Education Committee:
A friendly reminder that the annual Participatory Budgeting vote is upon us. We get to choose how our City Councilmember, Brad Lander, will spend $1.5 million of his budget.
There are MANY worthy capital projects (you get to choose up to five), but I want to make a pitch for the expense fund project I’ve been working on on behalf of P.S. 130 and several other diverse, multi-lingual schools in City Council District 39 (which includes much of school district 15 and some of district 20).

Our local schools need your vote for the Translation Equipment for Multi-Lingual Schools project. This will provide transmitters and head sets for P.S. 130, P.S. 131, P.S. 179, P.S. 230, and M.S. 839 so that translators can provide simultaneous translation, making meetings and school events accessible for non-English speakers.


We encourage everyone in our community to get out and vote for this project.
All residents of New York City Council District 39 (much of school district 15 and some of district 20) who are age 14+ are eligible to vote, regardless of immigration status. All you need to bring to a voting location is an ID, a utility bill, or some other document that states your name and address.

A full list of voting locations is at http://bradlander.nyc/where-to-in-participatory-budgeting.

Closest voting locations:
Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Windsor Terrace Library
160 East 5th Street at Fort Hamilton Parkway 


Sunday, April 3rd, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
P.S. 230 Upper School
1 Albemarle Road at McDonald Avenue

More info about Participatory Budgeting is at http://bradlander.nyc/PB. Our project is listed on the expense fund ballot,
along with five others, at http://bradlander.nyc/pbnyc-2016-expense-ballot.
People can vote for up to three of the six expense projects, in addition to five of the capital projects described at http://bradlander.nyc/2016-pbnyc-ballot.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

MAKE DOGGIE DREAMS COME TRUE: VOTE FOR A DOG RUN IN THE PROSPECT PARK PARADE GROUND


A dog run at the Prospect Park Parade Grounds is on the ballot for Participatory Budgeting in Brooklyn Districts 39 and 40. We need your vote!

The time has come for action: We need your vote for Participatory Budgeting!

We are in the home stretch, and the dog run can soon be a reality.
Councilmembers Brad Lander of District 39 and Mathieu Eugene of District 40 have included our dog run proposal on the ballot for this year's Participatory Budgeting (PBNYC), leaving the decision of funding up to the people of their districts. The PBNYC process gives New Yorkers the power to decide how to spend tax dollars in our neighborhoods.

Voting begins this Monday! PBNYC week kicks off on Saturday, March 26th, with voting in Districts 39 and 40 starting on Monday, March 28th, and running through Sunday, April 3rd. Any resident of the neighborhood, age 14 and up, has five votes to use toward any project on the ballot.

We have made so much progress since our early stages as an association. We hope to get the votes we need to finally bring a dog run to the neighborhood. Please go out and vote and thank you for spreading the word to your neighbors! Polling times and locations are listed below.
Vote in District 39
District 39 is represented by Councilmember Brad Lander and includes the neighborhoods of Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Park Slope, Boro Park, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront, and Gowanus.
Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1, 10am-5pm
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (at Court St)
Tuesday, March 29, 6:30-8:30pm
  • Project Expo and Vote Kick Off at Park Slope Library, 431 6th Avenue, between 8th St. and 9th St.
Wednesday, March 30 – Thursday, March 31, 8am-7pm
  • Councilmember Lander's District Office, 456 5th Avenue (3rd Floor), between 9th St. and 10 St.  
Thursday, March 31, 2:30-7:30pm 
  • Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd St at 13th Ave
Saturday, April 2, 10am-6pm
  • Carroll Gardens Library, 396 Clinton St at Union St
  • The Old Stone House At Washington Park, Between 3rd and 4th St. and 4th and 5th Ave.
  • Windsor Terrace Library, 160 East 5th St at Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
Sunday, April 3, 10 am-6pm
  • Carroll Park House, Smith St between President and Carroll Streets
  • Park Slope Armory, 361 15th St between 7th and 8th Ave
  • PS 230 Upper School, 1 Albemarle Rd at McDonald Ave
 
Post submitted by the Kensington Dog Run Association.Please vote for the dog run! 

Vote in District 40
District 40 is represented by Councilmember Mathieu Eugene and includes the neighborhoods of Kensington, Flatbush, Prospect-Lefferts, Ditmas Park, East Flatbush, and parts of Crown Heights.

Monday, March 28 - Friday, April 1, 10am-5 pm
  • Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. (at Court St)
Tuesday, March 29, 5:30-8:30pm
  • PS 245, 249 E. 17th Street
Wednesday, March 30, 11am-5pm
  • Flatbush Library, 22 Linden Blvd
Thursday, March 31, 10am-6pm
  • 123 Linden Blvd
Friday, April 1, 11am-4pm
  • Crown Heights Library, 560 New York Ave
Saturday, April 2, 12pm-4pm
  • Cortelyou Library, 1305 Cortelyou Rd.
Sunday, April 3, 11am-2pm
  • Prospect Park (Inside Lincoln Road Entrance)
Copyright © 2016 Kensington Dog Run Association, All rights reserved.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

GROWING HOUSEPLANTS FROM CUTTINGS WITH SUSAN BRAVERMAN (FREE)



Growing Houseplants from Cuttings with Susan Braverman
Saturday, April 2nd, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Learn how to start vigorous new houseplants expertly from cuttings.

Start or increase your plant collection without spending any money!

In this interactive workshop at the Windsor Terrace Library, led by Susan Braverman, participants will learn to

  • make cuttings using various methods,
  • root cuttings in water/soil, and
  • care for their plants.

Participants will take home three potted plants and a how-to guide on cutting propagation. Supplies for the class will be provided.

Adults and families are welcome to attend.

Limited space. Call 718.686.9707, or register online here. Free.







Susan Braverman is a Horticultural Therapist Master and founder of Urban Oasis, a rehab program that includes an inner city farm, two greenhouses and a farmers market. In a partnership between the nonprofit GreenWorks Team and Brooklyn Public Library she has worked with neighborhood residents and people with disabilities on community gardening projects.











Windsor Terrace Library 
160 E. 5th Street, off Fort Hamilton Parkway 
Brooklyn, NY 11218  
(718) 686-9707 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

SPEED HUMP REQUEST FOR EAST 4TH STREET

The next meeting of Community Board 7's Transportation Committee will be held on Tuesday, April 12th, at 6:30 p.m., at the board's office, 4201 4th Avenue. The entrance to the building is on 43rd Street.

Agenda:

• Sunset Park: speed hump request for 44th Street between 5th and 6th avenues
• Windsor Terrace: speed hump request for East 4th Street, between Greenwood Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

ALTERNATE SIDE SUSPENDED TWICE MORE THIS 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 Thursday, March 24th, for Purim and Holy Thursday and on Friday, March 25th, for Good Friday. 

All other regulations, including those for parking meters, will be in effect.


Monday, March 21, 2016

CANCELED: COMMUNITY BOARD 12 MARCH MEETING

Community Board 12 announced today that it will not hold its monthly meeting this month. The board announced that tomorrow night's monthly General Meeting has been canceled because of Holy Week and Purim. The date for the April meeting has not been announced yet.

General Meetings are open to the public. They are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are held at Amico Senior Center, 5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor, at the corner of 59th Street, unless otherwise stated.

Community Board 12
phone number: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov
website: http://www.brooklyncb12.org
Chairperson: Yidel Perlstein
District Manager: Barry Spitzer

GIRL SCOUT COOKIE SALE RESCHEDULED


UPDATE: The April 3rd sale has been canceled because of the very strong wind. To be rescheduled.

The Girl Scout cookie sale has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 3rd, from noon to 3:00 p.m., in front of Thai Tony's.

The date for the sale at P.S. 10 remains the same: Friday, May 6th, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Seven types of cookies are being sold this year, for the price of $4.00 per box:

  • Samoas -- caramel and toasted coconut-covered
  • Thin Mints (vegan) -- round, mint-flavored cookies with a delicious chocolaty coating
  • Trefoils -- shortbread
  • Tagalongs -- a layer of peanut butter with a rich chocolaty coating
  • Do-si-dos -- sandwich cookies with crisp and crunchy oatmeal on the outside and creamy peanut butter inside
  • Savannah Smiles -- zesty, lemon-flavored cookies dusted with powdered sugar
  • Rah-Rah Raisins -- hearty oatmeal cookies packed with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks

Consult the Food Allergens Guide to see which ingredients in each cookie might cause an allergic reaction.

See the list of other sale locations by entering your zip code here.

Locations

Thai Tony's
3019 Fort Hamilton Parkway
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn
http://thaitonys.com/

P.S. 10
511 7th Avenue
between 17th Street and Prospect Avenue
Park Slope, Brooklyn

KENSINGTON COMMUNITY ORGANIZER ATTENDS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS

At the invitation of Congressmember Jerrold Nadler--one of Kensington's representatives--Kensington resident Mamnunul (Mamnun) Haq attended President Obama's State of the Union address this year. Congratulations to Mamnun on this honor.

Mamnun is an active contributor to the Kensington community. He serves our neighborhood as a member of the  Kensington Stewards, a member of the Avenue C Plaza Organizing Committee, the Sergeant-At-Arms and an Executive Committee member for Community Board 12, and a Participatory Budgeting delegate, district committee member, and city-wide steering committee member.

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The article published by NYU Langone Medical Center was reprinted here with the kind permission of their Communications Office.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

SNOW WARNING, TRAVEL ADVISORY, AND ALTERNATE SIDE SUSPENSION



A travel advisory is in effect from tonight (Sunday) through tomorrow morning. Alternate side parking will be suspended tomorrow (Monday) to facilitate snow removal. Payment at parking meters will remain in effect throughout the city.

Snow is expected to begin falling at about 9:00 tonight and will end by daybreak tomorrow, with a chance of lingering snow showers through the morning commute. A total snow accumulation of two to four inches is anticipated.

Tonight's temperature is expected to be around freezing, so exercise caution and be prepared for slippery roads. As tonight's temperature drops below freezing, untreated surfaces can cause slick conditions. Allow extra travel time during your commute.

MUSIC ON 45 RPM VINYL AT THE ADIRONDACK


Adirondack Beat
Saturday, April 2nd, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

DJ Kyle Brown spins oldies, instrumentals, soul, and doo-wop on 45 rpm vinyl at The Adirondack. He's there on the first Saturday of each month, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The neighborhood bar focuses on New York State craft beer, featuring beer on tap, bottled, and canned, cocktails, and snacks.

To get 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/

Saturday, March 19, 2016

WHERE TO SAFELY GET RID OF HARMFUL HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

NYC SAFE Disposal Event
Sunday, April 3rd, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New York City residents can dispose of harmful household products safely at this upcoming Sanitation Department SAFE Disposal Event ("SAFE" = "Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics").

Only New York City residential waste will be accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of living in New York City, such as their New York State driver’s license or a utility bill.

Because the disposal events are popular, you may wait on line.

The event will be held rain or shine.

Accepted items
  • Automotive products, such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and spent batteries 
  • Personal care items, such as unwanted medicines or cosmetics 
  • Thermometers 
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a "sharps" container or other leak-proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products, such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, and spent compact, fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics

Event location
Prospect Park, Park Circle, at the corner of Parkside Avenue and Prospect Park Southwest

Cars should enter along Parkside Avenue from Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road. A walk-in area is available for residents who are traveling on public transportation.

BROOKLYN ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE TOMORROW IN WINDSOR TERRACE AND PARK SLOPE

41st Anniversary

 Brooklyn St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 20th, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m.: Pre-parade Mass, Holy Name of Jesus Church,

245 Prospect Park West

Celebrant: TBD

12:00 noon: Bands & Marching Units should assemble on Prospect Park West between 9th Street & 15th Street

12:45 p.m.: “Re-Dedication Ceremony” to the Heroes & Victims of 9/11 – WTC
At Prospect Park West & 15th Street, before Parade “step-off”
Reviewing Stand: Bartel Pritchard Circle/PPW/14th Street

Parade Route:
From 15th Street & Prospect Park West > Down 15th Street to 7th Avenue > Along 7th Avenue > To Garfield Place > Up Garfield Place To Prospect Park West > And Along Prospect Park West To 15th Street

Parade Grand Marshal: Mary Hogan,
National President, Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Aides to the Grand Marshal:  
Thomas Callahan - Catholic Education (St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Academy)
Daniel Chiarantano - Ancient Order of Hibernians (Kings County Board) 
Michael Coyne - Aide-At-Large (Holy Name Parish)
J.J. Devaney - Gaelic Sports (Brooklyn Shamrock's Gaelic Football Club)
Brian Dilberian - Uniformed Services (FDNY & Retired Military Sgt. - Wounded Warrior)
Frank Jordan - Grand Council/Emerald Societies (Communications/Verizon)
Margaret McEneaney - Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (Kings County Board)
Lisa Murphy - Irish Culture (O'Malley Dance Academy)
Agnes Newlinger - United Irish Counties of New York

Friday, March 18, 2016

FREE ART WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN



Free Art Workshop for Children
Sunday, March 20th, 11:00 a.m. 

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts will present "Everyone Is an Artist," a free art workshop for children, this Sunday.

Marvin Cabrera, founder of Art in a Suitcase, will teach the children how to work with mixed media and materials such as watercolors and cloth. Using these skills, they'll create a mixed media collage that expresses what Bangladesh's independence means to them. The material will be supplied to them.

For more information, call Annie Ferdous at (917) 674-4746 or Nilofar Jahan at (347) 237-1628.

The mission of Art in a Suitcase is is to "create opportunities for global understanding through art between schools around the world." To learn more, visit its Facebook page or its website.

Event location
P.S. 230 Lower School  
425 McDonald Avenue
between Church Avenue and Albemarle Road
between the post office and the bank
Kensington, Brooklyn