Monday, July 24, 2017

KENSINGTON PUBLIC SAFETY MEETING WITH OFFICERS FROM THE 70TH PRECINCT (FREE)



Kensington Public Safety Meeting, 70th Precinct, Sector C
Tuesday, August 8th, 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Residents of the portion of Kensington that falls within the 70th Precinct's Sector C are invited to discuss public safety problems with the officers who serve that neighborhood.

The officers would like to hear suggestions from a broad range of residents about what can be done to make everyone in the community feel safe and secure.

The NYPD divided the 70th Precinct into four sectors over a year ago as part of a new, citywide policing model known as "community policing." As shown in the map above, the boundaries of Sector C are Cortelyou Road on the north, Bedford Avenue on the east, Foster Avenue on the south, and Coney Island Avenue on the west.

The two officers (Neighborhood Coordination Officers) who patrol Sector C are PO Bryan Cipolla (Bryan.Cipolla @ nypd.org) and PO Dilek Kahveci (Dilek.Kahveci @ nypd.org). Their function is to build strong relationships between the police and the community.

The meeting is free. It's scheduled for Tuesday, August 8th, at the Dorchester Senior Citizens Center. The doors will be opened at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments to be served. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Children are welcome to attend.

Location
Dorchester Senior Citizens Center
1419 Dorchester Road, near Marlborough Road
Brooklyn

Friday, July 21, 2017

SUGGESTIONS WANTED FOR NEW SERVICES AND CAPITAL PROJECTS WITHIN COMMUNITY BOARD 14 (KENSINGTON, DITMAS PARK, AND FLATBUSH)

BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARD 14 BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS
FISCAL YEAR 2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019)
 

Dear Community Resident:
 

Each year, in accordance with the New York City Charter, all 59 Community Boards are required to submit recommendations for NYC’s capital and expense budgets for the following fiscal year.

If you have any suggestions you would like to see funded in the district, please complete the information below. Only in cases where the request is for a new service or capital project (generally capital items have a value of $35,000 or more and a “useful life” of at least 5 years), should the request go through the budget process.
 

Requests for ongoing programs and regular city services such as street signs, building inspections, park maintenance, road repairs or tree pruning for example, should be directed to the Community Board 14 District Office staff as a service delivery request.
 

Recommendations must be received by the Community Board 14 office via fax, email or mail no later than Friday, September 8, 2017 to be considered at Community Board 14’s Public Hearing on Community Budget Recommendations for Fiscal Year 2018 to be held on Monday, September 11, 2017, 7:15 PM at Edward R. Murrow High School (1600 Avenue L, Brooklyn, New York.)

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BENEFIT TO COMMUNITY:
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NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME, 66TH PRECINCT



National Night Out Against Crime, 66th Precinct
Tuesday, August 1st, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At the 34th Annual National Night Out Against Crime, meet leaders and personnel from the local precinct and interact with neighbors, community members, and local businesses with the common goal of partnership and safety.

Enjoy games and activities for youth and get information on ways to work with the NYPD and keep your neighborhood safe. 


Join the 66th Precinct, the 66th Precinct Community Council, and Community Board 12 for this year's National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 1st, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is held annually on the first Tuesday in August.

Enjoy free food, drinks, ice cream, rides, bounces, games, a petting zoo, giveaways, and more.

The event will be held in front of the 66th Precinct at 5822 16th Avenue, between 58th and 59th streets, in Borough Park.

For more information, contact the 66th Precinct Community Affairs Office at (718) 851-5601.

The National Association of Town Watch introduced National Night Out--America's Night Out Against Crime--in 1984. The night's goals are to
  • heighten crime and drug prevention awareness,
  • generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts,
  • strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and
  • send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
 
In the 1970s, before the creation of National Night Out, people in several communities participated in a grass-roots effort to deter crime by turning on their porch lights, sitting outside, and talking with their neighbors.

Monday, July 17, 2017

ALBEMARLE PLAYGROUND BEAUTIFICATION, A COMMUNITY EVENT (FREE)


Clean-up Albemarle Playground
Tuesday, July 18th,Thursday, July 20th,
Tuesday, July 25th, and Thursday, July 27th
10:00 a.m. to noon

Beautify the garden in the children's playground at Albemarle Playground, alongside The Singing Winds. Help with light weeding, mulching, and general clean-up from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 18th, Thursday, July 20th, Tuesday, July 25th, and Thursday, July 27th.

The clean-up is an annual event of "It's My Park," presented by Partnership for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Albemarle Playground is on McDonald Avenue, near Albemarle Road, in Kensington. You don't need to RSVP.

Event organizer: The Singing Winds, cultural storytellers whose events are hosted by P.S. 230
Contact number: (718) 564-5983
Contact e-mail: thesingingwinds @ gmail.com

FREE SUMMER MEALS FOR EVERYONE 18 YEARS OLD AND UNDER


All school-aged children and teenagers (ages 18 and under) are eligible for a free breakfast and lunch Mondays through Fridays until Friday, September 1st, while school is out of session. Just walk in and be served a meal.

New York City residency is not necessary. No registration, documentation, or ID is required or requested in order to receive a free breakfast or lunch.

The July breakfast menu is here. The July Breakfast Express menu for pools, parks, and libraries is here.
 

The July lunch menu is here. The July Express Cold Lunch menu for pools, parks, and libraries is here.

In libraries, lunch will be served in the libraries’ meeting rooms.


The free Schoolfood Feed Your Mind app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is in the App Store. The one for Android is in Google Play.

The Department of Education's Office of Schoolfood's annual Summer Meals Program is available at hundreds of public schools, community pool centers, parks, libraries, New York City Housing Authority complexes, and other locations around the city.

In addition to those locations, four food trucks visit beaches, parks, and playgrounds throughout the city every day of the week and hand out free, delicious, nutritious lunches.


The Brooklyn food truck stops at Fox Playground, 5324 Avenue H, between E. 54th and E. 55th streets. The July food truck menu is here.

To find a meal site near you, click here, type your address or zip code, and click Search. Click the name of a school, library, etc. to see if it serves both breakfast and lunch or lunch only and to see what times the meals are served.


Searching zip code 11218 leads to a list of sites that includes these as well as other sites further away:

  • P.S. 249, The Caton, 18 Marlborough Road,
  • J.H.S. 62, Ditmas, 700 Cortelyou Road,
  • P.S. 217, Colonel David Marcus School, 1100 Newkirk Avenue,
  • Borough Park Library, 1265 43rd Street,
  • Parkside Preparatory Academy, 655 Parkside Avenue, and
  • Kensington Library,, 4207 18th Avenue.

This is a nationwide program.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CUITE PARK CLEAN-UP


Clean-up Thomas J. Cuite Park
Sunday, July 16th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Join the Friends of Thomas J. Cuite Park for light weeding, mulching, and general clean-up on Sunday, July 16th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The clean-up is an annual event of "It's My Park," presented by Partnership for Parks, a joint program of NYC Parks and the City Parks Foundation.

Thomas J. Cuite Park is on 19th Street in Windsor Terrace, between 11th Avenue and Seeley Street (map). Meet at 19th and Seeley streets. You don't need to RSVP.
 

Friday, July 14, 2017

TOXINS REMAIN IN PROSPECT PARK LAKE


Toxins continue to flourish in Prospect Park Lake. The "widespread/lakewide" presence of high toxins in Prospect Park Lake from blue-green algae (BGA) blooms was reconfirmed on July 12th through a lab sample taken by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Toxins from blue-green algae can harm people and animals. All people and all animals should stay out of the lake and away from its shoreline. The DEC offers this advice and more:

  • Swimmers should be concerned about HABs (Harmful Algal Blooms) in any lake in which they are considering swimming.
  • Never drink untreated surface water, whether or not algae blooms are present.
  • The New York Freshwater Fishing Guide advises anglers to avoid eating fish caught from areas that have the thick paint-like or pea soup-like coloration characteristic of cyanobacteria blooms.
  • HABs cells can stick to animal fur and become concentrated when the animal cleans itself.

The latest announcement on the Prospect Park Alliance website about the toxic condition states that
"To minimize the risk of exposure to blooms, the Peninsula has been closed to dog swimming. Dog Beach currently remains open and will be monitored on a weekly basis. Please continue to check this website for updates as environmental conditions may change the presence of algal blooms."
When the blooms are widespread, as they are in Prospect Park Lake, they can affect either the entire lake (as they're now doing), a large portion of the lake, or most to all of the shoreline. 

Blue-green algae is cyanobacteria. A BGA bloom can make water look like pea soup or like green, blue, or red paint. Or, mats of blue or green pond scum can be floating on the water surface or might have accumulated along the shoreline.

Photos of the various appearances that the toxic blue-green algae blooms can have are posted on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) here.

If people or animals are exposed to a bloom, wash the skin with soap and water or rinse thoroughly with clean water.

The possible effects of the toxins on living creatures are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, skin or throat irritation, allergic reactions, or breathing difficulties. The toxins can also affect the liver and nervous systems if a lot of water is swallowed.

Read more about this on the DEC's website.

If you believe you have been exposed to a bloom and are experiencing symptoms, get medical help immediately and contact the New York City Department of Health.

FREE BLUEGRASS MUSIC AND FREE PAINTING, PLANTING, AND HEALTH WORKSHOPS


The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective
and
Painting, Planting, and Health Workshops
Sunday, July 16th, 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Kensington Stewards will host an afternoon of free live music and free painting, planting, and health workshops this Sunday, July 16th, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Brooklyn Bluegrass Collective, a five-member band, will play
from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At the "Paint Outside the Box" workshop, professional painter (and photographer) Diana Sanzone will guide you in using sponges and tempera paint to create eight-foot-long paper murals that you can take home. Painters will be provided with protective smocks and gloves.

At the "Plant and Take" workshop, Horticultural Therapist Master Sue Braverman will help you pot a plant that you can take home.

In the health workshop, "Autism Awareness," Mohammed Mahab, the co-founder of BACONA (Bangladeshi American Center of North America), will focus on making the best choices to achieve wellness for an autistic child.

Location 
Avenue C Plaza
at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

CHANGES ON THE G TRAIN FOR JULY 14TH TO 17TH

This weekend service notice for the G train covers 11:30 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, for July 14th to July 17th.

  • No G trains will operate between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue. Service will operate in two sections. A and F trains will provide alternate service.

  • The G train will not stop at the Bergen, Carroll, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 St, 7 Av, 15 St-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway, and Church Avenue stations. Take the F train instead.
    • Transfer between the A and G trains at Hoyt-Schermerhorn.
    • Transfer between the A and F trains at Jay St-MetroTech.

  • G service will operate in two sections: 
    • Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and 
    • Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes.

• Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to continue your trip.


NEW VIDEO OF SWASTIKAS BEING CARVED INTO A KENSINGTON SIDEWALK

                       -- posted on NYPD YouTube channel on July 12, 2017

Update: The NYPD has released a video and additional information about the swastikas carved into a Kensington sidewalk early Saturday morning.
"The New York City Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the individuals depicted in the attached video and photographs in connection to a criminal mischief incident that occurred within the confines of the 70 Precinct. 
Details are as follows:

It was reported to police that on Saturday July 8, 2017, at approximately 12:15 a.m. in front of 242 Newkirk Avenue, an individual drew approximately 20 swastikas and wrote "mobundles" on freshly poured concrete. In addition, a second individual removed a camera in front of the location.
  • The first individual is a male; last seen wearing a hooded sweater, shorts and sneakers.
  • The second individual is a male; last seen wearing a short sleeved shirt and dark colored pants.
Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential."

The original KARMABrooklyn blog post, "Swastikas Carved on Kensington Sidewalk," is at http://karmabrooklyn.blogspot.com/2017/07/swastikas-carved-on-kensington-sidewalk.html.

UPDATE ON "SAFETY UPGRADES BEGIN AT CHURCH AND MCDONALD AVENUES"

UPDATE: Councilmember Lander's website reports that
"Construction at Church Ave. & McDonald Ave. will begin Summer 2017 and is estimated to be complete prior to the beginning of the school year in the fall.

After completing a feasibility study at Church & Coney Avenue, DOT informed our office that curb extensions are not feasible at this location due to a freight route. They can implement a hardened center line, which will be completed by the end of July.

In addition, DOT is now completing a feasibility study for a leading pedestrian interval (LPI) intersection (that shows a walk sign for pedestrian before showing a green light to car traffic).

DOT is also undertaking a feasibility study for curb extensions at Caton Ave. & Coney Island Avenue."
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Reconstruction of the intersection of Church and McDonald avenues is underway. The goal of the transformation is to make the crossroads safer for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists.

Funding for the work was approved by residents of City Council District in 2013 through City Councilmember Brad Lander's Participatory Budgeting project.

An article in Windsor Terrace Patch says that
"The improvements at the site will include curb extensions, pedestrian ramps and catch basins, replacement of the water main and a complete pavement restoration."

The Patch article is here.

SAFETY UPGRADES BEGIN AT CHURCH AND MCDONALD AVENUES


UPDATE: Councilmember Lander's website reports that
"Construction at Church Ave. & McDonald Ave. will begin Summer 2017 and is estimated to be complete prior to the beginning of the school year in the fall.

After completing a feasibility study at Church & Coney Avenue, DOT informed our office that curb extensions are not feasible at this location due to a freight route. They can implement a hardened center line, which will be completed by the end of July.

In addition, DOT is now completing a feasibility study for a leading pedestrian interval (LPI) intersection (that shows a walk sign for pedestrian before showing a green light to car traffic).

DOT is also undertaking a feasibility study for curb extensions at Caton Ave. & Coney Island Avenue."
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Reconstruction of the intersection of Church and McDonald avenues is underway. The goal of the transformation is to make the crossroads safer for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists.

Funding for the work was approved a few years ago through City Councilmember Brad Lander's Participatory Budgeting project.

An article in Windsor Terrace Patch says that
"The improvements at the site will include curb extensions, pedestrian ramps and catch basins, replacement of the water main and a complete pavement restoration."

The Patch article is here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SWASTIKAS CARVED ON KENSINGTON SIDEWALK

                                      -- posted on YouTube channel Hikind News

In the surveillance camera video above, a man is seen etching swastikas into recently-poured, still-wet cement. By the time he finished, he had carved more than two dozen of them into the new sidewalk.

Cement for a sidewalk had been poured this past Friday in front of the construction site at 242 Newkirk Avenue in Kensington, between Ocean Parkway and E. 8th Street.

The crime was committed soon after midnight on Saturday. The perpetrator, believed to be a teenager, held a small flashlight in his mouth as he spent thirty-five minutes slashing swastikas into the cement. He photographed what he had done.

On Monday, the building's owner, who is Jewish, saw the vandalism. The neighborhood is home to many Jews and several synagogues. The NYPD Hate Crime Task Force is investigating the crime.

A seven-story, forty-four unit residential apartment building is being constructed on the site.

CANCELED: TODAY'S FREE FITNESS CLASS AND FREE ART WORKSHOP

UPDATE: The cancellation has been canceled.

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UPDATE: The events scheduled for today (July 11th) have been canceled because of the weather.


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Avenue C Plaza is hosting three weeks of free two-hour fitness classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A different instructor will teach each week's classes.

This week's classes will be taught by  A. J.  Sharp of The Brooklyn Dance Center, who will lead a two-hour workshop in contemporary jazz dance from Tuesday, July 11th, through Thursday, July 13th.


The second week (July 18th through 20th) will feature hip-hop, and the final week (July 25th through 27th) will feature Bollywood.

The three-week program, called "Summer Dayz," is hosted by The Kensington Stewards, a volunteer group of local residents who manage and arrange programming for Avenue C Plaza and Kensington Plaza (in front of Walgreens). 

Simultaneously on the three Wednesdays (July 12th, 19th, and 26th), an art workshop will take place from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., run by The Singing Winds' Jill Reinier. At the workshop, peacock gardens will be made from papier mâche.

Location 
Avenue C Plaza
at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

 

FREE FITNESS CLASSES AND FREE ART WORKSHOP

UPDATE: The events scheduled for today (July 11th) have been canceled because of the weather.


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Avenue C Plaza is hosting three weeks of free two-hour fitness classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A different instructor will teach each week's classes.

This week's classes will be taught by  A. J.  Sharp of The Brooklyn Dance Center, who will lead a two-hour workshop in contemporary jazz dance from Tuesday, July 11th, through Thursday, July 13th.


The second week (July 18th through 20th) will feature hip-hop, and the final week (July 25th through 27th) will feature Bollywood.

The three-week program, called "Summer Dayz," is hosted by The Kensington Stewards, a volunteer group of local residents who manage and arrange programming for Avenue C Plaza and Kensington Plaza (in front of Walgreens). 

Simultaneously on the three Wednesdays (July 12th, 19th, and 26th), an art workshop will take place from
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., run by The Singing Winds' Jill Reinier. At the workshop, peacock gardens will be made from papier mâche.

Location 
Avenue C Plaza
at the intersection of Avenue C and McDonald Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

 

Friday, July 7, 2017

ORGANIZING MEETING OF NEW YORK STATE SENATE 17TH DISTRICT FOR PROGRESS


       Organizing Meeting of New York State 17th District for Progress
                        Sunday, July 9th, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Progressive constituents of Brooklyn's New York State Senate District 17 banded together this year to stand
up for progressive issues and legislation.

The district encompasses Bensonhurst, Borough Park, Flatbush, Kensington, Madison, Midwood, and Sunset Park, and Simcha Felder is its State Senator.

Felder is a registered Democrat who has caucused with the Republicans since first being elected to the State Senate in 2012. He regularly votes the same way as the Senate Republicans.

Some of his constituents formed New York State 17th District for Progress in March. They would like him to align himself with the Senate Democrats, not the Senate Republicans, and help pass progressive legislation.

The group organizes its actions for the upcoming month at its monthly meetings. The next one is this Sunday, July 9th, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The tentative agenda items are
 
1) Group organization and fundraising
2) Voter registration and education
3) Legislative wrap-up
4) Meeting with State Senator Simcha Felder and media strategy
5) Allies update
6) Our different media platforms


Children are welcome at the meeting. The group will try to arrange communal childcare so that parents or other caregivers will be able to focus on the meeting.

The group's e-mail address is nysd17forprogress @ gmail.com. You can follow them on Twitter at https://twitter.com/nysd17progress and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYSD17forprogress.

The meeting will take place at the East Midwood Jewish Center,
1625 Ocean Avenue, between Avenue K and Avenue L, in Brooklyn. When you arrive, check in with security and then go up to the 4th Floor Board Room.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

G TRAIN DISRUPTIONS THIS WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEKEND

Weekend service notice for the G train, from 11:30 p.m. on Friday to 5:00 a.m. on Monday, for July 7th to July 10th and July 14th to July 17th:

No G trains will operate between Hoyt-Schermerhorn and Church Avenue. Service will operate in two sections. A and F trains will provide alternate service.

The G train will not stop at the Bergen, Carroll, Smith-9 Sts, 4 Av-9 St, 7 Av, 15 St-Prospect Park, Fort Hamilton Parkway, and Church Avenue stations. Take the F train instead.

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

G service will operate in two sections:

  1. Between Court Sq and Bedford-Nostrand Avs, and
  2. Between Bedford-Nostrand Avs and Hoyt-Schermerhorn, every 20 minutes.

• Transfer at Bedford-Nostrand Avs to continue your trip.


RALLY HELD AT 66TH PRECINCT FOR MURDERED BRONX POLICE OFFICER


After Wednesday’s assassination of NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia in the 46th Precinct in the Bronx, New York City Councilmember David G. Greenfield and Community Board 12 District Manager Barry Spitzer organized a pro-police rally. It was held at 10:30 this morning in front of Brooklyn’s 66th Precinct on 16th Avenue.

"An attack on an NPYD officer is an attack on this entire city,” Councilmember Greenfield said. "We need to be clear that this is outrageous and that we admire, respect, and love law enforcement in New York City."

"These brave individuals put their lives on the line for the City of New York, and it’s important that we tell them how much we value their courage, especially at times like this,” said District Manager Spitzer.


Others present included State Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblymembers Dov Hikind and Felix Ortiz, Brooklyn Asian Civilian Observation Patrol leader Louie Liu, Brooklyn South Shomrim President Jacob Daskal, and Rabbi Bernard Freilich, according to an article in Brooklyn Reporter.
 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MAN WHO ROBBED WOMEN AT GUNPOINT IN KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE IS SENTENCED TO THIRTY-ONE YEARS IN PRISON



Thirty-one years in prison plus five years of post-release supervision is Justin Farrow's sentence for the August 2015 armed robberies of women in Kensington and Windsor Terrace.

He stole cell phones, cash, a Metrocard, jewelry, and a gift card.

Farrow was arrested in September 2015 and found guilty in May of this year of robbing four women over a span of nine days who had been walking alone at night.

He was also found guilty on the charges of assault and possession of a weapon. He had hit one of his victims in the head and ear with his Beretta, a semi-automatic pistol.

He wasn't found guilty of a fifth charge of armed robbery.

Two officers in the 72nd Precinct had arrested him after seeing a man holding a gun at Vanderbilt Street and Prospect Park Southwest.

Previous blog posts about the robberies:
September 2, 2015: WANTED FOR GUN POINT ROBBERIES IN KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE 

September 5, 2015: ARMED ROBBER ARRESTED 
 

Q-TRAIN, THE MONTHLY QUEER PARTY


Q-Train Queer Party
Thursday, July 6th, 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Q-Train, Ditmas Park's only queer party, will feature 
  • bingo hosted by Flora De Lis at 8 p.m.,
  • "DJ GoGo Gadget" spinning music at 10 p.m.,
  • live, late-night performances by Adriana Trenta, and
  • gogo at midnight by Nico.

No cover charge. 

Catch the Q-Train on the first Thursday of every month. 

Location
Sycamore Bar
1118 Cortelyou Road
between E. 11th Street and Argyle Road
Ditmas Park
(347) 240-5850
sycamorebrooklyn @ gmail . com
http://www.sycamorebrooklyn.com
https://www.facebook.com/sycamore.brooklyn
https://twitter.com/SycamoreBklyn

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FREE SING-ALONGS AT VANDERBILT AND GREENWOOD PLAYGROUNDS

Free Sing-alongs
Wednesday, July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th

Free sing-alongs are being offered in Vanderbilt Playground, Slope Park, and Greenwood Playground every Wednesday in July.

Sing n' Schmooze: Windsor Terrace, Kensington and Greenwood Heights joins JCC Brooklyn, a project of the Kings Bay Y, for the pop-up events. Every week will have music, movement, and stories, with song leaders from Tkiya.

The events are open to all children.

If you have any questions, e-mail Lena at lesonroe @ ywindsorterrace.org.

Schedule:
  • 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.: Vanderbilt Playground, on West Drive in Prospect Park, near Prospect Park Southwest and Vanderbilt Street
  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.: Slope Park Playground, at 6th Avenue and 18th Street
  • 4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.: Greenwood Playground, on E. 5th Street, between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Greenwood Avenue
 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

THE MEDIA: VOICE OF TRUTH OR ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE???

                 The Media: Voice of Truth or Enemy of the People???
                      Sunday, July 9th, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

A panel of women in the media and journalism will exchange views on t
ruth in journalism and the role of the press during the Trump administration at the next meeting of Solidarity Sundays :: The Brooklyn Resistance.

The five panelists for this free event are

1. Sally Kohn, one of America's leading progressive voices, CNN political commentator, previous Fox News contributor, and "America's Second Favorite Cable News Lesbian." Her 2013 TED talk is "Let's Try Emotional Correctness."

2. Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's "Note to Self" and author of the upcoming Bored and Brilliant. The vidoe of her recent interview with Edward Snowden is posted here.

3. Anya Kamenetz, NPR education writer and author of The Test and the upcoming The Art of Screen Time.

4. Nisha Chittal, a journalist, digital strategist, and current Director of Audience Development for Tasting Table. She covered the election for MSNBC and produces a weekly round-up of news commentary by and about women. 

5. Erin Schulte Collier, the moderator and a journalist, former Senior Editor at Fast Company, and Solidarity Sundays BK member.

To attend the meeting on Sunday, July 9th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,
RSVP here.

Donations of postcard stamps, refreshments, and manual labor are welcome.


This will be Solidarity Sundays' final meeting of the summer.

Event location
One World Project
302 Vanderbilt Street
between E. 3rd and E. 4th streets
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(917) 749-0682
http://www.oneworldproject.org