Wednesday, February 19, 2020

FREE MOVIE ABOUT CITY FOLKS WHO BECAME FARMERS: "THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM"


                                   The Biggest Little Farm
                     Sunday, February 23rd, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From the film's website:

The Biggest Little Farm chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.

Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and their wildest imagination.

Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides a blueprint for better living and a healthier planet.

All are welcome to attend. The movie is rated PG. The running time is 1 hour, 31 minutes. Released May 2019.

Location

The Church of the Holy Apostles
612 Greenwood Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(718) 871-1615
http://www.holyapostlesbrooklyn.com


CANCELED: 66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

MEETING CANCELED

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66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting 
 Thursday, February 20th
 
From the precinct:

PLEASE NOTE:
DUE TO UNFORESEEN SCHEDULING
TOMORROW NIGHT THURSDAYS FEBRUARY 20,
COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELLED,

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 7 (WINDSOR TERRACE AND SUNSET PARK) PUBLIC MEETING



Community Board 7 Public Meeting
Wednesday, February 19th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The regular monthly Board Meeting of Community Board 7 will be held on Wednesday, February 19th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. CB 7 includes Windsor Terrace and Sunset Park.
 
Proposed agenda

1. The Pledge of Allegiance
2. Opening of the Meeting
3. Adoption of the Agenda
4. Adoption of the Minutes of the Board Meeting of January 15, 2020
5. Public Comment
6. Committee Reports:
    A) By-Laws Committee (No Vote Required)
       January 22, 2020
         1) Continue discussion on by-law changes
         2) Review preliminary revisions
         3) Feedback strategy for larger board
        February 11, 2020
         1) Finalize by-law proposals and vote on recommendations
         2) Send recommendations to legal counsel for review
         3) Send recommendations to full board with the 2 required readings and a May vote for approval
    B) Asian Affairs Committee (No Vote Required)
         1) Discussion on community impact by Industry City rezoning
         2) Discussion on community impact by proposed mega development project at 6208 8th Avenue
         3) Discussion on 8th Avenue traffic congestion and pedestrian safety
         4) Discussion on sanitation concerns
         5) Update on Census 2020
         6) Other community issues and concerns
    C) Economic Development-Waterfront Committee (No Vote Required)
        1) Update on the Bush Terminal site improvements
        2) Update on Made in New York campus activation plan
    D) Education/Youth Committee (No Vote Required)
         1) Review applications for the Youth Recognition Award
         2) Hear from Sunset Park parents regarding their concerns around new schools in the community
    E) Land Use/Landmarks Committee (Vote Required)
         1) Application #C200092 ZMK – 312 Coney Island Avenue – Change from a C8-2 District to an R8A District bounded by Ocean Parkway, Park Circle-Machate Circle, Coney Island Avenue, Caton Place and a line 150 feet easterly of East 8th Street
         2) Establish within the proposed R8A District a C2-4 District bounded by Ocean Parkway, Park Circle-Machate Circle, Coney Island Avenue, Caton Place and a line 150 East 8th Street
    F) Parks Committee (No Vote Required)
         1) Presentation by the Waterfront Alliance to discuss kayaking infrastructure and human-powered boating opportunities at Bush Terminal Piers Park
         2) Update on capital projects in CB7 district from the Department of Parks & Recreation
    G) Personnel/Internal Budget Committee (No Vote Rquired)
         1) Personnel updates
         2) Budget updates
         3) Executive Session
    H) Public Safety Committee (Vote Required)
         1) Community concerns regarding Fire Lounge located at 593 3rd Avenue
    I) Transportation Committee (No Vote Required)
         1) Presentation by DOT to signalize 59th Street and open pedestrian crossing for the new school PS 939/IS936
7. Elected Officials/Representatives
8. District Manager’s Report
9. Chairperson’s Report
10. Old Business
11. New Business
12. Public Comment
13. Adjournment


Location
Community Board 7 Office
4201 4th Avenue (entrance on 43rd Street) (map)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Accessible via the B35 bus, or the B16 bus to the B11, or the F train to the R

phone: (718) 854-0003
fax: (718) 436-1142
bk07 @ cb.nyc.gov
http://www1.nyc.gov/site/brooklyncb7/index.page
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooklyn-Community-Board-7/195263140637225

https://twitter.com/bkcb7
https://www.instagram.com/brooklyncb7

Monday, February 17, 2020

CANCELED: 66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING THIS WEEK



MEETING CANCELED

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66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting 
           Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The public can report crimes and other policing matters in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood at the upcoming 66th Precinct Community Council meeting.

The 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector James King, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is also essential.

At the meeting, the public can learn about the various programs available to the community through the precinct.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 20th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's free, and it's open to the public.

Boundaries of the 66th Precinct:


The purpose of the 66th Precinct Community Council is to provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.

Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
(map)

To get to the meeting, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street and walk three blocks along 13th Avenue to 59th Street. To return home, take the B16 on 14th Avenue (schedule).
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Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc

Saturday, February 15, 2020

SAVE LIVES BY DONATING BLOOD AT THE KENSINGTON LIBRARY


Blood Drive
Tuesday, April 21st, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Blood donors are needed to make the Kensington Library's first blood drive for the New York Blood Center a success. The New York Blood Center, opened in 1964, is one of the largest, independent, community-based non-profit blood collection and distribution centers in the United States.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 years old with written consent from a parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.

Age requirements:
"You may donate if you are at least 17 years old (16 years old with written consent from parent or legal guardian), weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in good health.
  • Donors age 16-18 are also subject to additional height/weight restrictions.
  • Donors age 76 and older can continue to donate blood if they meet all eligibility criteria and present a physician's letter allowing them to donate, once at the first donation after reaching their 76th birthday.  In the absence of a letter from their physician, they must be cleared by an NYBC medical director at each donation."
A fuller description of who is and who isn't eligible is posted here.

If you're eligible to donate blood, pre-register at the library or sign up online at https://donate.nybc.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/275488.

Donations of whole blood by at least fifty people are needed for this event, scheduled for Tuesday, April 21st, between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Donations of platelets aren't being requested at this time.

Location
Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-0545
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/kensington


FREE REUSABLE BAGS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN KENSINGTON AND WINDSOR TERRACE

Single-use plastic bags will be banned in New York State as of March 1, 2020, with limited exceptions. Retailers can no longer distribute film plastic carryout bags.

A five-cent fee will be charged in New York City on paper bags.

Get a free reusable nylon bag that's designed and manufactured for multiple uses at Kensington Plaza and Walgreens - Windsor Farms Market.

The bags will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis at Kensington Plaza on Sunday, February 23rd, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and at at Walgreens - Windsor Farms Market on Saturday, February 29th, from noon to 1:00 p.m.

Kensington Plaza is in front of the Walgreens at 114 Beverley Road, between McDonald Avenue and E. 2nd Street (map). Walgreens - Windsor Farms Market is at 589 Prospect Avenue near 11th Avenue.

The events will be hosted by Assembly Member Robert Carroll and the New York City Department of Sanitation.

Bags that are exempt from the law are 
  • Used solely to contain or wrap uncooked meat, fish, seafood, poultry, or other unwrapped food, flower, or plant item;
  • Used by a customer solely to package items from bulk containers, including fruits, vegetables, grains, candy, small hardware items (such as nuts, bolts, and screws), live fish, or live insects;
  • Used solely to contain food sliced or prepared to order;
  • Used solely to contain a newspaper for delivery to a subscriber;
  • Sold in bulk quantities to a consumer at the point of sale that were specifically prepackaged in a manner to allow for bulk sale (for example, quantities of bags prepackaged in individual pre-sealed boxes) or prepackaged in individual boxes or containers for sale to a customer;
  • Sold as a trash bag;
  • Sold as a food storage bag, such as those in snack, sandwich, quart, and gallon sizes;
  • Used as a garment bag, such as those used by a dry cleaner or laundry service;
  • Provided by a restaurant, tavern, or similar food service establishment, as defined in the state sanitary code, to carry out or deliver food;
  • Provided by a pharmacy to carry prescription drugs;
  • A reusable bag, as that term is defined in proposed Part 351 draft regulations; or
  • A film plastic bag for which there is no reasonable or practical alternative for storing, containing or transporting items, as determined by the department.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

PARKING RULES ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY



Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Monday, February 17th, for Washington's Birthday (Presidents Day). All other parking regulations will remain in effect.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Garbage, recycling, and organics collections are also suspended.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

FREE TRAINING IN TREATING OPIOID OVERDOSES

Free Naloxone (Narcan) Training for Treating Opioid Overdoses
Thursday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
 
Naloxone is used to rapidly reverse and block the effects of opioid overdoses in emergency situations. Because overdoses are so frequent, it's possible that you'll unexpectedly encounter someone who has overdosed on an opioid. After being trained in the use of this nasal spray, you may be able to save a life. 

The medication is able to quickly restore normal breathing in people whose breathing has slowed down or has stopped due to an overdose of heroin or prescription opioid pain medication.

Free training in the use of Naloxone (brand name: Narcan) will take place on Thursday, February 13th, 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Pakistani-American Youth Society. The training is open to all. Everyone there will receive a free Narcan kit.

It's been legal to carry Naloxone in New York State since 2006.

After the Naloxone training, if you're interested in a presentation about bail reform, you're welcome to stay for it.
 

Location
Pakistani-American Youth Society
1001 Newkirk Avenue
at the corner of Coney Island Avenue (map)
Kensington - Midwood, Brooklyn
(347) 903-7297
payouthsociety @ gmail.com
https://www.facebook.com/PAYSUSA
https://paysusa.org

Monday, February 10, 2020

FREE SCREENING OF "AMERICAN MUSLIM: A FILM ABOUT BEING MUSLIM IN THE AGE OF TRUMP"


"American Muslim: a Film about Being Muslim in the Age of Trump"
Tuesday, March 31st, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A free screening of the documentary film "American Muslim: a Film about Being Muslim in the Age of Trump" will be offered at the Kensington Library on Tuesday, March 31st, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The film's director/producer/cinematographer/editor, Adam Zucker, is expected to attend.

Shot in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, this film introduces the realities of five American Muslimsimmigrants from five different countries who are now naturalized citizensin the wake of the Muslim Ban in the United States. The ban went into effect through an executive order that suspended entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Main characters Kobir, Aber, Mohamed, Debbie, and Imam allow director Adam Zucker into their homes, mosques, protests, and perspectives.

"American Muslim" exposes the impact the ban has had in Muslim communities, and it highlights how interfaith relationships have stood in solidarity.

Director's Statement
"I recognized that my Muslim neighbors were on the absolute front line in this new era of sanctioned bigotry. I felt it was truly urgent to capture what was happening in a documentary—my path was clearly laid out for me.
For the next year and a half, I followed the trajectory and pushback against the Muslim ban. At the same time, I became increasingly engaged in the lives and stories of Shamsi, Debbie, Mohamed, Aber and Kobir.

I continued filming until the Supreme Court decision about the ban in June, 2018."

Release date: July 22, 2019
Running time: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Not rated 

Location
Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-0545
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/kensington


Sunday, February 9, 2020

PEOPLE'S TOWN HALL FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL IN NEW YORK (FREE)


People's Town Hall for a Green New Deal
Thursday, February 20th, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Come to the People's Town Hall for a Green New Deal in New York. The goals are achieving 100% renewable energy now, stopping all fossil fuel infrastructure, establishing public power for all, and taxing the rich to fund a Green New Deal.

Featured speakers at the free event will be State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember Robert Carroll (confirmed), New York City Councilmember Brad Lander (confirmed), youth leaders, and more.

Another outsized increase in Con Edison's rates has been granted. Assemblymember Carroll's op-ed response "Time for Public Power for New York" in Gotham Gazette states the case to "make our utilities and electric generation publicly owned, 100% renewable, and democratically controlled."

A step on the road to a Green New Deal is the Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act, signed into legislation in New York just last year.

Location
P.S. 130 Upper School Auditorium
713 Caton Avenue
between E. 7th and E. 8th streets
Windsor Terrace - Kensington, Brooklyn, New York
 

Friday, February 7, 2020

FREE HERB PLANTING WORKSHOP


Herb Planting Workshop
Tuesday, February 11th, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


The Kensington Library will host an herb planting workshop on Tuesday, February 11th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Big Reuse and the City of New York Department of Sanitation.

Learn about the benefits of growing food locally. Learn about composting as a means of waste reduction.

Participants will be able to plant and take home a free starter herb plant while supplies last.

All are welcome to attend.

Big Reuse is an environmental non-profit dedicated to fighting climate change and achieving zero waste. In partnership with the City of New York Department of Sanitation, Big Reuse works within New York City communities to rebuild our soils by providing New Yorkers with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities they need to produce and use compost locally.

Location
Kensington Library
4207 18th Avenue
between E. 2nd and E. 3rd streets
Kensington, Brooklyn
(718) 436-0545
https://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/kensington

 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED ON LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Wednesday, February 12th, for Lincoln's Birthday. All other parking regulations will remain in effect.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Trash, recycling, and curbside composting won't be picked up that day by the Sanitation Department.

If your trash and curbside compost normally get picked up on Wednesdays, put them curbside after 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

If your recycling normally gets picked up on Wednesdays, put it curbside after 4:00 p.m. the following Tuesday, February 18th. It'll be collected starting on Wednesday, February 19th.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

NEWKIRK COMMUNITY GARDEN IS OPEN MOST WEEKENDS

  
The recently-created Newkirk Community Garden is open most weekends, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.

The garden is giving new life to the spot that was "Compost for Brooklyn, A community composting project and native plant garden in Kensington, Brooklyn" from 2010 to 2018.
From the garden's website:
"We are revitalizing the garden at Newkirk Avenue and East 8th Street in Brooklyn for our neighborhood, where green space is severely lacking. By improving access to the garden, we hope to make a space where people create deeper connections with each other and with the neighborhood."

Location
Newkirk Community Garden
736 E. 8th Street (at Newkirk Avenue)
Kensington, Brooklyn, NY 11230
phone: (347) 903-7297
contact form http://www.newkirkgarden.com/index.html#form1-e
http://www.newkirkgarden.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1958333187626429
https://www.instagram.com/newkirkcommunitygarden

Monday, January 27, 2020

UPDATED TO INCLUDE AGENDA FOR COMMUNITY BOARD 12 JANUARY PUBLIC MEETING


UPDATE: Agenda received on January 28th at 12:51 p.m. and added to post. Minutes not yet received.
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Community Board 12 Monthly Public Meeting
Tuesday, January 28th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12, representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood, will hold its next meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

These monthly meetings are open to the public.

So far, Community Board 12 has not yet distributed or posted the agenda for tomorrow's meeting or the minutes of last month's meeting.

If you have any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak during the public session. You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

Public meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., but are subject to change.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board, which serves as the neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.

Community Board 12's committees are


  •         Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map
  •         Education, Library, Cultural Affairs
  •         Sanitation & Environmental Protection
  •         Fire, Safety & Police
  •         Health & Social Services
  •         Housing & Buildings
  •         Legislation
  •         Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection
  •         Transportation & Franchises
  •         Youth & Community Development

Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn


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phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @ cb.nyc.gov

https://twitter.com/BrooklynCB12
https://www.facebook.com/BkCB12


Saturday, January 25, 2020

TRADE HOUSEWARES WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS


Housewares Swap
Sunday, February 2nd, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

At YogaSole's first Housewares Swap, you can trade housewares that you no longer want, need, or are tired of for items that your neighbors don't want or need anymore.

Items should be clean and in good usable condition. Bedding, dishes, glassware, vases, table linens, decor, pillows, and candle holders will all be accepted.

Because of space limitations, bring your items in a box that's no bigger than 16 inches.


YogaSole will donate leftover items to Housing Works, Animal Care Centers of NYC, or Nazareth Housing.

In addition, reusable tote bags that are new, clean, and sturdy will be collected to give to shelters and non-profit organizations that work with individuals and families facing housing challenges. They're being collected in anticipation of the citywide plastic bag ban going into effect on March 1st.


YogaSole's statement on community:
We proudly serve as a community gathering space and neighborhood yoga studio in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

In addition to leading and hosting local community events, we collect yoga mat rental fees as a fundraiser for the White Hawk Foundation. Their mission is to protect and preserve the ecosystems and biodiversity of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica as part of the movement to promote rainforest conservation worldwide.
 
Location
YogaSole
254 Windsor Place
at the corner of 11th Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY 11215


(718) 635-1958
info @ yogasole.com
https://www.yogasole.com
 
https://www.facebook.com/yogasolebk
https://www.instagram.com/yogasole

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

BANGOBONDHU CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL 2020: ART WORKSHOP AND A GUIDE TO DRAW "FATHER OF THE NATION"


Bangobondhu Children's Festival 2020:
Art Workshop and a Guide to Draw "Father of the Nation"
Saturday, January 25th, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Bangobondhu Children's Festival 2020 will present Art Workshop and a Guide to Draw "Father of the Nation," in celebration of the 100th birthday of Bangobondhu, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of independent Bangladesh.

The event will take place on Saturday, January 25th, from noon to 3:00 p.m., at 118 Beverley Road in Kensington, Brooklyn.

Children up to age eighteen are welcome to participate. Bring your own coloring books. Paper will be distributed.

Submit an essay/PowerPoint presentation/project display (English/Bangla) on one of the six subjects listed on the flyer above. Submit it either online or on the day of the workshop.

Full details are online at https://bipafestival.wixsite.com/2020.

Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA) is the host.

Location
118 Beverley Road
between McDonald Avenue and E. 2nd Street
Kensington, Brooklyn

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

PARKING RULES FOR LUNAR NEW YEAR



Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended on Friday, January 24th, and Saturday, January 25th, for Lunar New Year's Eve and Lunar New Year. All other parking regulations will remain in effect.

Parking meter regulations are only suspended on these major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Excerpted from National Geographic:
"though it is known to some in the West as Chinese New Year, it isn’t just celebrated in China. the date of the lunar new year depends on the phase of the moon and varies from year to year. Today, Spring Festival is celebrated in China and Hong Kong; Lunar New Year is also celebrated in South Korea, Tibet, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, and places with large Chinese populations."

Thursday, January 16, 2020

MARDI GRAS PARTY WILL BRING NEW ORLEANS TO BROOKLYN


        Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Mardi Gras Party and Fund Raiser
                 Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

What promises to be another fabulous benefit for Sean Casey Animal Rescue has just been announced. Sean Casey Animal Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill shelter that has been saving the lives of countless dogs, cats, and other furry and non-furry creatures for many years.


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Sean Casey Animal Rescue is bringing the Big Easy to the Big Apple!

Animal lovers and merrymakers from all over the NYC community are invited to attend a colorful and celebratory Mardi Gras Party at Shenanigans Pub in Kensington, Brooklyn! 


Come celebrate Fat Tuesday with a Southern/Cajun buffet dinner, Louisiana-style King Cake and Mardi Gras-inspired Cocktails. Food and drink so good you'll feel you're in a Brooklyn Bayou!

We are thrilled to have the fierce and fabulous Fiona St. James as the emcee for the evening's festivities!

There'll be lotsa contests and entertainment, including:

  • Doubloon and bead tosses, exciting raffles and a Super 50/50·       
  • “Can You Stand the Heat” Hot Sauce Contest sponsored by PSP Brooklyn. 
  • Mardi Gras-inspired Minute To Win It Challenges 
  • Win prizes: Sean Casey Animal Rescue T-shirts, gift cards, gourmet Louisiana treats, plus one lucky person will win the privilege of naming an animal at the Rescue.

DJ John will spin the perfect Mardi Gras playlist, with a generous mix of rock and dance classics.

Plus, we will present live entertainment by jazz & blues songstress Gina Healy and Brooklyn’s favorite jester, Happy the Clown!
The $30 Fun Ticket covers the Admission Fee, plus you'll enjoy a delicious Southern/Cajun Buffet and traditional King Cake. Upon your entrance we'll adorn you with a mask and strands of beads AND you'll receive 5 raffle tickets.
It's going to be a really fun night....don't miss it!  All proceeds support Sean Casey Animal Rescue's Critical Care Program.
A big thank you to our friends Brooklyn Bark Dog Walking and Pet Sitting for sponsoring this event! 

You must be 21 to attend.
Thank you: Marisha Chinsky, Dean Keim, Jobbi Eagle, James Palacio AKA Fiona St. James, Aaron Love Pesin, Gina Healy, PSP Brooklyn, Susan Cassano and our friends at Shenanigans Pub with a special shout out to Seth

The party will take place on Tuesday, February 25th, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Buy your Fun Tickets through Ticketleap here.

Location
Shenanigans Pub
802 Caton Avenue
corner E. 8th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn, NY 11218


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Sean Casey Animal Rescue is located at 153 E. 3rd Street,
between Caton Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway, on the border of Windsor Terrace and Kensington in Brooklyn.


(718) 436-5163
nyanimalrescue @ yahoo.com
http://nyanimalrescue.org
http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/NY637.html
https://www.facebook.com/SeanCaseyAnimalRescue
https://twitter.com/nyanimalrescue
https://www.instagram.com/nyanimalrescue

F TRAIN REPLACED BY FREE SHUTTLE BUSES THIS WEEKEND FROM CHURCH AVE. TO CONEY ISLAND



Planned electrical improvements this weekend will affect F train service from Friday, January 17th, at 9:45 p.m., through Monday, January 20th, at 5:00 a.m.

From 179th Street to Church Avenue, F trains will run normally. 

But F train service between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will be replaced by free shuttle buses. Transfer between F trains and shuttle buses at Church Avenue.

Shuttle buses running between Church Avenue and Stillwell Avenue will make the following stops: Ditmas Avenue, 18th Avenue, Avenue I, Bay Parkway, Avenue N, Avenue P, Kings Highway, Avenue U, Avenue X, Neptune Avenue, and West 8th Street.

However, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, some of the shuttle buses will only run between Church Avenue and Kings Highway.

For direct service between Coney Island and Manhattan/Downtown Brooklyn, take the Q train instead.

In Manhattan, transfer between the F train and the Q train at 34th Street-Herald Square.

In Brooklyn, transfer between the Q train and buses at Stillwell Avenue or West 8th Street.





Station Shuttle Bus StopBus Stop
Church Av | McDonald Av at Church Av B67
Ditmas AvMcDonald Av at Ditmas Av
18 AvMcDonald Av at 18 Av
Avenue IMcDonald Av at Avenue I
Bay PkwyMcDonald Av at Bay Pkwy
Avenue NMcDonald Av at 24 Av (to Stillwell Av)
McDonald Av at Avenue N (to Church Av)
Avenue PMcDonald Av at Avenue P
Kings HwyMcDonald Av at Kings Hwy
Avenue UMcDonald Av at Avenue U
Avenue XShell Rd at Avenue X (to Stillwell Av)B4
McDonald Av at Avenue X (to Church Av)
Neptune AvShell Rd at Neptune Av (to Stillwell Av)
Neptune Av at W 6 St (to Church Av)B68
W 8 St Surf Av at W 8 StB36
Stillwell Av | Surf Av at Stillwell AvB36

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

66TH PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL PUBLIC MEETING ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 16TH



66th Precinct Community Council Monthly Public Meeting 
           Thursday, January 16th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The public can report crimes and other policing matters in Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood at the upcoming 66th Precinct Community Council meeting.

The 66th Precinct's commanding officer, Deputy Inspector James King, will update residents on recent crimes in those neighborhoods, but the input of people who live within the boundaries of the precinct is also essential.

At the meeting, the public can learn about the various programs available to the community through the precinct.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 16th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. It's free, and it's open to the public.

Boundaries of the 66th Precinct:

The purpose of the 66th Precinct Community Council is to provide the critical interface between citizens and police through regular monthly meetings. Meetings are normally held on the third Thursday of the month, from September through June. The Community Council does not meet in July or August.

Meeting location
Community Board 12 Office
5910 13th Avenue
between 59th and 60th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
(map)

To get to the meeting, take the B16 bus to 13th Avenue at 56th Street and walk three blocks along 13th Avenue to 59th Street. To return home, take the B16 on 14th Avenue (schedule).

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Contact information for the 66th Precinct:
phone: (718) 851-5611
5822 16th Avenue
between 58th and 59th streets
Borough Park, Brooklyn
e-mail: 66precinctcc @ gmail.com
website: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/66th-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD66Pct or @66precinctcc