Monday, August 10, 2020

LIBRARY PARTIALLY REOPENS MORE BRANCHES TODAY

Ten more Brooklyn Public Library branches reopened for grab-and-go lobby service today, joining the seven that reopened on July 13th. The seventeen libraries now offering lobby service are

To protect yourself and others, wear a mask, socially distance yourself from the staff and other patrons, and respect the limit on the number of patrons allowed into the lobby. Masks are required for patrons and staff.

Leave the library as soon as you've finished picking up or returning items.

Hours of operation are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Patrons can pick up items in the lobby that they've placed on hold. Return bins are available in the lobby.

Browsing, in-person reference, and computer use aren't available, but online services for programming, e-books, research databases, and classes are. 

Any material you check out won't gather fines. Neither will items checked out before the closures began.
 

Thursday, August 6, 2020

COMMUNITY GARDEN ON E. 4TH STREET IS OPEN AND ACCEPTING SOME FOOD SCRAPS


The East Fourth Street Community Garden has reopened to the public on Wednesdays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon. 

COVID-19 precautions: Masks must be worn at all times. No more than ten people will be allowed in the garden at a time. 

Certain types of food scraps can be dropped off during the garden's open hours. The scraps are used in its composting program.

From the garden's page on composting:

What materials can I drop off? 

PLEASE BRING:

  • fruit and vegetable scraps
  • coffee grounds and tea bags
  • egg shells
  • food-soiled paper towels or napkins
  • bread and grains (nothing with oil!)
  • shredded newspaper or brown paper

PLEASE DO NOT BRING:

  • meat or fish scraps
  • anything with fats, grease or oil
  • cheese or dairy products
  • twisty ties, rubber bands, fruit stickers
  • non-compostable materials such as Plastic, Metals or Glass
  • pesticide-treated plants, grass clippings, pest-infested plants
Carrying your food scraps in a reusable (and rinsable) container means no plastic bag to get rid of!

Location 
East Fourth Street Community Garden
173 E. 4th Street
between Fort Hamilton Parkway and Caton Avenue
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
https://www.facebook.com/groups/246036418909475/
https://eastfourthstreetgarden.tumblr.com/

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY TEMPORARILY CLOSED BECAUSE OF STORM DAMAGE



Update at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6th:
Our diligent staff has been hard at work the last two days clearing felled trees and making sure our grounds are safe. Following their efforts, we're pleased to announce Green-Wood is reopened to visitors starting today!

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Update at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5th:
Thank you, friends, for your patience and understanding while we work to survey and clean our 478 acres.

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Posted today by Green-wood Cemetery:

Due to damage sustained as a result of Tropical Storm Isaias, and out of caution for the safety of our visitors, Green-Wood will be closed to the public until further notice to allow our grounds crew to clear debris. 

Updates will be posted on the cemetery's Facebook page.

Monday, August 3, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES RESUME


Alternate side of the street parking rules will resume on Monday, August 3rd, and will be in effect through Saturday, September 5th.

When alternate side parking is in effect, residential side streets that have multiple alternate side parking days will be cleaned--with vehicles required to be moved--only on the latest day in the week on each side, through Labor Day.

For information on recent changes to ASP rules, see https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml#reform.

The 2020 Alternate Side Parking Calendar is available here.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

NO WEEKEND F TRAINS FROM CHURCH AVE. TO CONEY ISLAND UNTIL DECEMBER 21ST


On the F subway line, work on the signal modernization project continues to take place every weekend, weather permitting, through December 21, 2020, with the exception of the weekends of October 9th-12th, 16th-19th, and 23rd-26th and the weekend of November 27th-30th (Thanksgiving).

F trains run between 179th Street and Church Avenue. They do not run between Church Avenue and Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue.

Customers traveling between Church Avenue and Coney Island can use D, N, and Q trains and local buses to complete their trip. Free shuttle buses are not available. 

Work begins on Fridays at 9:45 p.m. and ends at 1:00 a.m. Then, from 1:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m., the subway system is closed to clean and disinfect the trains and the stations. Stations reopen on Mondays at 5:00 a.m.

PASTRAMI SANDWICH POP UP AT DELLA RESTAURANT & BAR



Pastrami Pop Up at Della
Saturday, August 8th, noon to 6:00 p.m.

Get a delicious Friedman's pastrami sandwich with fresh rye bread from baker Jared Batson outside of Della Restaurant & Bar on Saturday, August 8th, between noon and 6:00 p.m.

The pastrami is made from premium Wagyu (Japanese beef cattle) brisket supplied by D'Artagnan. 

All proceeds will be donated to Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization in the United States.

Location
Della Restaurant & Bar
1238 Prospect Avenue
at Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

(718) 633-0249
info @ DellaRestaurant.com
https://www.dellarestaurant.com
https://www.facebook.com/dellarestaurant
https://www.instagram.com/dellarestaurant

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

NEIGHBORHOOD POLICE FOR WINDSOR TERRACE WILL MEET WITH THE PUBLIC IN AUGUST


"Build the Block" Neighborhood Policing Meeting
Tuesday, August 25th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Doors Open at 7:00 for Refreshments

Residents and business owners are invited to meet with the Neighborhood Coordination Officers assigned to the 72nd Precinct's Sector A (Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and Park Slope) at the next "Build the Block" neighborhood policing and safety meeting.

Join Detective Specialist Daniel McGrath and Police Officer Francis Ghanney at International Baptist Church on Tuesday, August 25th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as they update the community about public safety issues in Windsor Terrace, Greenwood Heights, and Park Slope, answer your questions, and listen to your concerns, complaints, and suggestions.

The doors will open at 7:00 p.m. for refreshments to be served.


The link to the most recent crime statistics for the precinct is on the precinct's web page at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page.

Contact information for Sector A's Neighborhood Coordination Officers:
  • Detective Specialist Daniel McGrath: (917) 853-2601, daniel.mcgrath @ nypd.org
  • Police Officer Francis Ghanney: (929) 343-7645, francis.ghanney @ nypd.org

Meeting location
International Baptist Church

312 Coney Island Avenue
between Caton Place and Ocean Parkway Service Road
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct:  https://www.facebook.com/NYPD72pct/

Facebook page for 72nd Precinct Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304

Monday, July 27, 2020

FREE GROCERIES, MASKS, AND HAND SANITIZER


Free masks, hand sanitizer, groceries, and fruit will be distributed on Wednesday, July 29th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on a first come, first served basis.

Sponsored by a partnership between Little Bangla Pharmacy, NYU CSP (NYU Langone Department of Population Health Community Service Plan), and Orbit Cricket Club.

Location
Little Bangla Pharmacy
401 Church Avenue
northeast corner of E. 4th Street
Kensington, Brooklyn

Friday, July 24, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING WILL BE SUSPENDED AGAIN


Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Monday, July 27th, through Sunday, August 2nd. Regulations governing parking meters will be in effect.

Alternate side parking will be back in effect from Monday, August 3rd, through Sunday, September 5th.

For information on the recent changes to alternate side parking rules on streets with more than one alternate side parking day per side, click here. The changes went into effect on Monday, June 29th.

The 2020 Alternate Side Parking Calendar is posted here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

72ND PRECINCT COMMUNITY COUNCIL WILL MEET WITH THE PUBLIC IN PERSON (FREE)


72nd Precinct Community Council Meeting
Tuesday, July 28th, 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

The first meeting since March of the 72nd Precinct Community Council will be held on Tuesday, July 28th, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The in-person meeting is open to people who live in or work in Windsor Terrace or Sunset Park. To allow for social distancing, only twenty-five people will be allowed to attend the meeting.

Meet with commanding officer Captain Ernesto Castro and other police officers to discuss past crimes--the types of crime that have been taking place, their frequency, why they happen, and how the public can help prevent them. Find out what the precinct is doing to prevent future crimes. 

Protective face masks and gloves will be distributed at the meeting.

In normal times, meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 7:30 p.m.

Location
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Gymnasium
558 59th Street
between 6th and 5th avenues
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

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72nd Precinct contact information
Phone number: (718) 965-6311
web page: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/nypd/bureaus/patrol/precincts/72nd-precinct.page
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NYPD72Pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct:  https://www.facebook.com/NYPD72pct
Facebook page for 72nd Precinct Community Council: https://www.facebook.com/72nd-Precinct-Community-Council-1611883092371304

PROTECTED BIKE LANE PROPOSED FOR FORT HAMILTON PARKWAY


Fort Hamilton Parkway Bike Lane
Monday, August 3rd, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 

The Department of Transportation will make a presentation online about the proposed protected bike lane for the Windsor Terrace portion of Fort Hamilton Parkway.

The DOT will meet online with Community Board 7's Transportation Committee meeting on Monday, August 3rd, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meeting is open to the public. 

Originally scheduled for March, the meeting was postponed because of the pandemic. The DOT proposes to make improvements on Fort Hamilton Parkway, between Dahill Road and Park Circle, for safer, more direct bicycle routes connecting Prospect Park to Windsor Terrace and Kensington.
To attend the meeting, register at https://nyccb.webex.com/nyccb/onstage/g.php?MTID=e22245cee60150ad64aa5030127ae92be

Misinterpretation of last May's DOT presentation to the committee led to the spread of misinformation that alleged that twenty-five parking spaces would be lost between E. 5th Street and McDonald Avenue.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

HOW TO MAKE PLANET EARTH FROM CLOTHES: AN ACTIVITY FROM THE SINGING WINDS (FREE)


                                      (posted at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PEC3DVaHdk)

From The Singing Winds
Have you ever made a picture without pencils, pens, or paint? 

Introducing: CLOTHES ART
In this video, Ivana will show you how to make art with your everyday clothes!

See if you can make a picture of our planet Earth. What else can you create using just your clothes?  Can you create a butterfly or a flower? An animal? Or, even a person?

Send us a photo of your creation and we will share your artwork in our #SingingWindsSummerFun online gallery!

Share it with us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/SingingWinds
Direct Message us on Instagram:@singing_winds

We look forward to seeing what you create!
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The Singing Winds is offering a free virtual playground every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through August 20th. Its free programs for children and families--arts & crafts, games, science projects, and storytelling programs--normally take place in the summer at Albemarle Playground in Kensington. This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the playground has moved online. 

E-mail:  thesingingwinds @ gmail.com

Instagram:  @singing_winds

Sunday, July 19, 2020

VIRTUAL PLAYGROUND REPLACES ALBEMARLE PLAYGROUND FOR THE SINGING WINDS' ACTIVITIES (FREE)



The Singing Winds Virtual Playground
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, July 21st through August 20th

From Jill Reinier, Director of The Singing Winds and Parent Coordinator at P.S. 230:

Dear Friends,
Each summer, The Singing Winds brings free arts & crafts, games, science projects, and storytelling programs to Albemarle Playground in Kensington, Brooklyn.

This year, The Singing Winds Virtual Playground will be online!

Each Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from July 21st through August 20th, the Singing Winds Summer Team will post links to new activities for children and families via email, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.  

If you enjoy the activity and create the project at home, you are invited to post your creation to the #SingingWindsSummerFun online gallery.

Keep an eye out for live events in the playground--but until we can gather in person, look for us online!

E-mail:  thesingingwinds @ gmail.com


Instagram:  @singing_winds

Friday, July 17, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING IS BACK


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will resume on Monday, July 20th, to allow street cleaning.

Residential streets that have multiple alternate side parking days will be cleaned--with vehicles required to be moved--only on the latest day in the week on each side, as indicated on each street’s currently posted signage. Streets that have just one day of alternate side parking regulations on each side will not change.


More information on alternate side parking reform is posted at https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml#reform.

The 2020 alternate side parking calendar is posted at https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/alternate-side-parking.shtml#cal20.

LITTER CLEANUP ON A SECOND BLOCK OF OCEAN PARKWAY BY NEIGHBORHOOD RESIDENTS

before Saturday's community cleanup

after the community cleanup
 
Ocean Parkway Cleanup,
Beverley Road to Avenue C (East Side)
Saturday, July 18th, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Fresh off of Wednesday night's successful cleanup of the east side of Ocean Parkway from Church Avenue to Beverley Road, neighborhood residents will do a second cleanup.

This time, the east side of Ocean Parkway from Beverley Road to Avenue C will be cleaned up.

Meet up with your neighbors tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. on the east side (odd-numbered addresses) of Ocean Parkway where it intersects with Beverley Road.

Bring trash bags and grabbers, if you have them, and wear a face mask (Stamp out COVID-19!) and gloves to protect your hands.

Invite other neighborhood adults and children to join in on this ongoing community project.

These cleanup events are organized by Ocean Parkway Cleanup, a newly-formed grassroots group of people working together to beautify their neighborhood.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

LITTER CLEANUP ON OCEAN PARKWAY: NEIGHBORS WORKING TOGETHER



Ocean Parkway Street Cleanup
Wednesday, July 15th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ocean Parkway is a beloved and historic boulevard, used for living, strolling, jogging, sitting, playing chess and checkers, driving, and bicycling. The nation's first designated bicycle lane is on Ocean Parkway.

Ocean Parkway will be made even more beautiful and appealing tonight through community members working together to pick up litter.

Neighborhood residents will join together from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to pick up and bag the litter on the east (odd-numbered) side of Ocean Parkway, between Church Avenue and Beverley Road. 

Meet on Wednesday, July 15th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Ocean Parkway-Church Avenue intersection.

Wear a mask to protect others and gloves to protect yourself. Bring trash bags and, if you have them, brooms, rakes, and a reacher/grabber that looks something like this.



This is the first cleanup event organized by the newly-formed Ocean Parkway Cleanup. Follow it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/324239235266854/ for updates and future events.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

FAMILIES AT THE HOMELESS SHELTER IN KENSINGTON NEED A FEW ITEMS


A note to residents about The Kensington family shelter:
Hello neighbors,

Hope everyone is doing as well as can be expected in this challenging time. We have checked with the Kensington shelter staff, and they are not accepting donations at this time except for these three things:

1. Pull-up diapers size 6/7
2. Baby wipes
3. Small new or lightly used pots and pans -- quart-size only since these will be used on small stoves that are more akin to a hot plate.

These can be dropped off or shipped to the shelter attention Uniquia Parker. The address is 385 McDonald Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11218.

Please do not bring any other donations by the shelter; they will not accept them. We will keep checking back and will let you know when the situation changes.

Thank you very much for your continued generosity and stay safe!

Tracy and Catherine
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Bring your donations into the shelter through the main entrance between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

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Tracy and Catherine are neighborhood residents who began volunteering five years ago as liaisons between the shelter and the Kensington and Windsor Terrace neighborhoods.

Periodically throughout the year, Catherine and Tracy send e-mail to neighborhood residents with information about what the families need. Sometimes it's clothing, sometimes it's personal care products, sometimes it's holiday gifts, and sometimes, when we aren't social distancing, it's participation at parties or other events.
 


To be added to the mailing list for updates from Tracy and Catherine, send an e-mail to them at givemeshelterbk @ gmail.com.

Friday, July 10, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED AGAIN

Alternate Side Parking will be suspended Monday July 13-Sunday, July 19, 2020

















Alternate side of the street parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Monday, July 13th, through Sunday, July 19th. Regulations for parking meters will remain in effect.

STERLING NATIONAL BANK RESUMING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS


Sterling National Bank's Financial Centers will return to their normal business hours on Monday, July 13th. Some locations will remain closed on Saturdays and Sundays, so go to snb.com/locations for up-to-date information, including a list of locations and their hours of operation.

The bank's Contact Center will return to normal business hours the following Monday, July 20th, where Client Service professionals are available by phone at (855) 762-7500 Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Tuesday, July 7, 2020

DOGS RUN FREE AT THE NEWLY-OPENED KENSINGTON DOG RUN


The Kensington Dog Run had its grand opening in Prospect Park Parade Ground on Monday, July 6th. The dog run is open seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Within the 7,000 square feet of fenced-in space are separated areas for large dogs and small dogs, canine-friendly turf, benches made from reclaimed wood, water fountains, new trees, dog-waste-resistant shrubs, and
waste receptacles.

Grassroots planning and organizing by neighborhood residents brought the idea of a dog run to fruition. In 2014, dog owners started talking with each other about creating a nearby dog run where dogs could enjoy the benefits  of exercising, socializing, and breathing fresh air off-leash. First they talked as individuals, then they met as a group, and then they formed the Kensington Dog Run Association and became a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

They raised awareness in the neighborhood about their goal, they petitioned Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, and they rallied the support of local leaders. They collaborated with the Parks Department and the Prospect Park Alliance, they continued building community support, and they searched for and secured funding. Finally, construction began in June 2019, and the groundbreaking ceremony took place the following month.

The cost is covered by Participatory Budgeting funds from City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene of District 40 and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams' capital allocations, with the balance coming from City Councilmember Brad Lander of District 39.

"The Kensington Dog Run is the result of several years of advocacy by our neighbors,” said Salvatore Garro, President, Kensington Dog Run Association. “The Kensington Dog Run Association banded together over our shared love of dogs and community. We engaged with our leaders and proudly campaigned for our four-legged friends who needed a place to play, exercise, and have fun. We are truly impressed by the beautifully executed design by Prospect Park Alliance, and we are forever grateful for the funding provided by our Council Members through the Participatory Budgeting process, as well as the Brooklyn Borough President. This park encapsulates community and will forever be an example of what civic engagement can achieve."

Location
Prospect Park Parade Ground
Coney Island Avenue at Kermit Place
between Parkside and Caton avenues
(map)

Kensington Dog Run Association is on social media at
https://www.facebook.com/pg/KensingtonDogRun/posts/?ref=page_internal and 
https://twitter.com/KensingtonDog?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Friday, July 3, 2020

ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING SUSPENDED FOR A WEEK

Alternate side parking rules suspended sunday-sunday, july 5-12, 2020















Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations will be suspended from Sunday, July 5th, to Sunday, July 12th. Parking meters will remain in effect.

As a reminder, alternate side parking and meters are suspended on Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

PARKING RULES SUSPENDED FOR HOLIDAY


Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended on Friday-Saturday, July 3-4, 2020 for Independence Day
















Alternate side parking (street cleaning) regulations and meters will be suspended on Friday, July 3rd, and Saturday, July 4th.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

FRIDAY NIGHT SERVICES AT FLATBUSH JEWISH CENTER


Friday Night Services
Friday, July 3rd, 6:00 p.m.

Flatbush Jewish Center is beginning its phased reopening for communal prayer. Starting on July 3rd, Friday night services will be held in the outside patio.

The following guidelines must be followed for this and other similar gatherings. Please note that the rules may be revised as needed.
  1. Service will be entirely held outside. The building will be locked.
  2. Participants need to sign up beforehand and confirm the number of people in their group. FJC will determine when the maximum allowable number of participants/"pods" has been reached.
  3. Chairs will be set up with safe social distancing, with assigned "pods" for each quarantine group. Safe distancing rules will be in effect at all times.
  4. All participants will required to wear masks for the duration.
  5. Children are welcome to attend, but they must be supervised by parents and must follow the same social distancing rules. Children over three years old must wear masks.
  6. No food will be provided at the service. If needed, give your children snacks beforehand.
  7. Participants are encouraged to bring their own siddur, but some will be made available for those who need them.
  8. If there is a high likelihood of rain, services will be canceled. FJC will notify participants on Friday afternoon.

Sign up here if you would like to attend Kabbalat Shabbat services this week. The deadline for signing up is Friday, July 3rd, at 10:00 a.m.

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 E. 5th Street
corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

Thursday, June 25, 2020

LIBRARY WILL REOPEN SOME LOCATIONS IN JULY

Brooklyn Public Library will reopen the Central Library and these six branches on Monday, July 13th, for grab-and-go service: Bay Ridge, Bushwick, Flatbush, Kings Highway, New Lots, and Red Hook.

The New York Public and Queens Public Library will reopen some of their branches too.

In this first phase of limited service, patrons will only be able to pick up and return checkouts that they placed online or by phone. The process will be contactless. Wear a mask, socially distance yourself from staff and other patrons, and respect the limit on the number of patrons allowed inside.
Masks will be required for both patrons and staff.
 
Leave the library as soon as the pick-up or return process is finished. Browsing, in-person reference, and computer use aren't available in this phase.

Online services will continue for programming, e-books, research databases, and classes; they won't take place in physical locations.

Fines won't be charged on items that were checked out before the libraries closed or during this first phase.

All materials that are returned will be quarantined for seventy-two hours before anyone else can handle them.

Hours of operation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays, and Saturdays and from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

GREENMARKET IN KENSINGTON WILL RETURN IN JULY


Kensington Farmstand
Saturdays, July 18th-November 21st, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Kensington Youthmarket--whose name has been changed to Kensington Farmstand--will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday from July 18th through November 21st.

Cash, SNAP/EBT, Debit/Credit, WIC, & Senior FMNP coupons will all be accepted there.

The market was located alongside the Windsor Terrace Library from 2011 through 2018. In 2019, with the library closed for renovations, the market moved to its new location in front of Albemarle Playground, located on McDonald Avenue, between Albemarle Road and Caton Avenue. 

In addition to providing our neighborhood with farm-fresh produce, Kensington Farmstand is a source of employment for young people, providing them with seasonal employment and valuable job experience while educating them about health, nutrition, the environment, and regional agriculture.

Farmstand Suppliers
Farmstands source all of their food from GrowNYC's wholesale program, which is designed to bring the freshest, highest-quality, regionally-grown farm products to the New York City community.


These farms grow Farmstand's produce:
  • Bittner-Singer Orchards – Appleton, NY
  • Castle Valley Mill – Doylestown, PA
  • Dagele Brothers Produce – Florida, NY
  • Davenport Farms – Stone Ridge, NY
  • De Meyer Farm – Hilton, NY
  • Emmi and Sons – Baldwinville, NY
  • Farmer Ground Flour – Trumansburg, NY
  • Handsome Brook Farm – Various locations throughout New York
  • Heilig Orchards – Mullica, NJ
  • Hot Bread Kitchen – New York, NY
  • Larchmont Farms – Elmer, NY
  • LynOaken Orchards – Medina, NY
  • Madura Farms – Pine Islands, NY
  • Maine Grains – Skowhegan, ME
  • Mead Orchards – Tivoli, NY
  • Muzzarelli Farms – Vineland, NJ
  • Myers Produce – Craftsbury, VT
  • Pastore Orchards – Elm, NJ
  • Platte Creek Maple Farm – Saugerties, NY
  • Primordia Mushroom Farm – Lenhartsville, PA
  • Prospect Hill Orchards – Milton, NY
  • Radicle Farm Company – Newark, NJ
  • Red Gate Grocer – Moravia, NY
  • Reeves Farm – Baldwinsville, NY
  • Robert M. Olive – Hammonton, NJ
  • Row by Row – Hurley, NY
  • Satur Farms – Cutchogue, NY
  • S &SO – Florida, NY
  • Satur Farms – Calverton, NY
  • Small Axe Peppers – Bronx, NY
  • The Kitchen Garden – Sunderland, MA
  • Tremblay Apiaries – Van Etten, NY
  • Trapani Farms – MIlton, NY
  • Upstate NY Growers and Packers – Clinton, NY
  • Wilklow Orchards – Highland, NY
  • Whalen Farms – Shamong, NJ

Farmstands are organized in collaboration with community-based partners. Kensington Farmstand's partners are New York City Councilmember Brad Lander. and the Windsor Terrace Library.