Friday, April 20, 2018

MORBID ANATOMY OPEN HOUSE AND GARDEN PARTY


Morbid Anatomy Open House and Garden Party
Friday, April 27th, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

An open house and garden party will celebrate Morbid Anatomy's free exhibit--"The Power of Images: Life, Death, and Rebirth"-- currently on display in the Fort Hamilton Gatehouse at Green-Wood Cemetery.

The exhibit, on display on Saturdays and Sundays, from noon to 5:00 p.m., through June 24th, includes art, books, artifacts, and ephemera from Morbid Anatomy, Green-wood Cemetery, and collectors.

The reception will include a tour of the newly-installed Morbid Anatomy Library by creators Joanna Ebenstein and Laetitia Barbier and an opportunity to meet artists and collectors who contributed to the exhibition.


Other features of the reception will be a tour by Allison C. Meier highlighting the design and symbolism of Green-Wood's extraordinary funerary monuments, music by Friese Undine, and complimentary refreshments.

The exhibit and library space are not handicap-accessible.

The cost of admission to the reception is $5 for members of Green-Wood and Brooklyn Historical Society and $10 for non-members. Order tickets on Green-wood's website here.

The blog for Morbid Anatomy: Surveying the Interstices of Art and Medicine, Death and Culture is at https://morbidanatomy.blogspot.com.


Location
Fort Hamilton Gatehouse
at the Fort Hamilton Parkway entrance to Green-wood Cemetery, across from Micieli Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Nearby public transportation includes the B67 and B69 buses and the F and G train stations at Fort Hamilton Parkway and Church Avenue.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

GROWING HOUSEPLANTS FROM CUTTINGS (FREE)


Growing Houseplants from Cuttings with Susan Braverman
                Saturday, April 21st, 2:30 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 free, interactive workshop led by Susan Braverman, participants will learn how to

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

Each participant will take home two 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 at www.bklynlibrary.org/calendar. 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.

This program is made possible by ZipCar.  


Location
Windsor Terrace Library 

160 E. 5th Street, off Fort Hamilton Parkway 

Brooklyn, NY 11218  

(718) 686-9707 


Friday, April 13, 2018

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT PROSPECT FARM (FREE)


News from Prospect Farm

 

       Come one, come all, to our Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21, from 11 AM until 2 PM.  We will have planting and compost demonstrations, children's activities, music, a plant and bake sale, and more!  This event is free, but donations are accepted.
      Prospect Farm is located at 1194 Prospect Avenue in Brooklyn, just below the Seeley Street overpass.

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                       Earth Day Celebration at Prospect Farm
                     Saturday, April 21st, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Prospect Farm's Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 21st, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., will kick off the growing season.

Activities for all ages will be offered at the child-friendly event, including

  • composting demonstrations,
  • garden tours,
  • music,
  • face painting,
  • scavenger hunt,
  • plant sale, and
  • baked goods sale.

This is a free event. Donations are always welcome. Prospect Farm is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations are tax-deductible.

You can RSVP on their Earth Day event page on Facebook.


About Prospect Farm
 

"Since March 2010, Prospect Farm has been a community project development toward producing healthy local food as an alternative to industrial food. Our objective is diversity in food production and membership. We are slowly creating healthy soil through our community composting project and farm without chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides."

"Prospect Farm is a community association with membership open to all. Members improve and farm the land and sustain ties with local residents, businesses and organizations. We support the Brooklyn Food Coalition and other initiatives for food sovereignty and food justice."

Location
Prospect Farm
1194 Prospect Avenue
next to the Seeley Street Bridge
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

https://prospectfarm.org
@ProspectFarmBK
https://www.facebook.com/ProspectFarmBK

THAI TONY'S IS ELEVEN YEARS OLD




KARMABrooklyn congratulates Thai Tony's
as it approaches its eleventh anniversary.

Enjoy homestyle cooking in a relaxed atmosphere.

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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

PARADE GROUND RENOVATIONS WILL INCLUDE ADULT FITNESS AREA

 
Prospect Park Alliance--the non-profit organization that sustains the Park--reports that through the support of New York City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, it is undertaking a $750,000 renovation of the Prospect Park Parade Ground to
  • construct an adult fitness area,
  • add a cooling misting line along the heavily-used soccer fields,
  • fix drainage problems at Field 7,
  • reconstruct the volleyball court, and
  • add shade trees and new seating.

The adult fitness area will contain twelve types of fitness equipment, including accessible equipment, an open area for group classes, and custom concrete "step-up" blocks.



The misting line will be installed along Fields 10 and 11. Set on timers, it will provide a cooling screen of mist when the artificial turf fields are at their busiest and hottest. No water will collect on the ground--the mist will evaporate to cool the air.


The projected completion date is March 2019.

On Friday, April 13th, at 10:30 a.m., join the celebration of the start of construction as ground is broken at Prospect Park Parade Ground. Enter at Parade Place.
 

CLOSING OF BROOKLYN COMMUNE


Sad to say, Brooklyn Commune is closing after almost eight years of not just serving delicious food but also being of public service to the local community and beyond. 

Co-owners Chris Scott and Eugenie Woo will replace it with Sumner's Luncheonette in May. The retro diner will serve old-school classics with an Amish Soul Food twist. It will be open for lunch and brunch.

Chris and Eugenie write
"We'll still be around, and we'll continue to run the space. It will be something better, tastier, and filled with community.

We'll be having a farewell party in a few days celebrating its history and what it's meant to us. We'll also be announcing what we'll be doing with the space. Stay Tuned!!"

Check their Facebook page for updates.

Their other restaurant, Butterfunk Kitchen, will not be affected by the closing of Brooklyn Commune.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

FILM SHORTS FESTIVAL COMING TO NITEHAWK CINEMA ON PROSPECT PARK WEST


From Nitehawk Cinema:
"Nitehawk Cinema’s annual NITEHAWK SHORTS FESTIVAL is back for its sixth year!

NSF2018 features six days of short film screenings, special events, and parties at our Williamsburg and forthcoming Prospect Park location. As always, our short films are under twenty minutes and represent our mission to highlight and support a diverse range of voices.
"Nitehawk accepts short films of all genres that are made within the past two years (2016-2018) and that are under twenty minutes." 

Read more about the shorts festival, scheduled for November 7th through 12th, at https://filmfreeway.com/NitehawkShortsFestival

Submit a film on FilmFreeway or Withoutabox.

Nitehawk Prospect Park is expected to open during this spring season. It's located at 188 Prospect Park West, the former site of the Pavilion Theater and, prior to that, the Sanders.

"MUSIC OF DREAMS AND TANGOS" CLASSICAL GUITAR CONCERT


                             "Music of Dreams and Tangos"
                           Thursday, April 12th, 7:00 p.m.

Featuring classical guitarists Anna Mnich and Damien Kelly, members of the EzraGuitar Conservatory faculty.


Ticket prices:
  • $15 for EzraGuitar students, with the Discount Code EZRAGUITAR STUDENT
  • $20 for general admission

The price of a ticket includes the show and a cocktail reception.

Click here to buy tickets. 
Child-friendly.

Accessible.

Location
785 Coney Island Avenue
between Cortelyou and Dorchester roads
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

Sunday, April 8, 2018

TWO PROJECTS FOR KENSINGTON ARE ON THE DISTRICT 39 PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING BALLOT

Vote for participatory budgeting projects for Kensington through April 15th.

Capital Projects: A total of eight Capital Projects are on the ballot; you can vote for one, two, three, four, or five of them. They're usually improvements to long-term physical assets, such as equipment or public facilities. The Capital Project for Kensington is to "Resurface the Soccer Field in Albemarle Playground." 

Expense Projects: A total of ten Expense Projects are on the ballot; you can vote for one, two, or three of them. They're usually new, short-term programming by organizations to benefit neighborhood residents. The Expense Project for Kensington is "Women's Self-Defense for the Resistance."

The projects proposed for other neighborhoods are listed at http://bradlander.nyc/news/updates/2018-pbnyc-ballot.

Neighborhood residents propose the participatory budgeting projects. Then they do research to determine which ones can be accomplished and if they're affordable.


How the projects are paid for: Projects are paid for from tax money that the city government allocates to New York City Councilmembers' budgets. Our New York City Councilmember Brad Lander has set aside $1.5 million from his budget for this.

Who can vote: Residents can vote if they're at least eleven years old or at least in 6th grade. You don't have to be registered with the Board of Elections to vote in participatory budgeting. Just show a form of identification, such as a license, passport, or IDNYC card, a utility bill, or another document that shows your name and address.

Where and when to vote: The closest voting location is the Windsor Terrace Library at 160 E. 5th Street, at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway. Vote there on Saturday, April 14th, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Other voting locations are listed at http://bradlander.nyc/2017-2018-pbnyc-season.

Online voting: If you don't want to or can't get to a voting location, you can vote online at https://pbnyc2018.d21.me.

KENSINGTON'S CAPITAL PROJECT:

"Resurface the Soccer Field in Albemarle Playground"

Summary: Replace damaged, hazardous turf in this widely-used soccer field shared by students at P.S. 230 and the Kensington community.


Cost: $500,000


Location: 12th Avenue and Dahill Road, Kensington


Who benefits: public school students, teenagers and young adults, families and adults who play sports,exercise, and picnic and enjoy cultural festivals in the playground


Project description:The soccer turf in Albemarle Playground is damaged in several areas, creating tripping hazards for the children and young adults who use the field. During the school day, over 500 children run across the turf during recess and gym periods.


Albemarle Playground is also one of the most popular public recreational areas in the neighborhood, widely used by the community on weekends and evenings. Families, children, and groups of young adults regularly use the field for pick-up soccer games, outdoor play, fitness training, community gatherings, and cultural festivals.

KENSINGTON'S EXPENSE PROJECT:

"Women's Self-Defense for the Resistance"

Cost: $5,400


Project description and purpose: International Muslim Women’s Initiative for Self-Empowerment (IMWISE) will facilitate a series of self-defense workshops for Bangladeshi immigrant and/or Muslim young women and their allies as a response to the vitriolic anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant, and anti-women rhetoric spewed by the Trump administration alongside the already existing discrimination, sexism, harassment, aggression, and gender-based violence women encounter daily within homes, workplace, and other institutions.

Given that anti-Islamic sentiments and discrimination continue to alienate young and older Muslim women in the US, Rana Abdelhamid formed IMWISE to provide a space to heal from their negative experiences of violence, hone their individuality, and learn ways to turn negative experiences into a drive for positive social change.

Self-defense training is a tool that IMWISE administers to instill women with physical strength and support them to overcome violence and become ambassadors for women’s self-determination. Alongside self-defense, there'll be a focus on other skills trainings, centering on financial autonomy and wellness.

Who it serves: The sessions will prioritize Bangladeshi and/or Bangladeshi Muslim women in the Kensington neighborhood but are open to all women in the district as a tool for community-wide resistance building in the Trump Era, alongside combating patriarchy within and outside of the community.


Kensington, Brooklyn, currently lacks a Women’s Center for Bangladeshi women whose social and political needs are often overlooked. The self-defense workshops are especially geared toward curating a permanent safe space with a goal of continued programming for Bangladeshi women in order to build up to a Women’s Center in the future.

Your vote matters Giving IMWISE a home in Kensington through Participatory Budgeting will provide an outlet for Bangladeshi women in the neighborhood to build emotional and physical strength, connect with women allies invested in protecting immigrant/Muslim women of color, and develop leadership qualities to pursue all else required for the community to survive in a state of violence.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

CELEBRATE BENGALI NEW YEAR AT AVENUE C PLAZA


Bengali New Year Celebration
Saturday, April 14th, noon to 4:00 p.m.

Press Release
For Immediate Release

Contact: Annie Ferdous (917) 674–4746
Nilofar Jahan (347) 237–1628
Jole Carliner (718) 633–1106

Hallelujah, it’s spring!

And one way to mark it—at least in Kensington—is to join in what’s becoming a neighborhood tradition: the celebration of Bengali New Year, this year with a samba band, kids' activities, a parade, and a Bangla music and dance performance. The celebration will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Avenue C Plaza, on Saturday, April 14th, in Kensington, Brooklyn, on McDonald Avenue at Avenue C (F/G train to Church Avenue).

Hosted by the Bangladesh Institute for Performing Arts (BIPA) and co-sponsored by The Singing Winds, a local storytelling group performing folk tales from around the world, the New Year’s celebration of the Bengali year 1425 will kick off Avenue C Plaza’s programs for the outdoor season. Managed by The Kensington Stewards, the plaza is a NYC DOT (Department of Transportation) plaza.

In Bangladesh, April 14th is a national holiday where the day begins at 6 a.m. with the singing of a song written by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. People dress in red and white saree and Panjabi for the occasion; BIPA encourages Kensington locals to do likewise as they celebrate the arrival of 1425!

In Kensington, BIPA founder and director Annie Ferdous said: "The celebrations abroad offer an excellent occasion for intercultural exchange and understanding. Both kids and adults learn about other cultures through them."

She continued: "Getting to know other cultures is important for immigrants, but so too is observing our own traditions. They connect us to our own culture while adapting to a new one.

"We need to teach our children that we are all different. These differences should be celebrated. Our culture and language is something we have to take pride in. Respecting others begins by respecting ourselves and our heritage."

Although events in Kensington are more modest than those in Bangladesh, the day’s program will do its best to imitate them, starting at noon with children's activities, including a magic show, face painting, and balloons.

The Bengali New Year's tradition calls for processions, drums, and music. And in Kensington, at 2 p.m., FogoAzula NYC, an all-woman Brazilian drumline, will kick off the festivities with a half-hour percussion performance. Then, with mask-wearing revelers leading the way, by 2:30 p.m., people will line up to parade in a march around the Avenue C Plaza neighborhood.

These masks of owl faces and of tiger and lion faces, big bird, and a King and Queen, are being made by children from P.S. 230, P.S. 179, and P.S. 130, who have been working on them for several weeks.


The climax of the Bengali New Year's Day festivities, at 3:30 p.m., will be performances by BIPA, a Bengali dance troupe conceived and nurtured in NYC by Annie Ferdous and now celebrating its 25th anniversary. It will perform Bangladeshi dances, including one to the Tagore song: "Esho he boishakh," which means "welcome Boishak," the first month of the new year.

Funded by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs and Councilmember Brad Lander, the April 14th festivities build on the first Kensington Bengali New Year's celebration, which took place on April 20, 2013. It too featured mask-making, Alpona drawing workshops, Bengali performances, and a parade between P.S. 230 and Dome Playground.

Back then, as now, that day’s festivities were jointly produced by BIPA’s Annie Ferdous and The Singing Winds' Jill Reinier, who have become a tag-team showcasing Bengali cultural events in Kensington—and spreading them to cultural institutions elsewhere in New York City.

PLANT A CHILDREN'S GARDEN IN ALBEMARLE PLAYGROUND ON TWO SUNDAYS IN APRIL



It's My Park
Sunday, April 8th, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22nd, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Plant a Children's Garden in Albemarle Playground tomorrow, April 8th, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., and again on Sunday, April 22nd, during the same hours. People of all ages are invited to work together on this neighborhood greening project.

Jill Reinier of The Singing Winds has organized the event. If you have any questions about it, call her at (718) 564-5893. 

Albemarle Playground is located behind the P.S. 230 Upper School. It's between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road and between Albemarle Road and 12th Avenue (map). 

ONLINE BIDDING ON MORE THAN 200 ITEMS STARTS MONDAY IN THE P.S. 130 PTA AUCTION



8th Annual Silent Auction and Party
Saturday, April 14th, 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Online Bidding
Monday, April 9th, 9:00 a.m., to Saturday, April 14th, 9:00 p.m.

Press Release
For Immediate Release 

P.S. 130 PTA to Hold 8th Annual Art Auction - Bidding is Open to the Public 
By Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick
April 9, 2018 

Brooklyn, NY – The P.S. 130 PTA is holding its 8th Annual Spring Auction on Saturday, April 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Don Patron, located at 1217 Church Avenue,  Brooklyn, New York.

Bidding is open to the public and will be entirely online at https://tinyurl.com/130springauction2018, beginning April 9th at 9:00 a.m. Bidding will end promptly at 9:00 p.m. on April 14th. 

All proceeds will benefit the P.S. 130 PTA, a Title I school in Brooklyn serving over 800 students.

The auction will feature more than 200 items:

  • Disney Park Hopper Tickets;
  • sleepaway camps like Pocono Springs and Camp Ballibay;
  • local camps like Barking Cat, Brooklyn Game Lab, Kids in the Game, and Marks JCH;
  • Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including The Band’s Visit, Wicked, Aladdin, Saint Joan, and Mary Page Marlowe;
  • unique experiences such as a Biscuit-Making Class with Top Chef Finalist Chris Scott;
  • food and beverage deals to our favorite local restaurants; and
  • countless classes and lessons for adults and children, including BAX, Blitz Dojo, Brooklyn Children’s Theatre, Brooklyn Robot Foundry, Camp Olympia, and Wingspan Arts.

There is a suggested $25 donation at the door; drinks and snacks will be served, thanks to event sponsors Kinderee Family Dentistry, opening soon at 2905 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Brooklyn Heights Pediatric Dentistry, Wine & Spirits, and Brewery Ommegang.

Childcare is available for a small fee just down the block at Alden Moves.
 
"This event is a wonderful way to support P.S. 130, and for P.S. 130 to support local businesses," said P.S. 130 PTA Co-President Lisa Jackson Zelznick.

"The Spring Auction is an opportunity to celebrate and continue our tradition of promoting businesses in our community while raising much needed funding for P.S. 130 to support professional development for our teachers, and enrichment programs for students including reading intervention, music, art, and science initiatives." 

Contact:
Ashley Kreamer Colao and Lisa Jackson Zelznick, Co-Presidents
info @ ps130pta.org

Friday, April 6, 2018

PETE SINJIN'S PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY



Opening Reception for "Pete Sinjin: Paintings"
Saturday, April 14th, 6:00 p.m.to 9:00 p.m.

From Prospect Range:
"Prospect Range Projects is pleased to present oil paintings by Pete Sinjin. Observing his subjects directly, painting on-site in often harsh conditions, Pete emphasizes the act of looking at the world, to light and the time of day, to passing seasons and to the simplicity of looking carefully without distraction. Today, this is a radical approach and this body of work has a fresh and rewarding presence."

The exhibit "Pete Sinjin: Paintings" will be on display in the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from April 15th through May 6th, between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. This is the first-ever showing of his work.

The public is invited to attend the opening reception. It will be on Saturday, April 14th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Admission is free.

About Prospect Range
Prospect Range is a performance/community space dedicated to the creative talents of artists, and their families, living and working in the central Brooklyn diaspora.

Since 2009, the Range has served this community of creative people, and their families through performance, exhibitions, and performing arts education.

Location
 
Prospect Range
1226 Prospect Avenue
between Vanderbilt Street and Reeve Place
Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn
(917) 776-6834
info @ prospectrange.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/prospectrange
https://twitter.com/prospectrange
http://www.prospectrange.com


Thursday, April 5, 2018

MASK-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR KIDS (FREE)


Boishakh Mask Making Workshop for Kids
Saturday, April 7th, noon to 2:00 p.m.

Create parade masks for the Boishakh celebrations in Brooklyn and Queens. Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts and The Singing Winds will jointly present a free mask-making workshop for kids for Bengali New Year.

Jill Reinier of The Singing Winds will teach mask-making in the cafeteria of the P.S. 230 Upper School on Saturday, April 7th, at noon. The masks will be used in the Bengali New Year celebration at Avenue C Plaza on Saturday, April 14th, from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Location
P.S. 230 Upper School
1 Albemarle Road
between McDonald Avenue and Dahill Road
Kensington, Brooklyn

COMMUNITY BOARD 7'S MARCH AND APRIL MEETINGS SCHEDULED


                         Community Board 7 Public Meetings
                   Wednesday, April 18th, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The March board meeting of Community Board 7, which had been postponed because of a snowstorm on March 21st, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 18th, at 6:30 p.m. at the board office at 4201 4th Avenue in Sunset Park (entrance on 43rd Street).


The regularly-scheduled April board meeting will start right after the March board meeting ends.

The meetings are open to the public.
 
The agenda for the March board meeting:

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 February 21, 2018
5. Adjournment

The agenda for the April board meeting:

1. Opening of the meeting
2. Adoption of the agenda
3. Public Comment
4. Committee Reports:
    A) Transportation Committee (no vote required) Tabled in February
       1) 20th Street Truck Route Study: Final preferred alternative
       2) Automated public toilet located at Prospect Park Southwest & 16th Street
    B) Ability & Access Committee
       1) Introduce this new committee & committee members
       2) Discuss purpose of committee & strategies for community outreach and engagement
       3) Identify current issues and needs relating to accessibility in our district
    C) Land Use/Landmarks Committee
       1) Department of City Planning presentation on zoning resolution concerning hotel use in manufacturing districts
    D) Youth Committee (no vote required)
       1) Summer Youth Employment Program presentation by Center For Family Life
       2) Presentation by Citizens Committee for Children regarding neighborhood youth statistics
    E) Public Safety Committee (vote required)
       1) Liquor license application for Explosion 21 Bar Corp. located at 369 39th Street
    F) Parks Committee (vote required)
       1) Naming an unnamed park on the corner of Vanderbilt Street and East 5th Street to honor Captain John McKenna IV
5. Elected Officials and Representatives
6. District Manager’s Report
7. Chairperson’s Report
8. Old Business
9. New Business
10. Public Comment
11. Adjournment

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

THREE DAYS WITHOUT ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING


Alternate side of the street parking regulations will be suspended from Thursday, April 5th, through Saturday, April 7th, for Holy Thursday (Orthodox) (April 5th), Good Friday (Orthodox) (April 6th), and the seventh and eighth days of Passover (April 6th and 7th).

All other regulations, including parking meter regulations, will be in effect. Those are only suspended on major legal holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


Monday, April 2, 2018

WATERCOLORS OF THE WINDSOR TERRACE NEIGHBORHOOD ON DISPLAY





The Watercolors of Phil Desantis
March 29th through May 6th,
Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

From Tom Keough for the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists:
              Phil Desantis at Founder’s Workspace

The beautiful watercolors of Windsor Terrace artist Phil Desantis are on display at the Founder's Workspace, a co-working space recently opened at 553 Prospect Avenue.

The workspace is small yet packed with amenities, sunlight, and good people. They bring talented local entrepreneurs together in a space where they can grow their work, and this makes it a wonderful place to exhibit the art of Windsor Terrace scenes.

Phil's work really shows the spirit of Windsor Terrace through the charming details of our neighborhood.

Presently, Phil has been focusing more fully on drawing and painting as well as exploring ceramics and photography.
 

The Watercolors of Phil Desantis
at Founders’ Workspace
553 Prospect Avenue
between 10th Avenue and Fuller Place

Friday, March 30, 2018

CENTRAL ASIAN-INSPIRED AND JEWISH-INSPIRED MUSIC SESSION ON CHURCH AVENUE


Church Avenue Sessions: a Monthly Music Series in Kensington
Thursday, April 26th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tokala and Geulah Trio will perform at the music series Church Avenue Sessions, a monthly series at the Flatbush Jewish Center.


Tokala (with Shoko Nagai) is a Central Asian/Silk Road-inspired ensemble. Its members are Vasko Dukovski on clarinet, Zisl Slepovitch on bass clarinet, Shoko Nagai on accordion (and arranger), Stomu Takeishi on bass, and Satoshi Takeishi on zabumba (a bass drum).


Geulah Trio is a "guitar groove trio that "takes inspiration from Jewish music, rock, jazz, and beyond." Geulah Trio features Jon Madof on guitar, Yoshie Fruchter on bass, and Marlon Sobol on drums/percussion.


The concert will be on Thursday, April 26th, from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


The price of admission is $10 per adult and $5 per child under 16. 

Location
Flatbush Jewish Center
327 East 5th Street

at the corner of Church Avenue
Kensington, Brooklyn

phone: (718) 871-5200
fax: (718) 871-5204
office @ flatbushjewishcenter.org
http://www.flatbushjewishcenter.org
https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushJewishCenter

 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

"FELDER TRACKER" BLOG PROMOTES TRANSPARENCY


The "Felder Tracker" blog, run by New York Senate District 17 for Progress, tracks the political positions, statements, and legislative actions of State Senator Simcha Felder. The results of his constituents' communications with his office about his positions on bills in the State Senate are also posted there.

Although he is a registered member of the Democratic Party, Senator Felder has caucused with the Republicans since being elected in 2012 and mostly votes the same way that they do. It's possible for his vote to determine whether or not a Democrat-backed bill gets passed.

In the 2016 general election, Senator Felder ran on three party lines: Democratic, Republican, and Conservative. Last year, the Brooklyn Conservative Party gave him its best rating for being more conservative than every Republican in our State Senate.


Constituents who have asked Senator Felder to comment on an issue or who have requested information from his office are invited to share their questions and his or his staff's responses on Felder Tracker. Send an e-mail to nysd17forprogress @ gmail.com.

District 17 includes Midwood, Flatbush, Borough Park, Kensington, Sunset Park, Madison, and Bensonhurst.