2004-05-06 / Community Guide

Community Guide

Community Meetings
Community Meetings
Friends United Block Assn
Meeting Tonight
Community Guide

Community Meetings

Community Meetings

Friends United Block Assn Meeting Tonight

A representative from the New York Fire Department will be the guest speaker at tonight’s meeting of the Friends United Block Association, according to FUBA President Gardy Brazela. The meeting will take place at 8 p.m. at Temple Shaare Emeth, 6012 Farragut Road (near Ralph Avenue).

Futurama Civic Meeting Tonight

A meeting of the general membership of the Futurama Civic Association will take place tonight, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Hillel, Ralph Avenue and Avenue L, according to the organization’s president, Eileen Cullen. The public is invited.

Community Public Hearing May 10

The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development will host a public hearing on Monday, May 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the HES, 9502 Seaview Avenue. Officials say money is available and the purpose of the hearing is to get testimony from concerned residents and other stakeholders as to the service needs of low income residents in the Community Board 18 area and how to put that money to use.

United Canarsie South Meeting May 11

The next meeting of the United Canarsie South Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the HES, East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue. The civic group covers the area west of Rockaway Parkway and south of Seaview Avenue. For information, call (718)531-8130.


C.G. Aux. Offers Boating Course

Flotilla 11-02 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will begin a Boating Safety Course on Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Floyd Bennett Field. The course is designed for the new or experienced boater. For further information, call (718) 692-0508 or (718) 788-7711.

Adult Workshops At HES

The Hebrew Educational Society, East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue, has workshops on Makeup Application, Belly Dancing for Women, Conversational Spanish, Pasta Workshop and more. Morning and evening classes available. For further information, call Sarit at (718)241-3000, ext. 31.


Weekly Chess Club

Seaview Jewish Center, 1585 East 98 Street, between Seaview Avenue and Avenue N, hosts a free chess club every Saturday at noon. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. For details, call (718) 251-1900.

Domino Club

An elite domino club has been established in East Flatbush. If you feel that you can play dominoes on a professional level, with tournaments being offered locally, out of state and internationally, call (718) 677-9070 or (917) 868-9411.


Free Or Low-Cost Mammogram

Low income women who feel they cannot get a mammogram are urged to call the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program at 800-877-8077 to learn about where they can get a free or low cost mammogram.

Cardiac Rehab Program

If you have had a heart attack within the last year, a coronary bypass or angina in the last six months and if you have an okay from your physician, you’re a candidate for the Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Program at Maimonides Medical Center.


Mother’s Day Tea & Tulip Festival At Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Celebrate motherhood amid spring tulips on Saturday, May 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. during the free Mother’s Day Tea & Tulip Festival at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, 5816 Clarendon Road (at Ralph Avenue). Fun and entertainment for boys and girls! Dance around the maypole! Play with Colonial toys! Rain or shine. For information, call (718) 629-5400.


Reggae & World Music Awards

The public is invited to join international stars as they receive some of the highest and most prestigious honors the industry can bestow at the 23rd Annual International Reggae & World Music Awards on Sunday, May 9th (Mother’s Day) at Columbia University’s Alfred Lerner Hall, 2930 Broadway (at 115 Street) Manhattan.

Free Sunday Concerts At KCC

The Kingsborough Community College Spring 2004 free concert series continues next month when the Kingsborough Stage Band, Danny Repole, conductor, will feature the sounds of the big bands in a concert at 2:30 p.m. The popular concerts will be presented on May 16 and May 23. For information call (718) 368-5596.

Musicians Wanted For Legion Band

Brass and Woodwinds...all levels needed for the American Legion Concert Band. Various functions. All welcome. For further information, call Irwin at (718) 769-2818 or Elliot at (718) 531-8130.


Asthma Walk 2004 Next Month

Join the American Lung Association’s first Asthma Walk at Battery Park, Manhattan on Sunday, June 6. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins an hour later. Join thousands for the 2.5 mile walk against the asthma epidemic, which affects more than 300,000 children and one million residents in the five boroughs. For more information and to register, visit www.alany.org or call 1-800-LUNG-USA.

Million Moms’ March Against Gun Violence On Mother’s Day, May 9

Eight children and teenagers are killed in America every day by firearms. It’s time Congress stops protecting the gun industry and starts protecting our families. It’s time to remind President Bush of his 2000 campaign promise to renew the assault weapons ban. For more information on the nominal $25 bus tickets and about distributing flyers or donating so others might go, call or e-mail: info@mmm2004.com or 1-888-989-MOMS or visit their website: www.millionmommarch.org.

Community Council Sets Breakfast Fund Raiser May 16

The 3rd Annual Fund Raising Breakfast for the 69th Precinct Community Council will take place on Sunday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club on Seaview Avenue at the foot of Paerdegat Avenue North (behind the Paerdegat Athletic Club). Donation: $15. For information and directions, call (718) 649-6844 or (718) 257-6205.

Canarsie History Fair Next Month

Officials of the Canarsie History Museum have announced the 2nd Annual Canarsie History Fair will take place on Sunday, May 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Canarsie Post 573 American Legion Hall, East 92 Street and Conklin Avenue. Highlights include neighborhood history exhibits, as well as military, transit and Fire Department displays. Free admission. For information, call (917) 880-5676.

Free English Language Classes

The Adult Literacy Program at the Brooklyn Public Library will offer free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes at various branches through June 21. For information, call (718) 832-3560, ext. 4 or 6.

Brooklyn College Class Of ’54 Reunion

The Brooklyn College class of 1954 will hold its reunion and join the commencement ceremonies as honored guests on June 3, 2004. For further information on the reunion, call (718)951-5065.


Intermediate Hebrew Reading Courses

Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie, 1880 Rockaway Parkway, is hosting a series of Intermediate Hebrew Reading classes for adults on Fridays at 9:30 p.m. For information and registration, call (718) 251-0450.


VIP/CSS Day Program For Seniors

The VIP/CSS Day Program for Seniors, located at 1310 Rockaway Parkway, a not-for-profit organization that provides support, structure and varied activities for Brooklyn seniors, has openings in its supportive day program. Exciting trips, hot lunches, physical therapy, music and art activities are just a few of their offerings for seniors who are struggling with emotional difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings or loneliness. For more information, contact Merry Nachemin or Natalie Bowen at (718) 257-3746.

Glenwood Senior Center

All seniors are invited to join the nutritional and recreational program at the Glenwood Senior Center, located at 5701 Avenue H in the Glenwood Houses complex. The program includes breakfast and lunch and offers a variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities, including arts & crafts, tai chi, aerobics, bingo, pool, field trips, computers and much more. For further information, call (718) 241-7711.

Abe Stark Senior Center

Sponsored by Millennium Development, the Abe Stark Senior Center, 103-15 Farragut Road, offers a nutritious breakfast & lunch program plus daily activities, including beginning computer time, billiards, bingo and more. Transportation provided. For information, call 1-718-272-9515.

JASA Seniors Meet At Temple Emanu-El

Come join in on the fun at Temple Emanu-El of Canarsie, 1880 Rockaway Parkway, where JASA Senior Center members meet daily. Join them for a hot lunch made in their kitchen and take part in a game of Bingo, cards and other fun activities.


Cyclones Single Game Tix On Sale

Opening Day and other single game tickets for the Brooklyn Cyclones’ season are now on sale. Fans can get their tickets in person at Keyspan Park or by calling the Shea Stadium box office at (718) 507-TIXX (8499).

Registration For Summer Baseball League

Registration for the 69th Precinct Community Council Summer Baseball League is taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. during May at the precinct station house, 9720 Foster Avenue (at Rockaway Parkway). Birth certificates are required. For further information, call (718) 257-6205.

NY Sharks — Women’s Pro Football Team

The NY Sharks Women’s Professional Football Team is currently home to 50 female football players from the tri-state area, which is ranked #1 in the country. For more information or ticket info, call (212) 645-4611.

Support Groups


Self Help for the Hard of Hearing (SHHH) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, May 13 at 11 a.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and East 27 Street. For more information, call (718) 769-6771.

NAMI Support Group

When there is mental illness in the family, the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) can help family members cope. For info, call Hattie at 1-718-375-0600.

HELP LINE Helps In Crisis

Have you ever had a crisis or problem that overwhelmed you? Have you ever felt lonesome or depressed, or even suicidal? Did you have someone to talk with? Do you wish you did? HELP LINE, a Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services program is a nonprofit telephone service program offering emotional support and information through a 24-hour hotline at (212) 532-2400. To volunteer, call (212) 684-4480

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Learning Disabled Adult Group

The Kings Bay Y, 3495 Nostrand Avenue, sponsors a learning disabled adult group that meets every Monday and Thursday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. For further information, contact Bernie Rubin at (718) 648-7703, ext. 230

JASA Friendship House

The JASA Brooklyn Friendship House, 650 Remsen Avenue, is a free program for older adults with mental health needs. Free transportation and hot kosher lunches are provided. Therapeutic support groups, music, creative arts, trips cultural programs and more! Case management services and nurse on site. For further information, call (718) 922-5079.

Single Parent Support Group

Come and join the Single Parent Support Group at the Hebrew Educational Society (HES). This professionally led mutual support group gives single parents a place to share their challenges and successes. Bring your children and have them join our children’s support group at the same time. For more information, call Orna Neutra at (718)241-3000, ext. 60.

Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support

Fairview Adult Day Care Center, 1444 East 99th Street, sponsors a support group for Alzheimer’s caregivers. Meetings are twice a month. For information, call Laura Schlatter, M.A. at (718)251-5600

Center Against Domestic Violence

Is your partner controlling you? Threatening you? Degrading you? Yelling too much? Throwing things at you? Hitting or hurting you or your children? Forcing you to do things against your will? If the answer is "yes" to any of these questions, or if you know someone that may be caught up in domestic violence, contact the CADV Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 1-718-439-1000. THEY CAN HELP!

Volunteers Needed

Interpreters Needed At Hospital

Volunteers who speak English and Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian or Chinese and are available 10 hours a week are needed at Maimonides Medical Center. For further information, call (718)283-3980.

Maimonides Needs Blood Donors

The blood bank at Maimonides Medical Center, like all blood banks in the region, is currently experiencing a severe blood shortage, especially of Type O-Positive and O-Negative blood. Other blood types are also needed. Please visit the Blood Donor Center on the 3rd floor of the administration building. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.For more information, or to arrange a blood drive, call Christine Clark at (718) 283-7179.

Youth Activities

Moscow State Circus Stars in Brighton Beach

Having completed tours of Alaska, the Hawaiian Islands, and over 100 venues on the East Coast, the Stars of the Moscow State Circus will bring its highly-acclaimed circus for the first time in Brooklyn to the Millennium Theater, 1029 Brighton Beach Avenue, Coney Island, for 13 shows, through Sunday, 9th.

Girl Scouts Meet Twice A Month

Girl Scouts hold their meetings on the first and third Sunday of every month at Mary Queen of Heaven Church’s Monsignor Burns Parish Center, East 57 Street and Avenue M in the Teen Club Room. The meetings are held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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