2004-07-08 / Community Guide

Community Guide

Two Weekly Chess Clubs
Community Guide

Two Weekly Chess Clubs

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.

Another weekly chess club meets at the Burger King Restaurant at Flatbush Avenue and Utica Avenue every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. All chess players are invited to join free of charge. For information, call (718) 968-9827.

Mill Island Civic Membership Drive

The Mill Island Civic Association has announced its 2004/05 membership drive. If you are a resident, send your $15 dues check to: Mill Island Civic Association, P.O. Box 340133, Ryder Station, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11234.

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.

Emergency Meeting

Emergency South Canarsie Board Meeting on Monday, July 26th at 7:30 pm at Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Ave. Meeting is open for Civic Activists, Canarsie Leaders & Board Members.

South Canarsie Civic Assoc. Inc. (Voice for ALL CANARSIE) Ave D to Canarsie Shore line, Ralph Ave to East 108 St. 12th Anniversary Membership Drive 2004-2005 Nov 10.

Please send comments and or $88.00 Dues to South Canarsie Civic Assoc. Inc. Voices for All Canarsie , P.O. Box 360247, Canarsie Postal Station, Brooklyn, New York, 11236. 718-251-7145 Mary Anne Sallustro, President.


The United Canarsie South Civic Association will hold a general membership meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, in the HES Building on East 95 Street off Seaview Avenue. For more information call 1-718-531-8130.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Party

On July 29 the NYC Chapter will be hosting "The Ultimate Summertime Party" aboard the Intrepid. Sea-Air-Space Museum. From 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

For info call (212) 463-7787.

Celebrate Brooklyn! Arts Festival

One of New York City’s perennial favorite summer performing arts festivals, Celebrate Brooklyn! runs throughout the summer presenting an eclectic lineup. Artists scheduled to perform this summer include; Mark Morris Dance Group (July 17); the avant-garde group, Pere Ubu (July 22); They Might Be Giants (July 30), as well as showings of such classic films as "Frankenstein" (July 29) and Sean Connery as Agent 007 in "Thunderball" (August 5).

Art Exhibit

100 Positive Images, "Washington Run Things" Brooklyn’s Largest Art Exhibit at American Legion Post: #573, 1130 East 92nd St. & Conklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Large Drawings & Paintings • Monday, August 16th, 2004. Email Artist – artlidd@yahoo.com

Cole Bros. Circus

Coming to Brooklyn, Cole Bros. Circus at Marine Park Avenue "U" West of Flatbush. Fri. July 9th, Thru Sun. July 18th showtimes: Fri 5:00 & 8:00 PM, Sat & Sun 1:30, 5:00 & 8:00 PM, Mon 5:00 & 8:00PM, Tues 5:00 & 8:00 PM, Wed 10:30 & 8:00 PM, Thur 5:00 & 8:00 PM, Fri 5:00 & 8:00 PM. Sat & Sun 1:30, 5:00 & 8:00 PM. Advance tickets on sale starting Mon., June 21st at: Kings Plaza Customer Service.

www.tickets.com or call 1-888-332-5600 for Circus info 718-252-3940.


Every Saturday 9:30 AM – 3PM. Located at New Lots Ave and Barbey St, (B15 to New Lots and Barbey, B83 to New Lots and Van Siclen, or #3 train to New Lots Ave). Will be featuring local arts & crafts, home-grown vegetable, fruits, cooked food, and so much more!

Jewish Culture Discussions

Discussions on modern Jewish Culture are held Tuesday and Thursdays at 1 p.m. at the Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue. The discussion leader is Jesse H. Plutzer. Topics are diversified and timely. For information, call (718) 241-3000.

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.

MetroCard Bus

Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (D-41st A.D.) will be bringing the special Senior Half-Fare MTA MetroCard Bus to her community office located at 3520 Nostrand Avenue (Corner of Avenue V) on Thursday, July l5th, 2004 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Seniors over 65 years of age are invited to come to her community office to obtain a Half-Fare MetroCard.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) will be on hand to take pictures and accept applications for Half-Fare Senior A temporary Half-Fare MetroCard will be issued. Proper age and photo identification, such as a Medicare Card and a driver’s license must be presented. Additionally, people can board the bus on Thursday, JuIy 15th to add money to all kinds of MetroCards.

The bus makes stops at Helene Weinstein’s office the third Thursday of the month. - Future scheduled stops include:

August 19th, - from -, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Individuals with questions about the MetroCard Program should contact Assemblywoman Weinstein’s office at: 718-648-4700.

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.

Glenwood Senior Center invites all grandparents to bring their grandchildren to Grandchildren Fridays @ the center located at 5701 Ave H for the entire summer. Call Eve Vaval. 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.

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

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 the HES at (718) 241 3000, ext. 60.

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

Self-Help Center

The New York City Self Help Center provides free, confidential telephone information and referral to people seeking self help/mutual support groups. Hundreds of different groups meet for a wide variety of concerns throughout the five boroughs.

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.

Alzheimer’s Helpline

The Alzheimer’s Association, NYC Chapter, has opened its new 24-hour helpline: 1-800-272-3900. It’s available for people living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, family members, students and professionals living with the aged.

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!

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.

Hospital Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to assist in hospitals and nursing homes in the five boroughs. If you can read a story, hold a hand, dry a tear or share a smile, you’ll be a great volunteer.

Flexible hours. Call the United Hospital Fund at (212) 675-6644 for information.

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.


Spend the summer as a Junior Ranger, ages 8-11. Call to pre-register for the Junior Ranger Experience. Space is limited. Programs run from July 6th-August 13th. Call 311 and ask for Urban Park Rangers or visit the Inwood Hill Park Nature Center or the Salt Marsh Nature Center.

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