2004-10-28 / Community Guide

Community Guide

Mill Island Civic To Meet 10/28

The Mill Island Civic Association has announced its first meeting of the season will be held on Thursday, October 28 at 8 p.m. at P.S. 236, 6302 Avenue U.

South Canarsie Civic Meeting Nov. 8

The next meeting of the South Canarsie Civic Association will take place on Monday, November 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Breukelen Houses Community Room, 715 East 105 Street (between Glenwood Road and Flatlands Avenue). SCCA President Mary Anne Sallustro says “many” elected officials will be on hand and a number of subjects will be discussed. For more information, call (718) 251-7145.

Mill Basin Civic Meeting

The next meeting of the Mill Basin Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, November 9 at 8 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 5601 Avenue N.

United Canarsie South Civic Meetings

The next meeting of the United Canarsie South Civic Association will take place on Tuesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the HES, Seaview Avenue and East 95 Street. The civic group, which covers the area west of Rockaway Parkway and south of Seaview Avenue, meets the second Tuesday of each month.

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.

Canasta Players Wanted

The Brooklyn Canasta Club now meets six days a week at various locations to play either Classic or American Canasta. There are openings in most groups, but reservations are needed, since space is limited. For information, call (718) 680-4084.

Musicians Wanted

Brass and woodwinds (all levels) needed for American Legion Concert Band. You don’t have to be a Legionnaire to be in the band. For information, call Irwin at (718) 769-2818 or Elliot at (718) 531-8130.

In-School Education/

Employment Program

Attention parents and youths ages 14-18 — Register now for the 2004-05 In-School Youth Education/Employment Program. We offer “free” after-school academic classes with bonus money, exciting field trips and career workshops. Call the Italian American League at (718) 642-2180 in Starrett City.

Kristalnacht Observance

Fred Marguiles, a survivor of Kristalnacht, will be the guest speaker at a special Kristalnacht service at Temple Sholom, 2075 East 68 Street on Tuesday, November 9 at 7 p.m. For information, call (718) 251-0370.

Synagogue Food Drive

For City Harvest

City Harvest is conducting its annual Food Drive, with plans to collect an estimated 23,000 pounds of needed food from area synagogues and deliver it to community food programs. For information on organizing a food drive, log on to www.city harvest.org or call (917) 351-8700. To make a donation, call 1-800-77HARVEST.

Canarsie Brotherhood Night

The Canarsie Brotherhood Night, sponsored by the Canarsie Lions Club, will be held on Monday, November 22 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 9719 Flatlands Avenue. According to Lions Club President Josephine Bolus, the emphasis this year is on the youths of Canarsie. For further information, call (718) 763-5633.

“Black Church Means

Business” Conference

The Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jamaica Business Resource Center and the New York Christian Times will present a conference entitled “The Black Church Means Business” on Monday, November 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, Downtown Brooklyn. For reservations, call (718) 638-6397.

Historic House Dedication Nov. 6 To

Be Followed By Tour Of Old Canarsie

The public is invited to a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 when the Canarsie Historical Society will present a plaque to Frank Seddio, owner of the house at the southeast corner of East 93 Street and Flatlands Avenue, which will turn 100 years old that day.

Following the Seddio House ceremony, there will be a Historic Tour of Old Canarsie at 10:30 a.m. to start at Grace Church, East 92 Street between avenues J and K conducted by Charles Dono and Ira Kluger, co-presidents of the Canarsie Historical Society. Kluger says the tour will finish at about 1:30 p.m. at the Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum, Clarendon Road and Ralph Avenue. For further information, call (718) 531-0886.

Family Fall Festival At HES Nov. 7

The Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, will, present its annual Family Fall Festival on Sunday, November 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Featuring a full “fun time” for youths, the festival will also highlight Juggler Supreme Jay Green, and Exotic Pet Show, food, balloons and a wonderful time for all! For more information, call Sarit at (718) 241-3000.

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 the third Thursday of every month from 10:00 a.m.- 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 MetroCards. 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 to add money to all kinds of MetroCards.

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

Seddio Welcomes MetroCard

Bus To His Office

The MetroCard Bus will be at Assemblyman Frank Seddio’s district office, 2424 Ralph Avenue between Avenue N and Avenue O, from 10 AM till 12 PM on the third Friday of every month as a regular service to area residents. The Assemblyman’s staff will also be available to help anyone with other problems.

The district office is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM to assist local residents. For further information call 718-968-2770.

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.

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.

Support Group For

Jewish Women With MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, NYC Chapter, is offering a phone support group for Orthodox Jewish women with MS. The group is free and is an opportunity for people with MS to learn more about the disease, treatments and support services. The phone group meets each Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. for 14 weeks. Participants are called in their own homes in area codes 212, 718, 646, 347 and 917. No special equipment is needed. To register, or for more information, call (212) 463-7787, extension 3057.


Forty Plus of New York, a self-help organization, welcomes managers and professionals who are looking for work. Since 1939, thousands of members have used their Forty Plus skills and techniques to land worthwhile jobs. To arrange an orientation and tour of the Forty Plus offices on Seventh Avenue, telephone 212-947-4230.


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 non-profit 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. Phone (212) 586-5770.


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.

Kingsbrook Depression Seminar

As part of its community health and wellness education outreach, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center will host a free public seminar today, Thursday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Briger 4 Conference Room in the center’s main campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue (between Rutland Road and Winthrop Street). If you or someone you know can benefit from this free seminar, you are encouraged to attend. Please call (718) 604-5062 to RSVP.

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 casesd of domestic violence, contact the CADV Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 1-718-439-1000. THEY CAN HELP!

Free Or Low-Cost Mammogram

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Those low income women who feel they may not be able to 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.

October Blood Drive

During October, Brooklyn/Staten Island Blood Services will conduct its final blood drive at the following location and date:

Lions Club at Starrett City Community Center, Starrett at Spring Creek, 1540 Van Siclen Avenue on Saturday, October 30.

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