2005-05-12 / Community Guide

Community Guide

  • Community Board 18 Meeting
  • The next regularly scheduled meeting of Community Board 18 will be held on Wednesday, May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Kings Plaza Community Room, Flatbush Avenue and Avenue V. For information, call (718) 241-0422.

    United Canarsie South Civic

    The next meeting of the United Canarsie South Civic Association will take place at the HES, East 95 Street and Seaview Avenue on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Elliot at (718) 531-8130.

    Community Council Meeting

    Will Feature Top Speakers

    The next meeting of the 69th Precinct Community Council will take place on Tuesday, May 31 at St. Alban’s Church, 9408 Farragut Road. Special speakers for the meeting will be Ellen Panzer, Doctor of Sports Medicine for children. A recruiter for the U.S. Coast Guard will also speak. For information, call (718) 257-6205.

    Community Awards Ceremony

    At Informed Voices Civic Meeting

    The Informed Voices Civic Association and Canarsie Youth Association invites the community to their Fifth Annual Community Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17 at 8 p.m. at the St. Jude School Auditorium, 1696 Canarsie Road. Many local residents will be honored for their worthy contributions to the community. A free buffet will be available after the ceremony and civic association meeting. For further information, call (718) 877-9100.

    Glenwood Houses Tenants

    The next meeting of the Glenwood Houses Tenants Association will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center, 5816 Farragut Road. The guest speaker will be Douglas Apple, general manager of the NYC Housing Authority. For information, call (718) 451-0757.


    The next meeting of SHHH — Self Help for the Hard of Hearing — will be held today, Thursday, May 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and East 27th Street. For more information, call (718) 769-67771.

    Past Lives, Dreams And Soul Travel

    Begin an exciting new adventure by attending a free, four-week class based on “Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel” by Harold Klemp, spiritual leader of Eckankar, Religion of the Light and Sound of God. Learn to recall past-life lessons for help today. Find guidance in dreams and discover your natural ability to Soul Travel home to God. The class is held Thursdays, May 12, 19, 26, and June 2 at the Brooklyn College Student Center, Campus Road and East 27th Street. For further information, call (212) 475-2061.

    School Dist. 22 Awards Ceremony

    Community District 22 Education Council will hold its PA/PTA Appreciation Awards ceremony and meeting on Tuesday, May 17, at 8 p.m. at P.S. 251, 1037 East 54 Street. For more information, call (718) 968-6111.

    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 and on Sundays at 7 p.m.. Beginners to advanced players are welcome. For details, call (718) 251-1900.

    Another weekly chess club meets at the Burger King at Flatbush Avenue and Utica Avenue every Wednesday from 7:30 to 11 p.m. 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.

    HES Music School Recital

    The music school at the Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, will hold a recital on Sunday, June 5 at noon. For further information, call Irina at (718) 241-3000, ext. 34.

    Meyer Levin’s “Tap Dance Kid”

    Meyer Levin Intermediate School 285, 5909 Beverly Road, will present “The Tap Dance Kid” on May 26, June 2 and June 3 in the school auditorium. All performances start at 7 p.m. For ticket information, call (718) 451-2200.

    History Series At Canarsie Pier

    Join a National Park Ranger for an in-depth look at the natural and cultural history of Canarsie and its relation to Jamaica Bay on Saturdays, June 4, July 2, and August 6 at 2 p.m. The program will explore the ecology of the bay and help explain current National Park Service stewardship efforts there. Meet at the Ranger station. For information, call (718) 338-3827.

    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.

    Canarsie Bridges Festival, Health Fair

    Great fun for the whole family will be yours for the asking at the Canarsie Bridges Community Festival and Health Fair on Sunday, May 15 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the H.E.S, 9502 Seaview Avenue, with the events being held across the street at St. Jude’s Place. There will be free rides, hot dogs, refreshments, balloons, games and fun, fun, fun, with entertainment too! Awards will be given to the winners of the “We Are All Canarsie” essay contest too!

    Kayaking, Canoeing, Rowing &

    Sailing At Canoe Club Open House

    The Sebago Canoe Club, 1400 Paerdegat Avenue North (at Avenue N) will present an Open House on Saturday, June 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come and see for yourself how much fun it is to paddle around beautiful Jamaica Bay. Sebago also will give free paddling excursions to the public every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon starting June 4. For further information, call (718) 241-3683. Raindate for the Open House is the following day.

    Adult Workshops At HES

    Some of the workshops for adults at the Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, include Makeup Application, Belly Dancing and more. For further information, call Sarit at (718) 241-3000, ext. 31.

    Canarsie History Fair

    The Canarsie History Museum will present its 3rd Annual Canarsie History Exhibit on Sunday, June 5 at the American Legion Canarsie Post 573 Hall, East 92 Street and Conklin Avenue from noon to 4 p.m. Officials have announced they are accepting applications for their board of directors, a voluntary post, either at the exhibit or by calling (917) 880-5676.

    “Kitten Kaboodle” Cat Rescue

    The city’s Animal Care & Control Adoption Centers have announced an urgent need to place an abundance of rescued cats and kittens. Therefore, from now through June 30, 2005, they are featuring a major reduction in adoption fees. For requirements and other information, call (212) 788-4000.

    Summer Baseball Registration

    The 69th Precinct Community Council has announced they will be signing up applicants for the Summer Baseball Season every Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. now through June 8. Locations will be at the 69th Precinct station house at 9720 Foster Avenue (at Rockaway Parkway) and the H.E.S., East 95th Street and Seaview Avenue. Age groups run from 5 to 12 years old. Birth certificates required. There is a $60 fee, with $25 refunded with sale of raffle tickets. Officials say managers and coaches are needed.

    “Take Your Base” Cancer Walk

    Take some very meaningful steps with the Brooklyn Cyclones and the American Cancer Society as they hold the “Take Your Base” Cancer Walk on Sunday, May 22” at 11 a.m. in Coney Island. Pre-registration is welcome, but you can also sign up starting at 10 a.m. on the backfield at KeySpan Park. For registration information, call (718) 449-8497.

    Looking For Footballers

    The New York City Falcons is an expansion team to the North American Football League. They are looking for players, age 18 and older and with football experience, who are interested in playing organized football. If interested, contact General Manager Clint Milfort at MRMILKFORT@aol.com or call (917)417-7515. The team’s Web site is http://eteamz.com/NYCfalcons or you can check out the league’s Web site at www.NAFL.org.

    Council Fund Raising Breakfast

    The 69th Precinct Community Council will hold its 4th Annual Fundraising Breakfast on Sunday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at the Midget Squadron Yacht Club, 1500 Paerdergat Avenue North. For information or directions, call (718) 649-6844 or (718) 257-6205.

    “Queer Eye” Looking For Neighbors

    “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” is looking to makeover NEIGHBORS. Both candidates must be male, between the ages of 25-45 and live within 30 miles of New York City. If this is something you’d like to do, then please e-mail: crodriguez@thequeereye.com. Briefly tell us why you and you neighbor want to be on the show, what Fab 5 can do for you, and if you have any big events coming up. Include recent photos, your address and contact information.

    Students Health/Safety Fair

    Officials of Region 6 Community School District 18 have announced there will be a Safe Schools/Healthy Students Health & Safety Fair on Saturday, June 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Canarsie Beach Park (Seaview Park) between East 82 and East 88 Streets. There will be demonstrations by EMS and Fire Department personnel, as well as entertainment, information booths, prizes and food. The event is free.

    Haiti’s Flag Day Festival In

    Monroe Cohen Park May 22

    On Sunday, May 22, Haiti’s Flag Day celebration will take place from noon to 10 p.m. at Monroe Cohen Park, East 108 Street and Seaview Avenue. The event will feature entertainment, dance exhibitions, rides, games, a fashion show and special performances by the Haitian Mass Choir and Gospel groups. For information, call (917) 553-3510, (718) 781-2859 or (718) 444-1666.

    “Walk The Walk” For Kidney Group

    Be among thousands of New Yorkers who will participate in the three-mile walk in Prospect Park Brooklyn to raise awareness for organ and tissue donation hosted by the Kidney Urology Foundation of America (KUFA). “Walk the Walk” will take place on Saturday, May 21 at 15th Street/Prospect Park West. Sign-in starts at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 11 a.m.

    Kingsbrook’s Diabetes Walk

    The Brooklyn Diabetes Task Force of the Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center Diabetes Self-Management Center has announced they will hold their 3rd Annual Diabetes Walk For Health on Saturday, June 18, at Bartel Lot in Prospect Park with registration beginning at 9 a.m. The Walk will take place at 10:30 a.m. For further information, call the Hotline at (877) 473-4100.

    Computer Workshops

    The Hebrew Educational Society, 9502 Seaview Avenue, presents morning and evening classes for their Computer Workshops, including Internet, Windows, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and Photoshop. Each workshop is two hours. For further information, call Sarit at (718) 241-3000, ext. 31.

    Summer Youth Employment Program

    Attention parents and youths ages 14-18 — Register now for the Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications are available until May 16. Call the Italian American League at (718) 642-2180 in Starrett City for more information.

    Computer Training For Adults

    The Brotherhood Christian Life Community Center, 9626 Avenue N, will offer free computer courses that train and educate adults in basic computer software. For information, call (718) 531-0932.

    Adult English As

    2nd Language Course

    The Brotherhood Christian Life Community Center offers free English as a Second Language classes to people who are of Caribbean, Latin American, Eastern European, Asian and African origin who do not speak English. They provide ESL education to all who want to improve their speaking, reading and writing skills in the English language. For more information, call (718) 531-0932.

    Get Free Or Low-Cost Mammogram

    Adelphi NY Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline is reaching out to New Yorkers and asking them to urge their loved ones to get mammograms. 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.

    Kingsborough’s Author Series

    Kingsborough Community College will continue its free women’s author series on May 17 with Nicola Kraus and Emma McLaughlin. All presentations are free and will commence at 7 p.m. in the MAC Playhouse. For information, call (718) 368-5051.

    Seddio Welcomes MetroCard Bus

    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.

    Weinstein Welcomes MetroBus Too

    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.

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

    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.

    Senior Center At Temple Emanu-El

    If you are 60 years or older and would like to join other seniors for a hot lunch made in our kitchen, exercise, arts & crafts, painting and parties, call (718) 451-0779.

    JASA Senior Center At HES

    Join seniors who are 60 years or older for painting, crafts, current events, creative writing, line dancing, yoga, sing-a-long, choral group, parties and trips. For information, call (718) 251-3700.

    JASA Brooklyn Friendship House

    A Social Adult Day Program, funded by the Department of Health, offers a program of exercise, music, socialization, creative activities, support groups and games in a warm, friendly environment. Located at 650 Remsen Avenue, open to seniors, 55+ who struggle with mental health issues. Kosher lunch and transportation provided. For more information, call (718) 922-5079.

    Self-Help For 40+

    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.

    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 at the center. Call Eve Vaval. 718-241-7711.

    Divorce Support Group

    The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services (JBFCS) will hold a Divorce Support Group workshop serving the newly-single and their children on May 12 at the Park Slope Jewish Center, 8th Avenue and 14th Street, Brooklyn. For additional information or to register, call (212) 399-2685, ext. 219.

    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.

    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 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.

    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. The New York Self-Help Center is a joint program of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and the Graduate School and University Center/CUNY. For information, phone (212) 586-5770.

    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.

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

    Volunteer To Help Readers

    Reach Out And Read, a national group that promotes early literacy by bringing books and advice about the importance of reading into the pediatric exam room, is looking for volunteer high school students to read to children and give appropriate advice to parents about reading aloud with their child. If you would like to volunteer, call (718) 780-2526 or write to: Thomas Lione; ROR Program Coordinator; Long Island College Hospital; Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201.

    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.

    “Samaritan” Volunteers Needed

    Help others while improving your own personal and professional communications skills. The non-religious Samaritans seek caring and responsible people who can follow directions and are available one weekday morning or afternoon a week and one overnight per month to volunteer on their 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Must be at least 21. Call (212) 673-3041 for an interview.

    Donate Some Yarn

    Knit-Net: Scarves For The Homeless is seeking new and used yarn donations. Pickups in some parts of Brooklyn can be arranged. The organization is entering its 7th year supplying crib blankets, lap blankets, hats and mittens to homeless shelters for adults and children. For further information, call (718) 680-4084.

    Hospitals Need Volunteers

    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.

    Volunteers Needed

    For Anti-Bias Program

    The Retired & Senior Volunteer Program invites seniors to join its Prejudice Reduction Program team of volunteers, serving kindergarten through fifth grade children. For more information and to learn about volunteer opportunities in Brooklyn, call (718) 624-2853.

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