2005-06-02 / Community Guide

Community Guide

Community Board 18 Meeting

The next regularly scheduled meeting of Community Board 18 will be held on Wednesday, June 15 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 Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Elliot at (718) 531-8130.

Gifford To Speak At FUBA Tonight

The special guest speaker at the Friends United Block Association meeting tonight will be Mayoral Candidate Gifford Miller, speaker of the New York City Council. The meeting will be held at Temple Shaare Emeth, 6012 Farragut Road (between East 78 Street and Ralph Avenue) at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

Pinkster Time At Wyckoff House

The famous Pinkster Carnival, a celebration of Afro-Dutch culture at New York’s oldest house, will be held on Saturday, June 11 from noon to 4 p.m. The free event includes games of skill and chance, raffles, entertainment and more! For information, call (718) 629-5400.

Community Council Meeting

Will Feature Top Speakers

The next meeting of the 69th Precinct Community Council will take place on Tuesday, June 28 at St. Alban’s Church, 9408 Farragut Road. For information, call (718) 257-6205.

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

Futurama Civic Association

The next meeting of the Futurama Civic Association will take place on Thursday, June 16 at Temple Hillel of Flatlands, 2164 Ralph Avenue. The group usually meets three times per year.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

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.

Community Health Fair Saturday

St. Alban’s Health Guild invites everyone to its 17th Community Health Fair on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 9408 Farragut Road (at East 94th Street). Free screenings, free mammograms (ages 40 and over – pre-registration required. Call 1-800-564-6868 to register). Participation in Tai-Chi at 10:30 a.m. (wear sneakers). For more information, call (718) 257-0706.

“Juneteenth Freedom Day” Event

Senator John Sampson has announced he will co-host, with Assemblyman Darryl Towns, a two-day “Juneteenth Freedom Day” celebration on June 10-12 at the Brownsville Recreation Center. The event celebrates the date in 1865 when the official end of slavery came for African-Americans in the U.S. The event will include a Gospel Sing-Off Friday night and many games and events from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For further information, call Sampson’s office at (718) 649-7653.

Caribbean AIDS Walk June 11

Caribbean People International Collective Inc. will sponsor its 5th Annual AIDSWalk Caribbean on Saturday, June 11 at the Flatbush/Nostrand Junction. Registration begins at 10 a.m. For information, call (718) 282-WALK

Breukelen Father’s Day Event

A meeting geared to enlighten fathers in the Breukelen Houses community — and beyond — and sponsored by the Breukelen Tenants Association, will be held on Friday, June 17 (that’s the Friday before Father’s Day). Come and get the “truth” to help with the challenges of being a connected father in 2005 and beyond. Keynote speaker will be Brother Minister Kevin Muhammed. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Breukelen Community Center, 715 East 105 Street. For information, call (718) 812-5927 or (718) 922-6287.

“Adventures NYC” At Marine Pk.

Explore and help maintain Marine Park on Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the first annual Adventures NYC citywide event as Urban Park Rangers host a voluntary restoration of Marine Park and a discussion on orienteering a treasure hunt.. The agenda includes learning how to use a compass and map. For more information on Adventures NYC, call 311.

Carnegie Hall “Replant Haiti” Concert

A concert to support reforestation projects in Haiti will take place on Friday, June 10 from 8 to 10 p.m. at Carnegie Hall in Manhattan. Tickets are available by calling the box office at (212) 247-7800. For further information, call (917) 769-8986.

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 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.

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. For further information, call (718) 241-3683. Raindate for the Open House is the following day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Glenwood Senior Center invites all grandparents to bring their grandchildren to Grandchildren Fridays at the center. Call Eve Vaval. For further information, call (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. 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.

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.

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