The Garden Apprentice Program (GAP) at Brooklyn Botanic Garden is a great way for teens to learn about urban agriculture and the environment while working in one of the most exciting public gardens in the world! Apprentices can work their way up the four-tier program, potentially earning a paid position as Senior Apprentice.
If you enjoy getting your hands dirty and want to work with other teens, GAP may be for you.
Apprentices make a nine-month commitment to GAP, from March to November, which includes spring training, summer programming, and a weekly commitment throughout the academic year. See the tier descriptions for more information and application links. For more information, please email email@example.com.
Applications are due December 4. More information here.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11213
- Meeting Call to order
- Roll Call
- PUBLIC HEARING ITEM:
Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2015. Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.
- Acceptance of Minutes
- Action Items: Utica Avenue Bus and Safety Project, Housing Committee, SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee, Transportation
- Report from the following committees: Aging/Health, Career Building, Economic Development, Education, Environment/Sanitation, Parks, Public Safety, Youth & Family Services
- Old Business/New Business
- Public Comments/Announcements
At the request of Crow Hill, the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is conducting an experiment at the intersection of Franklin Ave. and Sterling Pl. to help our community decide whether we want fewer public trash baskets or more baskets.
This is a controversial topic: Some believe that more trash baskets bring more trash; others believe that we need more trash baskets to handle all the activity along Franklin Ave. We need your input so that together we can decide what’s best for our community.
During this first phase, DSNY has removed all trash baskets from Franklin Ave. and Sterling Pl. until Oct. 25th. During Phase 2, we’ll go back to two baskets; during Phase 3, we will have four baskets.
Use the simple form below to record your trash observations. During the experiment, we need everybody’s help monitoring Franklin and Sterling and the nearby blocks and intersections.
Forward the form on to your neighbors, as well. Feel free to record one observation or 100, it’s best just to record every day observations—good, bad, or otherwise—whenever you happen to find yourself on Franklin, anywhere between St. Johns and Park Pl.
After the experiment is over, we will share the results from our observations and DSNY’s observations. We will also survey the community before any decisions are made about increasing or decreasing the number of trash bins along Franklin Ave.
Contact Judy Bartlett at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/concerns.
Game On Brooklyn is hosting a free BBQ and basketball clinic this weekend.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
St. Francis de Sales School For the Deaf
260 Eastern Parkway (at Classon)
12 – 5PM
Free basketball clinic for kids 5 – 10 years old from 2 – 4PM. Arrive at 1:30PM with a parent/guardian to register for the clinic.
More info at gobrooklyn.org.
Wednesday, June 5, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
P.S.9, 80 Underhill Avenue
(Between Bergen Street and St. Marks Avenue.)
Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Crown Heights North Association and the Crow Hill Association for a discussion of issues affecting our communities with the candidates who hope to be the next City Council member representing the 35th District. Come and hear where the candidates stand on issues important to you.
Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Jesse Hamilton, F. Richard Hurley, and Jelani Mashariki will answer questions submitted by community members. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center.
Residents and business owners of Crow Hill, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights are encouraged to submit and vote for questions for the forum online using Google Moderator.
We look forward to seeing you on June 5!
The Crown Heights West Rezoning proposal will be discussed for the third time at CB 8′s Housing/ULURP Committee meeting on Thursday May 2, 2013, 6:30 p.m. at CenterLight Health Systems/CNR, 727 Classon Ave @ Park Place.
Written comments are invited and can be faxed ahead to the Board office at 718-778-2979, or emailed to email@example.com.
The Public Hearing on the proposal will be held Thursday, May 9, 2013 during the regularly scheduled full Board meeting that starts at 6:30 p.m. The meeting willl be held at Berean Missionary Baptist Church, 1635 Bergen Street, corner of Rochester Avenue, Brooklyn, N.Y.
If you live in Brooklyn or have served in the US Armed Forces, you’ll be the first in line for consideration, though all registered candidates will be considered.
More information here.
77th Precinct Toy Drive
CHCA President Eve Porter is spearheading the annual 77th Precinct Council toy drive for kids in the shelters in the confines of the 77 Precinct and others in need.
If you would like to contribute, drop off toys for kids ages 2-12 at the Precinct.
127 Utica Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11213
The gifts will be given to the kids on December 8th 11am – 4pm at St. Teresa’s church on Sterling Pl. and Classon Ave. All are invited to attend.
It Takes a Village Toy Drive
It Takes a Village! will be running a holiday toy drive for Kianga House on Sunday, December 9 from 3-6 p.m.
Kianga house is a 22 year old transitional family shelter located at 1504 Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights. Residents are young women, 18-24 years of age, who are pregnant or parenting an infant or toddler.
Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy for a child age 0-4. Kianga House could also always use baby clothes (0-12 mo), hats and gloves, non-perishable foods, twin sized bed linins, blankets, sheets, towels and toiletries.
Please bring your donations to the Village, located at 721 Franklin Avenue, on Sunday, December 9.
The Village will also be holding their first annual holiday bake sale during this time. Stop by to enjoy some home baked goods – all proceeds will benefit the Village.
The EMPIRE STATE DEVELOPMENT in conjunction with BROOKLYN COMMUNITY BOARDS 2, 6 & 8 invite you to an informational meeting on the design of “B2″, the first residential building at Atlantic Yards, which will be 50% affordable. Representatives of the developer will make a presentation and answer questions.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Brooklyn Borough Hall – Courtroom
209 Joralemon St., Brooklyn
For more information contact Arana Hankin, Director, Atlantic Yards Project at AtlanticYards@esd.ny.gov.
Please note: This meeting will present the design for the new building, no applications will be taken for the affordable housing.
Wondering Around Wandering’s three-month residency is coming to an end. They are shutting down their converted 7,000 sqft art experience and inviting friends to join them in closing the house down with one final night of creation and celebration.
Tuesday, November 20
$25 Advance General Admission ($30 at the door)
$50 VIP Admission (7PM entry with special perks)
Tickets include complimentary bar all night long!
Dress Code: Fix up, look sharp!
BUY TICKETS HERE!
MENAHAN STREET BAND (with acclaimed Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalists Homer Steinweiss, Brenneck, Nick Movshon, Dave Guy and Leon Michels)
OWEN AND THE EYEBALLS (with internationally acclaimed illustrators Andrew Rae, Jim Stoten, Nick White and Owen Gildersleeve)
HINTS (with Brooklyn-based artists Matthew Fisher, Garrett Morin and Wyeth Hansen)
FLOWERS AND BOUTENIERRES:
We’ve joined forces with Daptone Records and Menahan Street Band to dedicate the evening to Hurricane Sandy Relief efforts. Ticket proceeds and 25% of all artwork and gallery store sales will benefit New York Cares. To learn more about New York Cares relief efforts or to learn how you can volunteer your time to help visit: www.newyorkcares.org.