The 2014 Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade


The Crow Hill Community Association is happy to announce our annual Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade.

Date: This Saturday, October 25th

Time: 3:30pm

Where: Starting and ending at the Walt Shamel Dean North Community Garden, located at 1096 Dean St.

For more information, check out this flyer and please tell everyone you know!

CHCA Craft Fair This Sunday!


“Shop The Block” is back this Sunday after a remarkable turnout last month!

Come one! Come all! Meet local artisans from the neighborhood, some of who were present at the last Craft Fair, but others who were not.

When: Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 – 6:00

Where: Franklin Ave, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place


CHCA Clothing Drive


Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave.

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a neighborhood–based agency providing a wide range of social welfare, health, education, vocational, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth and families in New York city.

Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional.

When: Saturdays during September, from 12 noon to 3pm

Where: In front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, drop offs can take place on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up.

Donations: New/Slightly used men’s and women’s clothing.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank at 718-230-1447.

America’s National Night Out Against Crime


On Tuesday, August 5th, the 77th Precinct Community Council along with the 77th Precinct and Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott Commanding Officer will host the 31st Annual “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” Event.

For the past 31 years this National event has brought thousands together in support of the fight for a safer community. This is the third year that Save Latin America Inc. will join them in bringing additional health services to our community and working together to strengthen neighborhood spirit. National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year‘s Health Fair will continue to include Mammogram and Dental screenings and Free Children Identification cards from 11AM – 4PM along with their yearly entertainment in place for children throughout the day. They look forward to your attendance for a day of family fun, food and most of all health awareness.

When: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Brower Park (located on Park Place between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues)

Crow Hill Craft Fair: “Shop The Block”


Hello Neighbors,

We want to let you know that on Sunday, August 3, we will sponsor a “Shop The Block” Craft Fair on Franklin Ave., between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place.

The street WILL NOT be closed to traffic. The vendors will have their tables placed on the sidewalk in front of your residence. All of the vendors will either live in our community, or live in Brooklyn.

The Crow Hill Community Craft Fair’s mission is to build community by supporting Brooklyn based artisans as they promote their craftworks, while giving friends, neighbors, and other folks an opportunity to socialize and support the local economy.

Participation fees raised from the craft fair directly benefit the Crow Hill Community Association.

If you are a craftsman, or artisan, and would like to participate, please download an application below and email it to us at CHCCRAFTFAIR@ GMAIL.COM.

We are also in need of some 6 feet long folding tables. If you have any to provide or have any questions concerning this event please, feel free to contact CHCA President Frank Esquilin at 718-230-1447.

When: Sunday, August 3rd from 12pm – 6pm

Where: Franklin Avenue between St. Johns Place and Sterling Place

CHCA Craft Fair Application

Community News & Updates in Crow Hill and Beyond


Saturday, May 24 – Monday, May 26, 2014
Click below for the DANCE AFRICA 2014 schedule of events.

Monday, May 26, 2014 – 7pm
Featuring:  Choeur Notre Dame Du Grace from the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Sponsor: Frank Haye & the Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
Bedford Central Presbyterian Church
1200 Dean St. @ Nostrand Ave. - Bklyn

Sunday, May 25th & Sunday June 1st - 11am
The Brooklyn Community Church in Fort Greene will be collecting new and gently-used clothing for adult male and female residents of the Auburn Shelter, which is also in Fort Greene.

For more information call (718)622-4500.

Friday, May 30, 2014 * 10am – 12noon
Parents and prospective students are welcome to attend
a free breakfast and tour of Brooklyn Tech High School from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For more information, you may contact the office of State Senator Velmanette Montgomery at (718)643-6140.

Friday, May 30, 2014 (Deadline)
The Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership’s Young Entrepreneur Mentorship Program (YEMP) and the Alice Mann Center’s Teens That Mean Business (TTMB) are
consolidating resources for the 2014 summer apprentice program.

The program runs from Tuesday, July 8th – Friday August 22nd.
If you know of a teenager who may be interested in the program, email for more info.

Saturday, May 31, 2014  * 1pm – 3pm
Hepatitis C: Know the Facts Workshop
Testing & information on transmission and treatment.
Light Refreshments will be provided
Sponsor: Emmanuel Baptist Church
36 St. James Pl. near Lafayette Ave. – Bklyn

CB8 General Meeting – Thursday, April 10th



DATE: Thursday, April 10, 2014

PLACE: CNR-Center Light Health Care
727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Correspondence
5. Ms. Kirsten Defur from the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will make a brief presentation detailing the services provided by the unit.

6. Mr. Gerard Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator for Neighborhood Housing Services of Bed-Stuy (NHS) will make a presentation on NHS’s services

7. Hearing to remove Mr. Phu Duong and Ms. Marlene Saunders (charges against each to be read at meeting to give the cited members an opportunity to respond).

8. Action Items

a. Housing/ULURP Committee
b. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
c. Transportation Committee

9. Reports from the following committees:

Economic Development
Public Safety
Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Comments/Announcements
12. Adjournment

CHCA Scholars Program


School work can be hard, and while it pays off in the long run, the merchants within the Crow Hill community would like to reward five students in the neighborhood immediately, through the CHCA Scholars Program.

To be eligible, students have to fill out an application, list three exams on which they received a 100% within a month of the last Crow Hill Meeting (the third Tuesday of every month excluding the summer), and drop it off at Lily & Fig (727 Franklin Avenue) with a signature from the student and a parent. Then we will draw five names at random from all the applicants the day before each Crow Hill Community Association meeting and call the winners who will then receive a reward the next day, at the monthly Crow Hill Community Association meeting. Please attach the exams (or a copy) referenced on the application as well.

Applications can be downloaded from our website (below) or picked up at our monthly meetings.

Student Applications:

For any merchant that wants to participate, you can download a form below:


Election Results



From left to right: outgoing VP Stacy Sheffey, incoming VP Paul Carson, incoming Secretary Josh Thompson, outgoing Project Manager Susan Boyle, outgoing President Evangeline Porter, incoming Project Manager Constance Nugent, incoming Treasurer Joanna Crispe, and incoming President Frank Esquilin. Photo courtesy of Trish Tchume

Elections for the Crow Hill Community Association Executive Board took place on Tuesday, February 18th and all five candidates were elected. After election results became official, outgoing president (and founding member) Evangelyn Porter gave the new board her blessing along with some words of wisdom. The remainder of the old Board that were present then joined her to take a photo with the new Board.

The following Saturday, February 22nd, the new Board met to choose officers. Frank Esquilin was voted in as President, Paul Carson was voted in as Vice President, Josh Thompson was voted in as Secretary, Joanna Crispe was voted in as Treasurer, and Constance Nugent was voted in as Project Manager. Please join us in wishing the new Board the best and thanking all those before us who made the Crow Hill Community Association such a strong and successful entity.