GO: the Open Studio Weekend sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum
was a huge success in Crown Heights
Those who participated in GO, saw local artist’s work, participated in community building and helped to put our neighborhood on the art radar!!!
Even if you weren’t able to make it out in person, you can still get a feeling for what some of your neighbors are making by reading these posts:
We had great pre-game press from I Love Franklin Avenue:
And a fabulous post-game write up featuring a number of Crow Hill artists; from the art blog: Hyperallergic: GO Crown Heights: Away from the Hype
Look at all the open studios in Crow Hill alone:
Screening of The Interrupters
Saturday May 12th
(rain date Sunday May 13)
at the Crow Hill Community Garden
730 Franklin Avenue
(between Park & Sterling Place)
Garden opens at 7:15
seating limited to the first 30 people
Film starts at 8:15
Please bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on
The violence interrupter program is the model on which S.O.S. Crown Heights is based.
Alan James, S.O.S.’s manager will introduce the film and talk about the success of violence interruption in our community.
Print and post flier
About The Interrupters
The Interrupters is an award wining documentary about three Violence Interrupters who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they once employed. From acclaimed director Steve James and bestselling author Alex Kotlowitz, this film is an unusually intimate journey into the stubborn, persistence of violence in our cities.
This is a chance to meet the judges who will be on the 2012 ballot
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Teen Challenge Center
444 Clinton Ave.
6:30 – 8pm
2012 Civil Court Candidates:
Ms. Lizette Colon, Esq.
Hon. Robin Garson (Civil Court Judge)
Hon. Wavny Toussaint (Acting Supreme Court Judge)
Mr. Craig Walker, Esq.
Sponsors:Olanike Alabi & the 57th A.D. Democratic Organization
Brooklyn Public Library is having a Financial Empowerment Fair
Growing Dollars and $ense
on the Plaza at the Central Library: 10 Grand Army Plaza
April 21 10:30 – 3:00. more info
This is a great opportunity to learn about a host of resources and organizations equipped to help individuals with concerns about their finances, businesses that want to improve their credit or people young and old that want to make the most of their money by getting sound advice. Workshops, counseling sessions and exhibits all day.
State Senator Eric Adams in conjunction with Central Brooklyn Elected Officials will sponsor an “Oldies but Goodies” concert featuring The Panache All Star Band
Thursday, April 26th
2pm at Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway.
For free tickets, contact the Office of Senator Adams at (718 )284-4700.
Date: Saturday, April 7th 2012
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Crow Hill Community Garden – 730 Franklin Avenue
Help Ground Up Designers build the framework for the Art Not Arrests project. This event will satisfy all urges to get dirty, use power tools, and play outside. We’ll be there both Saturday and Sunday, come help out if you can! Food and beverages will be served. Zip-cuffs will be availible to be decorated and added to the installation at the event.
Please RSVP on the Facebook Event.
Date: Saturday, March 24th 2012
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Crow Hill Community Garden – 730 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Come help Lana & Kristen clean up the garden, level out the ground, and get the site ready for construction the following weekend. It’ll be fun!
Please RSVP on the Facebook Event.
Check the ArtNotArrests site for future events including the Art Not Arrests Construction & Project Launch! on Saturday, March 31st & Sunday April 1st 2012
If you are interested in making a difference in our community
PLEASE attend this meeting
Monday, March 26, 2012 –
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Hope City Empowerment Center
650-656 Washington Ave
click image to print as a flier which you can post in your building
Date: Saturday, March 17, 2012
Time: 4 PM – 6 PM
Reading and Book Signing with Nikky Finney, poet and author of Head Off & Split
Co-Sponsored by The Brooklyn Public Library and Northwestern University Press
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11236
For more information, call the Brooklyn Public Library at 718-230-2100
Nikky Finney is the author of four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round (2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). A professor of English and creative writing at the University of Kentucky, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and cofounded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split, was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.
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