Update on GO

 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:go crow hill

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Art Not Arrests Kick Off Event

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.


Judicial Candidates Forum

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

Financial Empowerment Fair

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.


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.

Rally For Interfaith

Thursday March 29th
1545 Atlantic Ave (btwn Troy & Albany)

Demonstration to support Interfaith Medical Center

For more info: 718-600-4292 or 917-972-3924

Call Gov. Cuomo: 212-681-4580 & 518-474-8390 to stop the hospital closings


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

“How can I get involved?”

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

‘Berkeley to Brooklyn’

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


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.