5/20 Event: Guns Down, Life Up

Kings County Hospital invites you to their Annual Guns Down, Life Up Violence Prevention Program and Resource Fair on Saturday, May 20th from 10AM to 1PM.

Come and bring a friend or family member to hear experts, become educated and involved in: community resources, college preparedness, developmental activities, healthy body and healthy mind discussions, health screenings, sports, scholarship opportunities, and violence prevention.

The event will be held at Kings County Hospital, T Building Auditorium, 2nd floor, 689 New York Avenue (enter on Clarkson Avenue), Brooklyn, NY.

For more information, call 718-245-3228 or 718-245-7279. You can also email: wallacex@nychhc.org.

5/6-7 Event: FDNY Open House

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#FDNYOpenHouse is on Saturday, May 6, and Sunday, May 7 and it’s a great opportunity to say hello and thank the FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics and EMTs who keep our community safe every day of the year. ! Visit an FDNY firehouse or EMS Station to take a tour, view demonstrations, learn fire and life safety tips, and more! Sessions are 11 am – 1 pm or 1 pm – 3 pm, times vary by location. Find your FDNY Open House time and location by visiting http://bit.ly/FDNYOpenHouse17 (URL is case-sensitive).

We would like to invite you to attend the open houses in Council District 35!

Company Location Time
D 11 / B 31 / E 207 / L 11 172 Tillary Street Brooklyn, NY 11201 Saturday, May 6

11:00AM – 1:00PM

E 219 / L 105 494 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 Saturday, May 6

1:00PM – 3:00PM

E 280 /L 132 489 Saint John’s Place Brooklyn, NY11238 Saturday, May 6

1:00PM – 3:00PM

B 38 /E 234 /L 123 1352 Saint John’s Place Brooklyn, NY 11213 Sunday, May 7 at

11:00AM – 1:00PM

E 210 160 Carlton Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 Saturday, May 6

1:00PM – 3:00PM

Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP)

Did you know that since 2010, almost 3,000 New Yorkers have have been victims of foreclosure rescue scams? Legitimate help with your mortgage is just a phone call away.

Free, professional advice is available through the NYS Attorney General’s Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP). Call 1-855-466-9456 (1-855-HOME-456) today to connect with a qualified legal services or housing counseling professional.

You can also visit www.AGScamHelp.com.

Halloween Safety Tips

Halloween is one of the most enjoyable days of the year for children, but parents should be aware of potential safety risks when not properly supervised. Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision, even if they are traveling with groups of friends, to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween.

  • Children should wear flame-resistant costumes that allow them to move their arms and walk freely without tripping.  Masks should not impede normal vision, breathing, or hearing. Makeup and face paint should be non-toxic.  Use flexible props, such as foam rather than plastic, to avoid children from accidentally hurting one another.
  • Children who trick-or-treat at night should carry a flashlight and wear reflective or light-colored clothing and costumes.  Using reflective tape is also an option.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Be familiar with the neighborhood you plan on visiting. Practice street safety: be alert when crossing the street, avoid looking down at cellphones.
  • Avoid poorly-lit areas and homes of people you do not know.
  • Travel in groups. Remember, there is safety in numbers (at least 1 adult).
  • Avoid displaying valuables or electronic devices. Thieves will use this holiday to hide behind masks to commit crimes.
  • Place emergency identification information discreetly inside clothing of small children.
  • Adults should inspect all treats before allowing children to consume them.
  • Halloween treats should only be consumed if appropriately packaged in their original, unopened packages.  Avoid homemade or unpackaged treats.
  • Remember to utilize 911 for all emergencies and 311 for non-emergency situations.

-courtesy of the NYPD