12/19 Event: Liederabend- Art Song Recital

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11/13 deadline: Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact

The goals of the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact (program info) are to:

  • Create opportunities that will demonstrate the effectiveness of arts and culture as a mechanism for impactful service delivery
  • Allow city agencies to experiment with and test new models for, or to expand, existing successful programs
  • Support strengthened partnerships between cultural organizations and city agencies
  • Expand NYC residents’ access to arts and culture by leveraging the reach of city agencies
  • Broaden programming, funding, and audience-building opportunities for arts and cultural organizations
  • Integrate arts and culture into efforts to improve social wellbeing in low-income neighborhoods

Through the new initiative, DCLA will award up to six grants of $50,000 each to arts and cultural organizations working in partnership with city agencies to address pressing civic issues. City agency partners must provide a minimum contribution of $25,000 to the proposed project, which may be in-kind.

Applications are due on Monday, November 13, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Mayor’s Office, DCLA, and outside professionals with relevant expertise. DCLA expects to notify applicants of the outcome of the process by mid-November 2017, with programs to begin as soon as possible thereafter. Projects funded by the Mayor’s Grant for Cultural Impact must be completed by the end of the City’s fiscal year on June 30, 2018.

Application deadline: 11:59pm on Monday, November 13, 2017
Applications must be submitted by the cultural partner. For FY18, eligible applicants must have submitted an FY18 Cultural Development Fund application or be members of the Cultural Institutions Group. Please review the guidelines carefully before submitting an application. Each cultural organization and city agency may select only one partner and may submit only one application.

Trick or Treat: Halloween Events in D35 and 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


Saturday, October 21

Annual Harvest Hang

11AM – 3PM

Brooklyn Navy Yard – 63 Flushing Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For more info and to RSVP (strongly encouraged), click here.


Saturday, October 21

Movies Under the Stars: The Addams Family (1991)

6PM – 8PM

Fort Greene Park

For more info, click here.


Wednesday, October 25-30*

78th Precinct’s Haunted House

3PM – 9PM

78th Precinct – 65 Sixth Avenue Brooklyn, NY

The 78th Precinct will transform its basement into a bone-chilling haunted house for the days leading up to Halloween. The frightful site routinely draws hundreds who line up around the block for the event.


Saturday, October 28

Coding Tricks and Treats

10AM

808 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY

RSVP: https://dgicodingtricksandtreats.eventbrite.com

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Saturday, October 28

19th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest

11:30AM

Fort Greene Park (northwest corner)

For more info, click here.


Saturday October 28

Prospect Park’s 38th Annual Halloween Haunted Walk and Fair

12PM – 3PM

Prospect Park

Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches, and other Halloween characters on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill, ideal for families with children ages 7-12. All ages can enjoy a festive Halloween Fair on the Nethermead, featuring family-friendly activities, as well as sweet and savory treats from some of the city’s top food trucks.

For more info and to RSVP, click here.


Saturday October 28

Fall Harvest Costume Party

12PM – 4PM

The Black Lady Theater – 750 Nostrand Avenue Brooklyn, NY

There will be face painting, prizes, music, food and drinks, games, arts and crafts, and story-telling in a festival for the whole family! The event is free to the public.

courtesy of Brooklyn Community Board No. 8


Saturday October 28

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Ghouls and Ghords

12PM – 5:30PM

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 150 Eastern Parkway Brooklyn, NY

For more info, click here.


Saturday October 28

17th Annual Fort Greene Park Halloween Festival

12PM – 3PM

Fort Greene Park

For more info, click here.


Saturday October 28

8th Annual Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade

3:30PM

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Sunday, October 29

Boo to You! FAB Halloween Fun Fest 

11AM

Putnam Triangle (Fulton St. & Grand Ave.) Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn LOVES Halloween, and FABFulton is no exception!

We’ve got a full day of frighteningly FAB (and FREE) fun planned that the whole family can enjoy, as once again Pratt Institute’s Inter-Greek Council partners with FAB Alliance to present a lively Halloween Fun Fest at Putnam Triangle Plaza (Fulton St. & Grand Ave.), Sunday, Oct. 29, from 11a-3pm. Wear your costumes and check out the many activity stations featuring face-painting, paper bag puppet-making, mummy wrapping, slime making and other cool arts & crafts to get you into the spooky spirit of the season. A DJ will keep the crowd moving to the beat, while a stilt walker and other performers mingle about. Our friends at Ridgewood Savings Bank will also be out with free swag and treats, so be sure to add this event to your Halloween calendar!

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Sunday, October 29

Brooklyn Music School’s Musical Haunted House*

3PM – 6PM

Brooklyn Music School – 126 St. Felix Street Brooklyn, NY

For more info, click here.


Tuesday, October 31

BAMboo!

4PM

Peter Jay Sharp Building – 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY

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Start your night of trick-or-treating at BAM’s free outdoor Halloween block party. Come celebrate our spirited tradition with family-friendly music and mischief.

Featuring:

• Candy giveaways
• Bounce house
• Carnival games
• Costume contest
• Arts & crafts
• And more

Happy Halloween, Fort Greene!

For more info, click here.


Tuesday, October 31 (rescheduled from 10/29 due to rain)

AbunDance Academy of the Arts’ Thriller Flash Mob

4-6PM

Intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Emerson Place, Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Click here to learn the dance routine.

For more info, click here.

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Tuesday, October 31

Clinton Avenue “Halloween 313”

5PM – 9PM

313 Clinton Avenue Brooklyn, NY

For more info, click here.


Tuesday, October 31

Halloween Safe Path Walk

5PM

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Tuesday, October 31

A Clinton Hill Halloween

5:30PM

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 * courtesy of DNA Info

9/30 Event: Eighty-Eight Piano Concert @ 88

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