10/28 Event: College Fair & Career Day


Opportunities for Youth – Upcoming Deadlines

Youth Police Academy Summer Camp Program

The New York City Police Department seeks to provide innovative and effective programs for the City’s young people. The Community Affairs Bureau, Youth Police Academy, is such a program. It is designed to establish a positive relationship between the Police Department and the City’s youth.

The goals of the academy are:

  • To enhance responsible citizenship.
  • To provide positive interaction with police officers and to educate young people about the challenges and responsibility of police work.
  • To encourage young people to take part in other youth programs offered by the Police Department such as: the Law Enforcement Explorers, Police Cadet Corps and the Police Athletic League.


New York City residents, attending school, between the ages of 10 and 16 are eligible to attend. The Youth Police Academy will provide those participating in the program with lunch and uniform shirts. The Youth Police Academy is a six (6) week program that will hold sessions five (5) days a week. The Academy will open at 8:30 am in the morning and dismissal will be 2:00 pm in the afternoon. Students will attend classroom sessions with lectures, role-plays and topical demonstrations by police officers in the areas of law, behavioral science, drug prevention and gang resistance. Field trips to a Police Department facility or a City park are also part of the curriculum. Transportation to and from the field trips will be provided. Each site is accessible by public transportation.  The program will be held at:Boys and Girls HS.  Please call 718-834-8824 for an application.

NYC Department of Design and Construction High School Internship Program – Due April 15, 2016

New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC), in partnership with the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC DYCD), is offering a summer internship program for forty talented NYC high school students to work full-time, in-house, at DDC. The High School Summer Internship Program is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in architecture, engineering, building trades, public administration, business administration or information technology. Students work for six weeks, five days a week, in a program that combines hands-on work and educational programming. Online application is due April 15, 2016

New York National College Fair –Sunday, April 24, 2016

If your child has not decided which college to attend, come to New York National College Fair:

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Register Today: www.gotomyncf.com    

Link: http://www.nacacnet.org/studentinfo/Pages/Default.aspx  

Please post and share the attached flyers with families in your school community.

Summer Youth Employment Program – Application Due April 29, 2016

The 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) application is now available online. SYEP provides New York City youth ages 14 – 24 with paid summer employment for up to six weeks in July and August. Participants work in a variety of entry-level jobs including: government agencies, hospitals, summer camps, non-profits, small businesses, museums, sports enterprises, and retail organizations. The program also provides workshops on job readiness, career exploration, financial literacy and opportunities to continue education and social growth. Deadline to submit applications has been extended to April 29, 2016.

37th Annual Summer Writing Workshop at Youth Communication – Application Due by May 20, 2016

Youth Communication is hosting its 37th annual intensive summer writing workshop. Participants receive one-on-one mentoring from a professional editor, write and revise personal stories about their lives, go on field trips, and make friends with other writers. The program helps teens explore their personal stories and how their experiences fit into the larger world. Their stories will be published in the award-winning YCteen andRepresent magazines which are read by tens of thousands of people each year. No prior experience is required, but participants must be able to attend for all six weeks, from July 5 – August 11. Applications must be received by May 20, 2016.

Free Access to Microsoft Software for New York City Students and Families

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an innovative collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to provide New York City students and families with free access to Microsoft software. Office 365 Education for Students includes Office 365 ProPlus, which allows students to install up to 5 copies of the latest Microsoft Office suite for their PCs and Macs and up to five copies for their iOS or Android devices. Visit the Speaker’s website for full details on the initiative.

Tech Kids Unlimited Summer Program

Tech Kids Unlimited is a not-for-profit technology-based educational organization for kids ages 7-19 with special needs. Its work-based learning program empowers and inspires the next generation of digital natives to learn, create, develop and share the tools of technology in a supporting and nurturing environment. Running from June 27 – August 19, the program includes 8 weeks of 3D printing, game design, and more! Registration is per week. Limited financial aid is available. Please contactcristina@techkidsunlimited.org for more information.

Girls Inc.

Girls Inc is hosting a free summer camp for rising 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grade girls. The camp will take place at Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women in Brooklyn from July 5 – July 20, 2016. Programming includes financial literacy, media literacy, self-defense, sexual health, visual arts, dance, weekly field trips, and more. Application deadline is June 1, 2016. Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Contact Kree Cason, Program Director for an applicationkree@girlsincnyc.org or (718) 260-2300 ext 30421.Girls Inc. NYC Free Summer Camp – Application Deadline June 1, 2016

Weekend Events for August 15-17, 2015

SBA 101

Fort Greene Park Greenmarket
Every Saturday

Washington Park between DeKalb and Willoughby Avenues Brooklyn, NY


Brooklyn Flea – Fort Greene
Every Saturday through November

Bishop Laughlin Memorial High School 176 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY



Pacific Park Arts Aug 15

Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc

Ebbets Field Patio Party

Goodbye Party will be held from 12PM – 2PM.my-brooklyn-baby-farewell

Brooklyn Pop-Up Market
Saturdays through December 23 from 12-6pm
Trilok Fusion Arts at 143 Waverly Avenue Brooklyn, NY

wash ave rocks

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All movies are screened at Habana Outpost, 757 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NYmovienight_schedule_2015_web1

8/15 Event: College Fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Bring your family to celebrate Harlem Week at the College Expo Fair for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) on Saturday, August 15, 2015.  This is a wonderful opportunity for families to learn about over 60 HBCUs, college tours, entry requirements, admissions, scholarships, grants, financial aid and career opportunities. For additional information on the HBCU Expo, click here.

The Annual HARLEM WEEK National Historic Black College Fair Expo will take place during “Summer in the City” on:

Date: Saturday, August 15, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: West 135th Street between Malcolm X and A.C. Powell, Jr. Boulevard

Admission:  Free

Afterwards, you and your family can enjoy NYC “Children’s Festival”

Children between ages 5 to 12 years of age and family members can enjoy storytelling, children’s entertainment (daily performances showcasing tap dancers, dance troupes, step shows, hip hop dancers, theater, poetry and vocalists), arts & crafts, double dutch competitions, face painting, technology, health services, super heroes, dance lessons and sporting events.

Time: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location:  West 135th Street – between Malcolm X & A.C. Powell Jr. Boulevard

Admission:  Free

All HARLEM WEEK “Summer in the City” events are family friendly, to learn more about the various events and activities scheduled on Saturday, August 15 please go to the following link: http://harlemweek.com/calendar-of-events/outdoor-events/summer-in-the-city/

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5/17 Event: SUNY College Fair

High school juniors and their families are invited to join SUNY representatives for a program designed to provide information and answer your questions about the college search process and all that is available to undergraduates at The State University of New York.

The Armory Track & Field Center 216 Fort Washington Avenue New York, NY

Tentative Program Schedule:

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Registration / Check-In

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – College Fair

5:00 p.m. – Program Concludes

Participating Campuses:
Adirondack CC, University at Albany, Alfred State, Binghamton University, Brockport, Broome CC, Buffalo State, University at Buffalo, Canton, Cayuga CC, Clinton CC, Cobleskill, Corning CC, Cortland, Delhi, Dutchess CC, Environmental Science & Forestry, Farmingdale State, Fashion Institute of Technology, Finger Lakes CC, Fredonia, Fulton-Montgomery CC, Genesee CC, Geneseo, Herkimer CC, Maritime, Mohawk Valley CC, Morrisville State, Nassau CC, New Paltz, North Country CC, Old Westbury, Oneonta, Orange, Oswego, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Purchase, Stony Brook University, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Tompkins Cortland and Westchester CC.