April 2-5 Event: Youth Empowerment Movement Program for Brooklyn teens Brooklyn

Do you know youth between the ages of 14-18 living in Brooklyn? Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA)’s Youth Empowerment Movement (YEM) now has open registration for its spring program. We’re encouraging teens from the following neighborhoods: Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, and Lefferts Garden to join us!

This youth intensive program is tailored to provide teens with a platform and an opportunity to learn more about the importance and principles of advocacy. From April 2-5, youth will come together to meet advocates, share experiences and build empowerment around issues important to them in their community.

For questions please contact Nakia Johnson, Program Manager, Training & Development at njohnson@fpwa.org or 212-801-1310.

4/8 Event: Department of Sanitation Safe Disposal

Dear Friends,

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a SAFE Disposal event in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 8.

We host SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) throughout the year in all five boroughs to give residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely.  More information can be found online at on.nyc.gov/safeevents.

Date:                   Sunday, April 8
Time:                  10am – 4pm (rain or shine)

Location:            Prospect Park, Park Circle
Corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW

                                Cars enter along Parkside Ave from Ocean Ave & Lincoln Rd

Walk-in area available for residents taking public transportation

Accepted Items

  • Automotive products (motor oil, transmission fluid, auto batteries)
  • Personal care items (unwanted medicines, cosmetics)
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products (pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, CFL compact fluorescent light bulbs)
  • Electronics (TVs, computers, printers, mobile phones, tablets, VCR & DVD etc.)

How To Package Items

Look for items with DANGER, POISON, or CAUTION labels. Read labels carefully for safe handling. Ensure that all the products are labeled clearly. Tightly seal containers. Don’t mix products or bring open containers. If an item is leaking, pack in a larger container and use an absorbent material, such as kitty litter or newspaper, to soak up excess fluid. Place containers upright in a sturdy box to transport them.

More information, including additional dates and locations: http://on.nyc.gov/safeevents.

3/14 Event: National School Walkout Rally


Community Notice for Synchrony Financial Rock n Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon on 10/14

Please take note of the road closures that will affect travel in Brooklyn on Saturday, October 14, 2017 during the Synchrony Financial Rock n Roll Brooklyn Half Marathon. Road closure door hangers will be distributed along the route September 16-23 to inform residents and businesses. Please share.

The road closure grid and course map are enclosed for your information. Additional information about road closures, no parking, and an interactive map is available on our community website: http://www.runrocknroll.com/brooklyn/the-races/road-closures/,

The race starts at 7:00am on Eastern Parkway in front of the Brooklyn Museum and finishes in Prospect Park after traversing parts of Eastern Pkwy, Washington Ave, Ocean Ave and Ocean Pkwy.  (Access lanes alongside Eastern and Ocean Parkways will remain open.) Most road closures and detours will be in effect between 3:00 am and 11:30am.

5/13 Event: 10th Annual Brooklyn PTA Fun-Run For Schools