Community Events

Brooklyn Borough Hall Events

posted by District 22   [ updated ]

 Brooklyn Borough Hall; please contact our office for additional information
and visit our Bulletin Board to post items that can be shared across One Brooklyn:
Friday, September 20th & 27th
Summer Lunchtime Jazz Series

Sunday, September 22nd
Silent Procession NYC4PR 

Tuesdays, September 24th to October 1st

Thursday, September 26th

Emergency Preparedness Workshop

Friday, September 27th

Sunday, September 29th

Tuesday, October 1st

Saturday, October 5th 

Thursday, October 17th

Every 2nd Monday of the Month 


Every Monday through Thursday
Every Monday through Friday
SCORE NYC Small Business Mentoring 

Brooklyn Borough Hall | | |

209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201


posted Sep 16, 2019, 1:44 PM by District 22

Marine Park Pet Adoption 10/5/19

posted Sep 14, 2019, 12:53 PM by District 22

Kensington Library October Events

posted Sep 13, 2019, 11:03 PM by District 22

Free Admission on Museum Day 9/21/19 Must Register

posted Sep 7, 2019, 6:29 AM by District 22   [ updated Sep 7, 2019, 6:29 AM ]

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Free admission to participating museums across the country on Saturday, September 21, 2019 for Smithsonian Magazine's #MuseumDay
(Museums, there is still time to register. Email with questions.) 

Back to School Kick-Off 9/14/19

posted Sep 6, 2019, 9:35 PM by District 22   [ updated Sep 6, 2019, 9:35 PM ]

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September Events at Kings Bay Library

posted Sep 6, 2019, 9:16 PM by District 22

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September Events at the Kensington Brooklyn Public Library

posted Sep 3, 2019, 7:04 AM by District 22   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 7:04 AM ]

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September in Jamaica Bay from Ranger Rick Jenkins

posted Sep 3, 2019, 6:36 AM by District 22   [ updated Sep 3, 2019, 6:38 AM ]

September in Jamaica Bay
Marbled godwit by John James Audubon

September on the East Coast of the United States is a variable, changeable, unpredictable time of year. Cooler, breezier days are approaching, yet there remains the threat of humid and sweltering days to rival the most extreme of the summer months.

To add to the confusion, there are the lingering possibilities of hurricanes and tropical storms. Our parks and communities have seen their fair share of damage due to storm conditions. We bounce back, but not without significant changes to our ecosystems, infrastructures, and ways of life.

Thinking about weather, especially extreme weather, has us thinking about our watershed. Watersheds are low-lying areas of land that collect the flowing waters of streams, rivers, and even the sea. Jamaica Bay is itself a watershed, a sub-basin belonging to the Hudson River Estuary. Freshwater flowing from the Hudson, and saltwater coming in with the tide off the ocean, meet in Jamaica Bay. This mixture of water salinity is called brackish, and it is the perfect ratio to support the wildlife that lives here.

So far this year, the area around Jamaica Bay has received over 16 more inches of rain than average. While rainfall itself is often welcome, and not necessarily hazardous, it needs a place to go. And that's where we can really see the effects of a watershed. With more hard surfaces than not (think roads and rooves) in urban settings, rain water has less of a chance to absorb into the ground. Any rain that lands on concrete or asphalt, for example, runs off the ground, down into storm drains, and eventually into Jamaica Bay. But not without first collecting all trash, chemicals, and oils in its path. And since Jamaica Bay is part of the estuary, some of this water then flows up the Hudson, or out to sea.

Luckily for Jamaica Bay, there are the saltmarshes that surround it. Tall cordgrasses act as a living barrier from flood waters coming off the ocean. They filter contaminants through their tissues. They soak up excess water into their root systems. And they support an astonishing host of wildlife, from fish to reptiles, crustaceans, insects, birds and more. Without the remaining saltmarshes and other natural ecosystems of the estuary, each storm would bombard our trails, roads, homes, and lives.

This September in Jamaica Bay, try to imagine where the water around you has come from, and where it will go next. Whether taking on some of the last kayaking excursions of the season, fishing off Canarsie Pier, or simply sitting on a park bench watching the gentle waves, Gateway offers the ability to connect more deeply with the ongoing story of the water that moves through it.

The native Lenape people called the Hudson Muhheakantuck, or, "the river that flows both ways". What we give to the water, it gives back to us.

Tree Trek
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, September 7
2 PM - 3:30 PM
Learn to better recognize common native and cultivated trees on this walk through the park. Hear poetry that was inspired by trees and discover just some of the important ecological roles that they play. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. 
Wellness Walk on West Pond
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, September 22
10 AM - 11 AM
Come out for this moderate 1.7 - mile walk. We'll travel at a consistent pace around West Pond, the Crown Jewel of bird sanctuaries. Please be sure to bring water, wear comfortable shoes, clothes, and insect repellent.  
Jamaica Bay Monarch and Pollinator Festival
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, September 28
10 AM - 3 PM
Learn about the amazing journeys of butterflies such as the monarch butterfly, along with many different species of moths, bees, and other pollinators at the second annual Jamaica Bay Pollinator Festival. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a fun day of activities, including indoor presentations, children's programs, walks around the refuge, and a trip to Fort Tilden, to see the monarch migration. 
Walks, Talks and Programs
September 1: Yoga & Beachtime!
September 6: Stargazing
September 7: Tree Trek
September 21: Pitch a Tent!
September 29: Yoga + Nature Walk

Recurring Programs
September 7 and 14: Birding for Beginners
September 8 and 22: Wellness Walk on West Pond

Programs on the Water
September 12: Sunset Paddle
September 13: Sunrise Paddle

Back to School Safety Tips from Community Board 18

posted Aug 27, 2019, 12:34 PM by District 22   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 12:34 PM ]

Good Afternoon,


As another school year begins, the following steps can help make the trip back to the classroom safer for our children:


Safety First

·               Make sure the child knows his or her:

o   home phone number and address -- (Do NOT rely on the cell phone for the information,)

o   parents’ work contact information,

o   how to get in touch with another trusted adult, and

o   how to dial 9-1-1.


·               Parents should also teach their children not to talk to strangers or accept rides from someone they don’t know.


Bus Safety

·               If children ride a bus to school, they should plan to get to their bus stop early and stand away from the curb. Other safety steps for students include:

o   Board the bus only after it has come to a complete stop.

o   Only board your bus and never an alternate one.

o   Always stay in clear view of the bus driver and never walk behind the bus.

o   Cross the street at the corner, obeying traffic signals and staying in the crosswalk.


Motorists should know what the yellow and red bus signals mean

·        Yellow flashing lights — the bus is getting ready to stop, and motorists should slow down and be alert.

·        Red flashing lights and an extended stop sign — the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off. Drivers in both directions must stop their vehicles and wait until the lights go off, the stop sign is back in place and the bus is  moving before they can start driving again.



·    If a teenager is going to drive to school, parents should mandate that they use seat belts.

·    Drivers should not use their cell phone to text or make calls, and should avoid eating or drinking while driving.

·    All drivers should be aware that children are out walking or biking to school and slow down, especially in residential areas and school zones.


Biking and Walking

·    Students who ride their bike to school should always wear a helmet, obey all traffic signs and ride on the right in the same direction as traffic.

·    Those who walk to school should only cross the street at an intersection, and use a route along which the school has placed crossing guards.

·    Parents should walk young children and children taking new routes or attending new schools at least for the first week to ensure they know how to get there safely.


Emergencies can happen anytime

·    When the new school year begins, talk to your child’s teacher or school principal about the school’s emergency plan and how you will be notified if an emergency happens at the school.

·    Remind your child that the most important thing they can do if an emergency happens at school is to stay calm and listen to the direction of their teachers or principal.

·    Tape a copy of your family’s contact numbers and meeting place(s) to the inside of your child’s binder or homework notebook and in their book bag.


Please share this information with your relatives, friends and neighbors.  Help keep our children safe.


Best Regards,



Dorothy Turano

District Manager

Community Board #18

1097 Bergen Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11234-4841

718.241.0422 tel

718.531.3199 fax

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