Smoke and Mirrors

Friday, October 11th  The Crown Heights Film Festival FiveMyles 558 St. John’s Place 7pm FREE. Short films screened this evening are: Late; The Pastry; Smoke and Mirrors; Margarita of the River, Exposure; Sparrow; Sonata and The Sun Shines at Night. Free popcorn and water, and a free after-party. Visit for info. Read More

Spotlight on Community

St. Andrew’s Playground encompasses a full-square block of basketball and handball courts, playground area and a half-block expanse with 2 softball fields.  Bounded south and north by Atlantic Avenue and Herkimer Street and east/west by Kingston Avenue and St. Andrews Place, the expansive ballfields also provides space for school field days and was memorably used […]Read More

Wednesday, October 16th

Brooklyn for Peace Community Forum: 2020 Census United Community Centers 613 New Lots Ave., 6:3ó8:30pm FREE. The 2020 Census will begin in a few months. Join Brooklyn for Peace and United Community Centers to discuss: Why all community members need to be counted; How the census impacts immigrant communities; What we can do to ensure […]Read More

Monday, October 14th

“Shining Lights in the Lingering Night” The Great Hall at Cooper Union 7 East 7th St., Manhattan, 7-9pm FREE. Join in an evening of readings and live music observing the struggle for equality in the U.S. The New School’s College of Performing Arts, in conjunction with the 400 Years of Inequality Organizing Committee hosts the […]Read More

Sunday, October 13th

d His Final Work, Jazz In Jail El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109, 215 E. 99th St., Manhattan, 5:30pm FREE. Enjoy a bilingual Hispanic Heritage Month gathering honoring Brooklyn’s late and beloved poet Louis Reyes Rivera. Featured are readings, a panel and a workshop with authors and writers Willie Perdomo, Maria Aponte, Noemi Santana, JÈsus Papoleto […]Read More

Saturday, October 12th

Hanson Place Church Fall Concert Series Hanson Place Church of Seventh-day Adventists 88 Hanson Place 5:30pm A generous freewill donation requested. The public is invited to this 40th anniversary celebration of the Casavant Freres pipe organ. Featuring internationally acclaimed musicians Nerva Altino, The Mendelssohn Glee Club, George Davey, Dina Foster Osbourne, Third Element and the […]Read More

Wednesday, October 9th

Brooklyn Fury Youth Soccer Located Downtown Brooklyn, this program offers weekend sessions for girls ages 4 through 12 years, introducing them to the game of soccer. Each player will learn the basic rules: dribbling, passing and shooting. The program will also provide an opportunity of challenging children through player interaction and games. There are three […]Read More

Chancellor Carranza Commits to Bedford Stuyvesant Students

Last week, Senator Velmanette Montgomery welcomed Chancellor Richard Carranza back to Bedford Stuyvesant to meet with the principals of Boys and Girls High School Campus and members of the Boys and Girls High Advisory Board to discuss the needs of the students and their schools.  The meeting was a follow-up from the summer when Senator […]Read More