Neighborhood Beautificaton Day: Saturday, June 1, 9am to 2pm
Every year, we must face it: a day of spring cleaning. Dreaded by some, FDC and the Church Avenue BID helps to make it a fun event by getting the whole community involved! Join your neighbors for a day of beautification, painting over old street graffiti, cleaning sidewalks, and planting flowers in any available green spaces. We can all agree in the power of surrounding ourselves with beauty, so why not get to know your neighbors while being a positive force in your community.
Volunteer for June 1st
Neighborhood Beautification Day
Organized in conjunction with the Church Avenue BID, volunteers interested in cleaning/painting/planting will meet at 9:00 a.m at the following check-in locations to pick up supplies.
For Flatbush-wide clean up:
Flatbush Food Co-op : 1415 Cortelyou Rd., Btwn Rugby & Marlborough Rds.
Flatbush Development Corp: 1616 Newkirk Ave., Btwn E.16th & E. 17th Sts.
For Church Avenue clean up:
Downtown Natural Market: 1701 Church Ave., at E17th St.
There will be a BBQ to follow the event at 2:00pm for all the hard working volunteers!
Please register in advance so we know how many people to expect. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call FCD 718-859-3800 x209 or Church Avenue BID 718-282-2500 x63237
Have you seen graffiti in our Flatbush Neighborhood? Please email email@example.com with pictures and locations.
Shredzilla: Saturday, June 1, 10am to 2pm
Our famous paper shredding truck "Shredzilla" will be at the FDC office, 1616 Newkirk Avenue to munch and devour your old documents, cleansing and de-cluttering your personal space. Local business owners and residents are encouraged to bring all of their sensitive paper records, income taxes, social security information, medical records, accounting, payroll, cancelled checks, legal documents, and credit card statements and for the recommended donation of $5 for each bag or box, your paper will be shredded into confetti and recycled.
Victorian Flatbush House Tour- Sunday, June 9, 2013
Developed more than 100 years ago as suburban living just minutes from Manhattan, Victorian Flatbush maintains that special small-town atmosphere today — right in the heart of Brooklyn. Stroll the streets of this spectacular neighborhood, home to five NYC Historic Districts, and tour interiors of ten stunning homes, each lovingly preserved and restored.
Volunteer your home! Help out as a tour guide! Do your part in sharing Victorian Flatbush with all of New York City and beyond!
For more information on purchasing tickets, please visit the event webpage at http://fdconline.org/housetour.htm
Make Music NY - Friday, June 21, 2013
Now in its seventh year, Make Music New York, “the largest music event ever to grace Gotham” (Metro New York), is a unique festival of free concerts in public spaces throughout the five boroughs of New York City, all on June 21st, the first day of summer. From 10 in the morning to 10 at night, musicians of all ages, creeds, and musical persuasions — from hip hop to opera, Latin jazz to punk rock — perform on streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks and gardens. FDC is helping coordinate the stages at Cortelyou Road Library Plaza , Newkirk Plaza and the Flatbush Caton Vendors Market Plaza. We'll keep you updated with the event schedule as soon as the musicians are unveiled.
Visit the main event website at http://makemusicny.org/
Flatbush Frolic- Sunday, September 15, 2013
The 37th Annual Flatbush Frolic is coming! The street fair on Cortelyou Road is more than just socks and sausages, but it is a community event that all can enjoy. There will be live bands, food, merchandise and arts/crafts vendors exhibiting their talents and goods. Every year, we place a strong emphasis on local businesses and communty talents. There will be rides and activities for children of all ages. Come and enjoy all that your neighborhood has to offer.
For more information, visit www.flatbushfrolic.org.
VENDORS: For an application call 718-444-6028 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.