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Electronic Recycling and Shredding Event at the Flatbush Food Co-op – March 12, 2023

The Flatbush Food Co-op will be hosting an electronics recycling and shredding event on Sunday,  March 12.

Accepting working and non-working:

– Computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, peripherals, cables,
– TVs (all types and sizes), VCR & DVD players, audio/visual equipment,
– video games, and cell phones!</p

A document shredding truck will also be on hand to provide secure recycling of confidential papers.

For more information visit the co-op’s website at

Get Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Local resources are available to help you prepare and submit taxes for free. Below is a list of free tax preparation services in Brooklyn. (more…)

Community Events

Please click links below to view event flyers for upcoming events. If you would like your community event featured on this listing, please email a flyer or link to

Mar. 26, 5 PM – Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn Women of Distinction Award Ceremony (2920 Campus Road)

Apr. 3, 10-1 PM – Shredding Event (Avenue I between E15th & dead end)

Apr. 3, 4-7 PM – CB14 16th Annual Youth Conference (2705 Campus Road)

Neighborhood Advisory Board Public Hearing

The community is invited to attend a Neighborhood Advisory Board Public Hearing on Federal Funding for Community Social Services for Low Income Individuals and Families in our neighborhood. Come Speak and Be Heard! The hearing will be held on Thursday September 29, 2022 from 6:30-8:00pm at the East Midwood Jewish Center (1625 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230.) Click here to view Event flyer and click here for the Zoom link.


NYC Volunteer Count & Service Recognition

You are invited to share your stories of the volunteers & organizations who went above and beyond in your community during Covid-19. Participate in the NYC Volunteer Count & the NYC Mayoral Service Recognition award. Continue reading below for instructions on filling out the survey and nominating volunteers and nonprofit organizations for service awards. Apply by March 25th.


Flatbush African Burial Ground Remembrance and Redevelopment Task Force Meeting

Tune in to the fourth meeting of the Flatbush African Burial Ground Remembrance and Redevelopment Task Force for a discussion on affordable housing and other uses, including youth space and programming, and public engagement.

Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 24 Time: 5:30 pm  For more information and to view the livestream at

Click here to view event flyer.

Click here for more information on the CB14 project page.

NYC Resource Fair: Health, Housing, Food Forum

Join The NYC Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) and the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) on Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6-8 PM, for a forum on health, housing and food crises in our community. Click here to view flyer. Register at (Dial 646 558 8656, Code 957840.) To request interpretation or other accommodations, please email Francisca Leopold at by January 15.

Donate to a Holiday Drive

Happy Holidays! Are you looking for a good cause to donate to this season? Click this link for information about charitable drives taking place in and around the district during the holiday season. (more…)

Census 2020 – Brooklyn needs you to respond!

Please support ongoing efforts to make sure every NYC resident fills out a 2020 Census form online or in person. As of late-August, only 53.7% of Brooklyn residents have responded to the 2020 Census. We need to get to 100%. Now, more than ever, it is so vital for every Brooklyn resident to be counted so that our Borough gets the federal support and resources we need to recover from Covid-19 and to thrive in the future! Visit or call 844-330-2020 to get counted. Online responses can be submitted in English as well as 12 other languages. For resources to help promote the Census, visit New York Counts 2020. Let’s make sure everyone does their part to Make Brooklyn Count 100%!


Free Tax Preparation Assistance

The filing deadline to submit 2018 income tax forms is Monday, April 15th, 2019. Local resources are available to help you prepare and submit taxes for free. Click here for a list of free tax preparation services in Brooklyn. Citywide free tax preparation services are available at or by calling 311. (more…)

CB14 Annual Reception

Please join us on
Wednesday, June 21st, 6-9 PM

at the CB14 District Office (810 E. 16 St., Brooklyn.)

The community is invited to attend Brooklyn Community Board 14’s Annual Reception to welcome our new Community Board members and recognize the excellence of our public servants and community leaders. Refreshments will be served.

Click Here to view event flyer.
RSVP: or 718-859-6357.

Election Day is November 8th

Image result for vote nycTuesday, November 8th is Election Day.

CLICK HERE to find your local polling station & preview your ballot. If you have any questions, call the the NYC Board of Elections Phone Bank at 1-866-VOTE-NYC (1-866-868-3692) or e-mail your complete home address to All voting related forms are available in multiple languages  online in or by calling 311.

Job Fair at Brooklyn College

Senator Kevin Parker’s 8th Annual Job Fair will be held on TUESDAY, JULY 28, 2015, 10 AM – 3 PM, at the Brooklyn College Student Center (map link). This event is free and open to the public. Meet representatives from federal, state, city, private and non-profit agencies. There will be job readiness workshops including resume building, interview techniques and training and more.  Click Here to see Event Flyer. For more information,  contact State Senator Kevin S. Parker’s district office at (718) 629-6401. (Click here to see information about other upcoming  job fairs.)

CB14 Annual Reception

Community residents are invited to attend Community Board 14’s Annual Reception on Tuesday, June 16th from 6-9 PM. Join us as we welcome our new Community Board members and recognize the excellence of our public servants and community leaders. Refreshments will be served. The event will be held at the CB14 District Office (810 East 16th Street, Brooklyn 11230.)  Please RSVP to 718-859-6357 or

Brooklyn Job Fair 2015

Date: WEDESDAY, MAY 13th, 2015
Time: 3 PM – 6 PM
209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Click Here to See Job Fair Flyer!

Job seekers are invited to bring resumes and apply for positions at some of New York City’s major businesses. Some of the companies looking to hire new employees at the event include All Car Rent-A-Car, Applebee’s, the Brooklyn Nets, Duane Reade, FC Modular, Forest City Ratner Companies, The Home Depot, Maimonides Medical Center, Midwood Ambulance Service, Modell’s Sporting Goods, NYC Bike Share, Santander Bank, Sheraton Brooklyn, Target, TerraCRG, and Urban Pads. For more information, contact Brooklyn Borough Hall at (718) 802-3700.

CAMBA Job Fair

Date: Friday, May 8th, 2015
Time: 12 PM – 4 PM
Location: Bed-Stuyvesant Multi-Service Center
1958 Fulton Street, Brooklyn (between Ralph & Howard Avenues)

Click Here to see Job Fair Flyer.  CAMBA is hiring Outreach Workers. Full time positions are available with excellent benefits and competitive salaries. For more information, CLICK HERE or contact CAMBA at (718) 284-5108.

Free Annual Agency Fair

Date: Thursday, May 7th, 2015
Time: 10 AM – 3 PM
Location: Midwood Public Library
Community Room (985 East 16th Street, Brooklyn)

City agencies & departments will provide information about city services and how to access them. Some agencies will include HRA (food stamp/Medicare coverage assistance,) USPS, Maimonedes Medical Center (free blood pressure screening), Brooklyn Housing & Family Services (landlord/tenant issues,) National Grid, Department of the Aging, Department of Finance (property violations,) Department of Sanitation, NYLAG (legal advice,) NYPD,  FDNY & more. For more information contact Ellyn at 718-253-2015.

Family Foster Care Informational Forum

DATE: Saturday, April 18th, 2015, 12-2 PM
LOCATION: MercyFirst (6301 12th Avenue, Brooklyn)

There are many children in foster care in need of a safe and loving home. MercyFirst presents a community event that hopes to inspire individuals to make a difference in a child’s life. As a prospective foster parent, you will have the opportunity to meet with and discuss foster care with professionals, along with foster and adoptive parents. To register or for more information, call 718-232-1500 (ext. 219 for Jennifer Hayes or ext. 212 for Jenilee Fuertes.) Click here to see event flyer.

Community Fire Safety Event

LOCATION: PS 193 (2515 Avenue L, at Bedford Avenue)
TIME: 7:00 – 9:30pm
Click Here to see Event Flyer.

The public is invited to attend a Community Fire Safety Training & Free Smoke Detector Giveaway.   The event will include speeches from local elected officials, a Fire Safety Presentation by the FDNY and a Trauma Counseling Presentation by Dr. Norman Blumenthal of Ohel.  For more information, call Councilmember Chaim Deutsch’s office at 718-368-9176.

Flood Preparedness

Homeowner's Guide to Flood Preparedness coverThe New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) created the Homeowner’s Guide to Flood Preparedness in an effort to help you protect your home and valuables against flooding from heavy rainfall and sewer backups. The guide offers helpful tips on a variety of flooding solutions and explains some of the most common causes of flooding.  Click Here to view the guide. (more…)

SBS Small Business Financing Panel

DATE:Wednesday, March 25, 2015
TIME: 9am-12pm
LOCATION:  Restoration Plaza (1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn)
Pre-Register at

Learn how to present your small business to lenders to access capital. Whether you just launched a startup or you are ready to expand your business, this event will give you insights on what it takes to get the financing you need for your small business. This event is hosted by the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) and the Small Business Committee of the New York City Council. Click Here to see Event Flyer.


Counter-Terrorism & Safety Open Forum

The public is invited to attend an open forum on Counter-Terrorism & Safety Awareness hosted by City Council Member Chaim Deutsch on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM at Madison High School.

Click Here for Event Flyer. Topics to be addressed include: threat and hazard awareness, planning for and avoiding a disaster, and reacting to an emergency situation.  For more information, Council Member Deutsch’s office at 718-368-9176.

Town Hall Meeting

The community is invited to attend a Town Hall Meeting about the State Budget, Education & Mass Transit.
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
LOCATION: P.S. 139 (330 Rugby Road, Brooklyn)
Visit event sponsor Assemblyman Jim Brennan’s website or call 718-788-7221 for more information.

CUNY Brooklyn Borough Hearing

DATE: Tuesday, February 17, 2015
LOCATION: Brooklyn Borough Hall 
(Courtroom, 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn 11201)
Click Here to see CUNY Hearing Notice.

Kings Theatre Open House

Experience the revitalized Kings Theatre on a guided walking tour through the restored space. See the Grand Lobby, Auditorium and Mezzanine from several vantage points and learn about the history of the Kings on Flatbush Avenue.  (more…)

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