Senator Marty Golden’s office just informed us that the Christmas tree lighting scheduled for tonight at McKinley Park has been canceled due to inclement weather. The ceremony has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in McKinley Park.
The December 14, meeting of CEC 21 will include a canned food drive to benefit the Salt and Sea Mission in Coney Island.
The meeting will include a business session from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and a calender session from 6:30 pm to 8:00 p.m.
The event is taking place at P.S. 215 the Morris H. Weiss School (415 Avenue S).
Anyone who brings a boxed or canned food item to the meeting will be eligible for a chance to win the grand door prize – which will be an iPOD Shuffle and $25 iTunes gift card.
P.S. 215 the Morris H. Weiss School is located at 415 Avenue S between East 2nd Street and East 3rd Street.
The above video was posted on YouTube by JosephAValerio. The CUNY website I found it on offered the following description:
This is the Community Arts project done by Mike Ferrigno, Alex Hajjar, Amanda Strano, and Joseph Valerio, we hope you enjoy! It is a quick documentary on the wonderful Christmas lights of Dyker Heights in Brooklyn and describes their history, impact, and art form.
[UPDATE] 12/7/11 Senator Marty Golden’s office has informed us that the Christmas tree lighting scheduled for Wednesday December 7, at McKinley Park has been canceled due to inclement weather. The ceremony has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 6:30 p.m. in McKinley Park.
The following is a press release from the office of Senator Marty Golden:
SENATOR GOLDEN AND SANTA CLAUS TO HOST CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTINGS
Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden will host two Christmas Tree
lightings this week in the community to help bring out the holiday spirit
throughout the community.
The Christmas Tree lightings, which will feature Christmas caroling,
hot chocolate and a special visit from Santa Claus, will take place at the
following times and places:
Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
McKinley Park (Fort Hamilton Parkway and Bay Ridge Parkway)
Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.
Lady Moody Square (Van Sicklen and Avenue U)
Donations for Senator Golden’s annual Toys for Tots drive will be
collected at the events.
Members of the media are welcome.
State Senator Marty Golden represents Senate District 22, which includes Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Gerritsen Beach and Marine Park; as well as parts of Bensonhurst, Midwood, Gravesend and Sheepshead Bay.
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The following is a press release from the office of Rep. Jerrold Nadler:
Nadler Calls for Full DOJ Investigation into NYPD Conduct with Occupy Wall Street and Media
NEW YORK, NY – Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, and the representative of Lower Manhattan, urged U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into numerous allegations of excessive force used by NYPD officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters – and by other police forces in demonstrations around the country – and whether certain officers deprived protesters or members of the media of their civil liberties. In a letter to the Attorney General, Nadler detailed many of the disturbing accounts of alleged police misconduct and pressed for a thorough inquiry.
“Over the past several weeks, I have heard a number of credible and troubling allegations of police misconduct around Occupy Wall Street demonstrations nationwide,” said Nadler. “Our law enforcement officers have a duty to protect our health and safety, but that duty must always be discharged with respect for the fundamental First Amendment rights to free expression and peaceful assembly. I am urging Attorney General Holder to launch a thorough investigation into law enforcement activities surrounding Occupy Wall Street – and its national offshoots – to determine whether the police have indeed violated the civil liberties of demonstrators or members of the media.” Click Here To Read Rep. Nadler’s Letter To Attorney General Holder
Country music singer-songwriter Alan Jackson gave new meaning to Southern Brooklyn music this past weekend, part of which was spent filming scenes for an upcoming video in Coney Island.
Jackson, who unlike many in Coney Island, hails from Georgia the state rather than the former Soviet republic, played for the cameras in front of now-shuttered boardwalk restaurant Paul’s Daughter.
Amusing the Zillion bemoaned the loss of much of the eatery’s historical hand-painted signage during the previous month. In November, the site had reported that the ultimate fate of Paul’s Daughter, which was to be saved, may still be in jeopardy.
The following is a press release from the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile:
COUNCILMAN GENTILE PARTNERS WITH AMERICAN ITALIAN CANCER FOUNDATION TO PROVIDE FREE MAMMOGRAMS FOR WOMEN 40+
BAY RIDGE – Free mammograms will be provided by the American Italian Cancer Foundation for women 40+ thanks to a joint effort by Councilman Vincent J. Gentile, the Arab American Association of New York and the Arab American Breast Cancer Education and Referral Program (AMBER) to encourage local residents to put their own health and well-being first. Continue Reading »
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