Browsing: Volunteering

Events Marathon Banner on 4th Avenue
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Up to 12,000 people volunteer their time to make the TCS New York City Marathon one of the best races in the world — and you can help! If you’re looking to do more than stand along 4th Avenue and cheer on the runners as they pass through our neighborhood this year on Sunday, November 2, consider signing
Events Brad Lander, Park Slope Armory, Hurricane Sandy, via Masbia
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When Hurricane Sandy hit, we saw neighbors leap into action to help people in need around the city. We’re hopeful we never see an emergency like that again, but it never hurts to be prepared, and there’s a great training opportunity coming up next week to help with that. The free Organizing Neighborhoods for Emergency Response
Volunteering canned food drive via Widener University School on Flickr
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Council Member Brad Lander is joining other members of the City Council to replenish the stocks of local food pantries around NYC, and you can help. Lander is holding a food drive through the end of next week to benefit CHiPS, the local charity that serves the hungry and homeless regardless of faith, race or ethnicity, and is
Education pss_compositionnotebooks
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While you’re out stocking up on notebooks and pencils for your own child’s back to school needs, consider getting a few extras and donating them to the 5th Annual Backpack to School Event at Gowanus Houses, taking place at Nicholas Heyward Playground (Wyckoff St between Hoyt and Bond) on Friday, August 29 from 3:30-6pm. Sponsored
Volunteering prospect park lake
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Looking for a way to give back to our big Brooklyn backyard? Prospect Park is taking steps to fight the invasive phragmites growing on the shorelines of its lake, and it’s in need of volunteers to help. Prospect Park’s new Fight the Phrag campaign began this month as an effort to remove this invasive species of wetland grass
Kids & Family Family volunteering via Gowanus Canal Conservancy
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Looking for a fun and interesting way for your family to give back to the community? There’s a chance to learn about our local environment while helping to restore it this Saturday, May 31 from 11am-2pm at the Gowanus Canal Conservancy’s first ever Family Clean & Green Event at at the Salt Lot, 2 2nd Avenue. Families
Volunteering bed by Stephen Train on Flickr
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Sundays through Thursdays until June 25, Congregation Beth Elohim is working in partnership with CAMBA on its homeless shelter for men, hosting approximately 10-12 male guests each night, and volunteers are a big part of helping it run smoothly. Volunteers are preparing and serving dinner, as well as staying overnight. All the slots are filled
Events Brooklyn Volunteer Fair
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Have you been looking for a way to get more involved in your community? You’ll find a lot of interesting options at the 2014 Brooklyn Volunteer Fair, coming up on Thursday, May 29 from 6-9pm at the Park Slope Armory on 15th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. Dozens of organizations will be on hand, including the Center for
Education (crop) PS 282 mural project
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Want to show some love for a local school? PS/MS 282, located at 180 6th Avenue, has two great ways for neighbors to support them: By helping to create a giant mural, and by cheering on their chess team! Starting this Saturday, April 26 and continuing each Saturday until June 14, in partnership with 2020
Library Book Sale via Park Slope Library Friends on FB
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The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library
Kids & Family Baseball Opening Day by amberala
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It feels like we’ve been waiting half a year to fully enjoy Prospect Park again without some serious shivering, but the turning point is approaching at long last! This Saturday, April 5 is the park’s official Opening Day, where you and your family can enjoy some exciting springy events. Festivities will begin at 10am with the Opening Day
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