Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Health Fair Update

The Family Fun Health Fair was a big success!

Thousands of people came to Hamilton Metz park and participated in dozens of health screenings, bouncy rides, face painting, a basketball contest, Darryl Dawkins celebrity signing, the music of Shem's Disciple, Y-Love and Chaim Fogelman as well as young people from C.H.A.O.S. "getting light!" The event was exactly what it was planned to be--a fun event that was enjoyed by people of all different backgrounds who live together in Crown Heights.

The event was MC'ed by Rabbi Shea Hecht and Richard Green. State Senator Eric Adams, State Assemblyman Karim Camara, and Assemblyman Alec Brook-Krasney all spoke. Dozens of prizes were raffled away, and many people commented on how fun and how positive the day was.

This event would not have happened without the energy, commitment and vision of Project C.A.R.E. member and staff member at Assemblyman Karim Camara's office, Mrs. Arna Lipkind.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Project CARE at ALIYA

Project CARE board members met with a group of Jewish young men at the ALIYA drop in center to better understand their perspective on interracial community dynamics.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Training Bites

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center is offering two more free Mediation Skills mini-workshops, September 23rd and 24th. Join educators, human service professionals and other community members for a light snack and a savory sample of our customized trainings in conflict resolution, mediation, and more. Founded in 1998, the Mediation Center is a store-front walk-in, facilitation and training center, with a mission to foster leadership and peaceful conflict resolution in Crown Heights and elsewhere.

What: Free Mediation Skills Mini Training "Bites"

Tuesday, September 23rd, 8am-9:30am OR
Wednesday, September 24th, 4pm-5:30pm

The Crown Heights Community Mediation Center
256 Kingston Ave., (btw Lincoln Pl. & St. Johns Pl.) Brooklyn, NY

RSVP: (718) 773-6886 OR

Mediation Monitor, September 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Family Fun Health Fair

We are sponsoring a health fair!

Sunday September 21
Lefferts Park


There'll be free health screenings, lots of information, and recreational activities for all ages. The fair will include face painting, balloons, bouncy rides, an FDNY Smoke House, a NYC Parks and Recreation Play Mobile, musical entertainment, raffles, and more.

This event is being organized and sponsored by a number of collaborating community partners.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Mural Project

On September 10th, from 3 pm to 5 pm, Project Care will join City Arts in a mural painting event at the St. John's Recreation Center at 1251 Prospect Place (between Troy Avenue and Schenectady).

The mural painting project is a community wide event, open to members of all ages from Crown Heights and the New York City area. Project Care is a coalition of diverse community partners. Members represent all facets of Crown Heights, including those of African-American, Caribbean-American, and Lubavitch Hasidic Jewish backgrounds.

This event gives different segments the community of Crown Heights a chance to collaborate on a creative project in order to better and beautify the shared environment. During the event, diverse members of the neighborhood will work side by side to paint a mural designed by world-renowned artist Duda Penteado in collaboration with the youth at the St. John's Recreation Center. The image in the mural represents the goal of raising awareness of climate change and ultimately celebrates nature. The shared issue of environmentalism unites the community, despite tensions and differences, and shows that people can come together over a shared planet.

During the event, there will also be time to for participants to reflect together about September 11th, as the project will take place a day prior the anniversary of the tragedy. It is fitting that the community will assemble at a time when the nation takes time to recognize that all humans are vulnerable, and remember those who lost their lives.