Archive | charity RSS feed for this section

Irish Cyclist Ends Transcontinental Ride in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Irish Times reports that 26 year old Shane Finn, of County Kerry, Ireland, today completed a 36 day bicycle journey that began at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and ended at Brooklyn Bridge Park, where he was greeted by his cousin, Mary Evans, who flew over from Ireland for the event. Mr. Finn undertook […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

BloomAgainBklyn to Host Spring Fling at Plymouth Church May 7

BloomAgainBklyn is a community-based, non-profit organization which repurposes unsold and once-used flowers into new arrangements which are distributed by volunteers to home bound seniors, local nursing home residents, trauma and homeless survivors, and others in need. The organization’s goal is to create an uplifting experience for those who may not regularly have visitors or receive […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Socks Sought; Get Selfie With Elves

No, not the socks that went missing in the laundry. The Montague Street BID is celebrating Small Business Saturday this coming Saturday, November 24 from noon to 2:00 PM by collecting new socks, which are the item of clothing least donated to and most needed by the homeless. If you donate, you may take a […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Small Business Saturday-Shop Montague, Donate New Warm Winter Items, Take An “Elfie”

If you want to guarantee a spot on Santa’s “Nice” list, shop our local merchants on Montague Street this weekend during American Express’ Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  Businesses will offer special discounts, complimentary treats and holiday cheer and free gifts with purchase. Participating vendors include City Chemist, Lassen & Hennings, Montague Wines & Spirits and […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Benefit Folk Concert and Square Dance Saturday Evening to Benefit St. Ann’s Church Restoration

This Saturday evening, March 11, starting at 7:30 the Brooklyn Folk Festival will present a benefit for the restoration of the beautiful St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, at Clinton and Montague streets (photo), at which the event will be held. On the program are Eli Smith, playing American folk and banjo tunes; Eva […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Housing Works Thrift Shop Closing March 13

The Housing Works Thrift Shop, which has graced the spot between Kiehl’s and Haagen-Dazs on Montague Street just off Henry for some years, and which has provided your correspondent and his wife many bargains as well as a place to donate gently used but no longer needed items to serve the cause of the homeless […]

Read full story · Comments { 21 }

Reminders: BHA Annual Meeting Monday; Plymouth Stuff-A-Sack Sale Continues Sunday

As we previously reported, the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual meeting, to which all are invited, is this coming Monday evening, February 27, at St. Francis College, starting at 6:30. It will feature awards to those who have contributed significantly to the Heights community, as well as a discussion of the proposed Brooklyn-Queens Connector light rail […]

Read full story · Comments { 1 }

Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

First Presbyterian Launches Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn is accepting donations of clothing and toiletries through the end of October for the people of both Cuba and Haiti. Donations can be sent directly to the church at 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or dropped off during normal business hours. Here are more details […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

What’s With the Cat Café on Atlantic Avenue?

There are two types of people in this world. People who love cats… and the rest of us. Count me among the rest of us, with the added bonus of an acute allergy to cats. So when I heard that a cat café was opening on Atlantic Avenue, I was befuddled. People want to go and […]

Read full story · Comments { 8 }