Don’t Miss The 2018 FGA Annual Holiday Party on Friday Dec. 7th

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of Music and Good Cheer at the FGA’s

ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY 

and Fundraising Raffle

Friday, December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 PM

At the Lafayette AvenuePresbyterian Church, 1st floor.

85 S. Oxford St (between Lafayette Ave and Fulton St.)

Dinner will be provided by your favorite local restaurants, including.:  (1) Academy Diner, (2) Black Forest Brooklyn  (3) Brooklyn Moon,  (4) Cafe Paulette, (5) Caffe E Vino,  (6) Colonia Verde,  (7) Deniz,  (8) Evelina,  (9) Gentleman Farmer,  (10) Graziella’s,  (11) Greene Grape Provisions,  (12) Habana To Go, (13) Imani,  (14) Marius & Co. Prepared Foods Market,  (15) MeKong,  (16) Metta,  (17) Mullane’s,  (18) National Thai,  (19) No. 7 Restaurant,  (20) Olea, and  (21) Peaches Hot House!  Entertainment and beverages by the FGA. Admission is $15 per person and includes five complimentary raffle tickets, dinner and beverages.

  Children of all ages welcome!  Free admission for children 12 and under.   FREE CHILDCARE will be provided!

Don’t miss our spectacular Local Merchant Raffle featuring generous prizes of gift certificates for dining, shopping and services right here in Fort Greene! With admission you will receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets.  Admission proceeds enable the FGA to provide holiday dinners to help those in need.

PLEASE RSVP

**RSVP to Roslyn Huebener**
Mobile : 718-744-4910   /    Email: Roslyn@HistoricFortGreene.org 
Your RSVP is greatly appreciated so we can plan for everyone. 
Please indicate in your response if you would like childcare (and the number of children)

Featured Vocalist

Great News! This year’s lead vocalist will be Fort Greene’s own
Deborah Sitton-Garvin

Deborah Sitton-Garvin

Deborah has performed individually, and in concert with the area’s known Jazz musicians. She has performed at local venues such as Manna House Workshops in East Harlem, 966 Jazz, Medgar Evers Jazz, Summer Jazz performances, and Brooklyn Community Gardens.


SAD NEWS

It is with deep regret that we inform you of the passing of our former Chair and Executive Board Member, Howard Pitsch. Howard died on Sunday, June 24, 2018. Our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and neighbors.
Further details to follow.
Naomi Dickerson,
Chair, Fort Greene Association 

MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD

Please help ensure that the voice of our community is heard by attending these two important meetings concerning the future development of our neighborhood and surrounding areas:

• The Boerum Hill Association will Hold a Public Informational meeting on the proposed 80 Flatbush Redevelopment

Date: Monday; March 12, 2018
Time: 7:30pm
Location: YWCA
30 Third Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue), Brooklyn, NY
First Floor Community Room

This is an important opportunity to go over the draft EIS, and according to BHA President, Howard Kolins, to mobilize and develop a strategy in preparation for the March 28, 2018 CB2 hearing on the 80 Flatbush applications for redevelopment. Kolins asks that you plan to attend, please RSVP the Boerum Hill Association: hkolins@aol.com.

• Community Board 2 will Hold a Public Hearing on the Redevelopment of 80 Flatbush

Date: Wednesday; March 28, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: St. Francis College, Founders Hall (the college auditorium)
180 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Court streets), Brooklyn, NY

This is a public hearing on applications filed with the Department of City Planning by the Education Construction Fund (ECF) and 80 Flatbush Avenue LLC. for the redevelopment of the block bounded by Schermerhorn Street, Flatbush Avenue, State Street and 3rd Avenue with new residential, community facility and commercial development that will include a new, larger facility for an existing public high school currently located on the block as well as a new elementary school.

To learn more about the massive 80 Flatbush project with two towers, go to:

The Fort Greene Association’s next general meeting (soon to be announced) will include an 80 Flatbush update on its agenda.

THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR HOLIDAY PARTY THE BEST EVER!

Join us in giving a hardy thank you to Fort Greene’s generous culinary, business and cultural contributors.

Our raffle winners are delighted with their gifts from:

Brooklyn Moon
Evelina
Humo Smokehouse
Miss Ada
Café Paulette
Gentleman Farmer
Kinjo
Mullane’s
Colonia Verde
Graziella’s
Lafayette Grocery
National Thai
Deniz
Greene Grape Provisions
Marius & Co.
Olea
Die Stammkneipe
Habana to Go
Metta
Piece of Velvet
Our raffle winners are delighted with their gifts from:
Bird 
Irondale
Brooklyn Moon
LeRina
Brooklyn Music School
Maison Mae
Café Paulette
Marius & Co.
Colonia Verde
Metta
Crunch
Mullane’s
Deniz
National Thai
Evelina
Not Ray’s Pizza
Gardel’s Greene Garden
Olea
Gentleman Farmer
Roman’s
Go Greene Hardware
Stem
Graziella’s
Theater for a New Audience
Greenlight Book Store
The Quarter
Humo Smokehouse

Yu Interiors

Many raffle gift contributors gave multiple certificates.

And, special thanks to Gardel’s Greene Garden for their donation of a beautiful tree, Greene Grape Wines for their much-appreciated wine, and the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church for providing the location for this event.

Please show your appreciation to all our contributors by taking advantage of their exceptional offerings and shopping and eating right here in Fort Greene.

Happy Holidays!

Sincerely,
Fort Greene Association

DON’T MISS THE FGA’S ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY ON FRIDAY DEC. 1, 2017

Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of Song and Good Cheer at the FGA’s
ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY! RSVP today.
 
Friday, December 1, 2017
at 7:30 PM
 
At the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1st Floor, (Jarvie Room/Gym) between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street.
 
Don’t miss our spectacular local merchant gift raffle!
 
Dinner will be provided by your favorite restaurants. Entertainment and beverages by the FGA. Admission is $15 per person and includes five complimentary raffle tickets, food and beverages. You will enjoy the special dishes prepared by: Olea, Brooklyn Moon, National, Gentleman Farmer, Marius, Mullane’s, Cafe Habana, Greene Grape Provisions, Deniz, Evelina, Colonia Verde and more!
 
Children welcome at No Charge!
 
*RSVP Roslyn Huebener at 718-744-4910 or email roslyn@HistoricFortGreene.org
 
This year’s spectacular Local Merchant Raffle features generous prizes of gift certificates for dining, shopping and services right here in Fort Greene! With admission you’ll receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets. Admission proceeds fund the FGA which helps to provide holiday dinners to the needy.

OPEN MEETING ABOUT PROPOSED TOWER AT 80 FLATBUSH AVENUE

NOV. 13, 2017, 7:30PM AT THE LAFAYETTE AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Side entrance: 85 South Oxford Street (between Lafayette/Fulton Street). Doors open at 7pm.

At our November 2016 open meeting, “Fort Greene & NYC Neighbors Look to the Future,” representatives from Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and New Yorkers for a Human-Scale City discussed some of the pros and cons of high-rise development in Downtown Brooklyn.

The purpose of the Nov. 13, 2017 meeting is to continue this discussion as it relates to this new proposal for 80 Flatbush Avenue – a 74-story building on a full block site bordering Flatbush, Schermerhorn, State and Third Aves. Concerns include the scale of the project as it abuts a low-rise brownstone neighborhood, the blocking of sight lines of the Williamsburgh Clock Tower, and adverse environmental impacts.

See details of 80 Flatbush developer’s plan at www.80Flatbush.com

See Boerum Hill Association’s petition against plan at boerumhillassociation.org

Also on the agenda:
• Fort Greene Park Update: View their two new videos at Friends of Fort Greene Park
• Express Bus Lane on Fulton Avenue Eliminating Parking Spaces

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THIS AND OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES.

 

HELP US STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION PROCESS

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Help publicize Begin Again – the District Attorney’s program that stops the criminalization cycle by disposing of outstanding summonses and summons warrants. We want to make sure that everyone in our community who can benefit knows about Begin Again.

Your assignment: distribute flyers about the program for 2 hours between now and April 13. Let us know when you can help, and if you can print out leaflets or want us to get them to you. We will give you a specific assignment so that activities of volunteers are coordinated and we get great coverage.

Also, let us know about neighbors and organizations that also can help get the word out to people likely to benefit.

Contact JED MARCUS or KATRICE CLERMONT at INFO@ONECOMMUNITYNYC.ORG OR 718-643-6555.

More about the Program: Begin Again can free people who find their lives limited by low-level criminal matters. There is no risk in participating. Participants have to attend on April 14 or 15. Preregistration is encouraged to speed their processing. A downloadable flyer with information is available below.


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER.

The second page of the PDF has a full list of FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

Please help us distribute the flyer and spread the word about this great program.

LEARN ABOUT THE PROPOSED BROOKLYN-QUEENS CONNECTOR (BQX)

FORT GREENE ASSOCIATION OPEN MEETING
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30pm
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Side entrance: 85 South Oxford Street
(between Lafayette/Fulton Street)
Doors open at 7pm.

PRESENTLY ON THE AGENDA:

  • BQX Connector Proposal – with Emma Pfohman, Sr. Project Manager, NYC Economic Development Corp. Participate in a discussion about the creation of a new state-of-the-art streetcar line running from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn, which could service some 400,000 New Yorkers. Click here for more info.
  • NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer – NYC Looks to the Future.
  • One Community Project – presented by Jed Marcus, Esq.
  • Other neighborhood stakeholders have been invited
  • Question and Answer Session to follow

MAKE YOUR VOICES HEARD ON THESE AND OTHER COMMUNITY ISSUES

A THANK YOU FROM THE FGA

The Fort Greene Association gratefully thanks the following local businesses for their generous donations to the 2016 Holiday Party held December 2 (in alphabetical order):

Berlyn
Black Forest
Brooklyn Moon
Brooklyn Music School
Café Paulette
Crunch
Deniz
Graziellas
Greene Grape Provisions
Greene Grape Wines
Green Light Bookstore
Cafe Habana/Habana Outpost
Irondale
Kinjo
Madiba
Mullane’s
National
Olea
Peaches Shrimp & Crab
Piece of Velvet
Putnam
Scopello
Smoke Joint
Stem
Theater for a New Audience
The Quarter
Wallabout Seafood & Co.
Yu Interiors

And to Gardell Green Garden for the donation of the Holiday Tree

Please thank these donators for a successful party by visiting their locales and enjoying once again their services.

Board of Directors
FGA

Don’t Miss the FGA Holiday Party!

wreath-xmasJoin your friends and neighbors for an evening of Song and Good Cheer at the FGA’s ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
At the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1st Floor,
(Jarvie Room/Gym) between Lafayette Ave & Fulton St.
Don’t miss our spectacular local merchant gift raffle!

Dinner will be provided by your favorite restaurants. Entertainment and beverages by the FGA. Admission is $15 per person and includes five complimentary raffle tickets, food and beverages.

Children welcome at No charge!

*Please RSVP Roslyn Huebener at 718-744-4910 or email roslyn@HistoricFortGreene.org

This year’s spectacular Local Merchant Raffle features generous prizes of gift certificates for dining, shopping and services right here in Fort Greene! With admission you’ll receive 5 complimentary raffle tickets. Admission proceeds fund the FGA which helps to provide holiday dinners to the needy.

We hope to see you there!