"5 Things You Should Know" will jump-start you into a productive week. Be the first to know about parking changes, traffic changes, important meetings and the hottest events in Bed-Stuy:
1. Calling all Bed-Stuy residents and volunteers: Starting today, May 19, the creation of Hattie Carthan's new Herban Farm is happening, and they need all hands to help out with digging and clearing a plot for the garden. The farm’s location is 49 Van Buren Street (between Tompkins and Throop Avenues), from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. For more information, email email@example.com
2. Are you concerned about the way the 2010 Census data will impact the political power of your community? Are you interested in working with others throughout New York City to ensure this redistricting cycle will work in your community's favor? Then come join the community on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, for a Community Redistricting Meeting presented by the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, CUNY, 1534 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY For more information or to RSVP, call Zakia Henderson-Brown at 347.853.9978 or 718.804.8893. Email CLSJ.MEC@gmail.com.
3. Help for Homeowners by Bridge Street Development Corporation on Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 6:30 – 8:00 at Bethany Baptist Church, 460 Marcus Garvey Boulevard. Learn about the funding available for homeowners to maintain or save; obtain information on loans of up to $25,000 available to homeowners at risk. For more information or to register, call 718-636-7596.
4. “Malcom X Day: Remembering El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz” at the Macon Library, 361 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, Thursday, May 19, from 10:30 am – 4:30 pm. Come participate in a full day of activities and programs honoring Malcolm X.
5. Prison to Community Fair on Thursday, May 19, at the Multi-Service Center 1958 Fulton Street. This is a free workshop event to assist the NYC formerly incarcerated successfully reintegrate back into their communities. Moderated by Dr. Divine Pryor; Panelist Vanda Seward of the Department of Correction and Community Supervision. Also joining the event will be faith-based leaders, Fortune Society and other special guests. This event is brought to the community in partnership with the NAACP Brooklyn Branch, the 79th Precinct Community Council, Community Board 3, District Attorney Charles Hynes and the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.