The Canarsie Courier wishes dancing machine, comedian and website guy, Vinny Marra, a very Happy Birthday on Tuesday, May 28th!  We hope you are working on new material for your comedy routine at the Christmas party!  Enjoy your day!

At the 100th MD 20 Convention held in Binghamton, New York, May 3rd to 5th, the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club received a distinguished recognition from LCI (Lions Clubs International), the parent organization of Lions worldwide. The prestigious Senior Master Key was presented to the club’s

On Friday, May 10th, P.S. 207 and Fillmore Academy dazzled with their 15th Annual Art Show, showcasing the creativity and talent of their students. The event, held in the school’s gym, at 4011 Fillmore Avenue, was a vibrant display of artwork, photos and handmade storybooks,

A Community Memorial Service was held for Marine Park resident James (Jim) O. Buchanan (October 16, 1945–April 12, 2024) at the Carmine Carro Community Center, 3000 Fillmore Avenue, on Saturday, May 4th. Jim loved Marine Park and was actively involved in the community, having served

A group of dedicated 69th Precinct YCOs (Youth Coordination Officers) joined forces with students from the Canarsie Educational Campus and the Young Explorers club to organize a Walk Against Gun Violence. The teenagers marched from Canarsie High to Conklin Avenue and East 96th Street, where

(April 19, 2024) On March 18th, the Brooklyn Nets came to P.S. 236, sponsored by EVERFI, which helps students find a great career. Basketball player Cam Johnson from the Nets visited P.S. 236! This new EVERFI program was a success. EVERFI provides unrivaled cloud-based digital

Oh, the Things You’ll See at P.S. 207’s performance of Seussical JR.! On Monday, April 15th, family, faculty and classmates gathered to watch Fillmore Academy Drama Club’s evening performance of Seussical JR. Throughout four productions, with two ensemble casts, “Blue Fish” and “Red Fish,” P.S. 207 students

It felt like Hollywood in Canarsie when over 100 people attended the premiere of a powerful, anti-gun violence documentary, Beyond the Silence: A Stand Against Gun Violence, at the Hebrew Educational Society (H.E.S.), on Sunday, April 14th. Answering the community’s call to stand up against

The Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) hosted its inaugural Floyd Bennett Field! Public Arts Festival on April 19-21, 2024.  The family-friendly event had something for everyone, including live music, silent disco, ranger-led activities, lawn games, a makers market, food trucks and access to historic buildings,

On Thursday, April 18th, family members, faculty, classmates and firefighters gathered at St. Edmund Preparatory High School, at 2474 Ocean Avenue, to honor the student recipients of the Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship. The Steven H. Pollard ’06 Memorial Scholarship is a half-tuition scholarship

In the midst of escalating antisemitic sentiments and hate-fueled demonstrations on college campuses, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s presentation on April 15th, hosted by the Hebrew Educational Society (H.E.S.), at 9502 Seaview Avenue, provided a beacon of hope and resilience against the dark specter of intolerance.

On Sunday, April 14th, one day before Tax Day, a groundswell of voices rose in unison, echoing the sentiment that has become a rallying cry for many: “New Yorkers Come First.” A huge rally of hundreds of fed-up citizens gathered with their American flags, Back

On Saturday, April 13th, the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions celebrated their 67th anniversary with a lavish breakfast, held at Canarsie Ascend/Holy Family School Auditorium, 9719 Flatlands Avenue. In her welcoming remarks to the 100 patrons, President, Lion, Dr. Jean Joseph, sang the praises of the club

It was a no-show for a number of city, state and federal agencies invited to a Public Safety Meeting on Wednesday, April 10th, at the Carmine Carro Community Center in Marine Park, to discuss growing concerns regarding the migrant tent shelter at Floyd Bennett Field

On April 6th, the Brooklyn Canarsie Lions Club hosted a College and Vocational Career Fair at P.S. 276 Louis Marshall School, located at 1070 East 83rd Street. The event catered to students grades 8-12, adult learners, returning students and veterans. Over 100 students registered and