Parks Department Urban Rangers treated visitors to a close examination of the horseshoe crab and tour of their spawning grounds at a “Wildlife Viewing: Horseshoe Crabs” event held at the Salt Marsh Nature Center at 3302 Avenue U on Saturday, June 8th. Urban Park Rangers Li Jiang

On Saturday, June 8th, Marine Park Alliance (MPA) Volunteer Day, a hardy group of volunteers gathered at the Marine Park Avenue U meadow, located by the shoreline side of the park, to weed, clean and plant dozens of milkweed plants for migrating monarch butterflies. “Today,

It was standing room only at the Community Board 18 (CB18) office, at 1097 Bergen Avenue, where a hastily planned, last minute Special Meeting was called by the Department of City Planning (DCP) on Thursday, May 30th, to vote on the third and final proposal

Faculty, family members and classmates gathered in the auditorium of P.S. 207, at 4011 Fillmore Avenue, for the Fillmore Academy Drama Club’s final performance of the school year – its theatrical production of Disney’s Moana JR. Premiering on Wednesday, May 22nd, with a final curtain

A variety of unique and handmade treasures could be found at the Marine Park Alliance (MPA) Arts and Crafts Showcase at the Fillmore Avenue entrance to Marine Park on Sunday, May 19th, but it was also about community and enjoying all the park has to

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.