Saturday, January 23, 2010

Friends of Douglass/Greene Park winter benefit

Just beyond the Cobble Hill borders sits Thomas Greene Park, a profoundly underutilized and undeveloped location in a densely populated spot. It is ripe for expanded programming and so the
Friends of Douglass/Greene Park will host their annual winter benefit on Monday, February 1st at the rock-climbing gym Brooklyn Boulders to raise money for a new skate park addition.

WHEN:  Monday, February 1st from 6:00PM to 8:00PM  
WHERE: Brooklyn Boulder, 575 Degraw Street @ 3rd Avenue
$20 Donation includes climbing demonstrations, food and wine.
For more information, please contact: Sue Wolfe, 917-868-5332,

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

EPA public information meeting about Gowanus Canal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites you to attend a public information meeting to discuss community involvement tools available for the Gowanus Canal site.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
    from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
     in the auditorium of P.S. 32
      317 Hoyt Street
, Brooklyn, NY

Topics covered will include the formation of a Community Advisory Groups (CAG), Technical Assistance Grants (TAG) and Technical Assistance Support for Communities (TASC).  This meeting will include a formal presentation followed by a question and answer period.
For EPA contact info or other site related issues, click the 'READ MORE' link below

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Neighborhood Blood Drive

Approximately every two seconds, someone needs blood.

Fewer than 5 percent of healthy Americans eligible to donate blood actually donate each year. In New York, only 2% actually donate. You can change that easily. It takes less than a half hour to save someone's life, and next week you can do in right here in the neighborhood.
Wednesday, January 20
at the Scotto Funeral Home - 106 1st Place
1st floor (chapel right side)
3pm - 9pm

Just walk in with your ID and help out.

If you can't make it on Wednesday, we have a great Blood Donor Center nearby in Downtown Brooklyn at 120 Lawrence Street. Click here for their full contact info.

Friday, January 15, 2010

CHA books it to LICH

The event is old, but the photo op is recent, so here's a recap.

On October 24th, the CHA sponsored a Book Swap at the sitting park at Henry and Pacific Street to benefit the Long Island College Hospital.  The event provided a venue for unwanted books,  for neighbors to meet each other,  and gave a way to donate remainder books to patients at LICH.  Funds raised from residents who did not bring books to swap but purchased some books at the event helped the CHA purchase much needed folding tables for LICH's Community Affairs Department.

The Book Swap turned out to be a wonderful success. Thanks to the many volunteers who sorted through over 2000 donations and packaged 200 books at the end of the day for LICH patients. Neighbors met with neighbors, the 76th Precinct registered bikes, LICH provided blood pressure screening, and the quick-acting nursing staff may very well have saved one woman's life by escorting her to the emergency room with dangerously high blood pressure.

Look for another CHA/LICH Book Swap sometime in the spring (possibly April).
Thanks go to the many volunteers including Zippi Dvash, Natasha Burke, Debra Feldman and Doris Pallazo at LICH; Janet Barrett, Bryan Johnson, Jerry Armer, David Wenk, Christie Michaels, Joanne Nicholas, Roy Sloane, Judi Francis and Margaret Ablon from Cobble Hill.
 - - - pictured above Janet Barrett, Margaret Ablon, Judi Francis and Natasha Burke. 

Friday, January 8, 2010

Reminder: Recycle your Trees this Weekend; talk to Congresswoman Clark this Monday

Neighborhood CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING In Cooperation with Mulchfest 2010 by City of New York/ Parks and Recreation Department 
Sat. & Sun, 9:30 – 2:00 PM

Drop off your Christmas trees at Cobble Hill Park: Clinton and Verandah Place Wreaths and garlands cannot be accepted. Please remove lights and decorations. No artificial trees!

Special treat for those dropping off trees on Saturday!!!!
COOKIES from Olga Shraer, owner of Olga on Smith

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And then on Monday... 
the Cobble Hill Association invites you to
Community Roundtable meeting with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke

7:30pm @ Christ Church

for all the details click here.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Community Roundtable with Congresswoman Clarke

The Cobble Hill Association invites you to a Community Roundtable Meeting with our Congresswoman Yvette Clarke.

7:30pm on Monday, January 11th
@ Christ Church, 326 Clinton Street corner of Clinton and Kane 

This is part of the "Community Roundtable" series hosted by the Cobble Hill Association. It provides an opportunity for you to meet directly with your elected officials, and we are honored that Congresswoman Clarke will be our guest. This is an informal meeting where you can discuss any issue or concern directly with Congresswoman Clarke.

This event is free of charge and is open to the public.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

CHA Happy Hour kick off - TONIGHT

It's cold outside, so warm up with your Cobble Hill Association as it re-launches the 2010 happy hour series this Wednesday, January 6th. Pull up a chair at the specially reserved tables to share great drink deals and delicious food with fellow Cobble Hillbillies at at Watty & Meg, corner of Kane and Court Street.  See event flyer for full details.