Community Outreach

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THE EC IS HOSTING AN INFORMATION SESSION SHOWCASING LABOR UNIONS FOR BROOKLYN RESIDENTS

Join us on May 5th at 12:00pm to meet Pathways 2 Apprenticeship and Lecet (Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust). P2A places individuals who live in low-income areas and have been previously justice involved in pre-apprenticeship programs. Many candidates go on to join various unions and mentor other peers. 

The event will take place at BLDG 92 on the 4th Floor. Our address is down below. For inquiries please email them to recruit@bnydc.org or call at (718) 907-5996

Our Address + Directions

The Brooklyn Navy Yard
Building 92, 3rd Floor
63 Flushing Avenue, (at Carlton Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Reminder – We Are Open!

In-person information sessions are held every Tuesday starting at 9:45 am.  
 
​Candidates who join our information sessions will.
_ Learn about available career opportunities on the Yard.
_ Receive a 1:1 career support service meeting.
_ Gain information about the Brooklyn Navy Yard. 
 
In person information sessions do not require a rsvp. Walk-ins are welcomed between 9:45 am – 10:00 am.

Information sessions will not permit walk-ins after 10 am. 


Can’t attend an in-person information session, join us virtually every Tuesday at 2pm
<<Click here to schedule a virtual Information Session>>

One on One Career Support Wednesdays 


Schedule a 1:1 career support session with our Employment Services Manager if you need mentorship for:
 
_ Interview preparation
_ Job search, and
_ Resume upgrades
 
1:1 career session is held for 20-minute intervals and must be reserved in advance. To schedule >> Click here to sign up <<

 


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Building 92, 3rd Fl | 63 Flushing Ave (at Carlton Ave) Brooklyn, NY 11205

Hello and Happy Spring!

Adams Street Library is beginning in-person programs for all ages starting next week. Check out our online calendar for a complete listing, including storytimes, teen tech time, family movie, book club, and more. Some programs, notably weekday storytimes, require registration online ahead of time. All library programs are free!
We have some exciting things coming up as well:

Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series: Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon

 Wed, Apr 13 2022    4:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Adams Street Library
For teens and adults

Adams Street Library is pleased to present the Emily Warren Roebling Speaker Series, which will feature successful women in a variety of fields speaking on her path to success. This program series is inspired by the achievements of Emily Warren Roebling, an engineer who completed work on the Brooklyn Bridge in 1883.

People of all ages are welcome to attend, especially young folks in our local middle and high schools.

Join us for a conversation with Assembly member Jo Anne Simon, moderated by teen librarian Sasha Jones. Jo Anne has represented Brooklyn’s 52nd District in the NY State Assembly since 2014. She has passed major legislation on campaign finance reform, gun violence prevention, gender equity, and education.

Light refreshments will be available. This program will be simultaneously presented live on Zoom and recorded. If you are unable to attend in person, please register online for the Zoom link and/or to get the recording.
Commodore Barry Park, April-June 2022
For kids
How and why do octopuses change colors? Did cavepeople really live in caves? Children and their caregivers will discover these answers and many more at The Big Question, a free series hosted by Adams Street Library and Walt Whitman Library, in collaboration with Brooklyn Book Bodega. At interactive workshops led by STEM experts, kids will explore some of life’s biggest questions—plus, they’ll get to take home books and curiosity kits about what they learned! Learn more at an upcoming info session:
April 2, 11am-1pm at Adams Street Library / April 9, 11am-1pm at Walt Whitman Libary
BKLYN Incubator is supported by generous funding provided by the Charles H. Revson Foundation.
First meeting Thursday, April 28, 6:00pm
For adults
Come together at Adams Street Library to discuss Intimations by Zadie Smith.
From back cover: “Written during the early months of lockdown, Intimations explores ideas, feelings, and questions prompted by an unprecedented situation. What does it mean to submit to a new reality—or to resist it? How do we compare relative sufferings? What is the relationship between time and work? In our isolation, what do other people mean to us? How do we think about them? What is the ration of contempt to compassion in a crisis? When an unfamiliar world arrives, what does it reveal about the world that came before it?”
Limited space, register in advance. Copies of book available to check out at Adams Street beginning around April 5th to those who pre-registered. Also available as an e-book.
Stay tuned for more to come at your library, including meeting room availability and bookings, summer reading,

Paid Focus Groups on COVID-19

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In conjunction with the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is inviting you and other New Yorkers who are 18 years old and over to learn about the impact of COVID-19 and share your thoughts on the fairest way to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine, once it is available.

The discussion which will take place via Zoom over two half-days in December. Participants will receive a $150 electronic gift card. Check your eligibility by filling out this survey.

 

family with alzheimers

If are you are caring for a family member with memory and thinking problems, the NYU Langone Family Support Program is here to help you navigate through the challenges of caregiving. All services are free and available online and by phone including:

º     Individual and family care consultations
º     Resource information
º     Caregiver support groups
º     Home activity programs for people within the early stages of dementia/memory loss
º     Programs that people with memory loss and family caregivers can attend together
º     Caregiver education webinars
º     Special assistance fund for caregiver respite

This program is supported by a grant from the New York State Department of Health and is available to caregivers in New York City’s five boroughs.

Call the NYU Langone Family Support Program at 646-754-2277 or visit nyulangone.org/memorydisordersupport

COMMUNITY INFORMATION :

05.11, 05,12, 05.14 or 05.22

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse offers free kayaking in the East River and New York Harbor, including free use of boats, paddles, and life vests. Currently recruiting new volunteers to train for the Summer 2022 season. No experience required–bring sunscreen, water bottle, and a hat.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Emerging Designer Tours – Sat 05.14 @ 9:30 or 10:45am
Youth ages 15-19 interested in careers in design and fabrication are invited to tour the Brooklyn Navy Yard to meet working designers, visit their studios, and gain insights into how they started their small businesses. Tour will culminate at the Brooklyn STEAM Center High School.
Bklyn Outdoor & Indoor Block Party – Sat 05.14 / 11am-3pm Join Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, City Point and Brooklyn Bridge Parents for this free block party for kids ages 1-12, featuring a bouncy house, Lego building, arts & crafts, live music, Pokemon, soccer games, and the Brooklyn Library Kids Mobile.
Fort Greene Park Central Lawn Grand Reopening – Sat 05.14 @ 12pm
The northern half of the central lawn, closed since late August 2021, is reopening for passive use for humans, and on-leash use for four-legged friends. Stop by to lay in the grass, have a picnic, and enjoy music and the company of your neighbors!
FAB Fulton Art360 – Sat 05.14 / 12-5pm
ART360º invites the community to explore familiar environs and discover art around you every day! Check out iconic street art, take a tour, watch temporary window and sidewalk chalk murals being created live, and engage in hands-on activities like screenprinting, drawing, and more.
Gates Pedestrian Plaza Community Feedback Survey – extended to Sun 05.15
DOT and FAB Fulton would like to hear from you about the proposed pedestrian plaza at Gates Avenue, making safety improvements along the Gates school corridor, Fulton Street, and creating a stronger and safer connection along Vanderbilt when crossing Fulton and A
feedback.
DUMBO Drop 2022 – Sat 05.21 / 3-8pm
Witness thousands of elephants dropping onto Washington Street at this annual block party and fundraiser for DUMBO’s Title 1 public STEAM schools: PS307 and The Dock Street Middle School. Featuring Pokemon, a nerf test range, crafts, book giveaways, block building, and face painting.
Brooklyn Navy Yard Spring Market – Sat 05.21 & Sun 05.22 Celebrate design at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Spring Market featuring 30+ Yard designers, eating and drinking, music, and an outdoor interactive sustainable design exhibit to illuminate how design is addressing issues of sustainability. Visitors can learn how to fix broken household items, ride an electric motorcycle, and learn how to reduce food waste.
Home Repair Grants – online now
NHS Brooklyn invites eligible homeowners to apply for grants of up to $20,000 for essential home repairs, awarded on a first-come, rolling basis.
 The NYC Health Department’s free, online “Rat Academy” workshops. Multiple dates and times available, offered in English or Spanish. Sign up here.
Local Notices:
Free Citi Bike Mechanic Training – starts 05.09, 06.08, or 07.12
The Bike Path program trains participants for employment with Citi Bike. Criminal justice involved people are welcome. Women and gender non-conforming people are welcome. There are no educational, mechanical, or certification requirements.
Brooklyn District Attorney High School Internships – application due Thu 05.12
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has announced the start of the application period for
sophomores, juniors and seniors interested
Local Notices:
Free Citi Bike Mechanic Training – starts 05.09, 06.08, or 07.12
The Bike Path program trains participants for employment with Citi Bike. Criminal justice involved people are welcome. Women and gender non-conforming people are welcome. There are no educational, mechanical, or certification requirements.
Brooklyn District Attorney High School Internships – application due Thu 05.12
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has announced the start of the application period for high school rising sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in participating in a 4-week, in-person summer internship to learn more about about careers and roles in the criminal justice system.
Landlords Can’t Raise Rents If They Accept Pandemic Assistance – advisory
NY Attorney General Letitia James
system.
Landlords Can’t Raise Rents If They Accept Pandemic Assistance – advisory
NY Attorney General Letitia James has issued an advisory reminding landlords that they cannot raise rents if they accept/ed funding from the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). Landlords who accept ERAP payments are prohibited from raising rents for one year after receiving funds. Visit OAG’s tenant help website for free legal advice or representation.
New York State Cannabis Workforce Site – online now
The New York State Department of Labor has launched a new one-stop shop of resources for individuals interested in working and building relevant professional skills in the New York Cannabis Industry. The website will be updated as new opportunities become available.
new opportunities become available.
CUNY: Paid Interview for Black, Hispanic, Latino/a Parents – online now
A team at the City University of New York (CUNY) is seeking to learn from Black, Hispanic, and Latino/a parents about their perspectives on childhood vaccination for COVID-19. If you are an NYC parent of a child between 5-11 years old who is not vaccinated, you may be eligible to participate in a 45-minute,
COVID-19 Reminders:
Free walk-up vaccines and booster shots continue to be widely available, and New Yorkers can request a free in-home vaccine or booster at nyc.gov/homevaccine.
Every U.S. home is eligible for 2 sets of 4 free at-⁠home tests. Most health plans are also offering 8 at-home COVID-19 test kits per person, per month, for free or via reimbursement.
Wearing verified masks in indoor public settings is still recommended AND still required in the following settings: MTA buses & trains, NYC taxis and for-hire vehicles, NYC Ferry boats, Staten Island Ferry, Port Authority transit hubs, PATH trains, nursing homes, care facilities, correctional facilities, detention centers, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, Broadway theaters.
Free Navy Yard Citi Bike Mechanic Training – starts 04.04, 05.02, 05.30, or 06.27
The Bike Path program trains participants for employment with Citi Bike. Applicants must be 18+, punctual, productive, work well with colleagues, and take direction. Criminal justice involved people are welcome. Women and gender non-conforming people are welcome. There are no educational, mechanical, or certification requirements.
requirements.