Hello Brooklyn: Wednesday December 1, 2021


DENOUNCES ATTACKS ON BODEGAS YEMENI: The Yemeni American Merchants Association calls for action after a series of attacks on Yemeni bodegas, with a demand-justice rally scheduled for this afternoon on December 1, said Pastor Gilford Monrose of the GodSquad / 67e Constituency Clergy Council. The Yemeni American Merchants Association (YAMA) is gravely concerned about the spate of attacks on Yemeni bodegas in recent weeks in New York City, with the latest attack in Brooklyn against 18-year-old Zayid Muthana who was shot in his head while working in his family’s bodega.

Zayid Muthana’s family – who were reported in stable condition at the time of going to press Tuesday night – will participate with the Yafa Community Center, United Bodega of America, and Bodega and Small Business Group, 67th Precinct Clergy Council, Inc. and elected officials are expected to participate in the call to action, which will take place at 1854 Nostrand Ave. from 12:30 p.m.

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OVER 1,400 ATTEND NEW BISHOP’S INSTALLATION MASS: Most Reverend Robert J. Brennan has been installed as eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn yesterday, with about 1,400 filling St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral in Prospect Heights. During his homily centered on the celebrated feast of St. Andrew (November 30), Bishop Brennan spoke of this apostle as being out and among the people and that he will also do so as he learns. get to know the people of the diocese. .

Speaking fondly of her two years as Bishop of Columbus, Brennan, originally from New York, said it was good to be back home.

Bishop Robert Brennan carries the Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis officially declaring him 8th Bishop of Brooklyn, a diocese of 1.5 million Roman Catholics in nearly 200 Catholic parishes in the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.
Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Brooklyn
Bishop Robert J. Brennan greets priests outside St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral after Installation Mass. Because Brennan is already a bishop, having headed the Diocese of Columbus, he was installed rather than ordained.
Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Brooklyn

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“ACCESS TO LANGUAGES FOR ALL”: Chancellor of Schools Meisha Porter and New York City Council launched “Language Access for All,” a historic investment of $ 4 million to improve awareness, engagement and communication with multilingual families in New York City. This unprecedented investment focuses on four critical areas of multilingual city-wide “know your rights” campaigns; expand means of communication and tools to reach more families; capacity building for access to languages ​​for school staff; and partnering with community organizations to offer multilingual family workshops and language support.

In addition, the Ministry of Education is expanding its central translation and interpretation unit, which will allow the translation of the Individual Education Program (IEP) to any family in the language of their choice on request at the school of their choice. choice. Families can also call 718-935-2013 or visit schools.nyc.gov/hello.

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BROOKLYN MUSEUM TOY DRIVE: The Brooklyn Museum has partnered with the Vulcan Society, and Grandma’s Hands, FOOD Foundation and elected officials to sponsor a holiday toy donation drive. Donors can bring new, unwrapped toys for children ages 0-14 to the Museum’s Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion and Lobby on the 1st floor. during opening hours, from Wednesday to Sunday until December 17, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New York City Council Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Congressmen Yvette Clarke and Hakeem Jeffries have teamed up with the Brooklyn Museum for its annual holiday toy drive.

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WORLD AIDS DAY FILM SCREENINGS: New York arts organization Visual AIDS returns to the Brooklyn Museum to commemorate Art Free Day 2021 with a screening of ENDURING CARE like today, december 1 marks the annual celebration of world aids day. The program, which runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and takes place within 3e floor Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, includes seven short films that explore the stories of the ongoing HIV epidemic, including those of harm reduction, prison abolition and the long-term effects of drugs, while honoring community care and mutual aid strategies. Free, but tickets must be pre-booked through the Brooklyn Museum website: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/film_visual_aids_december_2021

A discussion with the filmmakers of the program follows the screening, presented in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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“WE SPEAK ART”: Practice English and discuss art during a special “We Speak Art” program at the Brooklyn Museum. Attendees of this free event (register in advance on the museum’s website) can join with other English language learners to practice their conversational English skills with a discussion inspired by a work of art . All levels of English proficiency are welcome at “We Speak Art”, tomorrow Thursday, December 2, from 6 pm to 7 pm, in the Rubin Hall on the first floor of the museum.

Hablemos de Arte, a similar program for people wishing to learn and practice their Spanish conversation skills, will take place on the following Thursday, December 9, from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Register on the Museum’s website.

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SALSA AND SOCIAL DANCE: Salsa evening on the parterre of Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Pavilion (across the brick pillars from the lobby) Thursday, December 9. The Balmir Dance Society will start the evening with a dance class at 6 p.m.

The runway then opens with live music and performances from Brooklyn’s top Latin dance teams. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance through the Museum’s website.

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NOMINATE BUSINESS LEADERS FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Crain’s New York company seeking nominations for its special editorial article on Black History Month in publication February 2022. Subscribers can nominate Black executives – individuals and organizations – for their success and accomplishments over the past 18 months. Crain’s seeks appointments in all sectors for executives with at least 10 years in a leadership role.

The deadline for the print edition of Monday February 21, 2022 is just before midnight January 7.

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COBBLE HILL HOLIDAY MARKET: FAD Market – an organized pop-up market for fashion, art and design – has an extensive collection of small-batch products from local manufacturers in Cobble Hill – just in time for holiday shopping. The Weekend Market features a rotating roster of over 100 emerging New York-based brands, designers and small businesses – offering a curated selection of handcrafted clothing, homeware, stationery and accessories to infinity.

The market is open December 4 and 5, 11-12 and 18-19 at The Invisible Dog Art Center and St. Paul’s Church, 190 Court St. in Cobble Hill, Congress St.

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THE CHALLENGE OF THE FOOD BANK OF THE 5 ARRONDISSEMENTS: Food Bank For New York City, along with longtime partner Bank of America and media partners iHeartMedia, Univision and WNBC, kicked off Giving Tuesday with the 2nd Annual 5 Boroughs Challenge which runs through December 31st. The 5 Borough Challenge is a media campaign that will contribute to the food bank’s overall goal of providing 20 million meals by the end of the year to New Yorkers most in need. The challenge consists of five teams, one for each borough, with a goal of raising $ 20,000. Bank of America will match the total of $ 100,000 raised by the teams for a total of $ 200,000.

Giving Tuesday also launched a digital 4X match campaign as well as a 6-week brand awareness and fundraising video campaign on Spectrum, LinkNYC terminals, JFK and LaGuardia airports screens, MTA metro signs. and retail stores in the five boroughs.

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NETS AND ADIDAS PARTNER FOR YOUTH: The Brooklyn Nets and adidas have formed a multi-year partnership that will focus on connecting with the youth community through basketball. To celebrate the launch of the partnership, the Brooklyn Nets Basketball Academy and James Harden, currently in his second season with the Nets, hosted a clinic for more than 130 youth from six community organizations in partnership with adidas.

Founded in 2016, the Academy has, in its first five years, hosted over 30,000 children at over 450 events while working with over 225 community partners, ultimately reaching 60,000 people. Harden’s teammates Cam Thomas, Bruce Brown and Day’Ron Sharpe have personal sponsorship deals with adidas.

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PRISON BUILDING “BASED ON DIGNITY AND RESPECT”: The New York Design and Build Department (DDC) selected four separate teams of designers and builders to receive design-build contracts to prepare the sites where four new borough-based prisons will be built in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx. In three of the boroughs, including Brooklyn, design-build teams will dismantle existing facilities at sites and construct temporary “pivot spaces” to facilitate transfers from the New York Department of Corrections for court appearances during construction. .

Design and construction companies participating in the program will have a rare opportunity to build facilities based on dignity and respect, providing better connections to the justice system. The facilities will be designed to meet the needs of families as well as providers of medical, mental health, education and therapy programs.


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