Play Ball! Opening Day for Gerritsen Beach Little League

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The Gerritsen Beach Little League marched down Gerritsen Avenue to Larry Veling Field Saturday for the annual Opening Day ceremony.

The Gerritsen Beach Little League is staffed by volunteers who donate their time to coach, or serve on the Little League Board of Directors.

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Senator Golden: Troop Drive

TALEBAN FLEE SCARED OF AFGHAN POLICE AND SCOTS TROOPS

This holiday season Senator Golden is hosting a Troop Drive

Please drop off any donations by FRIDAY
3604 Quentin Road
Monday and Friday between 9 am and 12 pm
or on Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm

Suggested donations include: tube socks (Green/Black), Tan and Green T-shirts, unscented baby powder, games (Domino’s, Checkers, Chess) chap stick/lip balm, batteries, Long Johns, snacks, phone cards, batteries, baby wipes, Pop Tarts, shaving cream, razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, sun screen, toilet paper, mac and cheese, mouthwash, toiletries, canned  goods, snacks chips, powdered drinks, cup of soup, DVD’s, books, magazines, sun block, flea, envelopes, pens and pencils, paperback books, playing cards, tick and lice powder, and holiday cards.

Feel free to call the office for further details at 718-238-6044.

Community Tree Lighting

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Gerritsen Beach residents and business and community members turned out for the annual tree-lighting ceremony at St. James.

The lighting is a volunteer effort led by the Gerritsen Beach Property Owners Association. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a visit from Santa, and music from the Gerritsen Beach Community Marching Band and Resurrection Children Choir.

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Oktoberfest

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The sun was bright and warm, the sky was blue and the green was green for Oktoberfest in Larry Veling field this Saturday.

The Knights of Columbus always puts on a great event, as there were many activities and rides to keep the family occupied.

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Events: VFW & Marine Corps Support the Troops Rally

SUPPORT THE TROOPS RALLY
SATURDAY, 1 OCTOBER 2011
12 NOON – 5:00 PM
2414 Gerritsen avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229

The Marine Corps League Brooklyn No.1 Detachment 217 and The Argonne Marine Park Post No. 107 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will be holding a “Support The Troops Rally” at the VFW Post 107.

This rally, a part of Operation: Brooklyn Shoe Box, is being held to get the Brooklyn Community involved in helping by donating basic goods – personal and comfort items, as in the attached flyer, for our troops in harm’s way, fighting those who threaten our freedom and our way of life. Monetary donations will also be accepted to help defray the cost of packing and shipping these items.

Food and soft beverages will be available for those who attend and offer a donation as specified above. There will be DJ music, an appearance by the Gerritsen Beach Marching Band, a display of vehic1es by the United States Marine Corps, the Gerritsen Beach Volunteer Fire Department, NYPD, and EMT.

It is our hope that all members of the Brooklyn Community gets involved in this effort and show our military men and women that we support their efforts.

SUGGESTED DONATION ITEMS: (ALL ITEMS SHOULD BE FRAGRANCE FREE)

STATIONERY ITEMS:
Envelopes, Greeting Cards, Pens & Pencils, Lined Note Pads, AT&T Worldwide  Phone Cards
Batteries -All Sizes
ENTERTAINMENT ITEMS:
,Playing Cards,Travel Board Games, Dominoes, Crossword Puzzles, Word Find, Puzzle Books, Paperback Books, DVDs, CDs
COMFORT FOODS & SNACKS ITEMS:
Hard Candy - individually wrapped, Beef Jerky, Granola Bars, Energy Bars, Protein Bars, Fig Bars, Raisins, Dried Fruits wrapped
Cookies -wrapped, Crackers – Pretzels -wrapped, Nuts -wrapped (all kinds), Coffee Singles, Tea Bags - individually wrapped, Oatmeal Packets - individually wrapped, Creamers - individually wrapped, Sugar/Sweeteners - individually wrapped, Peanut Butter, Chewing Gum, Bottled Water
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS: Tissues, Wet Wipes, Hand Sanitizers - pocket sized, Clorox Wipes, Q-Tips ,Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Soap/Deodorent - travel-sized, Shampoos, Feminine Hygiene -(tampons, etc.), Hand Lotion, Foot Powder, Razors, Disposable, Shaving Cream, Insect Repellant, Sewing Kits - small, Eye Glass repair Kits, Advil / Tylenol, Socks Dark Colored,  Zip-Locked Bag

Events: Model Railroad Exhibit

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This weekend at the Nature Center is a free model railroad exhibit

September 24 & 25

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Events: Senior Idol

IT’S SHOWTIME!

What: Brooklyn’s 5th Senior Idol Singing Competition
Sponsored by AARP Chapter #5055 with State Senator Marty Golden
When: Saturday Night – October 1, 2011 Xaverian High School @ 8PM

Admission: $15 at the door (Includes 5 Raffle Tickets)

EMCEE: Mr. Joe Franklin

Guest Judges: Frankie Marra, Nancy Liatsis and Joe Loposky

AUDIENCE TAKES PART IN VOTING, SO LET’S COME OUT IN LARGE NUMBERS TO SUPPORT GERRITSEN BEACH’S OWN

ANTHONY D’AGOSTA!!!!

Wine Tasting + Audience Participation + Raffles

$500 Prize provided by TD Bank

For more information call: Senator Marty Golden’s office: 718 238-6044

Gerritsen Beach 9/11 Ceremony

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Marine Park 9/11 Ceremony

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In Marine Park, hundreds of people packed in front of the construction site of the new field house.

The ceremony was sponsored by State Senator Marty Golden.

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Events: Open Mic Night at Kidde Beach

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Open mic night at Kiddie Beach presented by Ice Cream U Scream is this Friday, September 9th, 7pm-11pm.

Last year was a success and a great fundraiser for Kiddie Beach

Events: Dan’s 5k Fun Run

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Dan’s 5k Fun Run in Gerritsen Beach, has grown to be a must to-do event for runners (and walkers) in our area. It has also become a great event for runners in the brooklyn area to participate in.

This year the run will be in Memory of Jimmy Flynn and Harry McCandless and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Adult races trophies will be given out for best time, pee-wee races all children get medals.

There is a post race party at the Cort Club from 12pm-4pm there will be food, soda, rides, music and a horseshoe tournament.
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There will also be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffles (grand prize $3,000) tickets are $20.00 a piece.

For more information contact Dan Foster at (718) 986-9734

Dan Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes Dan’s 5K Fun Run for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

 

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk
Saturday, September 17, 2011

  • Pre-Registration: $20
  • Race Day: $25
  • Non-Participants: $10
  • Pee-Wee Race: $5

 

Previous Coverage:

Allen Avenue Block Party Saturday

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The Allen Avenue block party is this Saturday!

The block party association wants everyone to try and move their cars early and they also want everyone to know the permit is legit and to see the block party captain for any permit related questions.

 

Update 8/19/2011 There is also the Plumb 1st Street Block party on Saturday

Events: Dan’s 5K Fun Run & Walk

Dan’s 5k Fun Run in Gerritsen Beach, has grown to be a must to-do event for runners (and walkers) in our area. It has also become a great event for runners in the brooklyn area to participate in.

This year the run will be in Memory of Jimmy Flynn and Harry McCandless and in support of all families affected by cancer.

Register now for $20.00
Register on race day (9am-10:45) $25.00
Non-participants $10
Pee-wee race $5.00 (First 150 registered will receive shirts)

Adult races trophies will be given out for best time, pee-wee races all children get medals.

There is a post race party at the Cort Club from 12pm-4pm there will be food, soda, rides, music and a horseshoe tournament.

There will also be a chinese auction and 50/50 raffles (grand prize $3,000) tickets are $20.00 a piece.

For more information contact Dan Foster at (718) 986-9734

Dan Foster was diagnosed with rectal cancer a decade ago. His doctor, anticipating surgery, told him that dropping from 230 to 170 pounds would greatly assist his recovery. He lost the weight and, having experienced the fruits of exercise for the first time in his life, has since embarked on many long-distance fund-raising walks. In 1999, a recurrence of the cancer spread to his lungs, but he now has a clean bill of health. He organizes Dan’s 5K Fun Run for cancer charities from his home in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn.

Dan’s 5k Fun Run and Walk
Saturday, September 17, 2011

  • Pre-Registration: $20
  • Race Day: $25
  • Non-Participants: $10
  • Pee-Wee Race: $5

Previous Coverage:

 

Events: Vollies Card Party

Gerrittsen Beach Vol Fire Department

Please come join us at the Cort Club tonight (Friday, June 24 · 7:00pm – 10:00pm) for our annual card party!

It is a little late to donate itmes to the cause but if you would like you may check out our Donations and Wishlist page.

Thanks and we hope to see you there

Vollies Hosting Blood Drive – Free Mets Tickets

Photo by Metsfan84, (Citi Field during the first regular season game at the ballpark. 4/13/09. )

 

Come join the Gerrittsen Beach Volunteer Fire Dept for their annual Blood Drive.

Saturday, June 18 · 9:00am – 3:00pm

All successful donors will receive one pair of mets tickets for an up-coming game. Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health.

Give the gift of life, give blood.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
Gerrittsen Beach Fire Dept– 1-718-332-9292 OR
NYC Blood Center– 1-800-688-0900

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