IN THE NABES: Exemplary association, founded 1910, faces busy October
EDITORS’ NOTE: In Brooklyn Heights, the first official Landmark District in New York City, most people feel their neighborhood association is the epitome. Organized in 1910, the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) has fostered or initiated every urban improvement that ever occurred in the Heights. As an organization, it also serves as a conservator and watchdog over retention of quality of life, as well as the family-centric persona that generations of Brooklynites love about the Heights.
Following below are notes from the BHA on their work and the many October events of importance in this historic neighborhood.
Just as this community mobilized to fight the unacceptable Promenade Highway plan, we must come together now to demand a BQE that combats climate change, reconnects divided communities, improves public health and expands green space. Now is our chance to tell the city we expect nothing less than a visionary and bold transformation of the BQE.
It is critical that we demonstrate to the Mayor and the DOT that our community cares deeply about this issue. Please sign up and attend the community engagement meetings the city has organized.
Thursday, October 6th 2002 from 6:30 to 8:30pm – Corrider-wide discussion. Learn more and sign up. Note: This is the same meeting that was held on Sept 28, so if you participated in that meeting you don’t need to attend this one.
The following two workshops will be focused on what the DOT is calling “BQE Central” the 1.5 mile City-owned section from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street that includes the 0.4 mile-long triple cantilever and other bridges.
Thursday, October 13, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm – BQE Central Workshop (in person)
Registration details coming soon.
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. BQE Central Workshop (virtual)
Please register in advance: bit.ly/bqecentral-1
Celebrate City of Forest Day in the Promenade Gardens
Did you know that New York City is home to more than 7 million trees, hundreds of acres of woodlands, and miles of trails?
October 15th is “City of Forest Day” – a day of activities across the city to raise awareness of the importance of the New York City urban forest.
And you can learn about this in your own backyard with a tour of the Promenade Gardens! Learn about the benefits of green spaces and the ideology behind the planting of Honey Locust trees.
Meet at Pierrepont Playground Saturday, October 15th at 10am. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and will be led by Anil Chandrakumar, Brooklyn Heights Promenade Gardener
Brooklyn Heights Library Fall Benefit
The Friends of the Brooklyn Heights Branch Library will celebrate our new library with a benefit on the evening of Wednesday, October 19th from 7-9pm.
Tour the stacks ‘after hours’, meet book-loving friends and neighbors, and raise a glass to toast the new space on Cadman Plaza West at Tillary Street.
All proceeds from the evening will directly support the Brooklyn Heights Library. For sponsorship opportunities, email the Friends at Brooklyn Heights Library.
Promenade Halloween Parade is Back!
Save the Date! Saturday October 29 @10:30
The BHA will host the annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 29th at 10:30am. (Rain date October 30th)
Families will gather at the entrance to the Promenade on Clark Street and parade down to the cul-de-sac on Remsen Street. Dress in your most ghoulish costume and join the fun! First come, first served treats will be provided!
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