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Moon Festival

Moon Festival

Date:     Sunday Sep 15, 2013, 11:30am to 4:30pm

Place:    Leif Ericson Park (65-67 Street, 8 Avenue)

Purpose: Celebrate and promote the culture of Moon Festival:

Traditional Cheong Sam costume by models from different ethnicities, performance by national champion singers, street dance, bands, modern and classic songs, lantern riddle, food from different ethnicities, calligraphy, community information, festival snacks.

Featuring: 2pm: Kids receive festival lanterns and join in parade.

September 15, 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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NYC DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OPENS STUDENT REGISTRATION CENTERS ACROSS THE CITY

Annual Registration Effort for New or Re-entering Students Runs August 28 - September 18

The New York City Department of Education has opened nine Student Registration Centers across the five boroughs to enroll new students for the start of school. All new high school students, including those with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), must register at a Student Registration Center in their borough of residence.

August 29, 2013
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NARROWS BOTANICAL GARDENS PRESENTS : FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA

NARROWS BOTANICAL GARDENS PRESENTS : FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA

 

DATE : SEPT 6 FRIDAY

 

TIME: SUNDOWN

 

PRESENTING THE TIME MACHINE (original version)

 

In case of inclement weather day of event / call 718 748-4810 after 3:00 for recording

 

BRING a picnic and snacks, chairs, blankets - sit back and enjoy

 

LOCATION: just inside the park area between 70 - 69 St off Shore Road

 

September 6, 7:26 PM - 9:30 PM
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50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's history-changing speech

This Wednesday, August 28th, marks the 50th anniversary of the "March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom."

 

That historic day in 1963 is now perhaps best remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, which has taken its place among the most important speeches in our nation's history.

 

Dr. King's "Dream" that his children would "one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character" still inspires millions of Americans to this day.

 

August 28, 2013
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Back to School Photo Contest

 

Good afternoon!

 

We wanted to share this photo contest with you, in the hope that you'll send it to your friends and colleagues. The contest is for Education Professionals and parents in NYC, as we head into the start of the year. There is no purchase necessary. Entry is totally free. The prize is an iPad.

 

We know that you're busy, in this back-to-school season, and we appreciate your time! (We also think teachers and parents would appreciate the chance to win an iPad!)

 

CONTEST:

Show us your Best Back to School Photos!

August 28, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS RESIDENTS OF TWO UPCOMING FAMILY EVENTS

Family Day in McKinley Park & A performance by The Italian Opera Company in Bensonhurst Park this week

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is reminding residents of two free upcoming events for the community. These events will take place this week in Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, and are an opportunity for residents to enjoy the last few days of summer with family and friends in our local community parks.

 

This Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5pm to 7:30pm is the annual Family Day event in McKinley Park. This event will have music, games, rides, and karaoke for the whole family to enjoy.

 

August 27, 2013
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To gather information for the development of policy on Growing Computer and Video Game Development in New York

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin GoldenPublic Meeting: To gather information for the development of policy on GrowingComputer and Video Game Development in New YorkPlace: RIT Center for Media, Arts, Games, Interaction and Creativity(MAGIC), 1600 Student Innovation Hall, Bldg. 87, Rochester Instituteof Technology, 102 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.Contact: Meg Brown (518) 455-2730Media Contact: Ray Riley (718) 238-6044ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

October 22, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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To gather information for the development of policy on Growing Computer and Video Game Development in New York

Senate Select Committee on Science, Technology, Incubation and EntrepreneurshipChair: Senator Martin GoldenPublic Meeting: To gather information for the development of policy on GrowingComputer and Video Game Development in New YorkPlace: Pfizer Auditorium, Dibner Building, 5 MetroTech Center,Brooklyn, New YorkTime: 9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.Contact: Meg Brown (518) 455-2730Media Contact: Ray Riley (718) 238-6044ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLY

September 20, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GOLDEN ON NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL VOTE TO OVERRIDE MAYOR BLOOMBERG’S VETO OF COMMUNITY SAFE ACT

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Golden (R-C-I), following the New York City Council vote to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of The Community Safe Act, issued the following statement:

 

“Today the New York City Council voted to make New York City less safe. These bills will do nothing to further the safety and security of New Yorkers. As a former police officer, I can tell you that instituting these policies will tie the hands of the New York City Police Department, make the job of a Police Officer harder, and make being a successful criminal easier. The blood of the innocent is now on the hands of the City Council members who supported this flawed and misguided piece of legislation.”

August 22, 2013
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STATEMENT FROM SENATOR GOLDEN ON THE EXTENSION OF THE BROOKLYN TO MANHATTAN FERRY SERVICE

Brooklyn, NY – Following reports that ferry service from the Brooklyn Army Terminal to Manhattan is being extended until January, State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) issued the following statement:

“For years, ferry service has been a top priority for me, and I am happy to report that it looks like the Brooklyn to Manhattan Ferry is now set to run through January. This is not a permanent solution, but a step in the right direction, and will continue to provide an appropriate alternative while the R train remains under construction. I will continue to lobby for a permanent ferry for all of our residents, and I ask all members of the community to help increase ridership by telling their friends, neighbors, and family that the ferry to Manhattan continues!”

August 21, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN REMINDS RESIDENTS OF NEW BASIC STAR REQUIREMENTS

New York State Department of Taxation and Finance is now requiring all Basic STAR recipients to register with the New York State Department of Finance in addition to NYC application process.

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) today is reminding homeowners who receives a Basic STAR property tax exemption will need to register with the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance to keep getting the STAR exemption in 2014 and beyond. This is part of a new effort to eliminate fraud and protect property taxpayers.

August 20, 2013
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GOLDEN GETS ACTION ON ABANDONED RIDGE BOULEVARD PROPERTY

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today is announcing that in response to his complaint made to the New York City Department of Housing and Preservation Development, nine non-emergency Class B violations have been issued to the property at 7701 Ridge Boulevard.

 

The violations cite the accumulation of refuse, rubbish and poorly maintained conditions on the property, as well as violations to repair the waste water line, abate the evidence of a water leak on the ceilings and walls, the need to replace electrical, repair locks on doors, floors and more. The full listing of violations can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd.

 

August 15, 2013
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Bike Path Maitenance Update

Senator Golden recently met with officials from the Department of Transportation Arterial Maintenance Division, as well as officials with the Parks Department, regarding maintenance issues related to the tree pits, overgrown weeds and grass, along the bike path in and around the Bridges that cross the Belt Parkway.

 

Please know that today, we have been advised that crews were assigned to complete work today from 65th Street to 92nd Street, and it is the plan that a second crew will be dispatch and assigned, to clean up the bike path area from 92nd Street through Bay Parkway.

August 14, 2013
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SENATOR GOLDEN PARTNERS WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES ASKING LOCAL RESIDENTS TO DONATE SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS

Event, hosted by Catholic Charities and OLA Human Service Center, gives school supplies donated by community to children in need at their August 22 event

 

Brooklyn, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I) is calling on community residents to join him in donating school supplies for local children in need. Partnering with Catholic Charities and Our Lady of Angels Human Service Center, Senator Golden is asking residents to donate backpacks, notebooks, folders, pens, and pencils for those children who are most in need. The supplies will be given out at the 3rd Annual Back to School Event.

 

August 14, 2013
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GOLDEN, MALLIOTAKIS TO HOST FREE HEART, STROKE SCREENINGS

Legislators offer health services at district office

 

Senator Martin Golden (R,C,I-Brooklyn) and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I-Brooklyn, Staten Island) are teaming up with Heartscan Services to offer free heart and stroke screenings at their district office. A variety of tests aimed at early detection and prevention of health risks will be offered on August 27th, September 5th and September 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 7408 5th Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

 

August 13, 2013
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Blood Drive Tomorrow/Street Closures Summer Stroll Friday

On Wednesday, August 14th the 68th Precinct will be hosting a blood drive between the hours of 1pm and 7pm. There will be a blood mobile in front of the precinct located at 333 65th Street. If you can, please try to donate as this really is the gift of life.

DID YOU KNOW…

 

Only 2% of New Yorkers donate blood compared to

5% nationwide

 

Over 2,000 pints of blood are needed EVERY DAY to meet the needs of patients in over 200 New York and New Jersey hospitals 

One pint of blood can save up to 3 lives!

 

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August 13, 2013
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STATEMENT BY STATE SENATOR MARTY GOLDEN ON AN NYPD MONITOR

Albany, NY – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former Police Officer in the NYPD, today has issued the following statement regarding the decision by US District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin to impose an NYPD Monitor:

August 12, 2013
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