End-of-the-year Meeting of CuRBA
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

End-of-the-year Meeting of CuRBA

The tentative agenda is as follows:

  • Historic District: update by Louise Trubek, Chair of the CuRBA Historic District Committee, and Gib Viconi, Co-Chair of the Landmark Committee at PHNDC (Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council)

  • Filming in the neighborhood: Isabelle Broyer, President, will go over the issues and CuRBA's outreach to the Mayor's Office for Media and Entertainment (MOME)

  • Rodents: update by the members

  • 2019 election of officials for CuRBA (President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer): date and procedures

  • Dues for 2019

  • AOB

    ALL ARE INVITED

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Tour of the Neighborhood by Francis Morrone

The Historic Districts Council organized a tour of our neighborhood. It was a great way to learn and discover the history and architecture of where we live.

Check our YouTube Channel to see some excerpts.

Often we hear that the current Brooklyn Museum is a quarter of what it was initially meant to be. Francis Morrone, during a tour of the neighborhood, explain what the plan was, what was fueling and what happened in the end.


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Earth Day - Spring Cleanup
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day - Spring Cleanup

After a long winter, it is time to clean up!

What: We will pick up trash and debris on the median and the sidewalks between Plaza Street and Washington Avenue. If there is time (and energy) we will also include Underhill to St. Johns. 

Where to meet: the rendez-vous point will be outside of 41 Eastern Parkway

What time: 11 am. If you miss the start you will find us on the median.

What will be provided: garbage bags and basic gloves. 

Thanks to all who came to participate in our first Earth Day event. It was also an opportunity to speak about the historic district initiative and gather signatures. 

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#SaveBarSepia - Rally to Keep it open
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

#SaveBarSepia - Rally to Keep it open

After 14 years in business (16 since signing the lease), Bar Sepia at 234 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights Brooklyn, is slated to close on March 1,2018 a few days shy of its actual anniversary as the Landlord has refused to renew their lease. Bar Sepia is more than a local small business but served for years as an "unofficial" community center. Prospect Heights needs to keep it open.

Delissa makes a plea to be given another chance to keep her bar at a rally on 10 February in Brooklyn Copyrights CuRBA

More videos on CuRBA's YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/2BTsVRZ

If you could not make it you can still help:

Sign the Petition - Go to:  https://www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-bar-sepia-protect-neighborhood-small-business.

Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/SaveBarSepia

Contact local officials

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General CuRBA Meeting
Jan
30
7:30 PM19:30

General CuRBA Meeting

On the agenda:

  • summary of CuRBA’s activities in 2017
  • summary of the work by the historic committee
  • report on CuRBA’s finances
  • election of officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. 
  • Q& A and misc. 


If you are interested in running for one of these positions, please send a short biography (one paragraph) and why you are interested in running to curbaonep@gmail.com

Please note that we will be collecting the yearly membership fee of $10 at the meeting (cash only). Although one can pay at anytime during the year, you need to be in good standing to vote

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Preserving the History of Southern Prospect Heights
Oct
15
2:00 PM14:00

Preserving the History of Southern Prospect Heights

Creating an historic district in our neighborhood: FROM PARK LANDS TO OUR LANDS

Info Commons Auditorium - Brooklyn Public Library

The part of Prospect Heights between Eastern Parkway, St. John's Place, Plaza Street and Washington Avenue was originally set aside for Prospect Park. Later the Park Lands were sold and slated for townhouses. But by the early 1900s developers consolidated the lots and built multifamily dwellings. These buildings, erected between 1909 and 1929, created one of the first 'modern' apartment house districts in Brooklyn. A neighborhood was born.

See full event here and read more information on the project here

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Monthly CuRBA Meeting
Sep
12
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly CuRBA Meeting

On the agenda:

  • Historic district committee: upcoming event on Sunday 15 October at the Public Library with PHNDC, mailer, raising funds..
  • Special events committee: lessons learned from this year's Labor Day events and how CuRBA can remain engaged as a stakeholder
  • Proposal for various events: Daffodil planting on the two blocks and/or in Mt Prospect Park, Halloween event for children and other suggestions
  • Elections for CuRBA's officers: deciding on a date and venue
  • Misc.

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE: Tuesday 12 September is also election day (Primary Elections). 

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 2017 Greenest Block Contest
Jul
31
9:30 AM09:30

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 2017 Greenest Block Contest

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden will be announcing the winners of the 23rd Greenest Block Contest winners in residential, commercial, street tree beds, community gardens, and storefront categories. You’ll have an opportunity to meet this year’s residential winners and view the incredible container and tree bed gardens along Stuyvesant Avenue.
 
The press conference will feature remarks by Scot Medbury, president of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a representative of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, and Renee McClure of National Grid, as well as other invited elected officials.

Contact: communications@bbg.org

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Monthly CuRBA Meeting
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

Monthly CuRBA Meeting

Agenda (Subject to change)

  • Guest: Ede Fox, Candidate for City Council, 35th District
  • Update from Various Committees
  • Cooperation with PHNDC
  • Update on 501c3 status
  • Misc.

Chairs of the various committees:

  • Historic District: Louise Trubek 
  • Beautification:  Alan Mass 
  • Rat Committee: Ken Walters
  • Outreach to Cultural Institutions: Ken Walters & Janet Linde 
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Fundraising Concert for PS 9
Mar
4
7:30 PM19:30

Fundraising Concert for PS 9

On Saturday, March 4th, the first-ever PS 9 benefit concert will be held at Littlefield, a performance space and bar in Gowanus, featuring a fantastic lineup of critically-acclaimed Brooklyn artists!  This one of a kind, boundary-breaking collaboration promises a night of phenomenal live jazz along with eclectic samplings of world music, courtesy of an ensemble with roots all around the globe.  Don't miss out on a rare opportunity to see these master musicians together on the same stage!  

For more information about the performers and to purchase tickets visit: 

http://www.ps9brooklyn.org/news/2016/12/benefit-concert/

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Community Resource Fair
Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

Community Resource Fair

From the Brooklyn Museum: "Learn how to become more active in your community and connect with vital resources offered by community-based organizations. Includes Cultural Row Block Association on Eastern Parkway (CuRBA), Brooklyn Navy Yard, Black Youth Project 100, NYC Books Through Bars, and the Safe OUTside the System Collective from the Audre Lorde Project."

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