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The spring book sale at the Park Slope Library is coming up on Saturday, April 26 from 10am-5pm, which is free to attend, with the preview sale on Thursday, April 24, from 5-7pm, which has a $10 entry fee. The Friends Group is still accepting donations — bring gently used books of all genres, CDs, and DVDs to the library at 431 6th Avenue, on
Volunteering prospect park lake
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If you love Prospect Park and you want to help keep it clean and safe for local wildlife, join W.I.L.D. for Prospect Park on Saturday, April 19 from 11am-1pm for its first Lakeside Cleanup and Visitor Outreach of the year. Volunteers will gather by the side of the lake near the Vanderbilt Street/Prospect Park Southwest entrance, will focus picking up
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It’s been 20 years since the Rwandan Genocide, and to commemorate the anniversary, SAME SKY, an organization founded to aid female HIV positive survivors, has teamed up with our own Prospect Park Alliance for a park cleanup effort called Umuganda Under the Same Sky on Saturday, March 29th. Volunteers will rake leaves, plant herbaceous grasses, and spread
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It’s been a fantastic week for our neighborhood schools. First there was the $141,000 donation to PS 295 that will help fund their in-class music and after school band programs, and now we’ve discovered that New Voices MS 443 is one of the city’s Love Your Block grant winners. New Voices is one of 25 community
Kids & Family Junior-Corps-Prospect Park
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Help kids discover the joy of giving back to their community with the Prospect Park Junior Volunteer Corps. The Alliance is looking for families and elementary-school-aged groups to help clear leaves and other winter debris from the park. The first scheduled meeting (at the 3rd Street entrance to the park) is Sunday, March 30 from
Education 124 rummage sale
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Yes, we all woke up to more snow Wednesday, but spring is on the horizon, which means it’s time to start clearing out those closets, and we’ve got a great local way to get rid of your unwanted goodies. The gang at PS 124 (4th Avenue, between 13th and 14th Streets) is joining forces with
Neighbors love your block grant
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Does your area have a project that needs some love — maybe a vacant lot that needs cleaning up, a street that needs more trees planted, walls that need graffiti removed? Show your love for your block by applying for a $1,000 grant to transform and beautify it. The Love Your Block Grant from the Citizens Committee for
Art & Music gowanus alliance
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Looking for a way to exercise your film and editorial skills, while giving back to the community at the same time? The Gowanus Alliance is on the lookout for a volunteer/intern to help shoot, edit, and distribute a series of “short animated and true life film segments (like the one shown above) of the Gowanus
Events camba run
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Because we at South Slope News believe in CAMBA‘s mission, we have partnered with them to help raise awareness and funds to support their amazing work right here in our community and beyond. May 4 is just about 12 weeks away, and with it CAMBA’s 2nd Annual Healthy Way 5k Run/Walk in Prospect Park. Registration is open for the 9am
Volunteering Green-Wood Gates
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Thinking about making a charitable donation before the clock strikes 12 on Tuesday? We’ve got a number of fantastic organizations right here in our own neighborhood that could definitely use some local love. • Consider making a donation to the Brooklyn Public Library. We’ve got to keep that recently renovated Park Slope branch looking mighty fine. • CAMBA was
Holidays Christmas toys
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If you have some free time on December 20, a car (or reindeer powered sleigh), and some Christmas spirit, Community Board 7 is looking for you. The group is asking for volunteers to go shopping for toys that will be donated to area kiddos. CB7 told us via email that volunteers will meet at the
Volunteering little essentials volunteers
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We’ve got another fantastic way to give back this holiday season. Non-profit Little Essentials, “a community-based organization that helps keep families together by providing free baby and toddler (to age 4) clothing, gear, toys and other essential items to Brooklyn families living in poverty,” is looking for volunteers this week to help sort through donations. Volunteer
Business cross fit 718
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If your 2014 resolutions list includes getting into shape, head over to Leathernecks Tattoo (667A 5th Avenue, between 19th and 20th Streets) this month, where they’ll be raffling off one free month at neighboring Cross Fit 718 (712 5th Avenue, between 22nd and 23rd Streets). Raffle tickets are $15 each, and all proceeds benefit the Huntington’s
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