Happenings in Clinton Hill
Society for Clinton Hill May General Meeting
Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., (refreshments at 7:00, meeting 7:30)
St. Luke’s Church, Parish House, Washington Ave. (DeKalb/Willoughby)
7:30 House Tour Report – Jim Barnes & Linda Scher. (A great success that broke all previous records!)
7:35 Clinton Irving Jones: Brooklyn in 1900, by David Sokosh, Photographer
Jones was a photographer who lived on Steuben Street, in Clinton Hill, early in the 20th century. Working with the City History Club of New York, Jones documented a Brooklyn of Dutch farmhouses, barns and mills which was fast disappearing in 1900 and is all but non-existent today. In 2006, Jones’ work was the subject of two New York Times articles and two exhibitions at Sokosh’s Underbridge Pictures Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.
8:15 Zoning and Historic District Update
SUPPORT the DDDB Legal Fund which is now working to protect our brownstone neighborhoods through the courts. There are critical cases on the abusive use of eminent domain to take private homes for the benefit of a billionaire developer, and the severely inadequate Environmental Impact Study done by Ratner consultants for the proposed Atlantic Yards project. These lawsuits are the only thing standing between our neighborhoods and massive over development with the degrading environmental impacts. Visit DDDB online at www.dddb.net or mail your contribution to DDDB Legal Fund, 121 5th Ave., PO box 150, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
IT’S MY PARK DAY, Sat., May 19, 10 AM to 1 PM. A wonderful way to spend a few hours, do some good for our historic, once beautiful and now over-used park, meet some really nice people, and put your hands in the soil to plant flowers, or on the paintbrush to decorate trash cans. Sponsored by Fort Greene Park Conservancy, PUPS, and Citizens for NYC. Meet at the Visitor Center at the top of the park.
SOUTH OF THE NAVY YARD ARTIST’S STROLL, Sat./Sun., May 19 & 20. noon to 6 pm both days. Visit the studios of artists from Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, Wallabout and Bedford Stuyvesant. For more information contact www.sonyaonline.org or call 718-857-5696.
GARDEN TOUR, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 11 AM to 5 PM
The self-guided walking tour includes gardens in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Prospect Heights. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 day of tour. Tickets at Tillie’s. Info:718-707-1277
BROOKLYN CONTEMPORARY CHORUS, Sunday, June 4, 2007, 4 PM
Spring Concert: Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Bobrowitz & Porter. Adults $15/Children $7.50. Lafayette Presbyterian Church. For information: www.brooklyncontemporarychorus.org
This is our last general meeting until September! Consider joining a committee or nominating yourself or someone else to the board now. We need your participation. Contact us through the website www.societyforclintonhill.org
South of the navy yard artists studio stroll 2007
Ft Greene, Clinton Hill, Wallabout, Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn
Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20
Noon to 6:00 pm
both days, rain or shine
SONYA’s ElevenTen Gallery
1110 Fulton St., bet. Classon Ave. & Franklin Ave.
April 26 – May 28
View a sampling of works by artists on the Studio Stroll.
Open Wed. – Fri. 6:30 – 9pm, and weekends by appointment.
Open Stroll Weekend, Sat & Sun, noon to 6pm.
Free and open to the public. Over 100 artists exhibiting work at 31
locations. With over 1000 great works of art at affordable prices, you can easily
start or add to your own art collection.
Preview the artwork at http://www.sonyaonline.org .
Start any place you’d like and plan your own tour! Look for the yellow banners and posters bearing the SONYA logo.
Bon Appetit! Stop in at any one of the restaurants in our neighborhood, known
for incredible culinary variety and excellence.
G train: Fulton St., Clinton Washington, or Classon Ave.
C train (local): Lafayette Ave, Clinton/Washington, or Franklin Ave.,
M, N, Q, R train: DeKalb Ave or Atlantic Ave.
M, N, Q, R, W, 2, 3, 4, 5, Atlantic Ave./Pacific St.
2,3,4 trains: Atlantic Ave.
B25, B26, B38, B45, B48, B52, B54 & B69
Help Fort Greene Beautify its Park on It’s My Park! Day
Saturday, May 19th,10am – 1pm
Meet at the Visitor Center.
Help plant flowers in the entrance gardens and paint trashcans with images of the park.
Call 718-722-3218 for more information.
Hosted by the Fort Greene Community Group of Park Slope Presbyterian Church, PUPS, and the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.