Saturday, August 07, 2010

LaunchPad Taking Off

Editors Note: The folks at LaunchPad have built their "gathering place" into one of Franklin Avenue's most interesting attractions, as well as a hub for community life. Many of you probably receive their email updates already, but for those who don't, check out their great slate of offerings below.

Hello from LaunchPad!

As the weather continues to heat up, so does the LaunchPad calendar - we have a lot of great events and activities happening (and we have AC to keep things cool :-). The best way to stay in the know about LaunchPad happenings is to check the calendar on our website. Sometimes things get added just a few days before they happen, so we suggest you check the calendar often. You can also find LaunchPad happenings on Facebook and Twitter.

Some new regular happenings at LaunchPad....pilates class every Sunday at 2pm, sewing workshop every Tuesday at 8pm, Brooklyn Food Coalitionmeetings every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30pm, Kings County Cinema Society film night every 4th Wednesday at 8pm.

There are a few new writing groups and book clubs starting up. If anyone has an interest in joining a writing group or a book club, send us a note and we'll introduce you to the existing groups. As existing groups reach their capacity, we'll help organize new groups.

Do you have a suggestion for a new event? Do you have a skill or talent you want to share with others? Does your organization need a place to hold meetings? Let us know, we'll help make it happen. There is no fee to use/attend LaunchPad, only your participation is required (donations for instructors and performers are always appreciated).

Some upcoming events at LaunchPad:

Saturday, August 7 at 2pm
Summerfest Party!

Live music, art, BBQ, drinks, great people, big smiles, lot of laughing. Now THAT'S a party.
Click here for more info

Monday, August 9 at 6:30pm
Capoeira Class

Come learn about Capoeira, the Afro-Brazilian art form that combines elements of martial arts, music, and dance. This will be an introduction so Capoeira, all levels of interest and experience are welcome. See it, learn it, do it.
Click here for more info

Tuesday, August 10 at 5pm
Composting Workshop

Compost in your kitchen! Learn how to build your own worm bin at this composting workshop led by the Crown Heights CSA.
Click here for more info

Thursday, August 12 at 6pm
"SHOW and PROVE" Art Exhibit Opening
This is more than an art exhibit. This is about the commitment of two artists to enrich their communities and others around them. The idea behind 'SHOW and PROVE' is to provide emerging talented artists with an opportunity to showcase their work, while at the same time giving something back to the community that has inspired and supported their collective growth.
Click here for more info

Saturday, August 14 at 8pm
Second Saturday Songs & Sounds
A collection of musicians who perform in duos each month, pairing a singer/songwriter with an improviser to explore the boundaries of expression through words, music, and improvisation.
Click here for more info

Sunday, August 15 at 6pm Workshop & Potluck BBQ

If you don't know about, you should. If you do know about it, good for you! Either way, come hang and meet some people.
Click here for more info

Wednesday, August 18 at 6:30pm
Brooklyn Food Coalition Potluck Dinner

Come by, have a bite, and get to know some of the people in your neighborhood who are working to grow a strong community alliance for food justice in Brooklyn.
Click here for more info

Friday, September 3 at 8pm
'NYChoro' Music Performance

Live music with lots of style and energy. You won't be able to resist dancing!
Click here for more info

Wednesday, September 8 at 7:30pm
Meditation Session
A cosmic meditation session with live drone music.
Click here for more info

Be well, we'll see you soon.

721 Franklin Avenue (between Sterling and Park)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
info [at] brooklynlaunchpad [dot] org

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