Saturday, November 03, 2012

Weekend Update: Collections for Hurricane Relief, Crown Heights Film Festival, & More

Weekend happenings on Franklin, including an open house at It Takes a Village (see flyer above):

- Today (Saturday) from 9am-noon the Crow Hill Community Association will be gathering relief items for victims of Hurricane Sandy in the Rockaways. You can drop off the materials listed below at 730 Franklin (in front of the former CHCA community garden). Bold/asterisks indicate a much-needed item:

  • empty boxes to collect items
  • water *
  • cereals
  • canned fish or meat: tuna, salmon, ham
  • powdered milk and infant formulas
  • canned or packaged meals: pasta, mac and cheese, chili, stews, meaty soups
  • peanut butter (plastic jars only)
  • canned vegetables, fruits, and juices
  • AA and AAA batteries *
  • flashlights and lanterns *
  • toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth wash
  • deodorant
  • razors and razor blades
  • toilet paper
  • diapers (child and adult)
- Also in the interest of supporting Sandy's victims, Franklin Park will be donating all of its Sunday proceeds to the relief effort. I KNOW Franklinites won't balk at an excuse for guilt-free Sunday drinking.

- The Crown Heights Film Festival will be going strong all weekend long. Like many local groups, their plans have taken a hit, with many out-of-towners unable to come in for shows, so they'd love extra support from locals.

- Finally, parents in the neighborhood should swing by the open house for It Takes a Village (see flyer above) to learn more about this new and innovative playspace opening on Franklin.

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