Broad Channel Bits
`Officially, it’s still spring and the days have been pretty wonderful. Mardi Gras is in full swing and all the activity is invigorating. It is really exciting that so much is going on!
East 8 Road is having a Flea Market with all proceeds going to the BCVFD building fund. It will be held on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain date is Sunday, June 27. East 8 is running for Popular Block! I wonder if someone will step forward and challenge them.
Get a Smiley Meal, dinner for kids on Friday, June 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. and help support Hunter John for BabyFace! Dinner includes hot dog, macaroni-and-cheese and dessert for
$4.75. A free toy comes with each meal! Call to reserve your Smiley Meal. Order taking begins at noon on Friday, June 18. Phone 718-318-0308. Delivery is free. All proceeds go to the BCVFD.
Shad Creek Association presents its 10th Annual It’s a Fluke Tournament at 529 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel, 718 474-5476. This year will be the biggest and best yet with over $1000 in prizes! There is an entry fee of $25 per angler. Tournament begins at 7 a.m. Weigh-in is at 3 p.m. sharp. Captains meeting/sign-up is on Thursday, July 8 starting at 5 p.m. There will be food and beverages at the weigh-in party. Call or E-mail Headly email@example.com for further information.
Young people ages 5 to 14 interested in joining the Broad Channel Shamrock Cheerleaders can call Michelle at 718 634-5799 or Trisha at 718 634-6067. Registration will begin
the end of June.
The BCAC needs volunteers to organize the summer basketball program in the B.C. Park. Basketball was cancelled last year because there were no volunteers. Anyone interested can call Margaret at 718 634-1956. Registration will start as soon as possible.
Three dogs, Jake, Pee Wee and Pooh, are running for Popular Pet as a trio. Donation cans are being placed in all the stores and 50/50’s are being sold. Dog Wash Days are coming soon!
Buy a $5 Chance for a Dell computer. Tickets will be on sale all summer! Call Ginger for tickets at 718 318-5504. (BCVFD thanks everyone who came to Shad Creek’s block sale and made a donation-the block sale was very successful!)
Duffy’s Irish Pub will have Karaoke on Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Cover is $5. Everyone is invited to show off their talent or just relax and enjoy themselves. Buckets and shot girls. Tuesday dinners are $7 each. Watch for the menu. Eat on premises or get free delivery. Call to order 718 318-2300. All proceeds to BCVFD.
News from P.S. 47: Stepping-Up for the school’s Kindergarten students will be held on Tuesday, June 22. On Wednesday, June 23 the 8th grade students will have their graduation ceremony. School closes on Friday, June 25 for all students.
On Monday, June 21 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a workshop for working people. Dada Rainjitanunda will lead a program on meditation for inner peace and social harmony called "How to Meditate;" it is a stress reduction workshop.
The Broad Channel Athletic Club will host a Thank You party for Marty Feeney on Saturday, July 17, 2004 for music, food and drink at the BCAC Memorial Field at 4 p.m. Marty retired from the NYPD and he and his family will be relocating to Florida. The BCAC and Civic Association will honor Marty for all his years of community service. Marty has dedicated endless hours to BCAC, BCVFD, Civic Association, UCO, many Mardi Gras, BCAC Fundraisers, Beautification Day, Parks and Day Camp projects and the Christmas Tree Lighting among others. All friends and neighbors from Broad Channel, Howard Beach and Rockaway are invited.
The Book Discussions have been reversed by the Library. On Thursday, July 15 at 10 a.m. "A Year in Provence" by Peter Mayle will be discussed and on Thursday, August 26, "Awakening" by Kate Chopin will be discussed.
A four-session workshop of Beginner’s Quilting designed for children age 8 and up will be held at the Library on Friday, July 9; Tuesday, July 13; Friday, July 16 and Monday, July 19 at 1 p.m. Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Call to register at 718 318-4943. All materials for this workshop are provided by the Library.
Advanced Drawing Classes with Sister Jean Shea at the Library are designed for talented teens. Sign up for this workshop to be held on two consecutive days: Wednesday, July 7 and Thursday, July 8 at 1 p.m.
The Broad Channel Library is asking for donations of new or good condition CD’s and DVD’s. They will be sent to the overseas troops as part of Operation Gratitude. Read more about the program on the internet at: www. opgratitude.com.
Recycling reminder: The city has given us 3 months to get back in the habit of recycling glass. Starting July 1, each violation of recycling rules (glass containers in with regular garbage) will carry a $25 fine.
At least two artists from B.C. are showing their work in the exhibit, Dialogue with Nature, currently in sTudio 7 at Fort Tilden. Additionally, there are many very wonderful paintings and photographs of scenes in places familiar to most of us, including Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and our general area, including Rockaway beach. There are tall, slim sculptures of shore birds and fish using objects found on a beach, such as driftwood. The gallery is open to the public and there is no charge for viewing the works.
The hours are: Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Art works can be seen through the last day of the exhibit—Sunday, June 27.
Mardi Gras happening? Other important event? Will your organization do anything over the summer months? Share the news with your neighbors. (Please get your important information to me by 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning if you need it in that Friday’s column.)
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