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November 2023

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Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday DUMBO Pop-Up

In partnership with the DUMBO Improvement District

Washington Street between Water & Plymouth Streets
11:30 AM–2:00 PM EST

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November 1 – 5

Day of the Dead Family Celebration

Wednesday, November 1 | 4pm – 7pm
The Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street Brooklyn, NY 11232
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Discover the rich history and traditions associated with the holiday Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) through family-friendly crafts, performances, music, activities, and food.

Bystander Intervention to Stop Islamophobic and Xenophobic Harassment

Wednesday, November 1 | 5:30pm-6:45pm
Online
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This interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Muslims and those who are perceived to be Muslim are facing right now —  from microaggressions to violence —  using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.”

From the Garden to Your Gut with NYC Parks

Wednesday, November 1 | 6pm – 7:30pm
259 Bristol Street Brooklyn, NY 11212
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In this workshop, NYC Parks will highlight a few potent herbs that can be grown in the garden for a healthy gut: mugwort, wormwood, and loquat. Each herb is unique and has its own story. You’ll identify herbs that can be used regularly to mitigate a variety of ailments and craft a sample to bring home.

Discretionary Funding Next Steps Workshop

Thursday, November 2 | 6:30pm-8pm
Online
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In this workshop, NonProfit HelpDesk will help your organization effectively & efficiently receive the contract necessary to expense, receive funds, and report on your work.

Bystander Intervention to Stop Antisemitic Harassment

Thursday, November 2 | 7pm-8:15pm
Online
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This 75-minute interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology, created in collaboration with T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights.

Insider’s Tour: DUMBO First Thursday Gallery Walk

Thursday, November 2 | 6pm – 7pm
55 Water Street Lobby Brooklyn, NY 11201
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On the first Thursday of every month‚ the galleries of DUMBO stay open late, hosting special events and receptions for the First Thursday Gallery Walk. Attendees are encouraged to visit participating First Thursday galleries at their own pace.

Events for Youth & Families: Día de los Muertos!

Saturday, November 4 | 1pm – 2pm
BPL Central Library (Dweck Center), 10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Calpulli Community is coming to Brooklyn Libraries to honor Día de los Muertos! Join them to celebrate the unending connection to our dearly departed. This rich Mexican tradition and our dances will be performed by our young and talented Calpulli Community students.

Children’s Film Screening: Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale

Sunday, November 5 | 11am – 2pm
306 Maujer Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
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In collaboration with Goethe-Institut’s German Film Office, Amant presents Fritzi-A Revolutionary Tale, the 2019 German-language animated film directed by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn. Told from the perspective of a twelve-year-old girl, the film recounts the story of the Peaceful Revolution in 1989, a series of non-violent demonstrations that led to the opening of East Germany’s borders with the West, which later enabled the fall of the Berlin Wall.

November 6 – 12

Nonprofit Training: Leveraging Matches and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising for Brooklyn Gives

Tuesday, November 7 | 3pm – 4pm
Zoom
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Learn everything you need to know about Brooklyn Gives, Brooklyn Org’s Giving Tuesday platform, including how to register your organization for the big event and the features available to make your organization as successful as possible. We’ll conclude by answering any of your Brooklyn Gives questions and highlighting the resources available to make getting ready for Brooklyn Gives a breeze!

November 13-19

Authors in the Afternoon: Rob Eschmann and Jelani Cobb Discuss “When the Hood Comes Off”

Monday, November 13 | 2pm – 3:45pm
Center for Brooklyn History, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Join Jelani Cobb (The New Yorker, Dean of Columbia Journalism School) and Rob Eschmann (Columbia University, Harvard University) at the Center for Brooklyn History for a discussion of Eschmann’s new book, When the Hood Comes Off: Racism and Resistance in the Digital Age.

Nonprofit Training: Final Steps to Success for Brooklyn Gives

Tuesday, November 14 | 10am – 11am
Zoom
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With only a few weeks until Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday, there’s still plenty of time to make sure your campaign is ready to go. In this webinar we’ll go over last minute tips and best practices to engage with your supporters and be successful on Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday. The Brooklyn Community Foundation team will also be available to answer any and all of your last minute questions.

“Humanitarian Parole Crisis: How Racist Policies and Practices Deny Haitian Refugees Work Authorization” Report Launch

Tuesday, November 14 | 10am
2705 Campus Road (CUNY Brooklyn Student Center Penthouse)
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Join Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees (HWHR) for the launch of its new report, “Humanitarian Parole Crisis: How Racist Policies and Practices Deny Haitian Refugees Work Authorization,” which meticulously records the experiences of Haitian migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees as they arrive in the United States.

Stoop Stories Film Screening: Intergenerational Stoop Chats

Wednesday, November 15 | 6pm – 8pm
Park Slope Center for Successful Aging, 463A 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Please join Stoop Stories and Heights & Hills for the premiere of two short video pieces from their intergenerational film series! After the screening, enjoy a community discussion, surprise performances, and refreshments.

Lampblack Reading Series at The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)

Friday, November 17 | 6pm – 8pm
80 Hanson Pl Brooklyn, NY 11217
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The Lampblack Reading Series was created by Black writers to support, promote, and celebrate Black writers. This event will see three celebrated authors read their most recent work: Mayada Ibrahim, Benjamin Wright, and Kim Coleman Foote!

November 20-30

VOLUNTEER: VOCAL-NY: Fall Harvest Food Drive

Monday, November 20 (through the week of Thanksgiving)
300 Douglass St Brooklyn, NY 
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VOCAL-NY is accepting monetary or good donations for our drop-in center to provide a fall harvest feast for participants!

VOLUNTEER: Kings Theatre: Winter Supply Distribution

Tuesday, November 21-Thursday, November 23 | 12-5:30pm
Kings Theatre Box Office (1027 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11226)
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Kings Theatre is collecting gently used winter coats for adults and children, as well as new hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and blankets for community members in need. Donated supplies will be distributed during their Thanksgiving Day Luncheon, providing warmth and comfort to those who need it most.

VOLUNTEER: Big Reuse: Salt Lot Compost Processing Day

Wednesday, November 22 | 10am-1pm
2 2nd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse to volunteer at our urban composting site in Gowanus. Volunteers will bag finished compost, break down paper bags/sticks/yard waste into appropriate sizes for composting, decontaminate food scraps and chop whole fruits or vegetables in preparation for the compost pile, and help maintain the site in a variety of ways.

The Marketplace Coaxum Report with Dr. Teri Coaxum and Dr. Jocelynne Rainey

Wednesday, November 22 | 1:30pm
Our TV Network
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Tune in to hear Dr. Teri Coaxum in conversation with our President & CEO, Dr. Jocelynne Rainey on her show The Marketplace Coaxum Report.

VOLUNTEER: Parent-Child Relationship Association: Thanksgiving Food Distribution 

Wednesday, November 22 | 11am-1pm
6402 8th Ave Brooklyn NY 11220

Join PCR this Thanksgiving holiday by volunteering, donating, or spreading the word to ensure that low-income families can enjoy a heartwarming meal. For more information, email pcrelationship@gmail.com.

Thanksgiving Day Luncheon & Winter Supply Distribution

Thursday, November 23 | 12-2pm
Kings Theatre Courtyard (1027 Flatbush Ave)
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The Thanksgiving Luncheon, a celebrated tradition in the Flatbush community, will feature a delectable spread of hot and delicious food prepared by the talented students from the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism at Erasmus High School. In the spirit of giving back, Kings Theatre is currently collecting gently used winter coats for adults and children, as well as new hats, scarves, gloves, socks, and blankets for community members in need. Donated supplies will be distributed during the luncheon.

VOLUNTEER: Big Reuse: Red Hook Compost Site Workday 

Friday, November 24 | 9am-12pm
Red Hooks Farm (103 Otsego Street Brooklyn, NY 11231)
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Saturday, November 25 | 10am-1pm
Red Hooks Farm (103 Otsego Street Brooklyn, NY 11231)
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Join Big Reuse for a compost site workday in Red Hook! Composters get to do various tasks, which include building new composting piles, sifting compost and aerating a compost mounds with shovels and pitchforks, weeding, mulching, and site maintenance. Work gloves are provided, but it’s best to dress to get a bit dirty, dress for the weather, and especially arrive with safe footwear.

We Are Made To Connect Tour with Dr. Vivek Murthy & Jon Batiste

Monday, November 27 | 6:30pm
Barclays Center (620 Atlantic Ave Brooklyn, NY 11217)
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The Joe and Clara Tsai Foundation’s Social Justice Fund will kick off its “Let’s Talk Brooklyn initiative” with a conversation with the Surgeon General of the United States and Jon Batiste focused on mental health, community, and connection for college students.  Jon will be performing two selections in addition to the fireside chat.

Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday

Tuesday, November 28 | All Day
BKGives.brooklyn.org
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Brooklyn Gives on GivingTuesday is Brooklyn’s first and only boroughwide giving campaign, created by Brooklyn Org in 2016 to drive support for grassroot social justice nonprofits in Brooklyn, and to encourage local donors to “Give Where You Live!”

VOLUNTEER: Big Reuse: STC @ Future home of Cypress Hills Fulton BID

Tuesday, November 28 | 10am-12pm
3380 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY 11208
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Join BigReuse to clean, care for, and add finished compost to the street trees at the future home of Cypress Hills Fulton BID. ll supplies will be provided. Please dress comfortably for the weather and our work together. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and stay hydrated!

VOLUNTEER: Big Reuse: Salt Lot Compost Processing Day

Wednesday, November 29 | 10am-1pm
2 2nd Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Join the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse to volunteer at their urban composting site in Gowanus. Volunteers will bag finished compost, break down paper bags/sticks/yard waste into appropriate sizes for composting, decontaminate food scraps and chop whole fruits or vegetables in preparation for the compost pile, and help maintain the site in a variety of ways.

Beyond Punishment: Stories of Justice and Healing

Thursday, November 30 | 7pm
Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11213
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Beyond Punishment follows the lives of four remarkable individuals who grapple with the intersections and impacts of interpersonal and state violence. This production, performed by the storytellers themselves, gives insight into their lives, leadership, and healing journeys. Please note that there are additional performances on 12/1 at Weeksville Heritage Center, and on 12/3 at Hi-Arts.

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Lalo-palooza Family Music Series

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JJ Byrne Playground, 336 3rd Street Brooklyn, NY 11215
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Rest and Restore Yoga

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Weeksville Heritage Center, 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
6:30 PM–7:30 PM EDT