Have a young child whom you want to be a chess champion?
Sign up for the Greenpoint Chess Camp at St. John’s Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street).
The camp offers each child over the age of 4 a chance to learn about the fun and invigorating game. Supervisors will give special attention to those with a greater commitment to chess.
In the meantime, there will also be fun alternative activities, pizza and ice cream for all. With three hours of chess a day, that adds up to 15 hours a week and 60 hours a month. Your child will be buzzing about chess in no time.
To learn more about the Greenpoint Chess Camp, click here.
Tomorrow at 10 a.m., volunteers will gather to help clean up Greenpoint’s beloved McGolrick Park.
The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn and McGolrick Park Neighborhood Alliance are teaming up to host “Saturday Sweep.” On four Saturdays, starting tomorrow, you’ll get the chance to help beautify the park.
As an incentive, the two groups are giving out free swag, with conditions:
Volunteer on one Saturday – you’ll get a commemorative button. Flair!
Volunteer on two Saturdays – we’ll get you some sunnies so you can fight that litter in style.
Volunteer on three Saturdays – you’ll score a tee with our iconic statue. So many bragging rights, so little time.
Volunteer on all four Saturdays – a limited-edition McGolrick tote will be yours!
All of Greenpoint and Williamsburg’s dog owners can now finally rejoice after park officials opened up a dog run at East River State Park.
The dog run will be an enclosed space where your dog can run, play, exercise and mingle with other dogs. Councilman Stephen Levin allocated money to this facility as part of his participatory budgeting process a few years ago, and the state Parks and Recreation department followed through.
Now you can take your dog for a morning run, enjoy the beautiful views of the waterfront and have a great time!
It’s hard to believe that 110 years ago, the Greenpoint YMCA was born.
In 1887, the Y opened a storefront location on Greenpoint Avenue. In 1903, the Greenpoint Y joined up with the Brooklyn YMCA Association because they needed a larger facility to serve the Greenpoint community.
In 1906, the Y broke ground on a 10,000-square-foot lot on Meserole Avenue and Larimer Street. You may recognize the building today because it’s the same facility.
At the time, the building contained a restaurant, four bowling lanes, a swimming pool, a gym and locker room and showers for boys and men.
Fast forward 110 years, and the Greenpoint YMCA is still serving the families of northern Brooklyn, more than 10,000 people each year to be exact.
Please join us in wishing the Greenpoint YMCA a happy 110th birthday!
The North Brooklyn Boat Club is having a fundraiser later tonight. Here’s a chance for you to celebrate the summer with your neighbors, eat good food, jam out to some music and have a great time, all while enjoying a beautiful view.
Tomorrow, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will be conducting its usual maintenance, including cleaning and lubricating expansion joints and trusses on the Williamsburg Bridge. One lane on the outer roadway will be closed a a time.