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MAY 19, 2019


Good Neighbors of Park Slope is an all-volunteer, member-driven organization. All events and activities come from YOU, the members. Please check ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW page of our website to sign up to be put on MAILING LISTS for specific interests.
If you would like to help create a group/activity/event,
please contact andi.gnps@gmail.com and we can help make it happen. 

Groups only happen if members initiate!





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SO MUCH TO DO!

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A NEW GNPS ART SHOW IS BEING PLANNED
AN OUTDOOR SHOW IN PROSPECT PARK
Saturdays: June 22, June 29 & July 6th

All GNPS artists are welcome to participate with up to 6 works of art.
All media included.  For more information, and to participate,
send an email to JOYCE by MAY 24th
and/or come to the next Art Show Planning Meeting on Friday, May 24th, 11:00 AM:
Art Show Planning Meeting 


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GNPS IS LOOKING FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS!
We are looking for GNPS members to serve on our Board starting October 1, 2019. It is a great opportunity to work with other members and to give to the organization, whose mission we all admire. We are looking for energetic, committed people with a wide variety of talents and interests. There is no ”ideal” candidate.

 The Board currently has 12 members and is looking for 4 new members to replace members whose term is up.  Three of those Board members are not running again and one of the Board members has decided to run again. 

For more information and an application form, see the HOME PAGE of the GNPS WEBSITE. 
If you have any questions concerning the process, please contact Ann Marie Kamuf, nominating committee chair, at 347-267-0710 or email her at amkamuf@gmail.com.

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CIVICS WORKSHOP BY BEN YEE
PART II - 
ORGANIZING 101
Tuesday, May 21st, 10:00 AM
The systems and procedures that drive democracy are often obscured from the view of 
the very people it's meant to serve. This workshop opens up these topics, and others, 
which are often ignored. 

Register: BEN YEE

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MURRAY HILL UNCHAINED: A NEW PLAY PRODUCED BY 
GNPS MEMBERS
Wednesday, May 22nd, 6:00 PM

This play deals with growing old in New York City amid the crisis of addicted women exchanging sexual favors for illicit prescriptions with unscrupulous therapists who prey upon addicted women.
It is a snapshot of growing old in a world in which the aging are forgotten and invisible. It is a story of longing, and of happiness, of a demand for respect from a world that ignores them. It is a story of the human spirit yearning to break free, to become “Unchained.”


Register: Murray Hill Unchained

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PALLIATIVE CARE, PAIN MANAGEMENT, AND ADVANCE DIRECTIVES:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Thursday, May 30th, 2:00 PM
NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
Come and learn from Dr. Michael Zablow, a native New Yorker and an attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital with
specialties in geriatric and palliative care medicine. 

Register: Palliative Care/Pain Management

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MEMBER AUTHOR READING - JEAN LEUNG
"Widow's Words"
Tuesday, June 11th, 6:00 PM 
Becoming a widow is one of the most traumatic life events that a woman can experience. Yet, as this remarkable new collection reveals, each woman responds to that trauma differently. Here, widows tell their stories, in their own words. Featuring GNPS member Jean Leung
among other contributors.

Register: Widow's Words 


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TALK ON CANNABIS AND CBD
Wednesday, June 26th, 2:30 PM

Please join us for a frank and informational talk oncannabis and CBD.
Plenty of time to ask questions, but you can submit questions when you 
register or in advance to make sure your's are answered.

This is a joint presentation by 
NewYork Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hosptial
and
Good Neighbors of Park Slope

Register:Cannabis And CBD 


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STILL ONE MORE WEEK TO SEE THE
WORK OF THE GNPS PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THE

NITEHAWK ART SHOW

until Wednesday, MAY 28th

No movie ticket is needed.
Just take the elevator to the Mezzanine level
and walk up the steps to the balcony.


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ONGOING ACTIVITIES:
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GARDEN CLUB
Tuesday, May 21st, 2:00 PM
The May meeting includes a discussion of container gardening.
Activities vary by month, but can include information on various garden topics,
visits to member gardens, plant swaps,
trips to shows and public gardens and garden related craft projects.

Register: Garden Club  

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MID-WEEK MOVIE CLUB
 Please sign up on the Activities Overview page to be notified when, where and
what movies are selected.  Recommendations are welcome!

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FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SCHMOOZE
 Check the Calendar Events & Sign Up to find out where each month!
Friday, June 7th from 4:30 - 6:00 PM
PROVINI'S
1302 8th Avenue, at 13th Street

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SECOND COFFEE at 10:30 AM
AFTERNOON TEA at 3:30 PM
Check Calendar Events & Sign Up for schedule.
UPTOWN ROASTERS
355 7th Avenue (10-11 Streets)
Drop in for an an opportunity to mingle with old and new friends.
Register on the Calendar if you want a reminder. 


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TAI CHI FOR STRENGTH AND BALANCE

GNPS member, Suzanne Jasper, has arranged for our members to try a free introductory 
Tai Chi for Strength and Balance class.
These classes have 2 available spots each week over the next several weeks.
You may sign up for one free class. Classes are on the GNPS calendar on alternate Fridays.

For more information or to register go to the GNPS Calendar and
click on the date you want to attend. You may register for ONE class.


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AFTERNOON MINDFUL MEDITATION
Twice a month, Tuesdays, 3-4:00 PM
Please join GNPS member, Linda Nagel, as she shares her knowledge of meditation techniques. 
Mindfulness meditation can help us relate more openly and calmly 
with the inner and outer challenges and opportunities in our lives.
Register on the Calendar Events & Sign Up.

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   CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
  Alternate Wednesdays at 9:15am.
Are you helping to care for a partner, parent or other relative with medical problems?  
Would you appreciate helpful information, specific resources, concern, and understanding
from neighbors in the same difficult situation?  Two openings available in
well-established GNPS Caregivers Group.  This is where you can talk openly
about your own needs and feelings, too.  
Meets on alternate Wednesdays at 9:15am.
For more information, please contact Dick Nininger at r31nin@hotmail.com
  

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FOLK-SINGING GROUP
Last Thursday of the month, 7:30 PM
Folk Singing group, one of our most popular and most fun activities,
now has openings.  Please register on the Calendar Events & Sign Up.

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SCRABBLE is now twice a month.  Check Calendar Events & Sign Up for dates, and to register.

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INTERGENERATIONAL SPANISH CONVERSATION MEET UP
WITH PARK SLOPE PARENTS

Last Saturday of the month, 10:00 AM
Uptown Roasters, 355 7th Avenue (10-11 Streets)
Good Neighbors of Park Slope Spanish speaking members and their guests are invited to
join Park Slope Parents for a morning session of songs, book readings and conversation.
Come practice your Spanish!


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MEMBER AUTHOR READINGS AND BOOK TALKS - If you have 
a recently published book that you would like to share with our group, please let us know.

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AND MANY OTHER THINGS TO DO...
Just look at our Calendar Events & Sign Up and REGISTER for whatever appeals to you! 
If you would like to join an activity that is filled, please let us know, and we can put you on a wait list or start another section if there is enough interest.
Be sure to add your name to the interest group on the Activities Overview page 
to be notified first when activities are scheduled.

WALKING TOURS, LATE BREAKFASTS, LUNCHES OUT, SCRABBLE, 
POKER, BOOK CLUBS
CONVERSACION EN ESPANOL, CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN, FRENCH CONVERSATION, BRIDGE, GENTLE MOVEMENT, and many others.
JOIN IN THE FUN!





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