GOOD NEIGHBORS OF PARK SLOPE
E-Blast for Sept 14, 2019
Please excuse the look of this e-blast but our regular person is on vacation.
Good Neighbors of Park Slope is an all-volunteer, member-driven organization.
All events and activities come from YOU, our members. If you would like to help create a group/activity/event,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can help make it happen.
Groups only happen if members initiate!
Now is the time to get more involved with GNPS!
- We are seeking instructors to teach knitting, poker, canasta, bridge, pinochle, mah jong or any other game/activity/craft. Please contact Andi at email@example.com if you are willing to teach!
CLICK ON THE NAMES OF ACTIVITIES TO BE TRANSFERRED TO CALENDAR FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.
YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN AS A MEMBER TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE 'REGISTER NOW' BUTTON.
There has been some confusion over the Social Activism Interest group and the GNPS Advocacy Committee. The GNPS Advocacy Committee is advocating in support of issues relevant to our mission as an aging-in-place organization. Meetings are held monthly and are on the calendar. We welcome your input at our meetings and welcome you to register and join us on Sept 18,. The Social Activism interest group is a member-to-member email list where our member can notify other interested members about social activism and political events that they are involved with. Social Activism is not sponsored by Good Neighbors of Park Slope but is a way for our member to share their activism with other members.
New interests and categories have been added to the Activities Overview page. Please check out this page of the website and add your name to the categories of interest to you. If your name is on the list, you will be notified when events are scheduled on those topics. If you wait to find out about it on the eblast, you may be closed out!
Check out Community Announcements for new and exciting events happening in our neighborhood and new volunteer opportunities on and coming to our Helping Our Community Page (Reading Partners/American Cancer Society) . You can check on the home page to see when updates are made on each page.
Important Presentations & Gatherings!
Monday, Sept 23 4:00pm Fall Prevention - Ready, Steady, Go! How to Prevent Falls - 9/23/2019: Presentation by NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital and GNPS on preventing falls. Free Fall Prevention kit will be given to all attendees, but you must register either on our website or by calling 718 501 6092.
Tuesday, Oct 2 6:00pm Readings From Our Members - 10/2/2019. Come hear some of our members share their writings. Fiction, non-fiction and poetry welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reading your works.
Wednesday, Oct 16 3:30pm Downsizing & Moving On: Panel Discussion - 10/16/2019. Thinking about downsizing? Selling? Buying? Moving? Register for our panel discussion and ask your questions.
Wednesday, Oct 30 7:00pm GNPS ANNUAL MEETING 2019 - 10/30/2019; More information in separate email. Mark your calendars and plan to attend.
Upcoming New Activities:
Saturday, September 21 noon CSS Visually Impaired Support Group - 9/21/2019. This is a planning meeting to create a support group for people with vision impairment. If you would like to be part of this group, please register . If you would like to be on our mailing list, please add you name on the Activities Overview Page
Thursday October 3 10:30 Guitar Jam - 10/3/2019. New group for Guitar players. A few spots still available.
Saturday, October 5 noon-2:00 End of Life Discussion Group - 10/5/2019. This group is aimed at discussing and sharing information about planning and preparing end of life decisions. Monthly meetings will focus on a variety of topics.
Thursday, October 10 2:00 Discussion of The New York Times 1619 Project - 10/10/2019. The 1619 Project is a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.
On-Going Activities and Meetings
Monday, Sept 16 2:00 Afternoon Scrabble - 9/16/2019
Tuesday, Sept 17 2:00 Garden Club - 9/17/2019
Wednesday, Sept 18 3:00pm Advocacy Committee Meeting - 9/18/2019
Wednesday Sept 25 10:30 Canasta - 9/25/2019
Other groups may have spaces available for additional people to join their groups. Check the calendar for activities, available spaces or let us know what groups you want to be part of and we’ll try our best!
Purely Social! These events are drop in or you can register and receive reminders
Thursday, Sept 26 Afternoon "Tea" - 9/26/2019 at Chocolateria. Drop in for coffee, tea, beer, wine and chat with other members also Oct 24
Thursday, Oct 3 10:30 Second Coffee - 10/3/2019 at Chocolateria. Drop in for coffee and a pastry and make new friends.
Friday, Oct 4 4:30-6pm FIRST FRIDAY SIP AND SCHMOOZE! - 10/4/2019 – Location to be announced!
My apologies for any errors or omissions.