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JANUARY 26, 2020


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!

Please be sure you REGISTER on the Calendar for the activities/events you want to attend
and that if your plans change you CANCEL your registration.
Events may be cancelled if there are not enough people registered
(especially in January and February).





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WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW?
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The GNPS Broadcast Bulletin Board (BBB)
has launched! Many members have already posted messages!
Click HERE to find out more about the BBB.


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NEEDED! Members to host GNPS activities or events.
Please contact ANDI if you are interested.

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NEW GROUPS FORMING!!!
New Italian Conversation Group
Discussion group for members in their 90's (nonageraniums?)

Please sign up on the Activities Overview Page to show that you are interested.


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WE ARE STILL SEEKING SPEAKERS willing to share
their area of expertise, humor, stories, writings, etc.
at a Dinner & Talk monthly
event.
Please contact Andi at andi.gnps@gmail.com if you have ideas!  

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   CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP
Are you helping to care for a partner, parent or other relative with medical problems?  
Would you appreciate helpful information, specific resources, concern, and under
standing from neighbors in the same difficult situation?  Openings are 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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NEW GNPS BOOK CLUBS ARE FORMING
For more information and if you are interested in helping to coordinate,
contact Joyce.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE GNPS ADVOCACY COMMITTEE:
Did you know that in New York state you cannot vote in a primary election
unless you are registered as a member of the party holding the primary?
The deadline for registering for a particular party this year is no later than
February 14, 2020. An application to change one’s party enrollment
for any primary election in 2020 must be received by the board of elections by that date.

The voter registration form is used to change your party enrollment
from one party to another or to enroll for the first time in a party.
A change of enrollment received up until February 14th each year will be effective immediately.

This form can be obtained from the Board of Elections website. It must be printed and signed
and mailed in when completed.  The address to mail it to is 
Kings County Board of Elections
345 Adams Street - 4th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201

 This year there will be a Democratic primary for president, and other local primaries.


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NEW INTERESTING EVENTS!

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HOME SHARING PROGRAM
Thursday, January 30th, 11:00 AM
Cassandra Roberts
 from the NYC Home Sharing Program will discuss this free service
to link "hosts" and "guests" for 
mutually beneficial outcomes. Learn how you can make extra
money by safely renting out that extra room.
Register: Home Sharing Program  

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SENIOR MOMENTS: AGE RELATED MEMORY LOSS
Thursday, January 31st, 9:30 AM
Join New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital's
Chief of Neurosciences Miran Salgado, MD
for an interesting presentation. 
Register: Age Related Memory Loss 


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LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS
Tuesday, February 25th, 2:30 PM
Joan Altman, of the Nursing Community Education Outreach
Program at the Hospital for Special Surgery
and member of Good Neighbors of Park Slope
will talk about how to manage the pain of arthritis.  

Register: 
Living with Arthritis 

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NEW CHOCOLATERIA ART SHOW!
February 3rd - March 29th
ARTIST'S RECEPTION: Friday, February 7th, 6:00 PM

Chocolateria, 228 7th Avenue (between 3-4 Streets).
All new artists! Please come in any time to see our art
and to have a cup of coffee or chocolate!


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SAVE THE DATE:  Wednesday, March 4th, 2:00 PM  Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts.
SAVE THE DATE:  Friday, March 13th, 3:00 PM  Age-Related Hearing Loss.

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AUTHOR READINGS:
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MEMBER AUTHOR READING: 
CAROLE TURBIN, "Souvenir: A Memoir"

Tuesday, January 28th, 6:00 PM
CAROLE TURBIN'S "Souvenir" combines vivid writing, photographs, and art to tell the 
arresting story of growing up in Queens, New York, in the1940s and '50s 
with a distant mother and a mercurial father 
who sold souvenirs of New York to retail shops in Times Square and Chinatown. 
Register: Carole Turbin Reading


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MEMBER AUTHOR READING:
RICHARD LEVINE will read from his books
"Selected Poems" and "Contiguous States"

Tuesday, February 25th, 6:00 PM
Come and enjoy this interesting event.
Register: Richard Levine Reading


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WE ARE ALSO SEEKING 3 or 4 
MEMBERS who want to share
their writing with others.  

Please contact andi.gnps@gmail.com for more information
about future readings.

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JOIN AN ONGOING ACTIVITY
(For more information and to register, see the Calendar)

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KNITTING FOR OTHERS
Monday, January 27th, 3:00 PM
Do you love to knit and would you like to put your skills to good use? 
We are starting a NEW knitting group that will meet ONCE A MONTH to 
discuss and plan knitting/crocheting projects that will be useful to others 
who need what you can make.
Register: Knitting for Others  

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NITEHAWK CINEMA ART SHOW
This new show will be up for 12 weeks, 1/15 - 4/7/20.
Please come to support our artists!
No movie ticket is needed.
Just take the elevator to the Mezzanine level
and walk up the steps to the balcony,
daily from 4:00 PM on. 

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NEW CLUTTER SUPPORT GROUP FORMING
Monday, February 3rd, 2:30 PM
Have a project that needs organizing? Need help to keep at it?
This is a new group that is forming for people not currently in the other 
clutter support group.
Register: Clutter Support Group 2


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ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE MEETING
Tuesday, February 4th, 3:00 PM
If you would like to be part of planning the future of GNPS,
please come to this meeting.
Register: Activities Committee Mtg

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PARK SLOPE LIBRARY AND GNPS BOOK CLUB
Friday, February 14th, 11:00 AM
Read and discuss "A Long Way Home" by Saroo Brierley,
with a Park Slope Library Librarian.
Register on the Calendar

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  AGING TRANSITIONS GROUP #3
Thursday, February 13th, 1:00 PM
This is a discussion group involving issues we encounter as we age.
Meetings are once a month

Register on the Calendar.

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MONTAUK CLUB POETRY READING GROUP
Saturday, February 15th, 4:00 PM
Artful Dodgers Poetry presents an open mic poetry event
at the historic Montauk Club.

It's free and all are invited. Signup to read at the open mic can be obtained by contacting
Harvey Soss at artfuldodgerspoetry@gmail.com or at the door, if slots are available.
Great venue and it's free.
Drinks available for purchase from the Montauk Club bar
(cash or credit card).
Register on the Calendar.


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SCRABBLE - now twice a month!
Next games February 11th, February 26th
Register on the Calendar.

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NELLY'S CONVERSACION EN ESPANOL
Monday, February 10th, 1:00 PM
Come join us for an afternoon session in conversational Spanish.
Ability to converse in Spanish is required.
Register on the Calendar.


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TALK TO ME DISCUSSION GROUP
Topic this 
month: Regrets (No Regrets)
Saturday, February 15th, 10:00 AM
A monthly discussion group for the curious and conversant.
Conversations on various issues of interest.

Register on the 
Calendar.

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CSS VISION IMPAIRMENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Saturday, February 15th, Noon
This is a monthly support group for people with vision impairment.  
If you would like to be part of this group, please register on the Calendar.
If you would like to be on our mailing list, please add your name to the Vision Impairment
Support Group on the Activities Overview Page.

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SECOND COFFEE  Thursday, February 6th, 10:30 AM
AFTERNOON TEA Thursday, February 20th, 3:30 PM

CHOCOLATERIA on 7th Avenue (3-4 Streets).
Please join us for a casual meet up chat with other members. 

ANOTHER SECOND COFFEE (NEW!) Wednesday, February 12th, 9:30 AM
AT ZATAR'S RESTAURANT, 1201 8th Ave
(Corner of 12th Street)


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 Please make sure to 

add your name to the groups that interest you
on the Activities Overview Page!

If you would like to received information about SOCIAL ACTIVISM EVENTS that other members think are important, be sure to add your name to the SOCIAL ACTIVISM INTEREST GROUP.


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