Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
The 2016 Brooklyn Senior Olympics kicked off with events ranging from swimming to shot put to ping-pong bouts.
State Senator Jesse Hamilton (D –Brooklyn) and St. John’s Seniors Organization President Joyce Bolden turned out to support the 40 seniors, who engaged in fierce competition at St. John’s Recreation Center in Crown Heights.
Bolden recently returned from winning her own gold medal in the Empire State Senior Olympic Games in Cortland, N.Y., and was inspired to start a similar event in Brooklyn. She and Hamilton huddled over the idea, and the Silver Kings and Queens Olympics were born.
A series of preliminary competitions will held at recreation centers each month leading up to the main, culminating event, set for May 11-13 in Brooklyn.
Saturday, September 12th, 2015
About one in four Americans say they do some form of volunteer work. In 2009, Congress designated Sept. 11 as a day of national service and remembrance to honor the actions of volunteers in the aftermath of 9/11. Some New Yorkers marked the 14th anniversary of the terror attacks by helping with conservation efforts on Governors Island.
Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Splashing in fountains. Praying. Watching children and grandchildren. Reading. Making new friends. And, of course, complaining – about too much litter, not enough restrooms, neighbors who party hardy.
Those are just a few of the things Bronx residents were doing in their neighborhood parks and playgrounds on a recent late-summer midweek day.