ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT: The Bay Ridge Historical Society has begun a more youthful era under the leadership of its newly elected president, former State Senate candidate and community activist Andrew Gounardes.
POLITICS: Yesterday, Congressman Michael Grimm (R-Staten Island) held a press conference with community members and Iraq War veterans at Fort Hamilton to speak out against a Department of Defense plan to eliminate one of New York State’s two National Guard Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Teams (WMD-CST), one of which resides at the Bay Ridge army base.
As we mentioned earlier in the month, It’s My Park Day will be this coming Saturday, May 19. Volunteers are invited to help with some spring cleaning in Bay Ridge’s beautiful shore-front parks. Activities will include painting, planting, weeding, sweeping, raking, handling sign-in sheets, tools and refreshments. According to a press release put out by [...]
EVENTS: The Bay Ridge Community Council will be holding its annual family picnic on Sunday, May 6, at the Fort Hamilton army base. Held from 11am to 5pm on the bluff overlooking the Narrows, the BRCC will be hosting a wide variety of games at the picnic. Admission is $2, and be sure to bring your photo ID. Bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks, table, chairs and/or blanket. Check that – if you’re bringing your own table and chairs, I say you’re missing the point of a picnic. Picnics are for sitting cross-legged on the ground.