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News and Nonsense from the Brooklyn neighborhood of Lefferts and environs, or more specifically a neighborhood once known as Melrose Park. Sometimes called Lefferts Gardens. Or Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. Or PLG. Or North Flatbush. Or Caledonia (west of Ocean). Or West Pigtown. Across From Park Slope. Under Crown Heights. Near Drummer's Grove. The Side of the Park With the McDonalds. Jackie Robinson Town. Home of Lefferts Manor. West Wingate. Near Kings County Hospital. Or if you're coming from the airport in taxi, maybe just Flatbush is best.

Friday, October 18, 2013

A Very Wingate Halloween

From the "Friends of Wingate" and elected officials Eric "In Front of the Flag" Adams and Mathieu "Inside the Flag" Eugene comes this offer-too-good-to-pass-up. Wingate Park is a fantastic neighborhood resource, replete with exercise facilities, track and field, playground and programming that includes great concerts every summer. Just head east on Hawthorne and you'll see what I'm sayin':

Here's the Flyer:

FREE ADMISSION!! (Donations Welcome) Friends of Wingate Park will be staging the “3rd Annual Halloween Family Fun Day Event at Wingate Park on Sunday, October 27, 2013 in keeping with our overall mission to keep the “Wingate Park clean and safe for the community, to connect with our neighbors and create a friendly environment for our children". This is a family event and everyone is welcome!

The Third Time is a Charm is this year's theme, so be ready for participating with your children in creative, fun and magical activities! Adults can win prizes too like a surprise gift package sponsored by Nene's Secret hair products!

Located at the corner of Brooklyn Avenue and Rutland Road in Brooklyn, Wingate Park is an important landmark in the community. As we seek to build community activism, more neighbors join together to drive out negative influences and create positive free, fun, healthy programs.

This event provides an opportunity for agencies and other businesses to provide helpful information about jobs, community boards meetings, health care and apprenticeship programs for the members of our community. We project an attendance of 200 persons and would therefore like you to consider donating or partnering with us in any of the following Wish List items:

- 100 Pumpkins
- Refreshments
- Face Painting
- Sound/DJ
- Live Entertainers
- Magician/Clown
- Party Supplies: Decorations; Noisemakers; Balloons; Pens; Crayons; Paper; Tables; Chairs;Special prizes and give-aways

Monetary contributions can payable to: Friends of Wingate Park.

We are very excited about this year’s event and look forward to your usual kind support and participation. For further information or clarifications, please do not hesitate to call me at 917-627-7690 or email:

Best Regards,

Vivia Morgan Executive Director Friends of Wingate Park

1 comment:

Clarkson FlatBed said...

Oy. Those comments that were here made we incredibly tense. I'm sorry, but I had to take them down.

My policy is generally to let whatever flies fly. But whenever the word racist gets thrown around, I feel like this blog may end up creating the sort of polarization that I really wish to alleviate. Maybe I'm a wuss for not being able to take the heat, but I like it here in the kitchen so I'm turning down the oven.