Community Events

Reaching-Out Community Services

posted Oct 18, 2018, 9:19 AM by Shana Musler


Reaching-Out Community Services is having its annual Operation Gobbler Giving event on Monday, November 19th. Thanks to so many of you, last year's turkey event was a success and we need your to help to make this event a success too.

Take a look at last years event!

Reaching Out Community Services Thanksgiving 2017
Reaching Out Community Services Thanksgiving 2017.

Help make Thanksgiving Day a festive occasion for families in need. Your donation will help us reach our goal of providing turkeys and all the trimmings for 500-600 families. 

Just $20.00 to sponsor a family!
Click here to donate.

To Donate by mail:
Check Payable to: Reaching-Out Community Services
Mail to: 7708 New Utrecht Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11214

You can also help by donating food items to help benefit those in need this holiday season. 

Items most needed:
  • Turkeys
  • Fresh Fruits & Vegetables
  • Canned Fruits & Vegetables
  • Apple Sauce
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Gravy
  • Canned, Non Perishable Foods
  • Desserts

Donations can be brought to: 
Reaching-Out Community Services
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Reaching Out Community Services | 718-373-4565 | |
7708 New Utrecht Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214

PA/PTA Training

posted Oct 10, 2018, 7:29 AM by Shana Musler

District 20 Performing Arts Festival

posted May 14, 2018, 8:16 AM by Shana Musler

District 20 Visual Art Showcase

posted May 14, 2018, 8:15 AM by Shana Musler

CEC Meeting

posted May 14, 2018, 8:10 AM by Shana Musler

Bob Lee President Council Members:

Adele Doyle First Vice President Iwen Chu

Eugene Strupinsky Second Vice President Sandy Chum-Wu

Alice Licato Recording Secretary Artemis Lekakis

Inga Smolyar Treasurer Genevieve Mammana

Yesenia Placencia

Jana Taoube, Student Member


Cordially Invites You to Join Us at our

May 2018 Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Time: 6:00 PM Business Meeting - For Council Business Only

7:00 PM Calendar Meeting

Location: P.S. 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School For The Arts

371 89th Street BROOKLYN, NY 11209

Calendar Meeting Topics:

* CEC President Report

* Superintendent’s Report

* District 20 Spring Arts Performances

o District 20 Band

o P.S. 185 Walter Kassenbrock

o P.S. 102 The Bayview o P.S. 971 School of Math, Science, and Healthy Living

o P.S. 264 Bay Ridge Elementary School For The Arts

* Open Discussion

Visit us on the web

415 89th Street ● Room 410●Brooklyn, NY 11209●Tel 718-759-3921●Fax 718-759-3920 ●E-mail:

Learn English As A Family

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:45 AM by Shana Musler

Caregivers of K-1 students can learn strategies to support their child’s early literacy development and take a free English class this summer through The Family English Initiative. Registration for the program is now open until April 27th, 2018.

During this free 5-week program, families can learn English together and explore cultural institutions across the city. ENL teachers and parent coordinators are encouraged to assist families in registering them on line if needed.

The program will be held 3 days a week, Tuesday - Thursday, between July 10 and August 9, 2018. Sites will be in Staten Island (P.S. 13) and the Bronx (P.S. 5).

Free Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:44 AM by Shana Musler

Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp is a free, two-week arts program for New York City Department of Education public school students entering grade 8 in September 2018. The camp will run from July 30 – August 10, 2018. This intensive program is administered by the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects and will be held at Lincoln Center Education, Manhattan. The camp's goal is to provide equity and access in preparation for screened DOE high school arts schools/programs for Middle School students currently enrolled in a Title I school, entering 8th grade in September, 2018 and who are interested in auditioning for screened High School arts programs. This is an intensive ten-session, half-day program for up to 350 students. Admission is by online application and audition. Students may apply and audition for only ONE studio. The online application can be
accessed here

Please make sure to apply by April 23rd. Auditions will be held on May 5 and May 6, 2018.


Street Games - Family Event

posted Apr 19, 2018, 10:39 AM by Shana Musler

Saturday, April 28, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Park, Manhattan
114th Street and Pleasant Avenue

Get Directions 

Free Event
Rain or shine

On Saturday, April 28, 2018, NYC Parks and the Walt Disney Company will host the 11th Annual Street Games at Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem!

Street Games re-introduces classic, low-tech games played in the city in the 60s and 70s to a new generation of kids. The event is open to all ages and abilities.

Classic Street Games

  • Pogo Sticks
  • Hula Hoops
  • Double-Dutch
  • Hippity Hop
  • Yo-Yos
  • Box Car Derby
  • Jumbo Games
  • Obstacle Course
  • Imagination Playground
  • Ultimate Disc
  • Wheelchair Basketball


Street Games is more than just games! Join us for performances by a yo-yo master, hip-hop breakdancers, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. 

Map data ©2018 Google

Boy on hippity hop

Event Tips

  • Make your first stop to the NYC Parks booth to pick up a Street Games Passport! Complete 5 out of 10 of the activities on the passport to redeem a prize.
  • The event ends promptly at 3:00 p.m., so come early to experience all the fun!
  • Activity lines are subject to close early.
  • Vendors will be on site selling food and drinks.
  • Participants must sign a waiver to participate in some activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver.

In the event of heavy rain or extreme weather, Street Games may be canceled. The decision to cancel the event will be made by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 and will be prominently posted on our website and social media channels.

For more information about this event, please call (212) 360-8218.


For accessibility information, please contact Chris Noel by April 25 at (718) 760-6831 or

Become a Volunteer

Help us make this festival a fun day for all New Yorkers! If you would like to volunteer, please register here . You must be 18 years old or older to become a Street Games volunteer. For more information about volunteering at Street Games, please email Venus Melo at with Street Games Volunteer in the subject line. 

Would You Like to Be on the Cover of Achieve NYC!

posted Mar 26, 2018, 8:04 AM by Shana Musler

Would you and your family like to be featured on the cover of Achieve NYC: the Complete Guide to New York City Public Schools? FACE is recruiting families who speak the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, English, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu to be on the cover!

If you are interested, please visit this link and fill out the survey.

(Please note that participation in a photoshoot 

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