Calendar

October – November 2014

Oct
25
Sat
Foreclosure Summit – Free Event @ York College
Oct 25 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

This summit hopes to educate individuals and the community on this important topic while proposing a collective response. If you think you’ve heard and seen it all and this summit is worth skipping, Think again! The topic covered will be:

Eradicating Shame and Living in Limbo
Facing Limited Bank Remodification Programs
Protecting Future Generations
Stopping Community Foreclosure
Advancing Community Leadership

Oct
27
Mon
NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable Training Day
Oct 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

This training is provided for Disaster Case Management on how to apply for assistance from the NYC Sandy Unmet Needs Roundtable. The training will also include a Mock Roundtable & Case Trouble Shooting session to see how a Roundtable works and allow for DCMs to bring their difficult cases to discuss and get advice from donors/Roundtable staff on how to get them funded.

Oct
28
Tue
Envisioning Site Resilience in Public Housing
Oct 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Many large housing complexes are located within the 100 year flood plain – areas with significant risk of flooding. Consequently residents are exposed to a number of vulnerabilities and hazards which need to be mitigated against. This session will focus on best practice site planning and stormwater management strategies to increase the resilience of a campus style housing site in the event of a storm event.

Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/envisioning-site-resilience-in-campus-style-housing-tickets-12530668567

Disaster Volunteerism 3: Home Assessments and Risk Mapping
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

[World Cares Center Disaster Volunteerism Series] This session participants are taught to identify, and map areas that must be avoided, and address present hazards and prepare a work plan for their team. This event is free. Location: World Cares Cetners Offices (520 8th Ave, 2nd Floor Conference Room), 6:00pm-8:00pm. Register at http://www.worldcares.org/upcoming-registrations

Premier Screening of “Roots of Resilience”
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A year ago we celebrated the remarkable resilience of the Coney Island community following Hurricane Sandy with the installation of the Resilience mural at PS 329. Nearly 400 students, parents, faculty, and neighborhood volunteers collaborated to design and execute an 825 square foot public art mural in the PS 329 schoolyard.

This year, we are proud to introduce “Roots of Resilience,” a documentary short produced and directed by NYU Film School student Brendan Bubion that tells the story behind the effort.

Please join us for the official premier on Tuesday, October 28 at PS 329 at 6pm, and feel free to invite neighbors and leaders who have been part of the community’s recovery. The screening will be followed by a brief panel discussion about the future of Coney Island and refreshments. Please rsvp by responding to this invitation.

For more information, visit www.SchoolMurals.org.

Light the City: Sandy Two Year Anniversary Observance
Oct 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Light the City: Sandy Two Year Anniversary. The Long Term Recovery Groups from all five boroughs are invited to join together in remembrance of our loss, recognition of our ongoing struggles, and in celebration of communities dedicated to a recovered and more resilient NYC. Bowling Green Park, Manhattan. (Across from the National Museum of the American Indian.)

Oct
29
Wed
2 Year Anniversary – Hurricane Sandy
Oct 29 all-day
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Oct 29 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Light the Shore Sandy 2nd Year Anniversary – Staten Island
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:45 pm

4:00pm – Sand Lane & Fr Capadonna Blvd by Dophins
5:00pm – Community Supper (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
6:30pm – Service of Remembrance (Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave)
7:40pm – Light the Shore Vigil ((Picnic Area at Midland & Lincoln Ave or waterfront closest to your home)

Light the Shore: Gerritsen Beach
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event includes free kids rides 4-7pm. A Candlelight observance will take place at 7pm.

Hurricane Sandy hits around 7pm
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
2nd SUPER STORM SANDY Candlelight Ceremony
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Special performance by CPCS scholars ◊
◊ Reflections and testimonials ◊
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Wednesday October 29th, 2014
Community Church of the Nazarene
1414 Central Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

LES: Hurricane Sandy Anniversary @ La Plaza Cultural Garden located at 9th Street and Avenue C
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

LES READY will be celebrating the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 6 – 9 pm, with ceremonies beginning at 7 pm @ La Plaza Cultural Garden located at 9th Street and avenue C.

Commodity Distribution Point Training Program
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Commodity Distribution Point (CDP) Program is a coordinated, City-led operation to distribute temporarily unavailable life-sustaining commodities such as food, water, ice, and baby formula to the public following an emergency or disaster that disrupts access to traditional supply chains. Primary CDP sites have been identified throughout the five boroughs, one in each community district, to use as points of distribution. OEM is looking to build a team of trained individuals who may be called upon to volunteer at one of these CDP sites during an emergency response. NYC OEM will be hositing monthly CDP trainings for interested volunteers. You only have to attend ONE session. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/commodity-distribution-point-training-tickets-12601436235

Light the Shore: Canarsie @ Canarsie Far Rockaway Parkway/Shore Parkway
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In partnership with Congressman Jeffries and Community leaders, the event will include a performance by the Beraca Baptist Church choir.

Oct
30
Thu
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Oct 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Oct
31
Fri
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Oct 31 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
1
Sat
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
2
Sun
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
3
Mon
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
4
Tue
The Great Invisible – BP Oil Spill Documentary
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

On April 20, 2010, communities throughout the Gulf Coast of the United States were devastated by the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, a state-of-the-art, offshore oil-drilling rig operated by BP in the Gulf of Mexico. The blast killed 11 of the rig’s 126 crewmembers and injured many more, setting off a fireball that could be seen 35 miles away. After two days ablaze, the Deepwater Horizon sank, causing the largest offshore oil spill in American history. The spill flowed unabated for almost three months, dumping hundreds of millions of gallons of oil in the ocean, shutting down the local fishing industry, polluting the fragile ecosystem and raising serious questions about the safety of continued offshore drilling.

In the thought-provoking new documentary The Great Invisible, Peabody Award-winning documentarian Margaret Brown travels to small towns and major cities in Alabama, Louisiana and Texas to explore the fallout of the disaster on the people of the region. Eyewitnesses reconstruct the spill and its aftermath in their own words, creating a vivid picture of the deadly accident and its consequences. Brown treats her subjects with respect and sensitivity as they provide first-hand accounts of the tragedy from the moment of the explosion to its still unfolding repercussions on the region and its residents.

Interweaving personal stories with insight from industry insiders and news footage of the disaster and its aftermath, Brown creates an intimate and emotional look at the many people still haunted by the Deepwater Horizon explosion long after the story has faded from the front page. The first comprehensive overview of the incident and its aftermath, The Great Invisible brings a new and unique perspective to the ongoing tension between the haves and the have-nots, exploring the crisis through the eyes of oil-industry executives, survivors, and local residents who are left to pick up the pieces while the world moves on.

For more information and to watch the trailer, visit the website at http://www.takepart.com/great-invisible

Nov
5
Wed
Call to Action Far Rockaway Long Term Recovery Group @ Battalion Pentecostal Assembly Inc. 454 Beach 67th street Arverne NY 11692
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
6
Thu
Natural Disaster Awareness for Caregivers of Senior Citizens
Nov 6 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural hazards. Factors such as physical limitations, mental ailments, and medication requirements are issues of concern for caregivers of senior citizens. These specific needs, amongst others considerations for natural hazards, must be addressed in preparedness plans for these at-risk citizens.

This course is designed to enhance the caregiver’s awareness of vulnerability factors associated with senior citizens. Participants will learn how to identify, prepared, and perform a number of support activities that will ensure the safety and security of senior citizens when a natural hazard event occurs. Particular attention is directed toward developing an awareness of the preparedness and response needs of all senior citizens, inclusive of economic, medical, cognitive and mobility determinants

Register at https://ndptc.hawaii.edu/training/delivery/793

Brooklyn Clergy Breakfast and Gathering
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

This panel will be a time for faith leaders, community advocates, and housing policy experts to have an open and frank discussion about the housing crisis in Brooklyn and the moral dilimena of gentrification. At the breakfast, you will also get updates about Faith in New York campaigns and learn more about how to engage your lay leaders in faith-based advocacy.

Register: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jspv=2&c=0xTgpNlEx%2FK6Ugh5q3gNCpuOM3FAVqyy

Disaster Supervisor Resiliency Training
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

World Cares Center, is supporting a request by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to pilot a new training program designed to edu-cate and empower disaster supervisors. The Disaster Supervisor Resiliency Training is based on the Worker program piloted in July 2014. The Super-visor program’s overall objectives are to prepare supervisors to:

-Recognize the signs and symptoms of disaster work related stress.
-Understand the unique role of the supervisor in balancing health, safety, resilience, and productivity.
-Build their own and their team’s resilience by demonstrating stress reduction and support skills.
-Obtain support through employer/organization and community resources.
-Provide leadership and support to the people they supervise.

The term “supervisor” is used to define a variety of supervisors, managers, field coordinators, team leaders, and other personnel who are responsible for supervising work or voluntary teams doing disaster rescue, recovery, or rebuilding work.

This is the first program of its kind that is specifically de-signed for disaster workers and supervisors.RSVP by calling 212-563-7570 or e-mail Lindsay Einhorn at Training@worldcares.org