Monday, July 21, 2014

Nelson Mandela Celebration at Boys and Girls High School

On Friday July 18, S.O.S. took part in a celebration of the 96th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth and his historic visit to Boys & Girls High School in 1990. Principal Bernard Gassaway, City Council Member Robert Cornegy, Mayor David Dinkins, Reverend Herbert Daughtry and a delegation from the South African ANC Party took part in the ceremony of remembrance, renaming the Boys & Girls High School athletic field Nelson Mandela Field. The day included a park and campus cleanup by students, performance by the Black and Gold Marching Band and a 67minute walk around the field commemorating the 67 years of South African Apartheid.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Community Rally in Response to Shooting

On Thursday, July 10th, 20 community residents gathered along with S.O.S. staff to rally against the shooting that took place the previous weekend on the corner of Sterling Place and Schenectady Avenue.

Clergy members from three different churches attended to speak out against violence. Many people who did not join the group originally stopped and listened to the message, stop the shootings.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Art Exposed Event July 5th

Join us on Saturday, July 5th, from 4-8 PM, at The Paper Box, as we gather for Art Exposed – a fun filled day of art, music, community, and food – hosted by MO Entertainment.

Art Exposed is an art and music showcase, intended to bring together local business owners, bloggers, entertainers, and artists to help raise money and awareness around important social causes. 

This year's theme is gun violence, and a portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to S.O.S. Crown Heights. 

MO Entertainment’s founder, Megan Ollivierre, explains Art Exposed as "a way to begin an organic conversation on gun violence in our community, and provide a blueprint on ways we can do something to change it."

The event will include several live performances, a silent art auction, and BBQ provided by Hood Chef! Tickets are $15.