Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hairing It Out: A Conversation on Fatherhood

On Wednesday, April 16th, neighborhood residents and members of the S.O.S. Crown Heights staff convened for haircuts and conversation at Classic Cut Barber Shop on St. Johns Place near Hampton Place. The topic was “Fatherhood: Why are so many fathers missing from the lives of their children?”

At one point, as many as 20 people crowded into the shop to join in the conversation.  Three generations of men were represented, which allowed for a rich historical and cultural perspective to color the conversation. S.O.S. Outreach Worker Derick Scott facilitated the lively conversation. The ideas and observations that emerged were complex, and the discussion was carried on with mutual respect for all members of the conversation. 

All who were present agreed that the discussion should go on and there was general agreement that an effort should be made to make sure that more young people were invited to join the next gathering. 

The Kingston Avenue Festival 2014!

Our annual block party, the Kingston Avenue Festival, will be on Saturday, May 17th, from 1 pm to 5 pm, on Kingston Avenue from Bergen Street to Pacific Street. Come out and join us for a day of performances, art, games, music, and community resources.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Final Deadline for Arts to End Violence Contest: May 7th

Our final deadline to submit art for Arts to End Violence is May 7th. Submit to chcmcblog@gmail.com or call 718-773-6886 for more information.

Monday, April 14, 2014

S.O.S. C.A.N. Basketball Tryouts

This past Saturday, April 12th, the S.O.S. Clergy Action Network held tryouts for its new basketball team, "The Interrupters." Tryouts were held at the gym in the Historic First Church of God in Christ on Kingston Avenue. 12 young people between the ages of 15 and 22 came out to show off their skills. For more information on the basketball league, call Rev. Kevin Jones at (917) 837-2032.