Squadron Community Convention
From State Senator Daniel Squadron:
Please join me on Sunday, March 13th, for the third annual 25th Senate District Community Convention. I am hosting the convention at St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street in Downtown Brooklyn, from 2:00-5:00PM.
At the convention, I will ask you about your thoughts and ideas on legislative and community priorities. For a complete list of topics, please visit http://www.nysenate.gov/community-convention.
Will you join me at the community convention on Sunday, March 13th? Please RSVP to Rosemarie Diaz in my office at 212-298-5565 or email@example.com.
2011 marks the 100 year anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire. Local 23-25 and the garment workers’ union have observed this anniversary every year on March 25 to remember the importance of workplace safety and workers’ rights – especially the rights of immigrant women workers. For several decades, Chinese immigrants have been a key labor force in New York’s garment industry and active participants in the Triangle Fire commemorations.
There will be a CHINATOWN OUTREACH event on Monday, March 14, from 2:30-4:00 pm for groups and individuals interested in the Triangle Fire Centennial, at the Chen Dance Center, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd floor. Please spread the word and come together for this important historic occasion! For further information, contact Lana Cheung at 212-929-2600 or May Y. Chen, 347-234-9387 – Local 23-25, Workers United/SEIU.
SOCIAL SERVICES & EDUCATION Meeting
Community Board 2, Tues., 3/15 @ 6:30 PM **NOTE CHANGE OF DATE**-Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St. Garden Room
Public Hearing and Board Meeting
Community Board 7 Meeting (Brooklyn), Mar 16. Annual public hearing on the preliminary FY2012 budget to be immediately followed by the full community board meeting. The board meeting will start no earlier than 6:30 PM.
4201 4th Avenue
Entrance on 43rd Street
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
March to Commemorate the Triangle Fire
On March 25, 1911, a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on 23-29 Washington Place. The doors of the factory had been locked from the outside leaving the workers, mainly young Jewish and Italian women, trapped inside. 146 people perished. This tragic event led to the establishment of important fire codes and safety rules.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, we present a moving afternoon of music and poetry inspired by the conditions of the sweatshops and the tragic fire. 146 people will portray those who perished. Musicians Deborah Strauss (violin), Jeff Warschauer (vocals & guitar), and Joey Weisenberg (drums) will set to music the works of the Sweatshop Poets, who in the early 1900s wrote forcefully about the deplorable working conditions of the immigrant masses. Yiddishist Caraid O’Brien and others will read from the works of the Sweatshop poets in English and Yiddish. The concert will end with the singing of El Maley Rahomim, the Hebrew prayer traditionally recited at the gravesite. Each of the actors will then announce the name of the Triangle victim they are representing and light a memorial candle.
Join the March! At 1:45 on the day of the Museum’s Triangle Fire Tribute, 146 people will take on the role of the people who perished in the fire and march from the site of the Triangle Fire at 23-29 Washington Place in the Village to the Museum at Eldridge Street at 12 Eldridge Street. If you are interested in participating, please contact Laura Ross at 212.219.0888 x205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, 27 March, 2011, starts at 3:00 PM
Land Use, Zoning, Public & Private Housing Committee
Community Board 3, Wednesday, March 30 at 6:30pm – Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center – 466 Grand Street (btwn Pitt & Willett Sts)
1. Review of 2010 goals and accomplishments/committee goals for 2011
2. Facilitated discussion on program guidelines for SPURA sites development
Chinatown Working Group (CWG) Full Meeting. Meetings are open to everyone.
5th precinct Community Meeting
The 5th precinct Community Council meets to review crime stats, salute officers who have gone “above and beyond” and to field questions from residents.
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
7:00- 9:00 PM
Location: 5th Precinct, 19 Elizabeth Street