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Join the Coney Island’s Kaiser Park Beach Clean Up on March 26 with Brooklyn Community Services’ Spring into Action
March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm| FREE
Join Brooklyn Community Services’ Spring into Action and NYC Parks Department for a day at the beach. Volunteer to help clean-up Coney Island’s Kaiser Park. You can help us keep NYC’s precious waterfront clean and turn the tide on coastal trash and pollutants. Be a part of beautifying the beach and improving our environment! Families welcome.
The Coney Island Kaiser Park beach clean-up takes place on Sunday, March 26 from 12noon to 3pm at Neptune Avenue & 29th Street in Coney Island. It’s part of the BCS Fifth Annual Spring into Action volunteer initiative that invites volunteers to help Brooklynites in underserved neighborhoods. There are over 20 interactive and educational projects from March 20 to April 4.
Spring into Action, the signature volunteer initiative of BCS, has galvanized 1,000 volunteers in the past five years. This year, we are proud to offer more than 20 service opportunities that impact Brooklyn’s low-income neighborhoods.
BCS was founded by volunteers in 1866 in response to the plight of Civil War veterans and homeless children who lost their fathers in the war. Volunteerism remains at the heart of what we do. BCS has been named one of “The Best Places to Volunteer in Brooklyn” by Brooklyn Magazine.
The Spring into Action projects for volunteers span ecology, mentoring, yoga, bowling and more. It’s hands-on urban ecology in Brooklyn with a Coney Island Beach clean-up, a beautification project in Prospect Park and neighborhood beautification projects in East New York, Canarsie and Brownsville. The popular BCS Bowling League, comprised of adults with intellectual disabilities, is looking for bowling challengers. Yoga enthusiasts are invited to be a Yoga Buddy at BCS PROS and participate in yoga sessions that help adults with mental illness with wellness and relaxation. There are indoor and outdoor athletic activities for students from our elementary school and middle school after school programs. Promote early childhood literacy by reading a favorite childhood book with children ages 3-5 at our early education center in Downtown Brooklyn. At the Reverse Job Fairs, careers are discussed with middle school students. The New York Police Department is hosting a sports and community relations program. There’s physical fitness for kids and financial advice for adults and teens. This marks the second year for the popular BCS Pop-Up Thrift Shop where volunteers sell specially discounted clothing and merchandise to BCS clients living with mental illnesses. In addition, there is a major Immigration Forum w/ Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs that focuses on issues for immigrants that will be held at Coney Island.
Registration available at http://wearebcs.org/springintoaction
Join the conversation with Brooklyn Community Services at www.WeAreBCS.org, FACEBOOK at Brooklyn Community Services, Twitter and Instagram at @WeAreBCS.org. For more information about becoming a BCS volunteer, please contact: volunteer@WeAreBCS.org.