Community Service is part of living in a community. When things don’t always go our way, sometimes we have to act. The following is one example….you are invited to join us next Sunday, Sept. 6 at 9 AM (West End and Shore)…6 ft. distancing–equipment, T-shirts, gloves, hand sanitizer etc. provided. We are particularly interested in seeing more of our teens getting involved to help send the message that Parks should be respected.
Below is the email message from Mariya Markh, who organized this cleanup event.
“Thank you so much for a great event yesterday! It was a great success. We had 20 adults and 10 kids that came out and helped. People were walking up to volunteers and asking how they can help. Next Sunday should be really great too! I can’t wait. ”
Do you remember? Last fall the Manhattan Beach Community Group participated in a world-wide clean-up event partnering with a beach in Manhattan Beach, California. That September morning we made a huge “dent” in ridding our Park on Shore Boulevard of accumulated debris. We believe those that worked on that project, in particular our young residents, learned about litter and community involvement. Having said this, we have another opportunity to “attack” the Shore Boulevard NYC Park. Working with Mariya Markh, Senior Community Liaison from the Mayor’s office, the Manhattan Beach Community Group is joining with residents, IMishpacha and a high school group led by a teen Manhattan Beach resident to do another clean up of the park on Shore.If you joined us last year, you know how successful and even how much fun and rewarding it turned out. We are inviting both adults and young people to join us again this year….LET’S DO IT!!! Equipment will be provided…gloves, garbage bags, brooms, trash pickers, grabbers etc. Participants should bring their own masks and water.
Sundays: Aug. 30 and Sept. 6. Time: 9:00 am.
Meet at Holocaust Park (Shore Blvd. and West End Ave.)
SIGN UP: let us know how many people from your family will be joining us and what dates. This way we can have a rough idea of how many people will participate and have enough supplies for everyone who arrives.
MANHATTAN BEACH COMMUNITY GROUP IS CANCELLING OUR NEXT MEETING ORIGINALLY SET FOR MARCH 25TH. WE CHOOSE TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE UNTIL THE CURRENT CORONA EMERGENCY DIRECTIVES INDICATE THAT IT IS SAFE TO BE AT MEETINGS. IT IS OUR INTENTION TO SEND AN EMAIL NEWSLETTER TO OUR MEMBERS TO FILL YOU IN ON DETAILS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS AND OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVEN’T PAID YOUR DUES OR HAVE NOT GIVEN US YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS, OR KNOW A RESIDENT WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET OUR EMAIL CORRESPONDENCE AND HAS NOT JOINED US, PLEASE CALL: 718-200-1845 OR EMAIL US AT MANHATTANBEACHBROOKLYN.ORG@GMAIL.COM EVEN THOUGH PUBLIC EVENTS ARE BEING CANCELLED, KNOW THAT OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONTINUES TO WORK ON ISSUES AND CONCERNS THAT AFFECT ALL OF US.. BE WELL, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING EVERYONE–HOPEFULLY, IN THE NEAR FUTURE!
If you missed our well attended 79th Annual Meeting, some highlights: Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz and Councilman Chaim Deutsch installed our Officers and Board members. (Senator Gounardes was unable to attend due to his impending wedding).. President Baron gave an update on actions the MBCG is taking with regard to Federal monies being misspent on storm recovery. While promises were made to us, nothing is being proposed to keep our residents and homes safe in case of a future (“Sandy”) weather event. She encouraged everyone to attend future MBCG meetings where we continue to present issues that are important to everyone who lives in our community. Thank you to all those who put this Annual Meeting together.
Thanks to Justin Bulova from Grades of Green organized the Bi-Coastal Cleanup, from Manhattan Beach, New York to Manhattan Beach California on this past Saturday, September 21.
Many thanks to all the volunteers for their efforts and contribution to our community and the environment.
Special thanks to Senator Andrew Gounardes and Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz for their support of and attendance at this event.
In New York, The Manhattan Beach Bay cleanup site, there were 65 volunteers from iMishpacha, Manhattan Beach Community Group, Reprise Digital, Bowery Farming and the Third Rail, volunteers collected 936 pounds of trash covering a coastal territory that stretches just over one mile.
Recycling 936 pounds of trash saves 17 Gallons of Oil, 38 Gallons of Water and 101 Hours of Electricity. 936 pounds of commingled materials is about as heavy as a bear, nearly as heavy as a grand piano, and weighs more than a horse. Volunteers filled 34 heavy-duty trash bags, and even educated 9 members of the community during the cleanup; informing them of the environmental impact littering by the bay has on the eco-system.
Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn, NY (East Coast) meet Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, CA (West Coast)
Bi-Coastal Clean Up Day: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Local Time)
Come join us for the Bi-Coastal clean up. In partnership with Manhattan Beach Community Group, iMishpacha and volunteers from Manhattan Beach in California. Our objective is NO bottles, cans, paper, cardboard, cups, straws etc., by the sitting area on Shore Blvd, from Kingsborough Community College, all the way to West End and the Holocaust Memorial Park. Dress code – sneakers, comfortable work clothes and bring sunscreen. All supplies for the clean up will be provided by the American Littoral Society and the NYC Parks Department. Some light refreshments will be available for all volunteers. Hope to see you there. We’ll meet at the intersection of Shore Blvd and Pembroke Street at 9:00am sharp.