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PLGNA & PLG Arts Presents The Neighborhood Show

PLG Arts The Neighborhood Show
Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association (PLGNA) and PLG Arts present THE NEIGHBORHOOD SHOW THURSDAY, OCT. 13 through OCTOBER 24, 2011 at 552 Flatbush Avenue, between Lincoln Road and Maple Street in Brooklyn (the old Mike’s International Restaurant location).

OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday October 30th 4:00 pm

Featuring the works of dozens of neighborhood artists!
Live music and crafters on the weekends!
Children’s Gallery!
Neighborhood Story Circle – Friday November 4th, 6-8 pm
Spoken Word – Friday November 11, 8- 10 pm

Gallery Hours: Mon- Friday 2-8 pm
Weekend Arts and Crafts Market: Saturdays, 10-8 pm and Sundays 12-6 pm

For Music and Performance schedule and more information go to plgarts.org or plgna.org

Come celebrate the vibrant art of Prospect Lefferts Gardens!

PLG Arts Presents the 6th Annual Summer of Free Theater for Children Ages 3 – 103

PLG Arts presents DAYDREAM directed by Rohana Elias-Reyes in Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground every weekend in June. All Performances are free, no reservations required, seating on the ground. NYtheatre.com calls the show “can’t miss children’s theatre that Shakespeare lovers will truly appreciate,” this year with more magic, music, and puppets than ever. Bring your kids’ bathing suits for a splash in the dragon fountain. Visit: www.PLGArts.org or call 718-393-7733 for more information.

Performances are Saturdays at 11 a.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m.
June 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 Prospect Park’s Imagination Playground
Directions: Imagination Playground (Q or S train to Prospect Park, exit to Lincoln Road. Enter the park from Ocean Avenue between Lincoln Road and Parkside Avenue)

Saturdays June 11 & June 18 at 3:30 p.m.
Brower Park, Brooklyn
Directions: B43 to Brooklyn Avenue and Park Place Stop. Walk one block to Prospect Place and enter Park (next door to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum)

PLG Arts Daydream

DAYDREAM - Titania and the Fairy Court

Photo: S. Elias-Reyes

DAYDREAM was conceived in 2006 by Laura Frenzer, PLG Arts President and Rohana Elias-Reyes, a PLG Arts founding member, both Prospect Lefferts Gardens parents and theater professionals. In an effort to make better use of the Imagination Playground stage, they decided to put on a show, and settled on a short family-friendly version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Over the years twenty-one actors have performed in the show, all but six of whom have resided in PLG or nearby neighborhoods, and seven PLG residents have lent their talents as designers, builders, and seamstresses.

Daydream is made possible by a contribution from the AT&T corporation, public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by the Brooklyn Arts Council, Inc. and ongoing support from State Senator Eric Adams. The Prospect Park Alliance has provided continued support of this production and PLG Arts efforts to bring live performance Prospect Lefferts Gardens and the surrounding Brooklyn communities.

Manor Arts kid’s art show

Manor Arts Spring 2011 Exhibit
Manor Arts will be presenting a show of their student’s work from the past year. The exhibit will run from May 7th-May 14th at two locations in Prospect Lefferts Gardens:

65 Fen
65 Fenimore Street
(between Flatbush and Bedford)
Opening Reception for the Artists, May 7th 4-5pm

K-Dog & Dunebuggy
43 Lincoln Road
(between Ocean and Flatbush)
Opening Reception for the Artists, May 7th 5-6pm

Admission is free, but donations to Manor Arts’s Scholarship Fund are encouraged. Last year they were able to give out 5 scholarships, and they hope to be able to do it again.

Manor Arts Spring Registration

Manor Arts ClassLefferts Manor’s own Manor Arts was founded by the artist and art educator Nurit Newman in 2009. There have been 8 sessions so far, and the 9th begins on April 30th. A few openings are still available—see below.

In an interview, Ms. Newman said, “We specialize in teaching kids (of any age) how to think like artists. This spring we’ll be adding on a mommy and me class for toddlers and a one day parent/child arts workshop for 5th and 6th graders and their folks that is designed to provide an opportunity for parents to make art with their kids.

“Many of my students repeat classes each session, and I’ve had the great joy of watching some of them grow from toddlers to 6 year olds and pre-teens to teenagers.

“I’m also very proud of the great successes we’ve had helping kids put together their portfolios and preparing them for their interviews at specialized art high schools such as La Guardia, Murrow and Art and Design.

“At the risk of sounding corny my students really have been an inspiration for me. Their questions, frustrations and breakthroughs with realizing their ideas have played a great role in my own art work.”

A few openings are still available for the Spring session.

  • ART MAKING 1 4-6 year olds Saturday @ 10AM
  • ART MAKING 2 9-11 year oldsSunday @ 11AM
  • COMIC BOOK ARTS (6.5-9 year olds)Thursday @ 4:30
  • COMIC BOOK ARTS (8-11 year olds)Saturday @ 11:30AM
  • STOP MOTION ANIMATION (FULL)
  • 3D-EXPLORATION 1 (6-8 year olds)Sunday @ 11:30
  • 3D-EXPLORATION 2 (8-11 year olds)Tuesday @ 4:30
  • JEWELRY METAL SMITHING (9-11 year olds)Wednesday @ 4:30

You can register at the Manor Arts website, or by email to manorarts@yahoo.com.

Photos from National Night Out in PLG 2010

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, neighborhoods across the country celebrated The National Night Out Against Crime. The 71st Precinct hosted our local festivities on Sterling Street (between Bedford and Rogers Avenues). The night out featured a delicious barbeque, a bicycle was raffled off, and there were bouncy rides for the kids — but the best part was just hanging out with our neighbors on a beautiful summer night. Thank you to everyone at the 71st Precinct and the residents of Sterling 2 for a great night out!

Photos by Ben Edwards (1-7) and his granddaughter, Aydyn Edwards (8 & 9).

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