What is the BHA? What does it do?


Boerum Hill Association

WHO WE ARE: An all-volunteer organization of residents that strives to confidently represent the interests of our neighbors. We seek to preserve and enhance the unique qualities of our neighborhood through advocacy, education and community building.

WHAT WE DO: We plan public forums on important community issues, initiate public safety measures and engage in proactive community planning. We support development that is consistent with the neighborhood’s character, landmark architectural heritage and diversity here as well as throughout Brooklyn.

OUR 2013 ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Celebrated the re-opening of the 16 Sycamores Playground after extensive renovations. Nearly $1 million dollars from Borough Hall and the Parks Department went into this project initiated by our board members.
  • Worked with the Department of Transportation and Council Member Levin’s office to launch Brooklyn’s first Neighborhood Slow Zone.
  • We teamed up with the YWCA for our first free Tree Give-Away program in May. We thank the New York Restoration Project for conducting this program.
  • As part of BrooklynSpeaks we continue to monitor quality of life issues from the Atlantic Yards project. We continue to ask for a governance structure over this important project as we press for modifications to this development.
  • We worked with the PS 38 PTA to re-open its library and outfit a classroom as a dance studio. We also support PS 261 and MS 447 as well as the Gowanus in Unity Tutoring project.
  • We’ve held General Meetings on topics such as traffic, greening and quality of life issues.
  • We’ve given grants to our public schools, the Gowanus in Unity Tutoring Program and the Night Against Crime.
  • We’ve continued the great tradition of the Annual Pot Luck Holiday Party.
  • And more!

IN 2014, LOOK FOR:

  • The Boerum Hill House Tour, our biennial Fundraiser.

Please become a Supporter today! JOIN US!

The BHA provides you with a voice on issues that affect us all. We act as a liaison between you and our elected officials and city agencies. The money you contribute makes all this possible. Just fill out the attached form and join us today!

If you use PayPal, send your payment to treasurer@boerumhillassociation.org. We thank you for your support.

Membership Form 2014

(January 6th, 2014)

Join the Boerum Hill Association for 2012!


The Boerum Hill Association is made up of dedicated volunteers who promote the interests of residents and business people in Boerum Hill. We plan public forums on important community topics, initiate public safety and educational projects and engage in proactive community planning with our elected officials. We support development that is consistent with preserving the area’s neighborhood character, landmark architectural heritage, population diversity and the continue renaissance of Brooklyn. To join us, please complete the membership form. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(October 26th, 2011)

Our First Ever PUB WALK!


Yes — an event so important, I had to use the CAPS LOCK button. Forgive me. I don’t use it often. 

Tuesday, June 23rd – 7:30pm: It begins outside Trader Joe’s, at Atlantic & Court. The BHA’s first historical Pub Walk through Boerum Hill. A mere $10, accepted at start of walk. With drink specials coming from the three pubs we’ll visit: Brazen Head, Brooklyn Inn and Hanks. 

Join us for a fun night of  interesting tid-bits about Boerum Hill, as you pass by famous addresses, historical sites and stop in for a drink at three cool local pubs. It’s not a pub crawl, but a chance to see and hear history come alive as we pass through the heart of Boerum Hill (with, of course, a civilized drink or three along the way). 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
PUB WALK THROUGH BOERUM HILL

 

The Boerum Hill Association announced plans today for its first Boerum Hill Pub Walk, a series of 2-hour guided tours through the neighborhood it expects to host throughout the year for residents interested in learning about its rich history.

 

Modeled after “Original London” Pub Walks, the association’s first pub walk on June 23rd will follow a trail highlighting Boerum Hill’s role in history, from key revolutionary war battles to the home of Mohawk Indian steelworkers, all centered around short pit stops at 3 history-laden local pubs along the route – the Brazen Head, the Brooklyn Inn, and Hanks Saloon.

 

Board member and tour organizer Chuck Wells said, “These Pub Walks are going to be a fun way to discover (or rediscover) Boerum Hill as a small group taking a relaxed walk. If there’s strong interest we can always add more dates to accommodate more people. And for later in the year, we’re planning a second Pub Walk to focus on the history of haunted spots in the neighborhood. If nothing else, it’ll be a great way to meet neighbors and soak up the amazing history of our little part of Brooklyn.”

 

Tickets for the Tuesday, June 23 Boerum Hill Pub Walk are a mere $10, but do not include drinks (some pubs have promised us special discounts). Walk begins at 7:30pm sharp, and is limited to 20 participants. Meet outside Trader Joe’s at SW corner of Court & Atlantic. 

For more information, please call 646-320-5657 or email bha.pubwalk@gmail.com, (or come to the BHA General Meeting on June 18, 7pm, Belarusan Church at Atlantic and Bond)

(June 18th, 2009)

Why you (yes, you!) should join the Boerum Hill Association:


“Public business, my son, must always be done by somebody. It will be done by somebody or other. If wise men decline it, others will not; if honest men refuse it, others will not.” – John Adams.

(June 17th, 2009)

Gowanus Grind Recap



UPDATE: Pictures are now up!


Press Release Contact: Sue Wolfe

Friends of Douglas/Greene Park, Inc. 917-868-5332

suehwolfe@aol.com

Saturday, April 25th was a fun time for all ages at Thomas Greene Park in Gowanus located at Third Avenue & Douglass Street.

There was sunshine, live music, free food and skaters of every description from everywhere, Brooklyn and beyond!

The extensive skate network of Michelle Sauer and Jose Portes of HOMAGE, the skate and health food shop at 151 Smith St, drew hundreds of skaters. They swarmed and settled in for a long afternoon of skating at its best: contests, clinics and serious practice at Thomas Greene Park on the edge of downtown Brooklyn. The skating was supervised by the HOMAGE team, who’ve had lots of experience with kids and skate events. Five hours and the live music never stopped.

Recruited by Board member Cynthia Hammond, the diverse music included newspaper writer Steve Witt on guitar, reggae sounds from “Widdeyah”, “With Legs We Run” punk rock group and the tweeny girl group, “Saffire”

While Friends of Douglass/Greene Park organized the event, provided free water and raffled t-shirts, the Wyckoff Gardens Tenants Association donated hot dogs, popcorn and cotton candy, feeding hundreds & sponsored two inflated games for the little kids.

Local artist and board member mac premo designed the Gowanus Grind T-shirts, sold for $10.00, and supervised the “Paint board” art project at the event.

Lauren Elvers Collins represented the Gowanus Canal Conservancy, with information on the GCC mission and projects and offered various GCC products for sale.

Jo Anne Simon, candidate for the 33rd District City Council seat just happened to be visiting when an accident occurred in the skate area. Luckily for everyone, Jo Anne jumped into the breach and worked with several adults in getting help for the injured skater.

Gary Reilly, City Council candidate from the 39th District and Joan Millman, State Assembly Representative both stopped in to visit and enjoy the skate day events.

The Friends of Douglass/Greene Park, Inc. is a coalition of neighboring communities and 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to refurbish this park. The Friends sponsor three annual events to raise awareness and funding for the park. Although the park has been at Third Avenue and Douglass for more than 40 years, it is a little known NYC Parks facility in a rapidly expanding residential area. Representatives of the Boerum Hill Association, the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, the Cobble Hill Association, Park Slope Civic Council and Wyckoff Gardens Tenants Association have been working together with City Council members Bill DeBlasio and David Yassky, Borough President Marty Markowitz and the Parks Department to revitalize Thomas Greene Park. To get on the mailing list, visit http://www.friendsofdouglassgreenepark.org.

(April 27th, 2009)

Join the Boerum Hill Association Today!


The Boerum Hill Association is made up of dedicated volunteers who promote the interests of residents and business people in Boerum Hill. We plan public forums on important community topics, initiate public safety and educational projects and engage in proactive community planning with our elected officials. We support development that is consistent with preserving the area’s neighborhood character, landmark architectural heritage, population diversity and the continue renaissance of Brooklyn. To join us, please complete the membership form. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

(January 1st, 2004)

Join Our Mailing List!


Join hundreds of your neighbors on the Boerum Hill egroup to find out about events in the neighborhood, get recommendations on plumbers, etc.

Please note that this egroup is not owned or controlled by the Boerum Hill Association. The link is provided here as a service to the neighborhood.

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(January 1st, 2004)

Membership and Development Committee Purpose


The purpose of the BHA Membership and Development Committee is to attract, maintain and increase membership in the organization. The committee works closely with other committees in providing them with information regarding the interests expressed by members and/or supporting the dissemination of membership information. It also develops and organizes special functions that support the overall purpose of developing membership. The specific functions that are carried out by the Membership and Development Committee are:

  • Yearly membership mailing renewal and membership acknowledgment.
  • Follow up membership renewals/notification.
  • Maintenance of membership database and informing other committees of member’s interests.
  • General mailings (i.e. voting, etc).
  • Organizing special social functions aimed at promoting the BHA and increasing membership.
(June 12th, 2003)
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