P.S. 127 kids enjoy carnival, right in school yard

Students at Bay Ridge’s P.S. 127 didn’t have to travel far to go to a carnival. The carnival came to them!

The school yard at P.S. 127, at 7805 Seventh Ave., was filled with rides and games on a recent afternoon thanks to the school’s Parent-Teacher Association (P.T.A.), which organized a fun-filled carnival for kids to enjoy.

The students had a blast jumping in the bouncy houses, trying their hand at the various games of skill— including a Frisbee toss— and munching on cotton candy.


BJ’s sends food, electronics to Colin Powell USO Center

The United Service Organizations (USO) has been entertaining troops and providing fun-filled activities for military service members and their families since World War II. The New York City chapter of the group recently received a helping hand that in turn benefitted the USO center at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton.

Representatives of BJ’s Wholesale Club at 1752 Shore Parkway presented the USO of Metropolitan New York with $1,700 worth of food items and electronic devices to be donated to the USO General Colin L. Powell Center, a facility located at Fort Hamilton.


Adelphi Academy graduates make plans for the future

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn held its Upper School graduation ceremony on June 7, sending the Class of 2015 off to college. The Class of 2015 is the 145th graduating class in the history of the private school, located at 8515 Ridge Blvd. in Bay Ridge.

Here’s a sampling of what’s in store for the new graduates.

Class Valedictorian David Goldshteyn will be pursuing a degree in business analysis at Pace University. He was awarded a Presidential Scholarship for Academic Excellence.


Fontbonne celebrates Class of 2015 with graduation, church liturgy

Fontbonne Hall Academy changed its graduation tradition this year to include not just commencement exercises but a liturgy in a church.

The 129 members of the Class of 2015 of Fontbonne, a Catholic high school for girls located on Shore Road in Bay Ridge, wore white gowns and carried red roses at their Commencement Exercises at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Sunset Park on June 6. The white gowns and roses are a tradition at the school, which was founded in 1937.


Narrows Community Theater encourages young performers’ show biz dreams

Christopher Saad and Laura Downey are both young but they have already built up impressive resumes in theater and each will now get the chance to continue their studies in the arts thanks to a Bay Ridge group whose mission is to encourage a love of the arts.

Christopher and Laura, who are both eighth graders at Saint Anselm Catholic Academy, received Betty Kash Memorial Scholarships from the Narrows Community Theater.


Young runners participate in ‘Race for the Cure’

Hundreds of girls and boys from ages 4 to 16 competed in the annual Dyker Heights Athletic Association (DHAA)/ St. Bernadette Knights’ “Race for the Cure” mini marathon on June 6. The race, which was organized through the community to raise funds for cancer research, is co-sponsored by Investors Bank.


Pols approve DMV refunds for military veterans

Veterans who wish to have their military service status reflected on their driver’s licenses no longer have to pay a fee for the designation, thanks to a rules change. But what about veterans who paid the fee before the change went into effect?

They’re going to be getting a refund, said Assemblymember Alec Brook-Krasny.


Aidala is 100th President of Brooklyn Bar Association

Arthur Aidala Esq., the new president of the Brooklyn Bar Association, came into office on June 1 with exciting plans for the 2,000-member organization. Among the events he is planning is trip to Cuba for lawyers in 2016. Aidala has also arranged for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito to come and speak to members.


Visitation dads have dandy dinner to help daughters’ school

Visitation Academy is a prestigious Catholic school for girls in Bay Ridge, but on Wednesday nght, it was the men associated with the place who grabbed the spotlight.


Denyse Wharf cleanup crew gets close up view of harbor seal

Members of the Harbor Seals Swim Team got a chance to meet their namesake when a real life harbor seal swam up to the edge of Denyse Wharf while the swimmers were cleaning the Bay Ridge pier.

Volunteers make it a point to clean Denyse Wharf twice a year.



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