“Movie in the Park”

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TOY STORY

Thursday – August 11th 
Brooklyn Neighborhood Park
MOVIE BEGIN AT DUSK.  Pre-movie entertainment begins at 6:30 PM, including live performances by local musicians (Echoes of Yasgurs) and free popcorn. Bring jackets or extra blankets, as it gets chilly when the sun goes down!
“Movies in the Park” is sponsored by your Brooklyn Neighborhood Association along with Portland Parks and Recreation

 

Brooklyn Prepared! sessions ready to start – sign up now!

Subduction Zone

In the event of a major disaster, neighbors helping neighbors will be how we survive until help comes from the outside. Recent media reports have documented how, after a major earthquake, this could take up to two weeks, so we all need to plan how to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. The Brooklyn Action Corps program designed to prepare Brooklyn block by block is now underway!

From now through December 2016, BAC is offering a series of two 90-minute discussion sessions led by trained presenters, to help you and your neighbors get ready together for earthquakes and other disasters. You can help by volunteering to host your block – or your apartment building, or floor. Don’t have space? Persuade a friendly neighbor to host and help them by organizing the meetings.

To volunteer, email ready@brooklyn-neighborhood.org with your address, phone number and which month you would like to host. Then we will contact you with hosting information and neighbor invitations, and schedule a presenter for your block.

The first session will help you think about all the “What ifs” and plan with your household for any emergency. The second session addresses gathering supplies needed to “Go” or “Stay” where you are, in the event of disaster. You and your neighbors will also learn how to plan to help each other effectively after a disaster, and to keep maintaining and improving your block’s preparedness. In the end you will have a plan and be ready for anything!

Brooklyn Haul-Away Saturday May 14 9AM-3PM

Metro BPS Brooklyn Haul-Away Logos

Trash or Treasure? It’s time to clean house!

Getting to the nearest donation drop-off site, or better yet, the dump, is something that few of us find time to do. Bulky items like old vacuum cleaners, furniture, scrap wood and empty paint cans take up valuable space in our garages and in our homes.

Not only will you feel great about clearing out unwanted stuff, you’ll feel good about the contribution you make to your Brooklyn neighborhood!

Where? 16th & SE Center Mixed Waste: $10-$15 for small pick up loads $20-25 for large loads Yard Debris: $10 (more for large loads) Each vehicle will be quoted a price before unloading.

Accepted: Tires: $5 without rims, $8 with rims

Prohibited Materials: Hazardous waste, all construction, remodeling or demolition materials; kitchen garbage and curbside recyclables

Examples of high risk construction materials suspected of containing asbestos:

  • Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic
  • Walls: plaster, decorative plaster
  • Siding: cement siding shingles “transite”
  • Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture
  • Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite, pipe, HVAC and lagging
  • Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
  • Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire-proofing

Do you need help getting your stuff there? Call the HelpLine at 503-241-4540. We can help

Volunteers are needed, please call the Brooklyn Help Line now and reserve your time.

Clean up sponsored by METRO and the BAC

Get a test

Bullseye Glass in Brooklyn  NeighborhoodBullseye GlassDo you feel that you should have a test done to be sure your family has not been impacted by the air quality from Bullseye Glasses?

If you are concerned about exposure, talk to your healthcare provider to make the best choice for your health. The Oregon Health Plan (OHP) will cover urine cadmium testing for members who live in the highest-risk areas, as will most private insurance plans.
 For Oregon residents who live, work, or go to school or day care within one-half mile of Bullseye Glass Company or Uroboros Glass, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will cover the cost of urine cadmium testing.
In order to be tested, please follow these steps:
  1. Call 971-673-3308 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F) to determine if you qualify.
  2. OHA staff will collect some basic information and provide directions to a clinic where you can submit a urine specimen for testing.
Depending on the result of your test, the following actions will be taken:
  • If no urine cadmium is detected, a letter will be mailed to you within 3 weeks.
  • If urine cadmium is detected, your results will be forward to your primary care provider (PCP). If you do not have a PCP, our environmental health assessment program will help identify a provider who can help explain your results and any need for follow up.
    The deadline for the FREE  testing is April 30th .