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Free climate solutions movie screening & community discussion — this Tuesday

The unfolding climate crisis can seem overwhelming, especially when we feel isolated and powerless. When we work together, we can support each other and be most effective and impactful.

Join us at the Aladdin Theater on Tuesday, May 31st, at 7:00 PM, for a free screening of Project Drawdown’s “Climate Solutions 101” and “Drawdown’s Neighborhood” (30–45 mins). The video will be followed by a discussion with the goal of finding clear action steps we can take in our neighborhood to address climate change.

Register at http://bit.ly/ClimateSolutionsPDX, and find more details on the Climate Solutions event page.

Where: Aladdin Theater (3017 SE Milwaukie Ave)
When: Tuesday, May 31st, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

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Spring plant pop-up this Saturday


Join us on Saturday for the return of our community plant pop up! We’ll have organic produce starts, Brew Dr. kombuchas, a raffle, guides for growing plants, coloring pages, and more! Do you have produce or plant starts you’d like to donate or swap? Let us know or bring them to the park day-of!

This a free or by donation event. Registration is optional, but encouraged! Registering will help us plan more accurately. Register online at https://bit.ly/BrooklynPlantsPDX.

Where: Brooklyn Park (SE Milwaukie Ave & Haig St)
When: Saturday, May 28th, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

More details on the plant pop-up event page.

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BAC community events this month

Neighborhood Cleanup & Haul-Away Day

Our annual cleanup & haul-away day has returned to its typical spring date, on Saturday, May 14. Clear out unwanted items, save yourself a trip to the dump, and recycle select materials.

More details on the Cleanup & Haul-away event page.

Spring plant pop-up

Our community plant pop-up returns as well, on Saturday, May 28! We’ll have organic produce starts, Brew Dr. kombuchas, a raffle, guides for growing plants, coloring pages, and more! Do you have produce or plant starts you’d like to donate or swap? Let us know or bring them to the park day-of!

More details on the Spring plant pop-up event page.

Climate Solutions event & movie screening

The unfolding climate crisis can seem overwhelming, especially when we feel isolated and powerless. When we work together, we can support each other and be most effective and impactful.

Join us at the Aladdin Theater on Tuesday, May 31, for a free screening of Project Drawdown’s “Climate Solutions 101” and “Drawdown’s Neighborhood” (30-45 mins). The video will be followed by a discussion with the goal of finding clear action steps we can take in our neighborhood to address climate change.

More details on the Climate Solutions event page.

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OHA community meeting to discuss Bullseye Glass draft report

The Oregon Health Authority’s Environmental Health Assessment Program is hosting a virtual public community meeting on Tuesday, April 5th, 6:00pm to 7:30pm, to discuss the Bullseye Glass Public Health Assessment Draft Report. A news release announcing the report’s publication is available, along with a summary fact sheet. More information about the report is available from the OHA website.

For more details on the event, check out the OHA community discussion event page.

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Groceries 4 Grout Spring Food Drive

The Brooklyn Action Corps is holding a food drive for the Grout Elementary Food Pantry. Bring items to Brooklyn Park (near the playground) on Saturday, March 12th, from 10:00 AM to noon. For details on specific items to bring, check out the spring food drive event page.

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October Neighborly Leaf Relief Day

Since Brooklyn does not have an official leaf pick up day by PBOT, we decided to take it on ourselves and help our fellow neighbors keep the streets and sidewalks safe and clear of leaves and debris for all residents.

Join your neighbors on October 30th from 9 AM to 1 PM to clean the sidewalks and streets of leaves and debris to make the neighborhood safe for all. There are two meeting locations, at Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn School Park. There we will get instructions and disperse to the leafiest streets. Bring a rake, and if you can, your green compost roll cart.

The first leaf day will make it safer for our littlest residents on Halloween. The second leaf day will be on Saturday, November 20th, before Thanksgiving.

For more details, see the October Leaf Relief Day event page.

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Socktober sock drive

The Community Connections Committee is sponsoring a sock drive for the month of October as part of Socktober.

You can participate by bringing new and unused adult or children’s socks to drop off locations in the neighborhood:

Donations will be accepted from October 1st to 31st.

If you would like to host a drop-off site, or you would like to collect from family and friends to donate as a group, please email community-connections@brooklyn-neighborhood.org.

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Portland Marathon runs through Brooklyn this weekend

Race details

The Portland Marathon will take place on Sunday, October 3rd. The race begins at 7:00AM and finishes at 2:00PM. The route heads up SE Milwaukie Ave, SE Lafayette St, SE 13th Ave, SE Rhine St, SE Franklin St, and SE McLoughlin Blvd.

Portland Marathon 2021 race route map for Brooklyn

Traffic and parking restrictions

Beginning at 2:00PM on Saturday, parking is prohibited on the race route. Some streets that feed into the race route will also be affected. Any vehicles parked on the street along the route after 2:00PM on Saturday will be courtesy towed. Towed vehicles will be taken to the closest possible street that is not posted as No Parking.

On Sunday during the race, it won’t be possible to drive on or across the race route. Vehicles approaching the race route will be stopped and turned around one block prior to reaching the street until the course has been cleared of runners and re-opened.

For the full details, head to the marathon’s official Brooklyn traffic and parking impact page.

Neighborhood Cheer Challenge

Each neighborhood is given the opportunity to take over a short stretch of the race course and make it their own. Signage, playing music, and decorations are encouraged that represent our unique neighborhood identity. Make the runners’ experience unforgettable!

On the day following the race, runners receive an email with a link to vote for the neighborhood association that they feel most contributed to their experience. The top five associations will receive a financial donation from the race as well as traveling trophies for display.

Volunteering

Volunteers are needed Sunday! The Friends of Brooklyn Park are seeking 8-10 more volunteers to help at the aid station this Sunday. If you can help email info@friendsofbrooklynpark.org.

Times are between 6:30AM to 1:30PM. Volunteers must be 14 years old and up, or 12 years and up with a family member. Masks are required. Gloves and t-shirt will be provided; let them know your shirt size. This takes place in front of Brooklyn Park.

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Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi

The Brooklyn Action Corps invites you to join us on Monday, September 13th at 6 pm on Zoom for a free, virtual discussion on “Housing & Belonging” with Paul Susi which is a part of Oregon Humanities’ Conversation Project.

During this online facilitation, we will be exploring both the history of houselessness in Portland and creating space for deeper questions about what it means to belong. We recognize that our neighbors have diverse opinions on these topics, and we hope that this opportunity fosters meaningful discussion, learning, and community building.

It will be held as a Zoom meeting. You can join from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or call in from a phone. Meeting details can be found on the event page.

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Weekend events: Groceries 4 Grout back-to-school drive and a Pedalpalooza ride

Saturday: Groceries 4 Grout back-to-school drive

Come support our families and kids in all different ways! Bring food and hygiene items for those in need, and also let’s celebrate back to school in person this year by bringing much-needed school supplies! You can also bring your redeemable bottles and cans for the Friends of Brooklyn Park Summer Youth Park Program.

More details on the drive event page.

Sunday: ESJ Pedalpalooza ride

The Equity & Social Justice Committee is hosting a queer & BIPoC organized mural viewing — this is inclusive of all paces of riders with an emphasis on whatever feels comfortable for you. This ride through inner SE Portland is 5 miles long and visits about 15 murals ending at Portland Cà Phê for drinks and to see Andy Chiu’s “Vietnam” mural inside. We think the loop will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours. We will of course be following current public health guidelines.

More details on the ride event page.