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Brooklyn Neighborhood News September/October 2021

Brooklyn Neighborhood News – September-October 2021
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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.

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Opportunities for clean air action, community feedback, and volunteering

Lots of groups are seeking community feedback and volunteers for a variety of projects — from clean air to tennis courts, and fruit trees to reading tutors.

Read on for details!

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August 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, August 11th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

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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Upcoming community events

There are lots of different community events happening around the neighborhood! Check out our Community Connections calendar for details:

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Neighborhood litter cleanup event on Saturday, July 31st

Join your neighbors on Saturday, July 31, 10am–2pm for a day of picking up trash and debris around the neighborhood. Meet at Brooklyn Park, at the top of the hill, near the playground. Assigned areas and supplies will be provided at the meeting location. Bring your walking shoes and smiles! Supplies and refreshments included.

This event is hosted by the BAC and the Adopt-a-Block team. If you have any questions, please contact the BAC.

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July 2021 BAC general meeting

This month’s BAC general meeting is on Wednesday, July 28th. It will be held as a Zoom meeting, and you can join via your computer, tablet, or phone. Call-in details can be found on the event page.

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July 2021 BAC board meeting

This month’s board meeting is on Wednesday, July 14th. All BAC board meetings are open for the public to join.

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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Brooklyn Neighborhood News July/August 2021

Brooklyn Neighborhood News – July-August 2021
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Heat wave resources for this weekend

Hydration stations

Neighbors are setting up 2 stations equipped with coolers filled with ice and water, on Saturday, June 26th, and Sunday, June 27th from 1pm to 6pm:

  • Brooklyn Park
  • Powell Park

If you’re going by either park, please check in on the coolers & refresh ice + waters! Other items welcomed: Ice packs, coconut water, non-chemical sunscreen, aloe vera gel.

Also — have healthy, heat resistant snacks? Drop them off at the Milwaukie & Gideon free fridge & pantry near the MAX station!

Cooling centers

Open 24 hours thru Monday, June 28th:

  • Oregon Convention Center, 960 NE 1st Ave
  • Arbor Lodge Shelter: 1952 N Lombard St
  • Sunrise Center: 18901 E Burnside St

Open noon to 8pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday:

  • Midland Library: 805 SE 122nd Ave
  • Capitol Hill Library: 10723 SW Capitol Hwy
  • Gresham Library: 385 NW Miller Ave
  • Kenton Library: 8226 N Denver Ave
  • Holgate Library: 7905 SE Holgate Blvd

Open Monday, June 28th, noon to 9pm, and Tuesday, June 29th, noon to 5pm: 

  • Multnomah County Friends: 4312 SE Stark St

Other spaces that may have AC:

  • Lloyd Center Mall: 2201 Lloyd Center in NE Portland
  • Powell’s Books Downtown: 1005 W Burnside St 
  • MAX Trains + TriMet Buses

If you need transportation, call 211.

Keeping cool and hydrated

  • Open windows at night to let in cool breeze, then shut them in the morning and close blinds
  • If you have fans, run them intermittently during hottest parts of day and in the evening
  • Minimize alcohol intake and increase water consumption + coconut water & low sugar electrolyte drinks
  • If possible, eat foods that do not need to be cooked on the stove + fresh, cold foods like: melons, grapes, & cucumbers

Community care

  • Check in on elderly neighbors, friends & family, unhoused folks, and those with compromised immune systems or disabilities
  • Create a free hydration station with a cooler, ice, and waters in a shady spot. Set out cool water for animal companions.
  • Donate boxed and bottled water to service providers and free fridges. The nearest one to Brooklyn is at Milwaukie & Gideon.
  • During intense heatwaves, the power grid becomes strained. Try to conserve energy when safe to do so.