Society for Clinton Hill May General Meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2007, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (refreshments at 7:00, meeting 7:30) St. Luke's Church, Parish House, Washington Ave. (DeKalb/Willoughby)
7:30 House Tour Report – Jim Barnes & Linda Scher. (A great success that broke all previous records!) 7:35 Clinton Irving Jones: Brooklyn in 1900, by David Sokosh, Photographer
Jones was a photographer who lived on Steuben Street, in Clinton Hill, early in the 20th century. Working with the City History Club of New York, Jones documented a Brooklyn of Dutch farmhouses, barns and mills which was fast disappearing in 1900 and is all but non-existent today. In 2006, Jones' work was the subject of two New York Times articles and two exhibitions at Sokosh's Underbridge Pictures Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn.
This presentation is made possible in part by a grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council.
8:15 Getting Back Into the Garden: Tom Osbourne, Jackie Phillips Some tips on what to be doing during May to make your window boxes, street tree pits, front and back gardens beautiful for the coming months.
8:45 COMMITTEE REPORTS Zoning and Historic District Update
8:50 Announcements SUPPORT the DDDB Legal Fund which is now working to protect our brownstone neighborhoods through the courts. There are critical cases on the abusive use of eminent domain to take private homes for the benefit of a billionaire developer, and the severely inadequate Environmental Impact Study done by Ratner consultants for the proposed Atlantic Yards project. These lawsuits are the only thing standing between our neighborhoods and massive over development with the degrading environmental impacts. Visit DDDB online or mail your contribution to DDDB Legal Fund, 121 5th Ave., PO box 150, Brooklyn, NY 11217.
GARDEN TOUR, Sunday, June 3, 2007, 11 AM to 5 PM The self-guided walking tour includes gardens in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Prospect Heights. Tickets: $15 advance; $20 day of tour. Tickets at Tillie's. Info:718-707-1277
BROOKLYN CONTEMPORARY CHORUS, Sunday, June 4, 2007, 4 PM
Spring Concert: Purcell, Bach, Mozart, Bobrowitz & Porter. Adults $15/Children $7.50. Lafayette Presbyterian Church.
This is our last general meeting until September! Consider joining a committee or nominating yourself or someone else to the board now. We need your participation. Contact us through the website www.societyforclintonhill.org.