Upcoming Community Meetings

88th Precinct Council Meeting January 15, Tuesday, 7:30 pm St. Mary’s, 230 Classon Ave., enter on Willoughby Ave.

These meetings are an important opportunity for you to find out what is happening in the neighborhood re crime and to voice your concerns and raise questions. It would be helpful to have a good representation of neighbors there in preparation for our meeting later in the week.

Community Board 2, Public Hearing, Tuesday, January 15, 2008, 6:15 pm, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, first floor Board Room. The hearing will address the application by Pequena Restaurant to construct an enclosed sidewalk café with 7 tables and 16 seats at 86 South Portland Avenue. This hearing will give you an opportunity to see what restaurants have to do to have sidewalk cafes and will allow you to comment.

Community Board 2, Land Use Committee meeting Wednesday, January 16, 6 pm, Polytechnic University, Dibner Library, Room LC400, 5 Metro Tech Center, near Jay St./Borough Hall stop on C line.

Meeting is open, but non-committee members are observers only.

Fort Greene Association February Meeting Monday, February 25, 7:30 pm Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, Lafayette at So. Oxford St.

Everyone is invited to come and hear about the week of events and celebrations honoring the 100th anniversary of the Martyr’s Monument in Fort Greene Park. The Fort Greene Park Conservancy (FGPC) is hosting a week of events in early fall which will refresh people’s memory of the critical history of the park and the monument, which David McCullough, author of 1776, has called one of our “most sacred historical sites.” FGPC will introduce a new musical work produced just for this event. There will be historical re-enactments, grand parties and a gala ball, the unveiling of the restored monument and other park improvements, and much, much more. Ruth Goldstein, event chairperson, will tell you about all that is planned and how you can get involved.