Please note all Jubilee pictures are now on the Jubilee Festival page and all pictures with our Programs are now on our BNA Programs page.


2016 Annual Community Holiday Party
December 2016. Despite the weather, we still had an amazing crowd.

We would like to thank our 2016 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: Affinity Health Plan, Americare, Ari Kagan, Brooklyn Cyclones, Con Edison, Senator Diane J. Savino, Fidelas Cares, Golden Key Bakery, Health First, Irene & Ron Olsen, Janet Brenner, Jerene Murphy & EJ Hospitality Parking LTD, Joe Corace & Mapleton Kiwanis, Marilyn Ullrich & Robert Capeci, Mike Beitchman & (the band) Full Disclosure, Nathans, National Night Club, NorthField Bank, NY Community Hospital, Sam Shpelfogel & Legosh Management Corp, Santandor Bank, Sherry Falcone, Stop & Shop and Wheelers Resturant. We would also like to thank our Volenteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Sherry Falcone (President), Laura Singer (Elf), Kristina Yiannaki (Snow Queen), Maria Padilla (Elf), Michael Cesario (Elf), Maria Neives (Elf), Mike Beitchman (Photographer), Peter Joseph (DJ) and Viktoriya Proskurnyak.


2016 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2016 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff once again answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares. In total we supplied over 250 low income residents with a free Turkey or Voucher. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff and Fidelas Cares for providing the turkeys and vouchers.


Halloween 2016
10/31/2016 BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Dark Angel and Wonder Woman.


2016 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
August 2016. BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts National Police Night Out. This year was no exception. 


2015 Annual Community Holiday Party

December 2015.

We would like to thank our 2015 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Con Edison, Senator Diane Savino, Stop & Shop, Gourmanoff/Netcost, Laura Singer, Sam Shpelfogel, Astoria Bank, Janet Brennan, Fidelis Care, St. Petersburg Bookstore, Mark Davidovich (Seaside Car Service), Health First, Barbara Santonis, Kari & Larry Abraham, Marilyn Ullrich & Robert Capeci, Apple Bank, Walgreens, Irene Olsen, Tanya Siegel, Metlife Stadium/Fran Materasso & Jerene Murphy, Jody Resnick, NYC Department Of Health & Mental Hygiene, Valley National Bank. We would also like to thank our Volenteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Sherry Falcone (President), Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki (Snow Queen), Concepcion Roncal (Elf), Janet and Raisa Veksler , Michael Cesario, Maria Neives and Mike Beitchman.


2015 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2015 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares and one of BNA's Board Member. In total we supplied over 275 low income residents with a free Turkey. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff, Fidelas and our Board Member for providing the turkeys and vouchers.


2015 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
August 2015. BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts National Police Night Out. This year was no exception. 


2015 Veterans Parade

05/03/2015 BNA gave their support to WWII Russian/American Veterans.


2015 Health Lecture - Allergies
05/20/2015 local residents attended a free Health lecture from Walgreens Pharmacist Yelena Katz, this was made possible with the help of Affinity Health Care's Representative's Lisa Jones, Jatawn DeShields & Angie Ali. All participants received a free blood pressure reading. BNA Thanks Yelena, Lisa, Jatawn & Angie for making this lecture possible.

 


2015 Health Care Workshop
05/07/2015 local residents attended a free Health Care workshop conducted by NY State of Health's Alejandra Tovar and Representative. Local residents were educated on available health care options as well as invited to celebrate BNA's 38th Anniversary. Every participant also received a flower in honor of Mother's Day. BNA Thanks Alejandra and NY State of Health for making this workshop possible.


2015 Health Lecture - Cold & Flu
02/12/2015 local residents attended a free Health lecture from Walgreens Pharmacist Yelena Katz, this was made possible with the help of Affinity Health Care's Representative Lisa Jones. As an added bonus all participants received a free blood pressure reading and walked out with a beautiful rose. BNA' Thanks Yelena and Lisa for making this lecture possible.

  


2014 Annual Community Holiday Party
December 2014 
It was an amazing crowd.

We would like to thank our 2014 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Gourmanoff, Janet Brennan, Senator Diane Savino, Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki, Con Edison, Affinity Health Plan, National Grid/Brooklyn Nets, Astoria Federal Bank, Fidelis Care, United Health Care, Coney Island Cyclones, Deno's Wonderwheel, Stop & Shop, LISC, Mark Davidovich (Seaside Carservice), Jiglen Eastern Feast, Pat Singer, Janet and Raisa Veksler, Concepcion Roncal, Maria Neives - P.S. 225 and BNA Board Members.

 


2014 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2014 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares and one of BNA's Board Members Jack Meersand. In total we supplied over 170 low income residents with a free Turkey. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff, Fidelas and Jack for providing the turkeys.


Halloween 2014
10/31/2014 BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Black Widow Spider.

 

 


2014 Citizen Preparedness Workshop
09/18/2014 BNA held a workshop with the help of the U.S. National Guard's Citizen Preparedness Corps representatives. This workshop was an instructional what-to-do incase another hurricane or any other natural or man-made disaster were to hit our community. Affinity Health Plan representatives were on hand as well. Every attendee of this workshop left with a goody bag filled with a few emergency supplies. We would like to thank Affinity Health Plan and Con Edison for supplying a few goodies, and of course the U.S. National Guard for making this workshop possible.


2014 Build It Back - Help Desk
September 2014 BNA was asked by Local Initiative Support Corporation’s Robert Beach to help spear-head a three-day free Help Desk for home owners who were victims of Hurricane Sandy that needed advice on how they could approach fixing the damages to their properties, as well as answer any other questions pertaining to their growing needs after the storm. There were free architects, legal counseling & build it back representatives, along with various insurance representatives on hand to assist.

 


2014 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
08/05/2014 BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts national police night out. This year was no exception. 

 


2014 SCRIE Update Meeting
06/27/2014 BNA held a meeting to advise residents as to the changes effecting their SCRIE and to answer any questions or concerns they had.

 


2014 Section 8 Update Meeting
05/29/2014 BNA held a meeting with the help of Human Right's Commission representative Alex Korkhov to advise residents as to the changes effecting their Section 8, to educate them as to their responsibilities pertaining to their rent and to answer any questions or concerns they had.

 

 

2014 BNA's 37th Birthday / CIH Women's Health Lecture
on May 06, 2014 BNA celebrated it's 37 year anniversary. We decided to share this celebration with our local residents, who also attended a free lecture from Coney Island Hospital's Public Health Educator Samia Butt, to answer questions and concern's residents had about Women's Health issues. COJO of Flatbush's Hurricane Sandy Relief Caseworker Sara Gula Pilshtiev was also on hand to continue her efforts to help the victims of Sandy still in need. We would like to thank Samia, CIH, Sara & COJO for taking the time to help out those in need. Besides everyone received cake and light refreshments, an added bonus was every women received a Rose and every child received a stuffed toy.

 


2014 Hurricane Sandy Victim Counseling
04/02/14 - Months after Hurricane Sandy, Victims are still in need of help. COJO of Flatbush's representatives were invited to use our space and staff for translations to help Counsel some of the victims. Most of the victims who came were from the Hispanic community and were among the hardest hit. Most of them living in basment apartments that had been complete submerged by the floods, they lost everything. We would like to thank COJO's Sara Gula Pilshtiev and fellow representative for being here to help these victims.

 

 

2014 Parent Teacher Meeting
on March 11, 2014 BNA staff was invited by factualty to attend the parent teacher meeting at P.S./I.S. 225 to meet with parents and explain our services.

 

 

2014 HRA Meeting
02/06/14 BNA held a meeting for local residents to help update them to any changes or answer any of their concerns pertaining to their HRA benefits. BNA would like to thank the Human Resourses Administation's respresentative Chaz Crowder for makingthis meeting possible.

 


 

2013 Annual Community Holiday Party
12/13/13
It was an amazing crowd.

We would also like to thank our 2013 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Golden Key Bakery, Janet Brennan, Senator Diane Savino, Michael Parise, Robert Scarano, Yelena Makhnin - Brighton Beach BID, Alla Lisovetsly - Lisovetsky Memorial Home, Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki, National Grid, Apple Bank, Fidelis Care, Ed Eisenburg, Coney Island Cyclones, Jerene Murphy, Health First, St. Petersburg Book Store, Jiglen Eastern Feast, Miracle 99cent Store, Better Life Medical Supplies, Pat Singer, Janet and Raisa Veksler, Concepcion Roncal, Maria Neives - P.S. 225 and Mike Beitchman.


2013 Landlord / Tenant Advocacy Meeting
It was brought to our attention that a local landlord was threatening 72 tenants in a rent stabilized building. The letters they recieved stated that their leases would not be renewed. Most of these tenants were low income seniors. BNA held a meeting with the tenants along with a Legal Aid Attorney from the State Division of Housing, Jonathan Twersky to advise these tenants of their rights. Because of our intervention the landlord changed his mind and renewed the tenants' leases.

 


Halloween 2013
BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Little Red Riding Hood.


2013 Crime Prevention Workshop
10/22/2013 BNA held a crime prevention workshop with the help of NYPD's 60th Precinct Anti-Crime Task Force representative. Residents were educated on the do's and don'ts of personal safety.

 


 

 

 

 

2013 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts national police night out. This year was no exception. 


2013 BNA Collaborates with Catholic Charities
07/13 - Catholic Charities’ Representative Blair Jones reached out to BNA to ask for help with translations and intake for their distribution of food to low income residents from Coney Island and Brighton Beach.


 

2013 Free Mold Remediation/Removal Help Meeting
04/02/13 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, mold is still a very big issue in many areas of Brooklyn. Neighborhood Revitalization NYC (NRNYC) / LISC conducted and signed up local residents for free mold removal with the help of BNA. We would like to thank NRNYC / LISC and their representatives Robert Beach, Borough Coordinator and Nick Charles, Director of Communications for bringing their services to Brighton Beach.


2013 Senior Benefit & Housing / Domestic Violence Meeting
02/22/13 BNA provided a multiple topic meeting with the help of NYC Family Justice representitives Alicke Hawks & Joy Ziegeweid, NYC Department of Aging's representitive Roy Carmona, The Mayor's Office of immigrant Affairs representitives Lourdes Vazquez & Emily Rowland-Kain and Affinity Health Plan Affinity representitives Bosede Akamiokhor, Community Program Manager and Lellani Rosa, Medicare Sales Social Service Coordinator. All were on hand to lecture and answer questions residents had about various concerns. We would like to thank them all for making this meeting a success.

 

 


 

2013 Mold Remediation Meeting
02/14/13 - In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, mold has become a huge issue in the Brighton Beach area. BNA provided a very informative meeting sponsored by Affinity Health Plan. We would like to thank Affinity' and their representitives Denise Richards, Director and Bosede Akamiokhor, Community Program Manager and their special guest Dr. Boris Ripo for making this meeting possible.