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So Much Inspiration, Love and Empowerment!

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It's Wednesday! SMILE :)

I want to invite you to join me on Saturday, August 29th 1:00-7:00pm as I host the 3rd Annual S.M.I.L.E. event at Saratoga Park in Brooklyn. (S.M.I.L.E.) is an acronym for So Much Inspiration, Love and Empowerment.

It’s about connectivity; People partnering with the past, present, and future of our evolving communities,’ says S.M.I.L.E. Visionary, CEO/Sr. Pastor Michael T. Lewis of Rapha Evangelistic Worship Center, Inc.

The last Saturday of August is set for various musicians, artists, educators, city agencies and public elected officials to be in attendance. Some guests include recent American Idol Contestant Quaasim Middleton, Hampton University graduate and artist, Aliya Pierre, Curtis Flow of Curtis Flow Music, NYC Emergency Mangement, Poet Joshua Bennett, Pastor Jamel Lewis of Can't be Stopped Movement and so much more!

Bring the family early with your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Facepainting, food and fun starts at 1:00pm with perfor…

Volunteering Is like riding a bike!

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Happy Thursday!

Do you remember when you first learned to ride a bike? For me it was the concerete sidewalk outside my apartment building. Training wheels definitely helped with the confidence though I recall the excitement of taking them off! Block parties were always cool cause you had the whole street to enjoy riding your bike. -The earlier the better before all the cool festivities!-FYI: Block parties on Putnum between Lewis and Stuyvesant were awesome in Brooklyn back in the day. :)



If you never learned how to ride then it's time to learn and if you know how to ride, then maybe you can teach someone! Today New York has CitiBike. Who would've thought we'd be able to keep bikes anywhere overnight? In addition to the convenience of riding and returning to different locations around the city. I hadn't rode a bike in years but my daughters convinced me to rent one this year. It was a comfortable ride that bought a smile to my face. I look forward to this experience aga…

A Night Out With Law Enforcement

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Hello World!



Yours truly and members of Transit Police District 32, Crown Heights Brooklyn

On Tuesday, August 4th I was able to catch National Night Out in my Community Board 9.
'National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.'-NATW.ORG . -This year Police Precinct 71 and Transit District 32 teamed up on President Street between New York and Nostrand Avenues. They blocked the street, had rides for the kids, 71st Pct. barbequed burgers and Dist. 32 registered bikes and phones in case they become lost or stolen.

Pct. Community Council President Karl Cohen likely reminded attendees of monthly meetings on 3rd Thursday nights at 7:30pm before recruiting more neighbors like yours truly to serve on the council. Local elected officials like Assembly Member Diane Richardson were pre…