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2018 Gala photos are up!
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A big thank you to Marc Enette for photographing our gala!
THANK YOU FOR MAKING OUR 2018 GALA & AUCTION SUCH A SUCCESS!
We sincerely thank everyone who braved the surprise snow, showed up for Brooklyn kids, and made our gala amazing!
We thank our honorees, Dr. Michel Cohen and Jill Lindsey, for their presence and wonderful speeches. Congratulations again, and thank you for all you do for our families and communities. We also congratulate Je’laya Johnson, this year’s “Happy Camper” Scholarship Award winner.
Thank you to Cristina Cote, the best emcee we could ask for, to our special guest DJ Justin Carter of Mister Saturday Night, Amorosa5 for the gorgeous floral arrangements, A Taste of Magic, our fantastic Board, Gala committee, volunteers, and our incredible sponsors:
Stay tuned for photos from the event!
CAMP BROOKLYN x BEST MADE CO: EMBARRASSING CAMP STORIES
Thank you for joining us at our first Embarrassing Camp Stories event at Best Made Company, hosted by Jungles In Paris and The Listening Booth!
Your gracious donation helped us send one more kid from Brooklyn to sleep away camp!
Matt Mercier shared his harrowing story about scaling Mount Whitney. Darell Hartman shared his love for bears - the stuffed toy kind only. It was such a treat for Ed Gavigan to join us on his birthday to share an explosive coming of age story involving a campfire, a can of beans and a young Ed that didn’t know any better. We’re editing event footage to share, please stay tuned!
Thank you to all of our story tellers and a special thank you to our hosts!
Please continue your support of Camp Brooklyn Fund and our Brooklyn community by joining us this summer and Fall for more great events, and hopefully more story telling! Many thanks again for your generosity.
CAMP BROOKLYN AFTER DARK 2018 x ROYAL PALMS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2nd annual shuffleboard event at the Royal Palms a HUGE success! Thanks to your support, we were able to send 4 more kids to camp!
Special thank you to The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, Airbnb, and Broadway Stages for your generous support!
Through the frightful winter weather, you joined us to help provide a Brooklyn child from a low-income family access to the life changing experience of sleep-away camp.
If you missed Shuffleboard and would like to show your support, you can still make a donation by clicking here.
A BIG shout-out, Thank You and warm camp Welcome to our NEW Camp Brooklyn family members!
We successfully created new Shuffleboard addicts! Thank you to Airbnb for providing a $300 voucher for our raffle (yes, we were all very jealous of the winners - better luck next time!
CAMP BROOKLYN FUND 2017 AFTER DARK AT IGUANA NEW YORK
Thanks to everyone who joined us at Camp Brooklyn After Dark!
Supporters of Camp Brooklyn Fund gathered at Iguana New York for a fun evening of salsa music and dancing to kick off our fundraising for Summer 2018!
Camp Brooklyn Fund greatly appreciates the support of everyone who attended, and those who donated. Thanks to their generosity Camp Brooklyn will be able to send even more low-income Brooklyn children to sleep-away Camp this coming summer.
If you missed the event and would like to show your support, you can still make a straight donation at https://www.nycharities.org/give/donate.aspx?cc=3935. Remember, only $750 sends a child to sleep-away Camp for 2 weeks.
CAMP BROOKLYN FUND 2017 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD GALA
Thank You for helping make our 2017 Community Service Award Gala a success! A very special Thank You to all of our sponsors who helped make this event possible.
You have helped provide a Brooklyn child from a low-income family access to the life changing experience of sleep-away camp.
Two-hundred supporters joined us at the Water Club to sustain Camp Brooklyn Fund, to honor Carlo Scissura and Jeanine Ramirez, and with the Daily news presented Kevin Booker the Happy Camper $1,000 Scholarship award.
A BIG shout-out, Thank You and warm camp Welcome to our NEW Camp Brooklyn family members!
If you missed the Gala and would like to show your support, you can still make a straight donation HERE and/or bid on our current CharityBuzz Auction HERE (act fast!)
CAMP BROOKLYN FUND RECEIVES STAPLES 2 MILLION & CHANGE GRANT
We’re excited to announce that Camp Brooklyn Fund has been awarded a grant for $3,500 from the Staples 2 Million & Change Program! We’d like to thank Staples for supporting our local community and in aiding our mission to give kids from low-income families in Brooklyn the opportunity to attend sleep-away camp.
Their generosity will help us to send an additional five low-income Brooklyn children to camp this summer for an experience they’ll never forget. Structured sleep-away programs teach the importance of friends, fun, education, and an appreciation for nature.
CHRIS BERGSON BAND CONCERT @ EMJC
Thanks to board member Dr. Lois Jackson and the East Midwood Jewish Center for hosting a concert to benefit Camp Brooklyn Fund! On Saturday February 11, music lovers gathered at the EMJC to support Camp Brooklyn Fund and take in some tunes. The Chris Bergson Band, a New York-based jazz band, gave a rousing performance.
Lois Jackson, who hosted the concert in conjunction with the EMJC, said "I support Camp Brooklyn Fund because all children should have the chance to go to camp. It allows them to be part of a community."
"I never got the chance to go to camp," Jackson continued. "I think that I missed something by not going, because my friends who went to camp made lifelong friends there. Every child should get to experience sleep-away camp."
CHRIS BERGSON BAND CONCERT TO BENEFIT CAMP BROOKLYN FUND
Thanks to Camp Brooklyn Fund Board Member Lois Jackson the East Midwood Jewish Center will be hosting a concert on Saturday, February 11 at 8:00 pm (doors open @ 7:30) to benefit Camp Brooklyn Fund! Their generosity will help us to send even more low-income Brooklyn kids to sleep-away camp this summer!
For more information, visit http://www.emjc.org/events/music-center-chris-bergson-band/
CAMP BROOKLYN X METROGRAPH
MANY thanks to those who supported Camp Brooklyn Fund by joining us last week at Metrograph! We had a great night at the Metrograph Commissary Bar with an exclusive, opening night screening of Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives followed by a Q&A with '90s NYC hip hop radio pioneers Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia.
Thanks to your generous support, we were able to raise enough to send TWO additional low-income children to sleep-away camp this summer. We would not be able to complete our mission without your support and charitable gifts.
If you have not already, please help us by completing a short survey HERE.
You can support Camp Brooklyn's mission throughout the year by making an individual, ongoing or Corporate Match gift.
CAMP BROOKLYN AFTER DARK X ROYAL PALMS SHUFFLEBOARD CLUB
Thanks to everyone who supported Camp Brooklyn Fund After Dark at Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club on June 15th. We had a fun-filled night with old and new friends, great games, and yummy pasta from Ponti Rossi Food Truck.
Through your support, we raised over $3,500. That's just shy of 5 more campers we will be able to send to accredited sleep-away camps this summer for an experience they’ll never forget. CLICK HERE to view photos from the event.
You can support Camp Brooklyn's mission throughout the year by visiting CampBrooklyn.org and clicking on DONATE NOW. You can make an individual, ongoing or Corporate Match gift.
Another Child Goes to Camp Thanks to Community News Group
Earlier this month, local media company Community News Group donated $750 from the proceeds of its Brooklyn Women of Distinction awards gala in Dyker Heights earlier this month. Community News Group is New York’s largest collection of family-owned newspapers, websites, and magazines.
The donation will allow a child who may never have traveled out of the city to sleep under the stars, make new friends, and participate in fun and educational activities while breathing in fresh country air and promoting self-esteem, said CNG’s president and publisher Jennifer Goodstein.
“Camp Brooklyn offers a unique opportunity for a child to spend time at camp and to create new adventures, and I cannot think of a better way to support the Brooklyn of tomorrow than to help a child today,” she added.
“We at Community News Group believe we must always keep an eye on the future and keep positive energy and hope growing.”
CAMP BROOKLYN FUND’S ANNUAL COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD GALA & AUCTION
On March 10, 2016, supporters of the Camp Brooklyn Fund gathered at The Water Club overlooking the East River. Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), was honored for his outstanding service to the children of New York City. The Daily News also presented the first ever ‘Happy Camper’ Scholarship Award to a very special Camp Brooklyn Fund alumnus, Taliq Thomas.
Thanks to all of our sponsors and to the individuals who made this event a success. Because of your help, we will be able to send even more low-income children to sleep-away camp this summer!
CAMP BROOKLYN AFTER DARK X TENDER LOUNGE
A good time was had by all at our second annual Camp Brooklyn After Dark event. New friends and old joined us at the Sanctuary Hotel’s elegant Tender Lounge on Tuesday night to show their support for Camp Brooklyn.
Thank you to all of those that bought tickets to the event and made donations. Your contributions are invaluable to our mission of giving low-income Brooklyn children the chance to attend sleep-away camp. If you couldn’t make it to the event, you can still donate by visiting here.
CAMP BROOKLYN GALA X BROOKLYN BOWL
On Monday, June 22nd, friends of Camp Brooklyn bowled the night away at Brooklyn Bowl’s state of the art bowling lanes. Brooklyn Bowl provided tasty food made to perfection by Blue Ribbon: fried chicken, green salad and mac & cheese. Bowlers also enjoyed live music and the incredible ambience of Brooklyn Bowl, which Rolling Stone magazine called “one of the most incredible places on Earth.”
Camp Brooklyn greatly appreciates the support of everyone who came out to the event and also those who donated. Thanks to you, we’ll be able to send even more kids to sleep-away camp this summer!
CAMP BROOKLYN X MARCO POLO RISTORANTE WINE TASTING
On Thursday night, supporters of Camp Brooklyn gathered in Marco Polo Ristorante for a lovely evening of Italian wine and savories. Many thanks to Marco and Joe Chirico for hosting the event in their iconic restaurant, and providing a buffet of artfully-prepared delicacies. Thanks also to the distributors that generously provided the evening’s exquisite wine selection: Palm Bay Wines, PW Distributors, and Vin Divino.
Camp Brooklyn greatly appreciates the support of everyone who attended the wine tasting, and those who donated. Thanks to your generosity camp Brooklyn will be able to send more low income Brooklyn children to sleep away camp this summer.
OCTOBER 23, 2014 – COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD GALA
Thank you to all of our supporters for making our annual Camp Brooklyn Community Service Award Gala on October 23rd at the 40/40 Club by American Express at Barclays Center a big success!
It was a pleasure to honor two people who have done so much for Brooklyn and the community: our founder Marty Markowitz andGina Argento, President of Broadway Stages. 200 guests joined us for this wonderful celebration, helping us to send even more children to camp in 2015!
CLICK HERE to view the 2014 Community Service Awards Event Journal.
CLICK HERE to view photos from the event.
CAMP BROOKLYN AFTER DARK X ABOVE ALLEN
On June 17, 2014, friends of the Camp Brooklyn Fund joined together for a summer dance party with the sounds of a live DJ! This fundraiser was held at the gorgeous rooftop lounge Above Allen, at the SIXTY LES Hotel. Thanks to everyone who supported this event and helped us to send many low-income Brooklyn kids to an accredited sleep-away camp this summer.
MARCH 13, 2013 – COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
March 13th was a wonderful night filled with great food in a great space, exciting auction items and old and new friends as we honored Bruce Ratner, Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, and Peter Meyer, President of TD Bank’s New York City Market, for their outstanding philanthropic endeavors and commitment to the community, at the 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express at Barclays Center.
We are thrilled to report that through their tremendous efforts as well as all those who contributed, we have raised enough money, from this event alone, to send over 150 low-income Brooklyn kids to accredited sleep-away camps this summer for an experience they’ll never forget.
CLICK HERE to view photos of the event.
2013 CHINESE NEW YEAR
Camp Brooklyn Fund was delighted to honor several outstanding members of our community at the Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 7th at New Spring Garden Restaurant in Brooklyn’s Chinatown. Evening host, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, presented the awards to: Kenneth D. Daly, National Grid, Deon Levingston, WBLS/WLIB, Michael “Buzzy” O’Keefe, and Yvonne Riley-Tepie, TD Bank. Thanks to the more than 400 guests in attendance, we will be sending close to 100 more kids to sleep away camp this summer.
Click here to view photos.
FAMILY FUN ON THE WILLIAMSBURG PIER
This go-to family event overlooking the spectacular East River featured children’s amusement rides, BBQ food, and the Frolic! Rock Fest showcasing rock ‘n’ roll inspired activities and a lineup of popular family bands and rock artists including Little Rock-its by Frolic! with Tim Kubart of Tim and the Space Cadets, AudraRox, Suzi Shelton, and more! All proceeds from the event will benefit Camp Brooklyn Fund.
2012 CHINESE NEW YEAR
Camp Brooklyn was delighted to honor several outstanding members of our community including: Gary B. Flom, President and CEO, Bay Ridge Ford; George Hulse, Vice President of External Affairs, Healthfirst; Community Leader Allan F. Kramer, II, and Irene LoRe, Executive Director, Park Slope 5th Avenue BID, at the Annual Chinese New Year Celebration on Tuesday, February 7th at New Spring Garden Restaurant in Brooklyn’s Chinatown.
Thanks to the more than 400 guests in attendance, we will be sending over 100 more kids to sleep away camp this summer.
22ND ANNIVERSARY MICKEY MANTLE’S COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
The funds raised from the evening will enable Camp Brooklyn Fund to send over 170 kids to sleep-away camp in 2012. Special thanks to our major sponsors, including: 777 Management Corp., Apple-Metro, Inc., Barclays Capital, Broadway Stages Ltd, Brooklyn Cyclones, Citibank, Emblem Health, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, IZOD, Lois A. Jackson, DDS & Associates, Steamfitters Industry / 100 Who Care, and TD Bank. We had over 100 items up for bid in the Silent, Live and On-Line auctions as well as 60 raffle items.
CAMP BROOKLYN AFTER DARK X RIVER CAFE
It was the perfect night for a cocktail reception at The River Café. The Camp Brooklyn fundraiser sent over 40 kids to sleep-away camp! The evening was filled with refreshing cocktails, delicious hors d’oeuvres, and a fireworks extravaganza across the river!