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What are some ways to get involved with a community events?

Asked by Trulia Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY Wed Oct 24, 2012

Gardens, neighborhood associations and the like...

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Luke Constantino’s answer
Go to your local assemblyman’s office and ask about special events and how to volunteer for them. I myself volunteer for soup kitchens around Thanksgiving and the holidays. There are annual parades, food drives and events they are always looking for volunteers in the community for. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors.

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Learn about your Community Board. Community Boards are local representative bodies. There are 59 throughout the City. Each Board consists of up to 50 members appointed by the Borough President, with half nominated by the City Council Members who represent the community district. Board members are selected by the Borough Presidents from among active, involved people of each community, with an effort made to assure that every neighborhood is represented. Board members must reside, work, or have some other significant interest in the community.
Boards meet once each month. At these meetings, members address items of concern to the community. Board meetings are open to the public, and a portion of each meeting is reserved for the Board to hear from members of the public. In addition, Boards regularly conduct public hearings - on the City's budget, on land use matters, and other major issues - to give the people of the community the opportunity to express their opinions.
Board committees do most of the planning and work on the issues that are acted on at Board meetings. Each Board establishes the committee structure and procedures it feels will best meet the needs of its district. Non-Board members may apply to join or work on Board committees.
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First stop might be your local chamber of commerce. They should have a list of all the associations.

Important that you involve yourself in those that covers areas of interest to you.
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