Sesame Flyers International Mission Statement

We understands that part of loving children means presenting them with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, technology and equipment that will prepare them for the challenges yet to come. Sesame Flyers International's goal of youth empowerment is achieved and maintained through carefully structured programs designed to address the needs of our children.
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  • Bildersee Beacon

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • Winthrop Beacon

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • SONYC at 211

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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Sesame Flyers International Latest News

Executive Director - Mr Curtis Nelson

Happy Holidays everyone! This time of year is always a warm and special time for us and I hope it will be for you as well. Let us all begin to take a moment to slow down and reflect on the year and look forward to a new year ahead. Leading Sesame Flyers into 2019 I look forward to the New Year with optimism and confidence. 2018 was a great year for Sesame and our community at large. With a focus on our Legacy over the past 35 years, we expanded our staff and placed greater focus on our vision to continue servicing our community for another 35 years and beyond.

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Sesame Flyers International Tree Of Love

Initiated by the Winthrop Parent Council nearly a decade ago, the TREE OF LOVE begins with a Charlie Brown looking tree that is placed in the Lighthouse main office at the Winthrop Campus. The tree is decorated with ornaments or "leaves". Each leaf of the tree has a label on it that indicates the family composition with age and gender only. A person takes a leaf from the tree and puts together gifts for "their family". Unwrapped gifts are returned in a gift bag, all of the gift bags are then picked up by a staff member from the shelter and delivered to the families at the shelter's holiday gathering.

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SFI Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

On Monday, November 19, Lighthouse participants and parents streamed into the Winthrop Beacon with trays of food and drinks for the Annual Thanksgiving Potluck. Participants were greeted with festive decorations & Thanksgiving themed activities to complete with their parents. It was a pleasure to see parents engaged with their children to ensure the activities were done correctly. The real fun began when it was time to eat. Participants, parents & staff all came back asking for seconds. We can only applaud the chefs that contributed to our stomachs.

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Sesame Standing With The Community

Two teens from our community were shot hours apart in Flatbush on Halloween. The first shooting happened around 4:30 p.m. on Hillel Place near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue. It left a 14-year-old boy in the hospital. Police say there was an argument between a group of teenagers when someone pulled out a gun and shot the teen in the face. He is expected to survive. About three hours later and less than a mile away, there was another incident that left a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the leg. That incident occurred near East 23rd Street and Ditmas Avenue.

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Dec 2018

Winthrop Holiday Party

Come out with your family as Winthrop Beacon celebrates this festive season of Christmas

Dec 2018

Celebrate Motherhood

Bildersee Beacon invites you to come celebrate Motherhood this holiday season with our staff and participants

Dec 2018

Appreciation Party

Showing appreciation is fundamental in a successful business and no one does it better than SFI

Dec 2018

Bildersee Beacon Holiday Party

Steelpan, dance and drama will be present to provide entertainment at the Bildersee Beacon Holiday Party

Love A Kid Today and Every Day

IN THE PAST YEAR, KINDNESS SUPPORTED PROGRAMS THAT SERVED OVER 700,000 CHILDREN IN 23 COUNTRIES. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

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Posted 2018

Established In 88 was honored to attend Sesame Flyers 2015 Spring Gala. The night highlighed those making achievements in the Brooklyn Community.

Posted 2018

Spiritual Dance Performance by the Sesame Flyers International SONYC Program during their Christmas Program at I.S 211. What a wonderful Christmas Program!!!

Posted 2018

Sesame Flyers International SONYC 211 Dance Program during the Christmas Program performing "ROCKING BIRD" for all the parents, staff and participants

Posted 2018

Love Theme Steel Pan performance with Ms. Beema and Mr. Tony during the Sesame Flyers International, Inc SONYC 211 Christmas Showcase


Main Office & Cultural Center
Address: 3510 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-693-0500
Email Address:

Beacon Programs & SONYC
Winthrop Beacon: 718-221-8880 ext 1100
Bildersee Beacon: 718-241-3847
SONYC at 211

Center For Family Support
Phone: 718-221-8881 ext 2100


Colder Weather warmer Hearts Clothing Drive at the @SesameFlyers Light House. Donate your lightly used clothing

With support from the Herbert B. West Fund, @NYCService is helping out-of-school, out-of-work young adults get a foothold in city government.
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