Sesame Flyers International Mission Statement

We understand 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.
Get Information Donate Now
  • Bildersee Beacon

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

    Read More
  • Winthrop Beacon

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

    Read More
  • SONYC at 211

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

    Read More

Sesame Flyers International Latest News


Happy Anniversary Sesame Flyers, 37 years is no small feat for an organization and for that, I say thank you to our loyal and gracious Sesame community. It brings me great joy to share how awesome and resilient our Sesame community is. What we have accomplished in one month in response to the dawning of this new age is nothing short of extraordinary.

We have restructured the way we do business and brought our programs safely online, but our love for children remains the same. Our staff and volunteers have been swift in adjusting to these changes because of their desire to continue the work we do in the community.

Read More


#GIVINGTUESDAYNOW is a new global day of giving and unity that takes place on MAY 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GIVINGTUESDAY – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Let’s come together to create a wave of generosity, citizen engagement, action from business and philanthropy, and support for communities and nonprofits, like Sesame Flyers International, around the world. You can share this campaign on social media with the hashtag #GIVINGTUESDAYNOW and #SPIRITOFSESAME2020 and inspire others to give together even when we’re apart.

Read More


As the Executive Director of Sesame Flyers International, I have a responsibility to share with you our official decision to cancel our initially scheduled plans. We will not be physically participating in NYC’s Labor Day Carnival 2020 - if there ultimately is one - and pivot to join the worldwide creative movement to keep “The Spirit of Carnival” Alive in some other form of virtual celebration.

Worldwide there are currently 2,996,614 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in 210 countries and territories. . 207,023 people worldwide have died so far from the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak as of April 27. United States, which is 4.25% of the world population makes up 26% of those deaths with 55,417. New York State deaths alone from coronavirus is now 16,599, already 8% of the world figure and 30% of all the USA.

Read More


Children, in most societies, are considered “our hope for the future”. However, may times due to no fault of their own, they are abused and neglected. I salute all of my fellow essential workers who are diligent during these challenging times to ensure that our kids are safe. Please assist them with supporting the safety and well-being of our children. If you suspect that a child is being abused or neglected, please do your part and contact the NY State Central Registry at 800-342-3720. If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.

Read More
JUNE 2020


Come out with your family and friends for an evening of enjoyment


Bildersee Beacon

Bildersee Beacon Summer Camp (stay tuned for more information)


Winthrop Beacon

Winthrop Beacon Summer Camp (stay tuned for more information)


Sesame Carnival Launch

Look out for Sesame Carnival first virtual extravaganza

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.

Video Gallery

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 2019

Sesame Flyers Executive Director, Curtis Nelson joins Daren Jaime to discuss Sesame Flyers International and its contribution to the community.

Posted 2020

Sesame Flyers International Incorporated celebrated BLACK HISTORY MONTH by putting on a showcase at the Cultural Center located on 3510 Church Avenue.

Posted 2019

On Friday, January 18th Indian Girl from (Sesame Flyers International – Winthrop Beacon represented India as part of DYCD’s 2019 Performance Festival.


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.
Follow Sesame Flyers Intl on Twitter



Fill out the box below to receive the Sesame Flyers International newsletter, which includes articles about the programs, the organization, a calendar of events and more! The newsletter is completely free, we won't spam you, we won't share your personal information with anyone, and you can unsubscribe at any time with just one click.