Happy Caribbean American
Heritage Month! It is an honor for us to celebrate this month with
you. Sesame Flyers was recognized with a commendation by the City’s
Comptrollers office in honor of our 36 years of service and
excellence in our community. It was with great pride that I received
this award on Sesame’s behalf. The celebration continues with Sesame
Flyers Caribbean Heritage Cultural Gala which is this week Saturday
and we are very excited and proud to present our costume
presentation for the West Indian parade and showcase some of the
best Caribbean performers in the city. This will definitely be a
night to remember. I hope to see you all there. The theme for us
this year is Visions. We hope to inspire you with positive
inspirations for us all.
It is quite evident that
in these trying times our young people need stronger family and
community supports. Community based programs like ours here at SFI
Compass 211 provide a safe and academically enriching and
challenging environment for young people but I deem it equally as
important to offer carefully structured programs for my participants
with opportunities to acquire the skills that will prepare them for
the next step (High School), beyond and life on a whole. Our
Children need to be afforded the tools to apply their creative
energy and minds to effect change in their own lives and in the
future of their neighborhoods and communities.
On Saturday, May 18th, 2019 Bildersee Beacon held its first annual
Spring into Health Fair Event. The event was organized to engage,
encourage, empower and expose community residents to an array of
holistic services around and from their community. Spring into
Health focused on three main topics: awareness and education,
lifestyle information, and demonstrations. Various vendors
participated in our event such as our local Square Pharmacy, FDNY,
Metro Plus, NYPD, Brooklyn Public Library- Paerdegat, Twisted Rootz
Juice Bar, Melanin Fit, Primal Fitness, Emergency Management and
Children & Family Mental Health. Each vendor played a major role in
making our event a success. In addition, our participants were able
to dance for their local community and participate in spraying the
FDNY water hose. All attendees left filled with much joy and
resourceful information for both children and adults.
Hashim Newman aka Haz joined the Sesame Flyers family in spring of 2016. He assisted with movie nights in various parks throughout Brooklyn. In addition to movie nights, Haz was also called to assist at the main office wherever and whenever needed. In February 2018, Haz joined the Lighthouse staff as one of our front desk security. Haz has proved to be punctual, reliable, professional, and pleasant. Due to his welcoming attitude, staff and participants alike are happy to see him upon entering the building.
Haz has been affectionately labeled as “Top Flight Security” by Ms.
Simone, Program Director, because she knows that Haz is always on
call to ensure no issues arise within the program. In his
spare time, Haz runs his own graphic design business. He designs
t-shirts, cups, hats and more. We are happy to have Haz as a part of
Sesame Flyers welcomed back local artist Latifah Shadae for a Sip
and Paint with a Networking twist. Participants had the chance to
network with business minded folks over light refreshments and wine.
The event was a great success. We look forward to hosting more Sip
and Paint events throughout the summer. Please see our upcoming
events section for the next Sip and Paint for June.
While Sesame Flyers receives funding for its programs from a variety of city and state agencies, we depend on your support to ensure quality programs reach further into the community. We would like to thank those whose generous contributions made it possible in the last fiscal year.
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