Please note all Jubilee pictures are now on the Jubilee Festival page.


BNA COMMUNITY EVENTS OVER THE YEARS


ANNUAL COMMUNITY / HOLIDAY PARTIES
BNA has always felt a need to bring the community together and celebrate the holidays as one.


2019 Childrens Holiday Party
December 2019. BNA invited local low income children to our office for a Childrens Holiday Party. There was food, fun and games. Every child walked out with a gift from Con Edison.   Pat Singer read Twas the Night Before Christmas to all the children. BNA would like to thank Con Edison for their generous toy donation. BNA would also like to thank our Volunteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Kristina Yiannaki (Elf),  Michael Cesario (Elf) & Maria Neives (Elf).

2018 Childrens Holiday Party
December 2018. BNA held a childrens holiday party for low income children at Sunshine Daycare. There was music, food and entertainment, as well as a gift for every child. BNA would like to thank Sunshine Daycare and Maria Neives for making this possible. We would also like to thank Fidelas Cares for providing the entertainment, and Con Edison for providing the gifts for all, as well as our staff


2018 Senior Holiday Party
December 2018. BNA held a Senior Holiday
Party at the JASA Senior Alliance Senior
Center. There was food, fun and entertainment. Every senior was given a walk in gift bag and a
gift.  We would like to thank our 2018 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: ACS Environmental Services, Ari Kagan, Courier Life Publications– Bay News, Dr. Mitchell Mindlin 
DDS, Fidelas Cares, Golden Key Bakery, Irene & Ron Olsen, Joe Corace & Mapleton Kiwanis, Kristina Yiannaki, Marilyn Ullrich & Robert Capeci, Pat & Laura Singer, Valley National Bank. We would also like to thank our Volunteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Kristina Yiannaki (Elf), Michael Cesario (Elf), Richie Garcia (Elf), Victor Severin (Elf). We would also like to thank JASA Senior Alliance Senior Center and their staff, as well as Peter Joseph (DJ).

2018 Senior Spring Dance
May 2018. BNA put on a Spring Dance for our local seniors. BNA also celebrated their 41st Birthday with the crowd. BNA would like to thank JASA Senior Alliance Senior Center and their staff for providing the space, as well as BNA staff Pat Singer, Kristina Yiannaki, Richie Garcia, Victor Severin, Board members Sherry Falcone and Barbara Prince, volunteer Michael Ceasrio and our DJ Peter Joseph.


2017 Childrens Holiday Party
December 2017. BNA invited local low income children to our office for a Childrens Holiday Party. There was food, fun and games. Every child walked out with a gift from Con Edison. BNA would like to Thank Con Edison for their generous toy donation. BNA would also like to thank our Volunteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Kristina Yiannaki (Elf), Michael Cesario (Elf) & Maria Neives (Elf).

2016 Community Holiday Party
December 2016. Despite the weather, we still
had an amazing crowd.

We would like to thank our 2016 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: Affinity Health Plan, Americare, Ari Kagan, Brooklyn Cyclones, Con Edison, Senator Diane J. Savino, Fidelas Cares, Golden Key Bakery, Health First, Irene & Ron Olsen, Janet Brenner, Jerene Murphy & EJ Hospitality Parking LTD, Joe Corace & Mapleton Kiwanis, Marilyn Ullrich & Robert Capeci, Mike Beitchman & (the band) Full Disclosure, Nathans, National Night Club, NorthField Bank, NY Community Hospital,
Sam Shpelfogel & Legosh Management Corp, Santandor Bank, Sherry Falcone, Stop & Shop and Wheelers Resturant. We would also like to thank our Volunteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Sherry Falcone (President), Laura Singer (Elf), Kristina Yiannaki (Snow Queen), Maria Padilla (Elf), Michael Cesario (Elf), Maria Neives (Elf), Mike Beitchman (Photographer), Peter Joseph (DJ) and Viktoriya Proskurnyak.


2015 Community Holiday Party
December 2015. We would like to thank our
2015 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Con Edison, Senator Diane Savino, Stop & Shop, Gourmanoff/Netcost, Laura Singer, Sam
Shpelfogel, Astoria Bank, Janet Brennan, Fidelis Care, St. Petersburg Bookstore, Mark Davidovich (Seaside Car Service), Health First, Barbara Santonis, Kari & Larry Abraham, Marilyn Ullrich & Robert Capeci, Apple Bank, Walgreens, Irene Olsen, Tanya Siegel, Metlife Stadium/Fran Materasso & Jerene Murphy, Jody Resnick, NYC Department Of Health & Mental Hygiene, Valley National Bank. We would also like to thank our Volunteer Elves: Pat Singer (Founder Executive Director), Sherry Falcone (President), Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki (Snow Queen), Concepcion Roncal (Elf), Janet and Raisa Veksler, Michael Cesario, Maria Neives and
Mike Beitchman.

2014 Community Holiday Party
 December 2014. It was an amazing crowd. We would like to thank our 2014 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Gourmanoff, Janet Brennan, Senator Diane Savino, Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki, Con Edison, Affinity Health Plan, National Grid/Brooklyn Nets, Astoria Federal Bank, Fidelis Care, United Health Care, Coney Island Cyclones, Deno's Wonderwheel, Stop & Shop, LISC, Mark Davidovich (Seaside Carservice), Jiglen Eastern Feast, Pat Singer, Janet and Raisa Veksler, Concepcion Roncal, Maria Neives - P.S. 225 and BNA Board Members.


2013 Community Holiday Party
  12/13/13 It was an amazing crowd.
  We would also like to thank our 2013 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: National Night Club, Golden Key Bakery, Janet Brennan, Senator Diane Savino, Michael Parise, Robert Scarano, Yelena Makhnin - Brighton Beach BID, Alla Lisovetsly - Lisovetsky Memorial Home, Laura Singer, Kristina Yiannaki, National Grid, Apple Bank, Fidelis Care, Ed Eisenburg, Coney Island Cyclones, Jerene Murphy, Health First, St. Petersburg Book Store, Jiglen Eastern Feast, Miracle 99cent Store, Better Life Medical Supplies, Pat Singer, Janet and Raisa Veksler, Concepcion Roncal, Maria Neives - P.S. 225 and Mike Beitchman.


2012 Community Holiday Party
  12/13/12 It was an amazing crowd. We had a minimum of 500 people about 200 were children. Of the children attending this party, many were directly affected by Hurricane Sandy, their homes were flooded and their school temporarily closed. We were pleased to give them something to smile about.
  We would also like to thank our 2012 Elves who made this year’s party so successful: Oceana Hall, Golden Key Bakery, Janet Brennan, Affinity Health Plan, Fidelis Care, Ed Eisenburg, Jerene Murphy, Michael Weitz, Mapleton Kiwanis, Joe Corace, Fidelis, Health First, Apple Bank, St. Petersburg Book Store, Miracle 99cent Store, Jack’s Barber Shop, Laura Singer, Raisa Ross, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, EMVI Chocolate, Janet and Raisa Veksler, Sherry Falcone, Maria Neives, Josh from P.S. 225 and Mike Beitchman & Kristina Yiannaki for providing us with these beautiful images as well as video.


2011 Community Holiday Party
12/15/2011 BNA held it’s Annual Community Holiday Party. Thanks to the help of local businesses and volunteer’s, BNA was able to give every person who attended a gift and provide them with a relaxing night of music, food and refreshments.
  BNA would like to thank the following for their contributions: Sponsors: Citibank and NY Community Hospital. Contributors: Golden Key Bakery, Fidelis Care, Apple Savings Bank, NY Aquarium, Brooklyn Cyclones, Con Edison, 11th Street Grocery Store, NY Lottery, Ed Eisenberg, Yelana Mahknin (Brighton BID), Maria Nieves, Janet Brennen, Laura Singer, Evelyn Strasser (Communtiy Board 13), Miracle 99cent Store, Jack Barber Shop, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz. A very special thanks to Photographer Erica Sherman & Kristina Yiannaki who donated her time and skills, and BNA staff for donating their time.

2010 Community Holiday Party
BNA's gift to our community. The young and the old of Brighton Beah come to our free holiday party to celebrate our multi-cultures. 300 attended our party and each received a gift bag donated from our local storeowners. We wish to thank the following for their contributions to our holiday party: Fidelis, Health Plus, Affinity, Golden Key, Joe Corace (Kiwanis Intl), Miracle 99 cent Store, Ed Eisenberg, NY Lottery, Laura Singer, Brighton Gifts, Radin Pharmacy, Shoreview Nursing Home, Jack's Barber Shop, Census Bureau (Valeriy Savinkin), Brooklyn Cyclones, St. Petersburg Bookstore and Apple Bank. BNA would also like to thank their staff for donating their time and Kristina Yiannaki For the Photos.


BNA ANNUAL DINNERS & FUNDRAISERS
Throughout the years BNA has hosted many fundraising events to help raise money in order to keep the organization alive.


2017 Awards Dinner
11/30/2017 at Gargiulo’s Restaurant

2017 Honorees
Lisa Speroni, Woman of the Year  (Principal of P.S. 253)
Andrew Hoan, Man of the Year (President of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce)
Anastasia Demidova, Educator of the
Year (P.S. 225)
Michael Cosmai, Principal of the Year
(P.S. 225)
Senator Diane J. Savino, Legislator of
the Year

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AWARDS
Jonathan Twersky, Attorney
Sergey Rybak, CEO of Rybak Development

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDS
Deputy Chief Charles Scholl
Deputy Inspector William Taylor, (60th Precinct)
Detective Thomas Hopkins, (60th Precinct)
Community Affairs Officer Eric Castagliola, (60th Precinct)
Sergeant Julia Griffin, (60th Precinct)
Sergeant Chris Vincenti, (60th Precinct)
Police Officer Eduard Bilenkis, (60th Precinct)
Police Officer Veronica Folvarsky, (60th Precinct)

2012 International Restaurant
Night Sponsored by Shore View

10/18/12 Shore View held a benefit for BNA.
It featured samples of food from Tatiana
Restaurant, Gargiulo's Restaurant, Kabeer
Draft & Grill, Tacos El Rey, Wheeler's
Restaurant, Yiasou Estiatorio, Papa Leone's, Umi Sushi and more. There was live music by
Frankie Mara and bandmate Tony Monier.
Prize giveaways donated by Shore View and
many local businesses.

BNA is so grateful to Suzanne Hogan,
Administrator of Shore View and Bonnie Nogin for putting this together.


2011 International Restaurant Night
Sponsored by Shore View

September 2011 Shore View held a Fundraiser
to benefit BNA. It featured samples of food
from Cafe Glechik, Tatiana Restaurant,
Gargiulo's Restaurant, Primorski Restaurant,
Kabeer Draft & Grill, Tacos El Rey, The National, Wheeler's Restaurant, Yiasou Estiatorio, Papa Leone's, Michael's and Eurphoria Restaurant.
There was live music by Frankie Mara and
bandmate Tony Monier. Prize giveaways
donated by Shore View, Midwood Ambulance,
Santo Trapani, Shiel Labs, Positive Promotions, Shore Pharmacy, Compassionate Care Hospice, Nature Conservation and Wildlife Preservation.

2010 Annual Dinner
Honorees:
Elected Officials of the Year:
Mark Davidovich and Delia Schack 

Man of the Year: Joe Corace 
Woman of the Year: Naomi Levine, Assistant Principal, P.S. 225
Educator of the Year: Judy Racer, Board of Education, P.S. 253 
Parent Coordinator of the Year:
Gina Dacchille, P.S. 253

Health Care Administrator of the Year: Una Morrissey, New York Community Hospital 
Outstanding Community Service: Malvina Wulf, Branch Manager, JP Morgan Chase Bank and Brian Gottlieb, Community Activist 
Youth Service Team Award: Paul Greco - Sean Kelly - Jared Shapiro - Maria Nieves, P.S. 225


BNA SUPPORTS AND PARTNERS WITH OUR 60TH PRECINCT AND THEIR OFFICERS
For the past 40 years BNA's Executive Director Pat Singer and Staff welcome the new officers of the 60th Precinct. In our talks with these officers we try to increase their understanding of the neighborhood. even teaching them a few conversational words.


2018 Crime Prevention Workshop
October 2018 BNA held a crime prevention workshop with the help of NYPD's 60th Precinct Anti-Crime Task Force representatives. Residents were educated
on the do's and don'ts of personal safety.


2016 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
August 2016. BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts National Police Night Out. This year was no exception.

2015 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
August 2015. BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts National Police Night Out. This year was no exception.


2014 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
 08/05/2014 BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts national police night out. This year was no exception.

2013 Crime Prevention Workshop
  10/22/2013 BNA held a crime prevention workshop with the help of NYPD's 60th Precinct Anti-Crime Task Force representative. Residents were educated
on the do's and don'ts of personal safety.


2013 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
BNA has proudly participated ever August since its
inception to the 60th precincts national police night out. This year was no exception.

2007-2012 60th Precinct National Night Out Against Crime
BNA has proudly participated ever August since its inception to the 60th precincts national police night out.


Random 60th Precint
  BNA has also been recognized for their valuable contribution to the development and implementation of the Streetwise Cultural Diversity Training Curriculum at a ceremony at One police Plaza. 
  In Sept 2012 Two of our finest came to visit BNA, Detective Nevandro and P.O. Tommy Hopkins, this gave us an opportunity to give them a plaque thanking them, Inspector Deblasio, Lt. James Woods and the men and women of the 60th Precinct who helped make our 2012 Jubilee safe and successful. Truthfully, they make us feel safe every day. They are our first line of defense. God bless them all.



HALLOWEEN
Throughout the years BNA has embraced the Holiday Spirit.


Halloween 2019
10/31/2019 BNA invited local children to our
office. Pat Singer with the help of Staff Kristina and Volenteer Michael stuffed the
childrens
 candy bags with candy.

Halloween 2018
10/31/2018 BNA Executive Director Pat Singer handed out candy to local children.


Halloween 2016
10/31/2016 BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Dark Angel and Wonder Woman.

Halloween 2014
10/31/2014 BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Black Widow Spider.


Halloween 2013
BNA staff handed out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Little Red Riding Hood.

Halloween 2008
Random pictures of BNA staff handing out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Wizard.


Halloween 2007
Random pictures of BNA staff handing out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Wizard.

Halloween 2005 & 2006
Random pictures of BNA staff handing out candy to local children, with the help of our very own Vampiress.


YEARLY THANKSGIVING GIVEAWAY
For the past 20 years with the help of various donations BNA has helped to distribute Turkeys.


2019 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2019 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. NetCost once again answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares. In total we supplied over 250 low income residents with a free Turkey or Voucher. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for NetCost and Fidelas Cares for providing the turkeys and vouchers.

2018 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2018 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff / NetCost once again answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares. In total we supplied over 250 low income residents with a free Turkey or Voucher. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff / NetCost and Fidelas Cares for providing the turkeys and vouchers.


2017 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2017 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff once again answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares. In total we supplied over 200 low income residents with a free Turkey or Voucher. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff and Fidelas Cares for providing the turkeys and vouchers.

2016 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2016 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff once again answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares. In total we supplied over 250 low income residents with a free Turkey or Voucher. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff and Fidelas Cares for providing the turkeys and vouchers.


2015 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2015 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares and one of BNA's Board Member. In total we supplied over 275 low income residents with a free Turkey. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff, Fidelas and our Board Member for providing the turkeys and vouchers.

2014 Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution
November 2014 BNA had asked local area markets and businesses for Turkey Donations in order for us to help provide a Happy Thanksgiving for those residents in need. Gourmanoff answered our request, along with Fidelas Cares and one of BNA's Board Members Jack Meersand. In total we supplied over 170 low income residents with a free Turkey. BNA would like to thank their staff for organizing and executing a perfect distribution and for Gourmanoff, Fidelas and Jack for providing the turkeys.