Independence Neighborhood Center

Maria Rodriguez

Program Director of Independence Neighborhood Center


Site Address:

114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

NOV FRONT & BACK CALENDAR 2020 (Virtual).docx

Independence Schedule/Links


10am Balance Exercise w. Simone

11am Creative Writing w. Christel

12pm Recipe Swap w. Maria & Lilly

1:30pm Arts & Crafts w. Alberto

2pm Afrobeat w. Christel

3pm Latin Dance w. Jovan


10am Zumba w. Gerri

12pm Manicures w. Arelis

12:30pm Visual Arts w. Mariano

1pm Arts & Crafts w. Victoria

1:30pm Cosmetology w. Stephanie

2pm Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel


10am Balance Exercise w. Simone

11:30am Cooking w. Maria & Staff

12:30pm Crochet w. Cynthia

1pm Jeopardy MPAA

2pm Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel

2pm Device Discussion w. Jasmine & Kevin


9 – 12:30 (Pantry 11/5 & 11/19

11am Meditation w. Dee

11am Creative Writing w. Patricia

12pm Guess that Tune w. Patricia

1pm Hairstyles w. Victoria

2pm Bingo w. Maria & Lilly


10am Breakfast w. Staff

11am Chair Ballet w. Gail

12pm AgeTastic w. Staff

1pm Stretch w. Willie

1pm Latin Dance w. Jovan

2pm Devise Discussion w. Jasmine & Kevin



Balance Exercise w. Simone -

Creative Writing w. Christel -

Recipe Swap w. Maria & Lilly -

Arts & Crafts w. Alberto -

Afrobeat w. Christel - N/A

Latin Dance w. Jovan -


Zumba w. Gerri -

Visual Arts w. Mariano -

Manicures w. Arelis -

Arts & Crafts w. Victoria -

Cosmetology w. Stephanie -

Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel -


Balance Exercise w. Simone –

Cooking w. Maria & Staff –

Crochet w. Cynthia –

Jeopardy MPAA –

Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel –

Device Discussion w. Jasmine & Kevin –


Meditation w. Dee –

Creative Writing w. Patricia –

Guess that Tune w. Patricia –

Hairstyles w. Victoria –

Bingo w. Maria & Lilly –


Breakfast w. Staff -

Chair Ballet w. Gail -

AgeTastic w. Staff -

Stretch w. Willie -

Latin Dance w. Jovan -

Device Discussion w. Jamsine & Kevin -

Advisory/Important Meetings

Pantry (NY Common Pantry)

11/5 & 11/19 from 9am – 12:30pm

Virtual Veteran Appreciation

11/10 @ 12:30pm Join via Zoom Mtg. ID 9898015 9508 Passcode: 580903

Dail-in 929-205-6099 Passcode: 989 8015 9508

Senior Advisory Board/Membership Meeting

11/11 & 11/25 @ 1pm -

Dial-in using your phone: 712-832-8330 or 717-275-8940

Access Code: 261 1772

Elder Abuse Presentation

11/18 @ 1pm

Meeting ID: 919 8090 5508 Passcode: 322147

Call in +19292056099 Passcode: 322147

Winter Fire Safety w. F. Farance

11/17 @ 2pm

Call in +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID # 948 9507 4757

Thanksgiving Virtual Celebration

11/25 @ 11:30am Cooking/Baking w. Maria & Staff

To Call-in 929-205-6099 then enter Mtg. ID # 925 3964 0660

Center Closed for Thanksgiving Break 11/26 & 1127

Happy Birthday Elsie Mayer and Sylvia Rosen!

Ms. Elsie, in the checked jacket, turned a respectable 108 this year. Ms. Sylvia broke into triple digits at 100!

Happy birthday to you both and we look forward to seeing you for a long time!


Puerto Rican Pride BBQ

DOT Grandparents Safety Day

Visual Arts

Visual Arts Workshops/classes from the SU CASA program through the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Sandal Making Class

Valentine's Day Party

Willie Saves the Day!

Willie Perkins, employee of Independence Neighborhood Center, receives an award for his heroic action during Ms. Elsie's 107 birthday celebration on December 21, 2018. An aid worker was enjoying her lunch when she started to show signs of choking, that's when Willie jumped into action and used his knowledge of First Aid Response and performed the Heimlich on her and saved her life! Hip hip hooray, Willie saved the day!

Miss Elise Turns 107 Years Young!

Millennium Development at Independence Neighborhood center threw participant, Elsie Mayer, a 107th birthday party.

Sip & Paint Class

Arts & Crafts Class

Our arts & crafts class meets every Wednesday and Friday. Shown here are our active adults sewing a teddy bear