Independence Neighborhood Center

Maria Rodriguez

Program Director of Independence Neighborhood Center


Site Address:

114 Taylor Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249

Center Activity Calendar

Independence January 2021 Schedule/Links


10am Balance Exercise w. Simone

12pm Recipe Swap w. Maria & Lilly

1:30pm Arts & Crafts w. Alberto

2pm Cosmetology w. Victoria

3pm Latin Dance w. Jovan


9 – 12:30 (Pantry 1/7 & 1/21)

11am Meditation w. Dee

11pm Guess that Tune w. Patricia

1pm Hairstyles w. Victoria

2pm Bingo w. Maria & Lilly


10am Zumba w. Gerri

11am Chair Yoga w. Merielle

12:30pm Visual Arts w. Mariano

1:30pm Arts & Crafts w. Victoria

2pm Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel


10am Breakfast w. Staff

11am Chair Yoga w. Merielle

12pm Stress Relief Painting w. Victoria

1pm Stretch w. Willie

1pm Latin Dance w. Jovan

2pm Devise Discussion w. Jasmine


10am Balance Exercise w. Simone

11:30am Cooking w. Maria & Staff

12:30pm Music w. Willie

1pm Jeopardy MPAA

2pm Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel

2pm Device Discussion w. Jasmine



Balance Exercise w. Simone -

Recipe Swap w. Maria & Lilly -

Arts & Crafts w. Alberto -

Cosmetology w. Victoria -

Latin Dance w. Jovan -


Zumba w. Gerri -

Chair Yoga w. Merielle -

Manicures w. Arelis -

Visual Arts w. Mariano -

Arts & Crafts w. Victoria -

Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel -


Balance Exercise w. Simone –

Cooking w. Maria & Staff –

Music w. Willie -

Jeopardy MPAA –

Stretch Bands w. Nathaniel –

Device Discussion w. Jasmine & Kevin –


Meditation w. Dee –

Guess that Tune w. Patricia –

Cooking w. Diane & Miriam -

Hairstyles w. Victoria –

Bingo w. Maria & Lilly –


Breakfast w. Staff -

Chair Yoga w. Merielle -

Stress Relief Painting w. Victoria -

Stretch w. Willie -

Latin Dance w. Jovan -

Device Discussion w. Jasmine -

Advisory/Important Meetings

CENTER CLOSED - New Year’s Day 1/1

Pantry/Compra 1/7 & 1/21

Advisory/Volunteer/Member Conference Call 1/6 & 1/20 @ 1pm

(Call: 712-832-8330 Access Code: 261 1772)

Elder Abuse Presentation 1/13 @ 11am

(To call in +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 911 593 5257)

CENTER CLOSED – Martin Luther King Jr. Day 1/18

Winter Home Safety Presentation 1/19 @ 2pm

(To call in +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 948 9507 4757, Passcode: 996358

Nutrition Presentation w. Maria Jensen from Woodhull Hospital 1/27 @ 1:30pm

(To call in +1 929 205 6099 Meeting ID: 972 2646 8550, Passcode: 105093)


Alberto Perez (Arts & Crafts w. Alberto)

Tel: (347) 780-6946 Email:

Mariano Henestrosa (Visual Arts w. Mariano)

Tel: (646) 204-0148 Email:

Merielle Moffatt (Chair Yoga)

Tel: 425-503-7456 Email:

🎄 Happy Holiday's w/ Independance ! 🎄

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