BayFest of Sheepshead Bay

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Bay Improvement Group has been actively involved in warning of over-development in Sheepshead Bay since the 1980's. We have consistently talked about over-development and congestion, and recommended tightened zoning regulations. We continue to see a great need for our community to come together and halt the destruction of our unique Sheepshead Bay. BIG's volunteer work is evident everywhere in Sheepshead Bay. The Arts for Transit public mural at the Sheepshead Bay subway station, three Adopt-A-Highway garden locations, community events, and constant advocacy for Sheepshead Bay are only the tip of the iceberg. As a member of the committee to rehabilitate the Sheepshead Bay subway station, BIG has seen the $10 million rehabilitation and opening of our subway station. BIG has presented historic talkes, slide shows, and archeological exhibitions; lobbied successfully for the newly installed historic lampposts; and advocated the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office to open up branch offices (the first being in Sheepshead Bay). BIG has painted over graffiti, with the help of the NY City Department of Probation's Community Service Division and others, on more than 4,700 storefronts. We have removed graffiti over fifteen times from over 475 mailboxes (some with help from Gerritsen Beach Cares), painted over 500 fire hydrants, and given a fresh coat to the underpasses of the Belt Parkway and to the subway line from Sheepshead Bay to Gravesend.Big has long advocated a B.I.D. We support the reemergence of the Sheepshead Bay Chamber of Commerce, including its holiday light display missed by so many along Sheepshead Bay Road; advocate increases in litter baskets and pickups; push for expanded parking; support other celebrations in the community; and endorse new, exciting business development, and a new park at Emmons Avenue and Brigham Street.Although we volunteer tirelessly on behalf of our community throughout the year, our main event is BAYFEST, Brooklyn's largest waterfront celebration. Now in its 24th year, BAYFEST offers a full day of music, kids fun, giveaways, and more, all free. We continue to grow and welcome new members. Visit our website at www.bayimprovementgroup.org for an application to join, meet great people, and make Sheepshead Bay a better place to live, work, and play.

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  • Sunday12:00 - 18:00

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