🌱 An Unlikely Marriage + Climate Education + Turkey Day Giveaways – Patches | Team Cansler

Hello folks. It’s Saturday in Brooklyn and I’ll be back to your inbox to update you on the most important things happening locally, including updates on:

  • Devastated parents of NYC tourist appear in court to defend their son
  • A Brooklyn teacher inspiring the next generation of climate activists
  • Local weekend finds make Thanksgiving that much better πŸ¦ƒ

But first today’s weather:

🌀 Mostly sunny, windy and cold. High: 42 Low: 32.

Here are the top stories in Brooklyn today:

1. A 20-year-old tourist sitting on the porch of his Bushwick Airbnb was killed by a stray bullet to the chest. Yesterday his parents appeared in court demanding justice for their son. Ethan Williams was visiting New York for the first time when he was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in Brooklyn in October 2020. William’s parents stood in court before their son’s alleged killer on Friday, trying to understand why Ethan was taken away from them. The 26-year-old suspect was arrested two weeks ago; He was charged and found not guilty, although he allegedly admitted to shooting at William’s group, mistakenly thinking one of them was responsible for his cousin’s death a few weeks earlier.

CBS News

2. Scatter bullet hits MTA bus full of passengers in Canarsie, police say. The bus was hit on East 103rd Street and Glenwood Road around noon on Friday. Fortunately, neither the driver nor any of the occupants were injured. Four shell casings were found at the scene and the gunman fled in a gray Infinity, police said.

New York Post

3. Dollar vans in Brooklyn and Queens just got a lot greener. The current models of gas-powered Dollar vans in NYC will be replaced with a brand-new, all-electric fleet. The program, dubbed the Clean Transit Access Program (CTAP), received a $10 million award from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to electrify Brooklyn and Queens’ fleet of alternative transportation vehicles. Dollar Vans are used throughout the city and are a must-have alternative for dessert transportation. private company like dollarid, block power, HEVO and Build Edison is collaborating under CTAP to fully electrify the highly reliable mode of transportation.

Brooklyn reader

4. The Gett, a play about Jewish divorce, was made possible by the unusual pairing of a Brooklyn synagogue and a West Village theater company. Rattlestick Theater, which specializes in “diverse, challenging, and provocative” works, partnered with Park Slope’s Rabbi Matt Green, who wanted to expand programming for “cultural Jews,” who don’t necessarily identify with a particular denomination, but do actively want to embrace Judaism and still be Jewish. Rattlestick Artistic Director Daniella Topol and Rabbi Green were introduced in 2018 and made a rather unconventional decision to perform a piece together. So is “The Gett: Or How a Woman Created Herself,” a 95-minute Off-Broadway original play produced by Congregation Beth Elohim, which runs on Rattlestick through December 11.

JTA News – Jewish Telegraph Agency

5. Fighting the tide of misinformation, a Brooklyn teacher uses climate education to inspire her students to take climate activism one step at a time. Sarah Slack has taught in the New York City public school system for 14 years. When she heard a teacher tell students Pluto had “exploded,” she thought, “Kids deserve access to better scientific information than that!” Slack, a member of the city’s Climate Education Leadership Team, works with colleagues to To improve the climate and science education offered in NYC public schools. In Borough Park, Brooklyn, where Slack has taught for the past six years, she has developed a climate-focused STEM curriculum that includes hands-on learning. Slack hopes to show her students that they don’t have to save the whole world at once; Instead, they can make a big difference simply by helping in their communities.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Today in Brooklyn:

  • Rizos & Coquito Holiday Pop Up, Sweet66Events 269 Meserole St., Today at 1pm | details
  • Fail ahead [Circus Showcase], Streb, Inc. 51 N. 1st St., Today at 5 p.m. | details
  • Popcorn! See NYC’s Rising Comedians, Freddy’s Bar, Today at 5 p.m. | details
  • [FREE] Bushwick comedy show, House Party Cafe, today at 7pm | details
  • Malik Works “Verses at Work” The Mark O’Donnell Theatre, today at 7pm | details

🐝 Brooklyn Buzz:

  • Devour, devour! Check out these free Thanksgiving turkey giveaways before the big day at the link below! (Brooklyn Paper)
  • And speaking of Thanksgiving, here are the best bakeries in Brooklyn to order this year’s cakes from. Support local businesses and grab a treat. (thrillist)

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  • Treehouse Shakers presents Flutter: A Discovery Game for Babies (November 19)
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  • Rizos & Coquito Christmas Pop-Up Shop (November 19)
  • Regina Opera presents a double performance of Menotti’s The Telephone and The Medium (19 November)
  • Please enter AF$%k! (A comedy show benefiting the Food Bank For New York City) (November 20)
  • Mourning group in time for the Holidays (November 21)
  • MajorStage Presents: Rocky Writer X House of Creation @ The Meadows (Early Show) (November 23)
  • Berkeley College Transfer Open House (December 1)
  • Holidays on Atlantic Avenue (December 10)
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You’re all caught up for today! See you tomorrow morning for another update.

β€” Carlie Houser

About me: I just graduated and live in Brooklyn, NY. I love writing, running, reading and finding new restaurants and venues around town.

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