Wed, Oct 05, 2011
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Participatory Budgeting Neighborhood Assembly - Old First Reformed Church

Our neighborhood is about to experience a new kind of democracy. Over the next several months, we will undertake an exciting initiative to put budgeting decisions directly in the hands of the people those decisions will impact most – that means you.

Please attend out Neighborhood Assembly on October 5th at Old First Reformed Church to add your voice to the participatory budgeting process.

Event Location

Old First Reformed Church
729 Carroll Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Directions

Carroll Street and 7th Avenue. Closest subways: B/Q at 7th Ave and Flatbush, 2/3/4 at Grand Army Plaza, D/N/R at Union Street and 4th Ave



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