Trellis Briefing - December v.1

There is a time for everything,and a season for every activity under the heavens: A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to be silent and a time to speak
— Ecclesiastes 3

The Christmas season is one of many emotions and opportunities and at Trellis, our heart is to continue learning in how to better serve, listen to, support and advocate for our communities

These updates provide organizations with some ways to do these things


As our communities continue to welcome new residents and new money, often long-time and minority residents are pushed down and out. This meeting provides an opportunity to hear from them and advocate for them

Gowanus Neighborhood Planning Study
Thursday, December 8, 2016 6:30 PM
Wyckoff Gardens Community Center,
280 Wyckoff ST (btw 3rd Ave. & Nevins)
The NYC Department of City Planning (DCP)  will host its 2nd neighborhood meeting to talk about the Gowanus neighborhood re-zoning. The theme will be "Resiliency & Sustainability".
Find out how the city plans to incorporate these ideas in a re-zoned neighborhood.

You can help spread the word. Check out the flyer in English and Spanish

For more information, please contact:
(718) 237-2017 ext. 165 or

Here's a great resource in understanding rezoning


Join with the women of the shelter and the community for the 20th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 8, 2016 | 6:30 to 8:00 pm
1402 8th Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11215

All of our friends and neighbors are welcome to join us for cookies, hot cocoa, music and spectacular lights.

Call (718) 369-7226 for more information and to RSVP.

All are Welcome!

HIS TOY STORE - December 10th

This Saturday, His Toy Store is Hope For New York's Christmas outreach to provide new toys for families and connect them with churches and non-profits for year-round support and resources. Trellis in partnership with TGC Park Slope and Park Slope Christian Tabernacle and Liberty City are putting on this event to support the Gowanus Houses, Wyckoff Houses, and Warren Houses.

You can help by purchases new $15-25 toys for kids aged 0-12 at one of Lulu Toys three locations, where you’ll receive 10% for your purchase

  • 48 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • 44 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • 187 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217

Toys can also be dropped off at these locations

  • Encon Pharmacy - 49 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Open Mon-Friday 9AM-9PM Saturdays and Sundays 9AM-6PM
  • Schone Bride, 530 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11215 718-788-3849
  • Trinity Grace Park Slope offices - 506 5th Ave - open office hours - call to confirm - 917- 909-1393

Click HERE for some toy ideas