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Park Slope

Come and greet those dancing feet! New York Methodist Hospital hosted its second annual Day of Dance, emceed by Miss New York, Amanda Mason.

The day featured performances from a variety of dance classes, along with health screenings and workshops.

Miss New York jigged up a storm.

“Today as we dance, we are taking a stand against heart disease, the leading cause of death for American men and women,” she said. “I hope participating in the Day of Dance inspires you and your family to make healthy choices that can be incorporated into your daily lives.”

New York Methodist Hospital [506 Sixth St. at Seventh Avenue in Park Slope, (718) 780–3000].

Clinton Hill

Welcome aboard

A shout-out to Marco Fabozzi, the new director of food at Barclays Center.

Marco will oversee the culinary experience at the venue, including the Brooklyn Taste program, which features selections from 55 restaurants and vendors. Marco has 12 years of experience with Hyatt Hotels, and he oversaw the award-winning culinary and hospitality team at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson.

Marco is sweet on his new post.

“I’m thrilled to be back in my hometown of New York,” he said. “When I met with Barclays Center management, it was evident that we both tremendously value best-in-class service and delicious food for our guests.”

Standing O welcomes Mario’s addition on Barclays stellar menu.

Barclay’s Center [620 Atlantic Ave. at Flatbush Avenue in Clinton Hill, (917) 618–6100].


Three cheers and a latte

Standing O is thrilled to welcome back Au Bon Pain in Downtown. The cafe bakery re-opened on April 18 after a very long winter of renovations.

The place is beautiful, and manager Tommy has made sure that the crew serves up the goodies with a smile and a warm welcome. Standing O was treated to a guest breakfast on April 18 during a practice run. Food server Amanda took my order and quick as you can say “caramel macchiato” my order was cooked to perfection and served with smile.

Standing O is planning on trying everything on the menu.

Au Bon Pain [70 Myrtle Ave. at Jay Street in Downtown, (800) 765–4227].

Borough wide

Happy Anniversary

Standing O is sending a shout out to Valley National Bank on the occasion of its seventh anniversary in our fair boro. The branches will offer refreshments, prizes and special CD rates to mark the moment.

For a branch nearest you call customer service at (800) 522–4100.

It’s never too late to start saving.

Take a walk for health

The National Scleroderma Foundation will host its 10th annual Stepping Out to Cure Scleroderma walk to raise funds and awareness for research and support. The walk will take place on June 15 at Riverside Park in Manhattan.

Standing O says lace up your runners and get ready to walk.

Register at or call (800) 867–0885.

Sunset Park


Standing O hears that Lutheran Healthcare has partnered with New York Organ Donor network to promote awareness, as part of Donate Life Month in April. To celebrate, Lutheran is highlighting the importance of organ donation and encourages New Yorkers to enroll in the New York State Donate Life Registry.

“I can hardly think of a more selfless and kind expression of humanity other than giving a complete stranger the gift of life,” said Dr. Geraci, chairman of the Organ Donor Council. Neither can Standing O.

To learn more about the program visit Lutheran Medical Center.

Lutheran Medical Center [150 55th St. at First Avenue in Sunset Park, (718) 630–7155].

Prospect Park

Extraordinary vollies

Three cheers to the volunteers who have given more than 20 more hours in keeping Brooklyn’s playground clean and beautiful.

Prospect Park vollies, including David Ford, Robert Fisher, and Lisa Berger, received the Mary Cregg Award for generously giving more than 250 hours of service in a single year.

Special Certificates of Appreciation were also given out to Kevin Franklin, Christine Geeng, Elise Heffernan, Jessica Mazo, Daphne Dixon, and Catrin Egan for their service to the park.

The awards were presented at a recognition brunch on March 15, with pies from Smiling Pizza, treats from Trader Joe’s, sweets from Connecticut Muffin, and other edibles from Bon Soir Caterers, Whole Foods Market, and Wing Stop.

“Volunteers are an important part of any organization, however, in Prospect Park they are essential to help keep the park beautiful and clean for everyone to enjoy,” said Eric Landau, Prospect Park Alliance’s vice president of Government and External Affairs.

Standing O says, “Congratula­tions and keep on serving, the park is greener because of you.”

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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