Dear Friends of Brooklyn Community Pride Center:
As you know, the Coronavirus outbreak continues to grow in the U.S. We truly hope that effective testing and treatment will prevent a widespread outbreak in NYC, and we are taking steps to mitigate that risk.
Effective Saturday, March 14th, Brooklyn Community Pride Center is closed to public events until further notice. Our Center has suspended drop-in hours, public activities and any programs open to the public.
We anticipate the Center will remain closed for public congregation until further notice, but please check your email and our website lgbtbrooklyn.org for updates.
In an effort to continue to serve LGBTQ+ Brooklyn, our reception line will be answered by staff working remotely 7 days a week between noon and 5pm for people seeking referrals or other information. Full-time staff will work from home.
We are working with program facilitators to determine which events, if any, can be conducted virtually.
We realize that as Brooklyn’s only LGBTQ+ community center, we are a refuge for many people who may not have places to go where they feel safe and accepted. But out of concern for the health of our staff, our community partners, our volunteers, and our many visitors who are among the most at-risk for this particular virus, we must do what we can to minimize the risk of further spread.
For regularly scheduled activities at the Center, they will resume once we have re-opened. For special events, we will reschedule these for later in the year.
Please take precautions to protect yourself and others.
For more information and updates on COVID-19, please check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the NYS Department of Health, and NYC Health websites.
Many thanks to everyone in advance for helping to keep our community healthy and safe.
Chief Executive Officer