Monday, September 17, 2012

Community Sweepstakes for Barclays Center tickets Sept. 21, about a week after announcement; no plans yet regarding community-sponsored events

About a week after a public announcement regarding community organizations--in Community Boards 2, 3, 6, & 8--eligible for Barclays Center tickets, the Downtown Brooklyn Neighborhood Alliance (DBNA) will hold its first "Community Tickets Program Sweepstakes."

The event will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, at the House of the Lord Church at 415 Atlantic Avenue. The DBNA is run by House of the Lord Presiding Minister Herbert Daughtry and seems to function as an arm of the church.

Note that RSVPs for the event are due by Wednesday, Sept. 19, though it's not clear when applications are due for this first sweepstakes. Applications for the overall program are due 11/30/12.

It seems to me that organizations with advance notice of the DBNA's plans would have been far better prepared to enter the sweepstakes. I also suspect that some organizations outside those four community boards will make a case that they should be eligible for the sweepstakes, as well.

Arena community events

The DBNA is also in charge of approving the ten annual community-sponsored events at the arena. The website states: "These events are handled through the DBNA Events Office. For more information, please contact us." I have done so, with not

Sweepstakes announcement

The graphic below is courtesy of the Community Board 2 newsletter; I haven't seen it elsewhere online.


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