Welcome to the website of the Brooktondale Community Center! For the latest news about the BCC and surrounding community, please check out “The Old Mill,” our monthly newsletter.
With a history spanning more than six decades, the BCC is situated in the hamlet of Brooktondale, NY, near Cornell University and Ithaca College in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes region. It serves as a vibrant social center to residents of the hamlet as well as the surrounding Town of Caroline, hosting many volunteer-led social, recreational, educational, and charitable activities. The Center has two indoor facilities, each with its own kitchen and meeting rooms. In the main building, a large multi-purpose space hosts occasional town meetings as well as indoor recreational events like table tennis, Wii, and community movies. On the tree-surrounded grounds of the BCC, children enjoy a playground and large grass-covered space for outdoor concerts and athletic activities. The BCC also has a regulation-sized asphalt-covered basketball court, and a community-maintained perennial garden.
NEW PAVILION! The new pavilion is in the final stages of painting and electrical work, 2 new swing sets are installed, and progress continues with our playground renovation. During most weekends between now and the start of summer camp, the BCC will host playground renovation sessions. If you are interested in joining the fun, please email BrooktondaleCCboard@googlegroups.com for more information!
Thank you, Bruno Schickel, for your wonderful community service in building the BCC pavilion, and Ernie Bayles for your architectural plans and guidance! (for folks who don’t know: Bruno is donating the labor for building this wonderful new addition to our shared community space, and Ernie has donated his architectural services!) Also a shout of gratitude to John Carson of local firm John Carson Groundworks for donating the excavation work and equipment, and to Slaterville resident electrician Doug White for donating the electrical work. Generosity like yours is what has kept the Brooktondale Community Center at the heart of the Caroline Community for more than 6 decades!
The Playground Project in making progress!
Please click here for a PLAYGROUND RENOVATION UPDATE!
The 2016 Apple fest was a great success, and raised over $7000 towards the Brooktondale Community Center general operating fund! For more information about the 2016 Apple Fest, check out the November “Old Mill” newsletter at the link above, or click the link below:
2016 Apple Fest Memories — for more news about the 2016 Apple Fest, please click here
Here are before, during, and after photos of the shed painting project on 8/20/16 at the BCC. It was done by some very kind and generous IC Volunteers: Sarah Loeffler, Sara Elwell, Nikkole Mora, Tony Cosby, Ian Quinn, Jamie Laughney, Jamie Loughney, Andrew Wollner, David Solano. Thank you for all your hard work and a job well done!
BCC Playground Fundraising Drive:
please click here for more information on our playground renovation project
BCC Bylaws Update:
The BCC Bylaws Committee, a community group formed by Peggy Dunlop and Jeremy Richards, recently completed an updated version of the BCC Bylaws to reflect new laws governing non-profits in New York as well as a variety of other updates. The BCC Board unanimously endorsed the changes at our December 2014 Board meeting, and the new Bylaws were unanimously approved at the Corporation’s January 2015 Annual Meeting.
Click here to view our new bylaws — Thank you for your hard work, BCC Bylaws Committee!
Community Photos Wanted! If you have photos of Caroline community events, particularly those associated with the BCC, or scenes of historical interest, or perhaps simply a beautiful sunset over Caroline’s rolling hills, we would be happy to display them on a rotating basis in the blank space on the bottom of this webpage! Please email them as an attachment of 5 MB or less to BrooktondaleCCBoard@googlegroups.com