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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.

New BCC Board Members for 2018:
The BCC welcomes Kristin Van Ormer, Ellen Fairbank and Karyn Scott to our Board of Directors!

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.

BCC Thanks the Cornell POST (Pre-Orientation Service Trips) Volunteers!

The Brooktondale Community Center would like to thank the volunteers from the Cornell POST (Pre-Orientation Service Trips) program. The POST program volunteers work with non-profit groups throughout Tompkins County during the week before orientation. We were fortunate enough to have two days of volunteer help.

A BIG thank you to the POST volunteers for the full 2 days working on and in the Old Fire Hall. All of the students worked tirelessly thoroughly cleaning the main room and washing all of the dishes in the Old Fire Hall kitchen. The volunteers switched it up during the day and also painted much of the outside of the Old Fire Hall.

These students were hard workers and we are very grateful for their help! Thank you Cornell and the POST program!

Cornell Post August 15th group:  Crystal Pascual, David Labib, Alexa Batino, Maddie Kern, Judy Liu, Simran Puri, Serena Sanon, John Steele, Spydr Webb

Cornell Post August 16th group:  Anika Exum, Sachin Pathangery, Amelia Zahore, Lei Lei Wu, Shayla Parthasarathy, Kendall O’Shea, Griffin Smuts, Ayesha Gagguruti


The 2017 Apple Fest is coming soon!
During the 3rd weekend in October, the BCC will host its annual fundraiser including fun, food, music, and more! Stay tuned for more details…

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!

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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