Welcome to the website of the Brooktondale Community Center!
The 56th annual BCC Apple Festival will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Brooktondale Community Center. It is not too early to reserve a table if you are a vendor and would like to showcase your goods for sale. The cost will be $25 per table.
The Easy as Pie 5K will be held at the Brooktondale Community Center on on the morning of the Apple Festival, starting at 9 AM. The course is a loop on rolling roads (paved and gravel) through the heart of the beautiful hamlet of Brooktondale. Age group winners will be awarded with homemade apple pies! Proceeds raised will support the Brooktondale Community Center. This is one of the cheapest 5Ks around! Sign up by following this link: Easy as Pie 5K Or sign up on race day — registration closes at 8:30 AM.
Pie bees are being scheduled right now for September and early October — you can join a “public” pie bee, or arrange for your organization to come as group of friends and prepare pies together. Put your own finishing touches on the crusts so that buyers know that they were made by the boy scouts or the dog walking club.
We will need volunteers to staff and support all the various areas at the Applefest, from the snack bar to quilt raffle ticket sales to the cake wheel, the silent auction, children activity areas, and of course pie sales.
If you already know you would like to be a volunteer, please contact Carol Barra at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the BCC Facebook page for updates, or consult the latest Old Mill Community newsletter (see menu to the right).
The Brooktondale Community Center thanks everyone who volunteered for and participated in the 2018 Apple Festival! Your support is what keeps the BCC at the heart of our community.
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 residents of the surrounding Town of Caroline. It hosts many volunteer-led social, recreational, educational, and charitable activities.
The Center has two indoor facilities, each with its own kitchen and meeting rooms, and a new outdoor Pavilion. 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. Outside, the BCC hosts a weekly Farmers Market in the summer under the pavilion, while children play on our updated and improved playground. The BCC also has a regulation-sized asphalt-covered basketball court, and a community-maintained perennial garden area.
The BCC Playground is finished!
BCC Volunteers and Board Members Nancy, Mark, Paulus, and Carol working on the final playground structure:
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