The Brooktondale Community Center: a vibrant social center for 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 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, including a Youth Summer Camp, twice monthly Food Pantries, a Farmers Market, the monthly Caroline Seniors lunch, AA meetings, sewing and quilting days, exercise classes, and so forth.
Notice: due to the COVID-19 pandemic and requirements for social distancing, most of our events are cancelled. However, the food pantry continues with new procedures in place for safety. Learn more at their website.
The 2020 Annual Brooktondale Apple Festival *WILL* take place, in a modified form. We will be selling raffle tickets to our annual quilt and frozen homemade apple pies, on Saturday October 17th from noon to 3 pm. The winner of the quilt will be drawn at 3 pm. We may also have a limited number of outdoor vendors.
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.
If you’re interested in using the community center for your own gathering, please consult the link for “rentals.”
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