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.
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.”
Apple Festival 2019
The 56th annual BCC Apple Festival will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Brooktondale Community Center, from 10 am to 3 pm.
The Easy as Pie 5K will be held at the Brooktondale Community Center 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.
Find more info at the link 2019 Apple Fest!
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