What started out as an informal outdoor meeting on the grounds of the Sheepshead/Nostrand Housing buildings compound has morphed into an annual reunion.
Organizers of the two-day gathering to be held this weekend, James and Stacey Leigh, are the energetic brains behind the barbeque. Anyone who has lived in the housing complex is always welcome and many who have moved out of the area (or even the state) make a trip back just to attend the reunion.
The event is an organized, but informal one held every last weekend in August. Signs and barbeque grills are usually brought out around 12 p.m. on Saturday. Many who live in the complex lend a helping hand, bringing out food and getting things ready for all the out-of-towners.
On both days, everyone parties with a DJ, reminisces, and plays games — especially basketball. By the end of the night on Saturday things turn sober and names from the Memorial Wall are read out loud.
Here are the details for this weekend:
The 11th Annual Sheepshead-Nostrand Houses’ Old-Timer’s Day 2009 Sheepshead-Nostrand Housing Complex
Avenue V and Batchelder Street
Dolgan Park and the “Swing Park”
Saturday & Sunday, August 29 – 30, 2009
from 12 p.m. until the evening, both days
The event is planned rain or shine, although certain activities may change, due to the weather.
Check the official website for contact information and pictures of past events.