Making Merry at The Brooklyn Hospital Center with NYPD, the Reverend Earl Jones, and More!December 14, 2017
It’s December and The Brooklyn Hospital Center (TBHC) pulls out all the stops to make its hospital a more festive place for patients, families, visitors and staff, but they don’t do it alone.
On December 14, pediatric patients as well as children from a nearby shelter were the recipients of toys from the New York Police Department 88th Precinct Patrol and Borough Brooklyn North. NYPD came in with Batman and his exotic cars collection (and some other special super heroes), much to the delight of the kids (and adults!).
While Christmas is often about kids, the grownups will pause to celebrate in a meaningful way with a multi-faith spiritual event of music and prayer on December 19, hosted by Pastoral Care and Community Affairs. Frank A. Haye & The Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir will make a special singing appearance at the event that will take place at 12:00 noon in the Patient Waiting Area on the third floor of the Hospital.
Following the prayer service, the choir will visit the hospital lobby for their yearly trip and will serenade everyone within earshot with their amazing voices. Reverend Earl Jones, Sr., Senior Pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in Brooklyn, and his sons Rev. Earl Jones, Jr., Pastor of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Queens, and William Jones are scheduled to sing from 1 to 2:30 pm.
“We are always delighted to welcome the Jones family. They lead our caroling with love and joy,” says Gilda Caputo-Hansen, Director of Community Affairs, and the organizer of many of the season’s festivities. At the caroling celebration, many toys will be donated to the hospital’s pediatric patients.
And finally, because no holiday is complete without a little silliness, the First Annual Ugly Sweater Party was held December 13 through 14 for the hospital’s night staff, and included food, music dancing, and a visit from a jolly old guy in red.