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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hurricane Sandy Anniversary

This Thursday, October 15 marks the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. As you can read in this article about the hidden mental health impacts of extreme weather events, many people affected by the storm will experience distress and anxiety in response to both the anniversary and to our changing climate. If in moderation, this is a healthy, normal response. A feeling of fear reminds us to be vigilant. Too much fear, on the other hand, can be paralyzing.
However, every time a storm is just a storm, our nervous system re-learns that the impact of Hurricane Sandy was an anomaly; that, in fact, most storms are simply defined by lots of rain and wind; and that most storms just pass through. This is a good lesson for us to re-learn. It allows us to re-engage with what’s important to us.If you notice that this anniversary and/or this season’s storms are causing you to lose your emotional footing, call us. We’re here for you.

Monday, October 26: This Week at FoF

NEWSLETTER
Read this week’s newsletter here, and sign up at the bottom of our website to receive our newsletter to your inbox every other week.
8TH ANNUAL FALL GALA – THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our 8th Annual Fall Gala on October 15! We hope you had as much fun as we did. View a full recap here, and continue to share your photos on social media with ‪#‎FoFGala15‬.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance Coaching (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment No Peak Performance today
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment No Acupuncture today
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance Coaching (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / Flexible Hours / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia […]

O, the Oprah Magazine: November Issue

“As leaders of demanding charities, the four women on these pages are known for their “do unto others” spirit. We thought it was high time they got a little pampering themselves.”

Our own executive director, Nancy Carbone, is one of these four nonprofit leaders featured in “The Beauty of Giving” spread in the November issue of O, the Oprah Magazine!

Each woman is highlighted for their dedication to the charity they run and is treated to well-deserved pampering for their tireless efforts. Pick up your issue to read and see Nancy’s story! Here’s a sneak peek at the photos.

Monday, October 19: This Week at FoF

8TH ANNUAL FALL GALA – THANK YOU
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported Thursday night’s Fall Gala! We hope you had as much fun as we did. Photos and a recap to come soon; in the meantime, share your photos on social media with ‪#‎FoFGala15‬.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance Coaching (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment No Peak Performance this week
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance Coaching (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment No Peak Performance this week
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / Flexible Hours / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM (new location!)

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM […]

8th Annual Fall Gala Information

8TH ANNUAL FALL GALA
Thursday, October 15, 6-11PM
The Well Public House (new location this year!)
272 Meserole Street, Brooklyn, New York

Event Logistics for Guests
Online Silent Auction (available to all)
How to Support the Gala
Thank You, Sponsors

EVENT LOGISTICS FOR GUESTS

Tickets:
We encourage advance ticket purchase for a smoother check-in.
Check-in at the door with the name your ticket was purchased under.
$75*: Firefighters who wear their Class A’s
$100*: Firefighters, otherwise
$150*: General admission
*plus credit card fees

Transportation and Parking:
If you are drinking make sure to have a designated driver, take public transportation, or call a cab
Public transportation: L subway at Montrose Avenue stop
Parking: Street parking directed by NYPD
Cabs: Download the Uber app and use promo code UberFoFGala15 for free 1st ride up to $20

Dress:
Cocktail attire
Class A’s for firefighters who purchased the $75 level ticket

Social Media: We encourage you to share your event experience on social media!
Twitter: @FriendsofFF
Facebook: @FriendsofFirefighters
Instagram: @FriendsofFirefighters
Hashtags: #FoFGala15 #FriendsofFirefighters
WiFi (for faster tagging!) Username: The Well; Password: Well2014

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION 

You can bid whether or not you are attending the event!
Register here from your computer or phone, through a GiveSmart employee at the event,
or by texting fofgala15 to 24700 on your phone and following the instructions.

WiFi (for faster bidding!) Username: The Well; Password: Well2014

Auction Item Donors: 54 Below – A & C Superette – Aidan Quinn – Al Benjamin – Aviator Sports & Events Complex – Convergex – Elite Island Resorts Caribbean – FDNY Boxing – Flagpole Swim – Helicopter Flight Services – iHeart Radio – Jennifer Ortega – JetBlue – Jetty Jumpers – John Cullen – Kia Carbone – Maggie’s Treasure Chest – Manhattan by Sail – Mark Tower – NashFM – Natural Expressions, NY – NY Daily News – NY Water Taxi – NYC Massage and Healing – Ocean […]

Tuesday, October 13: This Week at FoF

ON THE ARM BREAKFAST 10/14
October’s Breakfast will be Wednesday the 14th. Active and retired FDNY firefighters and families: stop by between 8-11AM for made to order breakfast prepared by retired FDNY firefighters.
8TH ANNUAL FALL GALA 10/15
Join us for a special evening this Thursday in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn! More information and tickets here.
SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY: Closed for Columbus Day

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / Flexible Hours / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM (new location!)
On the Arm Breakfast / Brooklyn / 8 – 11AM

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM

FRIDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / Flexible Hours / By […]

Monday, October 5: This Week at FoF

SERVICES
Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members free of charge in all 5 boroughs. Below is an overview by day – visit our services page for more information.

DAILY:
Peer Support Program / Contact FoF to be connected

MONDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 11AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 11AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Women’s Support Group / Staten Island / 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Brooklyn / 10AM – 3PM / By appointment

TUESDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / 10AM – 3PM / Brooklyn / By Appointment
Counseling / Staten Island / 10AM – 6PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Woodbury / 1PM – 5PM / By Appointment

WEDNESDAY:
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Brooklyn / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Financial Guidance / Bronx / 9-11AM & 5-7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Bronx / 10AM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Manhattan / Flexible Hours / By Appointment
Yoga with Felecia / Staten Island / 10:15 – 11:15AM (new location!)

THURSDAY:
Acupuncture / Manhattan / 10AM – 7PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Queens / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn / 9AM – 5PM / By Appointment
Yoga with Cecilia & Friends / Rockaway Park / 7:30 – 8:30PM
Women’s Support Group / Brooklyn / 11:30AM – 1PM

FRIDAY:
Peak Performance (using Biofeedback) / Manhattan / 10AM – 1PM / By Appointment
Acupuncture / Staten Island / 1PM – 4PM / By Appointment
Counseling / Brooklyn […]