Sesame Flyers International Mission Statement

Sesame Flyers International Incorporated understands that part of loving children means presenting them with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, skills, technology and equipment that will prepare them for the challenges yet to come. Sesame Flyers International's goal of youth empowerment is achieved and maintained through carefully structured programs designed to address the needs of our children.
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  • The Vault

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • The Lightroom

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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  • SONYC at 211

    The Beacon offers a comprehensive array of FREE youth and adult programs which provides educational, cultural and recreational activities for youths.

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Sesame Flyers International Latest News

Executive Director - Mr Curtis Nelson

We did it!!!!! It’s official. Sesame Flyers has recaptured the contracts with NYC Department of Youth and Community Development to operate the two anchor community centers in our portfolio of services, Winthrop Beacon Community Center in East Flatbush, and Bildersee Beacon Community Center in Canarsie. These two Sesame programs alone account for free community services...

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Sesame Flyers International Promotes Youth and Culture

There are two ideas for which Sesame Flyers has always advocated: Youth and Culture. This year we continue our tradition of bringing them together by providing costumes to 300 of our young people who participate in many of our year round programs including our Saturday Program, After School, and Summer Camp. In addition, costumes have been provided to a number of our loyal masqueraders who have played Mas with Sesame Flyers from the time before they could walk.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our mission is to help those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education and support services. Watch Sandra's story to hear how she was able to receive the help of a bilingual patient navigator to hold her hand through the difficult journey of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Sandra is just ONE of the many women we get to help every day in our commitment to walking alongside women through every step of their breast cancer journey.

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A Cultural Plan For All New Yorkers

CreateNYC is the first-ever comprehensive cultural plan for the City of New York. It is a roadmap to a more inclusive, equitable, and resilient cultural ecosystem. The objectives and strategies for supporting arts and culture establish roles for stakeholders at all levels—from residents to arts and cultural organizations to private funders and City agencies.

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Oct 2017

Know Youth Rights Forum

Come and learn about immigration fraud and immigrants' rights at Bildersee Beacon


Save The Date - Youth Summit

Stay tuned as Sesame Flyers International prepares it 2nd Annual Youth Summit at the Beacon Programs

Oct 2017

Beacon Registration Continues

Sign up for FREE AFTER SCHOOL and ADULT Programs at Winthrop or Bildersee Beacon

May 2018

Save The Date - Annual Spring Gala

Be part of Sesame Flyers International, Inc 9th Annual Scholarship and Awards Gala in May 2018

Love A Kid Today and Every Day

IN THE PAST YEAR, KINDNESS SUPPORTED PROGRAMS THAT SERVED OVER 700,000 CHILDREN IN 23 COUNTRIES. Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.

Video Gallery

Posted July 3, 2017

Established In 88 was honored to attend Sesame Flyers 2015 Spring Gala. The night highlighed those making achievements in the Brooklyn Community.

Posted July 3, 2017

Spiritual Dance Performance by the Sesame Flyers International SONYC Program during their Christmas Program at I.S 211. What a wonderful Christmas Program!!!

Posted July 3, 2017

Sesame Flyers International SONYC 211 Dance Program during the Christmas Program performing "ROCKING BIRD" for all the parents, staff and participants

Posted July 3, 2017

Love Theme Steel Pan performance with Ms. Beema and Mr. Tony during the Sesame Flyers International, Inc SONYC 211 Christmas Showcase


Main Office & Cultural Center
Address: 3510 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 718-693-0500
Email Address:

Beacon Programs & SONYC
Winthrop Beacon: 718-221-8880 ext 1100
Bildersee Beacon: 718-241-3847
SONYC at 211

Center For Family Support
Phone: 718-221-8881 ext 2100


Celebrate Dance Africa this weekend with our friends at BAM Brooklyn

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