Sesame Flyers International Mission Statement

We understand 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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  • Bildersee Beacon

    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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  • Winthrop Beacon

    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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  • Compass Program

    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's Message

I am so proud to see Sesame arrive at our 39th year of service. Witnessing the fulfillment of a vision created in 1983 fills all of our hearts with joy. We embrace the way forward to our grand 40th anniversary next year and we walk proudly into our destiny. Sesame Flyers will continue to provide employment opportunities to thousands in the community, award scholarships to college-bound students, and continue to uplift the Caribbean Community.

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The Commissioner Of The NYC Department Of Cultural Affairs, Laurie A. Cumbo

Laurie Cumbo was appointed as the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs for the City of New York by Mayor Eric Adams in March 2022. Prior to her time in the City Council, Cumbo founded MoCADA in Brooklyn and previously worked at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the High Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. At MoCADA, Cumbo was instrumental in expanding the museum to a newly renovated space at the James E. Davis 80 Arts Building in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and pushed to build a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art museum into its new home in the BAM South Building in partnership with BAM, The Brooklyn Public Library, and 651 Arts. Cumbo is a lifelong Brooklynite. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History from Spelman College and a Master of Arts degree in Visual Arts Administration from New York University.

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Celebrating 39 Years Of Serving The Community

Sesame Flyers International Inc. is celebrating our 39th year of supporting children, servicing the community, and celebrating the surrounding diaspora. Established by the late Joseph Charles amongst other founding members, Sesame Flyers International has been a staple in the Caribbean Community for nearly 4 decades, providing free services and cultural programs that have impacted well over 39,000 residents in Brooklyn. Led by Chairman Mr. Raymond Luke, and Executive Director Mr. Curtis Nelson, Sesame Flyers has accomplished much within its three-decade lifespan including providing employment opportunities to thousands in the community, supplying thousands of scholarship dollars to over 40 college-bound students, and accumulating accolades including the West Indian American Day Carnival Association’s most successful Carnival Band with thirteen first place titles in the West Indian American Labor Day Parade.

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Honoring Our Differences

The world is comprised of numerous similarities and differences. It’s easy to judge someone or a group because of a different race, religion, political belief, or sexual preference. We all have the right to be heard, seen, and respected regardless of those differences! We’re all going through the cycle of life and may be dealing with various challenges, triumphs, joy, pain, etc. It’s easier to get through it all together. Regardless of our differences, we all bleed the same color blood and shed the same color tears. Let’s take the moment to appreciate the differences that connect all as members of the human race. Hope you had a Happy Pride! Vote in the Primaries! Celebrate your faith! Honor and respect all races! Special acknowledgments to the clients and participants of Sesame Flyers. Thank you for trusting us to provide services to your child(ren) and family. We appreciate and value your various differences which continue to contribute to the uniqueness of our programs. Have a great summer!

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2022

BILDERSEE PROGRAMS

Make Bildersee your artistic home next season with our free after-school programs.

2022

WINTHROP PROGRAMS

Find classes that actually appeal to your child. They can master anything when it's fun

2022

COMPASS PROGRAMS

Make Bildersee your artistic home next season with our free after-school programs.

2022

MINDSET CORNER PROGRAM

The Beacon Programs will be hosting an Open House to the community on Thursday April 22.

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.

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Posted 2018

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

Posted 2019

Sesame Flyers International Incorporated Black History Month celebration with Calypsoca On De Avenue.

Posted 2020

Sesame Flyers International Incorporated celebrated BLACK HISTORY MONTH by putting on a showcase at the Cultural Center located on 3510 Church Avenue.

Posted 2019

On Friday, January 18th Indian Girl from (Sesame Flyers International – Winthrop Beacon represented India as part of DYCD’s 2019 Performance Festival.

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

Beacon Programs & SONYC
Winthrop Beacon: 718-221-8880 ext 1100
Bildersee Beacon: 718-241-3847
Compass Program: 347-579-8575

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

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Colder Weather warmer Hearts Clothing Drive at the @SesameFlyers Light House. Donate your lightly used clothing

With support from the Herbert B. West Fund, @NYCService is helping out-of-school, out-of-work young adults get a foothold in city government.
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