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

Happy New Year everyone! Here at Sesame, we have much to be grateful for as we celebrate the talents of our youth, the gift of community, and the hard work of our employees. As 2022 came to a close, I am grateful to see Sesame Flyers arrive at our 40th anniversary of service. We have truly come a long way - together, and we intend on celebrating in a big way in the coming months. I must express how much of a blessing each and every person who has made a financial contribution to Sesame has been. Your support has not only made a difference in our capacity to serve this community but also has impacted thousands of children, families, and our Caribbean culture at large. So, as we begin a new year, I look forward to seeing you all safely and remaining in good health, with much anticipation for the celebration of our 40th!

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Thank you Congresswoman Yvette Clarke!

Sesame Flyers would like to extend our gratitude towards Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke who championed funding for 15 projects that will directly benefit Brooklyn residents in New York’s 9th Congressional District. Sesame was awarded $750K to renovate our main office building on Church Avenue.

“Time and time again, the good people of Brooklyn have proven that, when they are provided the tools for success and the resources to reach it, they always will. I am proud to announce that fifteen community projects dear to me and invaluable to our community will receive significant funding for their continued growth and development with the passage of our FY23 appropriations bill. Brooklyn is a special family, and it is on an inexorable trajectory towards something bigger. I consider it the blessing and privilege of my career to fight to get it there,” said Congresswoman Clarke.

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Youth Talent On Display At The Club House

On Saturday November 26th Gen Z’s Voices and Fist Full of Talent hosted a youth talent show. With youth across the boroughs of New York arriving to showcase their talents of singing, poetry spoken word, art, guitar-playing, the event truly illustrated the gifted abilities our adolescents carry. Samiah McWilliams who is 17 and Editor-IN-Chief of Gen Z’s Voices and coordinator of the event summarized it best: “Taking part in the fistful of talent was everything I could have dreamed of and more. Seeing people my age that met each other the same day, collaborate, and come together was mesmerizing. Experiencing firsthand how the minds of Gen Z work together and flow was simply magical. I have been left with enriching memories and excitement for our future events to come!

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The Tree Of Love

There is something of the spirit of giving that is very powerful here, particularly at this time of year. Families who are in crisis, at a dark moment in their lives, at literally the darkest point of the year, touched by the kindness of strangers: a bit of light searching for them in the darkness, reassuring them that they as a family will move through the crisis into brighter, lighter days.

Initiated by the SFI Winthrop Beacon Parent Council nearly fifteen years ago, the Tree of Love begins with a Charlie Brown looking holiday tree. The tree is decorated with festive ornaments or “leaves”. Each leaf of the Tree of Love has a label on it that indicates a family composition with age and gender only.

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



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



The Future is in your hands. Lamad provides quality literacy based after school programs.



Join the celebration by making a donation of $40 for 40 years by texting $40for40 to 44321

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.


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.


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
Compass Program: 347-579-8575

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


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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