Watch The NYPD Play Hatzolah Flatbush Tomorrow At MCU Park

Big crowd at MCU Park in Brooklyn on Opening Night for the baseball game between the Staten Island Yankees and Brooklyn Cyclones, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (Gordon Donovan)

CONEY ISLAND – MCU Park is hosting a free community baseball game. The teams? Hatzolah Flatbush and the NYPD.

The game isn’t an annual one, though it does take place every few years or so, neighbors told us. The game, taking place at MCU Park (1904 Surf Avenue) tomorrow Wednesday, July 17, will be sponsored by Maimonides Medical Center, Meridian Capital Group, Assist Ambulance, Command Copy, and RCA Ambulance Service.

Hatzolah is the largest volunteer ambulance service in the United States comprised of volunteers mostly serving the Orthodox Jewish community. Flatbush Hatzolah operates in Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, Marine Park, Madison, Sheepshead Bay, and Brighton Beach.

A local singer, Shmuly Hecht, will sing the national anthem. The opening pitch will start off the free event at 6:30 p.m. At 7:45 p.m., there will be a performance featuring the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team, after which the game will continue.

Tickets are free and can be picked up at the following locations: Brooklyn Bagel, Bon Appetit, Eichlers, Judaica Place, Jerusalem Glatt, Hatzolah building, Mostly Music, The Tree House, Gift World, Safra Judaica, Judaica Plus- Five Towns, Judaica World.

“There’s nothing like baseball to bring people together! I’m excited about the NYPD-Hatzolah game on Wednesday night,” Council Member Chaim Deutsch told Bklyner. “It’s an opportunity for Southern Brooklynites to get together and enjoy a beautiful summer night – and all while supporting our dedicated first responders.”

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Zainab Iqbal

Zainab is a staff reporter at Bklyner who sometimes writes poetry in her free time || zainab@bklyner.com

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