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Dance and Donate a Coat at Cadman Park! Park(a) Party on Sun, 12/19, 1:00 pm

From the Cadman Park Conservancy: Come join the fun at NYC’s first Park(a) Party, the outdoor, winter dance party created by DJ Herbert Holler (Freedom Party®, My HouseTM) who will be spinning all your favorite classic dance-party anthems from yesterday through today! Party with a purpose by donating your new or gently used coats. Sunday, December […]

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Plant Tulips in Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

Want to get your hands dirty while helping to beautify the neighborhood? This Sunday, November 7, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, you can help plant tulips in Cadman Plaza Park, and also help with park clean-up. Meet at the Circle Garden near the Clark Street entrance to the park. Tools will be provided, though […]

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Coming at Center for Brooklyn History

Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, June 29 from 6:30 to 7:30 the Center for Brooklyn History will present a virtual event, Representing Brooklyn: The Life and work of Major Owens, that tells of the life and accomplishments of a Black man from Brooklyn who started his career as a librarian and later became a State Senator and, […]

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Juneteenth Celebration at Cadman Plaza Park Saturday

On June 19th 1865 Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to announce the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in Texas, which was the last of the former Confederate states to receive this news. “Juneteenth” has since become an occasion to celebrate the abolition of slavery throughout the former slave states. On Saturday, June 19th there […]

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“Juneteenth Grove” Installed at Cadman Plaza Park as NYC Parks Declares Solidarity with Black Communities

Today, NYC Parks installed “Juneteenth Grove” at Cadman Plaza Park “in celebration of Juneteenth and to celebrate the homegoing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others.” The creation of Juneteenth Grove is also part of a plan to rename NYC parks in each borough in honor of Black Americans, which names will be […]

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Dog Poop Vigilante Redux 2020

[Warning: Do not read this while eating, or if you generally have a weak stomach.] Long time readers may recall the dog poop vigilante of 2011 who took matters into her own hands and taped signs around two lumps of dog feces left on Hicks St. reading, “Pick up your sh*t or don’t have a dog” and “What […]

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“No Hate – No Fear” March and Demonstration Draws 20,000

Sunday’s “No Hate – No Fear” march in solidarity against anti-Semitism ended in Cadman Plaza Park, where your correspondent took the photo. The Eagle’s Ned Berke quotes the Daily News as estimating the crowd at 20,000. By the time my photo was taken, that number had probably decreased, but it was still an impressive gathering. […]

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March in Solidarity Against Anti-Semitism Sunday

If, like me, you’ve been horrified by the recent rash of anti-Semitic violence in Brooklyn, Rockland County, the U.S., and the world, you may wish to join the march to be held this Sunday, January 5 sponsored by the UJA Federation – New York, to which “New Yorkers of every background” are invited. The march […]

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Show Your Love for Cadman Plaza Park Sunday

This Sunday, October 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can join the celebration of “I Love Cadman Plaza Park Day.” You’re invited to meet at the circular garden at the south end of the Astroturf field and from there to plant daffodil bulbs as part of the New Yorkers 4 Parks Daffodil Day, […]

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