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Fleet Week Begins Tomorrow, Continues Through Memorial Day Weekend

Fleet Week begins tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25, with a parade of ships that, starting at 11:30 a.m., will proceed from the Narrows up through New York Harbor, past the Statue of Liberty and Battery Park, up to the George Washington Bridge. The ships will then head back to their assigned docks: some at the Cruise […]

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Council Member Levin’s Town Hall Meeting Thursday Evening

City Council Member Stephen Levin will hold a Brooklyn Heights Town Hall this Thursday evening, May 26, from 7:00 to 9:00, in the Second Floor Community Room at 140 Cadman Plaza West. Update: Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez and State Assembly Member Jo Anne Simon will also be there. Among the topics to be discussed are: (1) […]

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Brooklyn Historical Society Events This Week

On Tuesday evening, May 24, at 6:30, multi-media journalist and author Amy Goodman, producer of Democracy Now!, and co-author David Goodman, will discuss the show, now in its twentieth year of shining “light on important issues that are overlooked by mainstream news coverage”, and their book by the same title. Admission is $5, or free […]

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Scenes and Music From Willowtown Fair

The weather forecast for Saturday afternoon was threatening, but the rain held off for the duration of this year’s Willowtown Fair. Artists were busy painting young faces and arms. Iris Cafe sold tacos and roasted corn on the cob, and kids frolicked on a bouncy castle. Video and more photos after the jump. Under overcast […]

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Senator Squadron 8th Annual Community Convention This Sunday

State Senator Daniel Squadron wants to know what issues are most important to you.  Join him in conversation at the Eighth Annual Community Convention this Sunday, May 15th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, PS124, The Yung Wing School, 40 Division Street (bet Bowery & Market), New York, NY.  RSVP online or by calling 212-298-5565.

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Willowtown Fair Next Saturday

The annual spring Willowtown Fair will take place on Saturday, May 14 on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets) from noon to 5:00 p.m. This year’s event will feature food for sale from Iris Cafe, home baked goods and plants for sale, a Willowtown Bluegrass Band, Fire Engine Co. 224, face painters, games, rides, […]

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Children’s Author At Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Saturday, May 7

Tomorrow–Saturday, May 7–from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m., local children’s author Tad Hills will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, to read from and sign his New York Times best selling books Duck and Goose, Rocket Learns to Read, and others. More information here.

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Municipal Art Society Presents Two “Jane’s Walk” Events At Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend.

Yesterday (May 4) was the hundredth anniverthis weekend; sary of the birth of Jane Jacobs (photo), and in her honor this weekend the Municipal Art Society of New York is presenting two “Jane’s Walks” at Brooklyn Bridge Park. These are both free, but require RSVP. On Saturday, May 7, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., you […]

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“Moms” March Over Brooklyn Bridge for Gun Sense Next Saturday

The New York chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense invites their neighbors to join them Mother’s Day weekend for the 4th Annual Brooklyn Bridge March.  Saturday, May 7th at 1:00 pm Moms, Dads, survivors and supporters will gather at Cadman Plaza Park to march over Brooklyn Bridge towards a rally at City Hall.  […]

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Five Borough Bike Tour, Road Closures This Sunday

Thanks to this correspondent’s penchant for late night surfing, The Blog has just learned of this Sunday’s TD 5 Boro Bike Tour.  Now in its 39th year, the ride consists of “32,000 cyclists of all skill levels [who] come from around the world to roll through every borough of New York City on streets totally […]

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