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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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Free Cone Day at Haagen-Dazs

If you don’t mind waiting in a line that will stretch down Montague Street and snake onto Henry, today’s the day you get one free kiddie size ice cream in either a cup, sugar cone, or cake cone at our Haagen-Dazs shop. As the Brooklyn Paper points out, Free Cone Day is also something of […]

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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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Grace Church Spring Gala Saturday

This coming Saturday evening, April 23, starting at 6:30 p.m., Grace Church will present its annual Gala and Silent Auction. The Gala, for which “festive attire” is appropriate, will feature food and drink and an opportunity to bid on items in the silent auction which, in previous years, have included fine clothing; jewelry; artwork; china […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Hosts DUMBO Family Festival Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its DUMBO Family Festival at the John Street and Main Street areas of the Park. It’s a free event, at which you may [s]cale the DUMBO Boulders [photo], explore the wonders of nature at our Environmental Education Center, get […]

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NYFEST 2016 Soccer Tournament at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

All day this Saturday, April 16, NYFEST 2016, a charity soccer tournament, will take place on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. The action starts at 8:00 a.m. when the first round of the Industry tournaments kicks off; these continue until 6:00 p.m. A Youth Soccer Showcase goes from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Starting at […]

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Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook Sunday Evening, April 17

This coming Sunday, April 17, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. there will be a Paella Bake-Off in Red Hook, and you are invited to be one of the judges. The contestants are Kevin’s Restaurant, 277 Van Brunt Street, and the galley of the preserved coastal tanker Mary A. Whalen, docked at the south side of […]

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8th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s This Weekend

Grab your partner! Do Si Do! Down Home Radio and The Jalopy Theater present the 8th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival at St. Ann’s Church starting today, Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April 10th.  Per the event’s website, “The 3-day festival includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance and swing dance, jam […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt This Saturday, March 26

The annual Spring Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee and the Brooklyn Heights Association will be this Saturday, March 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. (arrive early; there’s always a long line), at the Pierrepont Playground (entrance near Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights). From the BHA website: Without any eggs-aggeration, a good time […]

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