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Lena Dunham’s Love Letter to Sammy of Pet’s Emporium

It’s been a while since we’ve posted a “People in Your Neighborhood” story. So this  adorable missive, written by our celebrity neighbor Lena Dunham is worth a re-post. Sammy at Pet’s Emporium on Montague Street appeared in the October 24th edition of New York Magazine’s The Cut. Enjoy!  

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Harvest Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

This Saturday, October 28 Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its eighth annual Harvest Festival on Pier 6, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Activities will include a parade, a haunted marsh, a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, face painting, music, and games. It’s all free. There’s more information here.

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Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade 10/28 — Volunteers Still Needed!

The Annual Pierrepont Playground Halloween Parade is this Saturday, the 28th! Start time is around 10am, with the usual bake sale, craft table, and (family-friendly) mayhem! They are still looking for volunteers, so sign up here if you’re interested. If you would like to provide baked treats, just remember — fake eyeballs are okay, but […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Craft Workshop For Kids This Sunday

This Sunday, October 15, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a Fall Finger Puppets craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of hand-sewn finger puppets (see illustrations here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 […]

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Atlantic Antic This Sunday

The theme of this year’s 43rd Atlantic Antic is “The Pulse of Brooklyn.” It will be held this Sunday, September 24 from noon to 6:00 p.m., rain or shine, on Atlantic Avenue between Hicks Street and 4th Avenue. There will be live and DJ’d music, food, vendors, activities for kids, and special deals from merchants […]

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Montague Street “Sunday Social” on the 17th

The Montague Street Business Improvement District is presenting a “Make it Montague Sunday Social” this coming Sunday, September 17 from noon to 4:00 PM. It will feature music, dancing, and a kids’ zone. Montague Street between Hicks and Henry, between Henry and Clinton, and between Clinton and Court will be closed to traffic during the […]

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City of Water Day on Governors Island Saturday

The annual City of Water Day festival, presented by the Waterfront Alliance, will be this Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Governors Island, easily reached by ferry from Pier 6, Brookyn Bridge Park, near the foot of Atantic Avenue, or from Pier 1, near the foot of Old Fulton Street. There […]

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World Science Festival Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday Evening

The World Science Festival will return to Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, this Saturday evening, June 3 from 7:00 to 11:00. There will be telescopes for viewing celestial objects (the weather forecast is for clear skies), Bill Nye the Science Guy will be there for Q&A and book signing, and you can meet astronauts Yvonne […]

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Willowtown Fair This Saturday, May 20

This year’s Willowtown Fair will be this coming Saturday, May 20, from noon until 5:00 PM, on Willow Place (between Joralemon and State streets). It will feature food from Iris Cafe, live music by the Willowtown Bluegrass Band, face painters and a bouncy castle for the kids, a raffle, baked goods, plants, and boutique items […]

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Squibb Park Pool?

Saturday’s steady rain turned a large portion of Squibb Park’s surface into an impromptu wading pool, enjoyed by many on Sunday. Photo: Claude Scales

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