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Neighbors in Need: Family Flees Ukraine, Settles in Brooklyn Heights After Toddler’s Cancer Treatment

Imagine聽your country is on the brink of war. Then you learn your two-year-old child has a large, cancerous brain tumor. This is exactly what the Negodiuk family from Kyiv, Ukraine has endured.聽 Just two days before Russian bombs began to drop, their son Mark had emergency surgery. Once home, the family of three was forced […]

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“The Worst Escalators in Brooklyn” at High Street Station to be Replaced

This news comes from a tweet sent by Council Member Lincoln Restler. No further details could be found yet. 馃殗The worst escalators in BK are finally getting replaced at High St A/C! No more seniors or parents with strollers struggling up the stairs of super deep station! In early August, escalators at Adams St will […]

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Free Concert: “Fandango at the Wall” Featuring Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, Sat., July 9, 7:00 pm at Brooklyn Bridge Park

From Brooklyn Bridge Park + AfroLatin Jazz Alliance: St. Ann鈥檚 Warehouse聽presents a free concert,聽Fandango at the Wall,聽this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at Pier 1.聽With the Statue of Liberty as its backdrop,聽30 musicians from the U.S., Mexico and beyond will reunite to celebrate a lush blend of jazz big-band and the 300-year old聽Son Jarocho聽sound of Mexico.聽Fandango […]

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Renowned Artist Fred Wilson’s Sculpture Installed at Columbus Park, Opening Reception on Tuesday, June 28 at 6:00 pm

This past week, a structure being installed smack center in Columbus Park stopped pedestrians in their tracks, curious about what was going up. Shown in the photo above, as a work still in process, is Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds by Fred Wilson, an acclaimed artist whose work has exhibited in museums around the world. […]

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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Weekend

From Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy: The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival鈥檚 Women鈥檚 Stage returns on June 25 and 26 at聽Pier 6 Liberty View Lawn! Join Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for the 8th聽Brooklyn Americana Music Festival聽on the weekend of聽聽Saturday, June 25聽and聽Sunday, June 26, for two days of free live music. The 8th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival (BKAMF) […]

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DUMBO Open Studios Saturday and Sunday, April 23 & 24

After two years in which DUMBO Open Studios was held only virtually, this year you can enjoy a visit, either in person or virtually, to the studios of artists in DUMBO. Studios will be open from noon until 6:00 PM Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 34. There is no admission charge. The event is […]

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Local Chanukah Celebrations

Chanukah, or Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on sundown Sunday, November 28. Two local ceremonies will note its beginning. On Wednesday, December 1 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Chabad of DUMBO will carve an ice menorah, with lighting at 5:30. There will also be “arts and […]

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Kid Friendly Weekend Roundup

In addition to this weekend’s Montague BID Sunday Social, several additional family-friendly events are happening in聽and around Brooklyn Heights. So get out there while the gettin’ is good! Thursday, September聽16th – Sunday, September 19th Brooklyn Americana Music Festival:聽When bands have names like The Wild Goats, Bobtown, and The Dang-It Bobbys you KNOW you’re in for […]

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Brooklyn Americana Music Festival Coming September 16-19

The Brooklyn Americana Music Festival will be back starting Thursday, September 16, with an opening night event at the Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook. Tickets are $25. Another event on Friday evening at the DUMBO Archway has tickets for $10. There are many free events, including two at Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park. Both start […]

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PSA: City-Run Vaccination Sites Now Accepting Walk-ins – No Appointments Necessary!

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this morning that the vaccination sites operated by the city will now accept walk-ins聽 of all ages 16 and over. You can find the list of vaccination sites here. Spread the word! Here in the 11201 zip code, we are at 71% of residents over 18 with at least 1 […]

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