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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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Two Events at Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

On Wednesday evening, September 30, starting at 6:30 the Brooklyn Historical Society will present New York Times antiques columnist Eve Kahn moderating a discussion among a panel of distinguished scholars and writers on the topic “Lost, Found, and Stewarded: Collecting Stories of African American Civil War Soldiers.” Admission is $5; free for BHS and Green-Wood […]

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Ken Burns at Brooklyn Historical Society March 10

Ken Burns, the Oscar nominated producer and director (Baseball; The Civil War; The Roosevelts: An Intimate History), who is now working on a documentary about Brooklyn Dodger great Jackie Robinson, will be at the Brooklyn Historical Society on Tuesday evening, March 10, where he will discuss is work with New York Times arts writer Randy […]

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Plymouth’s Underground Thrift Store “Stuff a Sack” Sale This Sunday and Next

Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Store (despite its name, located upstairs at the Church; enter at 65 Hicks Street, between Orange and Cranberry) will have its winter clearance “stuff a sack” sale this Sunday, February 15, and the following Sunday. February 22. It’s $25 per sack stuffed with clothing. The store is open from 12:30 p.m. […]

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Plymouth Church’s Yankee Fair Saturday, November 8

Plymouth Church’s annual Yankee Fair will be this coming Saturday, November 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be lots of activities for kids, available for the purchase of a $20 wristband per child (if there are three or more children in your family the flat rate is $50), including bounce houses, a […]

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Shoppers’ Alert: Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Re-Opens Tomorrow; Underground Thrift Store Sunday

The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange (photo above), 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) re-opens from its annual summer closure tomorrow (Saturday, September 6) and will be celebrating its 160th anniversary this year. Store hours are 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, closed Monday, and 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. On […]

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Stuff-a-Sack Winter Clearance Sale on Sunday

The Underground Thrift Store at Plymouth Church (65 Hicks St) is having its semi-annual Stuff-a-Sack winter clearance sale this Sunday from 12:30-4 p.m. $25 gets you a bag to stuff with as much winter inventory as you can fit. And 25% of the profits fund organizations that fight human trafficking—last year the store donated $4,000 […]

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Toys for Tots Drive a Success For Custom House And St. Charles Borromeo Church

Representatives of Custom House, which hosted the event, the Salvation Army, and St. Charles Borromeo Church hold toys donated to Toys for Tots yesterday. A burgeoning pile of toys is behind them; as the afternoon progressed more and more were brought in. Your correspondent enjoyed holiday cheer with Homer and Mrs. Fink and their delightful […]

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Brooklyn Holiday Events Galore This Weekend and Next

Besides the tree lighting and caroling on Wednesday, December 18, there are other local seasonal events coming up. If you know of anything not listed here, please add a comment. Today (Friday, December 6) until 3:00 p.m. Plymouth Church School is having its Holiday Bazaar, with lots of gifts for sale. Enter through the Beecher […]

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Danish Christmas Fair Coming November 23-24

This year’s Danish Christmas Fair, presented by the Danish Seamen’s Church, will be on Saturday, November 23 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, November 24 from noon until 3:00 p.m. At the Church, 102 Willow Street (just south of Clark) you can shop for gifts, decorations, candles, festive foodstuffs, Danish clogs, and […]

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