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Elves on Montague

These two very cheerful elves greeted my wife and me on Montague near Henry as we headed for the Greenmarket this morning. They were there as part of the Selfies with Elves promotion, part of the Montague BID’s “Small Business Saturday”. They were handing out “Shop Small” shopping bags; the cardboard bins were for donations […]

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First Presbyterian Launches Hurricane Matthew Relief Effort

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn is accepting donations of clothing and toiletries through the end of October for the people of both Cuba and Haiti. Donations can be sent directly to the church at 124 Henry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, or dropped off during normal business hours. Here are more details […]

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What’s With the Cat Café on Atlantic Avenue?

There are two types of people in this world. People who love cats… and the rest of us. Count me among the rest of us, with the added bonus of an acute allergy to cats. So when I heard that a cat café was opening on Atlantic Avenue, I was befuddled. People want to go and […]

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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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