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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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Luke’s Lobster Roll Promotion to Benefit Sandy Victims Thursday

This in from Ben at Luke’s Lobster: I wanted to make sure you knew that Luke’s Lobster’s Brooklyn Bridge Park location will be selling $10 LOBSTER ROLLS this Thursday as part of a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief. We hope a lot of BK Heights folks come by to enjoy the discount and help the [...]

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EHS Volunteers Tidy Up Cadman Plaza Park For Earth Day

Those damn water-balloon dropping neighborhood college kids! No, wait… those lovely, responsible pillars of tomorrow’s society. Yeah, that’s it… Educational Housing Services (EHS) roused 40 area students to help tidy Brooklyn Heights’ Cadman Plaza Park last Sunday, April 21, Earth Day eve. Volunteers represented neighborhood institutes Baruch College, Berkeley College, John Jay College, Long Island [...]

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Brooklyn Public Library Hosts ‘Bike The Branches’ Fundraiser

The Brooklyn Public Library is hosting “Bike the Branches,” a day-long bike tour through BPL’s network of 60 neighborhood libraries, on Saturday, May 11 (rain date: May 18). Proceeds will support Brooklyn library services, including programming, technology and collections. Riders set their own route and pace, although BPL will offer suggested routes that focus on [...]

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Gala Benefit for Christ Church Cobble Hill at Plymouth This Saturday

There will be a gala benefit event at Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks Street, starting at 7:00 p.m. this coming Saturday evening, April 27, to raise funds for the restoration of the historic Christ Church in Cobble Hill, which was severely damaged by a lightning strike last August. The benefit will feature performances from Bizet’s Carmen. [...]

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Zion Church Presents “Kids For Kids” Concert Next Saturday

Next Saturday, April 27, starting at 3:00 p.m., the Sunday School of Zion German Evangelical Lutheran Church, 125 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont) is presenting “Kids For Kids,” a concert featuring vocal and instrumental performances by local kids to benefit local kids afflicted with pediatric cancers. The suggeated donation for admission is $10 for [...]

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‘Cotton Patch Gospel’ Comes To St. Ann & Holy Trinity April 21

Off-Broadway musical “The Cotton Patch Gospel”—with music by Harry Chapin—will be staged at St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. The one-man show, performed by Phillip Kaufmann, will raise money for programs to help fight hunger. Admission is $10 plus goodwill offerings at the door, with 100% of proceeds [...]

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Brooklyn Community Pride Center Hosts Founders Ball April 4

The Brooklyn Community Pride Center, located in Boerum Hill at 310 Atlantic Avenue, is hosting its Founders Ball on Thursday, April 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Dumbo Loft, 155 Water Street. The Ball is the organization’s major, annual fundraising event commemorating its 2008 launch and Fifth Anniversary. This year’s event includes a two-hour cocktail reception [...]

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15th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K Run: Saturday, April 6

The 15th Eileen C. Dugan Memorial 5K Fun Run will be held at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Saturday, April 6 beginning at 9 a.m. The 3.1-mile course spans Brooklyn Bridge Park, with start and finish lines at Pier 6 (Atlantic Avenue & Furman Street). Registration, through April 5, is available online at a cost [...]

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First Presbyterian Church & Key Food Partner To Replenish ‘Mission Brooklyn’ Food Pantry

The First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn has partnered with Key Food to help fulfill its “Mission Brooklyn” initiative. On Friday, March 1, from 7-8 p.m., locals may donate contributions and food items at the Key Food @ 102 Montague Street, to help restock FPC’s Food Pantry. After several months of increased need, the church’s pantry, [...]

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Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Hosts Semi-Annual Stuff-A-Sack Sale

The Plymouth Church’s Underground Thrift Shop is hosting its semi-annual Underground “Stuff-a-Sack” Winter Clearance Sale on two Sundays: February 24 and March 3. Store hours: 12:30-4 p.m. Shoppers can purchase as many $25 Underground Thrift Store Totes (a $5 value) as they like and then stuff them with its inventory of winter clothing for women, [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Synagogue Hosts Blood Drive

The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, 131 Remsen Street (between Clinton and Henry) is hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, February 19 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. According to the Synagogue: Why: Did you know… only 2% of Brooklyn residents donate blood compared with 5% nationwide. Over 400 pints of blood are needed EVERY DAY to meet [...]

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