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Brooklyn Historical Society Announces Free Saturday Family Programs

The Brooklyn Historical Society will present a new series of free family programs each Saturday, starting at 11:00 a.m. The first of these will be tomorrow (January 17), and will be a “Handmade History” event in which “families will pick their favorite portrait in the We the People exhibit and return to the art studio [...]

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P.S. 8 and all NYC Public Kindergarten Registration is Now Open Through February 13

The NYC Department of Education Kindergarten application period for children born in 2010 is now open.  “If your child was born in 2010 and you live in NYC, it’s time to apply to kindergarten.  All students born in 2010 are eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2015. All families, including those of students with disabilities [...]

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PS 8 Kindergarten Application Process to be Addressed at January 20th Info Session

PS8 PTA Co-Presidents Kim Glickman and Ansley Samson have not sat idle since the November 20th town hall meeting that outlined the serious issues of overcrowding at PS8. The over-arching message of their latest missive, sent yesterday is that it is not too late for your voice to be heard. If you have not signed [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

This Saturday evening, December 20, at 8:00, and Sunday afternoon at 4:00, Bargemusic will present works by Bach (image), Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Mozart performed by Mark Peskanov on violin, Andrew Gonzalez on viola, Coleman Itzkoff on cello, and Michael Kimmelman on piano. Looking ahead to Wednesday evening, December 24, starting at 7:30 Bargemusic will [...]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Having gone through Black Friday and Cyber Monday and all the seasonal commercial hype that now doesn’t even have the decency to wait until after Thanksgiving to start, you may want to settle back and enjoy a classic tale that gets to the heart of the matter, no matter what holiday, if any, you’re celebrating. [...]

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Farewell, Atlantic Avenue’s Moxie Spot

Pour one out for the Moxie Spot (81 Atlantic Avenue). Nat Rubin, the owner of the 6 1/2 year old “fun spot” for kids has posted a notice on the venue’s door announcing that it will close on December 14th.

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BHB Guest Post: P.S. 8 PTA on Overcrowding at the School

The editors of the Brooklyn Heights Blog asked us, co-presidents of the PTA of PS8, to author a guest post on our upcoming public meeting about overcrowding at PS8. We’re happy to have the opportunity to explain a bit more about why we’re organizing the meeting and what people can expect. First, the details: Plymouth [...]

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San Francisco’s ALT School Coming to Brooklyn Heights

The San Francisco based ALT School, founded by Max Ventilla an entrepreneur and former Googler, will be opening at 82 Montague Street next Fall. The school is accepting applications for PreK- 8th grade now and will be hosting information sessions on Wednesday December 3rd. The Brooklyn Heights ALT School will have 3-4 classrooms consisting of [...]

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Overcrowding is an Issue at P.S. 8 and There Will be a Town Hall Meeting on November 20 to Discuss

Via Facebook we’ve received word about a Town Hall meeting on overcrowding at P.S. 8. Details here:

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The Heights Players continue their season with Rodgers and Hart’s The Boys From Syracuse, which will be showing Friday and Saturday evenings, November 7 and 8, starting at 8:00, and Sunday, November 9 starting at 2:00. The play’s run will continue on the same schedule through the following two weekends. More information here. Silhouette artist [...]

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As Carmen Fariña Announces Her Plan for NYC Schools, Capital New York Recounts How She Helped P.S. 8 Improve

Capital New York talks NYC public schools today as chancellor Carmen Fariña announces her plan for the system today. The piece also cites P.S. 8 as a prime example of Fariña’s mojo:

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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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Special Offer for BHB Readers: Free Code for The Four Seasons: A Vivaldi Storybook App

Here’s an offer from one of Homer’s pals for Brooklyn Heights parents. Note that pre-schooler Fink loves this app! Read more after the jump.

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