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D13 Education Round Up: Farina Town Hall, Rezoning Implementation, Walentas Family Foundation Grants

There are two unique opportunities to engage directly with the DOE this week on issues specific to District 13. TUESDAY, MAY 3rd: The District 13 CEC hosts a Town Hall meeting with Chancellor Carmen Farina.  The gathering provides a unique, albeit brief opportunity to ask the Chancellor about the issues that matter most to you […]

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Hosts DUMBO Family Festival Saturday

This coming Saturday, April 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brooklyn Bridge Park will present its DUMBO Family Festival at the John Street and Main Street areas of the Park. It’s a free event, at which you may [s]cale the DUMBO Boulders [photo], explore the wonders of nature at our Environmental Education Center, get […]

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Annual Pierrepont Playground Egg Hunt This Saturday, March 26

The annual Spring Egg Hunt, co-sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Playground Committee and the Brooklyn Heights Association will be this Saturday, March 26 starting at 10:00 a.m. (arrive early; there’s always a long line), at the Pierrepont Playground (entrance near Pierrepont Street and Columbia Heights). From the BHA website: Without any eggs-aggeration, a good time […]

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Is the School Rezoning A Success? Early Signs Say Yes

Families were sent their Kindergarten admissions offers letters on Tuesday.  As reported by Politico, the re-zoning of P.S. 8 an P.S 307 shows early signs of success.  Unlike last year, there is no wait list for P.S. 8 and 148 students were offered a seat at the school.  Historically there is about 20% attrition among […]

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P.S. 8 First Annual Camp Expo This Saturday

Choices, choices, choices.  Contemplating where to send your kiddos to camp this summer?  Do some one-stop shopping at the first annual P.S. 8 Camp Expo this Saturday March 5th, 2:00 – 5:00 pm located at 37 Hicks Street in the gymnasium. Browse nearly 30 local and sleep away camps as they present the fun they […]

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CEC13 Issues Post Re-Zoning Statement, Kindergarten Admission Update

As a follow up to the January 5th 6 to 3 “yes” vote to re-zone P.S. 8 and P.S. 307, the CEC13 has issued a statement thanking “parents, community members, local organizations and elected representatives” along with school administrations and staff for their dedication and engagement over the many months of meetings, dialogue and debate. […]

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District 13 CEC Votes 6 to 3 in Favor of P.S.8/P.S. 307 Re-Zoning

After months of meetings, public discourse and national news coverage, the District 13 CEC has voted in favor of the re-zoning in a 6 to 3 split.   The Fort Greene-Clinton Hill Patch live blogged the proceedings. The CEC first held a Working Session where they attended to other district business including the Superintendent’s Report.  The […]

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Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Bargemusic starts the weekend early with a concert this evening (Thursday, December 17) at 8:00 featuring pianist Assaff Weisman playing works by Schumann, Liszt, and Schubert. On Friday evening, December 18, at 8:00 there’s a concert with Latin flavor; works by De Falla, Piazzolla, Fernando Otero, Villa-Lobos, Granados, and Gnattali will be performed by Jason […]

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First Presbyterian Presents “Breakfast With Santa” Saturday

This Saturday, December 19, First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry Street (between Clark and Pierrepont), presents “Breakfast With Santa”, a “family friendly, stress-free visit with Santa.” There will be pancakes, Christmas music, crafts for the kids, and photos with Santa. There are two seatings, 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person or $40 […]

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CEC Sets Date for Re-Zone Vote, Debates Pros & Cons of Proposal

The District 13 CEC held a Working Session meeting this past Tuesday night.  Several items were on the agenda but the merits of the P.S. 8 and P.S. 307 re-zoning proposal was by far the longest and most multi-faceted debate of the evening. First, members approved a special session for the re-zoning vote.  The vote […]

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