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Ragamuffin Parade luncheon raises funds for kiddie march

Preparations are being finalized for the 48th Annual Ragamuffin Parade, an event that features thousands of children wearing homemade costumes marching up Third Avenue in Bay Ridge to the cheers of tens of thousands of spectators lining the streets. … Full Article

Brooklyn Book Festival features Rushdie, Auster, other literary stars

The Brooklyn Book Festival kicked off on Sunday with more than 100 panel discussions, readings and other literary activities. … Full Article

WATCH IT LIVE: This Sunday's 'Montague Street Summer Space'

The Brooklyn Eagle begins its salute to the 75th Anniversary of the Heights Press with live video coverage of the 'Montague Street Summer Sp … Full Article

Theatre designer to discuss creation of Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience

In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article

New Place Players present Shakespeare, dinner at Casa Duse in Park Slope

On the evening of Sept. 11, the New Place Players presented William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” while 22 diners enjoyed a five-course dinner by Chef Max Henson. This event was held at the elegant intimate townhouse of Casa Duse located at 16 Prospect Park West. … Full Article

Review: Ken Burns’ and Geoffrey Ward’s ‘The Roosevelts’

It would be hard to name three people who had more of an impact on their time than this trio had on the 20th century: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. … Full Article

Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food. She began with some old family stories and some old Jewish jokes. "What does a Jewish woman make for dinner? Reservations." … Full Article

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand talks feminism with release of her newest album

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. "Everyone we asked was ... busy," Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce. … Full Article

BRIC Biennial brings together works of Brooklyn artists

A major exhibition that opened this month featuring the works of Brooklyn artists will demonstrate the significance of the borough as a vital center for art and innovation, according to the event’s organizers. … Full Article

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