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Bike The Branches For Brooklyn Public Libraries

VIDEO: Biking for a Mission: Brooklyn Public Library’s 3rd Annual Bike The Branches

Brooklyn’s bookworms swapped their pages for pedals to bike through the borough in support of their favorite public libraries. … Full Article

Regina Opera to present free performance of ‘Carmen’

Regina Opera will present a free-admission performance of Bizet’s "Carmen" on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. The opera will be fully staged with piano accompaniment and English supertitles. … Full Article

Rolling Stone names Brooklyn-based band Vajra a 'must-see act'

Rolling Stone named alt-prog rockers Vajra a "Must See Act," along with crowd favorites Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer, Hoobastank, and others at the Loudwire Mus … Full Article

Bay Ridge ready to host Norwegian Day Parade

One of Bay Ridge’s longstanding traditions is once again on its way. The 63rd Annual 17th of May Parade, also known as the Norwegian Day Parade, will take place on Sunday, May 17, on Third Avenue, starting at 1:30 p.m. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Association’s Landmark House and Garden Tour this Saturday

The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) will hold its 31st Annual Landmark House and Garden Tour this Saturday, May 9, from 1 to 5 p.m. The tour will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law and historic district designation of Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

BAM among 18 cultural groups to receive grants from NYC foundation

Eighteen cultural institutions in New York City have received $200,000 each from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
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‘Minding Our Own’ documentary looks at family caregivers

The hard work done by caregivers who look after frail family members with love and dedication is the subject of a new eye-opening documentary by a young Brooklyn filmmaker. … Full Article

Successful Hope Program celebrates 30 years with gala featuring fare from top restaurants

As a part of its 30th anniversary year celebrations, The HOPE Program (HOPE), a Brooklyn-based career development organization for disadvantaged New Yorkers, will host its annual  … Full Article

PHOTOS: Flower Power takes over Bay Ridge

The skies are smiling in Brooklyn, and blossoms are bursting forth all over the borough. We hear the famous cherry blossoms in Brooklyn Botanic Garden are looking absolutely spectacular these days. … Full Article
On Set Of Alec Baldwin's New Film Back In The Day

VIDEO: On the set of 'Back In The Day,' starring Alec Baldwin

William DeMeo fondly recalls the days when growing up in Brooklyn meant playing stickball in the streets, sitting out on the stoop until late at night and entire neighborhoods coming together for block parties in the summer. … Full Article

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