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Brooklyn bigwigs to show their moves in ‘Stars of New York Dance’ competition

Brooklyn Boro
Carlo Scissura, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, says he’s going to “channel my inner John Travolta” as he goes mano-a-mano against other Brooklyn movers and shakers at the 2013 “Stars of New York Dance” competition, a high-stakes dance-off similar to “Dancing with the Stars … Full Article

Carroll Gardens resident to celebrate her 80th birthday with parachute jump

Carroll Gardens
Earlier this year, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle featured an article about Carroll Gardens grandmother Carolyn Meiselbach, who parachuted from a plane 13,500 feet off the ground in upstate Gardiner, N.Y. … Full Article

Join a celebrity chef to fight hunger this Saturday

Join celebrity chef Max Hardy, personal chef to Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire, and his foundation, One Chef Can 86 Hunger this Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Madison Square Boys & Girls Club, at 240 Nassau Street. It’s a community celebration from 11-3.
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Upcoming film series commemorates the 1st anniversary of superstorm Sandy

Brooklyn Boro
Scene: Brooklyn returns October 25-29, showcasing locally made films and media art—from documentaries to dramas to more abstract creative statements—inspired by or relating to Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. … Full Article

Giulio Gari Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

New York City
The Giulio Gari Foundation, named for the famed Metropolitan tenor, has a mission to encourage young classical singers of the highest quality with grants and performance opportunities. … Full Article

Grande Dame of historical buildings now more seductive to public visits

Brooklyn Heights
History lives at 128 Pierrepont St. – and now a new gift shop, classroom and galleries will make it more consumer-friendly. … Full Article

Coming next week: Questlove’s Electronium: The Future Was Then at BAM

Following the success of Shuffle Culture (2012 Spring Season), BAM welcomes back Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson on Oct. 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. … Full Article

BAM & IFC announce lineup for Oct. 24 comedy event

BAM and IFC announce the lineup for the Oct. 24 installment of Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC. … Full Article

Borough President joins Italian consul general, Caruso grandson at Enrico Caruso Museum

Sheepshead Bay
To hear the Honorable Consul General of Italy Natalia Quintavalle cordially calling Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz “Marty” was music to our ears. … Full Article

Senior Idol winner wows crowd with ‘You Belong to Me’

Bay Ridge
Sherry Kayser invited the audience at the Seventh Annual Senior Idol talent competition to “see the pyramids along the Nile,” and they willingly went along! … Full Article

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