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Along with peeping birds, blooming crocuses and longer days, Brooklyn’s symbol of the end of winter has arrived: Coney Island is officially opening this Sunday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the  … Full Article

Shrek The Musical coming to Bay Ridge

The talents of young performers in Bay Ridge will be on full display in a special production of “Shrek The Musical” presented by the Narrows Community Theater starting Labor Day weekend. … Full Article

Italian Federation celebrates end of summer program

The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO), which sponsors a summer program for children, closed out the season with a celebration that included performances by all the students who attended the program. … Full Article

VIDEO: Marriott tells De Blasio to embrace the Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has take over the social media universe, captivated audiences around the world and has raised tens of millions of dollars for ALS research. … Full Article

A Garden Sweet, A Garden Small at the Old Stone House in Park Slope

Everything's Coming Up Roses … or zinnias and Pruden's Purple tomatoes, actually. … Full Article

BAM presents Werner Herzog in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Legendary filmmaker, screenwriter, actor, author and opera director Werner Herzog will take the stage at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. … Full Article

Heights Veterinary Hospital to host literary event for humans and dogs

In honor of National Dog Day, the newly opened Brooklyn Heights Veterinary Hospital is hosting an unusual literary event — a reading by Brooklyn-based memoirist Liz Weber, author of “Memory Card Full” — for both dogs and humans. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Flatlands house boasts gorgeous gardens

Summer may be slowly coming to an end, but the flora in Brooklyn is still very much in full bloom. In fact, our real estate editor and resident "flora explora" Lore Croghan recently happened upon a beautiful garden on Schenectady Street in Flatlands. Check out some of the photos she took: … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Summer Stroll ends on a high note

The fourth and final Summer Stroll on Third for 2014 drew tens of thousands of visitors to Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue on Friday night. … Full Article

Coney Island hosts annual sand sculpting contest

Castles and other sandy sculptures rose into the Coney Island air Aug. 16, vying for best creations under the Brooklyn boardwalk. … Full Article

BAMcinématek to present ‘Les Blank’: A documentary retrospective

From Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Sept. 10, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) BAMcinématek will present "Les Blank," a 17-film retrospective of the legendary documentarian and frequent Werner Herzog collaborator. … Full Article


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