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Golden plans ‘Holiday Senior Festivals’ to cheer up elderly residents

Bay Ridge
State Sen. Marty Golden is helping senior citizens in his southern Brooklyn district welcome the holidays by hosting a series of festivals this week. … Full Article

Weeksville Opens New Education/Arts Building Building

Crown Heights
The leadership and staff of Weeksville Heritage Center (WHC) in Crown Heights on Wednesday joined Borough President Marty Markowitz and other officials and community leaders to cut a ceremonial ribbon marking the completion of Weeksville’s new  … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus presents 2013 winter concert

Park Slope
The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, will present its Winter Concert 2013 on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Augustine’s Church, 116 6th Avenue, in Park Slope. … Full Article

Holiday mixer spreads the gift of literacy with book drive

With the holiday season in full swing and a new year upon us, New York’s Young & Powerful Group will introduce their newest initiative, the Pipeline Mentoring Project, at a Holiday Mixer and Book Drive. … Full Article

Marty bids Brooklyn Borough Hall a fond adieu at his final tree lighting

Downtown
In below-freezing temperatures Tuesday night, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz presided over his last Borough Hall Christmas tree lighting in a ceremony filled with steel pan music, kids and warm memories. The lighting was dedicated to Nelson Mandela. … Full Article

BAM and IFC announce lineup for holiday installment of comedy series on Dec. 19

BAM and IFC announce the lineup for a special holiday installment of Get It Out There: Comedy by BAM & IFC. Beginning at 9pm (bar opens at 8pm) on Thursday, Dec … Full Article

‘Eat, Drink & Be Literary’ returns to BAM for 10th season

New York’s most “intoxicating” literary scene—Eat, Drink & Be Literary, presented by BAM and the National Book Awards—will soon celebrate its 10th season with eight renowned authors, including Pulitzer,  Booker and National Book Award winners. … Full Article

Garden club makes holidays greener with custom made Christmas baskets

Bay Ridge
The holiday season is going to look greener in the many households in southern Brooklyn, thanks to the Garden Club of Bay Ridge, which held a Christmas basket-making workshop on Monday, giving members a chance to use their green thumbs to show off their creative sides. … Full Article

Golden hosts Christmas tree lighting events

Dyker Heights
Two public spaces in Gravesend and Dyker Heights will have beautifully decorated Christmas trees – complete with hundreds of twinkling lights – after this week when ceremonies will take place to celebrate the holiday season. … Full Article

A weekend of craft fairs brings out holiday shoppers in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn was full of holiday craft fairs and carnivals this past weekend, and locals took advantage of them not only to shop, but to meet up with friends, let the kids work off steam and help fundraise for good causes. … Full Article

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