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Norwegian Day Parade brings thousands to Bay Ridge

Velkommen! The Norwegian word for "welcome" was the greeting one heard most often at the 62nd Annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge this weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Tod Mann honored at ‘A Taste of Hope’

The Hope Program held its third annual fundraising and celebratory event, called “A Taste of Hope” Thursday evening, honoring board leader Tod Mann for his 22 years of dedicated work with the group. Also honored was Arden Johnson, a recent graduate of the program. … Full Article

Banksy named 'Webby Person of the Year'

The elusive British street artist Banksy will be honored as "Webby Person of the Year" at this year's awards celebration of Internet achievement. Webby Awards officials said Friday that Banksy was being recognized for his New York residency "Better Out Than In." … Full Article

Speaking at BAM, Alison Bechdel recalls anniversary of mother's death

Alison Bechdel, creator of the critically-acclaimed comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” was featured as part of the latest installment of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, co-presented by the National Book Awards, that took place at the BAMCafe on Wednes … Full Article

Artist uses his talent to create loving tribute to late wife

Artist Joe LoGuirato has been a painter and a sculptor for all of his adult life. … Full Article

Metro Chamber Orchestra marks 100th anniversary of WWI with ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Brooklyn’s Metro Chamber Orchestra will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with the American premiere of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” an opera by the American composer Nancy Van de Vate, who adapted the libretto from the classic E … Full Article

Carlo Formisano: Brooklyn’s 'poultry professor'

First the sound: the endless tapping as red-feathered hens peck at their cornmeal feed, the rustle of rabbits moving through the straw, the grating squawk of a guinea hen. … Full Article

Street fair goes local in Park Slope this weekend

New Yorkers can quit their belly aching about generic street fairs that peddle the same old socks and sausage. It's different at Brooklyn's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, thanks to its local-merchants-first policy.    … Full Article

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and DOE announce winners of 28th annual bookmaking competition

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. … Full Article

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