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Roller skaters, welcome to Brooklyn Bridge Park!

DUMBO
It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how to skate.  As soon as Erica Purcell heard that a roller skating rink was opening at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2, she said she made plans to check it out. … Full Article

Italy Travels to Williamsburg with the Giglio Feast

The 127th annaul Giglio Feast, an Italian tradition, was held in Williamsburg Sunday. After a last minute schedule change, the Mayor–of Italian heritage and visiting the country next week–participated. … Full Article

Bill De Blasio: ‘He’s Just a Guy From Brooklyn’

He sported a rainbow tie for the Gay Pride Parade. He wore an "I Love LA" shirt and warbled that song on national TV to pay off a bet. He even donned a pirate outfit — puffy shirt and all — to join his equally outlandishly costumed family for a hipster parade in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Bastille Day in Brooklyn: Pétanque, pastis and the World Cup

Boerum Hill
Thousands came to Smith Street in Boerum Hill on Sunday for the largest -- and most convivial -- Bastille Day celebration in the U.S. … Full Article

Support Brooklyn's youth soccer: Vote Elisabeth Cardiello!

Brooklyn Boro
There is an online voting opportunity to help Brooklynite Elisabeth Cardiello, daughter of the late Peter Cardiello, soccer legend in his youth and community, and Bay Ridge businessman for many yea
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Summer Stroll promises fun for everyone

Bay Ridge
Go ahead, take a summer stroll up Third Avenue! You can even walk in the middle of the street without worrying about a car hitting you. Cars? Forget about them! They’re banned from the avenue so that the entire street can be turned over to you for your enjoyment. … Full Article

City of Water Day comes to Brooklyn Bridge Park

DUMBO
The Metropolitan Water Alliance’s City of Water Day will make its way to Brooklyn Bridge Park July 12. Kayaking and “Seining the River Wild” are both free, public events that are a part of the annual “celebration of the world-class potential of the water that surrounds us.” … Full Article

New Borough Park playground knows no handicap

Borough Park
Children with physical disabilities deserve to have as much fun on a playground as their more able-bodied peers, according to two Borough Park lawmakers, who are the key figures behind the construciton of a new recreation area that includes amenities for youngsters in wheelchairs. … Full Article

Brooklyn students apprentice at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Brooklyn Boro
Fifteen public high school students, including several from Brooklyn, and many different ethnic groups and religions,  were chosen to participate in the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in … Full Article

NYRP, BAM present Arts in the Gardens series

Brooklyn Boro
New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have partnered to present a season of free arts programming in select NYRP community gardens in Brooklyn. NYRP gardens are available for anyone to volunteer in, grow produce and host their own events. … Full Article

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