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PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

Marine Park
Welcome to the world's happiest 5K. More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of "The Happiest 5K On The Planet." … Full Article

‘Thanksgiving’ at Rooftop Films: ‘Catnip for Hipsters’ finds stride

Sunset Park
The first 20 minutes of “Thanksgiving” resemble an extended Vampire Weekend music video, but devoid of any self-mocking irony. … Full Article

Double Dutch and hoops: PAL’s Summer Playstreets open Monday

Brooklyn Boro
The Police Athletic League (PAL) will be launching its 2014 Summer Playstreets program in Brooklyn on Monday, July 7th. … Full Article

‘Las Bicicletas’ ride into Brooklyn parks

Downtown
Cheerful metal bicycle sculptures by famed Mexican artist and cycling enthusiast Gilberto Aceves Navarro, 83, are being installed in 10 locations across the city, with the help of the city’s departments of Transportation and Parks. … Full Article

Lifelong Brooklynite Hank Blaustein presents new sketchbook diary

Brooklyn Boro
Hank Blaustein, a native and lifelong Brooklynite, born in 1937 in Crown Heights, has been drawing the world around him since he could hold a pencil. His work illustrates the people, places and things that he finds captivating; his goal is to capture their essence and personality on paper. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Shaggy, Olivia, others draw crowd to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Downtown
Grammy Award-winning superstar Shaggy thrilled a lunchtime crowd at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday at the kickoff to the Summer Music Series and blood drive sponsored by Music Brings Life, working to boost summer blood donations with the Red Cross. … Full Article

Ignite Gala celebrates BAM’s education programming

Fort Greene
The second annual BAM Ignite Gala celebrated the expansion of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM’s) education programming on June 30, raising $850,000 in funds and awareness to ensure their continued impact in the community. … Full Article

Schooner helps Bay Ridge celebrate eco dock opening

Bay Ridge
It’s not every day you get to board an historic schooner and it’s certainly not a common occurrence in Bay Ridge. But on Saturday, people lined up for the chance to board the Lettie G. Howard, an 1893 fishing schooner that was docked at the 69th Street pier for the day. … Full Article

Rooftop venues, waterfront residents ecstatic over return of 4th of July fireworks

Bushwick
The views are spectacular from the Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Unfortunately, they haven’t fulfilled their potential for the fourth of July since 2008. … Full Article

‘Mutual Friends’ filmed in Brooklyn, stars Brooklyn-based actors

Brooklyn Boro
“Mutual Friends,” which was released online on July 1, intertwines 10-plus New Yorkers and at least five complicated relationships into an 85-minute, Brooklyn- and New York-based movie that Director Matthew Watts said originated two years ago as he was watching “Pulp Fiction.”      … Full Article

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