Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in Bushwick

The American Red Cross will be in Bushwick on Saturday, Oct. 3, to install free smoke alarms. The free installation is part of the organization’s new campaign to reduce deaths and injuries from home fires by as much as 25 percent over the next five years. … Full Article

Clarke calls for U.S. to welcome more Syrian refugees

In response to an announcement by the Obama Administration that the U.S. will increase the number of refugees allowed to resettle here in America, U.S. Rep. Yvette D. Clarke said the nation should also step up and accept more people who are fleeing the violence in Syria. … Full Article

Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus holds open auditions for 60th year

The Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers. The chorus is holding open auditions for its 60th year on Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at First Presbyterian Church, 124 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Thousands walk for St. Jude kids in Brooklyn

Roughly 3,000 people from across the tri-state area gathered in Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer. … Full Article

Autumn Moon Festival brings Chinese arts, culture to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Lion dances, moon cakes, a children’s lantern parade and tabletop diplomacy were some of the highlights of the Autumn Moon Festival at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday, hosted by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and attended by numerous Chinese dignitaries. … Full Article

'Serial' creators: 'Truthful reporting can look like art'

When Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, co-creators of the hit podcast “Serial,” embarked on their project, they had modest expectations. … Full Article

12-year-old filmmaker to screen latest work at WILLiFEST film festival

She’s only 12, but Emma Penaz Eisner has already created three critically-acclaimed short films that have screened at more than 60 international film festivals and won 25 awards. … Full Article

Only the Dead Know the Brooklyn Americans

As the New York Islanders get set to open their first season on Atlantic Avenue, the Brooklyn Historical Society is presenting a new exhibit that tells the story of the first NHL franchise that tried to conquer the borough — the Brooklyn Americans. … Full Article

‘Dr. Mütter’s Marvels’ author returns to Brooklyn for book talk

In celebration of the paperback release of The New York Times bestselling nonfiction book “Dr. Mütter’s Marvels,” author Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz will return to the Morbid Anatomy Museum on Sept. … Full Article


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