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Author to speak about new ‘Motown Sound’ book in Fort Greene

“Rhythm Ride” (Roaring Brook Press) is the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world. … Full Article

Report: Higher ed pumps nearly $3 billion annually into Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s colleges, universities and law school annually pump nearly $3 billion into the local economy, generate nearly $17 million in state and local tax revenue, and provide more than 22,000 jobs, a study released by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership has found. … Full Article

PHOTO: Marty Markowitz leads Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk

The Brooklyn Heart & Stroke Walk took place on Sept. 20 at Cadman Plaza Park. … Full Article

Renowned author Margaret Atwood to speak in Brooklyn Heights

Margaret Atwood, the acclaimed author of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Oryx and Crake” and numerous other works, will come to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights to share her new novel, “The Heart Goes Last” (Bloomsbury), on Friday, Oct. … Full Article

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


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