Brooklyn Today for Sept. 7, 2012

Good morning. Today is the 251st day of the year. The Brooklyn Eagle of Sept. 7, 1884, printed some observations by a reporter who traveled to the city’s namesake, Breukelen, the Netherlands. The town did not impress him, but he commented on the dikes, the wooden shoes that people wore, the narrow houses and the ever-present windmills. He also was favorably impressed that many of the residents spoke English.

Well-known people who were born today include opera singer Angela Gheorghlu, singer-pianist Michael Feinstein, actress Julie Kavner (“Radio Days,” “Rhoda,” ‘The Simpsons”), actress Susan Blakely (“The Way We Were,” “The Lords of Flatbush”) and U.S. Senator Daniel Ken Inouye (D-Hawaii).
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Tomorrow, the Jalopy Theater of Red Hook will present an afternoon of outdoor traditional music at several locations on Governors Island from noon to 5 p.m. They will play a variety of old-time Appalachian string music, jug-band music, Americana, blues and original folk songs. .... This Saturday and Sunday, come visit the studios of Brooklyn’s artists from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. “Go See Art In Brooklyn” is sponsored by the Brooklyn Museum. Meet the artists and watch them work in their medium, from sculpting to painting to photography. For more information, log onto ... This Sunday from noon to 5 p.m., Montague Street welcomes visitors to Summer Space, a day of free outdoor events, including the Brooklyn Heights Dog Show, live music and dance performances, fitness classes, activities for the entire family, food samples from local restaurants and special store promotions. The street will be closed to traffic.