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Archive for 'Arts, Culture & Recreation'

Happy Valentines Day

Borough President Marty Markowitz and Jamie Snow-Markowitz Cordially Invite Brooklyn Sweethearts Married 50+ Years (during the calendar year of 2013) to reaffirm your vows at a FREE Champagne Reception Thursday, February 14, 2013, 10:00 PM – 3:00 PM El Caribe Country Club 5945 Strickland Avenue, Brooklyn RSVP by February 8, 2013 718-802-3530 or shd@brooklynbp.nyc.gov (you […]

Is Barclays Getting a Second Pro Sports Team?

Brooklyn may become home to the NHL’s New York Islanders. By Robert Myers | Bed-Stey Patch | October 24, 2012 The Nets may be getting some roommates in their new Brooklyn home. Barclays Center and the New York Islanders will be holding a press conference for a “major announcement” Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. While no […]

Unity Block Association Tree Guard Party

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East New York is not Least New York

East New York is not Least New York, says artistic duo creating website celebrating the Brooklyn neighborhood Artistic director Catherine Green and marketing exec Raphael Niles see the website as ‘a virtual destination for all things positive’ about East New York By Clem Richardson | Daily News | Monday, April 9, 2012, 4:00 AM Japanese Taiko […]

Gil Noble Dead: Legendary Black Journalist Dies At 80

Gil Noble, a legendary black journalist, has died at 80. Noble hosted the New York public affairs show “Like It Is” for 33 years. WABC, the station he worked for, said that he created “the largest body of programs and documentaries on African Americans in the country.” “Like It Is” was born out of an […]

A Casino for NYC?

Gov. Cuomo supports an NYC casino, and the Justice Department no longer opposes most Internet gambling. By Jamie Schuh | Bed-StuyPatch | December 26, 2011 Governor Andrew Cuomo said he supports the idea of a bringing a casino New York City’s way, according to a year’s end interview with the Daily News. The governor will […]

BeFitNYC and more…

from Margot the Foodie I met Margot the Foodie on the last day of the ENY Farmer’s Market and she was handing out info about BeFitNYC. She was nice enough to send links to useful info about free and/or low cost fitness programs around Brooklyn and other ways to get through the winter blues. BeFitNYC […]

The True Story of How Moikgantsi Kgama Became a Reel Sister

Moikgantsi Kgama, founder and executive director of ImageNation Foundation, will be honored this Saturday at the Reel Sister Film Festival Moikgantsi Kgama’s parents moved from the Bronx to upstate New York when she was one years old, trading their gritty metropolis life for the more bucolic, suburban existence of Syracuse. Although not uncommon for New […]

Southern BBQ and the Arts! This Friday at 6PM!

From Janell @ ENYFarms.org Hello Everyone, Please stop by Momma and Poppa Jones Historical Garden this Friday, October 7th at 6:00pm – 8:00pm. (corner of Belmont & Van Siclen) Free BBQ, music, storytelling about the American south, learn about the art of graffiti. This is part of our Heart of East New York: Culture, Tradition […]

Reel Sisters Film Festival – Oct. 15-16, 2011!

Reel Sisters Screens Films from across the Globe! The 14th Annual Reel Sisters Film Festival will screen more than 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from across Brooklyn to Great Britain. “From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Defining Feminism in Film & Media,” the festival’s theme for this year, […]