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Kidseclipse, SouthBrooklyn and the Great American Eclipse
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In 1998, I launched kidseclipse.com for my trip to Aruba to witness my first Total Solar Eclipse. Fast forward to 2017 and the Great American Eclipse to take place on August 21, 2017, and I return to my childhood home to witness history.

Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize
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Looking for summer reading? Check out the long list for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. Each year the Brooklyn Public Library recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with a prize given in the fall.

Best from Macy's 2017 Fireworks
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HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM SOUTHBROOKYN.COM! The 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks for 2017 were spectacular. We got up high in South Brooklyn and it was quite a different view.

Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.
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Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.

The Brooklyn Museum will be conducting public preservation on A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie by Albert Bierstadt from June 7 to July 16, 2017.
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Visitors to the Brooklyn Museum will have the opportunity to observe Museum conservators conducting preservation efforts on the collection masterpiece A Storm in the Rocky Mountains, Mt. Rosalie (1866), by Albert Bierstadt on Wednesdays through Sundays from June 7 through July 16, 2017.

The BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival has presented celebrated global music icons, legendary jazz, indie bands, dance troupes, FREE in Prospect Park.
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During its nearly 40-year run, the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival has presented celebrated global music icons, legendary jazz artists, chart-topping indie bands, gravity-defying dance troupes, large-scale film projects and even a virtual reality performance.

The Brooklyn Museum debuts We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, from Apr. 21 to Sept. 17, 2017.
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The Brooklyn Museum debuts We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85, a groundbreaking exhibition featuring black women artists from an under-recognized generation who committed themselves to activism during a period of profound social change.

WHY should we care about this stupid story???? Emma Watson's Tits?
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We are starting a new feature here at SouthBrooklyn.com because the Internet makes so many stories so blown out of proportion. Many of them are just so ridiculous that we can't help commenting on them. Our first is today's rant against Emma Watson's Feminism!

The Tilt Kids Festival multidisciplinary festival presents five world premieres and four U.S. debuts throughout New York City from March 4 through April 16, including Hervé Tullet at the Invisible Dog in Boerum Hill.
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The Tilt Kids Festival multidisciplinary festival presents five world premieres and four U.S. debuts from artists spanning the globe at venues throughout New York City from March 4 through April 16, including Hervé Tullet at the Invisible Dog in Boerum Hill.

Ski for MS combines skiing and fundraising to empower people with MS with stops at four of our favorite ski areas in the northeast hitting the slopes of Loon Mountain in New Hampshire (Feb. 4), Whiteface Mountain (Feb. 5), Belleayre Mountain (Feb. 11) and Gore Mountain (March 4) in New York.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Ski for MS stops at four of our favorite ski areas in the northeast hitting the slopes of Loon Mountain in New Hampshire (Feb. 4), Whiteface Mountain (Feb. 5), Belleayre Mountain (Feb. 11) and Gore Mountain (March 4) in New York.

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Horse Pull at the Middlefield Fair

When my friend Sarah Foley asked me to judge the photo contest at the Middlefield Fair, I immediately said yes. Not only did I want to see the types of photographs that would be entered, I really wanted to see the fair itself.

Summer Streets 2017

On three consecutive Saturdays in August - the 5th, 12th, and 19th - nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike during the tenth annual Summer Streets. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.