Events to Note

Romania Roachford, a former chief nurse in the urology department of Long Island College Hospital who set up her own health clinic, is hosting “Symphony of Praise” at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a fundraiser for nurses recovering from breast cancer, on Sunday, May 13.

Musical groups scheduled to perform include Sisters of Praise, Donald Barnum & Friends, and Joanne Brown & Susan Quienline from Brooklyn Tabernacle. Specialty cocktails and food will be served.

The event begins at 6 p.m. at the garden’s Palm House, 1000 Washington Avenue. A donation of $150 is asked. Respond to Romania Roachford at (718) 498-0957 or Simone Roachford at

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Heights & Hills, the nonprofit serving the needs of older residents, is holding its Spring Benefit on Tuesday, May 15, at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle publisher Dozier Hasty and senior staff members will be honored, as representing the only New York City daily newspaper devoted exclusively to Brooklyn.

Tickets are $150. For more information contact Jonill Mayer at (212) 244-4880 or

April 18, 2012 - 1:35pm



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