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The festive music, gala outfits and traditional dances of the Oaxaca region of Mexico filled Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, at the second annual La Guelaguetza Festival New York  … Full Article

Metro Chamber Orchestra marks 100th anniversary of WWI with ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Brooklyn Boro
Brooklyn’s Metro Chamber Orchestra will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with the American premiere of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” an opera by the American composer Nancy Van de Vate, who adapted the libretto from the classic E … Full Article

Carlo Formisano: Brooklyn’s 'poultry professor'

Dyker Heights
First the sound: the endless tapping as red-feathered hens peck at their cornmeal feed, the rustle of rabbits moving through the straw, the grating squawk of a guinea hen. … Full Article

Street fair goes local in Park Slope this weekend

Park Slope
New Yorkers can quit their belly aching about generic street fairs that peddle the same old socks and sausage. It's different at Brooklyn's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, thanks to its local-merchants-first policy.    … Full Article

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and DOE announce winners of 28th annual bookmaking competition

New York City
The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. … Full Article

The HOPE Program’s ‘A Taste of HOPE’ presents tastings, toasts, transformations

Downtown
Celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author Rocco Dispirito will be among the dozens enjoying an evening of tastes, toasts and transformations at The HOPE Program’s third annual ‘A Taste of Hope’ fundraising event. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 summer lineup of free events

DUMBO
The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are kicking off summer with an exciting array of free events, offering to visitors unique cultural, educational and recreational activities, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support the world-class waterf … Full Article

Willowtown’s Spring Fair to feature pet parade and karaoke

Brooklyn Heights
A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke are new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair will take place Saturday, May 17, from 12-5 p.m. the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

Bike helmet giveaway Tuesday at Brooklyn Public Library

Prospect Heights
Getting ready for this Saturday's "Bike the Branches" in Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Public Library and the NYC Department of Transportation are pairing up on Tuesday, May 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. to give away free bicycle helmets at BPL's Central branch, at 10 Grand Army Plaza. … Full Article

Ann Hampton Callaway sings ‘Barbra Streisand Songbook’

Manhattan Beach
Brooklyn icon Barbra Streisand is getting the ultimate borough tribute – an evening devoted to her songs – at a special concert at Kingsborough Community College on Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed cherry blossoms are a Mom magnet

Prospect Heights
Worth The Wait. The puffy pink blossoms of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Esplanade are perfection. You're lucky – the iconic trees hit their peak later than usual. You can get a good look for yourself if you go soon. … Full Article

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