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Good Morning, Brooklyn: August 13 and 14, 2022

August 13, 2022 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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MORE MONKEYPOX VACCINES BEING MADE AVAILABLE: More Than 9,000 additional Monkeypox vaccine appointments are being made available via the city’s vaccine portal and by calling 877-VAX-4NYC (877-829-4692) starting this weekend. The 9,000 appointments include 4,000 doses which New York State re-distributed to the city from the most recent allocation as well as around 5,000 appointments that were previously booked but unused.
Unfilled appointments include people who did not show up for appointments, ineligible people who booked or who double-booked appointments.

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SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE: Another Brooklyn organization, the Arab-American Family Support Center, is holding a school supply drive to support low-income immigrant and refugee families in the community. The September 1 event will also feature a youth showcase.
Supplies such as backpacks, notebooks, pens/pencils, art supplies, are being collected for Low-income immigrant and refugee families, who face the highest economic pressure to provide school supplies and essential items for their children. Donors can visit the AAFSSSC at 384 Atlantic Avenue (between Bond and Hoyt) in Boerum Hill, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, making sure to let the front desk know that the errand is a school supply drop off.

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CHOOSE THE CLOSING FILM AT BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: Viewers will have a chance to select the closing film of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Movies With A View season. The choice is left to Public Choice with a vote between Back to the Future (PG), Mamma Mia! (PG-13), or Mission Impossible (PG), with voting closing on Wednesday, August 17 at 5 p.m.
The winning selection (to be shown on Thursday, August 25) will be announced the next day at the August 18 Movie With A View: The Mitchells Vs. the Machines. For all movies, the lawn opens at 6:00 PM and the film, at Pier 1 Harbor View Lawn, begins at sundown. Smorgasburg is on site at 5:00 PM serving delicious food and beverages.

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OVINGTON AVE. OVERPASS UNDER REPAIR: Commuters through Bay Ridge should be aware that the New York State Department of Transportation is currently working on repairs beneath the Ovington Avenue overpass above Interstate 278 (also known as the Gowanus Expressway. A “Weight Limit 6 Tons” sign has been placed on the overpass while work is taking place beneath.
The work is expected to be completed in late fall.

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