Considering donating a bunch of books you'll never read again? Here are five things to think about before you head out the door.
Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood is the site of the annual mid-May parade and celebration honoring Norwegian's Constitution Day. The Norwegian Day Parade & Constitution Day is held on the weekend closest to May 17th. Find out details.
Scratching your head about what to give your dad or father-in-law on Father's Day? Here are over a dozen ideas for Fathers Day gifts, with a focus on dads living in super-cool Brooklyn NY.
Here are 20 plus ideas for how to celebrate Fathers Day on a shoestring. if you live in a place like Brooklyn, you can also avail yourself of a ton of free events. A trip with your Dad to a free concert is going to be just as much fun as a trip to a concert that cost $60 a ticket--and maybe more.
Looking for family friendly things to do in Brooklyn, for Mother's Day, Fathers Day or other special family occasions?
IF you're a teenager or an adult child living at home, and cash is short here are 21 ideas for Mother's Day gifts. Here's the motto: You don't actually have to spend a dime, if you spend some time.
Find out where in Brooklyn you can make your own "paint-a-pot." These fun neighborhood stores are great for parties (for kids of all ages). And there's nothing like a painted plate from your child to make for a memorable birthday or Mother's or Fathers Day gift.
Before Brooklyn ever stumbled on the word "artisanal" or "hipster," innovative hat maker Marcus Malchijah was designing inventive hats for church ladies, special occasions, weddings and more. He's seen it all. And, his hats are still gracing the heads of Brooklynites of all demographic stripes. And speaking of stripes, if you want a cool, funky hat with some stripes, his shop is the place to go....
Bring the kids to the annual Kings County Annual Fair, held in Brooklyn's Aviator Sports Complex. It's a classic, with rides for the kids, a small ferris wheel, deliciously fried foods and a family-friendly vibe. Easy to reach off the Belt Parkway, with free parking.
So you want to walk the Brooklyn Bridge! Great. But do you know how far it is? And what kinds of shoes to wear (or not?) And which direction is the best way to go? Take it from a local Brooklynite! Here are the ten do's and don't of walking the historic Brooklyn Bridge. (Just don't let anyone try to sell it to ya!)
Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in Brooklyn, as the month of May gives way to June. Enjoy the electric program of dance called Dance Africa at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, historic and interesting concerts and parades at Greenwood Cemetery, a Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge, picnics and the feeling that summer is just around the corner!
Brooklyn Navy Yard During Fleet Week New York: Schedule of Events
The Brooklyn Half-Marathon, a New York City annual event held every May, is a family-friendly affair complete with a special kids run, and post-run fun in Brooklyn's Coney Island. Get the details.There's also a Brooklyn Marathon, run in November!)
February brings Valentine's Day and Valentine's Day, in turn, brings a sort of revolt against the commercialization of love. At least it does in Brooklyn. See what's happening for an UnValentine's Day, which, since the debut of the TV series by the same name, seems to have a theme: Love bites.
Brooklyn’s African American history includes a few examples of pre-Civil War era medical personnel.Although the history of black doctors and nurses in pre-Civil War America is largely untold, although celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the US Civil War have refocused attention on this interesting story.
Here's a list of where you can find free access to baby grand and other pianos throughout Brooklyn from mid-June through July 2nd. Its the Pop Up Piano festival, a New York City-wide free music and DIY festival in which 88 pianos, decorated and painted by artists, celebrities and community groups, are placed in public spaces. Visitors can listen to concerts--or play! It's a wonderful event!
Every year, Fleet Week brings dozens of extraordinary ships to New York City. Some dock in Brooklyn, others head to Manhattan. But the first day of the event, widely covered by the media, entails an amazing parade of ships sailing one by one into New York Harbor. Find out where to see this event in Brooklyn.
8 Tips on Visiting the Tall Ships during Fleet Week New York
Find out where to get free or low cost mammograms in Brooklyn, for early detection of breast cancer.
Starting in 2012, the LitCrawl Brooklyn is a one day literary festival for lovers of literature, writers, poets, and the like-minded. This free, one day event brings together nearly two dozen literary events, from poetry readings to panel discussions to workshops for writers. It's free. Here's the 2013 schedule.
How about a unique gift that will make your mom, whether she lives in Topeka, Tokyo or #10 Prospect Park South, feel proud of ya. Donate a tree to Prospect Park. You don't have to dig the hole, or plant the tree, just make an online donation, and you and your mom will receive online and snail mail thank yous.
Stumped for Mother's Day? Pizza can be just the thing for an informal but fun occasion. So go not for a slice, but the whole pie, in a pizzeria with class. Here are a few classy Brooklyn pizzerias where you'll get nice table service, a white tablecloth, wine and beer options. Each one is highly rated (including several "Zagat" ratings). Most importantly, each one is near some interesting Brooklyn destination, so you can plan an entire outing. Do Mother's Day NY style: use what the city has to offer! ......... PLUS, A note on lines, crowds and reservations: It is, after all, Mothers Day. So call ahead to see if they are taking reservations. If not, be prepared to wait — which means bringing snacks or having some games up your sleeve for the little ones in your party.
When does the school year start in Brooklyn (and city wide) for public school students? When is Columbus Day, when must the kids be back in school after winter recess, and when are those odd days off that parents must plan for in advance? Here's the basic public school calendar for Brooklyn and NYC public schools. Use this to mark your family calendar in advance.
Stores in Fulton Mall, Brooklyn - Clothing Stores
Moving to a new neighborhood and want to check out the official crime statistics, learn where to report a lost or stolen item or otherwise get to know the local NYPD station? It's not a bad idea. Here's how to find out which police precinct serves a given street address.