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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Garden Train Takes Root: The First Annual Brooklyn School Gardens Crawl

PARK SLOPE - On Saturday, schools across Brooklyn’s District 15 opened up their gardens to the public for a celebration of experiential learning, food justice and creativity for the first annual Brooklyn School Gardens...

DUMBO Will Get A Brooklyn Public Library Branch In 2020

DUMBO - With all the development happening in DUMBO over the years, it's surprising that the waterfront neighborhood does not have its own public library branch. That will soon change as the Brooklyn Public...

Brooklyn Army Terminal Celebrates 100th Anniversary With Block Party

SUNSET PARK - The Brooklyn Army Terminal (BAT) celebrated its 100th anniversary on Saturday with a day-long block party, inviting locals to enjoy its sprawling campus and waterfront views. "This is a very important year...

The Inner Elmo: Meet Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Cast Member KJ Williams

In the imaginations of adults and children alike, the characters who live on Sesame Street loom large. If they’re a part of our childhood, then they kind of dominate our childhood. And at a...

Don’t miss out:  Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! Is coming to Brooklyn

Everyone’s invited to take part in the sunniest and funniest street celebration in Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party! The inaugural production under Feld Entertainment’s new partnership with the non-profit educational organization, Sesame Workshop features favorite Sesame Street pals...

Celebrate 3rd Anniversary Of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Environmental Education Center With A Nature Walk

BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK - The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is celebrating the third anniversary of its Environmental Education Center this Sunday with a series of free environmentally-themed activities, including a guided nature walk. The Environmental Education...

Calling All Bookworms! Brooklyn Book Festival Returns Sept. 10-17

Book lovers will be thrilled next week when the 13th annual Brooklyn Book Festival (BKBF) returns with a litany of literary events across the city that lead up to the Festival Day & Literary Marketplace...

The Perfect Fall Weekend for Runners

Daydreaming about fall and perfect running weather? Register for 2018’s BEST fall half marathon: the NYCRUNS Brooklyn Marathon and Half Marathon on October 20. Changing fall leaves, crisp air, and a perfect Brooklyn course will...

Every Child Deserves the Music, the Mirror, and the Chance–Register Now for Fall Dance...

The animated film LEAP! nailed it—we dance because it's a part of us; it allows us to live, to be free, to be ourselves. At ALDEN MOVES Dance Theater, you’ll find all the charm and...

Find out what your New York City school spends per student

By Christina Veiga and Sam Park, Chalkbeat New York The New York City education department on Friday released a report detailing per-student funding at every public school across the district, data that shows wide differences...

Making of the “The Band”: a project for children established in David Z’s memory

David Z Modern Musician Program was created for the purpose of providing young musicians with the necessary tools to design and actualize their unique artistic backgrounds through a mixture of private lessons, weekly band...

A box of rocks or smart-boards for preschoolers? The City builds a pre-school in...

BAY RIDGE - Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Council Member Justin Brannan toured a brand-new pre-K center in Bay Ridge yesterday. The new three-story building will offer seats to...

Aviator’s After-School Program Helps Kids Soar

With 1.1 million students, New York City’s public school system is the largest in the country. At any one time, about one out of every 300 Americans is a New York City public school...

Richard Carranza’s back-to-school checklist: less paperwork, clearer lines of responsibility, and a hard look...

By Christina Veiga, in partnership with Chalkbeat  Richard Carranza jokes that his colleagues must be tired of hearing him ask the same questions. Four months into his role as New York City’s schools chief, Carranza has...

Grab a Free Kosher Lunch for Kids This Week in Boro Park & Williamsburg!

BORO PARK/WILLIAMSBURG - This week Monday through Thursday Met Council will be giving away nearly 5,000 free kosher lunches for kids in Boro Park and Williamsburg. “Met Council is proud to have the only free kosher...