Good Morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning today for New York City between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The forecast says that temperatures will rise to almost 98 degrees, with a heat index up to 105 degrees. You can find addresses and phone numbers for local cooling centers here – the city’s Office of Emergency Management urges residents to call ahead to ask for centers’ hours of operation – or by calling 311. Tomorrow there’s a 50 to 60 percent chance of rain, but daytime temperatures will remain in the 90s. On Sunday, the forecast is for a high of 85, and a nighttime low of 67.
- City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine C. Quinn will campaign at two locations in the nabe beginning at 5:30 this evening: Outside the Clinton-Washington C train station and at the intersection of Fulton Street and Washington Avenue. Quinn leads former congressman Anthony D. Weiner by less than a percentage point, according to WNYC’s Mayor Tracker page.
- There’s still time to apply for The Nabe’s free teen journalism workshop, which takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week at Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School on Clermont Avenue. Our editors and reporters will teach students about the fundamentals of print, video and photojournalism. If you’re interested, email us at TheNabe@TheNabe.me by Sunday night with your name, age, neighborhood, school and why you’re drawn to community journalism.
- The Brooklyn Bears Carlton Avenue Community Garden will host a free outdoor screening of “The Baron of Arizona,” a 1950 film starring Vincent Price, tonight at 8:30 p.m. The organizers will supply ice, but ask that attendees bring their own beverages, snacks and, if possible, portable fans. RSVP by emailing CarltonAvenueMembership@yahoo.com.
- The String Orchestra of Brooklyn is ready to perform composer Terry Riley’s 1964 piece “In C” at the terrace beside the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park on Saturday evening at 6 p.m. The Guardian UK described the work as “the first masterpiece of minimalism,” and the string orchestra issued an open call to any musician who wants to join the performance, which is free.