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Photo by Gennady Favel

Photo by Gennady Favel

Photo by Gennady Favel

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Source: Hanukkah-gifts.com

Source: Hanukkah-gifts.com

This evening at sundown (4:13pm) will begin the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah — aka Chanukah, or חֲנֻכָּה — the joyous eight-day “Festival of Lights,” which recalls the miracle of the oil and ancient rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the revolt of the Maccabees. You can learn more about Hanukkah by going here or here.

A reminder to readers who mistakenly think that Hanukkah is the Jewish Christmas because there are presents involved: It’s not. But yay, presents! What does that mean for you? Well, all parking regulations, including metered parking and alternate side of the street parking, remain in effect; garbage collection continues as usual; the post office and other government offices will be open, and (drum roll): you still have work on Wednesday.

To all of our readers: Sheepshead Bites wishes you a warm and festive Hanukkah. And Erica, the author of this post who for some reason decided to break into third person, wants you to send her more Morning Mug photos to photos [at] sheepsheadbites [dot] com!

Happy Hanukkah, everyone!

Photo by Emilia Amos

Photo by Emilia Amos

It’s not so easy to see, but this photo was shot a few months ago during a time of very low tide.

Photo by Emilia Amos

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Photo by George Burshteyn

Photo by George Burshteyn

And if any of you out there are interested in why the sky turns these beautiful shades while the sun rises and sets (which, as you know, it doesn’t really do), read on:

At sunrise or sunset, sunlight takes a much longer path through the atmosphere than during the middle part of the day. Because this lengthened path results in an increased amount of violet and blue light being scattered out of the beam by the nearly infinite number of scattering “events” that occur along the way (a process collectively known as multiple scattering), the light that reaches an observer early or late in the day is noticeably reddened. Thus, it could be said that sunsets are red because the daytime sky is blue.

Photo by George Burshteyn

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

Source: TotalTheater.com

Source: TotalTheater.com

Under the direction of Conductor Mark Mangini, the Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus — together with The Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Raymond Wheeler — will be performing their annual holiday concert this coming Sunday, December 14 at 2:00pm.

Among the selections being performed by the chorus will be a medley from Jerome Kern’s “Show Boat,” as well as other holiday favorites.

Admission is free to the public, and parking is free on campus. No tickets are required, and seating is first come first served. The performance will be held at Kingsborough Community College’s Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center, 2001 Oriental Boulevard.

For more, call the Kingsborough Community College Box Office at (718) 368-5596.

The annual fall “Music from Good Shepherd” classical music series, under the musical direction of Michael Fontana, concludes this Sunday, December 14, at 6:00pm with a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” featuring a full orchestra, choir and soloists.

While admission is free and open to the public, donations for the performers are encouraged and greatly appreciated. Good Shepherd Church is located on Avenue S between Brown Street and Batchelder Street.

For more information, call (718) 998-2800.

 
Photo by Elise Laura Feinstein

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CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We summarize the week’s statistics for the 61st Precinct reports every Friday. The 61st Precinct is the police command responsible for Sheepshead Bay, Gravesend, Kings Highway, Homecrest, Madison, Manhattan Beach, and Gerritsen Beach.

Photo by  Katelyn Stone

Photo by Katelyn Stone

Some of my favorite photos of Brooklyn are the ones in which you cannot really tell that it’s Brooklyn at all. This is Gerritsen Beach, but for all I know, if the photographer told me it’s Warm River, Idaho (population: 3), I wouldn’t have any reason to doubt her.

Photo by Katelyn Stone

Morning Mug is our daily showcase of photographs from our readers. If you have a photograph that you’d like to see featured, send it to photos@sheepsheadbites.com.

buildbackBuild It Back and a handful of non-profit organizations will be on hand at the Ancient Order of Hibernians tomorrow night, December 12, to assist those affected by Super Storm Sandy.

The eight-hour long event, hosted by State Senator Marty Golden, will be held from 12pm to 8pm. This is a good opportunity to keep up with your application to Build It Back.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is located at 2750 Gerritsen Avenue.

To learn more, call (212) 615-8329 between Monday and Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, email housing@recovery.nyc.gov or go to www.nyc.gov/html/recovery/html/home/home.shtml.

If you have any questions or need additional information, call Golden’s office at (718) 238-6044 or email golden@nysenate.gov.

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