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Whereas the first Sheepshead Summer Stroll ushered in the summer in June, this second one, held this past Sunday, capped off the season.

Hosted by Empower Sheepshead and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by Sheepshead Bites, Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, and the Kings Bay Y, the Sheepshead Summer Stroll closes down Sheepshead Bay Road to traffic and allows businesses to turn their storefronts inside-out for shopping, dining and entertaining – and a bunch of family friendly activities.

Take our photo tour of the Summer Stroll.

"The Chorus" (1876) by Edgar Degas. Source: Wikimedia

“The Chorus” (1876) by Edgar Degas. Source: Wikimedia

The Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus, which offers a mixed repertoire of theater, folk, and classical music, is seeking choral singers to perform two free annual concerts on the Kingsborough campus in December and May.

The first rehearsal and audition for new members will be Thursday, September 11.

Under the direction of conductor Mark Mangini, the chorus also performs additional community outreach concerts at various locations throughout the Brooklyn community.

Rehearsals are every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. on the Kingsborough College campus, 2001 Oriental Boulevard, in room 8207 on the second floor of the T-8 building. Sight-reading is helpful but not mandatory.

This December 14, the Kingsborough Musical Society Chorus will be performing its annual Holiday Concert.

For information about joining the chorus, call Steve Friedman at (718) 338-9132.

Photo by Emilia Amos

Photo by Emilia Amos

One of my favorite songs is a gospel tune called Heaven’s Bright Shore, covered brilliantly by Dr. Ralph Stanley, Alison Krauss, and Judy Marshall. If you’re into truly exceptional, beautiful music, this is definitely worth a listen or 20.

Photo by Emilia Amos

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Photo by Erica Sherman

Photo by Erica Sherman

Shot during yesterday’s 2nd Sheepshead Summer Stroll, on the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road and Shore Parkway.

Photo by Erica Sherman

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Any Cure fans out there?

Photo by Dmitri Kalinin

Photo by Joseph Akbrud (Flickr)

Photo by Joseph Akbrud (Flickr)

Photo by Joseph Akbrud

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Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

Our venerable publisher said it was perfectly fine to publish this photo as is. If it’s alright for David, then it’s alright for Biggie.

Photo by Albert Dashevsky (a.k.a. Albert718)

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

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Photo by Gabriel Gelman

Photo by Gabriel Gelman (on Instagram: @Gx2NY)

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

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A contestant at the June competition.

Get ready! Get set! Get gluttonous!

Sheepshead Bay’s staple deli, Jimmy’s Famous Heros (1786 Sheepshead Bay Road), is looking for competitors for a sandwich eating contest to take place this Sunday at the Sheepshead Summer Stroll.

Owner Victor Spadaro said he was looking to crown a new chow champ after a four-way tie broke out earlier this year during the first Summer Stroll.

And there will be cash prizes. The person who crams the most sandwiches into his or her ravenous maw in just a few short minutes will win $100 cash. Second place will take home $50, while third place will get $25.

There are 20 seats to fill at the contest this weekend, and it’s open to men and women aged 21 and up. There is no entry fee and water and sandwiches will be provided by Jimmy’s.

The competition was one of the banner events at the first Sheepshead Summer Stroll in June, and it’s looking to be even larger this time around with a dedicated stage. The Stroll will see Sheepshead Bay Road packed with games, giveaways, live entertainment and food from local restaurants on Sunday, September 7, from noon to 5 p.m. The event takes place from Emmons Avenue to East 15th Street, turning the entire walk from the subway to the water into an action-packed pedestrian mall.

To register as a contestant in Sunday’s eating competition, call the store during business hours at (718) 648-8001. The registration deadline is Friday, September 5.

Photo by Dennis Beatley

Photo by Dennis Beatley

To my great delight, I discovered this snippet of metadata that accompanied the image:

Mute Swan photographed in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York. The bay has a large nesting colony of these regal waterfowl.

Very cutting edge, that.

Photo by Dennis Beatley

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