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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…

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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…

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This is a paid announcement from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Sheepshead Bay Merchants Association: This Sunday, the Sheepshead Summer Stroll is returning for a second time after the first-ever festival drew thousands in June. The community-wide block party will see Sheepshead Bay Road packed with games, giveaways, live entertainment and food from local restaurants on…

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This is a paid announcement from the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and the Sheepshead Bay Merchants Association: The first ever Sheepshead Summer Stroll drew thousands on June 1, and now it’s coming back for a second time in 2014. The community-wide block party will see Sheepshead Bay Road packed with games, giveaways, live entertainment and…

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Police forces across the nation will celebrate National Night Out Against Crime for the 31st year, and NYPD precincts in all five boroughs will be celebrating on Tuesday, August 5. The event is celebrated in more than 15,000 communities across all 50 states, representing the communities reclaiming their streets from violence and crime. Locally, the 61st Precinct…

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The Kings Bay YM-YWHA celebrated another banner year for its annual Israel Expo, the largest Israeli-themed festival in Brooklyn held in front of its 3495 Nostrand Avenue headquarters. With a real, live petting zoo, music from professionals and student performers, food, vendors, amusements and rides, the event drew a diverse audience of thousands. It’s hard…

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The following is from our friends at the Kings Bay YM-YWHA: The Kings Bay YM-YWHA will hold its Annual Israel Celebration on Sunday, June 8th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Y’s main site at 3495 Nostrand Avenue (between Avenues U and V). The event is free and open to the public. The…

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The first ever Sheepshead Stroll took place this Sunday drawing thousands of attendees, and highlighting local merchants through a block party atmosphere on Sheepshead Bay Road. The Stroll is a local version of the Department of Transportation’s Weekend Walk initiative, in which the agency works with community partners to close down the road to traffic, and allows…

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