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The Shorefront Y is hosting a Children’s Book Fair on Sunday, November 24, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. to help raise money for the institution’s special needs children, seniors and early childhood programs. There will be tons of kids books, as well as readings, raffles, arts and crafts and a special performance by an…

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When the Southern Brooklyn community wants to raise awareness for a good cause, they know how to do it – even in stormy weather. On Sunday, May 19, approximately 170 Southern Brooklyn locals gathered at the New York Aquarium to walk 1.2 miles of the boardwalk to Coney Island Avenue. Together, they marched until Shorefront…

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The Shorefront Y will be teaming up with the Brooklyn Autism Spectrum Disorder Initiative (BASDI) to host its Third Annual Walk for Autism, this Sunday, May 19 at 11:00 a.m. along the Coney Island boardwalk, starting at West 10th Street. Registration starts at 10:00 a.m. The annual walk aims to raise awareness and funds in order to create…

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A Coney Island church that played a major role Sandy relief efforts is now in need of help, according to a story in The New York World. According to the article, the largest church in Coney Island, the Coney Island Gospel Assembly at 2828 Neptune Avenue, opened its doors following Sandy to be filled with…

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Our friends at LA Boxing of Brooklyn (16 Brighton 11th Street), which will soon celebrate its grand opening, dropped us a note saying that they will host a Women’s Self Defense seminar which will benefit local ladies in need of some butt-kicking knowledge, as well as local charities. Taught by WEC Lightweight Champion “Razor” Rob McCullough, the…

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The following was submitted by Sheepshead Bay resident Jeanine Grimaldi, whose family wrestles with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease every day. Alzheimer’s disease, a form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.4 million Americans. Although this disease is most commonly known for its major symptom — memory loss — it comprises so much more. Typical Alzheimer’s…

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Community Board 15’s coach, Tony Scavo, husband of Chairperson Theresa Scavo, was already grumbling when I showed up an inning or two into the charity softball game, in which the Board faced off against the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association. Donning a black CB15 baseball cap, Scavo turned and spat, “This isn’t a baseball game. What…