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Education Source: NYC Mayor's Office
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New York City public school students will have two new official holidays as of the 2015-2016 school year: Eid al-Adha on September 24, and Eid al-Fitr during the summer. The new school holidays are in celebration of two of the major holidays celebrated by Muslims around the world — including the city’s growing Muslim-American population.…

News & Features Source: Nate Steiner / Flickr
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Sheepshead Bay’s Jewish institutions prove that there’s more than just one way to celebrate Purim. With disco and dining, kids and cooking, carnivals and comedy, there’s something for everybody this year. The Jewish holiday kicks off next Wednesday evening. Celebrating the story of Esther, who rose to become queen of Persia, and who foiled the…

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It’s the year of the ram! February 19 marks the Chinese or Lunar New Year, and since Southern Brooklyn is home to a large Chinese-American community, there will be many opportunities to celebrate this lively cultural event all month long. According to Chinese astrology, 2015 is the year of the ram or sheep. Every year…

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We love you, dear neighbors, and loyal advertisers (double the love for neighborhood advertisers!). Thanks to your support we continue to bring you the news you really care about daily. We have put together a list of some wonderful deals and specials to spread the love across the neighborhoods we cover – from Sheepshead Bay, to Bensonhurst, to Ditmas…

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To paraphrase Dylan Thomas, ‘Do not go gentle into this New Year.’ Well… go gently, but don’t go ‘boringly.’ With 2015 looming just hours away, Sheepshead Bites wishes all its readers a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. As a reminder, here are some important things for you to know about New Year’s Day tomorrow with regard…

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From all of us at Sheepshead Bites, to all of our readers – have a Merry Christmas! Even if you don’t celebrate, we hope you have a fantastic day. For those sticking around the neighborhood, here’s a list of government offices, services and more that’s open, closed or operating with special hours today and tomorrow.…

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Thursday, December 25 is Christmas, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, note that Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24, is not an official city holiday, so all city government offices, including courts, are open. Here’s some information you might need…

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