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Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

John Beasley. Click to enlarge

John Beasley. Click to enlarge

On Stage at Kingsborough once again presents its “Hot Summer Nights” concert series, taking place every Saturday night in July. The concerts, which start at 8:00 p.m., are held at Kingsborough’s outdoor bandshell, in the shadow of the lighthouse, and steps from the sea wall (offering a delightful breeze in the face of generally blazing July temps). And good news, music lovers: No reservations are necessary. The concert schedule will be as follows:

July 5: Jeremy Davis & The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, The Great American Swagger. Celebrate Independence Day with this Big Band tribute to America and great American music.

July 12: Grammy-Nominee John Beasley’s MONK’estra. Catch MONK’estra, a 16-piece big modern jazz band that captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s unique quirkiness and offbeat accents.



July 19: Carole J. Bufford In Speak Easy Featuring Grammy Award-Winners Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. This nightlife award-winning show features critically-acclaimed cabaret singer Carole J. Bufford and the Grammy Award-winning Jazz Age band from “Boardwalk Empire.” Come on back to a time when love was for sale but liquor was not.

July 26: Swingadelic, With Guest Vocalist Gina Fox. Known as New York City’s greatest “little big band,” Swingadelic delivers the traditional Big Band and Great American Songbook music of Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra’s Rat Pack in swingin’ style!

Kingsborough Community College is located at 2001 Oriental Boulevard. You can find On Stage at Kingsborough on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter (@OnStageAtKCC). To learn more, call (718) 368-5596 (Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or check out

Brooklyn Economic Development Corporation is partnering up with Thypin Oltchick Institute for Women’s Entrepreneurship at F·E·G·S and Sunny Day Marketing for a business workshop tonight to help local businesses improve their online marketing. And the clincher? All BEDC workshops are free and open to everyone.

Here are the details:

“Increase Your Brand Awareness and the Three Keys to Email Marketing”

The workshop will discuss what brand awareness means for a business and why it is important.  Discover how to increase awareness and engage your clients.

RSVP at .

Tuesday August 7, 2012

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Academic Village, Room V219
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Photo by Lynn Aliston

If you’re looking for a fun and affordable way to kick up your heels this summer, look no further than Kingsborough Community College. On Stage at Kingsborough once again brings you its free 2012 “Hot Summer Nights” concert series, taking place every Saturday night in July. The concerts, which start at 7:00 p.m. (no reservations are necessary), are held at Kingsborough’s outdoor bandshell, in the shadow of the lighthouse, and steps from the sea wall.

According to Anna Becker, executive director of On Stage at Kingsborough, “This year, our concerts will take us on a patriotic and swinging journey across America, with a stopover on Broadway, and a final destination at a hot Parisian night club. The only thing you’ll need to pack is your dancing shoes.” Becker invites everyone to “bring a picnic and make a wonderful summer evening of it.”

See Hot Summer Nights 2012′s full schedule.

City Councilmembers Lew Fidler and Mike Nelson, and Borough President Marty Markowitz with Sheepshead Bites founder Ned Berke. (Photo by Randy Contello)

If you missed A Taste of Sheepshead Bay on Thursday night, you missed history being made.

Whereas, Brooklyn is most justifiably lauded for the rich array of culinary splendor that awaits residents and visitors alike, and everyone, from the comfort food seeker to the most finicky foodie is bound to encounter everything that will wow his or her palate, it is most fitting that we recognize those wonderful purveyors of decadent delectables, whose excellent taste and hard work help create the unique and fanciful flavor for which Brooklyn is widely known; and

Whereas, all of Brooklyn joins the owners, staff and supporters of twenty one of the best restaurants in Sheepshead Bay as Sheepshead Bites – Sheepshead Bay’s only independent news blog and winner of the L Magazine 2010 best local blogger distinction for Brooklyn and Manhattan - presents “A Taste of Sheepshead Bay,” an evening of eclectic food sampling and sumptuous entertainment, pronouncing Sheepshead Bay as Brooklyn’s premier culinary destination once again

So begins the proclamation issued by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz as he declared,

Now, therefore, I Marty Markowitz, President of the Borough of Brooklyn, do hereby proclaim, Thursday, October 27, 2011, 1st Annual Sheepshead Bites, A Taste of Sheepshead Bay Celebration Day in Brooklyn, USA.

Approximately 350 people attended the first Taste of Sheepshead Bay. They braved the elements to feast on the best that Sheepshead Bay had to offer as we celebrated the best damn neighborhood in Brooklyn.

Keep reading the event roundup, and to view more photos.

Participants helped raised $31,127 in scholarship funds for Kingsborough Community College students during the school’s second annual walkathon last week.

The November 9 event drew more than 600 people, many dressed in costumes, for a 2.5-mile walk around Kingsborough’s waterfront campus.

It was the second time the school held the event, and they more than doubled the $15,000 raised last year, when they shattered their original goal of $4,000.

Photos courtesy of Kingsborough Community College.

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This weekend the Kingsborough Community College Performing Arts Center will be presenting its annual outdoor summer concert series, also known as HOT SUMMER NIGHTS!

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8 p.m., Patriotic Pops, a Brooklyn community wind and ensemble concert band, will be welcoming our nation’s Independence Day.

Below is a list of the upcoming concerts and performances scheduled. For those of you who have never made it to any of these concerts, you are missing out on something rare and wonderful. Gentle summer breezes, great music, seating near the water, free parking or just take public transportation, all at no cost to you. As an added bonus, in case of rain, the concert moves indoors to the theater. That’s a guaranteed evening of summer fun.

Here are the details:
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11235
in Manhattan Beach
Public transport & Directions: Take the B1 or the B49 to the last stop (Mackenzie Street)

Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 8 p.m.: Brooklyn Community Wind Ensemble & Concert Band
Brooklyn’s beloved band, conducted by Ray Wheeler, pays musical tribute to Independence Day with their ever-popular Stars and Stripes Forever Concert.

Saturday, July 10, 2010 at 8 p.m.: Paragon Ragtime Orchestra
PRO’s Scott Joplin and the Original Kings of Ragtime Concert saluted by the New York Times as “abidingly energetic fun”.

Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.: The Danny Repole Swing Band
Audiences will be dancing in the aisles at the ever-popular Swing Under the Stars Concert, featuring such golden chestnuts as Moonlight Serenade, Tuxedo Junction, and Take The A Train.

Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.: Vagabond Opera
This highly accomplished – and seriously madcap – concert performance is equal parts New Opera, Vintage Americana, European Cabaret, and old world Yiddish theatre.

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Kingsborough Community College is the latest collection point to be part of Verizon Wireless’s UHopeLine, and the mobile company donated $1,000 to the school’s women’s center to help protect women from violence.

UHopeLine is a cell phone recycling program that accepts wireless devices and accessories in any condition, from any wireless service provider, and then refurbishes or recycles them in an environmentally sound way. Proceeds of the UHopeline program benefit local domestic violence survivors in the form of wireless phones with service and cash grants to domestic violence advocacy groups working to end domestic violence. Continue Reading »

Photo courtesy of Paypaul via Flickr

Photo courtesy of Paypaul via Flickr

Kingsborough Community College is booming this year, as a record high number of students pad the school’s budget and spur program growth.

While all of the city’s other community colleges were forced to roll back application deadline dates for the current Fall semester, Kingsborough Community College remained the only two-year public higher education institution that accepted all eligible students. The result was a massive 16 percent leap in enrollment, to a teeming 17,821 registered students.

The increased numbers haven’t stressed the system, according to Thomas Friebel, Dean of Enrollment Management at KBCC. Instead it’s led to some long-awaited improvements. Continue Reading »

Kingsborough Community College's Mascot, The Wave

In a short address to the crowd gathering in Kingsborough Community College’s gymnasium yesterday, President Regina Peruggi spoke about the placement of the word “community” within the school’s official title. It may have fallen upon deaf ears in the buzzing crowd, but the brief speech before KBCC’s first annual Strive to Provide Walkathon set the pace for the afternoon.

More than 600 students, staff, and faculty gathered to participate in this initial foray into scholarship fundraising, racking up $15,000 for student scholarships. Clearly, attendees gave good reason for the placement of the word “Community” in between “Kingsborough” and “College”, blowing away the initial goal of raising only $4000.

The “Rocky” theme echoed through the gym as everyone gathered to warm up. Despite the overcast day, the weather held and the 48 teams marched on. Team captains hoisted their signs high in the air as KBCC students cheered and encouraged the walkers along the path. Starting within the gym and following the seawall lining Jamaica Bay, walkers marched along the perimeter of the campus not once, but twice, before regrouping in the gym for refreshments, prizes and affirmation from KBCC’s cheerleaders. All the while, KBCC mascot, “The Wave” raced around shouting, “You can do it!” and “Keep going!”

Local businesses, such as Tasty Bagel, Maria’s Restaurant, and Kingsborough’s favorite just-round-the-corner joint Pizza Boulevard, provided door prizes to groups that had raised the most money. The big winners of the day, for both best costume and name, were Milano’s Cookies (donning chef hats and white jackets), led by faculty member Frank Milano. The Buildings and Grounds team, dressed as bees, came in with a close second. They weren’t stung by second place – they received the same prize because it was simply too hard to decide who had the better threads.

Keeping with the spirit of Kingsborough’s generosity, nobody walked home empty-handed. T-shirts and mugs were distributed to some participants while one lucky walker went home with a brand new TV, funded by a separate raffle – 100 percent of yesterday’s walkathon proceeds went directly to fund student scholarships. Every participant walked home with their very own gold medal.

Without the support of such a proactive and lively community, there would be no Kingsborough – and yesterday’s success continues to prove just the worth – beyond mere finance – of our Harvard by the Bay.

William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” While Kingsborough Community College may be located on a beautiful beach, this Tuesday, November 10, will ignite fireworks as opposed to pack pails of sand.

KBCC is hosting their first annual “Strive To Provide” Walkathon; with 100 percent of the proceeds funding much-needed student scholarships. The 2.5 mile walk will take place along KBCC’s sea wall during club hours, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Southern Brooklyn’s self-proclaimed Harvard by the Bay, KBCC has asked for a paltry donation of $10 per walker. Over 500 students, staff, and faculty have already signed up to participate, shattering the initial goal of raising $4000. To participate, please call 718-368-5666.

During a time of recession combined with the increased rate of dropouts, the financial need is there – Kingsborough is striving – let’s see if the community provides.

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