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If the crazed crowds, projected low of 25 degrees Fahrenheit, and scary Black Friday mobs still don’t hinder your urge to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade in person, here are some transit tips. On Thanksgiving Day, trains and buses will be running on a Sunday schedule. The parade runs from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m.…

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Explosions in the sky, blinding LED lights, girls strutting around in skimpy outfits… ‘merica. These wonderful things are all to be expected this weekend on Coney Island. On Friday, you can see the first Friday fireworks of 2013. If you are especially afraid of the dark, you will also be able to see Brooklyn Borough…

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The Sheepshead Bay / Plumb Beach Civic Association held its annual Memorial Day and Armed Forces Day Parade on Saturday, drawing scores of neighbors to watch antique automobiles, local veterans and school kids honor the men and women of the nation’s armed forces. Like other Memorial Day observances, the event remembers the local heroes who gave…

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Turkish-Americans celebrate their heritage this month with a week of restaurant discounts at participating eateries, a parade and festival, and an event at Borough Hall. The 32nd Turkish Day Parade and Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 18, at noon. Organized by the Federation of Turkish American Associations, the parade takes place in Manhattan, with…

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The Kickstarter campaign to save the Mermaid Parade launched yesterday and they are already a quarter of the way to their goal. Because of damages sustained by Superstorm Sandy, Coney Island USA, the parade organizers, needed to cut back on expenses, leaving them $100,000 short of affording all the things that make a parade happen like security,…

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Southern Brooklyn’s most bizzare, colorful and apparel-eschewing festival, the Mermaid Parade, celebrated its 30th year in 2012, with thousands of revelers descending upon Coney Island for the event. Mermen, lady pirates, sailors and strippers snaked down Surf Avenue, rounded West 10th Street, and back over the Riegelmann Boardwalk, flashing costumes – and sometimes a little…

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