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Sacre Bleu! Sunday Is Bastille Day On Smith Street

July 13, 2013

Sunday (7/14) marks the 12th annual Bastille Day celebration on Smith Street from Bergen to Pacific. Why is this neck of the woods celebrating the end of France’s monarchy? As usual, the press release explains it all:

Our neighborhoods are so filled with French families that the public schools are French/English bilingual. One third of our 220 storefronts are Food & Drink establishments—Vive les gourmets!!! We have huge support from our local business partners, especially Bar Tabac to make this happen.

In addition, there will be live music, food, the largest petanque tournament outside of France, and, of course, crepes. The party starts at 10am, so set your alarm clocks, you dirty stay-outs!

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Brooklyn Baby Expo: June 2 In Carroll Gardens

May 26, 2013

The second-annual Brooklyn Baby Expo will be held Sunday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the International School of Brooklyn at 447 Court Street, in Carroll Gardens. Included: talks, raffles, gift bags and mini-workshops, with authors, experts and local Brooklyn moms discussing practical tips for new and expecting parents. Playrooms and courtyard concerts are planned for kids, starting at age 3.

“We’re educating parents about different parts of being a parent,” says Kim Janulewicz, co-owner of “A Child Grows in Brooklyn,” which is hosting the event.

According to its website, “Learn about best parenting resources, sleep, baby and child gear, greening your home, schools, how to hire a nanny, daycares, caring for yourself and more.” Raffle prizes include strollers, car seats, carriers, high chairs and baby gear, while exhibitors will showcase products & services covering all phases of life. There will also be hands-on testing of baby products like strollers and carriers.

Tickets are available online.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Cobble Hill’s BookCourt Hosts Author Thea Goodman March 18

March 17, 2013

BookCourt at 163 Court Street in Cobble Hill will host Thea Goodman, author of “The Sunshine When She’s Gone,” with a reading, Q&A and signing on Monday, March 18 at 7 p.m. Drinks will be served!

“Her book is a fresh and funny debut novel about marriage and new parenting—about the love, longing and ambivalence exposed when a husband takes the baby on a highly unusual outing,” BookCourt tells CHB.

More about the book
When Veronica Reed wakes up one frigid January morning, two things are off—first of all, she has had a good night’s sleep, which hasn’t happened in months, and second, both her husband and her baby are gone. Grateful for the much-needed rest, Veronica doesn’t, at first, seriously question her husband’s trip out to breakfast with baby Clara. Little does she know, her spouse has fled lower Manhattan, with Clara, for some R&R in the Caribbean.

Told through alternating points of view, The Sunshine When She’s Gone explores the life-changing impact of parenthood on a couple as individuals and as partners. Thea Goodman brings us into intimacies made tense by sleep-deprivation and to losses and gains made more real by acknowledging them. Here is the story of a couple pushed to the edge and a desperate father’s attempt give them both space to breathe.

About the author
Thea Goodman has received the Columbia Fiction Award, a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and fellowships at Yaddo and Ragdale; her short stories have appeared in several journals, notably New England Review, Other Voices and Columbia. Born in New York City, she studied at Sarah Lawrence and earned her MFA from Brooklyn College, CUNY. She has taught writing at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and lives in Chicago with her husband and children.

Source: Cobble Hill Blog

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Next Homer Fink ‘Hidden Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour’: April 21

April 15, 2012

The next jocular, wonderfully educational Homer Fink’s Hidden Walking Tour takes place this coming Saturday, April 21, at 11 a.m. Learn about the odd, weird, controversial and amusing history of America’s First Suburb over a sprawling 90 minutes of fun, led by the faithful kingpin of the Brooklyn Heights Blog, Cobble Hill Blog and Brooklyn Bugle. More info is available by clicking on the black box at the top left of the BHB home page.

Source: Brooklyn Heights Blog » Brooklyn History

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