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BrooklynBornThis blog started in my head when I listened in the 90's to friends who feared Brooklyn and newcomers who blogged about BK as if it barely existed before they arrived. Brooklyn as Tabula Rasa. My blog satisfies my need to hear and air feelings of B'klyn from the people whose life experience was born here. Also I hope to provide balance to some of the revisionist historical musings I've seen how Brooklyn and her residents used to be, we're still here. If we can all live as best possible while appreciating the past and neighbors we've inherited that would be great too.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Hap'nins Sat-Sun 12/13-12/14

A few random cultural hap'nins this weekend in B'Klyn

SMART BROOKLYN GALLERY HOP
[from MONICA DRAKE,NYTimes]
On Sunday the smART Brooklyn Gallery Hop will include four bus routes crisscrossing the borough and linking many neighborhoods usually segregated by subway lines. A sampling from the Gold Loop offers a snapshot of new art as well as the waterfront’s transformation from its industrial past: Smack Mellon (above) in Dumbo has placed contemporary art in a space that at one point was a boiler house for a paper-box company, and the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition is holding its holiday art sale in its 19th-century warehouse.

Other routes on the gallery hop veer farther off the beaten path, both physically and conceptually. The Brooklynite Gallery, a storefront in Bedford-Stuyvesant, represents and exhibits street artists like the Kuildoosh collective and Aiko; Proteus Gowanus bases its exhibitions of art, artifacts and books on a single theme that changes once a year; and Tabla Rasa Gallery’s originality lies in its location, in Sunset Park. Or maybe, in the spirit of that other gallery district, we should start calling it SuPa. (Buses depart various locations on the hour from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; routes are at brooklyn-usa.org; 718-802-3530 or smart@visitbrooklyn.org to register; free.)


Heart of Brooklyn:
A free regular transportation to the HOB cultural campus from select neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Serving Red Hook on the third Saturday of the month, the shuttle makes its way to the main entrances of Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Library, Prospect Park and Prospect Park Zoo.

Passengers can hop on the free shuttle back to Red Hook or choose to spend an evening in central Brooklyn.
url:http://visitbrooklyn.org/redirect.php?urli=www.heartofbrooklyn.org/connection

Saturday @ Brooklyn College: Christmas in the Caribbean with the University Singers
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Performing Arts
Jamaica’s cultural ambassadors return to Brooklyn Center with a program of traditional and Caribbean holiday music.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
8:00pm to 10:00pm
Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn College Campus [map]
Box Office, 718-951-4500
$25-$40
Brooklyn College faculty, staff, and alumni get a $5 discount off full priced tickets. Brooklyn College students admitted free beginning one hour before curtain (student ID required, limit one ticket per ID).