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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, July 10, 2009

Weekend One-Liners 7/10-7/12

Friday, July 10, 2009 7:30 p.m. (this one I'm late on, I know...)
Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents Los Amigos Invisibles & Aterciopelados
A featured performance as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), this double bill brings together two great South American acts.

Saturday July 11th

Saturday, July 11th at 2pm
Yes there is more than one Flea in Brooklyn and Councilmember James will be there!
"Smoothie Making Event at the Franklin/Sterling Flea Market
Council Member Letitia James and Carleen Haughton, owner of Bristen’s Eatery located at 751 Franklin Avenue, will be serving up fresh smoothies to the community on Franklin Avenue and Sterling Place (next to 751 Franklin Avenue)"

ALL DAY Saturday
Every year on July 11th (7/11 get it?) 7-Eleven celebrates their birthday by giving away Free Slurpees!!! And today on their 82nd birthday they will give away 7.11 ounce slurpees at over 6,000 locations. Store locator:

Sat. July 11 - 11:45 AM
Brewed in Brooklyn Tour ($45:holy crap!) includes: A private tour+A slice of pizza+Stories of brewing+Tastings of traditional German beer and Brookyn beer with gourmet small plates at Huckleberry Bar.

Sat. July 11, 4:00 PM
A Very Special Show with They Might Be Giants
Featuring Readings of Keats Stories by Claudia Marshall of WFUV

Sat. July 11, 6:00 PM
Narrows Knockout! Staten Island Yankess vs. Brooklyn Cyclones!!
"Be one of the first 2,500 fans and you'll get a free PEPSI visor! And don't forget to stay for a post-game fireworks show!"

Danny Simmons Corridor Gallery
“Portraits of Obama” will be up through July 25 at Corridor Gallery, 334 Grand Avenue, open Thursday through Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.

Sunday July 12th

"Brooklyn Bridge Flea takes place directly under the world's most beautiful bridge...vendors of vintage furniture, clothing, collectibles and antiques, as well as new jewelry, art and crafts by local artisans, plus delicious from 11am to 6pm every Sunday."

Sunday July 12th 1-8pm
Afro-Punk Block Party: Clinton Ave between Myrtle and Willoughby
FREE! "The 2nd Annual Afro-Punk Block Party, Live Music, DJs and D.I.Y. Fashion, food and craft vendors...underground and local artists, performances by John Forte, Joya Bravo, Maiysha Shinobi Ninja"