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PS 261 renaming process to honor former principal Miss Mills
The PTA of P.S. 261 Philip Livingston in Boerum Hill has officially started the process to rename the school in honor of its beloved former principal, Zipporiah Mills. Principal Mills led 261 from 2005 to 2016 and sadly passed away in October 2021. At a community memorial, she was lovingly ... (read more).
Year-round NYC ferry service to Governors Island from Brooklyn starting January 24
The new, daily, year-round NYC Ferry service to and from Governors Island will begin Monday, January 24, 2022. NYC Ferry will serve Governors Island’s Yankee Pier via the South Brooklyn Route, adding a stop between Red Hook and Sunset Park, directly connecting New Yorkers to the island from the Brooklyn ... (read more).
Hands-on learning at Brooklyn Preschool of Science (sponsored)
Does your little one like to make fake snow?  How many fruits can you fit on a kabob stick? Does your child love to create rainbow jars with different liquids to show density? Hands on learning is not only important because it allows students to engage in kinesthetic learning, it ... (read more).
Food news – new restaurant, new mercado and new coffee shop
Felice Brooklyn Heights is now open at 84 Montague Street in the former Heights Cafe space offering Italian cuisine including Bruschetta, Pappardelle con Salsiccia, Ravioli della Casa, Penne ai Quattro Formaggi and Milanese. “The menu has an emphasis on fresh, locally sourced produce, to ensure the highest quality ingredients. An ... (read more).
International Baccalaureate program rolling out in 12 public schools in District 13
Superintendent Kamar Samuels (District 13) has announced the implementation of the International Baccalaureate program in 8 public elementary and 4 public middle schools in District 13 in the next two years. The International Baccalaureate (IB) is a global leader in international education—developing inquiring, knowledgeable, confident, and caring young people. Participating elementary schools ... (read more).
What is the International Baccalaureate? (sponsored)
The International Baccalaureate (“the IB”) is considered the gold standard in education and is known for its academic rigor. It is highly respected among colleges and universities worldwide, and students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique, challenging and diverse education. IB learners are: encouraged to think critically ... (read more).
Rental buildings at Front and York in DUMBO hitting market
Investment firm CIM Group has sold the 320-unit apartment community located at 85 Jay Street in Dumbo’s neighborhood for $220 million. The rentals are part of the larger development that includes 407 for-sale condos, 140,000 square feet of retail space that is anchored by a 77,000-square-foot Life Time Fitness and ... (read more).
Chocolate making workshop back at the Jewish Children’s Museum in Crown Heights
The Chocolate Makery at the Jewish Children’s Museum for kids 5 years and up teaches children the process of chocolate making including decorating their own cocoa pop. The workshop takes place Sundays every hour between 12 to 5 pm and during the weekdays 1-2 times in the afternoons. It will ... (read more).
Circus unravelling 4,000 years of juggling coming to Gowanus
This winter, Hideaway Circus presents the world premiere of REFLEX, a new show from the mind of the master juggler and visual artist Jay Gilligan. Based on a series stories about gravity and juggling sequences featuring Jay’s unique inventions, props, and robots, REFLEX is a one of kind theatrical experience. This ... (read more).

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