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Bring It Live

Upcoming Events

  • JUN 5 - Aug 11: BRIC 'CELEBRATE BROOKLYN!'
  • July 12 - Aug 30: Movies With a View
  • July 16: Chris Brown at Barclays Center
  • JULY 21: Hidden History Stroll: Walking Tour of The Evergreens Cemetery
  • JULY 21: HOT SUMMER NIGHTS Presents Jumaane Smith with “Louis! Louis! Louis!”
  • JUN 8 - FEB 3: M.C. ESCHER

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LIVE Black Breastfeeding Week Annual Breastmilk Soap Making Class

oin Marshalla of Maker’s Classroom; www.makersclassroom.com in creating soap for you and your baby’s skin at the annual Breast Milk Soap Making Class in honor of Black Breasfeeding Week.

This class will instruct you on the hot process method of incorporating your breast milk into soap. Each participant will need to bring a crock pot an apron and a face mask. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to non-profits that service women-of-color in the education of breastfeeding and prenatal health.

8th Annual TAMA Summerfest Weekend Walks

8th Annual TAMA Summerfest Weekend Walks on Tompkins Ave from Halsey to Gates. Six blocks of various music, various types of Food, and Fun activities for all ages. Come out, have fun and support local businesses.

Citizenship Drive

Why wait? Receive free assistance with your naturalization application.
Necessary documents to bring:

  • Green card and all passports (expired and unexpired)
  • Most recent federal tax return
  • Marriage certificate and/ or divorce papers (if applicable)
  • Certified court dispositions and/ or MTA disposition letters

To complete a fee waiver, you will need to provide proof of the benefit that you or an immediate family member (spouse or child) are currently receiving, if applicable. This proof must be in form of a letter, notice or other official documents.

Be sure to bring the following:

  • SNAP (food stamps) award letter
  • SSI award letter
  • Medical award letter

To register, contact: brooklyn-usa.org/citizenship | 718-665 – 1920

Brook-Lens

Your borough in pictures

  • Photos: BP Adams Leads Stroller March Against Trump's Family Separation Policy
  • Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo
    Photos: Healthfirst's Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returns to Brownsville
  • Video: See City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Dance with Pride at Brooklyn Pride Parade
  • The kids broke their new shoes right in with fun morning activities.
    Photos: Ready, Steady, Go! Brownsville Kids Gear up for Brooklyn Half Marathon with Free, New Running Shoes
  • Group shot with volunteers and Ken Daly, COO, National Grid US Electric; Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Brooklyn Nets Legend Albert King.
    Volunteers Got Their Hands Dirty to Beautify Fort Greene Park for Earth Day!
  • Underhill Walls Project, Jeff Beler, murals, street art, Prospect Heights
    Street Art Takes Over the Walls of Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights
  • Healthfirst, Women's History Month, trailblazing women, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Lin Tan, Jacqueline Contreras , FDNY Deputy Chief Tonya Boyd,
    Photos: Healthfirst Honors Women Trailblazers at Third Annual Women’s History Month Awards Celebration
  • Women's History Month, six centenarians, NYC Health + Hospitals, Angela Cooper, Eslyn Simpson, Margaret Alcindor, Caroline Binns, Carolyn Burton, Rebecca Gilmore, Enid Peterkin, Lucille Watson, 100 year old brooklynites
    Photos: Six Centenarians Celebrate 100 Years of Life at McKinney Nursing Center in East Flatbush
  • Gun laws, March For Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, BK Reader, March, NYC march, Brooklyn, 2nd Amendment
    Photos: BK Reader Asks Brooklynites, Why Did You Join the March for Our Lives?
  • National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College, black literature, Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy and Activism in Black Literature, Sonia Sanchez, Gloria J. Browne Marshall, Bakari Kitwana, Wallace Ford, Michael Simanga, Greg Carr, Evie Shockley, Black Arts movement, M.W. Bennett
    Photos: Black Literature Lovers Gather at the National Black Writers Conference
  • Bed-Stuy Beauty Collective, Madam C.J. Walker, Madam C.J. Walker Leadership Awards, Beauty, Brooklyn, Beauty Industry, BID, Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District, Bed-Stuy BID
    Photos: Bed-Stuy's Madam C.J. Walker Awards Celebrate Beauty Entrepreneurs of Color
  • acc mascots, BK Reader, Brownsville, Brownsville students, ACC Mascots dance-off, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Brownsville Ascend Charter School
    Photos: ACC Mascots Have Dance-Off with Brownsville Youth
  • Black history, BK Reader, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Senator Marisol Alcantara, Medgar Evers College Prep, W. E. B. DuBois High School, Bertha Lewis, Kalief Browder Foundation,  Black Institute, school to prison pipeline, Medgar Evers College, Akeem Browder, Kalief Browder, Black Minds Matter rally, Mercedes Liriano Clark, Malcolm Xavier Combs, Lay the Guns Down Foundation, No Guns Smoke
    Photos: Black Minds Matter Rally in Support of Black History Education
  • These products and brand names have Brooklyn roots.
    Photos: 'The Business of Brooklyn' Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Bklyn Businesses
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cecilia Clarke, Spark Prize 2018, Cave Canem Foundation, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, Exalt Youth, GRIOT Circle, Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn Philanthropy, Brooklyn NonProfits
    Photos: Brooklyn NonProfits Celebrated for Their Commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice in the Borough
  • Photos: In Times Square, NYC's Immigrant and Haitian Communities Were Here for it!
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jelani Cobb, BAM, Brooklyn Academy of Music, tribute, Kirsten Gillibrand, Laurie Cumbo, Chuck Schumer, Corey Johnson, Eric Adams, Katy Clark, Martha Redbone, Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
    Photos: Brooklyn's 32nd Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Cheryl Todmann, Malik Yoba, Stars of New York Dance, 2018, Kumble Theatre, dance competition, Aletha Maybank, Patricia Robinson, Jesse Hamilton, Michael DeLorenzo, Letitia James, James O'Neill, Carla Hall, Jefferey V. Noble, Stacey Cummings, Lu-Shawn Thompson, Errol Louis, Daniel Chisolm, Kevin Hunte, Jude M. Perry, Keon Washington, Chanel DaSilva, Calvin Booker
    Two Local Stars Rise as Winners of Annual Dance Competition and Fundraiser for the Arts
  • She's Gotta Have it, Tonya Lee, Spike Lee, Netflix, party, premier, red carpet
    [PHOTOS] 'She's Gotta Have It' Red Carpet Premier at BAM
  • Photos: The 2017 NYC Marathon
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