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January 2016

By David Finck | on January 19,2016 at 2:51PM

Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale: Romanticism & Beyond
Friday, January 22, 2016, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, January 24, 2016, 3:30 p.m.;
$10-$15

All Saints Episcopal Church 286 7th Ave. at 7th Street, Park Slope (Friday)
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church 85 S. Oxford St. Lafayette Ave., Fort Greene (Sunday)
Information: 718-768-1156 (The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music)

The Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale and Music Director Nelly Vuksic will perform a program featuring Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes and works by Copland, Stanford, Favero, Guastavino, and Nobre. 
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Step Afrika!
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
$20

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
Campus Rd at Hillel Pl., Flatbush Junction
718-951-4500

Experience Step Afrika!, the world’s first professional company dedicated to stepping, a unique art form born at African American fraternities and based in rich African traditions. Incorporating intricate rhythmic patterns of kicks, stomps, claps, and chants, the dancers use their bodies as instruments, creating an enthralling, high-energy performance.

“A jubilation of rhythm and spirit that harks back to the essence of dancing.”
— The Village Voice

The performance will run approximately 90 minutes and is performed without an intermission.
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Shake Yo’ Sugar Habit!
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
FREE!

Body Elite Gym
349 Court Street, Carroll Gardens
Register Today! serena@serenamariesrd.com

Sugar Detox Challenge! This FREE, three week challenge will give you the tools you need to reduce sugar cravings & create healthy habits. A guide of “yes” and “no” foods to cut down on sugar! This is meant to be a challenge, not a sustained way of eating. Learn the tricks to identifying hidden sugar, which fruits are best to eat on a low-sugar plan, and the best time of day to eat starch.

Access to a free Facebook accountability group.

While you need to attend only the first session on January 24 to receive access to the guides and tools for success, you are more than welcome to attend the OPTIONAL follow-up sessions on January 31 and February 7.

Always discuss diet modification with your doctor prior to starting.
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Mom and Dad are Fighting
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$20, $40

The Bell House
149 7th St., Gowanus
718-643-6510

Slate’s parenting podcast Mom and Dad are Fighting is coming to Brooklyn! Join them Tuesday, January 26, for a lively and fun podcast show at The Bell House. Hosts Allison Benedikt and Dan Kois will be joined by an impressive group of special guests to reveal triumphs and fails, argue about parenting in the news, and deliver some special live surprises. Special guests include:
Chirlane McCray, Activist, Writer, and First Lady of New York City
Oliver Jeffers, New York Times Best-selling Artist and Illustrator of The Day the Crayons Quit
Laurie Berkner, Best-selling Children’s Recording Artist
Rebecca Stead, Newbery Medal Winner and New York Times Best-selling Author of Children’s    Fiction Including, When You Reach Me
John Cook, Executive Editor of Gawker

There will be a pre-show cocktail hour with the hosts from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Each ticket holder will receive one complimentary drink and early access for choice seating. Only 40 tickets for the cocktail hour will be sold, so get them while they last!
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World of Wine Class: Chocolate and Wine Pairing
Wednesday, January 27, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
$40

Brooklyn Oenology Winery Tasting Room
209 Wythe Ave (at N 3rd St.), Williamsburg
Reservation Required. 718.599.1259
taste@brooklynoenology.com

Chocolate and wine pairings are more versatile than one might think.  In this class, we’ll explore how the various flavors play together in unexpected ways.

Back to (Wine) School! Learn a little sumthin’ suthin’ about what’s in your glass, or deepen your wine knowledge in their monthly classes. All sessions include 6 tastings, cheese and charcuterie. Join for fun and informative sessions about New York wines, food pairings, wine culture and more!
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Read a Review of Brownstone Agents

Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.

I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.

My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.

We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.

We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!

John, Mir, Zelda and Timber
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Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
718-222-4111

Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.

The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
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The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev

Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
FREE!

MetroTech Commons
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn

Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.

Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.

http://www.publicartfund.org/view/exhibitions/6080_hank_willis_thomas_the_truth_is_i_see_you#sthash.QtngUIhL.dpuf
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Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
718-599-4400

Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends.

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Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

Every Tuesday night 7 PM

BierKraft
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope

Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
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Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

Barbès
376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope

Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
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Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation

Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope
718.408.3234

The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
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Every Saturday
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
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Every Sunday
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"

 9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg

Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!