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How To Enjoy the Summer in Brooklyn with $0


New York City is a great city… we believe this, we know this, that is why we live here… and yet sometimes it wears us down and takes all our money and makes us want to hide in a corner and take a few calming breaths and try to figure out what the hell just happened to us and our rapidly shrinking bank accounts.

And so… here is a list of 100 things you can do in Brooklyn this summer that cost absolutely nothing. So you can go and enjoy them and not feel any stress and not worry about the ticket to get in or the bill at the end of the evening.

Lowline Update: New Solar Technology for a Botanical Underground Park

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The Lowline is an ambitious project to create an underground park in the LES. It faces some complex technological and governmental hurdles before it becomes a reality… but it is possible, and it would be a terrific development for the area. Taking an unused space in this highly dense city and bringing Light and Plants and People to it is always a good thing. They have started another Kickstarter project to help them bring this exciting project closer to completion… find out more here.

Fifty Thousand Suspended Keys

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Keys are familiar and very valuable things that protect important people and spaces in our lives. They also inspire us to open the door to unknown worlds. With these thoughts in mind, in this new installation I would like to use keys provided by the general public that are imbued with various recollections and memories that have accumulated over a long period of daily use. As I create the work in the space, the memories of everyone who provides me with their keys will overlap with my own memories for the first time. These overlapping memories will in turn combine with those of the people from all over the world who come to see the biennale, giving them a chance to communicate in a new way and better understand each other’s feelings.”

The 56th Annual Park Slope House Tour – May 17th

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The 2015 Park Slope House Tour, a self-guided tour organized by the Park Slope Civic Council, will take place Sunday, May 17, from 12 noon to 5:30 pm. Homes in different sections of Park Slope will be on view, with shuttle buses providing continuous service to pick-up and drop-off sites near homes. Ticket-holders will receive a handsome illustrated brochure describing the history and interior of each home.

Following the Tour at 6:00pm, there will be a lecture by local architect-historian Francis Morrone entitled “Brooklyn Landscapes: from Green-Wood Cemetery to Brooklyn Bridge Park,” (House tour tickets are required for that talk.) The House Tour funds the Park Slope Civic Council’s Grants Program. Your participation in the 2015 House Tour helps to ensure the funding of our 2016 grants, and for that we are most grateful.

Starting Point: Beginning at 12 noon on May 17, tickets will be sold (at a “last minute” premium price of $25), shoe covers will be available and House Tour brochures will be distributed at our starting point – Poly Prep Lower School, 50 Prospect Park West at 1st Street.

Information for members of the public:
Email: housetour@parkslopeciviccouncil.org
Telephone: 347.871.0477


Purchase Advance Tickets @ $20 online:
We work with NYCharities.org in this connection, so please click here to purchase tickets.

An Elevator Ride Thru NYC History

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You can now see a quickly shifting visual representation of Lower Manhattan over the last 500 years as you ride up the elevators at 1 World Trade Center. Specially designed elevators show a three-wall digital panorama of time lapse development, as the city grows and evolves over the years. This provides a new and fascinating way to see history as you travel upward in a new part of its ever changing skyline.