Saturday, September 8, 2007

What's Happening This Week in Brooklyn?

- Today is Astroland's closing day, the Gowanus Lounge reports. A demonstration calling on Thor Equities to keep the park open for another year is scheduled for noon. There will be Mariachis on the boardwalk from 4-6 p.m. and the Hungry March Band will play at 6 p.m. GL

- Triada Samaras from CORD ("Carroll Gardens Coalition for Respectful Development") tells us there will be a Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association meeting Monday, Sept. 10, at Scotto's Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m., 106 First Place (at Court). Cord is pushing for a moratorium on buildings over 5o feet tall in Carroll Gardens.

- Brooklyn Community Access Television (BCAT) looks at the controversy over the new Arabic-themed school in Brooklyn and other topics Monday night at 9 p.m. BCAT

- Next Sunday, September 16, don't miss the second annual Brooklyn Book Festival. It will take place at Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., featuring readings and panels with a huge number of respected writes like Phillip Lopate, Pete Hamill, Bernice McFadden and Jonathan Letham on multiple indoor and outdoor stages. See if you can get invited to the VIP night Saturday (with Paul Auster).

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