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Most free summer concerts include music that’s either crowd-pleasing or familiar - or both. More challenging works are saved for the regular season. Comment


This month, CityParks Theater brings a provocative mix of productions influenced by hip-hop, prisons and yes, even Shakespeare, in its line-up of free performances in Brooklyn’s parks. Comment


July is the perfect time to visit the New York Puppet Library - a cool, bewitching space that’s actually located inside the arch in Grand Army Plaza - because Brooklyn families will be able to enjoy two charming puppet shows there this month. Comment


This July, Friday nights will be rocking at one of the most intimate and interesting venues in all of Brooklyn. Comment


The annual "Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Paulinus of Nola" will return to Williamsburg for the 119th year on Thursday, July 6 at 6 pm. Comment


There’s no place like home, especially if home is Brooklyn in the summertime. The perks include a free outdoor movie series on the bank of the East River, hosted by the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, which kicks off on July 6 with "The Wizard of Oz" (pictured at left) and continues through Aug. 24. Comment


Get ready to put on your dancin’ shoes as the Brooklyn Philharmonic performs at Celebrate Brooklyn on July 14. Comment


Last night, I ate a hotdog on my patio. My husband grilled it on a tiny hibachi, and I served it with coleslaw purchased from the supermarket and a green salad. No offense to any of the chefs who fed me so well this winter, but it was one of the best meals I’ve had all year. Comment
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As far as hot dogs go, this could be our year

Brooklyn Angle: This could be the year when I get to see a grown Japanese man cry. Comment

For Vito, fact-finding pays well

Bay Ridge’s four-term Republican congressman has been dipping into campaign funds to finance pleasure trips to exclusive resorts in Florida, Colorado, Nevada and California, according to published reports. Comment

‘Last day’ blues

Smartmom: Smartmom cried on the Oh So Feisty One’s last day of school this week. She always does. They were quiet tears: quickly-brushed-away tears, and tears-that-got-stuck-in-the-middle-of-her-throat tears. Comment

First pitch fiasco     

Cyclones: Monday night’s game featured the hotly anticipated appearance of Miss Coney Island, Julie Atlas Muz, to throw out the first ball. Comment

We let you know Who is on first

Play’s the Thing: The Cyclones 2006 campaign has been underway for more than a week, and fans coming to Keyspan Park won’t recognize the team from last season. Comment

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