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GO Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Paper#8217;s essential guide to the Borough of Kings

Saturday, Sept. 2, 2006

PARADE 2006

The West Indian American Day Carnival Parade returns to Eastern Parkway on Monday and is expected to again draw more than a million spectators and revelers. On Sept. 4, costumed dancers will fill the streets of Crown Heights and Prospect Heights. Comment

SMELLS SO GOUDA

’BABY’ STEPS     

For her first feature-length, fiction film, "Sherrybaby," Prospect Heights writer-director Laurie Collyer not only managed to snag the summer’s "It" girl, Maggie Gyllenhaal, as her leading lady, but she culled a pitch perfect performance from 7-year-old Ryan Simpkins, who plays Sherry’s daughter Alexis. Comment

A PRETTY ’PIRATE’

It only shows once every two years, features spectacular blooms by the country’s best botanical artists and it’s free (with admission). Comment

A NOD TO 9-11

The tragedies of September 11 will be remembered and memorialized through modern dance for four nights in DUMBO’s Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park. Comment

THE NOUVELLE CABARET      

The best-kept secret in Staten Island - also known as "Brooklyn southwest" according to Borough President Marty Markowitz - is the new cabaret club inside the Hilton Garden Inn. Comment

DOUBLE FEATURE

The Gallery Players are back for their 40th year! The 2006-’07 season opener is a double-bill of one-act plays by Christopher Durang: "The Actor’s Nightmare" and "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You." Comment

ONE FOR THE BOOKS       

Borough Hall will transform into a literary mecca with the first annual Brooklyn Book Festival on Sept. 16. Comment

SIMPLE LIFE     

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