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World Science Festival brings stargazing, dancing robots to Brooklyn waterfront The weather couldn’t have been better at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday for a night of stargazing, talks by astronomers, NASA scientists and astronauts — and dancing robots. The event was part of the World Science Festival, a citywide science exposition. Hundreds spread blankets on Read More →

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Pratt Institute held its 126th commencement ceremonies at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Friday, May 15. Joseph V. Melillo, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) executive producer, delivered the graduate ceremony commencement address on behalf of BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins, who received an honorary degree in absentia. Holland Cotter, co-chief art critic and a senior writer at The Read More →

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Features Musical Performances by Brooklyn Students Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Wednesday kicked off his 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series, held in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and sponsored by Investors Bank. This week’s concert in Willoughby Plaza included performances by students from the guitar club at M.S. 577 Conselyea Preparatory School in Read More →

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Toaster-sized robots, team-building, problem-solving in Brooklyn Heights “It was a good day” at the recent FIRST Robotics Regional Competition, said P.S. 8 robotics coach Brandie Hayes. The Brooklyn Heights elementary school fields two robotics teams made up of third- to fifth-graders — the Robot Rockers and the Mission Masters. Both competed at the Brooklyn level Read More →

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St. Francis College History Professor Sara Haviland is making a difference in the lives of her students, and now she’s been recognized for her work, being named to the “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire 2015” list by Nerd Scholar. NerdWallet is a consumer finance website that helps people make better financial decisions, and NerdScholar is the Read More →