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Chelsea Clinton at my Library!

Today at the Brooklyn Public Library's Central Branch NBC News Special Correspondent Chelsea Clinton read to attendees for Education Nation Week in New York City. Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and The GingerBread Boy by Richard Egielski were two books read by Clinton. I attempted to let my nephew listen closer to the stories but he wanted his mommy. Oh well thank goodness local public school children were in attendance in addition to families. Children and adults were excited to see and hear from the daughter of the United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton. It was also awesome to meet the President of the library Linda E. Johnson. It was great to be in attendance at this event in my neighborhood. I love my library! I just was looking through the am New Yorkpaper and found out about the event this morning. I quickly placed a reservation to attend with my sister and nephew. Getting news quickly can bring a day of surpr…

A Labor Day in Crown Heights, Brooklyn......

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Pics at Calabar Bekons.com Check them out! On Saturday evening I watched as my daughters had a ball on President Street between Franklin and Classon Avenues in Brooklyn, N.Y. This street is the logistical hub for steel band players to get their instruments to Washington Avenue. The Brooklyn Museum parking lot is transformed into an outdoor concert arena for West Indian Day Carnival Festivities. The girls and boys ran after one another on the large closed street. Neighbors served as vendors selling food, country paraphernalia, horns, and party spray. I even saw a fashion designer’s clothing modeled on mannequins. Some neighbors sat in chairs in conversation and enjoying the food; while others moved to the music of the Caribbean steel bands play freely in the street. I loved it! I was reminded of my childhood when my sister and I would walk from the free concerts at Wingate Park in the evening and come upon a band rehearsal. There is something great about the sound of music in t…