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Monday, July 21, 2003

SUMMER SOIREE

Co-chairs Emma Bloomberg (the mayor’s daughter) and Vogue Fashion Editor Sally Singer are inviting 20- and 30-somethings to Summer Soiree, a junior benefit for the Campaign for Prospect Park 2001-2005, which set the ambitious goal of raising $116 million in five years. (The Alliance has completed renovation of the boathouse and will unveil the completely restored Parade Grounds in Spring 2004.) Comment.

SOUND OF SIRENS

They’ll be singing "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)" at the Siren Music Fest in Coney Island on Saturday, July 19. Comment.

GREAT WHITE WAY

Celebrate Brooklyn will bring together two of Brooklyn’s most acclaimed institutions - the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the borough’s very own Broadway star, Lillias White - on Friday, July 25. Comment.

PIONEER WOMAN

"This is woman’s hour The Life of Mary Baker Eddy" is on display at the Robert J. Kibbee Library of Kingsborough Community College, 2001 Oriental Blvd., now through Aug. 13. Comment.

DINO-MITE!

It’s the closest thing yet to Jurassic Park, except without those carnivorous Velocirpators. Comment.

DAY TRIPPER

On a rainy Saturday in April, more than 100 photographers fanned out across the streets, alleyways, and subway stations of Brooklyn armed with cameras, rolls of film, and a mission. Comment.

ART IN THE PARK

The opening of the 21st annual Brooklyn Working Artists Coalition sculpture show in Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park will be celebrated with live music on July 19. Jan Bell will host the lineup on the Little Red Hen Music Stage, while visitors peruse the works of 30 artists, including John Jerard’s Mandala (pictured). The show was curated by Ursula Clark and Richard Brachman. Comment.

INSIGHT ON TAP

Garrett Oliver, brewmaster of the Brooklyn Brewery, is on a crusade. His mission: to end beer’s stigma as a second-class substitute for wine. Comment.

ON A ROLL

If your morning latte at Starbuck’s is becoming too "been there, done that" then try Court Street newcomer The Brooklyn Bread Cafe. Comment.

AT LONG LAST LOVE

In conversations with chefs and restaurateurs, I’ve heard these words repeated like a mantra, "We want our cafe/bistro/restaurant to be the kind of place where people drop in, chat, drink wine, become family." Comment.

Cyclones grab President’s Cup

Cyclones: Well, that was quick. Expending the bare minimum of time, the Cyclones clinched the 12-game season-series against the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night by winning their seventh consecutive game against their cross-Narrows rivals. Comment.

Fulton Street mayhem and the fall of A&S

Weintrob: On Christmas Eve, for several years in the late ’70s and early ’80s, I’d wander onto Fulton Street as dusk approached and watch the genesis of a mini-riot. Those were the days, not far removed from John Lindsey’s “fun city” regime, when allowing lawbreakers some latitude was the Big Apple norm. Comments (2).

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