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Alert from the BC ITS department regarding email

Posted on: Friday, December 2, 2016 11:16:38 AM EST

Hello everyone:

I am passing along an alert message that I received from Mark Gold, who is the director of Brooklyn College Information and Technology Services – – a trusted source.

ITS has detected a storm of especially dangerous SPAM messages in a variety of formats directed at a large swath of our community.  These are VERY dangerous RANSOMWARE messages that MUST NOT be opened.  If activated they can encrypt your computer and even college servers, preventing us from accessing our information, causing a huge loss of data and bringing services offline.

We cannot yet identify a single format to look out for, but PLEASE be EXTRA EXTRA careful of what mail you open until we do.  If you are not sure, err on the side of NOT opening it and contact ITS at 718-951-4357opt 1.


Skate-tacular lighting 6 pm tonight at Bryant Park. More Holiday lightings


All events are in Brooklyn unless noted and most are free.

Saturday, Dec. 3:

Let Them Eat Cake

A French Revolution-themed dance party, with costumed performers, aerial ballroom dancing, and an organ made of fire.

Where: House of Yes | 2 Wyckoff Ave. at Jefferson Street

Web site: http://www.houseofyes.org 

When: 10 pm

How much: $30–$45

DJ Bengey

Where: Union Hall | 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue |  (718) 638–4400

Web site: http://www.unionhallny.com 

When: 11:30 pm

How much: $10

American Field

A pop-up market for brands made in the United States.

Where: Brooklyn Expo Center | 72 Noble St. at Franklin Street | hello@americanfield.us

When: 10 am

Soul Inscribed

Fusing poetic hip-hop lyrics and soulful vocals with funk and dub-influenced production, artists Baba Israel (emcee/production), Duv (vocalist), Sean Nowell (saxophone, flute) and Yako 440 (instrumentation/production) spin a dance party for the whole family. Soul Inscribed returns to BAM after previous performances as part of the annual Poetry program and Arts in the Gardens—the free summer arts partnership with NYRP. After participating in or judging dance competitions and events worldwide, hip-hop dancer Ken Fury will join to showcase his skills, while also giving volunteers from the audience the chance to explore theirs. For children 6 to 11 years old.

Where: BAM Cafe | 30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street

Web site: http://www.bam.org/programs/bamcafe-live 

When: 10:30 am and 2 pm

How much: $10

Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop-Up

Check out handmade goodness from artisan makers, plus food, drink, music, and lots of seasonal festivities.

Where: Industry City | 233 37th St. between Second and Third avenues | (312) 226–8654 | info@renegadecraft.com

Web site: http://www.renegadecraft.com/fairs/brooklyn-2016-holiday-popups 

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am–6 pm from Saturday, Dec. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 18

Health Expo

The community will learn about obesity, fitness; colon, breast, and prostate cancers, and stress; there will be screenings for diabetes, hypertension; hiv/aids; nutrition; dentistry, podiatry and heart disease and stroke; Co-hosted by New Creation Community Health Empowerment Inc.

Where: Erasmus High School | 911 Flatbush Ave. |  (347) 962–0451

When: 11 am to 5 pm

Tree Tour of Green-Wood

Tour the leafy boneyard with arboreal expert Joseph Charap and learn to identify trees based on their leaves and bark.

Where: Green-Wood Cemetery | Fifth Avenue and 25th Street |  (718) 210–3080 | www.green-wood.com/toursevents

Web site: http://www.green-wood.com 

When: 11 am

How much: $20

Brooklyn Waldorf School Winter Fair

Four full floors of great food, live music, unique performances, old fashioned children’s games, and local vendors.

Where: Brooklyn Waldorf School | 11 Jefferson Ave. at Claver Place |  (718) 783–3270 | leecia@brooklynwaldorf.org

Web site: http://www.brooklynwaldorf.org 

When: 11 am–5 pm

Wild Mushroom hunt

Join with “Wildman” Steve Brill and discover the great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms in the park. Even in late fall the park is a great place to forage.

Wild American persimmons are one of the best-tasting fruits on Earth, and three of these trees are near the southwest corner of the lake. Smaller than commercial Asian persimmons, this native fruit is sweeter and creamier, and the trees in this park are still small enough for you to shake down any ripe fruit that’s not already lying on the ground. This foraging tour is perfect for kids. Pre-registration is required.

Where: Grand Army Plaza | Union Street between Flatbush Avenue and Prospect Park West |  (914) 835–2153

Web site: http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com 

When: 11:30 am

How much: $20 ($10 for children under 12)

Visiting the solar system

Our Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the science, history and folklore of the universe. Discover the mysteries of the solar system and take a closer look at the sun.

Where: Fort Greene Park Visitor Center | Enter park at Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park |  (718) 722–3218

When: 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

Direct from Russia, this classic will entertain the whole family this Christmas. Experience exceptional dancing, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree, hand-made costumes by Resident Designer Arthur Oliver, and stunning sets hand-painted in Russia.

Where: Kings Theatre | 1027 Flatbush Ave. between Beverly Road and Tilden Avenue

Web site: http://www.kingstheatre.com 

When: 3 pm

How much: Starting at $45

Twillerama 2

A festival of adult animation.

Where: Videology | 308 Bedford Ave. at S. First Street |  (718) 782–3468

Web site: http://www.videology.info 

When: 7 pm

How much: $5


Arts, Culture & Fun: Dance Away the Night – Holiday Swing!

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the season at this festive holiday party featuring the Harlem Swing Dance Society and live music by the Stephanie Jeannot Band.

Enjoy light refreshments, vintage film clips, live dance performances, and a Swing Dance lesson for beginners by the Harlem Swing Dance Society.

About The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS)
The Harlem Swing Dance Society is a premier organization dedicated to culturally sharing the history of Lindy Hop, Swing Dance, and the historic Savoy Ballroom in its Harlem home. Visit The Harlem Swing Dance Society website to check out their calendar of classes and events.

St. Johns Recreation Center

1251 Prospect Place


 Several days: Renegade Craft Fair Brooklyn Pop-Up

F.A.D. Holiday Market


Sunday, Dec. 4:

First Sundays

A series of pop-up programs inspired by water, in honor of the opening of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Water Garden. Children have fun with arts and crafts, listening to a story and taking a nature walk.

Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden | 1000 Washington Ave., at Eastern Parkway |  (718) 623–7220

Web site: http://www.bbg.org 

When: Sunday, Dec. 4, 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, Jan. 8, 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, Feb. 5, 10 am to 2 pm
Sunday, March 5, 10 am to 2 pm

How much: Free with Garden admission

Out door skills

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 and older.

Where: Prospect Park Audubon Center | Enter park at Lincoln Road and Ocean Avenue |  (718) 287–3400

Web site: http://www.prospectpark.org/audubon 

When: 1 pm to 2:30 pm

Klezmer concert

Celebrate Hanukkah with the musical group Golem. The fearlessly wild energy, combo combined with a boundless love of tradition shares songs of Hanukkah and beloved favorites as well as original material in Yiddish, Russian, English, and French. Post-performance CD signing with the artists!

Where: On Stage at Kingsborough | 2001 Oriental Blvd. at Oxford Street | (718) 368–5596

Web site: http://www.onstageatkingsborough.org 

When: 3 pm

How much: $32 to $37

Twilight tour of Green-Wood

Take a walking tour through the cemetery, with a visit to the normally-closed catacombs. Bring a flashlight.

Where: Green-Wood Cemetery | Fifth Avenue and 25th Street |  (718) 210–3080 | www.green-wood.com/toursevents

Web site: http://www.green-wood.com 

When: 4 pm

How much: $25

Outdoor Skills: Shelter Building

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.

Our Urban Park Rangers are well versed in outdoor lore. Learn tips and tricks that will enhance your knowledge of the natural world, and might just save your life. Whether you are preparing for an extended journey through the woods or just want to be more prepared for any situation, an outdoor skills program is the perfect fit for you.

All programs are family friendly, but are recommended for ages 8 and older.

Audubon Center at the Boathouse in Prospect Park


Directions to this location

Location Details:
Enter at East Drive and Lincoln Road

 Ongoing: See past postings. 

Train show at Grand CentralChristmas Spectacular, Rockettes at Radio City Music HallHoliday Train Show New York Botanical Garden.



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