The Monday Brief - August 21, 2014

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Come enjoy this fantastical Shakespeare comedy outdoors, presented by Gorilla Repertory Theater in Washington Square Park,  Saturday, Aug. 30, 8 p.m. Free. More »

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West Indian American Day Parade

Join the celebration at the annual New York Caribbean Carnival and Parade. Festivities kick off on Thursday, Aug. 28, with the Caribbean Woodstock concert and culminate with the all-day West Indian American Day Parade on Sept. 1. Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn. More »

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Clean Up a Nature Preserve

Help in the cleanup of Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve on Saturday, Aug. 20. The preserve is a 265-acre nature park on the southwest shore of Staten Island that contains a variety of unique habitats, including wetlands, ponds and spring-fed streams. More than 170 species of birds have been found here. More »

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Book Reading
Aug. 26 | Medgar Evers College

The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Greenlight Bookstore present author and artist Danny Simmons who will read select pieces from his new book, The Brown Beatnik Tomes. More »

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Screening: ‘An Honest Liar’
Aug. 28 | Baruch College

Baruch Performing Arts Center and New York City Skeptics presents a screening of the documentary, "An Honest Liar," based on the life and career of famed paranormal investigator James “The Amazing” Randi. More »

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