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June 7, 2011

June 9th: Battle for Brooklyn to Screen in Fort Greene Park, Steps Away Ratner's Folly

Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn

This Thursday Rooftop Films brings Battle for Brooklyn outdoors to Fort Greene Park, just blocks away from Ratner-Bloomberg-Markowitz-Pataki-Spitzer-Schumer-Paterson's disaster in progress. Details follow:

Thursday, June 9th
9:00PM Film Begins
Live performance at 8:30 by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir

No admission for this show. More information at:

The Myrtle Avenue Hill in Ft. Greene Park, Myrtle and N. Portland, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Enter the park at Myrtle and N. Portland and walk up the path.
Subway: G to Fulton, C to Lafayette, 2,3,4,5 to Nevins or B,M,Q, R to Dekalb


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Posted by eric at June 7, 2011 12:48 PM