The Mark Morris Dance Group was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City

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The Mark Morris Dance Group was formed in 1980 and gave its first concert that year in New York City

In 1988, MMDG was invited to become the national dance company of Belgium, and spent three years in residence at the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. The company returned to the United States in 1991 as one of the world’s leading dance companies, performing across the U.S. and at major international festivals. Based in Brooklyn, NY, MMDG appears regularly in New York City, NY; Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Fairfax, VA; Seattle, WA; and at the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, MA. The company’s London seasons have garnered two Laurence Olivier Awards. MMDG is noted for its commitment to live music, a feature of every performance on its full international touring schedule since 1996. At the heart of the Mark Morris Dance Center are seven column-free studios with wood-sprung floors and spacious dressing rooms with lockers and showers. The School at the Mark Morris Dance Center provides dance and movement classes for ages four to adult. Children and teen classes are semester-driven and require advance registration. Adult classes include workshops as well as open classes.

Brooklyn Public Library

Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is an independent library system for the 2.5 million residents of Brooklyn. It is the fifth largest library system in the United States with 60 neighborhood libraries around the borough. BPL offers free programs and services for all ages and stages of life, including a huge selection of books in more than 30 languages, author talks, literacy programs and public computers.

Micro Museum

Micro Museum is a 24 year old eclectic interactive art center in Downtown Brooklyn. Open to the public from 12-7PM every Saturday with special Saturday Night events (see website for details). Admission is $2 – $20. During the week Micro Museum is a professional art environment, available for theater rehearsals, educational meetings, and business meet/greet opportunities. Promote Art Works, Inc., is the corporate parent to Micro Museum, which is a US registered trade. Promote Art Works is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization since 1993. Tax Deductible Donations are welcome.

Old Stone House of Brooklyn

The Old Stone House in the Park Slope/Gowanus neighborhood in Brooklyn was originally built in 1699 beside the Gowanus Creek. The house later played a significant role in the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27th, 1776. Strategically positioned, the house was occupied by the British and turned into an artillery position to fire upon American soldiers. The house was held by an estimated 2,000 British and hired Hessian soldiers. Against this stronghold, some 4 Alexander threw themselves into several attacks, ultimately being defeated but allowing George Washington and his troops to escape, thereby saving the nascent American army.

Prospect Park Zoo

Set among lovely old world architecture, the charming 12 acre Prospect Park Zoo features three major thematic zones, a central court with a sea lion pool and gardens, and a “petting zoo” where visitors can feed a variety of goats, sheep and alpaca. California sea lions always take center stage with three feeding demonstrations a day. Other favorites include great grey kangaroos and their smaller cousins, wallabies; playful meerkats are always on the alert, golden lion taerican monkeys) are bright and engaging and the small red pandas are beautiful to behold. There are also numerous brilliantly colored birds and interesting reptiles and amphibians on exhibit. The piece de resistance is the magnificent troop of Hamadryas baboons whose social interactions are always fascinating. The zoo features a small gift shop and state-of-the-art vending caf. A true treasure in an urban setting, the zoo is open 365 days a year.

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