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Opinion: Max Rose’s post office Cabrini tribute is a sham!

What do you think of our postal service? For most, the response would be pretty negative and include some choice words that can’t be printed here. However, in a cynical attempt to pander to the Italian-American community and Catholics in his district, Congressman Max Rose has proposed renaming the Dyker Heights Post Office after Mother Cabrini. A saint should be revered and not relegated to having their name slapped on an aging and architecturally bland federal building. To add insult to injury, this proposal seems to have been made for purely political purposes. For background, this all began when the She Built NYC Initiative was created in 2018 to erect public monuments or statues to honor women’s history. There was an open call for nominations…

Saturday, Oct. 5: T.E.A.L. Wellness Weekend

T.E.A.L. Wellness Weekend: An event to raise awareness for ovarian cancer. with No-Cost Mammograms, an oral cancer workshop, and a cooking demo. Free. 9 am–1 pm. T.E.A.L. Community Center, @@533 16th St.@@@@, (917) 310–4835, www.TellEveryAmazingLady.org/workshopsBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Oct. 5: “Queen of Hearts”

“Queen of Hearts”: An extravagantly baroque burlesque show loosely inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” $85–$155. 5 pm and 10 pm. Company XIV, @@383 Troutman St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues@@@@, (866) 811–4111, www.companyxiv.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Sept. 21: Creekers Jamboree

Creekers Jamboree: Don’t miss your chance to see Vienna Carroll, famous for her black roots music, followed by the Ukuladies at the Gowanus Creekers Jamboree! 5 – 8 p.m. Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse, @@165 2nd St@@@@, BP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Sept. 21: “Queen of Hearts”

“Queen of Hearts”: An extravagantly baroque burlesque show loosely inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” $85–$155. 5 pm and 10 pm. Company XIV, @@383 Troutman St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues@@@@, (866) 811–4111, www.companyxiv.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Sept. 14: Tastes of Columbia Waterfront

Tastes of Columbia Waterfront: Experience the eclectic cuisine of the Columbia Waterfront with a multiple-block food and drink event. $22-54. 6 p.m. Columbia Waterfront District, @@Columbia Street, from Degraw to Union streets@@@@, , tastesofbrooklyn.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Sunday, Sept. 15: “Queen of Hearts”

“Queen of Hearts”: An extravagantly baroque burlesque show loosely inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” $85–$155. 8 pm. Company XIV, @@383 Troutman St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues@@@@, (866) 811–4111, www.companyxiv.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Sept. 7: Picture This

Picture This: A live comedy show with stand-ups performing while they are drawn live by some of the best animators, cartoonists, and other artists around. $10 ($8 in advance). 7:30 p.m. Union Hall , 702 Union St. at Fifth Avenue, (718) 638-4400, www.unionhallny.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Sept. 7: Carnival Crawl

Carnival Crawl: A bar crawl that celebrates the rich Caribbean culture of Crown Heights, with visits to Branch Ofc., Q’s Tavern, Super Power, Savvy Bistro and Bar, Suite 704, and Sweet Brooklyn.BP_ADS_BOX_CODE

10 Free Back To School Events In Brooklyn – BKLYNER

10 Free Back To School Events In Brooklyn BKLYNERIt’s almost time to go back to school! Have you gotten your school supplies yet? There are several organizations giving out free (yes, free) school supplies in the …

Saturday, Aug. 24: Smartphone Security 101

Smartphone Security 101: Find out how to protect your smartphone by using its built-in encryption, what all those app updates mean for your security, and more with digital security trainers from Freedom of the Press Foundation. Bring your smartphone or tablet to follow along with this workshop that is aimed toward people with no prior knowledge but there will also be time for more advanced users to discuss technical solutions. Free. 3 p.m. Brooklyn Public Library’s Central branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza between Eastern Parkway and Flatbush

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Beers and Betas

Beers and Betas: NYU Game Center will set up a free arcade of new video games and in the Brooklyn Brewery Tasting Room. Free. 5–9 pm. Brooklyn Brewery, 79 N. 11th St. between Wythe Avenue and Berry Street, (718) 486-7422, www.brooklynbrewery.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Aug. 10: Adorn Me

Adorn Me: The sculpture by Tanda Francis examines the African presence in public space as a force of beauty and cultural relevance, until mid-August. Free. All day. Fort Greene Park NE entrance, Myrtle Avenue and Washington Park entrance, (718) 722–3218, www.fortgreenepark.orgBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Aug. 10: “Queen of Hearts”

“Queen of Hearts”: An extravagantly baroque burlesque show loosely inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” $85–$155. 8 pm. Company XIV, @@383 Troutman St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues@@@@, (866) 811–4111, www.companyxiv.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

NYPD hunts for suspects in Brooklyn playground shooting that left 1 dead, 11 others wounded – USA TODAY

NYPD hunts for suspects in Brooklyn playground shooting that left 1 dead, 11 others wounded USA TODAY1 Dead, 11 Hurt In Shooting At Brooklyn ‘OldTimers’ Event CBS New York1 dead, 11 others shot at community event in Brooklyn Boston.com1 dead after 12 people are shot near a Brooklyn playground during a neighborhood event Los Angeles TimesNYC police seek 2 shooters in Brooklyn playground shooting ABC NewsView full coverage on Google News

Saturday, Aug. 3: Summer Yoga

Summer Yoga : Connect with the Earth, sky, and the trees at the Monument Greene Lawns, with local instructors from The Shala. Free. 11 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Fort Greene Park Lawn, Myrtle Avenue at N. Portland Avenue, , www.fortgreenepark.orgBP_ADS_BOX_CODE

Saturday, Aug. 3: “Queen of Hearts”

“Queen of Hearts”: An extravagantly baroque burlesque show loosely inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” $85–$155. 8 pm. Company XIV, @@383 Troutman St. between Wyckoff and Irving avenues@@@@, (866) 811–4111, www.companyxiv.comBP_ADS_BOX_CODE