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5 Things You Should Know This Week

Hurricane Sandy updates, the Next Wave Festival and the Stars of New York will still dance!

5 Things You Should Know This Week

 1. Thursday, November 1, at 9:30 p.m., MAPP International Productions present the NY premiere of red, black & GREEN: a blues, which will be presented at BAM as a part of its Next Wave Festival at Berlyn Restaurant, 25 Lafayette Avenue. Tickets to show are only $20. You will have the opportunity to mingle with the entire cast, including Marc, Michael John Garces, and Theaster Gates, as well as MAPP's amazing staff, and other fellow board members.  Space is limited -- reply early. RSVP to joyce@mappinternational.org .The party will immediately follow the November 1, 7:30pm performance of. Buy your tickets here!

2. For tips on power outages and power outage safety tips, visit the American Red Cross the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3. According to NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s address on Monday from the Office of Emergency Management in Brooklyn, NYC mayor addressed the city today at 11:30am. 6:00 – 10:30 p.m. will be the peak time for the Hurricane surge. The Holland tunnel and the Brooklyn Battery tunnels will be closed today at 2:00 p.m. The Bronx River Parkway and westbound way has been closed. Go here to find out whether or not you live in ZONE A, go HERE,” which is the area designated for the highest risk and advised for evacuation.

4. As of Monday, October 29, all NYC schools are closed Monday, October 29 and Tuesday October 30; MTA subway and bus service has been suspended indefinitely; and alternate side parking is suspended. One of the very few benefits of a hurricane is that you do not need to move your car.  

5. So far, Stars of New York Dance is scheduled to go on this Thursday, November 1 at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, at 7:00 p.m. Errol Louis, political anchor and host of “Inside City Hall” on NY 1 News, returns for a second year as the host and the Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood, executive pastor at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Bed-Stuy, will be honored at this year’s second annual dance-off. Six couples will compete to win a $5,000 Access Award grand prize, which they will donate to a local children’s arts organization of their choice. Check back in with Bed-Stuy Patch for updates on any changes surrounding this event.

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