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I woke up this morning with a memory of a quote from a t-shirt I wore out as I was adolesing. It said "world peace starts right here: I will not raise my child to kill your child"-Barbara Choo.
We recently recently reconnected with an AFS returnee from Croatia (who now lives in NJ). AFS was founded by a group of American volunteer ambulance drivers from WWI and WWII. The organization was founded with the belief that international student exchange could foster world peace through better cultural understanding. When I was going to Midwood High School, I founded the AFS Club, and my mother founded the first Brooklyn AFS Chapter. This all happened because of our neighbors in the Ex-Lax building (who lived in apartment 3J which we just sold). Lenore & Will Greenfield had been AFS Hosts multiple times when their kids were growing up, and their love of cultural exchange was infectious. For me, AFS has created life-long bonds. I have a French sister who lives in Paris, and my New Zealand host family now lives on the Gold Coast of Australia.
This is my history. Fast forward to the present: our colleague Nick Hovsepian has recently let our office know about his brother's international hosting plea. Nick's brother was posted in Afghanistan, where he befriended a local translator. Nick's brother will be hosting this interpreter and his family in Tennessee, until they are able to live on their own. Our hearts go out to all the political refugees who have had to flee their homes for sanctuary in foreign lands. We can not help them all. But through this GoFundMe campaign, we can support the Jalali family.
We are glad to be able to share this information with you. As citizens of NYC, we have the opportunity to visit with cultures other than our own all the time. It is why I love this city so much, and feel blessed to call it "home". If you have questions about international exchange programs, or buying or selling Real Estate in NYC - please reach out. We are here to be of service.

Best,
The Wolfe Pack

And back to our regularly scheduled snapshot...

It's Happening in Brooklyn
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition
Starting on September 10th, The Brooklyn Museum will be opening a new exhibit, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, tracing the groundbreaking history and legacy of the House of Dior. The exhibition brings to life Dior's many sources of inspiration, over two hundred haute couture garments, photographs, sketches, and accessories, all pulled from the Dior archives. Read more and reserve your times tickets at the link below.
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Books will be back in front of Brooklyn's Borough Hall
The Brooklyn Book Festival is New York City's largest free literary event that connects readers with local, national and international authors and publishers. This year, the festival begins on September 26th in downtown Brooklyn with a mix of live and virtual programs. This will be a week of creative dialogue amongst authors and readers, as well as a place to present new literary voices alongside established authors. Check out their website closer to the date for the full list of events.
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All over Town: Photoville
September 18th marks the 10-year anniversary return of the annual Photoville Festival. This free community festival provides an accessible venue for photographers and audiences from across the globe to engage with each other through photography. Along with open-air exhibitions across parks and public spaces throughout all five boroughs, there will also be virtual online storytelling events, artists talks, workshops, educational programs, and more. Read more about this year's event using the link below.
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And closer to home we have...
The newest exhibit at The Invisible Dog is starting Saturday, September 4 and will run until Sunday, October 10. Dog Show #1: The Dinner Party will be good fun for all ages. The Invisible Dog is a gem of an art gallery on Bergen Street in Boerum Hill. Originally the factory where the "invisible dog" leashes were produced, it has been transformed into one of my favorite neighborhood haunts.

Broadway is Back!

The heart and soul of New York City, Broadway, is officially back! Having been closed since March of 2020, Broadway theaters are opening at full capacity starting this month (while following COVID-19 safety policies). A selection of shows that will be opening their doors to the public are listed below. Be sure to grab your tickets for a night of singing and dancing before they sell out!
 
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