Culture Briefs: Mustache contest, computer classes and more


From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Cortelyou branch of the Brooklyn Public Library –—will host free computer classes for adults on August 9. No experience is necessary.

Also at Cortelyou, get your child ready for school with a special six-session series through August 10 at 11 a.m. where kids and their families will “explore literacy, science, and math through music, stories, and play.” Best for three to five years of age.

If you’d like to know what else they’ll be offering throughout the summer, visit:


“No beard is too big, no moustache is too small!” It’s not until September, but mark it down on your calendar so you don’t forget! It’s called the Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition and it should be awesome. “Founded in 2008 by the mustachioed maestro, Donny Vomit, the Coney Island Beard and Moustache Competition has grown to become one of Coney Island’s most unique evenings of entertainment,” says the Brooklyn Exposed events website.

The sixth annual competition will take place on Saturday, September 7, at 6 p.m. Visit: for details. It’s free, and the address is: 1208 Surf Avenue. Be there!


The Color Run™, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community.

This year, it will take place on Saturday, September 7, at 8:00 a.m. at Aviator Sports and Events Center– 3159 Flatbush Avenue—and it should be pretty interesting.

Runners aren’t timed, but they are covered with different colors of paint as they pass by each kilometer. The cost ranges from $50 to $65. Visit: for details.

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