Brooklyn Education: Duck and Goose at Boulevard Books

On July 15, Boulevard Books and Cafewelcomed Duck and Goose, the beloved characters from author Tad Hills’ Duck & Goose series. After the children enjoyed a fun read-aloud and spent time making crafts, they were thrilled to meet the fluffy friends and take pictures with them. Everyone left with big smiles and Duck and Goose tattoos! Boulevard Books and Cafe is located at 7518 13th Avenue.

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Fontbonne Hall Academy students participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life at Fort Hamilton High School field on June 21. They were part of Fontbonne student Andrea Arcadipane’s team, Toon Out Crew. This year, the Toon Out Crew raised $2,000.

Andrea was especially thankful for the support of the Fontbonne administration, Ms. Nicoll and the students who participated with her. During the school year, Fontbonne allowed Andrea’s team to sell luminaria lanterns, host adress-down day and hang up posters with the names of loved ones on them. Andrea described the event as a life-changing experience, and she hopes to raise even more money next year.

Despite the seriousness of the cause, the team members found time during the event to make new friends through a game of Red Rover. Fontbonne student Nicole Jackson even took a pie in the face during the first annual pie auction to raise additional money!

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The Art Room invites kids ages 8+ to a four-day Cartoon Workshop on August 25-28 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The workshop combines the Art Room’s hands-on teaching method with cartooning tricks and techniques from famous New York Citycartoonist Dane Lachiusa.

Children will learn storytelling basics, such as how cartoon frames need a beginning, middle and end, and the difference between drawing a face and drawing a character. They will kick-start their imaginations and will come away with ideas of their own!

Tuition for the four-day workshop is $375, which includes materials and registration for each day. Space is limited. The Art Room is located at 8710 Third Avenue. RSVP via email to with the student’s name and age, or call 347-560-6572 to enroll.

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