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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Gulf Nations ‘Approve US Request To Deploy Troops In The Gulf’

The United States is planning to deploy military forces in the waters of the Arabian Gulf and in a number of Gulf Cooperation Council countries, according to media reports in the region.

The request from Washington was approved by a number of GCC nations,
including Saudi Arabia, according to a report by Al-Sharq Al-Awsat
newspaper, which quoted unnamed Arab diplomatic sources.

The main objective of the move is to allow Washington and Gulf nations
to work together to deter any aggression or military threat from Iran
against its neighbors or US interests in the region, the sources said.
Tensions have escalated following attacks this week on a Saudi oil
pipeline and a number of cargo ships in the Arabian Gulf off the coast
of Fujairah in the UAE.

The sources reportedly said a number of Arab nations also plan to hold a
summit on the sidelines of the Islamic summit scheduled to take place
in Makkah during the last 10 days of Ramadan. They added that the
countries involved “are united by principles and visions that are
consistent with regional and international developments,” according to
the report.

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Imagining A Cheaper, Fairer Marketplace For Digital Goods

E-commerce is sizzling. Last year, consumers spent more than $517
billion online with US merchants, up 15 percent from the year before,
according to Internet Retailer.

However, independent musicians, self-published authors and others
have sometimes found it difficult to participate in the e-commerce
revolution. That’s because they typically must set up an account with a
third party, say a credit card company, to protect against fraud while
simultaneously increasing the comfort level of potential buyers. Those
credit card accounts, though, cost money. That can result in lower
profits for artists and other online sellers and higher prices for
buyers.

Bhaskar Krishnamachari, a professor at the USC Viterbi School of
Engineering, and Aditya Asgaonkar – a recent undergraduate computer
science alum at BITS Pilani, India who visited and worked with
Krishnamachari at USC Viterbi over several months in 2018 – believe they
have found a way to make the buying and selling of digital goods less
costly, more efficient, and less vulnerable to fraud. Their proposed
solution involves blockchain, “smart contracts,” and game theory.

“Our scheme offers potentially a big improvement over the
state-of-the-art in electronic commerce because it allows buyers and
sellers to interact directly with each other without the need for
third-party mediators of any kind,” said Krishnamachari, a Ming Hsieh
Faculty Fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering and director of
the Viterbi Center for Cyber-Physical Systems and the Internet of
Things.

“It uses a dual-deposit method, escrowing a safety deposit from both
buyer and seller that is returned to them only when they behave
honestly. And the verification of who is at fault and who is honest is
done automatically by the smart contract,” added Krishnamachari.

On May 15, 2019, Asgaonkar presented the researchers’ joint paper
titled, “Solving the Buyer and Seller’s Dilemma: A Dual-Dual-Deposit
Escrow Smart Contract for Provably Cheat-Proof Delivery and Payment for a
Digital Good without a Trusted Mediator,” at the IEEE International
Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Seoul, South Korea.

Asgaonkar and Krishnamachari have created an algorithm that runs on a
programmable blockchain as a “smart contract.” Blockchains allow
multiple stakeholders to transact money or data virtually over linked
peer-to-peer computer networks.

Here’s how it might work.

An author wants to sell her digital masterwork, “The Great American
Novel.” However, she hopes to avoid going through Amazon or some other
company that takes a commission.

Instead, she uses Asgaonkar’s and Krishnamachari’s blockchain-based
solution and lists the book’s price at $20. An interested buyer contacts
her. To ensure an honest deal, both the buyer and seller agree to pony
up a $10 deposit through Ethereum or some other programmable blockchain
platform.

The author then sends the digital book to the buyer, who could only
access it by making a verifiable payment for the correct amount. If the
transaction satisfies everybody, then both parties receive their
deposits back.

But what if someone tries to cheat? What happens, for instance, if
the seller intentionally sends the wrong e-book? What recourse does the
aggrieved party have?

This is where the so-called smart contract kicks in.

The contract stores a good’s digital hash code, or “digital
fingerprint,” in Krishnamachari’s words. The buyer has access to that
code before making a purchase. If they receive an item with a different
hash code, however, they can dispute the transaction. In this instance,
the seller would forfeit their deposit after the algorithm determined
that they had attempted to cheat the buyer.

Now, consider a different scenario in which the buyer tries to cheat
by falsely claiming they received the wrong item. If the digital
fingerprint, shows otherwise, the unscrupulous buyer would lose their
deposit.

Asgaonkar and Krishnamachari call their system “cheat proof.” Their
paper uses game theory to prove mathematically that, in their proposed
protocol, the best option for buyers and sellers is to behave honestly,
lest they lose their deposits or access to desired goods.

“Our solution, a crypto-economic system, disincentivizes malicious
behavior from either party,” said Asgaonkar, now a researcher at the
Ethereum Foundation.

Added Clifford Neuman, a computer scientist at USC Viterbi’s
Information Sciences Institute: “The significance of this work is that
it changes the structure of incentives for correct behavior in online
transactions so that the optimal benefit to both parties occurs when
they transact fairly.”

At present, Asgaonkar’s and Krishnamachari’s system works only with
digital goods because physical products can’t have a cryptographic hash
associated with them. However, physical goods stored in a safe-box that
can be opened with a digital password could be potentially transacted
using their system.

The researchers’ blockchain-based system, under-girded by algorithms
and smart contracts, solves what’s known as the “Buyer and Seller’s
Dilemma,” all without the need for credit-card companies or legal
adjudications, Krishnamachari said.

“The dilemma is that with a traditional online transaction, either
the buyer or seller will have to go first, either trusting that the
buyer will pay honestly after delivery or that the seller will deliver
honestly after payment. But either party has the incentive and ability
to cheat the other if no other dispute resolution mechanism or trust
third party is involved,” Krishnamachari said.

“By providing for the dual-deposit escrow and an automated
verification process as a piece of software running on a blockchain,” he
added, “we are able to guarantee that neither party will cheat the
other.”

A Future of Microtransactions

What most excites Krishnamachari about this new protocol is its
ability to facilitate microtransactions, “which I see as the future of
digital commerce among individuals and between organizations,” he said.

Made popular in games and mobile apps, microtransactions allow users
to pay small amounts of money for virtual goods like a new sword in
“World of Warcraft” or unlocking hidden levels in a game.

However, with the advent of the Internet of Things, the potential for these tiny microtransactions is far, far greater.

Such automated arrangements, for instance, could include
micropayments to the owner of a sensor-laden car digitally providing
another driver with traffic data or air quality information. These and
other microtransactions, Krishnamachari said, will multiply with the
increased interconnection, via the Internet, of data-exchanging
computing devices embedded in everyday objects.

“Creating these data economies is going to require us to lower the
friction for transactions down to zero. And that’s what we’re trying to
do,” Krishnamachari said. “Millions of transactions could become
frictionless, digitized and monetized, and the Internet of Things would
be more robust.”

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Finding The ‘Goldilocks’ Level Of Enthusiasm For Business Pitches

When it comes to pitching business ideas to potential investors, an
entrepreneur’s excitement and enthusiasm can be the difference between
dreams taking shape or ultimately falling flat.

But it’s not just the intensity of enthusiasm that’s important,
according to a recent study by a team led by Georgia Institute of
Technology researchers. How long an entrepreneur displays the highest
level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting
success in receiving funding.

Basically, too much enthusiasm can be a bad thing.

“The findings suggest that investors may interpret prolonged periods
of high enthusiasm as over-optimistic,” said Dong Liu, an associate
professor in Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business.
“Over-optimistic entrepreneurs are thought to make irrational decisions
and overestimate their products’ profitability.”

In the study, which was published April 8 in the Academy of Management Journal,
the researchers described using artificial intelligence software to
analyze video pitches for 1,460 business funding proposals for products
posted on the crowd funding website Kickstarter.

The software used facial expression recognition and big data
analytics to measure the intensity of enthusiasm in more than 8 million
frames of video, then recorded how long the presenters stayed at their
maximum level of excitement, which the researchers described as the
point of “peak joy.”

They found that, generally speaking, the higher the peak level of
enthusiasm, the more likely the entrepreneur was to receive funding,
after controlling for differences in the products and business ideas.
But there was a bell curve in the results, where the likelihood of
funding tended to fall as “peak joy” levels went on for too long.

“Although a higher level of peak joy displayed by entrepreneurs
during their pitches leads to better funding performance over time,
prolonged display of peak joy seemed to undermine funding performance,”
Liu said. “Another possible interpretation is that investors may believe
the entrepreneur is acting and the pitch is manipulative. Maybe they
feel the entrepreneur is using his or her excitement to manipulate the
investors’ perceptions in hopes of increasing the odds of getting
funding.”

The facial recognition software analyzed when the presenters made
expressions linked to joy, such as raising the cheek, drawing the
corners of the mouth into a smile, and the movement and position of the
eyes. The researchers noted that the software, called FaceReader, was
even more accurate in recognizing emotions than real people analyzing
those video frames.

The researchers also found another factor that influenced funding
success was at what point during the presentation “peak joy” happened.
They found the most effective times to display enthusiasm was at the
beginning of the pitch and near the end.

“The results of our research could be broadly applicable to
different kinds of audiences, not just those funding projects through
crowd funding websites,” Liu said. “Venture capitalists are looking for
good business ideas on these websites too. But in general these findings
could help inform any business pitch.”

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The Global Security News: 1. US Security from Michael_Novakhov (88 sites): Eurasia Review: Reeling In Syria, Iraq, Islamic State Tries To Surge Online

By Jeff Seldin

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group’s other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media.

The strategy comes as little surprise to U.S. officials who have long warned the fight against IS would not end with the collapse of its self-declared caliphate in March.

But the wave of propaganda, following the deadly Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka and the release of a new video from IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to be making an impact.

“ISIS media, like Nashir News, has upped its production,” according to Chelsea Daymon, a terrorism and security researcher at American University, using an acronym for the terror group.

“Among supporters, there’s been a lot of chatter about the [Islamic] state being back,” she said. “The Sri Lanka attacks as well as the Baghdadi video have provided a lot of moral support for them.”

Analysis by the SITE Intelligence Group shows that in the past
several weeks IS has claimed responsibility for attacks in at least 13
countries, not including Syria and Iraq.

New provinces

Additionally, it has announced new provinces in Pakistan and India, both of which had previously been categorized under the Afghan-centered IS-Khorasan province.

Just a few weeks earlier, IS announced the creation of a Central African province, praising an attack on army barracks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing three soldiers.

Analysts say the heavy focus on areas outside the terror group’s collapsed caliphate is no accident.

“It seems ISIS, via its propaganda approach, are trying to convince that they are far from physically defeated,” Raphael Gluck, co-founder of Jihadoscope, a company that monitors online activity by Islamist extremists, told VOA.

Gluck said much of the terror group’s online activity appears to be picking up on the themes laid out by IS leader Baghdadi in his video, released April 29, when he called on followers to exhibit “steadfastness” in what he described as a “battle of attrition.”

“Editorials and articles in its weekly newspaper suggest a newer
guerrilla-style approach, wearing down enemies by carrying out smaller
attacks,” Gluck said, adding there are also lots of suggestions that the
self-declared caliphate is “gone but not forever.”

“Photo essays that used to appear more frequently are appearing less
often but nevertheless showing daily life — marking the end of a day of
Ramadan fasting, executing enemies — perhaps the sort of propaganda that
makes some wonder: Are they really all that defeated and so landless?”
he said.

More execution images

IS and IS-affiliated outlets have likewise played up Baghdadi’s call for vengeance.

“There’s a big uptick in execution images,” said American University’s Daymon, talking about both official and semiofficial sources of IS propaganda.

“For a long time, there was a lack of photo reports on executions, but stuff has gotten more gruesome,” she said. “Violent images send a message of power and vengeance.”

IS supporters are likewise trying to project their strength on venues like Telegram.

One poster shared by the IS-linked Muharir al-Ansar showed French President Emmanuel Macron handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit as an executioner with a knife looms behind him.

Others showed Russian President Vladimir Putin dead and promised imminent attacks against the U.S. and Britain, seemingly minimizing IS’s losses in Syria, Iraq and in places like Libya and Afghanistan, where its cells have been repeatedly targeted by the U.S. and coalition partners.

But even if IS followers are not capable of making good on such threats, analysts say it may not matter because the target audience is not the West but rather potential IS adherents.

All of this, said Michael S. Smith II, a terrorism analyst and teaching fellow in Johns Hopkins University’s Global Security Studies program, “can have a cumulative effect of demonstrating Islamic State is a viable enterprise that remains worthy of support.”

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By Jeff Seldin

While Islamic State fighters in Syria and Iraq have largely been forced underground, the terror group’s other fighters along with its media operatives appear intent on surging, combining an increase in attacks with ramped-up output on social media.

The strategy comes as little surprise to U.S. officials who have long warned the fight against IS would not end with the collapse of its self-declared caliphate in March.

But the wave of propaganda, following the deadly Easter Sunday bombing in Sri Lanka and the release of a new video from IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems to be making an impact.

“ISIS media, like Nashir News, has upped its production,” according to Chelsea Daymon, a terrorism and security researcher at American University, using an acronym for the terror group.

“Among supporters, there’s been a lot of chatter about the [Islamic] state being back,” she said. “The Sri Lanka attacks as well as the Baghdadi video have provided a lot of moral support for them.”

Analysis by the SITE Intelligence Group shows that in the past
several weeks IS has claimed responsibility for attacks in at least 13
countries, not including Syria and Iraq.

New provinces

Additionally, it has announced new provinces in Pakistan and India, both of which had previously been categorized under the Afghan-centered IS-Khorasan province.

Just a few weeks earlier, IS announced the creation of a Central African province, praising an attack on army barracks in the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing three soldiers.

Analysts say the heavy focus on areas outside the terror group’s collapsed caliphate is no accident.

“It seems ISIS, via its propaganda approach, are trying to convince that they are far from physically defeated,” Raphael Gluck, co-founder of Jihadoscope, a company that monitors online activity by Islamist extremists, told VOA.

Gluck said much of the terror group’s online activity appears to be picking up on the themes laid out by IS leader Baghdadi in his video, released April 29, when he called on followers to exhibit “steadfastness” in what he described as a “battle of attrition.”

“Editorials and articles in its weekly newspaper suggest a newer
guerrilla-style approach, wearing down enemies by carrying out smaller
attacks,” Gluck said, adding there are also lots of suggestions that the
self-declared caliphate is “gone but not forever.”

“Photo essays that used to appear more frequently are appearing less
often but nevertheless showing daily life — marking the end of a day of
Ramadan fasting, executing enemies — perhaps the sort of propaganda that
makes some wonder: Are they really all that defeated and so landless?”
he said.

More execution images

IS and IS-affiliated outlets have likewise played up Baghdadi’s call for vengeance.

“There’s a big uptick in execution images,” said American University’s Daymon, talking about both official and semiofficial sources of IS propaganda.

“For a long time, there was a lack of photo reports on executions, but stuff has gotten more gruesome,” she said. “Violent images send a message of power and vengeance.”

IS supporters are likewise trying to project their strength on venues like Telegram.

One poster shared by the IS-linked Muharir al-Ansar showed French President Emmanuel Macron handcuffed in an orange jumpsuit as an executioner with a knife looms behind him.

Others showed Russian President Vladimir Putin dead and promised imminent attacks against the U.S. and Britain, seemingly minimizing IS’s losses in Syria, Iraq and in places like Libya and Afghanistan, where its cells have been repeatedly targeted by the U.S. and coalition partners.

But even if IS followers are not capable of making good on such threats, analysts say it may not matter because the target audience is not the West but rather potential IS adherents.

All of this, said Michael S. Smith II, a terrorism analyst and teaching fellow in Johns Hopkins University’s Global Security Studies program, “can have a cumulative effect of demonstrating Islamic State is a viable enterprise that remains worthy of support.”

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): Twitter Search / NYDailyNews: The sisters recreated the poster for their former E! series “Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,” posing on the side of their boat just as they had for the show. https://trib.al/MrwaZif

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A high school football and track coach and former college football star at the University of Oregon tackled a gunman on Friday at the Parkrose High School in Portland before any shots were fired.

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Former White House communications director added context Friday to reports that former President Obama warned President Trump about hiring former national security advisor Michael Flynn.

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Florida’s governor plans to fight a federal plan to fly hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to two South Florida counties, saying Friday that he would take his case to President Donald Trump. 
 
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis made his remarks a day after being caught off guard when Broward and Palm Beach county officials said they were notified by the U.S. Border Patrol that about 1,000 migrants per month would be sent to the two counties starting in about two…

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1. New York and Brooklyn from Michael_Novakhov (111 sites): “brooklyn crime news” – Google News: Former Bonanno family lawyer turned informant against boss ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ freed with sentence of time served – New York Daily News

Former Bonanno family lawyer turned informant against boss ‘Vinny Gorgeous’ freed with sentence of time served  New York Daily News

One-time Bonanno family lawyer Thomas Lee dodges long jail term after cooperating against crime family. Feds accused Lee of delivering messages between …

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Storm qualifies six for finals, joined by A-L 4×4  Bureau County Republican

CHARLESTON – The Bureau Valley Storm had an unplanned change of events in the preliminary round of the IHSA Class 1A Girls State Track & Field meet …

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Blogs from Michael_Novakhov (21 sites): The FBI News Review: The President Accused the FBI of Treason – Washington Monthly

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‘Highly skilled’ local workforce attractive to FBI, associate deputy director says – UAH News
FBI names Atlanta office after special agent who died of 9/11 illness – Atlanta Journal Constitution
Former FBI Director Wrote Scathing ‘X-Files’ Review in Newly Released Letter – Newsweek
How the FBI Cracked the GozNym Malware Case – Slate

The President Accused the FBI of Treason – Washington Monthly

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The White House/Flickr On Friday morning, the president of the United States tweeted this. My Campaign for President was conclusively spied on. Nothing like this has ever happened in American Politics.
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We’re moving a large portion of headquarters functions that will be coming to Huntsville,” said Paul Abbate, associate deputy director of the FBI, in a speech at UAH.
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A man died because he loved people. He believed the lives of others were sacred. So he did something he knew was dangerous, because he thought it could save people, or at least help their families.
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There’s a peculiar industry growing inside Brooklyn nightclubs, and it involves acrobatics, bows, arrows — and feet.

Contortion foot archery is exactly what it sounds like: People distort their bodies all while shooting a bow and arrow with their toes.

Aryn Shelander of Crown Heights, 29, enjoys taking it up a notch, combining foot archery and contortion with partner acrobatics.

Photo by Renee Choi
Photo by Renee Choi

She routinely performs handstands midair while using her partner, Jeff Stilt, 33, as support. But it’s a different feat that really elicits gasps from the crowd. “People generally freak out when I pull my ankles under my chin,” she said.

The entire act requires immense dexterity and is part art performance, part sports spectacle. It requires flexibility, strength, balance and grace all at the same time.

Aryn Shelander balances on Jeff Stilt's head. Photo by Mark Shelby Perry
Aryn Shelander balances on Jeff Stilt’s head. Photo by Mark Shelby Perry

The artist said her performances enhance the party and give attendees something to remember long after the night is over.

“It adds to the element of awe and amazement,” Shelander said. “It’s something very tangible for people to talk about. People go home from a party and they might say a party is awesome, but to say that they saw someone shoot a bow and arrow with their feet while balancing on top of another person is a pretty memorable moment.”

Shelander and Stilt have performed at venues all across New York City, including at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Shelander trained in San Francisco before eventually honing her skills in Mongolia, where the form of contortion she practices originated. Mongolian contortion tends to be slow, elegant and steady, as opposed to other methods that veer toward grotesque and erotic.

Joy Fully performs at House of Yes. Photo courtesy of the artist
Joy Fully performs at House of Yes. Photo courtesy of the artist

In addition to foot archers and contortionists, there are other performers who can also make a night out truly unforgettable.

Take Joy Fully, 31, of Bushwick, who works as an acrobat and aerialist at many Brooklyn venues, including House of of Yes, Lot 45 and at BangOn!NYC’s parties.

Fully believes that her performances, along with those of other artists, help break the ice on the dance floor. Some partygoers, she said, may be shy when they first arrive to the club and the dance floor is sparse. Seeing someone else acting so freely makes them feel more open.

Joy Fully (right) performs at a party. Photo courtesy of the artist

Fully has performed in cages, hoops and platforms high above the dance floor, molding her movements to the music while attendees dance below.

“We live in this society where we want to see people doing amazing things all the time and have as much stimulus as possible,” Fully said. “Aerial puts you at this different vantage point. We bring energy up to a level that dance can’t because you’re elevated above people. It’s dancing in the sky.”

Want to see foot archery and acrobatics live this weekend? House of Yes will have aerial performances at its “Full Moon” party, and Shelander and Fully will be performing foot archery and contortion at a pop-up event on Saturday. 

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It’s finally beginning to feel like May out there, and those magical meteorologists are predicting a spectacular weekend of clear skies and warm temperatures. Just in time, too, as Brooklyn’s street festival season is kicking into full gear.

Six Brooklyn flings, fairs, festivals and fiestas are taking over streets around the borough — enough to get your fill of fresh air before a gloomy, wet Monday.

Here are the details.

All weekend

Prospect Park Alliance’s Spring Fling

Prospect Park will host an action-packed weekend of events celebrating spring, including early morning bird walk, an 1860s-style exhibition baseball game, Smorgasburg, and a staged reading of Molière’s “The Misanthrope” featuring original music by Tony and two-time Obie Award winner STEW. Sunday’s Spring Fling Fair features a full program of hands-on, family-friendly activities.

All weekend at Prospect Park.
See website for dates, times and costs of individual events.

Saturday

Graham Avenue Fiesta

Organized by the Graham Avenue Business Improvement District, the seven-block long event in Williamsburg will have hundreds of vendors slinging tchotchkes and ethnic foods alongside kiddie rides, health screenings and more.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Graham Avenue between Broadway and Boerum Street.
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Kingston Avenue Festival

This annual block party features free food, music, games, and giveaways to kick-off summer.

1-5 p.m.
Kingston Avenue between Bergen Street and Pacific Street
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Sunday

Bayfest

If landlocked street fairs don’t do it for you, head to the waterfront. The Sheepshead Bay Improvement Group’s Bayfest is a vendor-free event with five bands playing two stages, kiddie rides, face painting, giveaways in a stunning setting looking over the water.

Noon – 6 p.m. 
Emmons Avenue and East 27th Street
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Fabulous Fifth Avenue Street Fair

Rain or shine, the eponymous avenue will feature five bands alongside outdoor service from local restaurants, a vintage car show, puppetry and more.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fifth Avenue from Sterling Place to 12th Street
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67th Annual Norwegian Day Parade

Though not exactly a festival, this parade is one of the most unique community events in the city, commemorating the May 17, 1893, signing of the Norwegian constitution. Marchers will don traditional Norwegian garb and accompany floats down Third Avenue.

Marchers will line up on Third Avenue, between 83rd and 84th streets, and head down to Leif Ericson Park, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, where the reviewing stand will be located. The parade will kick off at 1:30 p.m. and celebrations will continue to late afternoon.

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