Arts and Entertainment

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces vibrant spring, summer events calendar

On any given weekend, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) for its lush lawns, breathtaking views and state-of-the-art athletic facilities. … Full Article

A shout-out to Brooklyn artists with works in the Whitney Biennial

Three cheers for Brooklyn artists.

They're out in force at the Whitney Biennial, a recently opened exhibition at the glam museum on the High Line in Manhattan's Meatpacking District. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Judith R. Fishman to become Mark Morris Dance Group’s chairman of the board

The Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) announced Friday that Judith R. Fishman has been elected chairman of the board as of April 1. … Full Article

Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary this weekend with blowout party

Get ready to party in the park this weekend, when Brooklyn’s fabulous Prospect Park celebrates its 150th anniversary. … Full Article

David Byrne to feature at BRIC’s inaugural Free Arts Festival

Since its inception, award-winning nonprofit arts and media organization BRIC has publicized and exposed the lesser-known issues affecting Brooklyn. … Full Article

Ai Weiwei’s provocative ‘Fences’ artwork coming to Downtown Brooklyn

Artwork on the theme of fences, by renowned Chinese artist/political activist Ai Weiwei, will be installed at numerous sites across three boroughs this coming fall — including atop bus shelters in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

Irish eyes smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The skies over Bay Ridge were cloudy but the smiles were sunny as the community played host to the 24th Annual Bay Ridge Saint Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday. Luckily, it didn’t rain on the parade! … Full Article

Author and activist Daniela Gioseffi to host film screening at St. Francis College

St. Francis College will host Daniela Gioseffi for a screening and discussion of a documentary about her life, “Author and Activist: The Daniela Gioseffi Story,” Monday at 12:30 p.m. in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article

Introducing: The Ultimate Brooklyn Playlist

It is no secret that Brooklyn has produced some of the greatest entertainers of all time.  So many acclaimed actors, authors, singers and songwriters were born and raised in the borough, including Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few. … Full Article

Recent Brooklyn history influenced pop music and created new icons

Back in 1945, the Brooklyn Eagle published a column about a new song called “Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn” recorded by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. At the time, songs about Brooklyn were scarce, although some achieved fame over the years. … Full Article

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