Arts and Entertainment

20th Annual Brooklyn Film Festival announces lineup of 122 films

The Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF), presented this year by Stella Artois, announced on Monday the film lineup for the 2017 edition. The festival will open on Friday, June 2 at returning BFF venue, the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. … Full Article

There are only 17 places in Brooklyn where you can legally dance

When Friday arrives, there’s only one thing on everyone’s mind: the weekend. … Full Article

Women's Council of Realtors hosts Bay Ridge fundraiser

The Brooklyn chapter of the Women’s Council of Realtors (WCR) held its annual spring fashion show on Wednesday at the Fort Hamilton Army Base Officer’s Club. Sixty people attended the fundraising event, which included raffles and a jewelry sale held to benefit cystic fibrosis. … Full Article

Tony winner Lena Hall, plus icons of Brooklyn’s new century highlight St. Ann’s Warehouse gala

On the first Monday in June, St. Ann’s Warehouse will bring together, within its historic walls, some of the most iconic and transformative forces of Brooklyn in the new century. … Full Article

A new kind of music conference is born at Brooklyn Bowl

Relix Magazine, a 43-year-old music rag born in a Grateful Dead concert parking lot, hosted its first ever Live Music Conference at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on May 10. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights Casino celebrates Walt Whitman at age 198

Walt Whitman’s May 8 birthday party (his actual birthday falls on the 31st) was a reading officiated by Nate Chura. Nate is the moderator of The Heights Casino Speakers Program, in addition to his career as a professional tennis player and writer. … Full Article

Riverkeeper’s 6th annual sweep brings a spit & polish to the Hudson River & tributaries

Riverkeeper’s sixth annual sweep brought volunteers in to clean 90 sites along the Hudson River Valley on May 6, from Albany to Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. Melillo to step down in Dec. 2018

As part of a series of planned leadership transitions at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Joseph V. Melillo today announced that he will step down from his position as executive producer in December 2018—after devoting 34 years to the ascension of BAM as a leading performing arts center. … Full Article

Dianne Wiest rules the stage in 'Happy Days' at Brooklyn's Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Winnie is carrying the weight of the world on her shoulders. And her shoulders are just about the only part of her that isn't trapped in a mountain of earth. She is being buried alive. … Full Article

Jerry Garcia's guitar, Wolf, is truckin' to auction in Brooklyn

Jerry Garcia's custom-made guitar, called Wolf, is truckin' to auction. Guernsey's says the Grateful Dead frontman's guitar will be offered May 31 at New York's Brooklyn Bowl. … Full Article


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