Arts and Entertainment

Contentious East Williamsburg club The Brooklyn Mirage secures full liquor license

The controversial pop-up club The Brooklyn Mirage was indeed living up to its name last summer after city officials repeatedly shut down the venue for a host of violations. … Full Article

Born in Brooklyn: ‘The Rifleman’ star Chuck Connors

Many people may be surprised to learn that actor Chuck Connors, best known as the star of the hit TV series “The Rifleman,” grew up in Bay Ridge. The show, which ran from 1958 to 1963, still lives on in reruns decades after its finale. … Full Article

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

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