Arts and Entertainment

Elements Music and Arts Festival brings the heat with extraordinary event

On a recent scorching summer Saturday, thousands of revelers gathered on the shores of the Gowanus Canal in Red Hook to attend BangOn!NYC’s Elements Music and Arts Festival. … Full Article

Old Stone House & Washington Park celebrate the 240th Anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn

The Old Stone House & Washington Park have announced some special exhibits to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn. From now through October, the popular Park Slope destination will host a series of celebratory events fit for the whole family. … Full Article

9th Annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival to feature Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ilana Glazer among others

The Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival celebrates a close-knit comedy community while making fun of the trappings of mainstream comedy festivals. Now in its ninth year, the popular annual event will return with another lineup of shows from Thursday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. … Full Article

New photography book to accompany blockbuster Brooklyn Museum exhibition ‘Who Shot Sports’

As the first week of the Rio 2016 Summer Games concludes and baseball’s pennant races heat up, there’s no better time to visit the Brooklyn Museum's “Who Shot Sports” exhibition — and no better time to stock up on the perfect Hanukkah, Christmas or Kwanza gift for the sports fan in your lif … Full Article

Brooklyn braces for a (small) invasion of the Cobbers

The mascot of Concordia College is a giant walking ear of corn (snarling but friendly), wearing green corn husks for trousers. The institution’s motto is “Fear the Ear!” … Full Article

Barbra Streisand returns to Brooklyn as part of North American tour

About two hours before the start of Barbra Streisand’s sold-out Barclays Center concert on Thursday night, the skies over Brooklyn opened and a torrential downpour ensued. Then, as quickly as it began, it ended. … Full Article

Coney Island's a refuge during heat waves

This is why there are beaches. For heat waves. The People's Playground — AKA Coney Island — is just a subway ride away when Brooklynites need to take refuge from stifling summer weather. … Full Article

Captain America is just a kid from Brooklyn after all

Marvel Comics legendary character Captain America routed costumed villains, an unexpected summer rain squall, equatorial humidity and a smattering of local naysayers — who found his presence in a public park inappropriate — to delight fans with the formal unveiling of a bronze likeness in P … Full Article

Working on Greenest Block Contest brings people together in Flatbush

Stroll along 25th Street in Flatbush on a warm summer day. … Full Article

Final Summer Stroll event set for Aug. 12

Already basking in the glory of three successful Summer Stroll on 3rd nights held earlier this summer, the Merchants of Third Avenue group is busy preparing for the fourth and final stroll this Friday, Aug. 12. … Full Article

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