Arts and Entertainment

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

Anish Kapoor's endless black whirlpool opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Kids peered on in awe, bewildered, wondering what they were looking at. One child asked, “Is it a swimming pool?” Another hid behind his mother. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library’s 20th annual gala draws robust support from community

In a time when Google, Kindle and Wikipedia threaten to render the venerable public library obsolete, it was heartening to witness Brooklyn Public Library’s drawing power as its 20th Annual Gala unfolded within the Williamsburg Savings Bank’s classically elegant interior. … Full Article

14-year-old kicks off first Brooklyn North 5K for special needs kids

14-year-old Jacob Priestly, shown here wearing a blue NYPD shirt, was the grand marshal of Sunday’s 5K raising funds for NYPD families having children with special needs. … Full Article

Bella Voce Singers to perform in Bay Ridge church

The latest offering in the “Art on the Corner” series at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Bay Ridge will be a concert starring the female choir Bella Voce Singers. … Full Article

Iconic Coney Island restaurant Gargiulo’s hosts family reunion

Brooklyn’s infamous Gargiulo's Restaurant at 2911 West 15th Street, Coney Island, celebrated a milestone on Sunday, April 23, as generations of family members — children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins —  traveled from all across the country to return t … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk to liven Bay Ridge’s creative scene

Bay Ridge will once again become the center of Brooklyn’s art scene next month when an annual exhibition that will features partnership between innovative artists and savvy business owners opens.  … Full Article

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