Arts and Entertainment

THIS SUNDAY: More than 100 boats from Brooklyn's historic yacht clubs celebrate Blessing of the Fleet

Symbolic of a healthy and bountiful season of sailing, leaders of various faiths will bless more than 100 boats this Sunday, marking the annual Blessing of the Fleet, hosted this year by the historic Miramar Yacht Club on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay. … Full Article

It’s time to dump ‘racist’ law banning dancing, says Espinal

If New York wants to retain its title as The City That Never Sleeps, then several sweeping changes need to be made, according to city Councilmember Rafael Espinal. … Full Article

Prodigy, half of rap duo Mobb Deep, dead at 42

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42. … Full Article

Brooklyn artist wins Yonkers poster contest

The talents of Brooklyn-based artists are becoming known far and wide. The latest example is Stephanie Becker, whose work will grace posters used to promote a summer festival in Yonkers. … Full Article

'Williamsburg Wine Bash' at Brooklyn Bowl will help build local community center

Brooklyn’s first large-scale wine auction and tasting event is coming to Brooklyn Bowl on June 26 from 6-9 p.m. … Full Article

The Art Room in Bay Ridge showcases children’s artistic creations

The Art Room, located at 8710 Third Ave. in Bay Ridge, is a unique place where children can learn about art and begin to create their own personal masterpieces. It’s run by a dedicated staff of teachers including founder Leigh Holliday Brannan and Mary Immaculata Brannan.  … Full Article

Brooklyn’s BangOn!NYC throws 3-day music festival in the Pennsylvania woods

From the warehouses of Williamsburg to the pastures of Pennsylvania, BangOn!NYC has established itself as a staple of the Brooklyn music scene, having thrown many legendary parties. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater helps young performers with scholarships

Two eighth grade students who have shown a strong interest in the performing arts have been chosen by leaders of the Narrows Community Theater (NCT) to receive scholarships to help them share their talents in high school. … Full Article

Pour the Core fills North Brooklyn with high-end apple ciders

For the third year in a row, Pour the Core schooled Brooklyn residents and aficionados of all things apple about cider. … Full Article

Brooklyn writer for The Daily Banter competing on ‘Jeopardy!’ Monday

Brooklynites get a chance to root for the home team this Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. when Gowanus resident Jeremy Fassler, a writer for The Daily Banter, will be competing on “Jeopardy!,” the top-rated quiz show on TV. … Full Article


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