Arts and Entertainment

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

Introducing: The Ultimate Brooklyn Playlist

It is no secret that Brooklyn has produced some of the greatest entertainers of all time.  So many acclaimed actors, authors, singers and songwriters were born and raised in the borough, including Barbra Streisand, Woody Allen, Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld, to name a few. … Full Article

Recent Brooklyn history influenced pop music and created new icons

Back in 1945, the Brooklyn Eagle published a column about a new song called “Give Me the Moon Over Brooklyn” recorded by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians. At the time, songs about Brooklyn were scarce, although some achieved fame over the years. … Full Article

Interschool Orchestras of NY’s ISO Symphony to perform in Brooklyn on April 5

On Wednesday, April 5, InterSchool Orchestras of New York’s ISO Symphony will hold a free community concert at Congregation Beth Elohim, located at 274 Garfield Place in Brooklyn, at 7 p.m., performing works by Mahler, Verdi and Bernstein. … Full Article

2nd annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival set for March 28, 29

After reviewing more than 1,000 submissions, the judges of the 2nd Annual St. Francis College Women’s Film Festival selected the 58 films that will be screened on March 28 and 29 in the college’s Founders Hall. … Full Article

From Argentina With Love: All-male fiery dance group debuts in Brooklyn

When Che Malambo comes to town, spellbound spectators are treated to an impassioned performance featuring drums, stomping, fierce percussion and whirling weapons. … Full Article

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