Arts and Fun

Everything you need to know about the Macy's 4th of July fireworks

The average spectator of the Macy’s 4th of July fireworks may not fully understand the many intricacies that are involved in having the show go off without a hitch. … Full Article

Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park ushers in summer with a splash

A little bit of heaven officially opened on Thursday in Brooklyn Bridge Park, but park Conservancy members got the jump on the summer crowds with Wednesday’s soft-opening of the Pop-Up Pool. … Full Article

‘Five Cents to Dreamland’: Transit Museum opens exhibit on transit to Coney Island

From horse-drawn streetcars, steamboats and railroads to the buses and subways of today, mass transportation has played a pivotal role in Coney Island’s development from a secluded vacation spot to a world-famous amusement area. … Full Article

Brooklyn-born comedian Joy Behar, Host of ‘The View’, inducted at BBG’s celebrity ‘Walk of Fame’ ceremony

Last weekend brought together many old friends that have worked for nearly half a century to bring notable Brooklynites home. … Full Article

Summer concert series brings music to Brooklyn parks

It’s summer time and for music fans in Southwest Brooklyn, the warm weather will bring the sounds of rock and roll, show tunes, jazz and folk music to their local parks. … Full Article

Where to watch the 4th of July fireworks in Brooklyn

Fourth of July is known for many things, namely its backyard barbeques, patriotic parades and of course, festive fireworks. … Full Article

Parents want temporary Pop-Up Pool to stay open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The popular Pop-Up Pool in Brooklyn Bridge Park is opening today for its fifth and final summer season, and some parents are already singing the blues. … Full Article

Brooklyn Peaches perform dazzling synchronized swim show

On Saturday, June 25, the Brooklyn Peaches put on a synchronized swim show extravaganza. They entertained the audience by swimming to the sounds of David Bowie and Prince. … Full Article

Bastille Day 2016: Brooklyn’s Smith Street preps for its annual French invasion

Thousands make the pilgrimage to Smith Street in Boerum Hill every year for the largest -- and definitely the most convivial -- Bastille Day celebration in the U.S. Roughly 20,000 attendees are expected this year. … Full Article

Scientists now listening for whales in New York waters with real-time acoustic buoy

Scientists working for WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) New York Aquarium, which is located in Coney Island, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) now have an ear for the New York region’s biggest voices and singers: the whales of New York Bight. … Full Article

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