Arts and Fun

Crafty masked bandits invade Brooklyn

Raccoons just can’t seem to stay away from their favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn.  On Tuesday, a crafty critter tried to elude capture by two NYPD officers in Flatbush. … Full Article

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Block Party coming to Bed-Stuy on Saturday

Director Spike Lee is a man who recognizes musical greatness. … Full Article

The Atomik Age Project wins 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest

Philip Curcuru, the award-winning composer of the film “Old Days,” and his group The Atomik Age Project has won the 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest, the Williamsburg film and music festival, which will take place Sept. 9-11. … Full Article

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bill Nye, Questlove celebrate National Park Service’s 100th birthday

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and celebrity DJ Questlove celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with park rangers, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and thousands of people at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday night. … Full Article

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

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