Arts and Fun

Brooklyn celebrates National Mentoring Month with Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) held an open house Monday at Good Shepherd Services to celebrate the organization’s impact in Brooklyn. … Full Article

Storm snapshots from Brooklyn's Blizzard of 2016

Saturday's storm was one for the record books. It gave us the second-heaviest snowfall since New York City started keeping weather records just after the Civil War. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s oldest community chorus to celebrate 60th anniversary

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus, the borough’s oldest community chorus, is looking for new singers for the spring 2016 concert. … Full Article

Sunday Funday: Prospect Park hosts post-blizzard sledding

After Winter Storm Jonas pounded Brooklyn with over two feet of snow on Saturday, children of all ages and their families headed to Prospect Park to sled, build snow igloos and release all that pent up energy from staying inside for most of the weekend.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library raffles free tickets to sold-out Toni Morrison event

It’s still possible to hear Nobel Laureate author and poet Toni Morrison read from her latest fiery novel “God Help the Child,” despite the sold-out status of the Feb. 2 event in Park Slope. … Full Article

Gowanus comedy show to benefit 826NYC’s writing programs for under-resourced NYC students

On Sunday, Jan. 31, an all-star cast of stand-up comedians will be performing at the Bell House in Gowanus to benefit 826NYC, a nonprofit that offers free writing programs for New York City students. … Full Article

With 'Billions' at stake, Brooklyn Heights’ Paul Giamatti is rich in new drama

As an endlessly adaptable on-screen everyman, Brooklyn Heights resident Paul Giamatti has proved he's one in a million. … Full Article

"Brooklyn" gets Oscar nominations for best picture, lead actress

"Brooklyn," the 1950s immigrant tale set in the borough, was nominated for two major Academy Awards, whose nominations were announced Thursday morning. The film is in the running for Best Picture, and Saoirse Ronan was nominated for lead actress. … Full Article

Performance of David Bowie musical in NYC becomes a memorial

A performance of David Bowie's trippy, melancholy musical "Lazarus" turned into a memorial for the Thin White Duke on Tuesday night as fans who had bought tickets to celebrate his music instead found themselves mourning his passing. … Full Article

NYC’s first drone store lands in Gowanus

The first retailer to focus solely on the sale of drones and aerial photography equipment in New York City has landed in Brooklyn. Brooklyn Drones NYC Inc. has signed a lease for 1,250 square feet of ground floor commercial space at 315 Fourth Ave. in Gowanus.  … Full Article

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