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City gives Bay Ridge go-ahead for Summer Stroll on 3rd

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved plans by the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to host another series of Summer Stroll events this July and August. … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk matches artists with merchants

Organizers of the Storefront Art Walk in Bay Ridge recently played the role of matchmaker, bringing together talented artists and savvy local merchants for a special exhibition. … Full Article

Miss Piggy: Recipient of prestigious Brooklyn Museum award

The Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center First Awards honors women who've made outstanding contributions in their fields. This year's surprise honoree is ... (drumroll here): Miss Piggy. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard Community Day on Sunday: Tour, archiving, scavenger hunt and more

Do you live near the historic Navy Yard? Did someone in your family work here? Are you curious about what goes on here today? The Brooklyn Navy Yard invites visitors of all ages to a special day of community connection in celebration of Preservation Week. … Full Article

Brooklynites play major roles in updated Gilbert & Sullivan comical operetta ‘Patience’

The Blue Hill Troupe, founded in 1924 as an all-volunteer producer of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, retains the upper-crusted Upper East Side as the mainstay of its heritage. … Full Article

‘Empty Bowls Project’ raises awareness of hunger

Visitors who come to the Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Bay Ridge on May 2 will get a chance to purchase handcrafted, beautifully decorated bowls that will be on sale at the church on that day only. But the bowls aren’t going to be sold as part of a flea market. … Full Article

At BAM, graphic novelist Chris Ware speaks about memory, emotion

Most people hate public speaking, graphic novelist Chris Ware among them. “I have to apologize,” he told an audience at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Tuesday night. … Full Article

SPark Workshop Brooklyn provides a home for artists

Industry City, the collection of 16 historic warehouses that sits on 40 acres of land located next to the Sunset Park waterfront, enjoys a solid reputation as a hub for businesses, artists and budding technology entrepreneurs. … Full Article

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival Sakura Matsuri returns to Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is hosting the 34th annual Sakura Matsuri festival on April 25 and 26 — the largest annual event held in a U.S. public garden — which celebrates contemporary Japanese culture and, of course, the cherry blossoms. … Full Article

Live at BAM: Philip Glass talks up new book

Philip Glass may be a famous composer now, but at one time, he had to make ends meet by driving a taxicab. … Full Article

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