Arts and Fun

Hundreds herd to Governors Island for Dirtybird BBQ

With the Tribute in Light illuminating the sky for the 15th anniversary of 9/11, hundreds of people voyaged across New York Harbor to Governors Island for Dirtybird BBQ — a one-of-a-kind traveling music festival and fair that boasts some of the music industry’s top DJs while also offering a … Full Article

Brooklyn bash ‘I Feel Love’ transports attendees back to 1970s club culture

Music lovers familiar with New York nightlife may often grow nostalgic for the glory days of the late 1970s when an unfettered love for music trumped the bottle service, strict door policies and high entry fees that characterize today’s club scene. … Full Article

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue to host free fall festival on Sept. 18 in Gowanus

Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue will hold its annual street festival on Sept. 18, where dogs, kids and adults can enjoy a variety of activities, including a Badass raffle, a pit bull kissing booth and an agility course. … Full Article

Seeing Brooklyn through a lens darkly

The Roman playwright Terence famously wrote, “Nothing human is foreign to me.”  Closer to home, and in a similar vein, our own Walt Whitman counseled, “Be curious, not judgmental.” Looking at the remarkable, early photographs in the Met Breuer’s stunning exhibition “Diane Arbus: In the Begi … Full Article

Q&A with Brooklynite Cara Buckley: Rolling out the red carpet

If one Googles the word “carpetbagger,” the first words that appear are “noun: derogatory.” It doesn’t get any better after that: “a person perceived as an unscrupulous opportunist.” Dictionary.com’s definition is equally unflattering: “any opportunistic or exploit … Full Article

Dirtybird BBQ flocks to Governors Island this weekend

Although the last day of summer isn’t technically until Sept. 22, thousands of partygoers will be flocking to the banks of New York Harbor this Sunday to celebrate the end of the season at Dirtybird BBQ. … Full Article

Goodnight, Brooklyn native Fred Hellerman

Fred Hellerman, the last surviving member of The Weavers, died on Sept. 1 at age 89.  Born in Brooklyn on May 13, 1927, Hellerman was the son of Latvian Jewish immigrants and he received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in 1949. … Full Article
Inside the Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

VIDEO: Inside the crazy Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition

The 9th Annual Coney Island Beard And Mustache Competition was held in Coney Island last weekend, where the strangest and most extravagant beards and mustaches took over the shore to compete. Our Brooklyn Street Beat team was on the scene to take in all the wild and crazy proceedings. … Full Article

Hurricane Hermine spares Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods

Farewell, fine summer.
Tens of thousands of sun worshippers flocked to Brooklyn beaches and waterfront locales this past Labor Day weekend despite deadly riptides caused by Hurricane Hermine. … Full Article

‘Movie Matinees’ provides free movie tickets for residents of NYC public housing

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin on Wednesday announced the launch of MOME Movie Matinees, a brand-new initiative providing free opportunities for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to attend a feature film currently in theaters. … Full Article

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