Arts and Fun

First gala in new St. Ann’s Warehouse honors collaborators, raises $650K

St. Ann’s Warehouse presented its 2015 gala “Lights Up,” in the organization’s highly anticipated, nearly complete new theater at the historic waterfront Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park on Tuesday. … Full Article

Iconic public artworks planned at BAM through $3.5M gift

The Robert W. Wilson Charitable Trust has made a generous $3.5 million gift to BAM to implement the BAM Robert W. Wilson Public Art Initiative. The art will serve to define and connect four separate sites on the BAM campus. … Full Article

CinemaFest to bring short films to BAM

If you go by the old adage that less is more, then you might not want to miss the collection of original short films interspersed with the features selected for CinemaFest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) this month.  … Full Article

On Stage at Kingsborough sets summer concert series

Summer is almost here and On Stage at Kingsborough, the performing arts program at Kingsborough Community College, has put together a warm weather concert series featuring jazz, swing, and ragtime music that is sure to get your fingers snapping and your toes tapping. And it’s free! … Full Article

A prehistoric resident survives in Brooklyn

Early each summer, the sands of Plumb Beach, in South Brooklyn, become scattered with lovers. At high tide, you can find them clutching one another in passionate embrace where the gentle waves of Jamaica Bay lap the sand. … Full Article

‘Robot’ at BAM fuses robotic movement and dance

We may rely on robots to assemble many of the manufactured goods we use on a daily basis, but for most of us, they're not something we see or even think about on an everyday basis. … Full Article

J.Lo takes Bay Ridge by storm

Jenny From The Block is the new Queen of Bay Ridge. J.Lo's frenzied fans cheered on the superstar during her Wednesday filming of new NBC TV cop drama “Shades of Blue” on the corner of Fifth Avenue and Bay Ridge Avenue. … Full Article

Cavaliere Ufficiale Aldo Mancusi receives title of Commendatore from Italian government

On June 2, Cavaliere Ufficiale Aldo Mancusi was presented with the title of commendatore, signed by the president of Italy, at the Italian Consulate at Park Avenue and 68th Street in New York. … Full Article

Make Music New York sponsors free outdoor Brooklyn performances

Returning for its ninth year, Make Music New York (MMNY) will celebrate music on a grand scale with a mix of more than 1,000 free, outdoor concerts throughout all five boroughs on June 21, the first day of summer.  … Full Article

‘A Box Came To Brooklyn’ to have world premiere June 13

Neighbors living on a quiet Brooklyn street wake up one morning to find a mysterious box sitting on their block. How did it get there? What does it mean? … Full Article

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