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NY Transit Museum hosts 21st Annual Bus Festival

The New York Transit Museum’s 21st Annual Bus Festival returns on Sunday, Sept. 28, with opportunities to see and step aboard the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet, representing over 80 years of surface transit history in the city.  … Full Article

Puerto Rico ‘jungle pop’ band relocates to Brooklyn for music scene

At Pete’s Candy Shop’s dimly-lit Sunday open mic night, new Brooklyn talent, A Flying Dodo Society, was heard with an introductory and looming pattern of strums that hushed the packed room as they played their original song “We Ate the Sun.”   … Full Article

Music Series brings local country talent to Willoughby Plaza

Hill Country College Music Series, a music contest that gives local college roots, Americana and alt-country bands the opportunity to play, will take place at Willoughby Plaza, kicking off on Sept. 26.   … Full Article

Family fun reigns at Sunset Park street festival

Family fun was the main item on the menu at the Sunset Park Fifth Avenue Street Festival on Sunday, where children got the chance to compete in a hula hoop contest, ride ponies, board a vintage Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus from the mid-1960s and dine on sausage sandwiches, corn on th … Full Article

Exhibition looks at genius of Brooklyn carousel inventor

Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangels designed and built it. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Vulgar Colors showcases talent across multiple platforms

When Cheeba Cruz moved from Houston to Brooklyn in April, she wanted to do something different. … Full Article

Golden Door International Film Festival comes to nearby Jersey City

Brooklyn's connections to so many other places in the world bring the spotlight to nearby Jersey City next week. … Full Article

Park Slope comedy pioneer presents Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival

“Don’t blame an audience for not laughing,” Brooklyn-based comedy pioneer Eugene Mirman says, when asked what advice he would offer to emerging comedians. No matter how unusual the humor, Mirman says comedians should “figure out how to convey [their humor] to audiences.”  … Full Article

BAMcafé Live reflects ‘dynamism of Brooklyn music scene’

Celebrating its 15th year, BAMcafé Live returns this season with a vast array of performances, including everything from jazz and Celtic to hip-hop and rock, and featuring artists from Brooklyn and around the world. … Full Article

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