Arts and Fun

Hoop-la: Embroidery's back, with some modern twists

Hand embroidery is the latest comeback kid among traditional handiwork, but what crafters are doing with needle and thread transcends the alphabet and "Home Sweet Home" samplers of yesteryear. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights, buried in white

A blanket of snow covered Brooklyn Heights and vicinity this past weekend. Montague Street took on a timeless look, and the few walkers on the Promenade and in Brooklyn Bridge Park enjoyed the solitary stillness. … Full Article

Regina Opera to present ‘Barber of Seville’

The Regina Opera Company plans to present Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” in Italian with English subtitles, in March at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium, 5902 6th Ave. … Full Article

‘The Iceman Cometh’ to BAM

From the moment he burst on scene, throwing money into the air and laughing heartily, it was clear that Nathan Lane was going to give a memorable performance in "The Iceman Cometh." And he delivered on his initial promise, bringing humanity, humor and audible volume to a character who spent … Full Article

New Musical stars Brooklyn superheroes

Move aside, Gotham. Brooklyn has gotten so cool these days that it now has its own group of superheroes. … Full Article

Chaka Khan to open 2015’s Celebrate Brooklyn! concerts

Legendary dance music icon and 10-time Grammy winner Chaka Khan will open the 37th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival with a free concert on Wednesday, June 3 at the Prospect Park Bandshell. … Full Article

An evening with Ken Burns in Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will host a special evening with Academy Award-nominated producer and director Ken Burns, creator of the acclaimed documentaries “The Civil War,” “Baseball” and, most recently, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” on March 10 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. … Full Article

Bay Ridge artist finds a gallery close to home

A Bay Ridge artist who is inspired by his surroundings has found a place close to home to exhibit his work. … Full Article

Ponycon brings sweetness, smiles and bronies to Brooklyn Heights

On the coldest weekend in a decade, Brooklyn Heights was filled with sunshine and smiles as more than a thousand fans of the “My Little Pony” animated TV show flooded into St. Francis College for PonyconNYC. … Full Article

How the Klezmatics ‘collaborated’ with Woody Guthrie

The late, great Woody Guthrie, whose song “This Land Is Your Land” is considered an American classic, had strong ties to Brooklyn. Guthrie and his second wife, a Martha Graham dancer named Majorie Mazia, lived on Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island in the 1940s. … Full Article

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