Arts and Fun

Nature’s skyscrapers will be joining Downtown Brooklyn’s skyscrapers this weekend for local artist Spencer Finch’s “Lost Man Creek,” a new public art exhibit that will recreate — at a 1:100 s … Full Article

Mermaid Parade floats through Coney Island

Hundreds of mermaids, pirates and other fanciful sea creatures took to Surf Avenue on Saturday for the 34th annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. … Full Article

Fantasia to perform in free concert at Fort Hamilton

Grammy Award-winning singer Fantasia is giving a special gift to troops at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton just in time for the Fourth of July weekend. The “American Idol” winner will headline an “Independence Day Salute to the Troops” concert at the army base on July 1. … Full Article

The Eagle’s Top 5 Weekend Events: June 17-19

It’s no longer a secret that Brooklyn is the place to be. On any given weekend, Brooklynites have a plethora of options to take part in from a thriving music scene, to delectable restaurants, to trendy nightlife and everything in between. … Full Article

Sunset Park Library wins ‘Oscar’

The Sunset Park Library has won an Oscar! The Brooklyn library was one of six libraries around the city cited for outstanding service at the Third Annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. The awards have been nicknamed the “Oscars of the Libraries.” … Full Article

'Subway Sleepers' are the stars of an upcoming photo exhibit by Brooklyn Heights artist Linda Kessler

In the city that never sleeps, the ultimate act of vulnerability is slumbering on the subway. … Full Article

Thousands flock to Williamsburg, Greenpoint for Northside Festival

Although the first day of summer isn’t technically until June 20, roughly 100,000 individuals swarmed to Williamsburg and Greenpoint last week to celebrate the unofficial start of the season with the Northside Festival. … Full Article

‘Wild’ new mural dedicated at Atlantic Ave. entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Officials cut the ribbon on a “wild” new mural Monday at the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) underpass at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Smith Street Stage delivers a spellbinding 'Tempest' in Carroll Park

Are we ready for a female president? That remains to be seen. Are we ready for a female Prospero? Absolutely. Especially when she's Kate Ross. … Full Article

Lemonade Coalition teams up to paint Bay Ridge benches

Bay Ridge residents who enjoy sitting on Shore Road and taking in the breathtaking view of New York Harbor that the shoreline offers now have comfortable, freshly painted benches to sit on, thanks to a group of local kids determined to do good things for their community. … Full Article

SummerStage's Brooklyn season begins June 13

City Parks Foundation is proud to announce the 2016 season of SummerStage, New York City’s largest free performing arts festival, bringing more than 115 free performances to Central Park and 15 neighborhood parks throughout the five boroughs. With performances ranging from American pop, Yid … Full Article

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