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The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article

Industry City offers behind-the-scenes look at artists at work

The artists and craftsmen who work at Industry City are throwing their doors open and are putting out the welcome mat for visitors as part of a special event at the massive Sunset Park business complex. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum’s Artists Ball & Dance Party 2015: A preview

The Brooklyn Museum is holding its fifth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball Wednesday evening, and although many of the same artists featured last year will participate in this year's celebration, the impetus behind the eve … Full Article

BAM Presents: ‘The Karen Gala’ on April 28, honoring the extraordinary career of outgoing president Karen Brooks Hopkins

On April 28, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) will host a gala celebration honoring BAM President Karen Brooks Hopkins as she prepares to retire in June after more than 36 years of extraordinary service. For this special evening, BAM Executive Producer Joseph V. … Full Article

From being thrown out of kindergarten to composing ‘Ave Maria’

Pianist, vocalist, composer and author Roger Rossi, whose real name is Roger Rossito, grew up in Bay Ridge, although he now lives in Palm Beach with his longtime wife Sally (“Sal”).  … Full Article

Boxing and chamber music combine in ‘Strike!’

The International Street Cannibals (ISC) — a collection of seasoned musicians and composers directed by Dan Barrett — will join forces with young boxers from the legendary Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO for another round of “Strike!” — a special performance on Saturday, April 25 at 8 p.m. … Full Article

Katy Clark named president of Brooklyn Academy of Music

Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Chairman Alan H. Fishman has announced the appointment of Katy Clark as incoming BAM president. She succeeds President Karen Brooks Hopkins, who will step down at the end of June. Katy Clark comes to BAM from New York’s Orchestra of St. … Full Article

Animal ‘Adopt-A-Thon’ coming to Carroll Gardens

The Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon — a free educational event sponsored by Douglas Elliman and designed to save the lives of New York City’s shelter animals — will be held Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carroll Park (on Court St. … Full Article

Art on the Corner presents an evening of ‘Crime Jazz’

“Crime Jazz” sounds like a music category like “Gangsta Rap” but it’s actually the name of a unique show that will be presented in Bay Ridge this month featuring music associated with crime and criminals. … Full Article

Three humanitarians honored at Lotos Club

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24, the Lotos Club at 5 East 66th St., Manhattan, honored three humanitarians with the 28th annual  Erwin Piscator Award. … Full Article

American Legion band to perform at historic church

Veteran conductor Irwin Meyer will lead the Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band in a free concert at the historic New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst later this month. … Full Article

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