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Third Avenue sidewalk fair aims to entice senior citizens

An outdoor casino, free hair washings, wine tastings, Frank Sinatra impersonators and dancing to Motown music. These are just some of the delights awaiting senior citizens who come to Third Avenue in Bay Ridge for “Welcome to the 60s,” a sidewalk social taking place on May 17. … Full Article

Brooklyn SummerStage programs begin 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. … Full Article

2,000 LED-tagged pigeons stage show in Brooklyn sky

Brooklyn is staging a show with 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights illuminating the city's night sky. … Full Article

Irwin Meyer American Legion Headquarters Band in concert

On Sunday, May 22 at 2:30 p.m., the Irwin Meyer American Legion Headquarters Band, conducted by Sean King, will perform a concert in the Parish House of the New Utrecht Reformed Church at 18th Avenue and 84th Street in Bensonhurst. The eve … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library gears up for fourth annual Bike the Branches

Brooklyn bicyclists and bibliophiles can register now for Bike the Branches, a daylong bike ride through Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) 60-branch system, the library announced Tuesday. … Full Article

300 films to be screened at 2016 ‘Movies Under the Stars’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver have announced a major expansion of the “Movies Under the Stars” series, doubling last year’s total number of film screenings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Japan's cherry blossom festival

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article

Volunteers build 1890 Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park

“If life becomes unlivable in Brooklyn, we plan to evacuate by water,” joked Rob Buchanan, one of the leaders of community boat building sessions taking place this month at Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum appoints Kimberly Orcutt as Andrew W. Mellon curator of American Art

Kimberly Orcutt has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

PHOTO: Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article

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