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Opera Index honors Marjory Walters, Doris Keeley

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 3, at the Essex House on Central Park South, Opera Index held its Spring Lunch. President Murray Rosenthal was retiring after 16 brilliant years at the helm and will now serve as treasurer. … Full Article

Calling all art lovers: Try out this Bushwick gallery crawl

You don't have to be a hipster to have fun in Bushwick. There's a good time to be had in its galleries, regardless of your age or lifestyle choices. … Full Article

Runners Flock to Brooklyn Bridge Park for Brooklyn Half Marathon Pre-Party

This Saturday’s Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon — beginning near the Brooklyn Museum on Washington Avenue and extending to the iconic Coney Island boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue — is expected to draw 25,000 runners to the borough, including some of the area’s top elit … Full Article

Park Slope’s ‘Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair’ coming this Sunday

Forty thousand people are expected Sunday, May 17, at Park Slope's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair on Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street. … Full Article

Willowtown Spring Fair in Brooklyn Heights this Saturday

The Willowtown Association will be hosting its annual spring fair in the south Heights on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5 p.m. on Willow Place.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2015 summer lineup

Brooklyn Bridge Park has announced its summer lineup, which officially kicks off with “Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties,” presented by BRIC beginning May 14. … Full Article

Lander visits storytime at Windsor Terrace Library, a finalist for NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

City Councilmember Brad Lander and Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) President and CEO Linda Johnson joined preschoolers and parents at BPL's Windsor Terrace branch on Monday in celebration of the branch’s recent nomination for the second annual NYC  … Full Article
Bike The Branches For Brooklyn Public Libraries

VIDEO: Biking for a Mission: Brooklyn Public Library’s 3rd Annual Bike The Branches

Brooklyn’s bookworms swapped their pages for pedals to bike through the borough in support of their favorite public libraries. … Full Article

Regina Opera to present free performance of ‘Carmen’

Regina Opera will present a free-admission performance of Bizet’s "Carmen" on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. The opera will be fully staged with piano accompaniment and English supertitles. … Full Article

Rolling Stone names Brooklyn-based band Vajra a 'must-see act'

Rolling Stone named alt-prog rockers Vajra a "Must See Act," along with crowd favorites Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, Weezer, Hoobastank, and others at the Loudwire Mus … Full Article

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