Arts and Fun

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

Smorgasburg beats the weather during busy opening weekend

Smorgasburg season is officially upon us. The weekly food festival kicked off this past weekend, when thousands flocked to Williamsburg on Saturday and Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday to brave long lines and windy weather for a taste of the ’burg. … Full Article

Poetry slam at BAM features hip hop-inspired poets

One person's poetry can be another's reason for wanting to take a nap. It's all about relevance. Wordsworth and Keats may not reach many young people today, but hip hop artists from Jay Z to Notorious B.I.G. — poets in their own right — do. … Full Article

Eat, Drink and Be Literary: BAM presents Dinaw Mengestu

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted the latest installment of this year's Eat, Drink & Be Literary program Wednesday evening, shining its spotlight on Dinaw Mengestu. … Full Article

BRIC announces 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

BRIC, producer of Celebrate Brooklyn!, the borough’s premier outdoor summer festival, returns with the fifth annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties. … Full Article

‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Free tennis lessons, yoga classes offered to seniors in parks

Senior citizens will be able to enjoy free tennis lessons, take part in yoga classes, or go on walks to improve their fitness – all in the great outdoors – this spring, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering a series of exercise programs. … Full Article

Rutgers beauty wins Miss Norway of Greater New York title

A young woman who was born on the day the Winter Olympics began in Lillehammer in 1994 has been crowned as Miss Norway of Greater New York 2015. … Full Article
Coney Island's Cyclone Gets Stuck On Track Midway

BROOKLYN EAGLE VIDEO: Coney Island Cyclone gets stuck on opening day

A beautiful grand season opening day for the Cyclone in Coney Island was off to a great start until it got stuck in its tracks- literally. … Full Article

Bensonhurst looks to hold Weekend Walks this July

A major Bensonhurst shopping strip will turn into an outdoor plaza – where vehicular traffic will be banned and foot traffic will be welcomed – for two days in July if an application filed with the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) by a community service organization is approved. … Full Article

Coney Island opening ceremonies this Sunday

Along with peeping birds, blooming crocuses and longer days, Brooklyn’s symbol of the end of winter has arrived: Coney Island is officially opening this Sunday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, the 30th Annual Blessing of the Rides at Deno's Wonder Wheel Park, and a ceremony by the NYC Fire Depart … Full Article

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