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Coney Island to get new amphitheater this July

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, the cornerstone of the state-of-the-art Seaside Park and Community Arts Center developed by iStar, in partnership with Coney Island USA, will have its grand opening in July 2016, bringing New York City a new outdoor live entertainment venue. The 5 … Full Article

In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack

In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed. … Full Article

BRIC receives 13 NY Emmy Award nominations

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announced on Wednesday that it has received 13 nominations for New York Emmy Awards. … Full Article

New York Foundation for the Arts, Eric Adams celebrate Brooklyn’s newest women arts leaders

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are celebrating three recently appointed women leaders of prominent Brooklyn cultural organizations: Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); Charlotte Cohen, executive director of the … Full Article

LEIMAY to premiere ‘borders’ at BAM this month

LEIMAY, an interdisciplinary ensemble comprising of Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, has announced the world premiere of “borders” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), opening on Feb. 18 at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place). … Full Article

Black-footed penguin chick hatches at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium

A black-footed penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) has hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island.  … Full Article

The Review Panel, artcritical's acclaimed series of live criticism, moves to Brooklyn Public Library

After 10 years, a fixture of the Upper East Side arts scene is making a big move to Brooklyn in search of new audiences.  … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater presents romantic comedy ‘Men Are Dogs’

The Narrows Community Theater, a Bay Ridge performing arts group, will present “Men Are Dogs,” a romantic comedy written by playwright Joseph Simonelli, for two weekends at St. Patrick Catholic Academy, Fourth Avenue and 97th Street, starting Feb. 19. … Full Article

Building bridges to ‘When Brooklyn Was the World’

  Editor's Note: Beth Amorosi is granddaughter of James Donovan, the heroic Brooklyn lawyer played by Tom Hanks in “Bridge of Spies.” She notes that her grandfather's book, “Strangers On A Bridge,” originally published in 1964, was recently re-issued and has become a best-seller follo … Full Article

Brooklynite Mary-Louise Parker returning to Broadway this Fall

Mary-Louise Parker is returning to Broadway this fall in the quirky, romantic play "Heisenberg." … Full Article


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