Arts and Fun

If you walked into the Narrows Botanical Gardens in Bay Ridge on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 12, you might have thought you had left Brooklyn behind for a day to travel to the country. … Full Article

Mexico's Guelaguetza Festival celebrated in Downtown Brooklyn

The festive music, gala outfits and traditional dances of the Oaxaca region of Mexico filled Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, at the second annual La Guelaguetza Festival New York sponsored by the  … Full Article

‘Boardwalk Empire’ brings prohibition, mobsters to Brooklyn Heights

The acclaimed HBO hit “Boardwalk Empire,” starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon and many others, used Brooklyn Heights as a set on Friday for the second-to-the-last episode of its final season. … Full Article

Cirque du Soleil returns to Brooklyn with ‘Varekai’

After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” began a new adventure this past December performing in arenas worldwide and in some markets never visited before. … Full Article

BAM to receive National Medal of Arts from White House

The White House on Tuesday announced the 2013 National Medal of Arts recipients, and among those honored is Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Brooklyn Brewery at forefront of overseas' interest in American craft beer

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. … Full Article

Shakespeare at Sunset: Taming of the Shrew, at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There was not a seat to spare when the final production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” began on Sunday, July 20 at Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Met Council gives kids a chance to sit around the camp fire

Sixty kids from Brooklyn and Queens are getting the chance to enjoy swimming, camping, volleyball and other fun-filled activities at summer camp, thanks to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which expanded a scholarship fund it runs to enable the kids to get out of the city. … Full Article

Spicy! Cocktail competition brings out local tastemakers

A competition to concoct the spiciest cocktail using ingredients from local Brooklyn tastemakers was a hit Monday evening, even if some participants were left fanning their mouths — this reporter included. … Full Article

Ballet along the Brooklyn Bridge

Tourists whipped out their cameras as six students from the Annual Bolshoi Ballet Academy Summer Intensive visited the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to photograph some of their … Full Article

Summer Strollers enjoy the arts outdoors

The Bella Voce Singers attracted large crowds of admirers as they sang Italian songs on the street. So did Narrows Community Theater, whose members performed Broadway show tunes. … Full Article

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