Arts and Fun

The second event in the Summer Stroll on 3rd series the Merchants of Third Avenue group is presenting in Bay Ridge this year went off without a hitch on July 22, despite a heat wave that caus … Full Article

Puff Daddy to celebrate Notorious B.I.G with Brooklyn concert

Puff Daddy will celebrate the late Notorious B.I.G's birthday with a concert featuring Lil Kim, Faith Evans, Mary J. Blige and Jay Z. … Full Article

Caroline Kennedy, Japanese ambassador plant cherry tree at Brooklyn Botanic Garden to celebrate Japanese garden’s 100th anniversary

It was cold and windy, but that didn’t stop the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) from continuing to honor the 100th anniversary of its historic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden when it had Caroline Kennedy and the Japanese ambassador plant a tree at the site early Tuesday morning. … Full Article

At BAM, famed comedian David Cross talks Trump, gun violence

A thin-skinned audience would surely take umbrage at the comedy of David Cross. They'd consider his jokes bashing organized religion and his stories about masturbating while fantasizing about the Statue of Liberty (because he loves America so much) offensive. … Full Article

Shakespearean Kings in Cycle at BAM: Modern themes of leadership & downfall

With an especially raucous presidential campaign season upon us, it's an interesting time to reflect upon the lives of medieval kings. … Full Article

Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke dies at 69

Patty Duke, who won an Oscar as a teen for "The Miracle Worker" and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life while battling personal demons, has died at the age of 69. … Full Article

‘Hamilton’ star wins applause in City Council

Anthony Ramos, an actor appearing in the Broadway mega-hit “Hamilton,” found a whole new audience of fans when he came to the City Council chamber on Tuesday to take a bow and accept a proclamation. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum to host sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball on April 20, honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia

On Wednesday, April 20, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball — its yearly fundraising gala celebrating Brooklyn's creative community — honoring Brooklyn-based art-world influencers Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. … Full Article

Irish eyes smiled through cold for St. Patrick’s Parade

There was a chill in the air and temperatures hovered in the 30s all afternoon on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the participants of the 23rd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade from having fun. … Full Article

Surprise! An art show pops up for one afternoon in DUMBO

Art is long, and Time is fleeting. So goes the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. In this case, though, the art came and went in a flash. … Full Article

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