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BAM presents ‘Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation’

Fort Greene
Paying homage to the roots and political relevance of the South Bronx-born hip-hop movement, BAM will present a one-night-only performance on Friday, May 9, titled “Poetry 2014: Birth of a Hip-Hop Nation.”  … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater presents ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Bay Ridge
The classic MGM movie musical “Singin’ in the Rain’ is coming to the stage in Bay Ridge, courtesy of Narrows Community Theater (NCT), which is presenting a stage version of the beloved film. … Full Article

BHA House and Garden Tour celebrates historic preservation

Brooklyn Heights
The Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA) will sponsor its 30th annual house and garden tour of five privately owned historic townhouses and gardens in Brooklyn Heights on Saturday, May 10, from 1-5 p.m. … Full Article

Taste of the Ridge offers bite-size bits of happiness

It was impossible to be on a diet and walk through the auditorium at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Bay Ridge on Sunday afternoon, not with serving trays filled with pasta primavera, pork empanadas, macaroni and cheese, pepper steak and rice and beans along with dozens of other delectable … Full Article

651 Arts to celebrate 25 years

Fort Greene
651 ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary performing arts of the African Diaspora, will celebrate 25 years of developing, producing and presenting performance and cultural programming that continues to serve the local community and beyond. … Full Article

Five decades of Lee Friedlander’s monographs to be displayed at Pratt

Clinton Hill
The exhibition “Lee Friedlander: The Printed Picture” will provide the public with the rare opportunity to experience the award-winning artist’s work through more than 40 publications, related ephemera, and selected epigraphs. … Full Article

Brooklyn farmer's market comes to life

Downtown
Check out this aerial view of the Court Street farmers market! Just think of it as a nice green oasis from your jury duty or dull office job. And those colors!  … Full Article

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden coming this weekend

Prospect Heights
The cherry blossoms are blooming, which means that it's time for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 33rd annual Sakura Matsuri Festival. The festival, which celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, will take place this weekend. … Full Article

Junior League of Brooklyn announces 6th annual Day of Beauty

Bedford-Stuyvesant
he Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) is proud to announce it will again make prom dreams a reality for young women in need across the borough through its Annual Belle of the Ball initiative. … Full Article

‘Zipper’ chronicles Coney Island’s storied history

Coney Island
Coney Island has changed quite a bit over the past few years, especially since the building of Luna Park and the Scream Zone. However, there are those who miss the old, anarchic, slightly seedy but always in-your-face Coney Island.  … Full Article

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