Arts and Fun

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article

Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum exhibit highlights tradition of Syrian-Jewish metalworkers

To the Jewish community in Syria, the art of metalworking is a rich cultural tradition.  For generations, mothers and fathers have trained their children to master the delicate skill of shaping brass, silver and copper into stunning ornamental objects, and for good reason. … Full Article

National Beard Championships come to Brooklyn

From the Hasidic community of Borough Park to the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for being home to some amazing beards. So it was only natural that the National Beard and Moustache Championships were held at Kings Theatre in Flatbush on Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Children’s Museum partners with award-winning grilled cheese truck

Two of Crown Heights’ local gems have recently joined forces. Morris, best known for its award-winning grilled cheese truck, The Morris Truck, has partnered with the Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) to provide food and beverage service for the museum’s café. … Full Article

827 Brooklyn teens come to Met Museum

On Oct. 16, more than 800 Brooklyn teens came to the Metropolitan Museum within the span of three hours for Teens Take the Met — a special evening of activities for teens, featuring more than 55 cultural institutions from all five boroughs. … Full Article

Shoppers camp out overnight in Brooklyn for shot at Balmain/ H&M collection

Shoppers spent the night in camp chairs on the sidewalk outside the H&M store on Fulton Street in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday night, hoping to get first shot at H&M’s collaboration with luxury designer Balmain. … Full Article

'Brooklyn' bridges life and fiction for Saoirse Ronan

The 1950s coming-of-age drama "Brooklyn" takes place in a rural Ireland town and in the New York borough, but it more properly exists somewhere in between, suspended between the pull of new adventure and the pangs of homesickness, the thrill of the future and the tug of the past. … Full Article

Trio brings cutting edge music to Art on the Corner

An innovative trio with the unique name of 8 Strings & a Whistle is bringing its sophisticated brand of music to Bay Ridge. … Full Article

Millenials-aimed Vice adds TV channel to global video lineup

Brooklyn-based Vice Media is adding a U.S. cable channel to its digital video empire as it tries to gain viewers in old as well as new media. … Full Article

Review: Ronan enchants in warm immigrant tale 'Brooklyn'

"Brooklyn" is a story for anyone who has ever left home. It's a story for those who've waffled in indecision, for those forming their identities and forging their own paths. It's a story awash in muted pastel nostalgia about family and love and ambition and heritage and goodbyes. … Full Article

Italian Opera Company to perform at St. Finbar Church

In celebration of six decades of performances, the Italian Opera Company will be presenting a special concert on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Saint Finbar Catholic Church, 138 Bay 20th St., at 7 p.m. The concert is titled “A Renaissance of Inspirational Music.” … Full Article

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