Arts and Fun

As part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s and New York Restoration Project’s Arts in the Gardens program, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary arts organization LEIMAY is sponsoring an art installation, “ … Full Article

Susan Sarandon hosts play at City Tech

Starting on May 2, City Tech’s Theatreworks and Entertainment Technology Department presents “Forged in Fire,” at the Voorhees Theatre at 186 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Jodie Foster in DUMBO directing "Money Monster"

It was a star-studded Thursday on Jay Street in DUMBO, where Jodie Foster was on set directing the upcoming film "Money Monster" starring George Clooney, Julia Roberts and others. … Full Article

FDNY holding free firehouse tours to celebrate 150 years

Red, orange and yellow banners are flying from hundreds of New York City Fire Department firehouses across the city to invite the public to help celebrate FDNY’s 150 years of service. … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Gala raises $250K for education, therapy

The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music’s (BCM) 2015 Spring Gala: Music Moves, held on Tuesday, April 21 at the Brooklyn Museum, raised $250,000 to support the Conservatory’s programming goals for 2015, according to a BCM spokesperson. … Full Article

BAM’s Karen Gala Was A Moveable Feast In Historic Settings: Navy Yard to Opera House

For the Brooklyn Academy of Music, led by Executive Producer Joseph Melillo, the gala honoring Karen Brooks Hopkins Tuesday night was an "all hands on deck" affair. Every department, from Development and Marketing to Stage Crew and Production, worked to make it happen. … Full Article

City gives Bay Ridge go-ahead for Summer Stroll on 3rd

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has approved plans by the Merchants of Third Avenue business group to host another series of Summer Stroll events this July and August. … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk matches artists with merchants

Organizers of the Storefront Art Walk in Bay Ridge recently played the role of matchmaker, bringing together talented artists and savvy local merchants for a special exhibition. … Full Article

Miss Piggy: Recipient of prestigious Brooklyn Museum award

The Brooklyn Museum's Sackler Center First Awards honors women who've made outstanding contributions in their fields. This year's surprise honoree is ... (drumroll here): Miss Piggy. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard Community Day on Sunday: Tour, archiving, scavenger hunt and more

Do you live near the historic Navy Yard? Did someone in your family work here? Are you curious about what goes on here today? The Brooklyn Navy Yard invites visitors of all ages to a special day of community connection in celebration of Preservation Week. … Full Article

Brooklynites play major roles in updated Gilbert & Sullivan comical operetta ‘Patience’

The Blue Hill Troupe, founded in 1924 as an all-volunteer producer of Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, retains the upper-crusted Upper East Side as the mainstay of its heritage. … Full Article

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