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Atlantic Avenue tree-lighting ceremony set for Dec. 3

Boerum Hill
On Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC) will once again host its Annual Atlantic Avenue Tree Lighting Ceremony and festivities at the Belarusian Church at 401 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill. … Full Article

Opera Index holds annual membership buffet & recital

New York City
The Community Church of New York, located in the Murray Hill section of the city, echoed with the sound of heavenly voices on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Opera Index was flexing its muscle and showcasing some extraordinary singers. … Full Article

Michelle Obama to recognize Brooklyn cultural arts academy

First Lady Michelle Obama will invite Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, one of the 12 winners of the 2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award to the White House to recognize their effectiveness in developing learning and life skills in young people by engaging them in the arts or humani … Full Article

JFK's Sheepshead Bay painting to be auctioned off on 50th anniversary of assassination

Sheepshead Bay
This painting of Sheepshead Bay was created by John F. Kennedy when he was campaigning for president in Brooklyn in 1960. The painting will be auctioned on Friday, Nov. … Full Article

Stephen De Maio’s Opera Night showcases singers at Columbus Foundation

New York City
Stephen De Maio, who wears many hats in the opera world, presented Opera Night on Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Columbus Citizens Foundation at 8 East 69th St. in Manhattan. This elegant intimate venue was a perfect setting for a concert and dinner on a crisp fall evening. … Full Article

December special events at BAMcinématek

DEC. 4 at 7 p.m.
AN EVENING WITH BRUCE DERN

Dern in person for a screening of Alexander Payne’s Nebraska followed by an extended conversation … Full Article

Brooklyn filmmaker pays homage to Coney cult film 'The Warriors’

Coney Island
A Brooklyn-born independent filmmaker who was fascinated with the cult film “The Warriors” when he was growing up in Kensington has now made a new film featuring three of the original actors from the 1979 movie. … Full Article

Martin Scorsese & Fran Lebowitz coming to BAM

On Thurs, Jan 16 celebrated author, journalist, thinker, and quintessential Manhattanite Fran Lebowitz, heralded by The New York Times as “an unlikely and perhaps alarming combination of Mary Hartman and Mary McCa … Full Article

Local New Yorkers collaborate on award winning philanthropic musical

Brooklyn Boro
Across the United States, Pacha’s Pajamas is the first and only full-length Children’s Pop Musical making a philanthropic footprint along the way. … Full Article

Martina Arroyo Foundation holds 2013 annual gala

Navy Yard
The Martina Arroyo Foundation’s 9th year Annual Gala was truly a unique event. It was held at 583 Park Ave., one of New York’s most elegant landmark venues.  … Full Article

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