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'Fun Home' director Sam Gold on working with 'No Net'

Sam Gold was still in college when he did something most people only dream about: He made his Broadway acting debut. But he quickly realized he was probably on the wrong side of the stage. … Full Article

To the stars and beyond, in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The weather couldn’t have been better at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Saturday for a night of stargazing, talks by astronomers, NASA scientists and astronauts -- and dancing robots. The event was part of the World Science Festival, a citywide science exposition. … Full Article

Artist seeks help to create work at Brooklyn Army Terminal

Imagine if Pablo Picasso asked you to pick up a paint brush to help him paint “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” back in 1907. … Full Article

Two Trees announces new ground-floor spaces for DUMBO art galleries

Two Trees Management announced this week that five galleries in DUMBO will open new, expanded ground-floor spaces in the upcoming months — including A.I.R. Gallery, which opened on May 5, and Minus Space, which opens Saturday, May 30. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue Spring Festival promises fun for all

Bay Ridge will roll out the red carpet and welcome hundreds of thousands of people to the neighborhood when the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival takes place on Sunday, May 31. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents an electrifying ‘Carmen’

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, the Brooklyn-based Regina Opera Company presented the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet (1838-75).   “Carmen” was Bizet’s masterpiece — an opera in four acts, with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, after the novel by Prosper Merimee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle to offer cash prizes in Garden Club Contest

As the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club celebrates its 75th anniversary, its motto reflects its continuous purpose since 1940: “Everyone’s a winner when Brooklyn blooms.” … Full Article

Visitors pour into Brooklyn Bridge Park over Memorial Day weekend

Visitors flocked to Brooklyn Bridge Park over Memorial Day weekend to relax in the sun, enjoy a barbecue, roller skate or play basketball and marvel at the interactive artworks of Jeppe Hein’s Please Touch the Art exhibition. Locals and tourists arrived by foot, subway, car and ferry. … Full Article

Brooklyn students to perform original musical in Italian

It’s one thing for children to star in an original musical. It’s another thing to perform in an original musical in which the dialogue and songs will be entirely in Italian. … Full Article


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