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Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven visited BAM on the invitation of BAM Trustee David Dangoor to see “Black Mountain Songs,” a performance by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, on Nov 21. Shown … Full Article

The Muppets take Coney Island to make two little girls’ wishes come true

When Avalon Mercado hooked up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, her options were wide open, but once she saw that her and her family could fly to New York and meet The Muppets there was no other choice in her mind. … Full Article

Fast food version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ a big hit

“Parting is such sweet sorrow.” Especially when you’re leaving Owl’s Head Park after getting a taste of Shakespeare! … Full Article

Martina Arroyo Foundation presents La Traviata at Hunter College

On the evening of Thursday, July 10, the Martina Arroyo Foundation celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Prelude to Performance series at the Sylvia Fine and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (where Arroyo was also a graduate) with a performance of La Traviata. … Full Article

Thousands enjoy Arab-American bazaar in Bay Ridge

Mira Serhan, 3, got her first tattoo in Shore Road Park on Sunday. But don’t worry. Little Mira wasn’t displaying a rebellious streak. Her mom, Mona Serhan, totally approved. In fact, Mira’s big sister, Leah, 6, also got a tattoo. … Full Article

‘Sopranos’ star brightens kids’ day at Sunrise Camp

Television, film and stage actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, known to millions for her role as “Meadow Soprano” on the mega-hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” brought smiles and laughter to children fighting a serious disease when she visited Sunrise Day Camp-Long Island. … Full Article

Dragons, lions and drums in Downtown Brooklyn for Chinese-American walk-a-thon

Awesome dragons and fiery lions danced to the beat of ceremonial drums through Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday as part of the annual Chinese-American Planning Council's (CPC) Walk-a-Thon an … Full Article

Body-paint artist blends models into NYC landmarks

New York City's streets are Trina Merry's studio, and the naked body is her canvas. … Full Article

Shakespeare theater company offers ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 1-hour

The Bard is getting bouncy! A Bay Ridge-based theater company is shaking up Shakespeare by presenting a truncated, one-hour version of the Bard’s classic “Romeo and Juliet” in a special day of Shakespeare in the Park on Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Heights firehouse wins BBQ cook-off — again!

Everyone knows what to do in a fire emergency — call the fire department. However, residents of Brooklyn Heights might want to consider calling the fire department for barbecue emergencies as well. … Full Article

Cops, communities to celebrate National Night Out

Cops and the community residents they protect will gather together to celebrate National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 5 with block parties , barbecues, and other fun events designed to bring them closer together. … Full Article

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