Arts and Fun

The festive music, gala outfits and traditional dances of the Oaxaca region of Mexico filled Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, at the second annual La Guelaguetza Festival New York  … Full Article

‘Italian Sunday Feast’ to be served at cancer charity fundraiser

Bay Ridge
Guests will be able to “mangia” to their hearts’ content, enjoying linguine, lasagna, chicken Francese, and other tasty dishes at an “Italian Sunday Feast” fundraiser for a children’s cancer charity to take place in one of Bay Ridge’s most popular restaurants on April 27. … Full Article

Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn resident Vijay Seshadri has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections” (Graywolf Press). The announcement was made on Monday. … Full Article

Miss Norway of Greater New York is crowned

Dyker Heights
A Brooklyn-born beauty who charmed the judges by confessing that she rooted like mad for Norway to win gold medals in the recent Winter Olympics was crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York in a contest held Saturday afternoon in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

Coney Island
The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. … Full Article

BAMcinématek presents retrospective tribute to Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn

From Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 6, BAMcinématek will present Ellen Burstyn, a retrospective of the legendary actress. … Full Article

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall in Brooklyn ceremony

Brooklyn Boro
Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band — predictably — turned its honor into a marathon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Prospect Heights
Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article

BAM presents David Lynch in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Fort Greene
Visionary filmmaker David Lynch—the mastermind behind such critically-acclaimed films as “The Elephant Man,” “Blue Velvet,” “Mulholland Drive and the television series “Twin Peaks … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Gallery Players reinvent ‘RENT’

Park Slope
Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date – “RENT.” … Full Article

VIDEO: Gilbert and Sullivan's Ruddigore comes alive in Brooklyn

Blue Hill Troupe's Gilbert and Sullivan's operetta Ruddigore comes alive with colorful sets and costumes, all made in its spacious DUMBO property. … Full Article

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