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Arts and Fun

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO galleries will stay open late and local restaurants and bars will offer specials, for nights of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances … Full Article

Bike helmet giveaway Tuesday at Brooklyn Public Library

Getting ready for this Saturday's "Bike the Branches" in Brooklyn? The Brooklyn Public Library and the NYC Department of Transportation are pairing up on Tuesday, May 13 from 4:30-6 p.m. to give away free bicycle helmets at BPL's Central branch, at 10 Grand Army Plaza. … Full Article

Ann Hampton Callaway sings ‘Barbra Streisand Songbook’

Brooklyn icon Barbra Streisand is getting the ultimate borough tribute – an evening devoted to her songs – at a special concert at Kingsborough Community College on Saturday. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed cherry blossoms are a Mom magnet

Worth The Wait. The puffy pink blossoms of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's famed Cherry Esplanade are perfection. You're lucky – the iconic trees hit their peak later than usual. You can get a good look for yourself if you go soon. … Full Article

"Girls" is filming in Brooklyn, in a Victorian Flatbush home

Attention Lena Dunham fans! The HBO hit "Girls" is filming in Victorian Flatbush this week - and this house on Westminster Road was where it was happening Wednesday. … Full Article

City Museum presents 1960s Coney Island photos

The Museum of the City of New York in Manhattan is presenting “In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose, 1961-1963,” the first exhibition of the photographer’s images of sunbathers and swimmers at Brooklyn’s most famous beach. … Full Article

Concert to raise money for Dyker Heights Military Postage Fund

A project that started at the beginning of the Iraq War to give Brooklyn families the chance to mail letters and packages for free to their loved ones serving in combat is still going strong 11 years later. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Inside Out’

In a new exhibit, “Inside Out: Perceptions and Reflections of Self,” at the Brooklyn Museum, 12 artists with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD), explore the concept of self — both internally and what is projected … Full Article

Williamsburg couple’s marriage is full of ‘Nunsense’

Alex Farlow and Alyssa Somers Farlow enjoy a good laugh together, as many happily married couples do. But they’re letting you in on the fun, too. … Full Article

Walk On By: A gallery crawl near Downtown Brooklyn

Everybody loves pub crawls. A gallery crawl can be a good thing, too. Booze breaks can be part of it, if that makes the art more entertaining for you. Or there's always brunch to brighten the day. … Full Article

Six Brooklyn artists to exhibit at fifth Contemporary Art Fair NYC

Six artists from Brooklyn will exhibit their masterworks at the fifth Contemporary Art Fair NYC, May 8 to 11, at The Tunnel in Chelsea. … Full Article

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