Arts and Fun

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

Bay Ridge precinct hosts Night Out in Shore Road Park

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

Brooklyn Historical Society’s ‘She said, She said’ highlights two artists’ Brooklyn-inspired works

Now on view at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) is “She said, She said:  Art and inspiration in the work of Nell Painter and Lucille Fornasieri Gold,” an exhibit that pays homage to two different but equally dynamic women sharing their view of New York through their work. … Full Article

Obama honors BAM

President Barack Obama on Monday awarded the 2013 National Medal of Arts to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Collaboration in works for creative dance residency at BAM

DanceMotion USA’s David Dorfman Dance and Turkey’s Korhan Başaran Company will come together for a creative residency at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) from Aug. 14-16, featuring new collaborative work devised by the two dancers. … Full Article

‘Migration Festival’ takes Brooklynites north for music, outdoor fun

Brooklyn’s culture scene is getting its own camping-style music festival. … Full Article

Brooklyn gets set to crown a new Senior Idol

Older adults all over Brooklyn are spending the summer rehearsing for the chance to become a star. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum celebrates NYC Caribbean culture

On Aug. 2, the monthly First Saturday event at the Brooklyn Museum will celebrate the Caribbean communities of Brooklyn through music, film and dance. … Full Article

Smiles (and tears) of a Summer Night: “Romeo and Juliet” hits the streets of Park Slope

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou here outside a bar in Park Slope? Perchance the Bard goes down better with some booze, outdoors in the soft summer air? … Full Article

Mexico's Guelaguetza Festival celebrated in Downtown Brooklyn

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 sponsored by the  … Full Article

‘Boardwalk Empire’ brings prohibition, mobsters to Brooklyn Heights

The acclaimed HBO hit “Boardwalk Empire,” starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon and many others, used Brooklyn Heights as a set on Friday for the second-to-the-last episode of its final season. … Full Article

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