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Foodies flocked to DUMBO Wednesday night to visit Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of local food and spirits hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). … Full Article

Schooner helps Bay Ridge celebrate eco dock opening

It’s not every day you get to board an historic schooner and it’s certainly not a common occurrence in Bay Ridge. But on Saturday, people lined up for the chance to board the Lettie G. Howard, an 1893 fishing schooner that was docked at the 69th Street pier for the day. … Full Article

Rooftop venues, waterfront residents ecstatic over return of 4th of July fireworks

The views are spectacular from the Brooklyn Grange, a rooftop farm within the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Unfortunately, they haven’t fulfilled their potential for the fourth of July since 2008. … Full Article

‘Mutual Friends’ filmed in Brooklyn, stars Brooklyn-based actors

“Mutual Friends,” which was released online on July 1, intertwines 10-plus New Yorkers and at least five complicated relationships into an 85-minute, Brooklyn- and New York-based movie that Director Matthew Watts said originated two years ago as he was watching “Pulp Fiction.”      … Full Article

Spike Lee, cast of ‘Do the Right Thing’ celebrate anniversary in BK

On the 25th anniversary of the Academy Award nominated film “Do the Right Thing,” Spike Lee was joined with some members of the movie's cast at Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Harvey Theater in Fort Greene on Sunday night to reflect back on the film that is as relevant today as it was bac … Full Article

‘Taste of the Caribbean’ celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall

Caribbean-American Heritage Month wrapped up with a festival at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, with a Grand Bazaar featuring Caribbean businesses, art and heritage, a “Taste of the Caribbean,” and a concert on Borough Hall Plaza showcasing English, French and Spanish talent from the Caribbean … Full Article

Brooklyn Eats showcases some of the best bites in Brooklyn

Jack Sorock of Jack's Chedbred had been to Brooklyn Eats before which is why he knew that his recent diet stood no chance. … Full Article

Elizabeth A. Sackler elected first woman board chair of Brooklyn Museum

The Members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Museum have elected Elizabeth A. Sackler, Board member since 2000, as the Museum's Chair. Dr. Sackler, the first woman in the nearly 200-year history of the Museum to serve in that position, is the founder of the Museum's Elizabeth A. … Full Article

Follow the Yellow Brook Road to free ‘Wizard of Oz’ screening!

A free screening of the film classic, “The Wizard of Oz” will take place in Colonel Marcus Park in Gravesend this Sunday, June 29, thanks to council members David Greenfield and Mark Treyger, who are jointly presenting the movie showing. … Full Article

Free yoga lessons bring 100 participants to Shore Road Park

The first in a series of free outdoor yoga lessons sponsored by two Bay Ridge lawmakers took place in Shore Road Park on June 24, attracting an enthusiastic crowd of 100 participants looking to limber up and find inner peace in a bucolic setting. … Full Article

Bay Ridge Eco Dock opens for 2nd season on Saturday

The Bay Ridge Community Eco Dock will open for a second season of waterfront activities on June 28 and local officials are pulling out all the stops to mark the reopening, including free tours of an historic schooner and lessons on how to cultivate oysters. … Full Article

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