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Eight young artists explore ‘How to Be a GoodPerson’

Lamplighter Productions, a group of four Brooklyn kids and some out-of-town friends, exceeded its goal on a Kickstarter campaign to fund its social awareness mission via theater. … Full Article

MTV causes stir with film on ‘White People’

One of the challenges for makers of the MTV documentary "White People" was getting folks to talk about race when they didn't feel the issue concerned them — like those quoted as saying they consider white the "default race" or "normal." … Full Article

Prelude to Performance presents ‘La Fille Du Regiment’

On the evening of Friday, July 10,  the Martina Arroyo Foundation presented the comedy masterpiece “La Fille du Regiment" (“The Daughter of the Regiment”). Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) composed the tune-filled music, with a witty libretto by Jules Henri Vernoy de St. … Full Article

Celebrate ‘City of Water Day’ this Saturday

The beautiful city! the city of hurried and sparkling waters!
the city of spires and masts!
The city nested in bays! my city!
-- Walt Whitman … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle helps judge borough’s Greenest Block

Early next month, the winner of the Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest will be announced — but first, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and GreenBridge have to scour the borough to find the best block, and they asked thisBrooklyn Eagle reporter for some help. … Full Article

Weekend Walks bring live music to Southwest Brooklyn streets

Pedestrians will rule the streets in two Southwest Brooklyn communities this weekend as the city’s Weekend Walks program comes to Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, giving residents a chance to stroll down the street, dine at outdoor cafes and enjoy live music. … Full Article

The Rise of the Sneaker Subject of New Brooklyn Museum Exhibit

The sneaker is a force in fashion, music and sports, but where did it all begin? With the rubber tree, of course, and that's where senior curator Elizabeth Semmelhack ventured for a new exhibit, "The Rise of Sneaker Culture," at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

Pratt family descendant co-founded Marineland in Florida

Brooklyn's Pratt Institute recently made news when a new home for its film and video department was launched in the former Prattstore building at 550 Myrtle Ave. … Full Article

NYRP/BAM to present immersive dance performance

On July 17 and 18, Arts in the Gardens — a series by New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) — will present a two-night run of The Dance Cartel’s “Wet Clutch.”  … Full Article


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