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Ken Burns helps Brooklyn Historical Society raise money for kids

More than 100 Brooklynites got a chance to spend an evening with Academy Award-nominated producer and director Ken Burns at the fundraiser for the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) on Tuesday night. … Full Article

Artists use store windows as canvasses in Bay Ridge show

Store windows on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge will become mini-art galleries in May, thanks to a unique program designed to bring together art, commerce and the community. … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society to present ‘Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn’

Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) will present “Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn,” a new exhibition that reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War.  … Full Article

Junior League of Brooklyn events help at-risk women and families

The Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) continues to show its commitment to helping at-risk women, children and families throughout Brooklyn during March, which is Women’s History month.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library celebrates equality at 18th annual Gala

More than 400 Brooklynites flocked to historic Weylin B. Seymour’s in Williamsburg on Wednesday to support Brooklyn Public Library’s programs and services at the 18th annual BPL Gala.   … Full Article

Bay Ridge board says yes to another Summer Stroll on 3rd

Old Man Winter still has a firm grip on New York City, but that’s not stopping Bay Ridge business leaders from thinking ahead to the long, hot summer. … Full Article

Principal, gallery owner, preservationist honored at ‘Brooklyn’s Best’ ceremony

On Feb. 24, City Councilmember Robert E. Cornegy and BRIC TV Producer Fred Brown hosted the 2015 Brooklyn’s Best Honors. … Full Article

7th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival celebrates best of folk music

Celebrating folk music from near and far, the Brooklyn Folk Festival showcases 30 bands, workshops, film screenings and contests. … Full Article

BAM presents 'Black & White ’Scope: American Cinema'

The post-World War II era brought forth a flood of color films, so it seemed that the monochromatic images of the silver screen were destined for irrelevance. … Full Article

'An Octoroon' thrills at Theatre for a New Audience

Our borough's got its very own run of a dazzling, dizzying play about slavery and hopeless love — and the art of play-making — that won an Obie Award last year for Best New American Play when it was shown in Manhattan. … Full Article

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