Arts and Fun

Brooklyn Senior Idol, the talent contest for the over 50-crowd, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Xaverian High School, 7100 Shore Road in Bay Ridge, at 7 p.m. … Full Article

Animal ‘Adopt-A-Thon’ coming to Carroll Gardens

The Bark Avenue Adopt-A-Thon — a free educational event sponsored by Douglas Elliman and designed to save the lives of New York City’s shelter animals — will be held Sunday, April 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Carroll Park (on Court St. … Full Article

Art on the Corner presents an evening of ‘Crime Jazz’

“Crime Jazz” sounds like a music category like “Gangsta Rap” but it’s actually the name of a unique show that will be presented in Bay Ridge this month featuring music associated with crime and criminals. … Full Article

Three humanitarians honored at Lotos Club

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 24, the Lotos Club at 5 East 66th St., Manhattan, honored three humanitarians with the 28th annual  Erwin Piscator Award. … Full Article

American Legion band to perform at historic church

Veteran conductor Irwin Meyer will lead the Kings County American Legion Headquarters Band in a free concert at the historic New Utrecht Reformed Church in Bensonhurst later this month. … Full Article

Smorgasburg beats the weather during busy opening weekend

Smorgasburg season is officially upon us. The weekly food festival kicked off this past weekend, when thousands flocked to Williamsburg on Saturday and Brooklyn Bridge Park on Sunday to brave long lines and windy weather for a taste of the ’burg. … Full Article

Poetry slam at BAM features hip hop-inspired poets

One person's poetry can be another's reason for wanting to take a nap. It's all about relevance. Wordsworth and Keats may not reach many young people today, but hip hop artists from Jay Z to Notorious B.I.G. — poets in their own right — do. … Full Article

Eat, Drink and Be Literary: BAM presents Dinaw Mengestu

The Brooklyn Academy of Music hosted the latest installment of this year's Eat, Drink & Be Literary program Wednesday evening, shining its spotlight on Dinaw Mengestu. … Full Article

BRIC announces 2015 Celebrate Brooklyn! events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

BRIC, producer of Celebrate Brooklyn!, the borough’s premier outdoor summer festival, returns with the fifth annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties. … Full Article

‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Free tennis lessons, yoga classes offered to seniors in parks

Senior citizens will be able to enjoy free tennis lessons, take part in yoga classes, or go on walks to improve their fitness – all in the great outdoors – this spring, thanks to the City Parks Foundation, which is offering a series of exercise programs. … Full Article


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