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“Now I live on Prospect Park, which is like winning the lottery every day,” Brooklyn author Marie-Helene Bertino told the Brooklyn EagleAn award-win … Full Article

At BAM, Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo discusses language, place and going home

Fort Greene
Good food, good wine and good stories are the bedrock of an enjoyable evening, and that's what the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is serving with its Eat, Drink & Be Literary events. … Full Article

How a list of names can land you in jail: Ai Weiwei’s ‘According to What?’ to open at Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Boro
I hear people ask: is Ai Weiwei an artist or an activist? At his art exhibit, “According to What?” the activism strikes you. He raises awareness of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake through his responsive outputs, which will go on display this April at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

Rock-soul band to play in Gowanus

Gowanus
The Band Called FUSE is a musical ensemble of hip-hop, rock and soul performers hailing from Belgium, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Panama, New Jersey and New York. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents a thrilling ‘I Pagliacci’

On the afternoon of Sunday, March 9, Regina Opera, in its 44th season, presented Ruggiero Leoncavallo's (1858-1919) short masterpiece, “I Pagliacci.” This opera was based on a true case in Calabria, Italy, presided over by the composer's father, a local magistrate.  … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s ‘In Pursuit of Freedom’ includes film screenings, discussions, walking tour

Downtown
Based on five years of research led by curator/historian Prithi Kanakamedala and project manager Kate Fermoile, “Brooklyn Abolitionists / In Pursuit of Freedom” — now on view at Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) through 2018 — evokes 19th  … Full Article

Park Sloper’s new storytelling series seeks to unite through collective thought

Park Slope
With a history steeped in literary culture, Brooklyn has long been home to some of the most talented and influential storytellers. Over the years, New York City has preserved the “spoken tradition” through a variety of series, among them The Moth and How I Learned. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy music studio to celebrate 100th birthday of longtime teacher

Bedford-Stuyvesant
L. Elsie Cumberbatch Graham (1914-1999) was a beloved music teacher and mentor who for decades taught piano, voice and organ in the Bedford-Stuyvesant community. … Full Article

From Brookline to Brooklyn: 'Science on Screen’ comes to BAM

Fort Greene
For the second year in a row, BAMcinematek will take part in  “Science on Screen” on Monday, March 31, when it will show “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind,” featuring Kate Winslet a … Full Article

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Annual Library Dinner celebrates local history, embraces Brooklyn’s future

Downtown
“We have so many great things to celebrate in Brooklyn,” remarked Councilman Carlos Menchaca last Thursday at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s (BHS) 10th Annual Library Dinner. … Full Article

Nature lovers: Trim ivy and mulch the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday

Columbia Waterfront
Want to work in the sun with conservation-minded folks and beautify the Brooklyn Greenway this Sunday? … Full Article

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