Arts and Fun

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven visited BAM on the invitation of BAM Trustee David Dangoor to see “Black Mountain Songs,” a performance by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, on Nov 21. Shown … Full Article

Brooklyn artists showcase specialties at Brooklyn Museum’s American Fine Craft Show

The American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum brings together 11 master craftsmen and a sculptor from nine Brooklyn neighborhoods Nov. 22 and 23. … Full Article

A different kind of dinner-and-a-show at FERN Talks & Eats

Dinner and a show, Brooklyn style. The Food and Environment Reporting Network (FERN) hosted its very first FERN Talks and Eats party, an evening of storytelling, music, performances and food at the Green Building in Gowanus on Monday night. … Full Article

Citing illness, Dunham postpones book tour stops

Citing illness incurred from her weeks-long book tour, Lena Dunham has postponed two appearances in Europe until early December. … Full Article

Brooklyn literary magazine transitions to a new era

Brooklyn has been home to some of America’s greatest writers — from Walt Whitman to Truman Capote — and the next one could be discovered in the pages of A Public Space. But for that to happen, the magazine must carry on. … Full Article

No screams here: Haunted Halloween Walk makes kids smile

The 19th Annual Haunted Halloween Walk drew hundreds of costumed kids to Owl’s Head Park in Bay Ridge on Friday, but, despite its title, the event elicited smiles, not screams, from young and old alike. … Full Article

From Naples, Italy, to Naples, Fla., by way of Brooklyn: Chef Rocca continues family tradition of Italian cooking

Brooklyn native Peter Della Rocca's Italian cooking heritage goes way back to 1894, when his great grandparents Dominick and Ana Sorvino landed on Ellis Island from Naples, Italy.   … Full Article

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already. … Full Article

‘Tamburlaine, Parts I and II’ to be performed in Brooklyn

Previews begin Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. for Christopher Marlowe’s 1587 epic “Tamburlaine, Parts I and II,” edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson.  … Full Article

Brooklyn runner cuts ribbon to TCS NYC Marathon Expo

Participants in the Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge officially opened the TCS New York City Marathon Health and Fitness Expo at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. … Full Article

Brooklyn playwright draws inspiration from babysitter

Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl's latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the babysitter. … Full Article

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