Arts and Fun

Brooklyn Raves: An escape for some, a nuisance for others

Deafening music. Blinding lights. Decrepit buildings. … Full Article

‘Portraits of Hunger in NYC’ exhibited at Brooklyn Historical Society

Food Bank for New York City and the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) are presenting a joint exhibition, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC,” which opened on Nov. 6 at the BHS (128 Pierrepont St. in Brooklyn Heights). … Full Article

Rhapsody Players sing for Saint Patrick Academy

The Rhapsody Players, a group of singers who formed several years ago for the sole purpose of raising money for charity, will be performing at a benefit concert for Saint Patrick Catholic Academy in Bay Ridge on Nov. 21. … Full Article

‘Visions of an American Dreamland’: New book and Brooklyn Museum exhibit highlight Coney Island

My parents first took me to Astroland, the amusement park at Coney Island, when I was 6 years old. The place terrified me. I told my father I never wanted to go back — and he told me I was a sissy. … Full Article

Whimsical Art in Brooklyn Bridge Park: OY/YO sculpture on view through August

By now, you’ve probably seen or heard about Brooklyn-based artist Deborah Kass’ first monumental sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park’s newly renovated Main Street lawn. … Full Article

Review: 'A View From the Bridge' is haunting, impassioned

If you think you've seen Arthur Miller's dark classic "A View From the Bridge" enough times, think again. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum to house American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn

Two Brooklyn jewelers, a handbag designer, a potter, a woodworker/furniture maker and a woodworker whose studios are in Fort Greene, Gowanus, Park Slope, Sunset Park and Williamsburg will be among 90 exhibitors at the third American Fine Craft Show Brooklyn at Brooklyn Museum on Nov. … Full Article

A new wave of odd Brooklyn Bridge mementos

Remember Me Eternally — with an elastic ponytail holder tied to the Brooklyn Bridge? There's a fresh crop of odd mementos dangling from the world-famous bridge, in addition to the “locks of love” that have garnered so much media attention. … Full Article

Brooklyn Jewish Children's Museum exhibit highlights tradition of Syrian-Jewish metalworkers

To the Jewish community in Syria, the art of metalworking is a rich cultural tradition.  For generations, mothers and fathers have trained their children to master the delicate skill of shaping brass, silver and copper into stunning ornamental objects, and for good reason. … Full Article

National Beard Championships come to Brooklyn

From the Hasidic community of Borough Park to the hipster haven of Williamsburg, Brooklyn is known for being home to some amazing beards. So it was only natural that the National Beard and Moustache Championships were held at Kings Theatre in Flatbush on Saturday. … Full Article

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