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Arts and Fun

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO galleries will stay open late and local restaurants and bars will offer specials, for nights of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances … Full Article

PEN American Center to premiere never-before-seen video message from artist Ai Weiwei in Brooklyn

Acclaimed writers Sergio De La Pava, Jennifer EganChang-Rae Lee and Victoria Redel will join PEN American Center on the plaza of Brooklyn Public Library on April 10 to protest Beijing’s … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden boasts one of the largest bonsai collections outside Japan

Many people have a bonsai story: a first bonsai, a struggling bonsai. And many of these stories do not end happily, at least for the bonsai. But the very best bonsai stories are about passion and beauty and transformation. … Full Article

Creating a Theatre for a New Audience

In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s Norwegians prepare for parade celebrating constitution

Plans are underway for the 62nd Annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade next month, an event that is always a highlight of the spring calendar in Bay Ridge. Picture kids dressed up as Vikings marching up Third Avenue and you get the idea of the fun aspect of the parade. … Full Article

First signs of spring appear in Brooklyn

Desperately seeking early signs of spring in Brooklyn Heights Tuesday, we came upon these posies at Packer Collegiate Institute. A modest but charming show of flora - what's not to like?
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TONIGHT: Brooklyn data scientist to compete on 'Jeopardy!'

Roger Craig, a data scientist from Brooklyn, N.Y., will compete on the '00s week competition of the ‘JEOPARDY!’ Battle of the Decades Tournament on Tuesday night April 1 at 7 p.m. on ABC 7. … Full Article

‘A Taste of Fifth’ presents best bars, restaurants of Park Slope’s 5th Ave.

Celebrated restaurants and bars from Park Slope’s Fifth Avenue will be serving up savory food and drink demonstrating Fifth Avenue’s amazing array of choices at A Taste of Fifth, the annual festival of fine food and complementary wine and beer. … Full Article

Heartbreak House: Theatre for a New Audience stages a harrowing 'King Lear'

Michael Pennington will break your heart. That's his job, and he does it magnificently. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum’s ‘Brooklyn Artists Ball’ to Honor Walentases, Ai Weiwei and other prominent artists

Celebrating Brooklyn’s ever-evolving creative community, the Brooklyn Artists Ball, the Brooklyn Museum’s fourth installment of its annual fundraising Gala, will take place on Wednesday, April 16. … Full Article

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