Arts and Fun

Brooklyn, Staten Island running clubs take Polar Plunge for a good cause

On New Year's Day, about 40 members of the Prospect Park Track Club and the Staten Island Athletic Club came together to participate in the annual Polar Plunge at Coney Island Beach.  … Full Article

Winter is coming -- Time to get tickets to BAMkids

If you don’t already have one, you might just want to borrow a child so you’ll have an excuse to enjoy a performance from BAMkids’ upcoming winter season. … Full Article

Dyker nights, Dyker lights

Better than Christmas carols. You might chance upon the strains of electropop filling the air when you make your seasonal visit to the famed holiday decorations of Dyker Heights this year. … Full Article

BBP Conservancy announces new board member Peter Ebright

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy has announced the election of Peter Ebright to the organization’s board of directors. The election took place at the Conservancy’s Dec.15 board meeting.  … Full Article

Storefront Art Walk looking for artists

Calling all Brooklyn artists! The people behind the Storefront Art Walk (SAW), the Bay Ridge exhibition that brings creative minds and merchants together, are looking for artists to take part in the 2016 show. … Full Article

Baby hamadryas baboon debuts at Prospect Park Zoo

There's a new face at the Prospect Park Zoo. The Wildlife Conservation Society says a male infant Hamadryas baboon is now on view to the public. The baboon was born on Oct. 22. His mother is Kaia and his father is Bole. … Full Article

'Star Wars' fever breaks out in Brooklyn

The Force is with us, big-time. Brooklynites came down with a fierce case of “Star Wars” fever over the weekend. … Full Article

Nancy Spector is new deputy director, chief curator of Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Nancy Spector as its deputy director and chief curator. Spector joins the museum after having served for more than 29 years at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. … Full Article

Federal tax code change will help live theater nationwide

Live commercial theater from Broadway to Los Angeles is about to get a huge financial boost under a federal tax code change that's been championed by U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and such stars as Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston. … Full Article

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