Arts and Fun

Arts in the Gardens, a series presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), this summer will feature a unique music program called “Garden Groo … Full Article

DUMBO Arts Festival canceled, victim of its own success

After an 18-year run, the often zany, always popular DUMBO Arts Festival has come to an end, a victim of its own success. … Full Article

New exhibit to juxtapose historic maps, map-themed art

“Mapping Brooklyn,” a new exhibition featuring contemporary art works that use mapping and cartography as themes alongside actual historic maps, is opening this month at BRIC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). Curated by Elizabeth Ferr … Full Article

Mariinksy Ballet graces BAM with ‘Chopin: Dances for Piano’

The Mariinsky Ballet performed three different interpretations of Frédéric Chopin's music last week at a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) titled Chopin: Dances for Piano. … Full Article

Bright lights of Kings Theatre return to Flatbush

Brooklyn saved the Kings! Flatbush Avenue's Kings Theatre has been out of commission for nearly 40 years, but it officially reopened its doors on Friday as local politicians and civic leaders gave a group of reporters and photographers a tour of the $95 million restoration. … Full Article

Award-winning actress, new to Brooklyn Heights, falls in love with the place

Can a Stanford-educated, Oakland-born actress whose career is peaking as she moves into her 70s find happiness with a Brooklyn Heights brownstone as her home base? … Full Article

Brooklyn resident is finalist in Yiddish playwriting contest

Brooklyn resident Ethan Sirotko has been chosen as a finalist in the National Yiddish Theatre, Folksbeine’s first-ever International David and Clare Rosen Memorial Play Contest. … Full Article

Zak Smith Band heads to Park Slope to perform Americana-style music

While singer-songwriter Zak Smith may describe his sound as Americana or alternative, his thoughtful lyrics mixed with light accompaniment blend to create a fresh sound not heard often in the New York and Brooklyn music scene. … Full Article

Motley Crue to play at Barclays as part of band’s ‘Final Tour’

Famed hard rock-heavy metal group Motley Crue will perform at Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn on Aug. 12 as part of its “Final Tour,” making the end of the band’s touring career after 34 years. … Full Article

St. Patrick’s Parade Committee to host meet & greet

The committee organizing the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick Parade isn’t waiting until the day of the parade to stir up excitement over the big march. There is a whole host of pre-parade activities planned between now and March 22, when the parade takes place on Third Avenue. … Full Article

Monumental 19th century anchor seeking suitable public spot to honor Heights shipping heritage

When Wolf Spille, owner of Sirius Ship Brokerage, decided to buy 76 Montague St. and move his business locally, he was already proud of Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

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