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Brooklyn artist selected to participate in prestigious Faberge ‘Big Egg Hunt’

As a child in the South, Jannell Turner would retreat to the woods and contemplate the world around her. As an adult in Brooklyn, those woods have been replaced by her Gowanus studio, but her paintings never stray too far from the forests of her childhood.  … Full Article

Architect Bjarke Ingels is transforming the Williamsburg waterfront

The stunning triangular viewing platform that rises out over the East River planned for Pier 6 at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to Brooklyn Bridge Park is not Bjarke Ingels’ first connection to Brooklyn. … Full Article

Finding love via a tangled heart, under the Archway in DUMBO

A tangled web of red tubes in the shape of a heart -- a sculpture recently installed in the Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO -- offers to connect Brooklyn’s lonely hearts. … Full Article

BPL presents literature, music, film at Grand Army Plaza

The following are listings of book, music, film and spoken-word events this month at the Brooklyn Public Library’s main branch at Grand Army Plaza. Silent Film Series:  ‘It’ … Full Article

Art of Brooklyn film festival coming to Bay Ridge

Get out the popcorn! Bay Ridge is going to the movies. The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival, the only independent, international film festival built entirely around Brooklyn, is coming to Bay Ridge, Councilman Vincent Gentile announced on Tuesday. … Full Article

Prospect Park opening weekend: Little League parade, food truck rally

If you haven’t visited Prospect Park for a while, this weekend’s official opening might be an eye-opener. … 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

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