Arts and Fun

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) — the world’s first children’s museum — on Thursday named Brooklyn native Stephanie Hill Wilchfort as its next president and CEO. … Full Article

Brooklyn students apprentice at Museum of Jewish Heritage

Fifteen public high school students, including several from Brooklyn, and many different ethnic groups and religions,  were chosen to participate in the High School Apprenticeship Program (HSAP) at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in … Full Article

NYRP, BAM present Arts in the Gardens series

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) have partnered to present a season of free arts programming in select NYRP community gardens in Brooklyn. NYRP gardens are available for anyone to volunteer in, grow produce and host their own events. … Full Article

Parks are alive with the sound of music

“Summertime and the living is easy,” George Gershwin wrote. Well, the music is easy, too, especially if you live in southwest Brooklyn. … Full Article

Chestnut proposes to girlfriend before winning hot dog contest

In a moment that he'll relish forever, Joey "Jaws" Chestnut got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend before he roasted the competition in the annual Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest in Coney Island last Friday. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Thousands celebrate Brooklyn color run

Welcome to the world's happiest 5K. More than 10,000 people were doused in color at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn last Saturday and Sunday as part of "The Happiest 5K On The Planet." … Full Article

‘Thanksgiving’ at Rooftop Films: ‘Catnip for Hipsters’ finds stride

The first 20 minutes of “Thanksgiving” resemble an extended Vampire Weekend music video, but devoid of any self-mocking irony. … Full Article

Double Dutch and hoops: PAL’s Summer Playstreets open Monday

The Police Athletic League (PAL) will be launching its 2014 Summer Playstreets program in Brooklyn on Monday, July 7th. … Full Article

‘Las Bicicletas’ ride into Brooklyn parks

Cheerful metal bicycle sculptures by famed Mexican artist and cycling enthusiast Gilberto Aceves Navarro, 83, are being installed in 10 locations across the city, with the help of the city’s departments of Transportation and Parks. … Full Article

Lifelong Brooklynite Hank Blaustein presents new sketchbook diary

Hank Blaustein, a native and lifelong Brooklynite, born in 1937 in Crown Heights, has been drawing the world around him since he could hold a pencil. His work illustrates the people, places and things that he finds captivating; his goal is to capture their essence and personality on paper. … Full Article

PHOTOS: Shaggy, Olivia, others draw crowd to Brooklyn Borough Hall

Grammy Award-winning superstar Shaggy thrilled a lunchtime crowd at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday at the kickoff to the Summer Music Series and blood drive sponsored by Music Brings Life, working to boost summer blood donations with the Red Cross. … Full Article

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