Arts and Fun

Foodies flocked to DUMBO Wednesday night to visit Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of local food and spirits hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). … Full Article

Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gala honors Peter M. Meyer, Bryce Dessner

The 2014 Brooklyn Youth Chorus Gala, held at 501 Union in Gowanus on May 20, presented a fine evening of cocktails, a buffet dinner, and music by Brooklyn Youth Chorus (BYC) with acclaimed Brooklyn-based musician Bryce Dessner and NYC-based musician Caroline Shaw. … Full Article

Nation's oldest Memorial Day Parade returns to Bay Ridge

The oldest continuously run Memorial Day Parade in the nation takes place right here in Brooklyn each year. The tradition will continue this year. … Full Article

Downtown Brooklyn’s Summer@MetroTech series to feature rooftop films, BEAT Festival and more

Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) has announced the return of Summer@MetroTech, a summer-long cultural and entertainment festival, bringing free music, movies, activities and  … Full Article

Chicago vs. NYC foodie smackdown: Who eats better?

The James Beard Foundation on Tuesday announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years in New York City. It's more proof that Chicago is home to one of the country's hottest restaurant scenes. But who's got the better eats? … Full Article

Fun in the sun at Willowtown Spring Fair

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke were new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair took place last Saturday, May 17, along the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Opera Index honors Stephen De Maio at spring lunch

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 4 at the Marriott Essex House in Manhattan, Stephen De Maio, president of the Gerda Lissner Foundation, was honored for his outstanding contributions through several organizations to the world of opera, and his leadership and support of the careers of younger … Full Article

Norwegian Day Parade brings thousands to Bay Ridge

Velkommen! The Norwegian word for "welcome" was the greeting one heard most often at the 62nd Annual Norwegian-American 17th of May Parade in Bay Ridge this weekend. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s Tod Mann honored at ‘A Taste of Hope’

The Hope Program held its third annual fundraising and celebratory event, called “A Taste of Hope” Thursday evening, honoring board leader Tod Mann for his 22 years of dedicated work with the group. Also honored was Arden Johnson, a recent graduate of the program. … Full Article

Banksy named 'Webby Person of the Year'

The elusive British street artist Banksy will be honored as "Webby Person of the Year" at this year's awards celebration of Internet achievement. Webby Awards officials said Friday that Banksy was being recognized for his New York residency "Better Out Than In." … Full Article


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