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Brooklyn BEAT Festival returns this fall

Audiences can experience ten days of immersive and experimental theater, dance and vocal performance when the 2015 Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival brings its lineup of more than a dozen cutting-edge local artists to intriguing and unlikely venues across the borough. … Full Article

A peek at a filming location for HBO's Martin Scorsese-Mick Jagger production of 'Vinyl'

You never know where the Steiner Studios name will pop up next. … Full Article

BPL volunteers bring love of reading to Brooklyn kids

Volunteers at Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) are bringing their love of reading to Kings County kids. The group aims to bring good cheer to stressful clinic settings while supporting early literacy by empowering parents, children and caregivers to read together and add to the c … Full Article

Summer Stroll sponsors to seek expansion in 2016

Riding high from the success of Summer Stroll on 3rd, which drew hundreds of thousands of people to Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue over a series of four Friday nights in July and August, state Sen. … Full Article

Harry Potter castle, dragons appear at Coney Island’s 25th Annual Sand Sculpting Contest

The beach at Coney Island was teeming with crocodiles, octopi and all manner of creatures — real and imaginary — Saturday morning as Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) and Astella Development Corporation staged its annual Coney Island Sand Sculpting Contest. … Full Article

Governors Island, a favorite Brooklyn summer getaway spot

It's so close at hand, it's practically a Brooklyn neighborhood. Governors Island is an alluring spot to while away the hours on a summer Sunday afternoon — and it's just a six-minute ferry ride from Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

‘Seussical the Musical’ comes to Bay Ridge

Narrows Community Theater’s summer youth show is ready for the curtain to rise. The Bay Ridge-based theater company is presenting "Seussical the Musical” over two weekends at the Post Theater at the U.S. Army Garrison at Fort Hamilton. Opening night is Saturday, Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. … Full Article

The Great Brooklyn Staycation at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Are we there yet? Thousands of vacationing tourists travel countless miles to visit Brooklyn’s own little Riveria – Brooklyn Bridge Park and vicinity. … Full Article

New Park Slope art exhibit explores income inequality

An art exhibit examining income inequality called "In Search of One City: Sensing (in)equality" kicked off at the Old Stone House in Park Slope on Thursday. … Full Article

Review: 'Mistress America' charms with slick dialogue

The first year of college is an anxious time for anybody. The predictable framework of high school falls away, and a teenager who lived with her parents is suddenly a free-range semi-adult with her own dorm room and infinite decisions to make about who she will become. … Full Article


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