Arts and Fun

Inspiration for a play can come from anywhere. For Sarah Ruhl's latest, it came from somewhere close. So close it was in her house all along: It was the babysitter. … Full Article

‘Into the Dark’ dives into the unknown

On June 14 and 15, Brooklyn-based dance company Bryn Cohn + Artists will premiere its first self-produced evening-length work titled “Into the Dark.” This multimedia performance is about diving into the unknown, into the places where chance meets fear and rescue. W … Full Article

Catch the ferry to Governors Island from Brooklyn's Pier 6

The ferry from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6 brought thousands of visitors to Governors Island over the Memorial Day weekend. Guests, many on bicycles, explored 30 new acres of parks and playgrounds. … Full Article

New signs in Brooklyn Bridge Park reveal park’s history

On Wednesday at noon, Brooklyn Bridge Park President Regina Myer and Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz, along with elected officials and community members, will unveil a series of signs and markers throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park that tell the history of the Brooklyn wa … Full Article

Hone drawing skills with lessons from landscape artist Gregory Frux

Five morning workshop taught by Gregory Frux, at the Art Students League. … Full Article

NYC Trashion Fashion Show set to hit the runway at Brooklyn Navy Yard

There’s no doubt that New York City has its fair share of trash. We do our best to ignore it when we see it on our street corners and in mammoth piles in front of our apartments. Maybe that’s where our trash thought process ends – out of sight out of mind, right? … Full Article

Bay Ridge pols offer free yoga classes in Shore Road Park

Politicians in Albany usually fight like cats and dogs over all sorts of issues, but this summer two state elected officials representing Bay Ridge will be promoting Downward Facing Dog. … 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

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