Arts and Fun

Bob Dylan is the first songwriter ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.  His career spans nearly six decades and he’s still out there performing, writing and recording new music. … Full Article

Director Trevor Nunn delivers a captivating 'Pericles' at Polonsky Shakespeare Center

Trevor Nunn is a man on a mission — and he's sharing it with Brooklyn. The famed Shakespearean wants to direct all 37 of the Bard's plays before he retires. “Pericles” is play number 35 for him. … Full Article

Oscar contender Rylance returns to Brooklyn: More than just Fishin'

This past Sunday night at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO, Mark Rylance’s and Louis Jenkins’s farcical, lyrical, melancholic, brilliant play “Nice Fish” had its opening night performance. … Full Article

Games your grandparents loved now used as millennial-magnets

Brooklyn has long been the mecca of all things hip, trendy and outside the box. … Full Article

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to kick off 38th annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

BRIC has announced that renowned Brooklyn-based soul act Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will open the 38th annual and newly renamed BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival with a free concert on June 8 at the Prospect Park Bandshell (8 p.m. at Prospect Park West and Ninth Street). … Full Article

WCS’ Prospect Park Zoo debuts Bolivian titi monkeys

Two Bolivian titi monkeys are making their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) Prospect Park Zoo. … Full Article

St. Francis prof. to share film at BAMKids Fest

A 9-year-old girl walks in to the New York Public Library and steps out on an alphabetical adventure in the short film “A is for Aye-Aye: An Abecedarian Adventure” by Fort Greene filmmaker and St. … Full Article

Coney Island to get new amphitheater this July

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, the cornerstone of the state-of-the-art Seaside Park and Community Arts Center developed by iStar, in partnership with Coney Island USA, will have its grand opening in July 2016, bringing New York City a new outdoor live entertainment venue. The 5 … Full Article

In show-dog circles, breeders in big cities are a small pack

In the dog world, Angela Reilly is a rare breed. … Full Article

BRIC receives 13 NY Emmy Award nominations

BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, announced on Wednesday that it has received 13 nominations for New York Emmy Awards. … Full Article

New York Foundation for the Arts, Eric Adams celebrate Brooklyn’s newest women arts leaders

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams are celebrating three recently appointed women leaders of prominent Brooklyn cultural organizations: Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM); Charlotte Cohen, executive director of the … Full Article


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