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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

Speaking at BAM, Alison Bechdel recalls anniversary of mother's death

Alison Bechdel, creator of the critically-acclaimed comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” was featured as part of the latest installment of the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Eat, Drink & Be Literary series, co-presented by the National Book Awards, that took place at the BAMCafe on Wednes … Full Article

Artist uses his talent to create loving tribute to late wife

Artist Joe LoGuirato has been a painter and a sculptor for all of his adult life. … Full Article

Metro Chamber Orchestra marks 100th anniversary of WWI with ‘All Quiet on the Western Front’

Brooklyn’s Metro Chamber Orchestra will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I with the American premiere of “All Quiet on the Western Front,” an opera by the American composer Nancy Van de Vate, who adapted the libretto from the classic E … Full Article

Carlo Formisano: Brooklyn’s 'poultry professor'

First the sound: the endless tapping as red-feathered hens peck at their cornmeal feed, the rustle of rabbits moving through the straw, the grating squawk of a guinea hen. … Full Article

Street fair goes local in Park Slope this weekend

New Yorkers can quit their belly aching about generic street fairs that peddle the same old socks and sausage. It's different at Brooklyn's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair, thanks to its local-merchants-first policy.    … Full Article

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation and DOE announce winners of 28th annual bookmaking competition

The Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, announced today the winners of the 28th annual Ezra Jack Keats Bookmaking Competition for grades 3-12. … Full Article

The HOPE Program’s ‘A Taste of HOPE’ presents tastings, toasts, transformations

Celebrity chef and bestselling cookbook author Rocco Dispirito will be among the dozens enjoying an evening of tastes, toasts and transformations at The HOPE Program’s third annual ‘A Taste of Hope’ fundraising event. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park announces 2014 summer lineup of free events

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (BBPC) and Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) are kicking off summer with an exciting array of free events, offering to visitors unique cultural, educational and recreational activities, as well as expanded opportunities to volunteer and support the world-class waterf … Full Article

Willowtown’s Spring Fair to feature pet parade and karaoke

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke are new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair will take place Saturday, May 17, from 12-5 p.m. the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights.  … Full Article

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