Arts and Fun

When you enter Ferdinando’s Focacceria, you are sure to encounter owner Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa, a slight, silver-haired Sicilian, engaged in light conversation with a neighbor or friend, or  … Full Article

Taste of the Ridge offers bite-size bits of happiness

It was impossible to be on a diet and walk through the auditorium at Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Bay Ridge on Sunday afternoon, not with serving trays filled with pasta primavera, pork empanadas, macaroni and cheese, pepper steak and rice and beans along with dozens of other delectable … Full Article

651 Arts to celebrate 25 years

651 ARTS, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting contemporary performing arts of the African Diaspora, will celebrate 25 years of developing, producing and presenting performance and cultural programming that continues to serve the local community and beyond. … Full Article

Five decades of Lee Friedlander’s monographs to be displayed at Pratt

The exhibition “Lee Friedlander: The Printed Picture” will provide the public with the rare opportunity to experience the award-winning artist’s work through more than 40 publications, related ephemera, and selected epigraphs. … Full Article

Brooklyn farmer's market comes to life

Check out this aerial view of the Court Street farmers market! Just think of it as a nice green oasis from your jury duty or dull office job. And those colors!  … Full Article

Japanese Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden coming this weekend

The cherry blossoms are blooming, which means that it's time for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s 33rd annual Sakura Matsuri Festival. The festival, which celebrates traditional and contemporary Japanese culture, will take place this weekend. … Full Article

Junior League of Brooklyn announces 6th annual Day of Beauty

he Junior League of Brooklyn (JLB) is proud to announce it will again make prom dreams a reality for young women in need across the borough through its Annual Belle of the Ball initiative. … Full Article

‘Zipper’ chronicles Coney Island’s storied history

Coney Island has changed quite a bit over the past few years, especially since the building of Luna Park and the Scream Zone. However, there are those who miss the old, anarchic, slightly seedy but always in-your-face Coney Island.  … Full Article

Promenade Gardeners kick off spring Tuesday...brrrrr

Weed 'em and reap. It's been spring for over a month already, but it seems like Mother Nature finally got the message as the weather is improving and the flowers are starting to bloom. That means that the Brooklyn Heights Promenade gardeners are back to work. … Full Article

April 22, George Saunders to launch new book

Good morning. Today is the 110th day of the year. ** … Full Article

Longtime Brooklyn resident celebrates 100th birthday at the River Cafe

During his 90th birthday party 10 years ago, Ben Rosen’s friend Peter Patterson promised to treat him to dinner at the iconic River Café on the waterfront in DUMBO if he made it to his 100th birthday. This past Easter Sunday, Patterson kept to his word. … Full Article

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