Arts and Fun

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

Chicago vs. NYC foodie smackdown: Who eats better?

The James Beard Foundation on Tuesday announced that its awards ceremony honoring the best chefs and restaurants is moving to Chicago after 24 years in New York City. It's more proof that Chicago is home to one of the country's hottest restaurant scenes. But who's got the better eats? … Full Article

Fun in the sun at Willowtown Spring Fair

A pet parade and more than two hours of karaoke were new features of this year’s Willowtown Spring Fair, sponsored by the Willowtown Association.  The fair took place last Saturday, May 17, along the full length of Willow Place in Brooklyn Heights. … Full Article

Opera Index honors Stephen De Maio at spring lunch

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 4 at the Marriott Essex House in Manhattan, Stephen De Maio, president of the Gerda Lissner Foundation, was honored for his outstanding contributions through several organizations to the world of opera, and his leadership and support of the careers of younger … Full Article

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