Arts and Fun

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) — the world’s first children’s museum — on Thursday named Brooklyn native Stephanie Hill Wilchfort as its next president and CEO. … Full Article

Excited by the crowds, worried about the rent: Conversations with artists in Bushwick

“It’s amazing,” said Colm Henry, leaning forward in his chair. A painter in Bushwick for eight years, he’s participated in the annual “Open Studios” events since their inception, but he said he still couldn’t believe the crowds. “It’s getting bigger and more popular every time.” … Full Article

Maestro Ida Angland and Gateway Classical Music Society present concert featuring Italian violinist Davide de Ascaniis

On the evening of Thursday, May 22 at The Little Church around the Corner at 1 East 29th Street in New York City, Maestro Ida Angland and Gateway Classical Music Society presented a delightful evening of musical favorites.  … Full Article

Fifth Avenue celebrates spring with a spectacular street fair

A belly dancer, a pizza-eating contest, a wine tasting, live music, children’s rides and games, sausage stands and balloon animals are all things that you won't usually find in the same sentence. But they were all part of the sights and sounds on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents free concerts at Brooklyn Public Library branches

Regina Opera will present two free-admission concerts at branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

Children’s Chorus to donate concert proceeds to Haitian kids

A group of socially conscious kids will raise their voices in song to help children in Haiti still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake. … Full Article

Top pols tapped as Grand Marshals for Brooklyn Pride

Four top city officials have been confirmed as Grand Marshals for this year’s Brooklyn Pride Parade. … Full Article

Doggie flash mob hits Marine Park on Saturday

You and your dogs are invited to join the pup party on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. to support the American Cancer Society at the Marine Park parking lot at Avenue U. Donate $10 to the ACS and receive a Bark For Life bandana for your dog and celebrate your canine companion.  … Full Article

NYC artists find half the battle is studio rent

For artists in New York — one of the world's most expensive cities — finding stable, affordable places to create and showcase their work can be challenging. A growing number of programs are offering solutions. … Full Article

Brooklynites in the opera world

On the evening of Wednesday, May 7 at the New York Athletic Club in New York City, The Gerda Lissner Foundation showcased their 2014 winners and honored internationally acclaimed soprano Diana Soviero.
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Wedding planning tips for 2 grooms

Who pays for a wedding when two grooms are involved? Who walks whom down the aisle? While same-sex weddings are more prevalent than ever, two grooms navigating the wedding planning process might need some extra help. … Full Article

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