Arts and Fun

Although Oakland, California is more than 2,900 miles away from Brooklyn, that isn't stopping a group of courageous club owners from raising money for the victims and families of the Dec. … 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

LEIMAY to premiere ‘borders’ at BAM this month

LEIMAY, an interdisciplinary ensemble comprising of Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya, has announced the world premiere of “borders” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), opening on Feb. 18 at BAM Fisher (321 Ashland Place). … Full Article

Black-footed penguin chick hatches at Coney Island’s New York Aquarium

A black-footed penguin chick (Spheniscus demersus) has hatched at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s (WCS) New York Aquarium in Coney Island.  … Full Article

The Review Panel, artcritical's acclaimed series of live criticism, moves to Brooklyn Public Library

After 10 years, a fixture of the Upper East Side arts scene is making a big move to Brooklyn in search of new audiences.  … Full Article


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