Arts and Fun

The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article

Young runners participate in ‘Race for the Cure’

Hundreds of girls and boys from ages 4 to 16 competed in the annual Dyker Heights Athletic Association (DHAA)/ St. Bernadette Knights’ “Race for the Cure” mini marathon on June 6. … Full Article

Opera Night honors former president, showcases upcoming young singers

On the evening of Saturday, May 30, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation on East 69th Street in the city, Stephen De Maio, artistic director of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation, presented a special Opera Night. … Full Article

Sing for Hope pianos find homes all over Brooklyn

Brooklynites looking to channel their inner Chopin probably won’t be able to resist. Pianos have been placed in parks all across the borough, from Bay Ridge to DUMBO, and are just standing there, waiting for someone to play them. The Sing for Hope pianos are back! … Full Article

Bill Murray to lead poets across Brooklyn Bridge for on-the-go reading

Bill Murray is set to lead hundreds of poetry lovers and well-known poets — including inaugural poet Richard Blanco and Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang — across the Brooklyn Bridge as they read aloud NYC-centric poetry on Monday at 6:30 p.m., starting in front of … Full Article

Piper Theatre Productions presents its 10th summer season outdoors at the Old Stone House

This summer, Park Slope’s Piper Theatre Productions (Piper), now in its 15th year, will host a musical thriller, partner with the Romanian Cultural Institute, travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, screen original student films alongside an indie work, and present fantastic family theater … Full Article

St. Ann’s Warehouse presents inaugural season in new home on Brooklyn waterfront

St. Ann’s Warehouse — which for 36 years has enlivened New Yorkers with new works by the world’s most vital music- and theater-makers — is about to open its first permanent home, a 25,000-square-foot theater in the Tobacco Warehouse, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Bay Ridge’s 5 Ave. Spring Festival offers food, fun, frivolity

The weather forecasters predicted a deluge for Sunday afternoon, but the rain held off until the end of the Fifth Avenue Spring Festival in Bay Ridge, a delay that allowed hundreds of thousands of people the chance to enjoy the food, rides, games, music and other sights and sounds. … Full Article

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation presents Otto Neals sculpture retrospective

The Center for Arts and Culture at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (BSRC) is presenting a retrospective from 1965-2015 of the sculptures of Otto Neals, a renowned 83-year-old African-American artist from Brooklyn. … Full Article

An operatic journey to Italy presented at Casa Belvedere

On the evening of Tuesday, May 26, Louis and Kathleen Barrella hosted a special evening at Casa Belvedere, an Italianate mansion on Staten Island. Lectures, films, culinary classes and catering for private affairs are part of this intimate cultural oasis. … Full Article

'Fun Home' director Sam Gold on working with 'No Net'

Sam Gold was still in college when he did something most people only dream about: He made his Broadway acting debut. But he quickly realized he was probably on the wrong side of the stage. … Full Article

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