Arts and Fun

While singer-songwriter Zak Smith may describe his sound as Americana or alternative, his thoughtful lyrics mixed with light accompaniment blend to create a fresh sound not heard often in the … Full Article

Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus presents winter concert

Brooklyn Philharmonia Chorus’ 2014 winter concert will be held on Dec. 14 in Park Slope. The event will include performances of Vivaldi “Gloria,” Poulenc “Gloria” and Rutter “Gloria,” as well as favorite holiday songs, including Christmas carols and Hanukkah songs. … Full Article

Best Friends Animal Society presents adoption event at Brooklyn Expo Center

For the first time ever, Best Friends Animal Society’s bi-annual three-day Super Adoption event will be held in New York City at the Brooklyn Expo Center, 79 Franklin St. in Greenpoint.  … Full Article

Philip Glass performs NY premiere of his complete Etudes at BAM

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) hosted Philip Glass and a group of other piano virtuosi over the weekend for a performance of Glass' 20 Etudes. … Full Article

Review: Regina Opera presents a thrilling ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’

On the afternoon of Nov. 22, the production of "Un Ballo in Maschera," by Giuseppe Verdi and presented by Regina Opera, took place at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) in Sunset Park.  This production began Regina Opera's 45th season. … Full Article

Shore Road becomes small town for Christmas tree lighting

The Shore Road Parks Conservancy hosted its 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Monday night in Bay Ridge, an event that turned the park’s overlook into a scene from small town America. … Full Article

DUMBO’s Galapagos Art Space headed to Detroit

High rental costs in New York City are pushing Galapagos Art Space, located at 16 Main St. in DUMBO, to move to Detroit. … Full Article

Transit Museum exhibit details building of Verrazano Bridge

The year 2014, which is almost over, is the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, commonly known as the Verrazano Bridge, between Bay Ridge and Staten Island. … Full Article

Sunset Park greets shoppers with splendid holiday tree

Sunset Park residents and those who enjoy coming to the neighborhood to do their holiday shopping can now put another item on their to-do list: visiting the community’s beautiful Christmas tree. … Full Article

ABC to televise Elton John's Barclays Center New Year's Eve performance

The world-renowned Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2015 on ABC will broadcast live music performances from Barclays Center for three consecutive years, starting this year when Elton John performs his anthem “I’m Still Standing” in a special live appearance from his c … Full Article

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