Arts and Fun

Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven visited BAM on the invitation of BAM Trustee David Dangoor to see “Black Mountain Songs,” a performance by Brooklyn Youth Chorus, on Nov 21. Shown … Full Article

Last chance to visit Downtown Brooklyn’s mysterious Gravesend Inn

Among the many towering hotels in Downtown Brooklyn’s booming hospitality scene, the Gravesend Inn is a special case. The Inn, open only once a year in the week leading up to Halloween, has been the scene of chaotic happenings, mysterious deaths and even an earthquake. … Full Article

Madewell has made it to Brooklyn

Madewell has made it to Williamsburg!  A new store location opened this morning at 127 North 6th St. The shop will host a celebration, open to the public, tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature snacks, drinks and music, and the chance to check out Madewell’s fall collection. … Full Article

Brooklyn wins 4th annual ‘Battle of the Book Sorters’

The New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library joined forces to take on Washington state’s King County Public Library for the fourth annual Book Sorting CompetitionWednesday morning. … Full Article

Haunted houses, treats and crafts at Packer’s Pumpkin Patch

Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights pulled out all the stops this past Sunday at its 2014 Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival. … Full Article

Students paint Halloween scenes on store windows

Customers doing their shopping at Bay Ridge stores on Tuesday were greeted by store windows containing scary scenes of witches, aliens, haunted houses, graveyards, Frankensteins and other frightening figures. … Full Article

PHOTOS: ‘Ghouls & Gourds’ Halloween celebration at BBG

Ghouls & Gourds, a zany Halloween party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden, entertained hundreds of costumed kids and their parents on Saturday. … Full Article

Foodies flock to DUMBO for Brooklyn Historical Society’s Brooklyn Bounty

Foodies flocked to DUMBO Wednesday night to visit Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of local food and spirits hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). … Full Article

Retrospective of fiber artist opens at Brooklyn Museum

Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects. … Full Article

A Family Affair – Sicily in Brooklyn

When you enter Ferdinando’s Focacceria, you are sure to encounter owner Francesco ‘Frank’ Buffa, a slight, silver-haired Sicilian, engaged in light conversation with a neighbor or friend, or even the owner of the French café on the opposite corner of Union Street.   … Full Article

‘Hereafter Musical’ takes a joyful look at the afterlife

Death and the afterlife might not seem like ideal subjects for a joyful musical. But don’t tell that to Vincent Favale and Frankie Keane, the creators of “Hereafter Musical,” a show that seeks to depict how the living and the deceased think about each other. … Full Article

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