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

Rainy weather fails to squelch Halloween festivities in Greenpoint

Day-long rain and chill winds failed to dampen a pair of Greenpoint community festivals this past Saturday, starting with the Greenpoint Town Square’s 13th annual Halloween Parade and Spooktacular. … Full Article

Hundreds flock to East Williamsburg for the ‘Blocktoberfest’ beer festival

Although Saturday’s weather was wet and windy, the inclement conditions didn’t stop hundreds of beer lovers from congregating at The Well in East Williamsburg for the third annual “Blocktoberfest” beer festival. … Full Article

BAM announces Adam E. Max as chairman of the board of trustees

Katy Clark, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), has announced the election of Adam E. Max as chairman of BAM’s board of trustees, effective January 2017. Max joined the board in 2003 and has served as vice chairman since 2008. … Full Article

Famed poet, playwright, novelist Ntozake Shange wins 2016 Langston Hughes Medal

Ntozake Shange, the famed poet and playwright who authored the Obie-Award-winning play “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf,” is the 2016 winner of the Langston Hughes Medal, officials at the City College of New York announced Monday. … Full Article

Halloween in Brooklyn 2016

Goblins and superheroes — and nightmarish political candidates, no doubt —  will soon be haunting the parades, parties, streets and alleys of Brooklyn. … Full Article

‘Blocktoberfest’ beer festival comes to East Williamsburg this weekend

As the famed actor Jack Nicholson once said, "Beer, it's the best damn drink in the world." … Full Article

Jay Z nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jay Z, one of contemporary music's most celebrated lyricists and entertainers, is one of the nominees for the 2017 Songwriters Hall of Fame, and if inducted he would become the first rapper to enter the prestigious music organization. … Full Article

Q&A with Windsor Terrace resident Evan Cabnet: New artistic director of LCT3

This past May, Lincoln Center Theater named the director Evan Cabnet to run LCT3, Lincoln Center Theater’s program for producing plays,  its program for producing plays by new artists. … Full Article

The Origin of the Species: Williamsburg resident Sarah Steele in ‘The Humans’

When the audience enters the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre to attend a performance of Stephen Karam’s gripping and scathingly funny play “The Humans,” they are shown to their seats by ushers who deliver a stern warning: “The play is 95 minutes and will be performed without an intermission. … Full Article

Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund holds grand tour of North Brooklyn environmental remediation

“So many aspects of New York City’s infrastructure are positively medieval,” Marni Majorelle, founder of Alive Structures, declared while standing on the roof of Greenpoint’s Broadway Stages building.  … Full Article

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