Arts and Fun

Steeped in tradition, colorful energy, West Indian Parade struggles to shed heavy crown of violence

On Labor Day, a day dedicated to respite from work and school, some don their swim clothes and make a valedictory trip to the beach, desperately clinging to summer as it slips away. But for more than one million, the destination par excellence is as landlocked as one can imagine. … Full Article

‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Bay Ridge on Sept. 18

Mary Poppins, the British nanny with magical powers, will be flying into Brooklyn on Sept. 18. … Full Article

BAM to present tribute to legendary actress Ingrid Bergman, celebrating centennial of her birth

Marking the centennial of Ingrid Bergman’s birth, her daughter Isabella Rossellini will perform a theatrical tribute to one of the 20th century’s most iconic actresses. The event will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. … Full Article

Good Day Sunshine: Labor Day in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ah, Labor Day — when Americans honor their belief in hard work by not working. Hordes of Brooklynites spent the Monday holiday beating the heat at Brooklyn Bridge Park, hanging out in the shade drinking Lizzmonade or eating ice cream. … Full Article

This way to Mannahatta

Calling Walt Whitman! Somebody out there riding the rails sure loves ya, baby. Perhaps there's a poetry-minded prankster out there thinking of you. … Full Article

Children of the Gourd: Maine artist shows off her modified gourds in Bushwick

Everyone has heard of genetically modified organisms, but how about artistically modified gourds? … Full Article

Meet Leng Tan, East Midwood Jewish Center's Israeli dance teacher

Mazel tov, Leng Tan. The shayna maidel (which loosely translated means “lovely lady”) who teaches Israeli dance at a Conservative Jewish synagogue in Midwood is the daughter of immigrants from Hainan Island, China. … Full Article

Group to present art installation, performances at Brooklyn Community Gardens

As part of Brooklyn Academy of Music’s and New York Restoration Project’s Arts in the Gardens program, Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary arts organization LEIMAY is sponsoring an art installation, “Qualia Skyhole,” in the Gil Hodges Community Garden at 534 Carroll St. in Gowanus through Sept. … Full Article

Last week for ‘Rachel’ and ‘Las Meninas’ in Fort Greene

Two gripping plays written by African-American women, “Rachel” and “Las Meninas,” will be wrapping up Aug. 29 at the New Brooklyn Theatre, in the Irondale Center in Fort Greene. … Full Article

Brooklyn BEAT Festival returns this fall

Audiences can experience ten days of immersive and experimental theater, dance and vocal performance when the 2015 Brooklyn Emerging Artists in Theater (BEAT) Festival brings its lineup of more than a dozen cutting-edge local artists to intriguing and unlikely venues across the borough. … Full Article


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