Arts and Fun

Late Night writers give tips to make it in their industry

Brooklynites curious about breaking into the late-night comedy writing scene convened at St. Francis College on Tuesday night, when the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Center for Communication brought in a group of writers to discuss the industry. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard art project: Pigeon flock to illuminate NYC skyline

An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words "performance art." About 2,000 homing pigeons will illuminate New York City's night sky in a project by Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy opened 2016 season with DUMBO Family Festival

On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted its first event of the 2016 programming season, the DUMBO Family Festival. This was the first of more than 500 free spring and summer programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park over the next five months. … Full Article

BP Adams announces tribute celebration of Prince at Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced that he will host a celebration of Prince, the global music icon who passed away last week at the age of 57, this Friday at Fort Greene Park. … Full Article

Gillian Anderson: Bringing Blanche to Brooklyn

Diane Arbus, who certainly knew a thing or two about risk-taking, once said, “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Judging from the bold choices Gillian Anderson has made as an actress, she also lives by this credo. … Full Article

Taste of Ridge offers bite-sized gourmet delights

Hundreds of people turned out at St. Patrick Catholic Academy on Sunday to enjoy bite-sized samples from dozens of Bay Ridge restaurants while helping to raise money for the school at the same time. … Full Article

Brooklyn’s outrageously friendly baby squirrel

Riley, a visitor from Massachusetts, was one of seven children who discovered an extremely friendly baby squirrel at an entrance to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on Friday. … Full Article

Reach for the sky! Climbing wall opens in Brooklyn Bridge Park

A huge, curved climbing wall has opened in Brooklyn Bridge Park, just in time for the warm weather. The facility, known as DUMBO Boulders, is called “North America’s largest outdoor bouldering facility” by operator The Cliffs, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

Brooklyn-based film The Closer premieres in NYC

“The Closer,” a movie shot and based in Brooklyn that aims to portray the real estate boom and bust of 2008, sold out its premiere tickets as part of the Manhattan Film Festival weeks before the event, which took place April 19.   … Full Article

Anthony Ramos, star of Grammy, Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton, talks Brooklyn with the Eagle

When a Brooklynite speaks face to face with another Brooklyn native about his or her shared home, there’s a palpable energy present that words cannot explain. … Full Article

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