Arts and Fun

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  … Full Article

Brooklyn Chamber to kick off Italian Restaurant Week with sneak peek at Il Centro

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its Second Annual Italian Restaurant Week, which will take place Oct. 8 to 15, with a commencement party on Oct. 7 at Il Centro in Bensonhurst. … Full Article
ATLANTIC ANTIC HIGHLIGHTS-ALL FUN ACCESS

NYC’s biggest street festival, Atlantic Antic, celebrates 40 years

The Atlantic Antic celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sunday when the more-than-a-mile-long street festival showcased what makes Brooklyn so cool. … Full Article

DUMBO public art performance examines social injustice

A public performance piece by artist Dread Scott, “On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide” is coming to DUMBO for a one-time only performance on Oct. 7.  … Full Article

Bay Ridge celebrates its biggest weekend of the year

It was Bay Ridge’s biggest weekend of the year, and it gave the neighborhood a chance to roll out the red carpet to show visitors what the community is all about — being a small town in the big city. … Full Article

Jay Z, Beyonce take stage at Global Citizen fest

Jay Z is in a global state of mind: The rap star performed Saturday for thousands in New York's Central Park and encouraged the crowd to help end world poverty. … Full Article

Filmmaker to share first novel in Brooklyn Heights

Groundbreaking filmmaker David Cronenberg, known for “History of Violence,” “The Fly” and “Crash,” is coming to St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights for the release party for his first novel, “Consumed,” on Oct. 2.    … Full Article

DUMBO Arts Festival, still fresh after 18 years, draws thousands to Brooklyn waterfront

Thousands of art lovers and fun-seekers have been packing DUMBO’s streets, studios and galleries for this weekend’s DUMBO Arts Festival 2014, which continues on Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m.  … Full Article

Bushwick artist creates works inspired by Boko Haram-kidnapped girls

Bushwick artist Mary Mihelic is in the process of creating 53 artworks inspired by the courage of the 53 girls who escaped the Boko Haram by running for their lives during an attack at their school. … Full Article

African art exhibitions coming to Borough Hall

Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams on Wednesday announced the display of two African art exhibitions in Brooklyn Borough Hall in the coming weeks. … Full Article

18th annual DUMBO Arts Festival transforms neighborhood into waterfront gallery

The DUMBO Arts Festival has announced its exciting 18th celebration of art on the waterfront, featuring “big headed” critics, hydroponic tomato plant sculptures, a traveling dance party, a tour of DUMBO’s industrial history and much more.  … Full Article

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