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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

40th Atlantic Antic expected to draw thousands to Brooklyn

The 40th anniversary of New York City's largest street fair, the Atlantic Antic, takes place this Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 6 p.m. … Full Article

41st Third Avenue Festival to be 'best one yet,' organizers say

The 41st Annual Third Avenue Festival will be the best one yet, the event’s organizers predicted. The festival, a 25-block-long street fair featuring everything from concert stages to flea markets, is set for Sept. … Full Article

Norwegian Christian Home hosts fall fair

The Norwegian Christian Home and Health Center welcomed autumn by hosting a Fall Fair on Saturday, featuring food, gifts, raffles and fun activities for children. The center, located at 1250 67th St. in Dyker Heights, sponsors a fall fair in its main building every year. … Full Article

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