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Arts and Fun

On the first Thursday of every month, DUMBO galleries will stay open late and local restaurants and bars will offer specials, for nights of art, gallery openings, artist talks and live performances … Full Article

Brooklyn gets set to crown a new Senior Idol

Older adults all over Brooklyn are spending the summer rehearsing for the chance to become a star. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum celebrates NYC Caribbean culture

On Aug. 2, the monthly First Saturday event at the Brooklyn Museum will celebrate the Caribbean communities of Brooklyn through music, film and dance. … Full Article

Smiles (and tears) of a Summer Night: “Romeo and Juliet” hits the streets of Park Slope

O Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou here outside a bar in Park Slope? Perchance the Bard goes down better with some booze, outdoors in the soft summer air? … Full Article

Mexico's Guelaguetza Festival celebrated in Downtown Brooklyn

The festive music, gala outfits and traditional dances of the Oaxaca region of Mexico filled Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn on Sunday, at the second annual La Guelaguetza Festival New York sponsored by the  … Full Article

‘Boardwalk Empire’ brings prohibition, mobsters to Brooklyn Heights

The acclaimed HBO hit “Boardwalk Empire,” starring Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon and many others, used Brooklyn Heights as a set on Friday for the second-to-the-last episode of its final season. … Full Article

Cirque du Soleil returns to Brooklyn with ‘Varekai’

After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” began a new adventure this past December performing in arenas worldwide and in some markets never visited before. … Full Article

BAM to receive National Medal of Arts from White House

The White House on Tuesday announced the 2013 National Medal of Arts recipients, and among those honored is Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). … Full Article

Brooklyn Brewery at forefront of overseas' interest in American craft beer

Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States' largest craft breweries are setting up shop in Europe, challenging the very beers that inspired them on their home turfs. … Full Article

Shakespeare at Sunset: Taming of the Shrew, at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There was not a seat to spare when the final production of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” began on Sunday, July 20 at Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP). … Full Article

Met Council gives kids a chance to sit around the camp fire

Sixty kids from Brooklyn and Queens are getting the chance to enjoy swimming, camping, volleyball and other fun-filled activities at summer camp, thanks to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, which expanded a scholarship fund it runs to enable the kids to get out of the city. … Full Article

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