Arts and Fun

Mary McLeod Bethune, the renowned early 20th century African-American educator and advocate, once called Paul Robeson "the tallest tree in our forest." You'll be forgiven if Robeson's name is … Full Article

A thousand ‘Bronies’ headed to Brooklyn for ‘My Little Pony’ convention

Brooklyn Heights is bracing for an onslaught of ponies – and “My Little Pony” fans from all over the world. … Full Article

Wahlberg Brothers’ Wahlburgers joint coming to Coney Island

Wahlburgers — the franchise owned by actor brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother Paul, a chef — is coming to Coney Island, and the Brooklyn joint is slated to be featured in a reality TV show. … Full Article

Art on the Corner marks 10th anniversary with concert

An arts program that has been offering entertainment, education and enrichment in Bay Ridge for a decade is marking its 10th anniversary with a special concert that will also serve as a fundraiser. … Full Article

Billie Holiday Theatre begins 2-year residency at BAM Cultural District

As its home in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza undergoes a multimillion-dollar renovation, The Billie Holiday Theatre, normally housed at Restoration Plaza, is preparing to kick off a two-year residency at the Brooklyn Music School Playhouse, 126 St. … Full Article

Brooklyn Mermaid Lagoon benefit show to ‘give back to the ocean’

One annual show is known for combining Mermaids of New York, circus performers, interactive art installations, dancers and musicians — all for a good cause. … Full Article

DUMBO Arts Festival canceled, victim of its own success

After an 18-year run, the often zany, always popular DUMBO Arts Festival has come to an end, a victim of its own success. … Full Article

New exhibit to juxtapose historic maps, map-themed art

“Mapping Brooklyn,” a new exhibition featuring contemporary art works that use mapping and cartography as themes alongside actual historic maps, is opening this month at BRIC and Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). Curated by Elizabeth Ferr … Full Article

Mariinksy Ballet graces BAM with ‘Chopin: Dances for Piano’

The Mariinsky Ballet performed three different interpretations of Frédéric Chopin's music last week at a show at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) titled Chopin: Dances for Piano. … Full Article

Bright lights of Kings Theatre return to Flatbush

Brooklyn saved the Kings! Flatbush Avenue's Kings Theatre has been out of commission for nearly 40 years, but it officially reopened its doors on Friday as local politicians and civic leaders gave a group of reporters and photographers a tour of the $95 million restoration. … Full Article

Award-winning actress, new to Brooklyn Heights, falls in love with the place

Can a Stanford-educated, Oakland-born actress whose career is peaking as she moves into her 70s find happiness with a Brooklyn Heights brownstone as her home base? … Full Article

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