Arts and Fun

Tom Hanks lights up the night on Hicks Street

Tom Hanks was a hit on Hicks Street. The endearing Hollywood leading man brought his star power to the open-air Brooklyn Heights set of Steven Spielberg's film “St. James Place,” which is being shot throughout the neighborhood and in DUMBO. … Full Article

BPL hosts, develops new generation of leader donors

For the last two years, there has been a new kind of Brooklyn Eagle in town. The Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) Brooklyn Eagles – a group that has no affiliation with the newspaper – are young philanthropists determined to raise money for BPL’s youth programming. … Full Article

Michelin Guide knocks Daniel down to 2 stars

The Michelin Guide's latest roster of top New York City restaurants says Brooklyn and Queens are hot, but Daniel Boulud has lost a little sizzle. … Full Article

‘Soundtrack ’63’ presents millennial response to Civil Rights Movement

Brooklyn-based music production company Soul Science Lab, in partnership with Brooklyn performing arts organization 651 Arts and Elektric Breakfast, will present “Soundtrack ‘63” a millennial response to the Civil Rights Movement — on Oct. … 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

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