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Brooklyn Museum to host sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball on April 20, honoring Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia

On Wednesday, April 20, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Artists Ball — its yearly fundraising gala celebrating Brooklyn's creative community — honoring Brooklyn-based art-world influencers Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia. … Full Article

Irish eyes smiled through cold for St. Patrick’s Parade

There was a chill in the air and temperatures hovered in the 30s all afternoon on Sunday, but that didn’t stop the participants of the 23rd Annual Bay Ridge St. Patrick’s Day Parade from having fun. … Full Article

Surprise! An art show pops up for one afternoon in DUMBO

Art is long, and Time is fleeting. So goes the famous Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem. In this case, though, the art came and went in a flash. … Full Article

Brooklynite David Costabile: Not a household name, but a 'Billions' star

For years, David Costabile has flourished as a most familiar unknown star, the sort of all-purpose actor you like and recognize but aren't sure from where. … Full Article

Violin virtuoso brings ‘Southern Comfort’ to Brooklyn

Regina Carter, a renowned violin virtuoso, will be bringing her blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns and folk music to the borough when she performs in concert at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College on April 16. … Full Article

Irish Arts Center hosts book giveaway for St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day isn’t just for parade fans. It’s a good day to celebrate Ireland’s rich literary tradition, according to members of the Irish Arts Center, who celebrated the holiday by giving away thousands of free books at carious locations around the city. … Full Article

Irish eyes will be smiling at Bay Ridge St. Patrick Parade

Talk about being green with envy! Emerald green, that is. Bay Ridge is set to honor the traditions of Ireland, the Emerald Isle, at a festive St. Patrick’s Day Parade that has become a beloved tradition in the community. … Full Article

Brooklynite Esperanza Spalding takes new direction on new album

Esperanza Spalding flowed across the stage as she played her fretless electric bass at Brooklyn's BRIC House, clad in her "crazy lava outfit" with a gold-feathered headdress and swirling red-and-black patterned pants. … Full Article

City Tech’s annual Literary Arts Festival to feature award-winning author Mary Gaitskill

Mary Gaitskill, best known for delivering powerful stories of dislocation, longing and desire, will read from her work at City Tech’s 35th Literary Arts Festival on March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Voorhees Theatre (186 Jay St. in Downtown Brooklyn). … Full Article

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