Arts and Fun

Bob Dylan is the first songwriter ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.  His career spans nearly six decades and he’s still out there performing, writing and recording new music. … Full Article

‘Movie Matinees’ provides free movie tickets for residents of NYC public housing

Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) Commissioner Julie Menin on Wednesday announced the launch of MOME Movie Matinees, a brand-new initiative providing free opportunities for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) residents to attend a feature film currently in theaters. … Full Article

‘I Left My Heart in San Francisco’ was written here in Brooklyn

As summer nears its end and autumn winds will fill the air, it’s nice to dream of a place where warm sunny days won’t disappear. Back in the 1950s, two Brooklyn songwriters did just that. … Full Article

12 Hours in Red Hook

Once maligned as a crime-ridden, drug-infused area, Red Hook — like most neighborhoods in Brooklyn — is experiencing a revival. … Full Article

VIDEO: Spike Lee's Michael Jackson Block Party celebrates MJ's legacy

On Saturday, our Brooklyn Street Beat team headed to Bed-Stuy for Spike Lee's Michael Jackson block party. The event was organized to celebrate the weekend of what would've been the King Of Pop's 58th birthday. … Full Article

Narrows Community Theater's new youth production is ‘The Addams Family’

The creepy, kooky, upside-down world of Gomez and Morticia will come to life in Bay Ridge next month when Narrows Community Theater offers its summer youth production of the Broadway musical “The Addams Family.” … Full Article

Trapeze School NY swings across the East River to Williamsburg

Drivers who frequent Manhattan’s West Side Highway may be accustomed to seeing people performing somersaults, rolls and flips high in the sky above Pier 40 at Trapeze School New York’s (TSNY) rooftop location. … Full Article

Crafty masked bandits invade Brooklyn

Raccoons just can’t seem to stay away from their favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn.  On Tuesday, a crafty critter tried to elude capture by two NYPD officers in Flatbush. … Full Article

Spike Lee’s Michael Jackson Block Party coming to Bed-Stuy on Saturday

Director Spike Lee is a man who recognizes musical greatness. … Full Article

The Atomik Age Project wins 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest

Philip Curcuru, the award-winning composer of the film “Old Days,” and his group The Atomik Age Project has won the 2016 Soundtrack Competition at WilliFest, the Williamsburg film and music festival, which will take place Sept. 9-11. … Full Article

At Brooklyn Bridge Park, Bill Nye, Questlove celebrate National Park Service’s 100th birthday

Bill Nye, the Science Guy and celebrity DJ Questlove celebrated the National Park Service’s 100th birthday with park rangers, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and thousands of people at Brooklyn Bridge Park on Monday night. … Full Article


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