Arts and Fun

The construction of a new exhibit at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) New York Aquarium, “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” has risen high above the Coney Island Boardwalk. … Full Article

17th of May Parade brings out Norwegian in everyone

Everyone was Norwegian in Bay Ridge on Sunday, even if they weren’t born Norwegian! A special Scandinavian spirit took over the neighborhood as the 63rd Annual 17th of May Parade — also known as the Norwegian Day Parade — took place on Third Avenue. … Full Article

Selections from new opera to be performed in Brooklyn

On Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23, at 8 p.m., Roulette, a performance venue at 509 Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn, will present excerpts from composer George Lewis’ new opera, “Afterword: The AACM (as) Opera.” … Full Article

This Weekend: ‘Please Touch the Art’ exhibition coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Please Touch the Art,” a new exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein featuring 18 playful sculptures designed specifically for public interaction, is coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP)  … Full Article

BAM Presents ‘Bleu!’ — an environmental, interactive, kid-friendly performance

This Saturday and Sunday, the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is hosting “Bleu!” from Italian company Compagnie T.P.O.  … Full Article

BP Adams kicks off 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams on Wednesday kicked off his 2015 School Lunchtime Concert Series, held in collaboration with the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership and sponsored by Investors Bank. … Full Article

Opera Index honors Marjory Walters, Doris Keeley

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 3, at the Essex House on Central Park South, Opera Index held its Spring Lunch. President Murray Rosenthal was retiring after 16 brilliant years at the helm and will now serve as treasurer. … Full Article

Calling all art lovers: Try out this Bushwick gallery crawl

You don't have to be a hipster to have fun in Bushwick. There's a good time to be had in its galleries, regardless of your age or lifestyle choices. … Full Article

Runners Flock to Brooklyn Bridge Park for Brooklyn Half Marathon Pre-Party

This Saturday’s Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon — beginning near the Brooklyn Museum on Washington Avenue and extending to the iconic Coney Island boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue — is expected to draw 25,000 runners to the borough, including some of the area’s top elit … Full Article

Park Slope’s ‘Fabulous Fifth Ave Fair’ coming this Sunday

Forty thousand people are expected Sunday, May 17, at Park Slope's Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair on Fifth Avenue between Sterling Place and 12th Street. … Full Article

Willowtown Spring Fair in Brooklyn Heights this Saturday

The Willowtown Association will be hosting its annual spring fair in the south Heights on Saturday, May 16 from noon to 5 p.m. on Willow Place.  … Full Article


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