Arts and Fun

Foodies flocked to DUMBO Wednesday night to visit Brooklyn Bounty, a celebration of local food and spirits hosted by the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS). … Full Article

Theatre designer to discuss creation of Brooklyn’s Theatre for a New Audience

In 2000, Harvey Lichtenstein, recently retired executive director of BAM, invited Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), a modern classical theatre, to build its first home in what was previously known as the BAM Cultural District. … Full Article

New Place Players present Shakespeare, dinner at Casa Duse in Park Slope

On the evening of Sept. 11, the New Place Players presented William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” while 22 diners enjoyed a five-course dinner by Chef Max Henson. This event was held at the elegant intimate townhouse of Casa Duse located at 16 Prospect Park West. … Full Article

Review: Ken Burns’ and Geoffrey Ward’s ‘The Roosevelts’

It would be hard to name three people who had more of an impact on their time than this trio had on the 20th century: Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and Eleanor Roosevelt. … Full Article

Book on Jewish food features intro by Joan Rivers

A few months before she died, Joan Rivers agreed to contribute to a book about Jewish food. She began with some old family stories and some old Jewish jokes. "What does a Jewish woman make for dinner? Reservations." … Full Article

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand talks feminism with release of her newest album

Brooklyn native Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. "Everyone we asked was ... busy," Streisand said. The performer almost scored one major diva: Beyonce. … Full Article

BRIC Biennial brings together works of Brooklyn artists

A major exhibition that opened this month featuring the works of Brooklyn artists will demonstrate the significance of the borough as a vital center for art and innovation, according to the event’s organizers. … Full Article

NY Transit Museum hosts 21st Annual Bus Festival

The New York Transit Museum’s 21st Annual Bus Festival returns on Sunday, Sept. 28, with opportunities to see and step aboard the Transit Museum’s vintage fleet, representing over 80 years of surface transit history in the city.  … Full Article

Puerto Rico ‘jungle pop’ band relocates to Brooklyn for music scene

At Pete’s Candy Shop’s dimly-lit Sunday open mic night, new Brooklyn talent, A Flying Dodo Society, was heard with an introductory and looming pattern of strums that hushed the packed room as they played their original song “We Ate the Sun.”   … Full Article

Music Series brings local country talent to Willoughby Plaza

Hill Country College Music Series, a music contest that gives local college roots, Americana and alt-country bands the opportunity to play, will take place at Willoughby Plaza, kicking off on Sept. 26.   … Full Article

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