Arts and Fun

Arts in the Gardens, a series presented by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the New York Restoration Project (NYRP), this summer will feature a unique music program called “Garden Groo … Full Article

Regina Opera presents an electrifying ‘Carmen’

On the afternoon of Sunday, May 17, the Brooklyn-based Regina Opera Company presented the opera “Carmen” by Georges Bizet (1838-75).   “Carmen” was Bizet’s masterpiece — an opera in four acts, with libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halevy, after the novel by Prosper Merimee. … Full Article

Brooklyn Eagle to offer cash prizes in Garden Club Contest

As the Brooklyn Heights Garden Club celebrates its 75th anniversary, its motto reflects its continuous purpose since 1940: “Everyone’s a winner when Brooklyn blooms.” … Full Article

Visitors pour into Brooklyn Bridge Park over Memorial Day weekend

Visitors flocked to Brooklyn Bridge Park over Memorial Day weekend to relax in the sun, enjoy a barbecue, roller skate or play basketball and marvel at the interactive artworks of Jeppe Hein’s Please Touch the Art exhibition. Locals and tourists arrived by foot, subway, car and ferry. … Full Article

Brooklyn students to perform original musical in Italian

It’s one thing for children to star in an original musical. It’s another thing to perform in an original musical in which the dialogue and songs will be entirely in Italian. … Full Article

Brooklyn mourns actress, comedian Anne Meara

LOS ANGELES— Anne Meara, the loopy, lovable comedian who launched a standup career with husband Jerry Stiller in the 1950s and found success as an actress in films, on TV and the stage, has died. … Full Article
Coney Island Beach Expects 10 Million Visitors

VIDEO: Coney Island beach expected to attract 10M visitors this year

While the summer sun has teased New Yorkers for the past few weeks, residents are not deterred. … Full Article

New Lots Library among winners of NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Charles H. Revson Foundation on Wednesday announced the five winners of the second annual NYC Neighborhood Library Awards, which celebrate the crucial role of local libraries in serving New York City’s diverse communities. … Full Article

Forest City Ratner announces Downtown Brooklyn’s 3rd Annual ‘Summer@MetroTech’ Summer Series

Summer@MetroTech” — a summer-long cultural and entertainment festival that includes free music, movies, activities and televised sporting events — is returning to Downtown Brooklyn’s MetroTech Commons. … Full Article

Brooklyn Museum appoints Anne Pasternak as director

The Brooklyn Museum announced on Tuesday that it has named Anne Pasternak, president and artistic director of Creative Time, as its new director. … Full Article

If you can make it there: Acts try out for NY subway spots

It's a rite of spring: performers auditioning for the privilege of doing their thing in grubby, noisy subway stations. … Full Article

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