Arts and Fun

After 11 years of touring the world under the blue and yellow Big Top, Cirque du Soleil’s “Varekai” began a new adventure this past December performing in arenas worldwide and in some markets … Full Article

Dodge YMCA celebrated Active Older Adult Week

The Dodge YMCA celebrated their first Active Older Adult Week from May 26–30.   … Full Article

Regina Opera's 45th season brings Verdi classic to Sunset Park

Sunset Park
On Saturday, May 24, we attended Giuseppe Verdi’s great opera “Rigoletto” at Our Lady of Perpetual Help auditorium on 59th St. and 6th Ave., in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn.
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Broadway in Owl’s Head Park!

Bay Ridge
You’ve heard of Shakespeare in the Park. But how about Smokey Joe in Owl’s Head? … Full Article

A few 'Inmates' from 'Orange' discuss prison life

Brooklyn Boro
An upper-middle class blonde from Brooklyn goes to jail for a drug-related screw-up years before. … Full Article

Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off Thursday

Prospect Heights
Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program signals the start of summer days filled with beloved books for thousands of kids. This year’s launch-day party at BPL’s Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza is slated for Thursday, June 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. … Full Article

Excited by the crowds, worried about the rent: Conversations with artists in Bushwick

Bushwick
“It’s amazing,” said Colm Henry, leaning forward in his chair. A painter in Bushwick for eight years, he’s participated in the annual “Open Studios” events since their inception, but he said he still couldn’t believe the crowds. “It’s getting bigger and more popular every time.” … Full Article

Maestro Ida Angland and Gateway Classical Music Society present concert featuring Italian violinist Davide de Ascaniis

On the evening of Thursday, May 22 at The Little Church around the Corner at 1 East 29th Street in New York City, Maestro Ida Angland and Gateway Classical Music Society presented a delightful evening of musical favorites.  … Full Article

Fifth Avenue celebrates spring with a spectacular street fair

Bay Ridge
A belly dancer, a pizza-eating contest, a wine tasting, live music, children’s rides and games, sausage stands and balloon animals are all things that you won't usually find in the same sentence. But they were all part of the sights and sounds on Bay Ridge’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday. … Full Article

Regina Opera presents free concerts at Brooklyn Public Library branches

Bay Ridge
Regina Opera will present two free-admission concerts at branches of the Brooklyn Public Library. … Full Article

Children’s Chorus to donate concert proceeds to Haitian kids

Bay Ridge
A group of socially conscious kids will raise their voices in song to help children in Haiti still recovering from a devastating 2010 earthquake. … Full Article

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