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Brooklyn Museum appoints Kimberly Orcutt as Andrew W. Mellon curator of American Art

Kimberly Orcutt has been appointed Andrew W. Mellon curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. … Full Article

PHOTO: Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

People from all over the tristate area filled Brooklyn’s Botanic Garden to celebrate the first day of Sakura Matsuri, the traditional Japanese cherry blossom festival, now in its 35th year. … Full Article

DUMBO is going to the dogs, and these sculptures prove it

Cameras and canines have long been fixtures on the picturesque streets of DUMBO. Now they have been combined into oddly-captivating bronze sculptures of dog-faced paparazzi, on display at two sites in the neighborhood through October. … Full Article

The HOPE Program presents an evening of tastes, toasts, transformations

The HOPE Program, a Brooklyn-based workforce development organization for disadvantaged New Yorkers, will host its annual A Taste of HOPE fundraiser on Tuesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. at the Prince George Ballroom in Manhattan. … Full Article

Late Night writers give tips to make it in their industry

Brooklynites curious about breaking into the late-night comedy writing scene convened at St. Francis College on Tuesday night, when the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the Center for Communication brought in a group of writers to discuss the industry. … Full Article

Brooklyn Navy Yard art project: Pigeon flock to illuminate NYC skyline

An acrobatic display by a flock of homing pigeons could give a whole new meaning to the words "performance art." About 2,000 homing pigeons will illuminate New York City's night sky in a project by Brooklyn-based artist Duke Riley. … Full Article

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy opened 2016 season with DUMBO Family Festival

On Saturday, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy hosted its first event of the 2016 programming season, the DUMBO Family Festival. This was the first of more than 500 free spring and summer programs at Brooklyn Bridge Park over the next five months. … Full Article

BP Adams announces tribute celebration of Prince at Fort Greene Park

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams has announced that he will host a celebration of Prince, the global music icon who passed away last week at the age of 57, this Friday at Fort Greene Park. … Full Article

Gillian Anderson: Bringing Blanche to Brooklyn

Diane Arbus, who certainly knew a thing or two about risk-taking, once said, “My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” Judging from the bold choices Gillian Anderson has made as an actress, she also lives by this credo. … Full Article

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