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Brooklyn Public Library gears up for fourth annual Bike the Branches

Brooklyn bicyclists and bibliophiles can register now for Bike the Branches, a daylong bike ride through Brooklyn Public Library’s (BPL) 60-branch system, the library announced Tuesday. … Full Article

300 films to be screened at 2016 ‘Movies Under the Stars’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver have announced a major expansion of the “Movies Under the Stars” series, doubling last year’s total number of film screenings. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates Japan's cherry blossom festival

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

Volunteers build 1890 Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park

“If life becomes unlivable in Brooklyn, we plan to evacuate by water,” joked Rob Buchanan, one of the leaders of community boat building sessions taking place this month at Brooklyn Bridge Park. … Full Article

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

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