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

Jurassic Parkclays: dinosaurs invade Brooklyn

Brooklyn Boro
This weekend the Barclays Center will travel back in time to when dinosaurs roamed the earth — and this time it has nothing to do with Kevin Garnett. … Full Article

Triplet baby otters debut at Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park
Three North American river otter pups have made their public debut at the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Prospect Park Zoo. The three otters are all male and were born on Feb. 25. The pups have yet to be named. … Full Article

BAM R&B Festival: Live concerts at MetroTech

Fort Greene
Now in its 20th year, Brooklyn Academy of Music’s (BAM) R&B Festival at MetroTech, which began in June, will continue through July and the beginning of August, featuring R&B legends alongside groundbreaking emerging artists.   … Full Article

Summer Stroll on 3rd plans include activities on every block

Bay Ridge
Bay Ridge is THE place to be on Friday night as the first of four Summer Stroll on 3rd events takes place. … Full Article

Bay Ridge crooner salutes Elvis Presley

Bay Ridge
Martin McQuade, a Bay Ridge crooner who has performed songs made famous by the likes of Bing Crosby and Dean Martin, is paying tribute to the King. McQuade’s new dinner show, to be presented at Hunters Steak and Ale House at 9404 Fourth Ave. on July 17, will honor Elvis Presley. … Full Article

New MetroTech Exhibit Explores ‘Light Over Time’

Downtown
At the entrance to “Sam Falls: Light Over Time,” an upcoming exhibition at MetroTech in Downtown Brooklyn, visitors can leave an imprint on a bench made of glass tiles that change their bright colors in response to body heat. … Full Article

Ships Ahoy! De Blasio Fam Headed to Italy

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today that he, First Lady Chirlane McCray, and their children Chiara and Dante will travel together to Italy later this month for a family vacation. … Full Article

Roller skaters, welcome to Brooklyn Bridge Park!

DUMBO
It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how to skate.  As soon as Erica Purcell heard that a roller skating rink was opening at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2, she said she made plans to check it out. … Full Article

Italy Travels to Williamsburg with the Giglio Feast

The 127th annaul Giglio Feast, an Italian tradition, was held in Williamsburg Sunday. After a last minute schedule change, the Mayor–of Italian heritage and visiting the country next week–participated. … Full Article

Bill De Blasio: ‘He’s Just a Guy From Brooklyn’

He sported a rainbow tie for the Gay Pride Parade. He wore an "I Love LA" shirt and warbled that song on national TV to pay off a bet. He even donned a pirate outfit — puffy shirt and all — to join his equally outlandishly costumed family for a hipster parade in Brooklyn. … Full Article

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