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Coney Island has changed quite a bit over the past few years, especially since the building of Luna Park and the Scream Zone. … Full Article

Night at the Museum

Prospect Heights
Ars longa, vita brevis. Let's party! … Full Article

Theatre for a New Audience to celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday

Fort Greene
Theatre for a New Audience (TFANA), New York’s pre-eminent classical theatre company, will celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday with a special performance of its critically acclaimed production of “King Lear,” featuring Michael Pennington in a cast of 22. … Full Article

Photographer’s images of natural wonders captivate crowds at gallery

Dyker Heights
The majesty and mystery of Mother Nature have been captured by the camera of Dyker Heights photographer Robert DeSantos, whose work is currently in display at Baboo Gallery in Chelsea. … Full Article

‘Italian Sunday Feast’ to be served at cancer charity fundraiser

Bay Ridge
Guests will be able to “mangia” to their hearts’ content, enjoying linguine, lasagna, chicken Francese, and other tasty dishes at an “Italian Sunday Feast” fundraiser for a children’s cancer charity to take place in one of Bay Ridge’s most popular restaurants on April 27. … Full Article

Brooklyn author Vijay Seshadri wins Pulitzer Prize in poetry

Carroll Gardens
Brooklyn resident Vijay Seshadri has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for his collection “3 Sections” (Graywolf Press). The announcement was made on Monday. … Full Article

Miss Norway of Greater New York is crowned

Dyker Heights
A Brooklyn-born beauty who charmed the judges by confessing that she rooted like mad for Norway to win gold medals in the recent Winter Olympics was crowned Miss Norway of Greater New York in a contest held Saturday afternoon in Dyker Heights. … Full Article

Coney Island amusement rides open for the summer

Coney Island
The Coney Island amusement park opened Sunday for another season — with a 1920s wooden roller-coaster and a new, steel one ready to roll at breakneck speeds. … Full Article

BAMcinématek presents retrospective tribute to Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn

From Wednesday, April 30 through Tuesday, May 6, BAMcinématek will present Ellen Burstyn, a retrospective of the legendary actress. … Full Article

Nirvana, Kiss and the E Street Band join rock hall in Brooklyn ceremony

Brooklyn Boro
Kiss made up, but its music went unheard. Nirvana used four women rockers to sing Kurt Cobain's songs. And Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band — predictably — turned its honor into a marathon. … Full Article

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's a weekend cure for the wintertime blues

Prospect Heights
Starved for signs of spring after the seemingly endless winter? The Brooklyn Botanic Garden could be your cure. The magnificent magnolias at the century-old sylvan oasis are bustin' out all over. Buds began to flower forth a week ago – and their momentum is gathering strength. … Full Article

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