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

Poehler, Rudd visit BAM to premiere 'They Came Together'

Brooklyn Heights
"A nice rule to stick to is to put funny people in comedies," actress Amy Poehler told an audience at Brooklyn Academy of Music's (BAM) Harvey Theater Monday night. … Full Article

Coney Island seniors create art to rebuild from Sandy

Coney Island
Senior artists at the JASA Scheuer House of Coney Island Senior Center unveiled a new mural composed of ceramic tiles, symbolizing the reconstruction of the a community devastated by Hurricane Sandy. … Full Article

De Blasio and family lead 32nd Annual Mermaid Parade

Coney Island
Maybe we should call him Parade-Leader-in-Chief. … Full Article

Make Music NY solstice festival plays in “hot” Brooklyn music scene

Brooklyn Boro
Similar to the previous eight years, the summer solstice was marked with not only the expected increased temperatures and sunburns, but also with Make Music New York (MMNY), a music festival organized by a nonprofit that takes place during the summer and winter solstices in select cities wo … Full Article

VIDEO: The Fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Heights
The Fence was recently unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park, with 238 pictures lining 1,000 feet of the beautiful park spanning from DUMBO to Brooklyn Heights and everywhere in between. … Full Article

Bed-Stuy's Fulton Art Fair celebrates the artists of the African diaspora

Bedford-Stuyvesant
Art. Outdoors. Among Bed-Stuy brownstones. What could be better? Fulton Art Fair is an annual open-air celebration of the artists of the African diaspora that dates back to the dawn of the Civil Rights movement – and everyone's invited. … Full Article

Dancing in spring the olde way, on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade

Brooklyn Heights
Ritual “Morris” dancers descended on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade Thursday evening to celebrate the coming of the spring equinox. … Full Article

Steve De Maio hosts Opera Night at Columbus Citizens Foundation

The “opera nights” at the elegant Columbus Citizens Foundation at 8 E. 69th Street in Manhattan combining opera and food are an opera lover’s dream. It was a pleasure to be greeted by Board of Governors member Anthony Correra and his wife Maria.  … Full Article

'For Locals, by Locals’ wraps series in Crown Heights

Crown Heights
“It’s been a great season,” Avi Werde said, reflecting on the third series of ‘For Locals, by Locals,’ a weekly talent showcase in Crown Heights. … Full Article

'Skeleton Crew' author to read, discuss work in Brooklyn

Retired NYPD detective sergeant John Paolucci will join author Deborah Halber to talk about the issues surrounding unidentified human remains in the U.S. at Brooklyn's Morbid Anatomy Museum on July 8. … Full Article

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