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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Weekend Art Events: November 16-18 (Brain Freeze, The Wizard of Oz, Jack White &...

It's the weekend before Thanksgiving! In the spirit of giving during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, there are two "Empty Bowls" events happening this Saturday in which local ceramic artists create and sell bowls...

Celebrate Diwali At Brooklyn Borough Hall & Park Slope YMCA

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Sadhana, International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON NYC), NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs to host a...

Brooklyn Chamber to Hold L-Train Event Tomorrow Morning

WILLIAMSBURG - Tomorrow, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce will co-host an event geared towards informing the local business community in North Brooklyn about the upcoming L train shutdown. While few could have avoided the news...

Benefit To Support Brooklyn Greenway Initiative – Thursday, Nov. 15

WILLIAMSBURG - The 6th annual Greenway + Industry benefit will take place on  Thursday, November 15 to welcome the organization's new Executive Director, raise funds for the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI), and push for...

Leonard Library Celebrates 75th Anniversary of ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’

WILLIAMSBURG - To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Betty Smith's A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Public Library's Leonard branch will be designated a literary landmark in honor of the classic coming-of-age novel. Published in...

Registration is Open for the 2019 Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge

CONEY ISLAND - The weather has finally turned cold in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one icy cold tradition in the forecast—the Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge! Registration is now open for the 2019...

Katra Film Festival Sidebar Edition: Showcasing Work By Underrepresented Communities

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN - Several years ago, when the novelty of streaming videos and movies made "Netflix and chill" the ascendant option for socializing, filmmaker Geoffrey Guerrero decided to kick back against the zeitgeist. "I...

The Lives Of Brooklyn Cat Rescuers – A New Documentary

BROOKLYN - There are over 500,000 cats living in NYC, with the majority of them calling Brooklyn their home. "It's a total uphill battle. If every cat has six kittens and every kitten has six...

Veterans Day Parade & Reminders

The annual Veterans Day Parade will be held on Sunday, November 11, at 11 am - in Madison Square Park. The parade goes north on Fifth Avenue, from 26th to 46th Street. This year...

Midwood Target Opens on Sunday, 11/11

MIDWOOD - This coming Sunday, Nov. 11 at 8:00 am, Brooklyn's latest Target will open doors to the neighborhood. Located just off Kings Highway at 1712 East 14th St, you can't miss its bright signs when...

Giving Back: Neighbors Help Fight Hunger At Two Empty Bowls Events Next Week

BED-STUY/BAY RIDGE -  When Harvest Henderson joined the nonprofit ceramics studio, Artshack in Bed-Stuy, two years ago, she had in mind for the community studio take part in the grassroots fundraising event Empty Bowls....

Weekend Art Events: November 9-11 (Red Hook Open Studios, The TIDE Film Fest &...

Red Hook artists and makers are opening their doors to visitors this weekend while the Fall edition of The Other Art Fair takes place in Greenpoint. The TIDE Film Festival debuts on Friday and...

Two Film Festivals Focus On Diversity

DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN/DUMBO/FORT GREENE - Making its debut this weekend is The TIDE Film Festival, dedicated to films written, directed, and produced by filmmakers of color to "celebrate storytelling that represents a minority voice in Hollywood." Presented by...

Is Your Small Business ADA Compliant? Info Session This Friday

PARK SLOPE - Small business owners uncertain about the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations or whether their storefronts are fully accessible should attend an ADA Compliance Info Session this Friday, November 9, at the Park...

Fight For Ownership In ‘Little Pakistan’ Continues — This Time Over A Beloved Mosque

MIDWOOD - An ivory colored structure stands sandwiched between two typical brick-colored three-story buildings between Avenue H and Glenwood Road on Coney Island Avenue. Though the stores next to it have closed and new...