Brooklyn Book Festival 2019 poster by Raúl Colón [https://brooklynbookfestival.org/news/2019-poster-debut/]Today is #NationalReadABookDay [https://twitter.com/search?q=%23NationalReadABookDay&src=trend_click&pt=1170015567258050560%2C1169989775677374464] and aside from curling up with a good book, there’s no better way to celebrate than to prepare for the upcoming
Brooklyn Book Festival 2019 poster by Raúl Colón [https://brooklynbookfestival.org/news/2019-poster-debut/]The 14th edition of the Brooklyn Book Festival returns in September for a full week of literary events across the city featuring Children’s Day for young readers and Festival Day with hundreds of authors and booksellers
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Yesterday, on the anniversary of Kalief Browder [/inmates-in-the-dark-and-cold-at-brooklyn-federal-prison/]’s death after being held on Rikers Island for three years, dozens of Brooklyn residents gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to let Borough President Eric Adams know how they felt about the city’s ULURP proposition to expand a jail
The 23rd annual Brooklyn Pride Week [http://brooklynpride.org] kicks off Monday, June 3, offering six days of events celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride in Brooklyn that culminate with Pride Day on Saturday, June 8. Via brooklynpride.org [http://brooklynpride.org/meet-them-at-brooklyn-pride-saturday-edition/]2019 marks the 50th anniversary
Happy Women’s History Month [https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about/]! For more than 30 years March has been the designated month to commemorate the many contributions women have made in American history. From the Office of Assembly Member Rodneyse BichotteThe national celebration began in 1981 when Congress passed a bill authorizing
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN/PARK SLOPE – Every year Brooklyn Borough Hall celebrates Black History Month by honoring leaders and “modern-day heroes” who have worked toward advancing equality and justice in the borough. Next week’s 6th Annual Black History Month Celebration will continue the tradition by honoring local educators. Join Brooklyn Borough
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is teaming up with Sadhana [https://www.sadhana.org/], International Society for Krishna Consciousness [http://iskconnyc.com/] (ISKCON NYC), NYC Commission on Human Rights [https://www1.nyc.gov/site/cchr/index.page], and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs [https://www1.nyc.
Book lovers will be thrilled next week when the 13th annual Brooklyn Book Festival [http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/](BKBF) returns with a litany of literary events across the city that lead up to the Festival Day & Literary Marketplace next Sunday (September 16) featuring more than 300 authors and 250 booksellers.
Hopefully the rain will stay away this weekend as there are lots of fun events planned for outdoors, including concerts, the Borough President’s Black VegFest, the North Slope Summer Stroll, History Day celebrating Coney Island’s immigrant heritage, and more. Check the BKLYNER Calendar [/calendar/] for more events happening
via Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric AdamsOn Sunday, August 5th, Borough President Adams will host an “International Day of Friendship” [http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/event/brooklyns-5th-annual-international-day-of-friendship/] celebration in Brooklyn, his fifth annual festival recognizing the cultures and ethnicities that make Brooklyn an unparalleled center of diversity. The day
BOERUM HILL – “The Brooklyn Book Festival is amazingly unique compared to other book festivals I’ve participated in,” author Gregory Pardlo [http://pardlo.com] remarked Wednesday evening at the annual launch of the Brooklyn Book Festival [http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org]. Addressing a crowd of approximately eighty authors, publicists, and publishers
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month [https://www.adl.org/resources/tools-and-strategies/lgbtq-pride-month] and there are lots of ways to celebrate in Brooklyn. On Monday, June 4, Brooklyn Borough President and Brooklyn Pride [http://brooklynpride.org] are hosting a LGBTQ Pride Celebration [http://events.r20.constantcontact.
BROOKLYN BOROUGH HALL – Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams held the second ULURP [http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1659/uniform-land-use-review-procedure-application] (Universal Land Use Review Procedure) public hearing for Alloy Development’s 80 Flatbush project Monday at Borough Hall. 80 Flatbush ULURP public hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall (Photo: Kadia Goba)
February is Black History Month and there are a variety of events happening all around Brooklyn to celebrate—from art exhibitions, dramatic readings, musical performances, history tours, and movie screenings. Check out our list of events across the borough and find out how you can celebrate, commemorate, and learn about
Tom Finkelpearl, co-chair of the Mayoral Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers opened the discussion (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)BOROUGH HALL – Politicians, teachers, art historians, feminists, futurists and more turned out to speak on the role of public monuments in New York City. The Mayoral Advisory Commission on City Art,
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams unveiled a banner this morning at Brooklyn Borough Hall featuring the names of all 266 Brooklyn residents who lost their lives 16 years ago during the 9/11 attacks. Unveiling the banner displaying the names of the 266 Brooklyn residents lost during
2017 Brooklyn Book Festival poster (Illustrated by Adrian Tomine, Designed by Rodrigo Corral)Book lovers will want to book it to the bevy of events lined up for this year’s edition of the Brooklyn Book Festival [http://www.brooklynbookfestival.org/], which returns September 11 through September 17. The Festival
Via The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric AdamsOn Sunday, August 6th, Borough President Adams [http://www.brooklyn-usa.org/] will host an “International Day of Friendship [http://onebrooklynfund.org/international-day-of-friendship]” celebration in Brooklyn, his fourth annual festival recognizing the hundreds of cultures and ethnicities that make Brooklyn an unparalleled center
“In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. By the early months of 2017, the women of New York continue to make so many historic strides,” NYC Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo (35th District)
Brooklyn Borough Hall rally. (Photo by Carly Miller/BKLYER)Last night, an estimated 7,000 thousand Yemeni-Americans, Muslims, and supporters peacefully rallied at Brooklyn Borough Hall to protest Trump’s “Muslim ban” and stand with Yemeni-American New Yorker whose family members are stranded overseas. Yesterday’s protest marked the culmination