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Culture! Music, Movies, Art, Festivals, MuseumsBrooklyn arts and culture — from highbrow BAM and the Brooklyn museums to Coney Island's Mermaid Parade— add up to a rich cultural menu for residents of, and visitors to Brooklyn, New York. Across the Brooklyn Bridge, there's a world of Brooklyn theater and art galleries; bands, shows and concerts, films, parades and ethnic festivals in Brooklyn; literary readings and storytelling, and cultural listings that showcase Brooklyn and international talent in bars, cafes, and historic landmarked buildings as well as hip new venues.
  1. Movies, Theaters, Summer Outdoor Films, Film Festivals (52)
  2. African American, Afro-Caribbean, Black Culture (39)
  3. BAM (9)
  4. Brooklyn Art Venues (2)
  5. Brooklyn Botanic Garden (16)
  6. Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Concert Series (6)
  7. Coney Island, Cultural Venue (14)
  8. Enjoy Music and Concerts in Brooklyn (20)
  9. Indie Culture in Brooklyn (21)
  10. Literary Events in Brooklyn (11)
  11. Museums & Galleries in Brooklyn (14)
  12. Q&A Interviews with Brooklyn personalities (2)
  13. Special Summer Cultural Festivals in Brooklyn (6)

7 Ways to Observe Women's History Month in Brooklyn NY, From Steinem to Deneuve
A brief listing of some of the many things going on in Brooklyn, NY in observance of Women's History Month, 2011.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Learn more about BAM, Brooklyn's foremost performing arts center.

Brooklyn Film Festivals
Find information on free movie screenings and film festivals in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour — Pierrepont Place
INTRODUCTION TO PIERREPONT PLACE, BROOKLYN HEIGHTS Welcome to a brief walking tour of Pierrepont Place, one of Brooklyn's most elegant streets. Pierrepont Place was home to many of Brooklyn's 19th-century wealthy, WASPY movers and shakers. Many of Brooklyn s unique cultural institutions got their start nearby: the Brooklyn Historical...

Brooklyn Movie Theaters & Showtimes
Looking for a place to catch the latest blockbuster? Find a movie theater in your neighborhood.

Brooklyn Museums Children Love — Activites For Parents & Grandparents
Tips on family friendly outings to museums in Brooklyn.

Celebrities Born in Brooklyn
Is there fame in the water? Brooklyn's home to many a celebrity; here's a list of a few who were born in the borough.

How to Walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
How to Walk from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum
On the first Saturday of every month, the Brooklyn Museum hosts a free night of arts, culture, and entertainment. Find out more about this monthly event.

Free Brooklyn Museums and Museum Days
Soak up some culture without breaking the bank.

George Polk Award for Journalism—What Do They Have to with Brooklyn & LIU?
The nationally recognized George Polk Awards are administered by Long Island University. What is the connection between George Polk, the George Polk Awards for Journalism, and Brooklyn?

Getting From Brooklyn to Governors Island: When and Where Can One Get the Ferry?
One of the most popular outings in New York City is a trip to Governors Island, a 170-acre site oused for over 200 years for military training purposes, and long abandoned until its re-opening several years ago. It offers miles of biking and walking , interesting buildings, views of New York City, New York Harbor, the Brooklyn Bridge and more....

How Far is the Brooklyn Bridge to Brooklyns Botanic Garden—Miles & Kilometres?
How Far is the Brooklyn Bridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in Miles or Kilometres?

Brooklyn Scene: Where to Hear Readings by Brooklynites
Where can you find the "Brooklyn scene?" It's fast moving. Here are a few cultural events where you can get the pulse of Brooklyn's creative music and literary output.

Museums in Brooklyn
Information on Brooklyn's most popular museums.

Theater & Festivals in Brooklyn
Brooklyn boasts several of New York's most famous independent theaters, dedicated to staging edgy, provocative productions and high quality performances on tour from Europe and other nations. The venues include the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s Harvey Theater and the BAM Opera House, St. Ann's Warehouse, as well as BAM's Rose Cinemas, among others.

Things to Do in Brooklyn: December Holidays!
Things to Do in Brooklyn, New York: Whether you're looking for Brooklyn events, Brooklyn parades, museums in Brooklyn, or just a place in Brooklyn where you can find some peace and calm, you'll find it here. Information on Brooklyn festivals, activities, and more.

Top Picks: “Brooklyn Scene”- Where to Hear Music & Readings by Brooklyn ...
Where can you join in the "Brooklyn scene," and hear Brooklyn artists playing their own music, Brooklyn writers reading their own literature and poetry, and Brooklyn talent just doing their own thing at open mic venues?

21 Places to Play Piano Outdoors - Where To Find a Pop Up Piano in Brooklyn
Here's a list of where you can find free access to baby grand and other pianos throughout Brooklyn from mid-June through July 2nd. Its the Pop Up Piano festival, a New York City-wide free music and DIY festival in which 88 pianos, decorated and painted by artists, celebrities and community groups, are placed in public spaces. Visitors can listen...

Cool Things to Do This Week in Brooklyn
Hello, December! And farewell, 2011! There's a lot going on this month: school vacations, and Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa celebrations, not to mention New Year's Eve! This listing is a work-in-progress, please check back frequently to see what's new.

Brooklyn Museum Abandons Controversial ART IN THE STREETS Graffiti Exhibit:...
Brooklyn Museum Abandons ART IN THE STREETS Graffiti Exhibit: What Do You Think?

Live Theater and Film Festivals
Brooklyn boasts several of New York's most famous independent theaters, dedicated to staging edgy, provocative productions and high quality performances on tour from Europe and other nations. The venues include the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s Harvey Theater and the BAM Opera House, St. Ann's Warehouse, as well as BAM's Rose Cinemas, among...

Brooklyn Bridge Park, A Visitors Guide to New York's Newest Waterfront Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park, nestled on the shore across from lower Manhattan, is a cultural venue, with a lively calendar of concerts, summer outdoor movies, and more. Brooklyn's newest large public park.Many Brooklynites haven't visited yet, but should: it has spectacular views of New York Harbor, the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, lower Manhattan,...

Williamsburg Cultural Venues
Consult this list of concert venues, art galleries, performance spaces and more for ideas on contemporary culture in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Summer Outdoor Movies & Concerts in Brooklyn
Brooklyn summers rock. Take your pick of outdoor concerts and movies, most of which are free. Here's an overview of where to where to find flicks and music under the stars in Brooklyn this summer.

Revolutionary War in NY: Battle of Brooklyn Events at Green-Wood Cemetery
Attend the annual August Revolutionary War event at historic Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, from 10 am to 3 pm, to commemorate the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. You'll see re-enactments, watch an Irish parade, hear colonial era music, see people in period costumes, and more. But this isn't a corny, commercial operation: you can actually see Battle...

The Sketchbook Project at the Brooklyn Art Library
The Sketchbook Project brings together thousands of sketchbooks by artists from all over the world into an interactive art library in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Third Ward: Williamsburg Artist Collective
Third Ward is an artist collective in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Membership gets you free classes, a free bike, studio space for artists, or office space for writers and networkers.

Brooklyn Book Fair
Started in 2005, the Brooklyn Book Fair continues to grow in visibility and popularity.

Visitors Guide to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center
Closed to the public for the first two hundred years of its existence, this 300-acre shipbuilding yard is a top NYC destination for locals and NYC tourists.

70+ Famous Brooklyn Women in History: Women Celebrities, Writers, & Leaders
New York's known for its terrific, creative, famous women. So, what prominent, game-changing, high visibility women came from Brooklyn Check out this list partial list of Brooklyn's lady luminaries. They include actors, writers, singers, performers, lawyers, scientists, Olympic athletes, and national politicians. Some date back to the days of...

Literary Brooklyn: Storytelling, Slams Lectures and Literary Readings
Tons of writers, poets, journalists, storytellers and academics live all across the neighborhoods of Brooklyn. That's why Brooklyn boasts a robust calendar of readings, literary gatherings, and storytelling. Venues in Brooklyn that celebrate the written and spoken word include independent bookstores, bars, libraries, churches and other faith...

Kids at Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Japanese Hill & Pond — A NYC Family Day Trip
The Japanese Garden at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden makes for a wonderful, peaceful, and educational outing with young children. Whether you're a Brooklyn resident, a New Yorker interested in exploring the city, or tourists and visitors, don't miss the Japanese pond and garden area. It's a year-round attraction.

What's Nearby? 10 Places Near the Brooklyn Botanic Garden That Are Worth a Visit
Enjoy ten interesting destinations within walking distance or a short subway, bike, or car ride from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Here's a list of where else visitors to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens can go after seeing the cherry trees in bloom or visiting the Japanese Garden and Pond.

Can You Picnic at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens?
Can You Picnic at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens?

Who's Playing at Prospect Park's Summer Concerts? Celebrate Brooklyn! Schedule
Get a feel for what Brooklyn's really all about. One of the best places to spend any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night during a New York summer is in Prospect Park's band shell, where the Celebrate Brooklyn! series regularly draws crowds of thousands to a richly varied program of music, dance, and film. Wonder who's performing this summer?...

7 Questions for Students About War & Photography: Brooklyn Museum Show
High school and college students, and their teachers in the tri-state area should visit the Brooklyn Museum's show on war and photography, on view from November 2013 through Feb 2, 2014. It's rich in visuals, raising more questions than it answers for students of history, communications, gender studies, photography, ethics and politics. Well worth the visit, it features 400 iconic photos from around the world and covers wars from the mid 19th century through Iraq and Afghanistan.

BRIC House on Fulton Street in Brooklyn:
Welcome to BRIC House on Fulton Street in Brooklyn. The space, a vast 40,000-square-feet area in the renovated historic Strand theater, is divided into theaters, community spaces, flexible exhibition areas, classrooms and a cafe with free WiFi. Tickets are affordable. It's the perfect place to meet friends, stop for a coffee, a sort of home away from home in the middle of Brooklyn. Find out where it is, when it's open, what's happening there--and how you might enjoy it! Opened in 2013.

FAQ: Brooklyn-based Kickstarter Hacked

Brooklyn's Collectives: Living, Working, Shopping, Creative Communities
Creative communities. Collectives! Something's afoot in Brooklyn, a positively volatile mix of high rents and high ambitions, fueled by an explosion of talent. It's not Bloomsbury (or the Chelsea Hotel) yet. But the borough's popping with collectivist experiments. Find out about 8 different contemporary collectives in Brooklyn, from coop galleries for showing art, to residential collectives where musicians and others work,live and market their work together, to child care and food coops, with a nod to a few amazing historical snapshots of Brooklyn's past experiments in cooperative initiatives.

Brooklyn Projects Steal Municipal Arts Soc. Architectural Awards, 2014
Seven out of nine awards for innovative architecture were given to Brooklyn sites by the prestigious 2014 Municipal Arts Society's MASterworks Awards program.

Brooklyn Visitor Tips: How to Navigate Bushwick Open Studios Festival
Bushwick Open Studios in June is a large, sprawling three day event. If you've never been, read these tips for how best to navigate the scene. There's art, performance art, lectures, music, street events, parties and more.

Brooklyn's Best Italian Street Fair, Giglio Feast in Williamsburg
Summertime Old World Italian festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. A 2-week long fair, and procession with 125 men carrying a 5 story religious statue. Not to be missed!

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