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Forged Worlds

May 17
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Every day until July 31, 2017
Manhattan Bridge,
Adams Street, Plymouth Street, and Anchorage Place – , Brooklyn, NY United States
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An outdoor photography exhibition that showcases work by seven artists whose photographic practices revolve around the physical construction of fictional landscapes. Installed on a fence beneath the Manhattan Bridge, this photo installation invites us to take a closer look and perhaps allow ourselves to be carried away — if even for a moment — in thoughts and lands so … Continue reading Forged Worlds Find out more »
Ongoing
Free

27 Years in the Alps

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - June 2 @ 8:00 pm
Tabla Rasa Gallery,
224 48th Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A series of new paintings by Peter Gergely in a solo exhibition.  The landscapes of “27 Years in the Alps” are the result of 27 years of a love affair with the Alps of northern Italy. The works, rendered in acrylic and latex, not only portray the majesty of the Alps, but draw inspiration from the earth-to-table … Continue reading 27 Years in the Alps Find out more »
10:00 am

Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 3, 2017
New York Transit Museum,
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Tracing nearly 100 years of history, the Museum’s newest exhibit explores how the Second Avenue line fits into New York’s past, present, and future transportation landscapes. Saturday & Sunday hours 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. Find out more »

School Lunchtime Concert Series

May 17 @ 10:00 am
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Every week on Wednesday until June 14, 2017
showcasing middle and high school students from throughout  our borough offering live music and performances in Columbus Park at the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall. The first show will feature a rock band from PS 217 Colonel David Marcus School in Ditmas Park, as well as a dance ensemble and steel pan band from MS 354 School … Continue reading School Lunchtime Concert Series Find out more »
11:00 am

Infinite Blue

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until November 5, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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The works of art in Infinite Blue feature blue in all its variety—a fascinating strand of visual poetry running from ancient times to the present day. In cultures dating back thousands of years, blue—the color of the skies—has often been associated with the spiritual but also signifies power, status, and beauty. The spiritual and material … Continue reading Infinite Blue Find out more »

Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 23, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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This is a ticketed exhibition. Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern takes a new look at how the renowned modernist artist proclaimed her progressive, independent lifestyle through a self-crafted public persona—including her clothing and the way she posed for the camera. The exhibition expands our understanding of O’Keeffe by focusing on her wardrobe, shown for the first … Continue reading Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern Find out more »

Alejandro Caiazza : Expressions Abstracted

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Every day until May 26, 2017
Creativebloch Gallery,
145 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Alejandro Caizza creates extraordinary pieces of art that reflect emotions, moods and anxieties. His paintings’ exquisite strokes and colors capture expressions of happiness and angst. Caiazza developed a universal language by mixing various traces, signs, figures, and colors, communicating feelings and sensations known to all. Find out more »

Sights in the City

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 17, 2017
United Photo Industries,
16 Main st. # B, Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
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During the summer of 1980, under the direction of his photographer father, Jamel Shabazz armed himself with a Canon AE1 SLR camera and began to photograph the landscape of his native New York City. Photographing in the streets put Shabazz right in the heart of all of the action; he carried his camera everywhere he … Continue reading Sights in the City Find out more »

S.B. Walker : Walden

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until June 23, 2017
Janet Borden, Inc,
91 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Walker’s photographs illustrate the way this once pristine landscape is now viewed and used.  Using a large format camera, Walker captures both the grandeur and the cotidian one hundred years after Thoreau Find out more »

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 17, 2017
Brooklyn Museum,
200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream … Continue reading We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 Find out more »
12:00 pm

Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 31, 2017
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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In the spring of 1958 a young photographer named David Attie was led through the streets of Brooklyn Heights and to the Brooklyn waterfront by an unexpected guide—33-year-old Truman Capote. The images Attie took that day were to illustrate Capote’s essay for Holiday magazine about his life in Brooklyn. Decades later, these largely unseen photographs … Continue reading Truman Capote’s Brooklyn: The Lost Photographs of David Attie Find out more »

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the professional baseball color line when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him at first base. 70 years later, on April 5, 2017, Brooklyn Historical Society is proud to open a new exhibition celebrating this seminal moment in American history. Featuring a wonderful array of archival materials, photography, programs, and … Continue reading Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy Find out more »

Keepsake

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 10, 2017
Eight of Swords Tattoo & Art Gallery,
115 Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 United States
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an exhibition of original works by resident artist Zoe Bean. Comprised of over 70 pen and ink drawings on paper, “Keepsake” is Zoe’s first solo show in over 4 years. Find out more »
1:00 pm

Sounds Unseen

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until May 28, 2017
St. Ann’s Warehouse,
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Between December 2015 and May 2016, Sarah Hickson photographed The Calais Sessions – a live music project among musicians living in the UK, the ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, and La Grande Synthe in Dunkirk. For the refugees she met, The Calais Sessions provided a welcome opportunity to tell their stories, to play and share the … Continue reading Sounds Unseen Find out more »

Historic Trolley Tour

May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday until June 28, 2017
Green-Wood Cemetery,
Main Gate-25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more. Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, … Continue reading Historic Trolley Tour Find out more »
4:00 pm
$75 includes dinner and cocktails

Guided Bus Tour: Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brooklyn Navy Yard,
63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 United States
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Bus tour begins at 4 p.m. Cocktails and dinner follow at 6:30 pm At nearby IL Porto Restaurant, 37 Washington Ave (Bus will transport us to dinner and back to cars)   Members & Guests of The Brooklyn Municipal Club are invited to attend a Guided Bus Tour of the Historical Brooklyn Navy Yard, where … Continue reading Guided Bus Tour: Historic Brooklyn Navy Yard Find out more »
6:30 pm
$10.00

Gowanus’ Triple Bypass: Change Through Art, Design, and the Environment

May 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Once an artery of commerce and industry, the Gowanus neighborhood has become emblematic of change and the forces impacting the Brooklyn experience: grassroots arts, environmental remediation, and real estate speculation. Join us for a fast-paced discussion with experts playing pivotal roles in these arenas, including Abby Subak, Jared della Valle, Owen Foote, David Briggs, and … Continue reading Gowanus’ Triple Bypass: Change Through Art, Design, and the Environment Find out more »
Free

Salsa Dance Class with Tiffany Benson

May 17 @ 6:30 pm
ARTs East New York,
534 Livonia Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207 United States
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Class will start with exercises to get you moving comfortably and confidently to Latin rhythms, transitioning into fundamental salsa footwork, called “shines.” Second half of the class will focus on fundamentals of partner work and developing social dancing skills. All levels are welcome to join. No partner needed. Come out and enjoy! ATTIRE: Loose fitting … Continue reading Salsa Dance Class with Tiffany Benson Find out more »
7:00 pm

Peak Performances

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
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Every day until May 24, 2017
BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Dr. Jacoby in West Side Story? Laura Palmer’s dad as a mutant plant monster? In celebration of the return of David Lynch’s avant-visionary soap opera, Twin Peaks, BAMcinématek revisits some of our favorite cast members’ finest roles, ranging from the iconic to the totally unexpected. The series includes:Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (Lynch, 1992), Eraserhead (Lynch, 1977), Carrie (De Palma, 1976),Backbeat (Softley, 1994), Two Moon Junction (King, … Continue reading Peak Performances Find out more »

Book Launch: Melodie Winawer : The Scribe of Siena

May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Power House Arena,
28 Adams Street, Brooklyn, 11201
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Melodie Winawer will discuss her debut novel. The book follows a time-traveling neurosurgeon from the twenty-first century who discovers love and a plot to destroy Siena in medieval Italy. Find out more »
7:30 pm
$15

Pitching Tents – Film Screening

May 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cobble Hill Cinemas,
265 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
Film screening for the coming-of-age comedy “Pitching Tents” starring Jim Norton (Inside Amy Schumer), Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire), Booboo Stewart (The Descendants) and Eric Allan Kramer (Good Luck Charlie). Find out more »
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