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Palette Unlimited & Black & White 2017

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - August 20 @ 6:00 pm
BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,
481 Van Brunt St., Door # 7, Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Palette Unlimited: Over 150 artists are exhibiting. ‘Palette Unlimited’ is a true definition of the visual identity of BWAC. Black & White 2017 : Our third national juried Black & White show presents artwork by artists from around the country. Noted juror Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator in the Department of European Paintings at the Metropolitan … Continue reading Palette Unlimited & Black & White 2017 Find out more »
8:00 am

Rush Arts Philanthropic Foundation: By My Window Have I For Scenery

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Every day until August 21, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, 99 Plymouth,
99 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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A group exhibitions of artwork by the Rush Arts Summer Session students. This year’s installation draws from the works of Rush Director of Education, Meridith McNeal, whose paintings depict vibrant land and cityscapes viewed through diversely styled, open or closed windows. Find out more »
9:00 am
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Food Drive

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Every day until September 15, 2017
Bay Ridge Jewish Center,
405 81st Street, Brooklyn, NY 11209 United States
There are over a half million Jewish New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty line.  Please help them to begin 5778, our New Year with all types of kosher canned, nonperishable, sealed or packaged food.  Do you have extra canned tuna, sardines, peanut butter, or beans or other proteins to share? Come to … Continue reading Food Drive Find out more »

Digital Profiling

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 31, 2017
Made In NY Media Center,
30 John Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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Digital Profiling explores the observed and projected self in both the digital and physical realms and subsequently invites the artist and viewer to interpret and/or project imagery as portrait. Works include visualizations that cross cultures, genders, conformity and identity. Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m – 6 p.m. Find out more »
10:00 am

Next Stop: Second Avenue Subway

August 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 »
11:00 am

Infinite Blue

August 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 »

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

August 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 »
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Historic Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
Explore New York City’s first Landmark District on a special tour co-sponsored with Brooklyn Historical Society. We will discuss the neighborhood’s agricultural roots, its emergence as the country’s first suburb, and its 20th century decline and dramatic regeneration. The tour ends at Brooklyn Historical Society and will include a behind-the-scenes tour of the building and … Continue reading Historic Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour Find out more »
12:00 pm

Until Everyone Has it Made: Jackie Robinson’s Legacy

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until June 30, 2018
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 »

Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 10, 2017
Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO,
55 Water Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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This exhibition features the work of two dozen photographers whose images crisscross the Brooklyn shoreline, from Newtown Creek to Jamaica Bay. By picturing decades of Brooklyn’s coastal scenery, including its changing industrial and postindustrial environment, the exhibition presents dramatic panoramic vistas; spectacular aerial views; glimpses of popular recreational attractions, particularly in nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park … Continue reading Shifting Perspectives: Photographs of Brooklyn’s Waterfront Find out more »

The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until July 13, 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society,
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Prospect Park has never been simply an escape from the city, but a fundamental part of it. This exhibition highlights the one hundred and fifty year social history of Brooklyn’s backyard. Featuring over one hundred artifacts and documents, it tells the story of the 585 acres of forest, field, and swamp that Frederick Law Olmsted … Continue reading The Means of a Ready Escape: Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Find out more »

Neither the other or Myself

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 20, 2017
A.I.R GALLERY,
155 Plymouth Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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The third solo exhbition at A.I.R. Gallery by alumna artist Lauren Simkin Berke and features a new body of work, a collection of large painted portraits of the artist’s mother from childhood through adulthood. The reference material used includes both photographs taken by family members, and the artist themself. Find out more »
1:00 pm
Free

In my sleep I migrate back

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 27, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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FiveMyles presents In my sleep I migrate back by artist-in-residence Roya Amigh. In my sleep I migrate back explores how imagination and memory filter resurrect the past. In recreating imagery that pieces together elements of different legends depicted in Persian miniature and the writings of Persian poets Ferdowsi, Rumi, and Hafez, the artist questions the … Continue reading In my sleep I migrate back Find out more »

Hoc Est Quod Video “This is what I see”

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until August 18, 2017
FiveMyles,
558 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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An exhibition of beads and sequin work by Nicholas Heller, who uses this traditional Haitian technique to create wall works that express strong social statements. Find out more »
2:00 pm

Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold

August 17 @ 2:00 pm
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Every day until August 24, 2017
BAM Rose Cinemas,
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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BAMcinématek presents Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold, commemorating the eclectic breadth and intimate scope of the director’s career. Schedule; Fri, Aug 4 4:15, 7pm: Something Wild Sat, Aug 5 2, 6:45pm: Married to the Mob 4:20pm: Melvin and Howard Sun, Aug 6 2pm: Philadelphia 4:45pm: Citizen’s Band Mon, Aug 7 4:30, 7:30pm: The Manchurian Candidate Tue, … Continue reading Jonathan Demme: Heart of Gold Find out more »

Sarah Hickson: Sounds Unseen: A Photographic Memoir of The Calais Sessions

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until September 24, 2017
St. Ann’s Warehouse,
29 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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Documents The Calais Session, a live music project among musicians living in the UK Shot between December 2015 and May 2016 in these migrant camps in northern France, the exhibition chronicles the evolution of this collaboration and celebrates a vital human connection forged through the common voice of music. Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 2-6pm; Sat-Sun, 11am-7pm Find out more »
3:00 pm

Ed Center Open Hours

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday and Thursday until October 10, 2017
Environmental Education Center,
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY United States
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The Ed Center is open for free, drop in hours four afternoons a week! Get to know Brooklyn Bridge Park with our 250 gallon aquarium filled with critters from the East River, a 10’ scale model of Brooklyn Bridge Park, crafts, a reading corner, and much more! In addition to Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays … Continue reading Ed Center Open Hours Find out more »
4:00 pm

Basketball Clinics

August 17 @ 4:00 pm
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Every week on Tuesday and Thursday until August 31, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2,
150 Furman St., Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
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Improve basic basketball skills with the Big and Little Skills Academy (BALSA) on Pier 2. Each clinic will include either yoga to enhance flexibility or flag football for agility training. ages 8-17 Find out more »

NY Harbor Scenes

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday and Saturday until October 28, 2017
Red Hook’s Showboat Barge,
290 Conover Street/Pier 44, Brooklyn, NY 11231 United States
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Muralist and plein air painter Bill Mensching‘s  oil paintings of high surf, crashing waves, and stately vessels will grace the barge’s walls Saturday hours : 1 – 5 p.m. Find out more »
5:00 pm

Happy Hours @ MetroTech

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Every week on Thursday until September 28, 2017
Summer Thursday evenings in Downtown Brooklyn are about to get happy! Happy Hours @ MetroTech will feature friendly ping pong tournaments in June, Double Dutch classes in July, and corn hole competitions in August. DJs will set the soundtrack for the evenings. Get a glass of wine or a beer outdoors at La Defense and … Continue reading Happy Hours @ MetroTech Find out more »
5:30 pm

Kayaking

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
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Every week on Thursday until August 26, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 2,
150 Furman St., Brooklyn , NY 11201 United States
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Glide along the water while kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at the Pier 2 floating dock! Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. All levels are welcome and no experience is necessary. Additional Rules for Kayaking: – Singles are for adults, or any kayaker with a parent/guardian present that is at … Continue reading Kayaking Find out more »
6:00 pm
Free

Live at the Archway: Big Sky Works

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Archway in DUMBO,
251 East 32 Street, Brooklyn, NY 10016 United States
Live at the Archway is free performances + pop up gallery + interactive live art in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free + all ages + rain or shine.   THIS WEEK you’re in for a treat with this unique, participatory circus experience for all ages!   ////////THE BASICS:   > Big Sky Works– 6PM … Continue reading Live at the Archway: Big Sky Works Find out more »
7:30 pm
$10-$25

Echo et Narcisse

August 17 @ 7:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday and Saturday until August 19, 2017
BMS Playhouse,
126 Felix Street, Brooklyn, NY United States
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A rarely heard Baroque gem, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s piece is based on the myth of Echo and Narcissus. His interpretation centers on the internal and external challenges that the lovers have to overcome in order to finally join in love’s union. Themes of vanity, narcissism, lust, and jealousy are explored playfully, as the wrath of … Continue reading Echo et Narcisse Find out more »
8:30 pm

Journey to the Stars

August 17 @ 8:30 pm
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Every week on Thursday until August 31, 2017
Brooklyn Bridge Park,
Pier 6, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
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On Thursday nights in July and August, members of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will set up hi-powered telescopes for stargazing sessions that are free and open to the public. Weather permitting Find out more »
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