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“Descension” by Anish Kapoor Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Under the auspices of the Public Art Fund, Indian born, London resident artist Anish Kapoor is bringing one of his typically large creations to Brooklyn Bridge Park, as Artnet News reports. “Descension” (photo: anishkapoor.com) is twenty six feet in diameter and is described in the Artnet News piece as being “made by pairing an all-natural […]

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Coming at Brooklyn Historical Society

This Tuesday evening, February 7, from 7:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present Black Voices, Black Art: Upending Convention with Kellie Jones and Kimberly Drew. Admission is $10, or $5 fOr BHS members. More information and buy tickets here. Journalist and cultural commentator John Strasbaugh will be at BHS Thursday evening, February 9 […]

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Author Bonnie Mackay at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Thursday; Silhouette Artist in Early December

Brooklyn Heights resident author Bonnie Mackay will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street, this Thursday evening, November 17, from 6:00 to 8:00, for a reception, reading, and signing of her book, Tree of Treasures. On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 2-4, renowned silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Exchange to […]

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Coming Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park

On Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 6:30, Marie Viljoen, an expert on Brooklyn’s wild plants, will lead a “Fall Foraging Tour” to discover the “indigenous edible plants of Brooklyn Bridge Park.” She will also instruct on how to prepare them for the table, and how to grow them in gardens. Tickets are $10, or $5 […]

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Photoville Opens Wednesday; Other Events at Brooklyn Bridge Park This Week

Photoville returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park this week, in a new location, under the Brooklyn Bridge. The exhibit opens on Wednesday, September 21 at 4:00 p.m., closing at 10:00 p.m. It will be open from noon to 10:00 p.m. Thursday, September 22 through Saturday, September 24, and from noon to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 25. […]

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Nantucket Lightship Hosts Marine Art Program Tomorrow

Tomorrow (Wednesday, September 14) evening at 6:00, the lightship Nantucket, docked at the north side of Pier 6 at Brooklyn Bridge Park, will be host to artist Christina Sun, New York Harbor Artist in Residence, Art Instructor at the New York City Harbor School, and author of the blog Bowsprite. Ms. Sun will speak about […]

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Glass Artist Tags Brooklyn Heights (and Beyond) With Colorful Pigeons

About two weeks ago, I made the most delightful discovery at the intersection of Henry and Orange Streets: A glass mosaic pigeon affixed to the base of a street lamp. It instantly made me smile and reminisce about how, as a teen, I would frequently spot similar treasures in downtown Manhattan; the jubilant dancing babies […]

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Coming Up at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There’s a wealth of free events at Brooklyn Bridge Park starting tomorrow (Thursday) evening and extending through the weekend. On Thursday evening, June 23, starting at 8:00, park partner BAMcinemaFest presents a screening of Sara Jordenö’s film Kiki on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1. Admission is free; there will be “curated food” for sale. […]

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Scenes and Music From Willowtown Fair

The weather forecast for Saturday afternoon was threatening, but the rain held off for the duration of this year’s Willowtown Fair. Artists were busy painting young faces and arms. Iris Cafe sold tacos and roasted corn on the cob, and kids frolicked on a bouncy castle. Video and more photos after the jump. Under overcast […]

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Silhouette Artist at Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Next Weekend

Silhouette artist Deborah O’Connor will be at the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Henry and Hicks) this coming Friday, April 15; Saturday, April 16; and Sunday, April 17, during regular store hours. Her silhouette portraits of children or pets are priced at $35 each, with duplicates available for $15 each. The silhouettes are […]

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