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2nd annual Dance on the Greenway ©Mark D Phillips
Red Hook

Red Hook marked the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy with a festival of site-specific dances created by five diverse choreographers whose works explored the architecture, artifacts, vistas, nooks and crannies

Gowanus Superfund Town Hall - Takeaways from a Keen Observer by Brad Vogel

On Thursday, November 16, Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez keynoted a town hall meeting on the state of the Gowanus Canal Superfund clean-up. A crowd of over 200 packed the Wyckoff Gardens Community Center for this classic civic exercise: a chance for citizens to interact directly with elected and appointed government representatives.

the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station to become Powerhouse Workshop

The Powerhouse Workshop will be a contemporary industrial fabrication center established to serve the working needs of artists in the former Brooklyn Rapid Transit Power Station on the Gowanus Canal. Site prep is underway.

John Grisham at St Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill

Author John Grisham is one of the world's best selling authors, having written 39 books from The Pelican Brief to his newest, The Rooster Bar. And he can't stop talking about how lazy he is. The event was sponsored by local independent Carroll Gardens bookseller, Books Are Magic.

Dredging and Capping Pilot Study
Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope

The large crane pulled into the Fourt Street Basin of the Gowanus Canal in late Otober 2017 and is a part of the Dredging and Capping Pilot Study to rebuild the bulkheads along the canal with metal prior to the dredging of the canal.

David Bowie is comes to Brooklyn
Park Slope, Beyond South Brooklyn

David Bowie is comes to The Brooklyn Museum for the final stop on its world tour, on view from March 2 to July 15, 2018, and will include never-before-seen objects and exclusive items only on display during the Brooklyn presentation.

Leslie Griesbach Schultz has announced that she will step down as President of BRIC
Beyond South Brooklyn

Leslie Griesbach Schultz has announced that she will step down as President of BRIC in June 2018, when the organization begins a yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary. BRIC is the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, including the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival in Prospect Park.

Gowanus Challenge

The Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club is bringing back the Gowanus Challenge on October 7, 2017, beginning at their boathouse by the Carroll Bridge in Brooklyn. Last held in 2014, the Gowanus Challenge is geared to bring awareness to the Gowanus Canal and act as a fundraiser.

Brooklyn Literary Prize
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Each year the Brooklyn Public Library, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Eagles, recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with the Brooklyn Literary Prize given in the fall. This year's shortlist includes a novel, a book-length poem, a collection of short stories, and three works of nonfiction.

Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Red Hook

The 3rd Annual Brooklyn Americana Music Festival encompasses seven stages along the spectacular waterfront from Superfine in Dumbo to Sunny’s in Red Hook, with outdoor stages in The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge, and in Brooklyn Bridge Park.