News and Stories from DUMBO

Kidseclipse, SouthBrooklyn and the Great American Eclipse
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

In 1998, I launched kidseclipse.com for my trip to Aruba to witness my first Total Solar Eclipse. Fast forward to 2017 and the Great American Eclipse to take place on August 21, 2017, and I return to my childhood home to witness history.

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

Looking for summer reading? Check out the long list for the Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize. Each year the Brooklyn Public Library recognizes outstanding works of nonfiction and fiction with a prize given in the fall.

Best from Macy's 2017 Fireworks
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY FROM SOUTHBROOKYN.COM! The 41st Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks for 2017 were spectacular. We got up high in South Brooklyn and it was quite a different view.

Movies With A View begins July 6, and runs weekly on Thursdays through August 24.
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Now in its 18th year, Movies With A View attracts thousands of people each summer to Brooklyn Bridge Park and this year's series begins July 6, and runs weekly on Thursdays through August 24.

Pop-Up Pool will open for the season on Thursday, June 29, 2017
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

Make a splash beneath the breathtaking skyline at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s ultimate spot for beating the heat, the Pop-Up Pool, will open for the season on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Alan Alda and Tina Fey come together to show the importance of communication in the sciences as part of the World Science Festival in New York, making science fun in the process.

The World Science Festival announces complete programming for their 10th anniversary from May 30 to June 4, 2017
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Beyond South Brooklyn

The World Science Festival announces complete programming for their 10th anniversary from May 30 to June 4, 2017, which will bring science across the five boroughs of New York City, including the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and several amazing events centered in Brooklyn.

Descension, the Public Art Fund's installation of Anish Kapoor’s art, is a bathtub drain in Brooklyn Bridge Park on display until September 10, 2017.
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO

When you receive a press release that describes its art subject as the "most viscerally arresting installations" in the first sentence, you definitely feel like you should go see it.

The Brooklyn Historical Society is jumping on the DUMBO bandwagon opening its second location, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, on May 19, 2017
DUMBO

The Brooklyn Historical Society is jumping on the DUMBO bandwagon opening its second location, Brooklyn Historical Society DUMBO, on May 19, 2017, in the Empire Stores complex located on Water Street.

On May 4, 2017, the galleries of DUMBO celebrate FIRST THURSDAY by staying open late, hosting special events and receptions.
DUMBO

On May 4, 2017, the galleries of DUMBO celebrate FIRST THURSDAY by staying open late, hosting special events and receptions. Neighborhood restaurants and bars have specials as well.

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Horse Pull at the Middlefield Fair

When my friend Sarah Foley asked me to judge the photo contest at the Middlefield Fair, I immediately said yes. Not only did I want to see the types of photographs that would be entered, I really wanted to see the fair itself.

Summer Streets 2017

On three consecutive Saturdays in August - the 5th, 12th, and 19th - nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are opened for people to play, run, walk and bike during the tenth annual Summer Streets. In 2016, nearly 300,000 people took advantage of the open streets.