News and Stories from Park Slope

John Turturro lends his support to Green-Wood and is honored with the DeWitt Clinton Award for Excellence during the Green-Wood Historic Fund Gala on September 16. ©Mark D Phillips
Park Slope

As Green-Wood reinvents itself from its primary service as a cemetery, last night's Green-Wood Historic Fund Gala brought out just how much the location has evolved.

On Wednesday, September 16, Green-Wood presents the 2015 De Witt Clinton Award for Excellence to Malcolm MacKay and John Turturro. The emcee for the evening will be author and radio host, Kurt Andersen.
Park Slope

Each September, the Green-Wood Historic Fund presents its De Witt Clinton Award for Excellence in the arts, literature, preservation and historic research.

From August 22 to 30, 2015,  a week of events and activities commemorating the 238th anniversary of America's drive for independence as BATTLE WEEK returns to historic sites around Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Park Slope, Beyond South Brooklyn

From August 22 to 30, 2015,  a week of events and activities commemorating the 238th anniversary of America's drive for independence as BATTLE WEEK returns to historic sites around Brooklyn.

Akim Funk Buddha's Urban Tea Ceremony at Sakura Matsuri in Brooklyn ©Mark D Phillips
Park Slope

UPDATED: Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) cherry blossom festival, Sakura Matsuri—popularly considered New York City’s rite of spring and the largest annual event in a U.S.

Starting this weekend, Lakeside roller skating season is officially open at the Lefrak Center in Prospect Park.
Park Slope

Starting this weekend just in time for Easter and Passover, Lakeside roller skating season is officially open at the Lefrak Center in Prospect Park.

Brooklyn Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction team up to present screenwriter Morgan Gendel, author of the Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “The Inner Light" on April 21 at 7pm.
Park Slope

Brooklyn Public Library and the Museum of Science Fiction team up to present screenwriter Morgan Gendel, author of the Hugo Award-winning episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, “The Inner Light" on April 21 at 7pm

This year's CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015, “Where Jazz Lives,” runs from April 17 thru May 17, 2015 with locations throughout Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Beyond South Brooklyn

This year's CENTRAL BROOKLYN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2015, “Where Jazz Lives,” runs from April 17 thru May 17, 2015.

Kristin Andreassen celebrates the release of her new album ‘Gondolier’ with the release of a new music video for the song "Lookout" filmed in Red Hook, Brooklyn.
Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

I'm not really sure when folk music became such a hot scene in Brooklyn. My connection with folk music began a long, long time ago in the mountains of North Carolina.

BRIC announces its Opening Night Gala to kick off the 37th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival including a free concert by Chaka Khan.
Park Slope

BRIC announces its Opening Night Gala to kick off the 37th season of the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival.

Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time draws inspiration from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection
Park Slope, Beyond South Brooklyn

Exploring ideas of femininity, empowerment, and multiplicity, Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time draws inspiration from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection, including representations of the goddess Kali, to cre

Pages

Beyond Brooklyn

Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler Hamilton are interred in Trinity Church cemetery in lower Manhattan

When we walked into Trinity Church Wall Street and asked the greeter at the door, "Where do  we find Alexander Hamilton's grave?", he immediately replied, "You know we have Angelica as well!"