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9/11 Diptych is twenty years of New York 9/11 history with two images by Mark D Phillips – “Satan in the Smoke” and “The Hand of God” – printed on 11″ x 14″ aluminum, made to hang floating on the wall.

Satan in the Smoke, 20 Years After

Satan in the Smoke was one of the first electronic viral images. Sent over email before social media, the image appeared in millions of inboxes across the country. My website crashed from the million hits it received. The image was vilified as fake by major news organizations, I had to […]

The groundbreaking portraits of President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama—painted by Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, respectively—go on view at the Brooklyn Museum this August in the paintings’ only Northeastern stop on their five-city tour

Presidential Portraits make Brooklyn Debut

The Obama portraits debut this summer at the Brooklyn Museum, the second stop on a nationwide tour. Opening August 27, Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama and Amy Sherald’s portrait of Mrs. Michelle Obama have inspired an unprecedented response from the public.

Japan Village (Location: 934 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232) is presenting a live music event, "Re: Open JAM at Japan Village." for 13 days: July 11th (Sun) - August 1st (Sun), 2021.

RE:OPEN JAM at Japan Village

Japan Village (Location: 934 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232) is presenting a live music event, “Re: Open JAM at Japan Village.” for 13 days: July 11th (Sun) – August 1st (Sun), 2021. The event will celebrate and support the restart of Japanese musicians who suffered from the pandemic.  

RED HOOK FEST launches the summer season

The Red Hook Fest, a waterfront favorite featuring Valentino Park and local talent, returns Friday, June 4, 2021, with 3 nights of live performances, family-friendly activities, vital resources, and much-needed celebration.

Jupiter and Saturn in conjunction with the Chapel at Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT.

Jupiter and Saturn rule the sky

Sky lovers, rejoice! This holiday season, the heavens have bestowed an extraordinary gift: the two largest planets in our solar system – Jupiter and Saturn – have come within kissing distance for the first time since the Middle Ages, forming what looks like a bright, double star. This rare and […]

40 Years of Love: The Empire Strikes Back

It is my favorite Star Wars movie and what a gift we got for the 40th Anniversary. Containing never-before-seen on-set footage and outtakes from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, the rare behind-the-scenes moments captured by the film’s documentary crew are an amazing look back for those of us who loved this movie.