The spire of One World Trade Center lit up at night. – Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Community Events Include Free Public Fitness Classes, Return of Farmers Market and Weekly Composting Tents at Smorgasburg Campus to Welcome Arts and Culture Activities and Installations to Mark Citywide Celebrations,Continue Reading

The Schomburg Center Literary Festival: Reading the African Diaspora expands the center’s long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. On Saturday, June 18, 2022, we will reconvene our community of book lovers and their favorite authors forContinue Reading

Bloomingdale School of Music announces the 23rd annual Performathon on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11am. Performathon is a student-driven fundraising campaign that supports Bloomingdale’s scholarship fund. Students began fundraising online and in person beginning on May 8. The campaign culminates in a marathon day of live performances at the school. All areContinue Reading

Zach Blas: The Doors: Lizard Kings Featuring Video Works by Artists Zach Blas (June), Victoria Fard (July), and Scott Eaton (August) Times Square Arts, the largest public platform for contemporary performance and visual arts, is pleased to present their Midnight Moment Summer Season featuring by digital works by multidisciplinary artists Zach Blas (June),Continue Reading

Photo: NYC Parks From a reflection on the garitas of San Juan to a sea of Gowanus-inspired cartoons, free art installations are on view this spring across the city  With warmer weather and later sunsets sending more New Yorkers to their favorite parks, NYC Parks’ public art program Art in the Parks is enriching public greenspaces with free art displays in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, andContinue Reading

Dance Heginbotham (Photo Credit Jamie Kraus) Bryant Park Picnic Performances presented by Bank of America performing arts season of free, live performances continues with their Contemporary Dance series, four nights of New York City-based dance companies showcasing their work on the Bryant Park stage, curated by Tiffany Rea-Fisher. The series begins on June 8 with aContinue Reading

Photo by Amy Goosens Lower Manhattan’s Shakespeare Downtown presents a new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas fils “The Lady of the Camellias.” Adapted by Billie Andersson, “The Lady of the Camellias” combines dialogue from Dumas’ novel (considerably different from Dumas’s stage play) with text and structural concepts from the libretto of the opera “La Traviata.” The fully-realized production is performed insideContinue Reading

BookMobile National Honor Recognizes the People Shaping the Future of Libraries Librarians Rakisha Kearns-White and Robert Weinstein have been named to the 2023 Class of Movers and Shakers by Library Journal. The award recognizes librarians across the country who are moving libraries forward, providing inspiration and innovation to colleagues and patrons. “We Brooklynites have long known that are blessed with someContinue Reading