Kick off the holiday season on Friday, December 8th at 6 PM at one of Brooklyn’s oldest known houses Hendrick I. Lott House. The Lott House was built in 1720, with an expansion in 1800, making it 303 years old. What some don’t know is that New York State also recognizes itContinue Reading

Long-Awaited 2.3-Acre Park to Be Developed along the Harlem River and Feature Living Shoreline, Playground Spaces, Overlook Area, Seating/Picnic Area and Flex-Use Lawn among Other Amenities Today, New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) & NYC Parks joined city and elected officials to officially break ground on the $35 millionContinue Reading

Get ready to welcome the winter with Québec-based troupe, Ombre Folles, whose performance for ages 3 and up tells a story about the changing seasons On Dec. 1 and 2, Flushing Town Hall will host the Montreal-based puppetry and theater company, Ombre Folles, as it presents its new family performance: “Pomelo.” Without words,Continue Reading

Photo: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney Lion’s Pride Playground now features new plaza with seating, sports amenities with bleachers, and upgraded play equipment    Construction has begun on full redesign of Sankofa Park, commemorating the historic African burial ground and creating a community hub with spaces for reflection and recreation  NYC Parks BrooklynContinue Reading

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) kicks off this Holiday season with the announcement of the CMOM Holiday Gift Drive. New York City’s most vulnerable children and families visit CMOM all year long through partnerships with the Departments of Homeless Services and Correction. Afternoons are filled with artmaking, games, storytelling, family bonding,Continue Reading

Two Brooklyn-based Black owned nonprofit community arts programs, Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, which is celebrating the twenty-third year, and The Stars of New York Dance have partnered to establish The Dance and Beyond Scholarship Program. The tandem’s initiative has granted 60 scholarships of $2000 each for students ages 4 –Continue Reading

Redesign of popular Open Street brings two-way cycling route, calms traffic through intersection enhancements, provides dedicated vehicle loading zones, and will reduce traffic volumes while preserving local vehicle access Project redesigns every intersection along corridor to improve visibility and expand dedicated pedestrian space New York City Department of Transportation CommissionerContinue Reading

Photo: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney The reconstructed Callahan-Kelly Playground features new dog runs, upgraded fitness and sports equipment, an additional block of greenspace on a former street, and more  NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined Chief Public Realm Officer Ya-Ting Liu, Council Member Sandy Nurse, Department of Transportation Brooklyn Borough CommissionerContinue Reading