Brooklyn Children’s Museum Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

      On Sunday, January 14, and Monday, January 15, Brooklyn Children’s Museum (BCM) invites families to come celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a dynamic and engaging two-day program, “Celebrate MLK at BCM.” This special event will feature interactive performances, protest marches, community art […]

From Brooklyn to the Bargello: A Retrospective of the Work of Salvatore Catalano at Nevelson Chapel Gallery

      On a recent visit to Saint Peter’s Church to visit the Nevelson Chapel, we were more than delighted to come across an eye-catching new exhibition by artist/illustrator Salvatore Catalano. Lining the walls on two-floors are hundreds of portraits ~ beautifully sketched, of people we all know and love.

Step Into The 1776 Battle of Brooklyn as Part of Battle Week at Green-Wood Cemetery

      On Sunday, August 27th, from 11am to 3pm, visitors of all ages can step back to the revolutionary era through Green-Wood’s commemoration of the Battle of Brooklyn. The battle, which was the largest of the entire war, was fought in August, 1776 on land where The Green-Wood Cemetery now stands. This year’s […]

Piera Bonerba to Unveil a 6-Foot Tall Flower Park on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights During Open Streets

      The Montague Street Business Improvement District (Montague BID) will unveil Montague Street Blooms, a 6-foot tall pop up flower park installation on Saturday, May 13 at 12pm. The pop up park created by artist Piera Bonerba, owner of Le Meraviglie Art Studio, 108 Montague Street, and artist Emanuele Simonelli, will bloom during Open Streets on Montague […]

Youth Takeover BRIC ~ An Event Showcasing Artwork & Films by Brooklyn Students

      BRIC, a leading arts and media institution, is pleased to announce the 34th annual Contemporary Art Student Exhibition, Emerging Creators, The World, Reflected In Your Eyes, an art exhibition curated by the Youth Curatorial Fellows, and Concrete Stories: BRIC’s Youth Media Festival produced by Youth Media Fellows. Youth Takeover, a reception and media event for the […]

Public Art Fund presents ‘Nicholas Galanin: In every language there is’ to unveil at Brooklyn Bridge Park in May, 2023

      On May 16, 2023, Public Art Fund will debut In every language there is Land / En cada lengua hay una Tierra, a monumental corten steel sculpture by artist Nicholas Galanin. The artist’s first public artwork in New York City, this new 30-foot tall sculpture combines references to the US/Mexico border wall and […]

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Marks the End of Ramadan Celebrating Eid al-Fitr on April 23rd

      Brooklyn Children’s Museum will host Celebrate Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, April 23, a fun-filled festival of food, music, dance, and art that will take place from 11 am to 4 pm. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting. Traditionally, people celebrate the holiday […]

NYC Parks issues Request for Expressions of Interest to Activate Anchorage Plaza, Downtown Brooklyn

      NYC Parks announced today that a Request for Expressions of Interest (“RFEI”) has been issued for the temporary and seasonal implementation of programming, amenities, events, and development at Anchorage Plaza in Downtown Brooklyn. Anchorage Plaza is surrounded by a busy and dynamic section of the Brooklyn Bridge, bound by Old Fulton, Front, York, […]

St. Ann & The Holy Trinity Church Celebrates Women’s History Month by Hosting Historian Martha Foley to Speak on The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange

      In celebration of Women’s History Month, St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church will host an in-person presentation on Sunday, March 19th at 1:00pm, welcoming Martha Foley, archivist and historian for The Brooklyn Women’s Exchange.

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates The Lesbian Herstory Archives in Brooklyn as an Individual Historic Landmark

      On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing on the proposed designation of The Lesbian Herstory Archives at 484 Fourteenth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The proposed individual landmark is culturally significant as the home since 1991 of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the […]

Inspired by Climate Week, ‘Repopulations: New Horizons’ Opens at Last Frontier in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

      REPOPULATIONS: New Horizons is the second iteration of the Climate Week-inspired exhibition series REPOPULATIONS which focuses on environmentally-themed subjects and takes place yearly during the summer and early fall months. Curated by Daniela Holban, this exhibition is part of the larger NOoSPHERE Arts’ WE ARE NATURE Series: art events that make full […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Held a Public Hearing on Melrose Parkside Historic District in Brooklyn as a Historic Landmark

      On Tuesday, October 18, 2022, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a public hearing on the proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. The proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District is a remarkably cohesive and intact group of 38 single- and two-family row houses located on Parkside Avenue between […]

Summer Streets 2022 Returns with Extended Car-Free Park Avenue from Brooklyn Bridge to East Harlem!

      NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July […]

Fred Wilson: Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds in Columbus Park, Brooklyn

      On June 28th, More Art unveiled Mind Forged Manacles/Manacle Forged Minds, Fred Wilson’s first ever large-scale public sculpture, opening at the plaza in Columbus Park, Brooklyn on Tuesday June 28, 2022 and closing a year later, in June 2023. The installation features a 10-foot-tall sculpture, composed of layers of decorative ironwork, fencing […]

NYC Parks Cuts the Ribbon on a New Cafe’ at McCarren Park, Brooklyn

      NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue today joined the operators of the new McCarren ParkHouse, Aaron Broudo and Belvy Klein, and community members to cut the ribbon on the new café at McCarren Park in Brooklyn. “We are thrilled to herald the start of the summer season, while continuing New York City’s ongoing […]

Birdhouses ‘For the Birds’ at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

      For the Birds is a multidisciplinary exhibition and program series inspired by the Garden’s resident birds, as well as “For the Birds: The Birdsong Project,” a multialbum set of original recordings celebrating birds by 200-plus artists, compiled by Randall Poster. Through both scientific and artistic lenses, For the Birds explores the connections […]

Statue Paying Tribute to Playwright & Activist Lorraine Hansberry Leaving Times Square for The Schomburg Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park

      Artist Alison Saar unveiled her sculpture honoring activist, playwright and journalist Lorraine Hansberry, entitled To Sit Awhile, in Times Square. This was a fitting place for the first of three pop-up locations for this monument in the New York area, since Hansberry ~ author of ‘A Raisin in the Sun‘ ~ was […]

Public Art Fund Unveils ‘Black Atlantic’, Along Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Waterfront

        Today, Public Art Fund unveiled a group exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park, co-curated by artist Hugh Hayden and Public Art Fund Adjunct Curator Daniel S. Palmer. This is the first time in his career that Hayden will take on the dual role of artist and co-curator. Titled Black Atlantic, the exhibition brings […]

Villa Albertine Announces an in-person ‘Films on the Green in Brooklyn and Manhattan Parks in 2022

      Villa Albertine today announced the return of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in partnership with Face Foundation and NYC Parks. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen”, spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to nine different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June […]

Google Arts & Culture Launches “Mali Magic” with Brooklyn Public Library

      Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is proud to announce that it is the exclusive North American partner of Google Arts & Culture’s Mali Magic project, which highlights the enduring legacy of Mali and the quest to preserve it. Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with community leaders and local and international organizations-including […]

NYC Parks and DOT Announce Completion of Conceptual Plans for Greenways in Brooklyn and Queens

    NYC Parks and DOT today announced the completion of two conceptual planning studies for greenways in Brooklyn and Queens. TheDestination: Greenways! studies identified gaps in the existing greenway routes and ways to improve and transform key greenspaces into both a destination and a thoroughfare to increase access. The study outlined opportunities for investments […]

‘Jen Lewin: The Pool’ Transforms the Brooklyn Creative Complex in Industry City

      The Collision Project—Industry City’s campus-wide arts initiative hosting emerging and established contemporary artists across disciplines and mediums—has announced the arrival of two new works to its campus: The Pool, a large-scale interactive installation by artist Jen Lewin, and an untitled set of five permanent sculptures by CHIAOZZA. These works add to more […]

Kris Rumman: Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown ~ at Urban Glass, Brooklyn

      Till Human Voices Wake Us, And We Drown, a solo exhibition of work by  Palestinian-American interdisciplinary artist Kris Rumman, will be on view at UrbanGlass from January 19 – April 8, 2022. Curated  by Zeljka Himbele, the exhibition inaugurates UrbanGlass’ Curator-at-Large program, which will give an invited curator the opportunity to develop innovative concepts and public […]

Brooklyn Public Library in Partnership with The Lenape Center presents the Exhibition ‘Lenapehoking’

      Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and The Lenape Center announced today Lenapehoking, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition in New York featuring masterworks by Lenape artists past and present. The new exhibition, opening January 20 and on view through April 30 at Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, includes never-before-seen beaded bandolier bags from the […]

The Art Students League + ChaShaMa presents ‘Searchlight’ at One Brooklyn Bridge Park

       The Art Students League’s Exhibition Outreach program presents its first student exhibition of 2022, in partnership with ChaShaMa and featuring 25 artists exploring themes of mystery, magic, and light. Titled Searchlight, the exhibition is organized by guest Curator Samuel Rowlett, a League alumnus, and is on view at One Brooklyn Bridge Park […]

The Obama Portraits Seven-City Tour unveiled at The Brooklyn Museum of Art in August, 2021

      Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Obama Portraits will travel across the U.S. from June 2021 through October 2022, reaching millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings. The much anticipated portraits will be arriving at The Brooklyn Museum of Art this August […]

Claudia Wieser & Public Art Fund will unveil 5 Sculptures entitled ‘Rehearsal’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park in July

      On July 29, Public Art Fund will unveil Rehearsal, Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser’s public art debut. Featuring five distinct large-scale geometric sculptures clad with hand-painted glazed tiles, panels featuring photographs of New York City and Roman and Greek antiquities, and mirror polished stainless steel, Rehearsal will create an immersive experience for park goers […]

Artwork on Racial Justice to be Projected onto Brooklyn Public Library, June 21st

      Pitroda Art will present its final public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, the annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The 14 artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will […]

Brooklyn Public Library Launches ‘Whispering Libraries’ ~ an Outdoor Audio Experience Across the Borough

      Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) today launched Whispering Libraries, a curated, audio experience taking place outdoors at 10 library branches and across Brooklyn. Designed to share art and culture throughout the streets of Brooklyn, Whispering Libraries invites the public to listen to curated playlists of music, poetry, oral histories, podcast excerpts, spoken literature, […]

Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma arrives on The Plaza @300 Ashland, Brooklyn

      At this time of great hardship and loss, Breathing Pavilion by Ekene Ijeoma offers a public space for communal meditation, self-reflection, and interconnectedness. Breathing Pavilion comprises a 30-foot circle of 20 illuminated inflatable columns. These columns slowly modulate in brightness to illustrate a deep breathing technique designed to bring calm. Sit or […]

Gillie and Marc unveil Ruth Bader Ginsburg Bronze in Brooklyn as part of Statues for Equality

      A bronze statue of the late United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg created by the sculpture artists Gillie and Marc will be unveiled in Brooklyn. the sculpture will be a permanent installation at the City Point development in Brooklyn, and was unveiled on March 12, 2021.

Brooklyn’s Domino Park unveils the Light Installation, Reflect

      The five-acre Domino Park, located along the East River in Williamsburg, unveiled a multi-sensory light installation entitled, Reflect by Brooklyn artist Jen Lewin. Spanning 2,400 square feet, the sculpture consists of three concentric rings, each made up of interactive platforms that respond to visitors’ steps, triggering splashes of light that create an ever-changing […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Voted to Designate Angel Guardian Home in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn as an Individual Landmark

      On Tuesday, November 10, 2020, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) voted to designate the main building of the Angel Guardian Home as an Individual Landmark. The enthusiastic vote registered 16 in favor with zero opposition, along with 71 letters in favor. This architecturally distinctive building serves as a reminder […]

Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!

      (August 17, 2020—New York, NY)—Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. As made even more clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces and transportation […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated 227 Duffield Street, Brooklyn as a NYC Landmark + NYC Purchases the Historic House

      On February 2, 2021, the New York City Landmark Preservation Commission voted to designate 227 Duffield Street (aka Abolitionist Place), Brooklyn, a New York City Landmark, with a vote of 11 in favor and 0 against. Shortly after designation, New York City purchased the house. Signs were posted with permits for stabilization […]

Antony Gormley: New York Clearing at Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park

      Antony Gormley: New York Clearing (2020) was unveiled at Pier 3, Brooklyn Bridge Park as part of the international public art project, CONNECT, BTS, introducing the pioneering global project from Korea connecting five cities and twenty-two artists, each contributing their own unique philosophy and imagination.

‘JR: Chronicles’ arriving at Brooklyn Museum in October 2019

      The Brooklyn Museum will open its Great Hall to a soaring multimedia installation tracing French artist, JR’s career from his early documentation of graffiti artists as a teenager in Paris, to his large-scale architectural interventions in cities worldwide, to his more recent digitally collaged murals that create collective portraits of diverse publics.