Melissa Reardon It’s not often that you hear the phrase “it’s all about the viola,” but that is how WANDA FLECK described this weekend’s concert presented by BROOKLYN FRIENDS OF CHAMBER MUSIC (BFCM). Co-founder of the 19-year-old organization, Fleck explained to the Eagle, “The viola is not a prominent instrument — it’s a supporting instrument,” she said…
Month: October 2006
KATHY MALONE, the coordinator of the Brooklyn Indie Market, reports that last weekend’s Design Fair in Cobble Hill Park was a big success. (Who knew that Cobble Hill was getting a reputation as Brooklyn’s Fashion District?) The outdoor, one-day event featured original designs in apparel, handbags, jewelry, home goods and more from 20 local, emerging..
Risa Young Congratulations to RISA YOUNG, who this week was named the new executive director of Brooklyn Kindergarten Society (BKS). Young has more than 23 years of experience in education and community services. Most recently she was director of Early Childhood Services for Lutheran Medical Center’s division of community-based services in Brooklyn. BKS’s Board President MAUD..
KATE HEIBERG, the new Development and Communications Associate at the Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS), announces that BHS will be kicking off its 2006-2007 season on Nov. 1. The free event, from 6-8 p.m., will feature the opening of the exhibit Public Perspectives, the first in a series that will showcase the work of community-based organizations..
Tuesday night, the theatre at MOMA was full for the screening of Park Slope director JIM MCKAY’s new film, ANGEL RODRIGUEZ. McKay was shooting an episode of “Big Love” in L.A. and couldn’t attend, but the film’s co-screenwriter, HANNAH WEYER, (and also McKay’s wife) welcomed the crowd. Heights resident and HBO’s director of media relations..
Arthur Aulisi (right) as Nosferatu breathes down the neck of Paul Daily as Harker during a dress rehearsal for the Rabbit Hole Ensemble’s production of Nosferatu. Photo by Dennis W. Ho If you want to get especially spooked this HALLOWEEN season, consider heading to Grand Army Plaza this weekend or next. Edward Elefterion, director of the Brooklyn-based..
Sopranos star JOSEPH GANNASCOLI was back on home turf in Bay Ridge Monday night. The Merchants of Third Avenue Association gave the former Third Avenue restaurateur special recognition at the group’s annual Pioneers of Third Avenue Champagne Cocktail Reception. Reception honorees included DONNA HAZAZ, MIKE BROCKING, ELLEN HEANEY and CHRISTINE HEANEY. Civic Service Awards went to HARRIET..
Food was also serious business at the 10th annual BROOKLYN EATS at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge earlier this month, where droves descended to sample some of the borough’s established as well as up-and-coming culinary delights. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman of the Board Daniel E. Holt and President Kenneth Adams presented the..
On to another one of Brooklyn’s serious businesses: art. It’s not too late to catch DAVID VIGON’s solo exhibit at Fillmore Atlantic Gallery, on Atlantic between Smith and Hoyt Streets. Curated by Brooklynite Leon Nicholas Kalas, the exhibit features representational oils, which the artist creates in his East Williamsburg studio. This weekend marks the 10th..
Should you find yourself in Manhattan this weekend, there are, as usual, plenty of Brooklyn artists to keep you company. For example, DUMBO-based Amy Talluto has a show of oil paintings at P.S. 122 on the Lower East Side through Nov. 5, and Boerum Hill’s Chris Piazza has a mixed media exhibit at Tria Gallery..