TO LENORE ARONS, BREAST CANCER IS NOT just about women, but men too, and it is a personal issue. In the middle of her own treatment she has selflessly put her time and energy into orchestrating a grand-scale fundraising event for the second year. On sequential nights through June, 25 Brooklyn restaurants — almost all..
Month: May 2008
NOT ONLY IS THE GOWANUS CANAL an unusual inner city waterway, it attracts some unusual fans and supporters. Though some European countries have cultivated canals as very practical transport arteries, not since the Erie Canal has New York City paid more attention to a man-made waterway. The Gowanus has again become a focal point because..
JOSEPH BENNETT DREW HIS FIRST short animated film, “The Church,” for a class at the School of Visual Arts last year. Inspiration for the film originated in the soundtrack, a recording he found on the Internet of a Southern Baptist preacher with an “intriguing” voice. The clip reminded him of attending church in Georgia as..
BROWSING THE ART ON MAC PREMO’S flash web site is a bit like a trip to an old-time amusement park. His art is a little dark, convoluted and quite captivating. This spring, the in-house design team at Brooklyn Academy of Music recruited the multimedia Brooklyn artist to help design an announcement for the upcoming Sundance..
WHEN THE BAY RIDGE COLONIAL CLUB met for lunch last week their speaker was one of the new members, Heather Hamilton. With an alliterative name and a vital new role in the community, Heather has taken over a business that was owned and operated for decades by one of the most powerful politicians in the..
THE DIRECTORS OF PARKER’S BOX ART GALLERY IN WILLIAMSBURG, ALUN WILLIAMS, HELIANTHE BOURDEAUX-MAURIN and gallery manager CéLINE EMAS JAROUSSEAU, wanted to give thanks to the borough that has nurtured and encouraged the gallery since it opened in 2000. Last Friday, the exhibition “From Brooklyn with Love” opened to that effect. The show features work by..
KAREN JEMMOTT understands that some creativity is required when helping teens absorb information about health and safety. For the last three years, as director of physician outreach at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, she has organized youth conferences to “bring the physicians to the youth” instead of waiting for teens to seek help. In addition to..
CANADIAN TRANSPLANT DAVID EUSTACE is in touch with the Gowanus Canal — more in touch than most Brooklynites ever will be — and it keeps pulling him closer. The artist has lived in Brooklyn for eight years, previously on Fourth Avenue, then Third Avenue, and now near the intersection of Smith and 9 streets. “I..
CARROL GARDEN RESIDENT LISA M. CIRANDO and Brooklyn Heights resident JEANNE KANE ZAYKOWSKI, as event co-chairs, invite you to the Center for Family Life 2008 Annual Awards on May 14. The evening will celebrate 25 years of the Center’s “Life Lines” Community Arts Project in Sunset Park, which provides free after-school arts activities such as..
PARK SLOPE RESIDENT JESSE ADELMAN, who has served as Prospect Park Alliance director of new media for nearly a year, was the catalyst behind the park’s more engaging and attractive new web site that launched in April. Following the requests of hundreds of poll-takers for an interactive online map, the Alliance collaborated with Raven Creative,..