John E. HerzogLongtime Heights resident and financial memorabilia guru JOHN E. HERZOG will spread the enthusiasm for the Museum of American Finance’s move to Wall Street during an art lunch at the India House on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Herzog, who founded the Smithsonian-affiliate museum in 1988, will speak about the plans for its new home in the..
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Friends and supporters of POLY PREP are thrilled to mingle with the likes of Art Garfunkel, Meryl Streep and Steve Schirripa during the school’s annual September 11 Memorial Scholarship fundraiser tonight at Cipriani on 42nd Street. Though a festive event, it is also a solemn one: Poly Prep Country Day School students will be presented with scholarships..
What did you do for your summer vacation? Several Brooklyn youth have a college-essay-ready answer due to their selfless service. AZIZA CLUNIE, ROSE MALLOY, and DAVID RAPHAEL of Brooklyn joined dozens of youth from 16 states and Canada this summer for Habitat for Humanity International’s “Summer Youth Blitz.” They hung drywall, hammered nails and handed over the keys..
Wendy Hollender’s “Sacred Lotus”Courtesy of BotanicalArtists.com Brooklyn is home to much more than hydrangeas and forsythias. This weekend, BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN FLORILEGIUM SOCIETY presents PORTRAITS OF A GARDEN III, an exhibit of all new work at Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery, Saturday, September 9 through November 5. This is the fifth public exhibition by Brooklyn Botanic..
Gretchen Parlato Sunday kicks off the annual WILLIAMSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL, the nabe’s weeklong tribute to America’s greatest cultural achievement. Co-founder and trumpet player Jesse Selengut and another Williamsburg local, trombonist Rick Parker, are directing the festival, which will showcase 23 bands at seven different venues. The festival’s mission is unique: over half of the represented artists..
Image courtesy of us.macmillan.com If you are craving Latino cuisine or culture, Brooklyn writer CAROLINA GONZALEZ has created the perfect guidebook for you. She and journalist Seth Kugel wrote Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in the Five Boroughs, released this month by St. Martin’s Griffin. The 240-page guide covers everything from the food..
Jake Ehrenreich Photo courtesy of TheaterMania.com Brooklyn son JAKE EHRENREICH continues his hit musical comedy, A Jew Grows in Brooklyn, at a new theatre venue starting in October. The popular show, directed by John Huberth with musical direction by Elysa Sunshine, kicked off last March at the American Theatre of Actors and continues at its current home, Lambs..
Russell Crowe in American Gangster Photo Courtesy of DailyTelegraph.com Aussie actor RUSSELL CROWE has kept a low profile since his latest film, American Gangster, started shooting in New York this month. Crowe, director Ridley Scott and the rest of the film’s cast and crew took over Courtroom 224 at Brooklyn Supreme Court August 22. (Crowe co-stars in the..
Dr. Mehret Mandefro Who doesn’t love a party for a good cause? After two years of filming, and just back last month from a two-week shoot in Ethiopia, Park Slope-based Pureland Pictures, Inc. is offering a sneak peek at MEHRET — a new documentary and call to action about the alarming increase in the rate..
Marty Arno Former Heights video store owner MARTY ARNO looked like he was signing autographs when he was spotted outside Cranberry’s on Henry Street this summer. Turns out he was just sharing his home address with some of the many people he got to know during his 21 years in business in Brooklyn Heights. “I miss..