Meghan Dibble If you’ve ever taken the R train to Union Street in Park Slope, there’s no way you could have missed the grand old Public Bath #7 building, known now as the cultural outpost Brooklyn Lyceum. MEGHAN DIBBLE, a cast member in the Lyceum’s musical drama, “A.F.R.A.I.D.,” appeared in two of the venue’s Cabaret..
Glenn Phillips Speaking of things to do in Brooklyn, this weekend is a perfect opportunity to experience Prospect Park’s acclaimed environmental education programs. The Park’s Audubon Center (the country’s first urban Audubon Center) and the Lefferts Historic House are hosting “Fall in Love with Prospect Park” this Saturday and Sunday. Forget Pale Male—you can learn..
Photo of Nicole Kidman by Annie LeibovitzCourtesy of VogueIt’s hard to miss the work of legendary photographer ANNIE LEIBOVITZ: her Vanity Fair photo spread of the Cruise family (and what’s that baby’s name?) has set off a media maelstrom, with coverage leaping beyond the predictable celebrity glossies to the news outposts of Time and CNN.com. (And now, the..
Amity Shlaes Don’t miss Heights resident AMITY SHLAES at the Brownstone Republican Club tonight at 6:30. Kicking off the Club’s fall season, the author and columnist will give a lecture titled “The Chicken versus the Eagle: How Brooklyn Struck the Decisive Blow for Free Enterprise During the New Deal.” It is taken from her upcoming history of..
Home to our borough’s last forest and only freshwater lake, Prospect Park would not be the urban emerald it is without its dedicated volunteers. On Saturday, volunteers gathered at the Park’s Lake to participate in the annual INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY. Their work helped preserve a crucial wildlife habitat for hundreds of aquatic species. This..
Good news for those interested in joining the ranks of New York City’s bravest: THOMAS GALVIN, FDNY’s chief of training, education and curriculum development announced that the department is taking applications through Oct. 13 for its next firefighter exam. Applicants must be between the ages of 17 and a half to 29; the opportunity for the..
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..
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..