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Video Installation at FiveMyles Gallery Channels the Pain and Love of the Haitian LGBTQ Community

The mix-media video projection by Maksaens Denis presents a counterpoint to the negativity often directed at members of the LGBTQ community, focusing on love instead. Haitian LGBTQ artist Maksaens Denis presents Love Is Not a Crime, an arresting audio-visual installation, in partnership with the Haitian Cultural Exchange at FiveMyles Gallery.  On view now through June […]

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BRIC Announces 2018 ‘Celebrate Brooklyn!’ Lineup with Common, Aimee Mann, Branford Marsalis and More!

BRIC Arts Media’s Celebrate Brooklyn!, one of New York City’s longest-running, free, outdoor performing arts festivals, returns with a hot, hot, hot lineup from June 5 to August 11. The programming, reflective of Brooklyn’s diversity, will feature 31 performances, a mix of music, film, dance and multimedia works, complemented by food, local artisans and vendors at […]

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The City of Dreams Has One New Brooklyn Artist Still Dreaming

An ad designer by training and an artist by default, Laure-Anne Carré ’s vintage illustrations are quirky, fun tributes to popular icons like Oprah and Merry Streep, and a celebration of local foods and sights. Inspired by love, coupled with a longing for community, the French native and new-Brooklynite had an interesting journey that after […]

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Video: Let’s Bike, Bed-Stuy!

Dozens of wheels were in motion this past Saturday at Marcy Playground, as Bed-Stuy residents celebrated the expansion of 26 new Citi Bike stations in the neighborhood. The event, “Bed-Stuy Bikes” was a Family Fun Day initiative spearheaded by Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation and Citi Bike, part of a larger Restoration campaign dubbed #FreshMovesBKNY, which promotes small steps toward […]

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The Shakedown Dance Collective: When Fun and Performance get a ‘Platform’

Check out behind-the-scenes footage of The Shakedown Dance Collective during a rehearsal for their upcoming performance at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn Heights. The annual project at the museum is called, “Platform,” and the performance will take place April 1, 2015, at 6:30pm, featuring a series of routines by dancers, singers, storytellers and artists providing their interpretation of straphanger […]