VIDEO: Sundays At Erv’s – A Monthly Reading Series* 12.11.16

Sundays At Erv’s Monthly Reading Series will host their last reading in 2016 this Sunday, December 11th at 6PM featuring writers, Wo Chan, Deirdre Coyle, Andrew Cothren and Christine Scanlon. Sundays at Erv’s is a monthly reading series featuring established and emerging writers of all genres.  They host some of NYC’s best literary talent on…

HAPPENINGS: A Moving Christmas Card for the Borough! The Brooklyn Nutcracker Premieres at the Brooklyn Museum, Dec 7 – 11th

The Brooklyn Ballet in Association with the Brooklyn Museum Presents The Brooklyn Nutcracker With special guest, hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, of Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo. A re-imagined holiday classic, The Brooklyn Nutcracker fuses ballet, hip-hop and a myriad of world dance genres to create a new tradition for today’s audience.  The show transforms traditional Nutcracker characters and scenes…

Greenlight Book Store launch – Island People: The Caribbean And The World @ BKLYN Commons

Last week, BKLYN Commons hosted the pre-launch celebration of Greenlight Book Store’s second location coming to 786 Flatbush Avenue in Prospect Lefferts Gardens.  In celebration of the neighborhood’s vibrant Caribbean culture and community, geographer and first-time author, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro was there in conversation with essayist and journalist Garnette Cadogan for the opening reception. The standing…

HAPPENINGS: Open Mic Night @ House of Juice Nov 19, 2016

By popular demand, the House of Juice will be hosting it’s very first Open Mic Night on Saturday, November 19th, 7pm -11pm.  The space is available for performers to learn and practice their stagecraft, try new material, debut new work, and express themselves in front of a live audience.  Singers, poets, musicians, spoken word artist, magicians, storytellers,…

COMMUNITY AT IT’S BEST: Winston Stiell is having a Pop-Up Art Sale Benefit + Fundraiser this Sunday @ Dorsey’s Art Gallery

Long time Lefferts Gardens community member and artist Winston Stiell will be having a pop-up show/benefit at Dorsey’s Art Gallery Sunday, November 20th – 2pm-6pm. Winston Stiell is a hornsmith, artist, jewelry maker and craftsperson who’s been working in Brooklyn for nearly 30 years.  He sculpts majestic wildlife, particularly birds, out of re-purposed cow horns.  When asked about his…

SHOP: Fourth Annual American Fine Craft Show @The Brooklyn Museum November 19 – 20

Shop an extraordinary selection of handmade works including ceramics, jewelry, furniture, and more by 90 of the nation’s finest craft artists at the American Fine Craft Show. Saturday November 19, 2016 Sunday November 20, 2016 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York Tickets include Museum general admission and are…

Look At BOOKS: Locating Home in Oneself in Roger Bonair-Agard’s Where Brooklyn At?

By Monica Prince | twitter Roger Bonair-Agard’s collection Where Brooklyn At? shines with its attention to detail of a life lived in transit and intersection.  This intersection expands beyond the concrete ones in Brooklyn; it moves into the intersection of race and class, nationality and ethnicity, home and home-away-from-home.  Each intersection bubbles in the varying sections…