Browsing: Art & Music

Art & Music The Other Fifth Ave Graphic
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Calling all artists! The Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District, which covers the area between Dean and 18th Streets, announced a contest on Wednesday that will award the winning designer of the BID’s new logo $5,000. Here’s what they’re looking for: A new logo that reflects the Park Slope Fifth Avenue area — a
Art & Music Blue Lightning.jpg
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It’s not often we get to spend the afternoon with an actual garage band, especially one whose members are ages nine to eleven, but the kids of Blue Lightning are quickly making a name for themselves around Brooklyn, and after a much talked about PS 295 Brooklyn Boogie Brunch performance, we wanted to learn a
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South Slope musicians Rob Farren and Colin Behram from the band Isle of Rhodes have been rocking stages around the country since 2012. They released their latest album in February of this year, and have a big concert coming up at The Rock Shop on April 12. We sat down with Rob to learn a bit
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Heads up, South Slope. The CBS drama Elementary, starring Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, returns to the neighborhood on Friday, March 28, from 7am to midnight. If your car is parked on either side of 13th Street (between 3rd and 4th Avenues), either side of 3rd Avenue (between 12th and 13th Streets), either side of 4th
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Three cheers are in order for our neighbors at PS 295 (330 18th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues). The school announced on Tuesday that they are the recipients of an anonymous donation that guarantees $47,000 per year (for the next three years). The money will be used to fund in-class music instruction for grades K-5,
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Get ready to rock! Registration for Make Music New York, the free outdoor festival that gives artists an opportunity to take their music to the streets, sidewalks, stoops, plazas, cemeteries, parks, and gardens of NYC, is now open. The eighth annual event will take place on  Saturday, June 21, from 10am-10pm, and everyone from high school bands
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Calling all artisans! The Fifth Annual Green-Woodstock, a fantastic family day filled with arts and crafts, music, and fun that benefits Greenwood Playground (near the F/G Ft Hamilton Pkwy subway stop), is scheduled for Sunday, May 4th, from 9am to 5pm, and organizers are on the lookout for vendors. Vendor spaces are $30, and if you
Art & Music sketch Lina Hsiao
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A new exhibition by artist Lina Hsiao opens at Freddy’s (627 5th Avenue, between 17th and 18th Streets) on Saturday, March 15, with a reception beginning at 9pm. “What may come across as vulgarity,” writes Donald O’Finn on the Freddy’s art blog, ”is actually a reminder of the untamable human natures inside each of us that
Art & Music skull beneath the skin Featured
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Ready for a night at the theatre? 440 Gallery (440 6th Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets) presents The Skull Beneath The Skin, on Saturday, March 15. The story, which takes place in 1895, explores Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery of the x-ray, and stars Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum and Cotton Wright. Admission is free, and shows run at 5:30pm and 7pm. For more
Art & Music Open Source
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Photo of Open Source Gallery by abroderick388. Snap any neighborhood photos lately? Share them with us! Add them to our Flickr group, tag them #southslope on Instagram, or email them to us at editor@southslopenews.com, and we’ll post them on the blog. Looking for a way to keep up with the site all week? Sign up for our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, and Twitter.
Art & Music happy mamas
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Ready to get Happy? The Joyful Mommas sure were when they met up at Harmony Playground on Thursday, and let loose to the Pharrell Williams song Happy. Inspired by the initial release of Happy’s video, which featured 24 hours of people dancing to the tune around Los Angeles, videographer The Geoff Man has spent the last several weeks shooting people getting Happy across
Art & Music south brooklyn shakespeare
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If musical theatre isn’t your thing, consider tossing your hat into the ring for a role in South Brooklyn Shakespeare’s production of Romeo and Juliet. Founded in 2013 by South owners Paul Molnar and Dee Byrd-Molnar, South Brooklyn Shakespeare brings the works of the Bard hyperlocal by inviting neighbors to a one-night-only theatrical performance on 5th
Art & Music Frozen Prospect Park
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We’ll be rooting for Park Slope neighbors Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez this Sunday, when Let It Go, the song they wrote for the animated movie Frozen, is up for an Oscar for Best Song. They recently went out to Prospect Park with the New York Times to discuss how the park was a big inspiration. “We would sometimes ask Disney
Art & Music Rent
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Dreaming of the spotlight? The Gallery Players (199 14th Street, between 4th and 5th Avenues) is holding open auditions for Rent, March 6 from 7:30pm to 10pm, and March 8 from 12pm to 4pm. Callbacks will take place on March 9. Both equity and non-equity actors are invited to audition. Just prepare 16 bars of rock
Art & Music 440 Gallery Sign
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Artist Ellen Chuse will introduce her fourth exhibition, Finding the Root, at 440 Gallery on Thursday, February 27. The paintings, charcoal, and chalk drawings span 30 years of her career, and “reflect her engagement with nature and landscape in ways both abstract and representational but always personal.” In addition to an opening reception, scheduled for
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