Collector’s Night 2015
December 2, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$10, $5 for BHS and Green-Wood members
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn Hts
The City Reliquary Museum is proud to present its annual Collector’s Night, a celebration of unique ephemera and those who curate it. Every year, collectors with a passion for amassing the unusual gather to present their objects and the fascinating stories behind them.
The first part of the event presents the Treasures in the Trash collection of Nelson Molina, retired DSNY worker. The second part of the event features…you! All collectors will give a brief show-&-tell of their displays.
See site for more details.
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
December 5 @ 3:00 p.m.
$44 - $89
1027 Flatbush Avenue, Flatbush
Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas tree, and super-sized Matrushka dolls! The annual tour includes approximately 100 performances in cities from San Juan to Calgary, and from New York to California, traveling with two simultaneously touring companies of forty dancers each.
Upon its inception in 1929, the Loew’s Kings Theatre was one of the most exquisite theatres in the nation. Originally designed by architectural masters Rapp & Rapp with interior design by Harold W. Rambusch, the theatre was truly an ornate spectacle for the masses. As one of the five original “Loew’s Wonder Theatres,” the Kings was originally ordained a movie and live performance theatre of epic proportion. Today, in an authentic restoration of the original 1929 design, original plaster and painting schemes have been restored, vintage carpet and seating have been recreated and historic lighting fixtures have been renovated and re-installed. The restoration of this former movie palace marks the rebirth of an historic venue, and its transformation into a state-of-the-art live performances theatre.
FlipBooKit Show Brooklyn
December 5, 2015- January 3, 2016
82 Bond St., Boerum hill
The FlipBooKit Show is coming back to Brooklyn! It's a fun interactive art show with works from over 40 artists.
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5th 6-9pm.
Alas, the Nymphs
John Jahnke/Hotel Savant
Wednesday-Saturday, December 9-12, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Richard B. Fisher Building
321 Ashland Place, Fort Greene
The ancient Greek myth of Hylas—about an Argonaut presumed to have been abducted by water nymphs—is resuscitated by theatrical auteur John Jahnke and New York-based company Hotel Savant as a bacchic parade of fragmented poetry, psychosexual intrigue, and dance-theater-cum-art-installation. With music by Austrian electronic composer Fennesz, Alas, The Nymphs is a lurid meditation on eros and power, submerging contemporary consciousness in mythic guilts and desires.
Part of BAM’s 2015 Next Wave Festival
An exhibition of work by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists
Every day through December 20, 2015; 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
558 St. John’s Place, Crown Heights
Curated by Rachel Nackman
This exhibition of drawings and works made of or on paper by 59 members of the American Abstract Artists explores the circular form in abstract drawing. The circle plays an important role in numerous fields of study and creative practice, from mathematics and astronomy to Zen Buddhism to art-making. Endless, Entire illuminates AAA members’ diverse relationships with this universal form.
Panel discussion: Sunday, Dec. 6th, 4pm
Read a Review of Brownstone Agents
Brownstone Real Estate
Licensed Real Estate Broker
372 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Posted 7/16/2015 by John H.
I found these guys on yelp about a year ago, and boy did they ever deliver.
My wife and I were looking for agents to list our co-op in Kensington, and we happened upon Arny Cohen. He and Robert Bryan came by to check out the place and immediately struck us as honest, hardworking guys with lots of personality. Our cat also approved, so we decided to give them the listing.
We got an above asking, all cash offer about two weeks in and were ready to close. Robert, being the scrupulous and well informed gentleman that he is, caught that we hadn't owned it long enough to avoid paying capital gains tax, so dissuaded us from the deal, instead encouraging us to wait. In this type of market it is VERY rare to have anyone remotely involved in your deal not pushing you to close as quick as you can - I'm sure it was difficult for Robert and Arny to walk away from a sure thing, but they did have our best interests at heart.
We relisted with them with the intention of buying another place. They quickly got another (much higher) all cash offer that unfortunately didn't pan out, but that didn't stop them from tirelessly showing us open houses in the far corners of Brooklyn every single weekend of the past cold winter. Sure enough, another offer came in that they negotiated up close to asking from a lowball initial offer and we got into contract. We closed yesterday. Thank you, Robert Bryan and Arny Cohen for working so hard for us and having a good time while doing it, too. We really appreciate it!
John, Mir, Zelda and Timber
Brooklyn Sewers: What’s Up Down There?
Wednesdays-Sunday, Noon – 6:00 p.m. Through May 29, 2016
$10 Museum Admission
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights
Brooklyn Historical Society’s exhibition tells the story of the creation of one of Brooklyn’s oldest and most extensive infrastructure projects: its sewer system. This exhibition tells the story of the creation of the Brooklyn sewer system through a historical look at four corners of Kings County: Flatlands, Bushwick, Coney Island and Fort Greene. Visitors are invited to look beneath the surface into the problems, challenges, and issues that each of these neighborhoods faced in the creation of the sewer system, and the factors that made an integrated municipal system for sewerage an absolute necessity.
The exhibition was curated by a team of teen curators who participated in BHS’s free afterschool museum studies program known as Exhibition Laboratory, or Ex Lab.
The Truth is I See You
Hank Willis Thomas
in collaboration with Ryan Alexiev
Now through June 3, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Between Jay Street and Flatbush Avenue at Myrtle Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
Brooklyn is one of the most diversely populated areas in the world, bringing together cultures from all corners of the globe. The Truth Is I See You is part of an ongoing series by Brooklyn-based artist Hank Willis Thomas that explores the nature of truth and understanding across cultures. Using the phrases of a poem written in collaboration with artist Ryan Alexiev, the core of the exhibition is a new series of comic book-inspired speech balloon signs that feature universal statements about truth in twenty-two of the many languages spoken in Brooklyn. Installed along the MetroTech Promenade, each sign features an English translation of the phrase and is accompanied by a pronunciation guide. Thomas arrived at these translations by working with an extended network of friends to communicate the essence of each English statement, as opposed to a direct translation.
Within the Commons, the speech balloon is repeated in new sculptural works: two benches of rolled steel create circular spaces for contemplation, while a large-scale steel tree has branches that seem to grow into thought bubbles. Together these works invite us to approach our different perspectives on truth with a new sense of understanding.
Jazz at the Abbey
Every Thursday Evening starting at 6:00 p.m.
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg
Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St. Park Slope
Beer Tasting! 'Nough said.
Every Wednesday Night
The Mandingo Ambassadors
Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.
376 Ninth St., (at 6th Avenue) Park Slope
Mamady Kouyate is a pioneer of the Guinean musical movement known as Authenticité. He played in various bands - his own band, Les Ambassadeurs du Mandingue, being one of them - but is probably best known as the guitarist in the classic Bembeya Jazz National. Kouyate, who now lives in NY, has reformed the Mandingo Ambassadors, updating the sound of his youth, but keeping it very close to the standard of Authenticité. The new All-Star band includes Mamady "Djelike" Kouyate, guitar, leader; Bebe Camara, vocal; Eudy Fernandez, trumpet; Oran Etkin, tenor sax, clarinet; Sylvain Leroux, flute, Fula flute, alto sax; Sam Dickey, guitar; Nick Cudahy, bass; Andy Algire, drums; Foluso Mimy, percussion.
Union St. Film Series
Every third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Spoke the Hub
748 Union St., Park Slope
The Union St. Film Series screens independent short, feature, experimental, documentary, dance, comedic and narrative films. Every 3rd Tuesday of the month @ 7:00pm
Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park
Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211, Williamsburg
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
Every Sunday night in the Front Bar of Knitting Factory Brooklyn, Hannibal Buress hosts: Comedy at The Knitting Factory with special guests each week. Past performances have included unannounced sets from Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Louis CK, & more!