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February 2016

By David Finck | on February 13,2016 at 3:44PM

The People Could Fly: Royalty Without the Riches, an exhibition of quilts of Bisa Butler
Opening Reception Saturday, February 13th, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Artist Talk and Discussion: Sunday, February 14th, 2016, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Exhibition: Saturday, February 13th – March 26th, 2016

Richard Beavers Gallery
408 Marcus Garvey Blvd,  Bedford-Stuyvesant

Contact: Richard Beavers ; 347 663-8195

See quilts inspired by Virginia Hamilton’s 1985 children’s book , The People Could Fly

From the book: “They say the people could fly. Say that long ago in Africa, some of the people knew magic. And they could walk up on the air like climbin’ on a gate. And they fly like blackbirds over the fields. Black, shiny wings flappin’ against the blue up there.”
“Say the people who could fly kept their power, although they shed their wings…”

The Rejection Show: Valentine’s Day Heartbreak Haven
Sunday, February 14th, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
$12 (in advance)

622 Degraw St., Gowanus
(between 3rd and 4th Avenues)
(718) 855–3388

Brooklyn’s funniest comedians reveal stories of break-ups and heartbreak, for all those feeling a little bitter on Valentine’s Day.

Featuring laughs from Aparna Nancherla, Myq Kaplan, Matt Koff, Nick Turner, Carolyn Castiglia, Giulia Rozzi, Sam Grittner, Lane Moore, Katina Corrao, Reformed Whores, Krystyna Hutchinson, Corinne Fisher, Rachel Sklar, Brendan McGlaughlin, Selena Coppock, Catie Lazarus, Mara Wilson, The Defibulators

President’s Week
Monday – Friday, February 15th – 19th, 2016,  10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Free with Admission ($11)

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue, Crown Heights
Museum: 718-735-4400
Exhibit: 508-230-3789

A special program looking at the presidents of the United States.

The Stoop Series: We Be Darker Than Blue: An Intergenerational Sisterhood Through Artistic Activism
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7:00 p.m.

The Stoop at BRIC House
647 Fulton Street, Fort Greene
(Enter on Rockwell Place)

Experience a night of poetry with one of the most important writers of the Black Arts movement, Sonia Sanchez, Brooklyn’s own prolific poetry and slam leader Mahogany Browne, and an opening performance by queer poet, visual artist, and film director, Jess X Chen, with large-scale projections provided by the artist jetsonorama. This event will be the first unveiling of a new mural in the cafe area of BRIC House by jetsonorama and Jess X Chen, We Be Darker Than Blue, a double portrait series featuring Sonia Sanchez and Mahogany Browne that celebrates an inter-generational sisterhood of black woman poetics. After the performance, there will be a Q&A for all four artists and poets to discuss their art and activism.

Admittance is first come, first serve.
The Stoop has a limited capacity; seating is NOT guaranteed.

Rebecca Goldstein, “Why Did the Greeks Invent Philosophy?” @ Brooklyn Public Philosophers
Wednesday, February 17th, 20176 7:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Public Library
Main Branch
10 Grand Army Plaza, Crown Heights

The philosopher Karl Jaspers pointed out that all the religious traditions that still survive originated in roughly the same period, 800 to 200 B.C.E., and that this was the period that also saw the birth of Greek philosophy, as well as Greek tragedy. From the Far East of China and India and Persia and westward all around the Mediterranean there was an explosion of normative thinking–thinking about how we ought to live our lives. The Greeks offered the only secular responses to the existential challenge, despite their culture’s saturation with religious ritual. What have we to learn from their responses to the question of what makes for a life worth living?

Rebecca Goldstein has written on philosophy and philosophical fiction, including “The Mind-Body Problem,” “Betraying Spinoza,” and most recently, “Plato at the Googleplex.” She is a recipient of a MacArthur Genius grant for work that “describe[s] with wit, compassion and originality the interaction of mind and heart.” President Obama recently awarded her the National Humanities Medal “for bringing philosophy into conversation with culture.”

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.

MetroTech Commons
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.

The Abbey
536 Driggs Avenue, Williamsburg

Live Jazz Happy hour 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  With saxophonist Joey Johnson and friends _____________________________________________________________________________
Every Tuesday Night
Beer Tasting

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

Every Saturday
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

Every Sunday
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!