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jUNE 2016

By David Finck | on June 11,2016 at 4:57PM

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Spring Show

Saturdays and Sundays 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. ‘til June 12, 2016.



499 Van Brunt Street, Red Hook

(718) 596-2506


BWAC’s 24th-annual show includes the exhibitions "Roode Hoek," with works from more than 200 artists of Red Hook’s Dutch past leading up its multicultural present; “Wide Open 7,” a national juried show with 120 pieces in all media; and “Recycle,” juried by Harriet Taub of NYC’s Materials for the Arts, which has introduced many visitors to the new re-use genre.




Salome on the Rocks

Friday – Monday, June 10-13, 2016, 8:00 p.m.



Brooklyn Stage Company

Waterfront Museum

290 Conover Street, Red Hook



Brooklyn Stage Company and actor/director Robert Francis Cole present this modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s tragedy of King Herod’s stepdaughter, updated to the current socio-political scene.



Just Blaze and Friends

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.



Red Hook Park

155 Bay Street at Clinton Street, Red Hook


The hip hop producer performs with special guests as part of the Summerstage series.



The Tempest

Wednesdays – Sundays, 7:30 p.m. through June 26, 2016



Smith Street Stage at Carroll Park

Smith Street between President and Carroll Streets, Carroll Gardens


Smith Street Stage presents Shakespeare classic story of love, magic, and revenge, all set on a mysterious enchanted island.



Dead End – Don’t Let me Down π=3.14… continues

Yoshiko Chuma and The School of Hard Knocks

Tuesday – Thursday, June 14 – 16, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

$20 ($15 in advance)



509 Atlantic Avenue, Boerum Hill



Roulette presents three nights of innovative performance from avant-garde dancer Yoshiko Chuma and performance collective The School of Hard Knocks. “Dead End – Don’t Let me Down π=3.14… continues” uses dance and musical improvisation to relay the true story of Faati, a refugee smuggled from Damascus to Berlin. Under the artistic direction of Chuma and featuring fifteen dancers, musicians, and artists, the world premiere of this production explore the physical and psychological experience in the Middle East. “Dead End – Don’t Let me Down π=3.14… continues” will be framed by video and photo documentation and installations by visual artists.




Tues, Wed., and Friday – Sunday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Thursday, 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. through August 7, 2016

$16 (FREE Thursday, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.)


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights



This exhibit explores the legacy and continued use of power and politically engaged art, through more than 50 contemporary projects and artwork from five moments of historical urgency, in mediums ranging from photography, film, banners, songs, to web platforms.



Steve West: This Place Has a Story

Friday – Sunday, June 18 through July 17, 2016, 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

ARTIST RECEPTION Friday, June 17, 2016, 6:00 – 9;00 P.M.


Anthony Philip Fine Art

56 Bogart Street, Bushwick




The work of Brooklyn-based artist Steve West is a sort of archeological accounting of a city in constant flux. His keen observations of the details that make up something like a metropolis—the unearthed cobblestones, the broken concrete, the street art that is created and then removed, and again—all serve to describe a place and the forces at work there. DUMBO has served as his home for many years, and he has documented its transformation from geographic "other," to the gateway of a new Brooklyn, and finally to homogeneity driven by gentrification and speculation. West's current body of work, begun in 2014, seeks out the still-living character of this neighborhood hiding in the loam. It is there, in the chain link fences surrounding work sites, and here, in the graffiti half-covered by permits and advertisements. It is where a pile of broken concrete and rebar stands as testament to what once was, and as a signpost for what will be.


The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Friday, June 17, from 6-9PM and will continue during regular business hours through July 17.



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



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!




Every Sunday (Through November 20th)

Down to Earth Farmers Market

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


The Old Stone House

Fourth Street and Fifth Avenue, Park slope


Every Sunday, the Down to Earth Farmers Market sets up at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. Located at 4th Street and 5th Avenue, the market runs from 10am-5pm until December 18th. Many great vendors sell fresh local produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and other specialty food items. Check out the website, where you can sign up for weekly email newsletters to find out which vendors will be at the market each week.