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By Brooklyn Heights Office | on October 26,2013 at 4:47PM

Independent Film and Media Arts
Commemorating the First Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

October 25 – 29, 2013
Venues Vary Night by Night!   See Web site for details

Doors open 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Brooklyn Arts Council

 BAC's Scene: Brooklyn film series this year commemorates the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Four nights of locally made films and media art—from documentaries to dramas to more abstract creative statements—inspired by or relating to Sandy and its aftermath.


Upcycle Fest -- Electronic Recycling Day
3rd Street and Prospect Park West
Sunday, October 27th AND Monday, October 28th, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Free! And, according to the upcyclefest Web site, it nearly doubles the environmental impact of recycling, keeps devices out of landfills, and raises money for Prosect Park. 100% Data Destruction claimed!



11th Annual Halloween Party
Wednesday, October 31, 2013
2:00 p.m.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217


Hear ye! Hear ye! Come one, come all trick-or-treaters to BAM’s 11th annual Halloween extravaganza! This year’s medieval-themed party features candy giveaways and costume contests. Noblemen and women will be entertained throughout the afternoon with live music, roaming entertainers, storytellers, games, and more.

Happy Halloween, Brooklyn!


Thru November 24, 2013

The Boiler
191 North 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211
Noon to 6pm, Thursday through Sunday and by appointment
T: 718.599.2144

Jonathan Schipper’s Detritus is an ever-changing environment composed of salt, human will, and hot water bathing. This installation consists of twelve tons of salt and a mechanism suspended from the ceiling by cables. By varying the length of the four cables, the machine moves about the room where it extrudes three-dimensional, abstracted objects in salt — representations of man-made objects that we take for granted as part of our every day world. Viewers have the option of observing these objects being created from the comfort of a hot tub.


Fashion Studies

Exhibit runs thru December 12, 2013

Pratt Institute
The Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, 200 Willoughby Avenue
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 AM–5 PM; Saturday, 12–5 PM

An exhibition of garments, accessories, paintings, video, and installations by 15 fashion faculty at the school. The exhibition celebrates the Institute’s new fashion curriculum, which emphasizes conceptually rich, technically fluent modes of artistic expression. The work in Fashion Studies exemplifies this new departmental direction, and will provide the public with the opportunity to see work by those who are helping to shape the next generation of fashion designers from Pratt. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.


Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers

Through January 12, 2014, Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays  11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
NYC Transit Museum
Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
$7 for adults, $5 for children and seniors

Album cover art is one of the most iconic visual representations of twentieth century pop culture, and musicians time and again have chosen the subway to craft their image. Album Tracks: Subway Record Covers, an exhibition at the New York Transit Museum showcasing album artwork featuring the New York City subway and elevated system.


Every Monday Night

Bring Out Your Vinyl
The Saint Catherine
660 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
Hours: 7pm to 2am

There will be a turntable set up. Bring your vinyl and come see who’s got the rarest, hippest, most obscure records in the neighborhood.


Every Tuesday Night


Beer Tasting, every Tuesday night 7 PM
191 Fifth Ave., Betw. Berkeley Pl. and Union St.

Every Wednesday at 10 p.m.

The Mandingo Ambassadors

Barbès, 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.


Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza
Every Saturday & Sunday
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Brooklyn’s biggest, at the entrance to Prospect Park


Every Sunday
The Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Comedy Night at The Knit "Front Bar"
Hosted by Hannibal Burress
361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

9:00 p.m. FREE! (21+)

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!