Four houses, dating from 1840-1883, are the original community

Four houses, dating from 1840-1883, are the original community

Williamsburg Gallery Association

Williamsburg Gallery Association aids and encourages the public presentation of local and international art in the vicinity of greater Williamsburg as an integral and necessary component of an ongoing creative dialogue. Toward this end, we promote the art venues of Williamsburg through public programs, advertising, and collaborative events that reach out to both the general public and to the visual art community citywide and beyond. Our aim is to farmers dating bring the dynamic creative activity of greater Williamsburg to the attention of the world.The Williamsburg Gallery Association was founded in 2002 with 23 original charter members. The association is comprised of gallerists, curators, artists, and community members from Williamsburg. The region continues to grow from it’s traditional hub in the area along the Williamsburg waterfront and extends north to Greenpoint and out to the environs of Bushwick- all areas served by the L train.

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Built c. 1652, the original portion of the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House is the oldest structure in New York City. Its history exemplifies the diversity of Brooklyn

Weeksville Heritage Center

Like Nayyirah Waheed, whose poem “A Genocide for Flowers” inspired the title for this exhibition, Alexandria Smith’s and Katherine Toukhy’s respective work responds to notions of multiple and developing identities.

Seemingly light-hearted with its bold colors and cartoonish aesthetics, Alexandria Smith’s paintings rely on the repetitive but fragmented representation of ribbons, shoes, pigtails and dresses to convey an uneasy feeling of almost playful games, set in liminal spaces that allude to domestic and urban environments.

Katherine Toukhy’s wall works are densely layered, hand-drawn collages that compose small and large-scale figures. These characters are built with Islamic and camouflage patterns, orientalist imagery, and evocative landscapes, as if they were growing out of their layered histories and herstories.

Where are we among the stars in the Milky Way? Do we hold a special place in the universe? The Grand Tour will answer these questions as you travel from Earth to the most distant objects in the universe, exploring planets, stars, and myriad galaxies using the 3D Digital Universe Atlas. Join Museum educators Emily Rice and Irene Pease to experience the entire observable universe and come to a cosmic understanding of where we are and how we came to be.

Gather your friends and family, grab your picnic blankets, and join the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership for family-friendly film nights this summer. The popcorn is on us.

Wednesday, July 6: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Wednesday, July 13: Star Wars Wednesday, July 20: The Incredibles Wednesday, July 27: Goonies

BAM has brought lunch-time grooves to MetroTech for more than two decades. This year’s line-up is packed with R&B, funk, gospel, soul, jazz, and wold music, coming to you live Thursdays at noon.

Thursday, Bell and Band, featuring John Leventhal Thursday, June 16: Mali Music Thursday, June 23: The Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats Thursday, June 30: George Gray Groove Coalition featuring Jazzmeia Horn Thursday, July 7: The Fatback Band Thursday, July 14: King Sunny Ade Thursday, July 21: The Hallelujah Train featuring Pastor Brady Blade, Sr., Daniel Lanois, Brian and Brady Blade Jr., and more Thursday, July 28: Ladies Sing The Blues, starring Catherine Russell, Brianna Thomas, and Charanee Wade Thursday, August 4: De Dee Bridgewater and Theo Croker

At dusk, bats leave the warm spaces under city roofs to feed on flying insects. Join Bradley Klein, Danielle Gustafson, and other members of the New York City Bat Group for a walk through Central Park. Aided by detectors that amplify the bats’ otherwise inaudible high-frequency chirps, bat-watchers monitor and catalogue the species that call the city home.

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