maplewoodstock

Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Music festivals come in all shapes, sizes, and sounds. This year's Maplewoodstock is about to explore the boundaries of just what a live audience will be able to hear. The free annual music and arts festival right of passage takes place Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9 between noon to approximately 10:00 p.m. Headliners … Continue reading Sign O’ The Times: Maplewoodstock Music Festival To Offer Sign Language Interpretation

Sacred Luminosity

Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

Not knowing much about the Pantheon of Ayervedic or Celtic goddesses, I was unsure how to approach this art show initially, but, Susan Pullman-Brooks' "Sacred Luminosity" made me a believer. Not only does she breathe life into a myriad of found objects, she captures the essence of something at once sacred and personal. Gallery AWA (61 … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Susan Pullman-Brooks’ ‘Sacred Luminosity’ At Gallery AWA

pig beach

Pig Beach Returns To ‘Gowanus Riviera’ With Barbecue, Snake Eyes, And Outdoor Moxie

If country clubs were cool and they served killer barbecue and smart drinks, then you'd join up, right? Welcome to the return of Pig Beach. While the idea of al fresco dining on the banks of the Gowanus Canal may sound a bit peculiar, the 13,000-square-foot space on Union Street has been recently renovated, and … Continue reading Pig Beach Returns To ‘Gowanus Riviera’ With Barbecue, Snake Eyes, And Outdoor Moxie

'Swell' by Francesco Simeti

Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

There is a disconnect between the description of Francesco Simeti's show, Swell, and the experience of seeing his work. The show opened at Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) on April 27 and will be on view through Sunday, May 27. The press release describes the exhibit as exploring the "human impact … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Francesco Simeti’s ‘Swell’ At Open Source Gallery

Henry Bush and the Delta Flight crew.

Surprisingly Friendly Skies: South Slope Boy Gets A Plane Ride He Won’t Forget

The violent removal of a United Airlines passenger on an overbooked flight between Chicago and Louisville last month fueled concerns over passenger rights as well as a public relations fiasco for United's chief executive Oscar Muñoz. Tensions ran high, and some even questioned whether the airline was devoid of good will. However, a seven-year-old boy from South … Continue reading Surprisingly Friendly Skies: South Slope Boy Gets A Plane Ride He Won’t Forget

sunny's bar

Drink Mint Juleps While Helping To Save Sunny’s Bar Of Red Hook

We understand that you can't make it to Churchill Downs this Saturday to watch the 143rd Kentucky Derby. We have a better idea, and it involves heading to one of the most beloved local bars in all of New York City. Sunny's Bar in Red Hook will be holding their Kentucky Derby Party this Saturday, … Continue reading Drink Mint Juleps While Helping To Save Sunny’s Bar Of Red Hook