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

'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

Books Are Magic

‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

The corner of Smith and Butler Streets was packed with people. A reader sat down on the steps to peel open his newest find. It was the type of traffic that the Cobble Hill neighborhood was more than happy to boast about as Books Are Magic was already humming with page turners. Launched by owners Emma and … Continue reading ‘Books Are Magic’ Opens, And Brooklyn Immediately Embraces Newest Indie Book Haven

the people movers

With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Five years goes by fast. Creative Director Kate Ladenheim and her contemporary dance company The People Movers haven't wasted a moment of it. The company's crisp and precise aesthetic was on display earlier this month as they celebrated their fifth anniversary at The Gowanus Loft. Both elegant and earthy, the dancers and their supporters gathered … Continue reading With Precision And Sustenance, The People Movers Celebrate Their 5th Anniversary

Liinu Grönlund's 'It Could Have Been'

Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Visiting the Open Source Gallery (306 17th Street near 6th Avenue) can be disorienting the first time. Unless you've been there before, it's hard to recognize it as a gallery at all. There are no big windows or signs -- only two large wooden garage doors painted with a mural that reads: "Spread/Love." The mural is … Continue reading Exhibition Review: Liinu Grönlund: ‘It Could Have Been’ at Open Source Gallery

Kentile-Prospect Park

BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative

After a marathon 37-hour meeting which took place between the Gowanus Alliance and Prospect Park Alliance, the two organizations held a press conference this morning at The Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park to announce their surprising collaborative. Flanked by Gowanus and Park Slope residents alike, Gowanus Alliance President Paul Basile … Continue reading BREAKING: Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Will Rise Above Prospect Park In Striking Community Collaborative