Good morning, Fort Greene and Clinton Hill.
Be prepared for a rainy weekend, locals. The National Weather Service is predicting showers until at least Sunday morning, so pack the coat or umbrella if you’re planning to take mom out for her special day. What are you doing for Mother’s Day? Tell us in the comments.
- Starting Monday, be mindful of what subway line you take at night. On May 12, the MTA’s FASTRACK program returns to the G line in Brooklyn, which means G service will be suspended between 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. until Friday morning, May 16. Free shuttle buses and F trains will provide alternate service.
- The Brooklyn Navy Yard welcomed magazine editors and celebrities for Dior’s presentation of its resort 2015 collection this week – and it went a lot smoother than when Alexander Wang held his show there during New York Fashion Week. Dior even had Bureau Betak construct an entire floor – one 16.4 feet north of the ground floor, which was accessible via multiple staircases and put guests at window level with views of the city skyline. Across from the windows, a 29.5-foot-high mirrored wall reflected the floor of thousands of LED lights, across which floated projections of 23 patterned Dior scarves. You can check out photos from the event on Racked NY.
- On Saturday, “Emerging Public Spaces” invites Brooklynites to consider how public space can become more playful, unscripted, flexible and fun. It’s an outdoor construction workshop – located in Albee Square – in which participants will build a colorful pop-up pavilion. After the project, there will be a conversation on how city-dwellers use and define public space. The event, hosted by the Van Alen Institute and Public Workshop, begins at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Register online to attend.