Olanike Alabi, a candidate for the 35th District City Council seat, brings an affinity for international affairs to her interest in local issues.
Fort Greene artist and illustrator Richard Lebenson came to the nabe in 1962 to study at the Pratt Institute and never left. This summer, he showed recent oil paintings, many of local architectural subjects, at Hadas Gallery on Myrtle Avenue, and an older selection of prints at Baguetteaboudit! on Vanderbilt Avenue.
The New York Writers Coalition’s Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival takes place on Saturday, August 24. Students between the ages of 6 and 17 attended the coalition’s series of summer youth workshops in the park, practicing their writing and preparing for the festival.
We’ve got the details of a bike helmet giveaway at the Walt Whitman Houses, links to a series of photographs that show New York City then and now, plus information about a theatrical work that examines incarceration and young adults.
A local blog looks at a report about Forest City Enterprises, a Fort Greene publishing house has an event at Greenlight Bookstore, and it’s hoops, beats and beads at tomorrow’s Fab Friday event at the Putnam Triangle Plaza.
Shannon Plumb, a video artist and feature filmmaker, talks to The Nabe about “Towheads,” a film she made with her husband and two children about a middle-aged mother’s struggle to express her creative self.
Interfaith Medical Center needs financial support to remain open, Silver Process plays a live film score at Jack on Waverly Avenue, and a documentary about Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz opens at BAM. Get these updates in our morning news round-up.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio releases a plan to help Brooklyn hospitals, a local “Where’s Waldo?” contest ends with a party and an annual show of local artists stays up through tomorrow.
Construction will begin on Myrtle Plaza this fall, a proposal emerges for a soccer field inside Commodore Barry Park and the E Gallery hosts an arts and entertainment event tonight.