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Nestled in an industrial enclave on the East Williamsburg/Queens border lies the sprawling outdoor event space The Brooklyn Mirage. Part of the larger complex known as Avant Gardner, The Brooklyn Mirage rises like a phoenix from the surrounding cement factory ashes. Filled with palm trees, wide open space and clean white walls, it is a welcome oasis in an area that at first glance seems to have nothing much there. The 80,000 square foot...
Oh, you're already in Chiang Mai slurping noodles or sitting on the beach in Guam at your cute New Year's yoga retreat? That's nice. That's really nice. Some of us are still in Brooklyn, and lucky for us, we're the goddamn champions at New Year's Eve celebrations. We've got two-handed shots, contortionists, bike rides, and polar dives: here are our favorite ways to banish 2016 and timidly (or torridly) welcome 2017, right here in Brooklyn. AUGUST LAURA FANCY AS F***...
With shows at the Mercury Lounge and Gramercy Theater, a residency at Pianos, opening for JD Samson and Rashaad Newsome, and as one of New Music Seminar’s 100 Artists on the Verge, Brooklyn-based musical and performance group Shirley House is on fire. Cofounded by DJ Gillian Sandman and vocalist Sam “Monce” Brady, Shirley House brings together electro-pop texture with R&B-informed vocals and, well, lots of dancing. In the spirit of ball culture, Shirley is a house,...
Pride Week is upon us, having kicked off yesterday with the Queens Pride Parade and a raucous party at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn. This week's Brooklyn Pride schedule is packed: Highlights include a flag-raising ceremony and reception at Borough Hall; a Pride 5K run; a Brooklyn Museum screening of Matthew Shepherd is a Friend of Mine; an indie music showcase at Friends and Lovers; and, finally, the Brooklyn Pride Parade, wrapping it all up on Saturday....

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