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Smorgasburg is getting a more centrally located Brooklyn home: Starting Sunday, August 30, Smorgasburg Brooklyn Bridge Park will move to Prospect Park's Breeze Hill, accessible from the Lincoln Road entrance, near the B/Q Parkside Avenue subway stop. The move, made in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance, will bring all the staple-favorites and novelty vendors (and by this we refer specifically to Ramen Burgers, of course) to what Sue Donoghue, President of Prospect Park Alliance, calls...
Brooklyn Bridge Park, the 1.3-mile long waterfront green space that borders Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo, has faced a few setbacks in recent months, including lawsuits, endless neighbor complaints, and the delayed re-opening of the fancy Squibb Park Bridge. But despite these travails, Brooklyn Bridge Park continues to grow. In August, two new sections will open, bringing fresh lawns, flower gardens, education centers, and a new dog run to the riverfront, the New York Times reports. At the...
If you're on the fence about what to do this weekend, by all means, remove yourself and go check out a literal fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park. For the fourth year running, the same people who organize Photoville are producing The Fence--a long, winding photography exhibition that sees the rambling chain-linked fence at Brooklyn Bridge park draped with the work of over forty photographers.  The event is all about showcasing photographers whose work directly embodies notions of "community." To...
When Batala NYC first starts playing—seventy women moving as one group, following the hand signals of one conductor, and beating five different types of (mostly big) drums—people need a moment to collect their jaws from the floor. What is going on? Who are these women? Who is their caped conductor? In addition to the booming drumbeats, there's also a sense of power and energy in the air—mixed in with some lighthearted fun. The women...

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