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Upcoming Events

  • July 12 - Aug 30: Movies With a View
  • Aug 10 - 16: Women at Work: Radical Creativity
  • Aug 18: Third Annual Pizza Eating Contest
  • Urban Bees
    Aug 23: Urban Bees - Mead, Rooftop Farms and an Environmental Crucible
  • Drake live at Barclays Center
    Aug 30 - Sept 1: Drake – Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour
  • JUN 8 - FEB 3: M.C. ESCHER

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NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County

NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County is hosting a Pediatric Health Fair on Friday, August 24, from 10am to 2pm. This free event is open to the public!

Join us connect with and serve the Brooklyn Community to promote health and wellness. Families with children of all ages are invited to attend.

This event will provide our families and children with practical, hands-on opportunities for learning. There’ll be health information and resources for immunizations, physicals, dental check-ups, health eating, plus vision and hearing tests. See you there!


Book Release: She Begat This

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor

Celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking debut album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), with the release of award-winning author Joan Morgan’s new book She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which examines the artist’s musical and cultural legacy. Come early, at 6 pm, for a book-signing with Morgan and a listening session including the album and videos it inspired.

Morgan is joined by fellow hip-hop journalism pioneers for a conversation on the iconic album, including image activist Michaela Angela Davis, feminist writer and editor Kierna Mayo, consultant and Native Son founder Emil Wilbekin, and scholar and transmedia film producer Dr. Yaba Blay. Artist Alex Asher Daniel closes with a DJ set honoring Lauryn Hill in our glass Rubin Pavilion, on the 1st floor.

Tickets are $16 and include Museum admission; $35 including a copy of the book. Member tickets are 10% off. To receive the Member code, email [email protected] with your full name and Membership ID. Not a Member? Join today!

To request accommodations such as assistive listening devices and ASL interpretation, email us at [email protected].

Image caption and credit: Cover of She Begat This: 20 Years of the Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (2018), by Joan Morgan. (Photo: Courtesy of Simon and Schuster)

Breastfeeding Fiesta

Breastfeeding Fiesta for expectant mothers, new mothers and anyone seeking information.


Your borough in pictures

  • Photos: Community Celebrates Crown Heights Diversity with Festival and New Mural
  • The Panamanian delegation.
    Photos: 'The United Nations of Brooklyn' - BP Adams Hosts 5th Annual Day of International Friendship
  • Curlfest 2018, natural hair, kinky hair, nappy hair, good hair, African hair, Curlygirl
    Photos: Curlygirls Take Over Prospect Park
  • Photos: BP Adams Leads Stroller March Against Trump's Family Separation Policy
  • Healthfirst Health & Wellness Expo
    Photos: Healthfirst's Annual Health and Wellness Expo Returns to Brownsville
  • Video: See City Council Speaker Corey Johnson Dance with Pride at Brooklyn Pride Parade
  • The kids broke their new shoes right in with fun morning activities.
    Photos: Ready, Steady, Go! Brownsville Kids Gear up for Brooklyn Half Marathon with Free, New Running Shoes
  • Group shot with volunteers and Ken Daly, COO, National Grid US Electric; Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams; Brooklyn Nets Legend Albert King.
    Volunteers Got Their Hands Dirty to Beautify Fort Greene Park for Earth Day!
  • Underhill Walls Project, Jeff Beler, murals, street art, Prospect Heights
    Street Art Takes Over the Walls of Underhill Ave in Prospect Heights
  • Healthfirst, Women's History Month, trailblazing women, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Lin Tan, Jacqueline Contreras , FDNY Deputy Chief Tonya Boyd,
    Photos: Healthfirst Honors Women Trailblazers at Third Annual Women’s History Month Awards Celebration
  • Women's History Month, six centenarians, NYC Health + Hospitals, Angela Cooper, Eslyn Simpson, Margaret Alcindor, Caroline Binns, Carolyn Burton, Rebecca Gilmore, Enid Peterkin, Lucille Watson, 100 year old brooklynites
    Photos: Six Centenarians Celebrate 100 Years of Life at McKinney Nursing Center in East Flatbush
  • Gun laws, March For Our Lives, Black Lives Matter, BK Reader, March, NYC march, Brooklyn, 2nd Amendment
    Photos: BK Reader Asks Brooklynites, Why Did You Join the March for Our Lives?
  • National Black Writers Conference, Medgar Evers College, black literature, Gathering at the Waters: Healing, Legacy and Activism in Black Literature, Sonia Sanchez, Gloria J. Browne Marshall, Bakari Kitwana, Wallace Ford, Michael Simanga, Greg Carr, Evie Shockley, Black Arts movement, M.W. Bennett
    Photos: Black Literature Lovers Gather at the National Black Writers Conference
  • Bed-Stuy Beauty Collective, Madam C.J. Walker, Madam C.J. Walker Leadership Awards, Beauty, Brooklyn, Beauty Industry, BID, Bed-Stuy Gateway Business Improvement District, Bed-Stuy BID
    Photos: Bed-Stuy's Madam C.J. Walker Awards Celebrate Beauty Entrepreneurs of Color
  • acc mascots, BK Reader, Brownsville, Brownsville students, ACC Mascots dance-off, ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Brownsville Ascend Charter School
    Photos: ACC Mascots Have Dance-Off with Brownsville Youth
  • Black history, BK Reader, Senator Jesse Hamilton, Senator Marisol Alcantara, Medgar Evers College Prep, W. E. B. DuBois High School, Bertha Lewis, Kalief Browder Foundation,  Black Institute, school to prison pipeline, Medgar Evers College, Akeem Browder, Kalief Browder, Black Minds Matter rally, Mercedes Liriano Clark, Malcolm Xavier Combs, Lay the Guns Down Foundation, No Guns Smoke
    Photos: Black Minds Matter Rally in Support of Black History Education
  • These products and brand names have Brooklyn roots.
    Photos: 'The Business of Brooklyn' Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Bklyn Businesses
  • Brooklyn Community Foundation, Cecilia Clarke, Spark Prize 2018, Cave Canem Foundation, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, Exalt Youth, GRIOT Circle, Red Hook Initiative, Brooklyn Philanthropy, Brooklyn NonProfits
    Photos: Brooklyn NonProfits Celebrated for Their Commitment to Racial Equity and Social Justice in the Borough
  • Photos: In Times Square, NYC's Immigrant and Haitian Communities Were Here for it!
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jelani Cobb, BAM, Brooklyn Academy of Music, tribute, Kirsten Gillibrand, Laurie Cumbo, Chuck Schumer, Corey Johnson, Eric Adams, Katy Clark, Martha Redbone, Brooklyn Interdenominational Choir
    Photos: Brooklyn's 32nd Annual Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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