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Upcoming Events

  • Jan 15 - Feb 22: The Game Of Jewish Life
  • Black Superheroes, BK Reader, BAM, BAMcinématek, Blaxploitation, Brown Girl Begins, Nalo Hopkinson, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Sun Ra, Kirikou and the Sorceress, Yeelen, Cleopatra Jones, Foxy Brown, Shaft, Abar: The First Black Superman, Will Smith, Men In Black, Wesley Snipes, Blade, Aaliyah, Queen of he Damned, Forest Whitaker, Ghost Dog, Michael Jai White, Spawn, Halle Berry, Catwoman, Black Dynamite, Melvin Van Peebles, Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song
    Feb 2 - Feb 18: Fight the Power: Black Superheroes on Film
  • Mar 13: Junot Diaz Presents 'Islandborn'
  • Vodka Pickles Festival, Eastern European Culture, BK Reader, Grand Prospect Hall, Prosspekt, vodka drinks, pickles, Prosspect, Pasha Newmer, Belarussian music, gypsy pop, Oleg Bachorav, Eastern European fine art
    MAR 13: Vodka and Pickles Festival
  • Joe Rogan, comedy, BK Reader, Kings Theatre, stand up comedy, Flatbush, Brooklyn
    Apr 6: Joe Rogan at Kings Theatre
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard, Tour, BLDG 92, Brooklyn Tours

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Pre-K for All Enrollment Session

Hosted by the Department of Education, Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Eastern Parkway Library.

Learn what parents of children born in 2014 need to know about enrolling in free, full day, high quality pre-K for the 2018 – 2019 school year. The session will help parents understand the enrollment process and ask any questions they may have. Space is limited, please RSVP.

Red Light Special A Night Of Urban Burlesque™ “Masquerade Ball”

Art Of Legohn, LLC presents

Red Light Special A Night Of Urban Burlesque™
“Masquerade Ball”

Produced and directed by Yaminah Legohn

This event will feature a live DJ, DJ Yanks (Caribb Vibes Show on, a vibrant host, Shernita Anderson (Everyday People, BLOC) and guest music performance by Victor Daze.

When: Friday, February 9th

Location: Gold Sounds
44 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Time: 10:30pm doors open
12:00am show starts

Tickets: $12 online (click link below)


$15 cash at the door

Live DJ, burlesque show, art exhibit, cocktails, music performance, entertainment and sexiness!

Promo video…

About the event

Red Light Special A Night Of Urban BurlesqueTM takes the audience on a journey of a woman’s expression of self love, sexuality, and confidence in her body while simultaneously seducing them one dance at a time. The burlesque movements are fused with a variety of other dance styles including Contemporary, Dancehall, African, and Jazz.

This eventful night is also filled with genres of music ranging from Trip Hop, RnB, Reggae, Dancehall, Afrobeat, to Alternative and more played by our live DJ!

You’ll experience a riveting show with good music, an art exhibit, good cocktails, and good company.

The show first debuted in January 2016 at the Brooklyn Wineyard and brought in a packed house, followed by full productions at Gold Sounds Bar.

This season (5) of Red Light Special A Night Of Urban BurlesqueTM represents the month of love, leading to Valentine’s day. The theme is, “Masquerade Ball.”

We are keeping the mystery a mystery and the sexy even sexier.

Senior Valentine’s Day Brunch

Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo, Assemblyman Walter T. Mosley in conjunction with Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Senator Velmanette Montgomery are inviting you to Valentine’s Day Brunch. RSVP required.


Your borough in pictures

  • 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.
  • Cheryl Todmann, Malik Yoba, Stars of New York Dance, 2018, Kumble Theatre, dance competition, Aletha Maybank, Patricia Robinson, Jesse Hamilton, Michael DeLorenzo, Letitia James, James O'Neill, Carla Hall, Jefferey V. Noble, Stacey Cummings, Lu-Shawn Thompson, Errol Louis, Daniel Chisolm, Kevin Hunte, Jude M. Perry, Keon Washington, Chanel DaSilva, Calvin Booker
    Two Local Stars Rise as Winners of Annual Dance Competition and Fundraiser for the Arts
  • She's Gotta Have it, Tonya Lee, Spike Lee, Netflix, party, premier, red carpet
    [PHOTOS] 'She's Gotta Have It' Red Carpet Premier at BAM
  • Photos: The 2017 NYC Marathon
  • Kings County Hospital, Halloween, BK Reader, Marsha Page, Marsha Page makeup artist
    Emmy-Nominated Makeup Artist Brought 'Boo-tiful' Halloween Fun to Kings County Hospital
  • Photos: First Annual 'Eat Greene' Street Fair in Fort Greene
  • Fall Fashion Event, Indigo Style Vintage, Peace+Riot, Mary's Hands Jewelry, BK Reader
    Photos: Fall Fashion Event on Tompkins Ave
  • West Indian Day Parade, Brooklyn, Labor Day Parade, 2017, 50th Anniversary, Caribbean culture, Eastern Parkway, Crown Heights, BK Reader, Dante Bowen
    Photos: West Indian American Day Parade 2017, 'Pon de Road...'
  • Afropunk 2017, photos, BK Reader
    Photos: Pretty Punks
  • TAMA Summerfest 2017, Tompkins Avenue Merchant Association, Bridge Street Development Corporation, BK Reader, Bed Stuy,
    Photos: TAMA Summerfest 2017 - Summer Fun in Bed Stuy
  • Photos: Good Times with Local Wines, Beers and Food at Tap+Cork 2017
  • Photos: Moshood Creations Celebrates 23rd Anniversary with Fashion Show
  • foster care youths, youth empowerment, Melody JoAnne Centeno, Foster Care Unplugged, Jermaine Smith, HeartShare St. Vincent Service
    Empowering Foster Care Youth Through Creative Design at 2nd Annual Slay Fashion Show
  • BK Reader, Curlfest 2017, Curlygirl Collective, Shae Moisture, Prospect Park, natural hair, natural beauty
    Photos: Curlfest 2017 Brings out Brooklyn's Best... How Nature Intended
  • BK Reader, Bed Stuy Art Walk, Sanctuary Spaces, Shavon Wilkins, Amit Sahu, Velda Simone, Born to Cry, art tours
    Bed Stuy's Sanctuary Spaces Hosts Art Walk
  • SD-Power19, New York State Senate Proclamations, BK Reader, community empowerment, unsung heroes, NYPD Explorers, Senator Roxanne Persaud, Senate District 19, NY State Senate,
    Photos: 19 'Unsung Heroes' of Brooklyn Honored with NY State Senate Proclamations
  • NYC Parks Department, Nieuw Amersfort Park Association, Kevin S. Parker, Jumaane Williams, silent disco, East Flatbush, BK Reader, Friends of Amersfort Park
    Photos: Residents Groove to Silent Disco in East Flatbush
  • Photos: The Community Honors 'Baba Chuck'
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