By Richards Burroughs

November 7, 2014, 1:44 pm

 

First Annual New York Festival of Lights is this weekend!

First Annual New York Festival of Lights is this weekend!

FRIDAY

THE STARS OF NY DANCE

7:00PM-Kumble Theater for The Performing Arts, LIU Brooklyn

You have nothing better to do this weekend than to gather yourself and head to the Kumble Theater at LIU to check out the Stars Of NY Dance. At some point, I’m sure you’ve watched Dancing With The Stars. I know you are a fan of raising money for NYC school kids, so they can receive arts education. If neither apply to you, it’s even more of a reason to boogie on down and check out The Rev. Al Sharpton getting honored for the work that he’s done, both in local communities and on a national television stage. No politics needed for this one, ’cause children are all the best of us.

Honoring The Rev. Al Sharpton, Dancing Brooklyn power brokers and funding art education for Kids...Duh!

Honoring The Rev. Al Sharpton, Dancing Brooklyn power brokers and funding art education for Kids…Duh!

BROOKLYN NETS vs NY KNICKS

Barclays Center, Brooklyn

If you like basketball and you like when New York City teams are victorious on the court, then I know you are interested in going to the first Brooklyn Nets vs NY Knicks game of the 2014-2015 season. They are both victory challenged this season, for various reasons, but one of the teams has to be a winner on Friday night. And, as Tati Amare said, “it’s nothing like being at Barclay and hearing the crowd go…..Brooooklyn, Brooooklyn.

Somebody gotta win

Somebody gotta win

SATURDAY

FIRST ANNUAL NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF LIGHT

D.U.M.B.O

A light festival can’t be beat and especially in D.U.M.B.O (Brooklyn Trivia question: spell out that acronym), where the streets are cobblestone and the refraction will be grand. It’s a three day festival, but don’t sleep and miss it. The weather will be willing, for the most par, and the artists have created installations and new creations just for this inaugural art fest. You don’t actually need an address, you just need to get in the area to check it all out.

You light up my life

You light up my life

HOWARD HOMECOMING IN BROOKLYN

Sweet Science, 135 Graham Avenue, Billieburg

Did you go to Howard University? You like the world-famous Howard University Homecoming parties? Don’t wanna get on the road? Bang! Head to Williamsburg for a bit of I-95 South jump-off. It’s a homecoming for us all! My advice is to get there early, if the homecoming iparty in BK will be anything like the homecoming parties at the actual Howard grounds.

Better than driving...ok, not the same, but still!

Better than driving…ok, not the same, but still!

AFRIPOP

MoCaDa, 80 Hanson Place, Fort Greene

Only because MoCaDa is such a valuable institution, attending the creatively curated, fundraising events at the museum, is a fun, smart and community thing to do. The flow of the space leads to artists exhibition, but also to art patron initiation, art appreciation and wonderful people watching. A roomful of beautiful can’t be beat and especially when it’s a fundraiser that speaks to the African Diaspora. And it’s early, so you can still fit other things in later.

African Diaspora. Say it again. AFRIPOP

African Diaspora. Say it again. AFRIPOP


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About The Author

It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

It's variations on my name, but it's the same human. I'm Richard Chandler Burroughs, novelist (A Rendezvous With Destiny) and blogger (Uncontrollable Urges). Richard Burroughs as a marketing strategist, where I've serviced clients that include Sam Adams Beer, adidas, Coca-Cola and Moet & Hennesy. I'm Dick At Nite as a DJ, spinning magic from Bed-Stuy Bars to Boutique hotels and as an art curator, with a recently closed show at Rush Corridor Gallery. I'm anything you want to call me as long as you appreciate (and buy!) the work of the artists I present. Follow me on Twitter: @dickburroughs

2 Responses

  1. Shoshanna

    Would it be possible for you to send these out before the weekend events you are featuring. I received this e-mail on Saturday Nov 8th and the events on here started on Friday Nov 7th.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  2. Brooklyn Reader

    Hi Shoshana, the events are actually posted the day before (on Friday). Check the site on Fridays after 4:00pm, and you will see it. Thanks!

    Reply

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