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Brooklyn Heights Promenade is covered with candles the nights after the 9/11 attacks as smoke rises from the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan. ©Mark D Phillips
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

We will Never Forget. It's been 18 years and it feels like today.

The Rise of Skywalker and my anticipation grows!
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, DUMBO, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

In 1977, I went and saw Star Wars 19 times before it left our theater in Morganton, NC. Over the 42 years since it came out, I have watched it so many more times, I can't even count.

14th People’s Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook
Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Gowanus, Red Hook

On Saturday, August 24th from 4pm to 7pm, the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook hosts The People’s Hall of Fame Special Reception to honor 9 Waterfront Heroes of New York City with pomp and circumstance, and a reception featuring sea chanties and seafaring music from Staten Island.

This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs from over 20 institutions and museums around the world
Beyond South Brooklyn

The singular face of human evil comes to Manhattan as the Museum of Jewish Heritage presents “Auschwitz: Not Long Ago. Not Far Away." and its role in the Holocaust in graphic detail.

Patti LaBelle will open BRIC’s 41st season with a free concert on June 4, 2019, to begin the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in Park Slope.
Park Slope

Iconic GRAMMY Award-winning entertainer Patti LaBelle will open BRIC’s 41st season with a free concert on Tuesday, June 4, 2019, to begin the annual BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell in Park Slope.

A summer full of childhood memories... Comics, Disney classics and The Beatles!
Beyond South Brooklyn

It's looking like a great summer for movies. What are you looking forward to this year? Disney blew it with DUMBO but The Lion King and Aladdin look like winners. The ten picture saga of The Avengers comes to fruition in Avengers: Endgame and will Star Wars give us a better feeling than the last movie?

Rooftop Films is back in Sunset Park, celebrating and exploring film, music, and art as part of Friday Nights at IC beginning March 29, 2019, and FREE Sunset Park Kids' Cinema Club on Saturday's beginning Saturday, March 30, 2019
Red Hook, Beyond South Brooklyn

Rooftop Films is back in Sunset Park with the final FREE Sunset Park Kids' Cinema Club screening of FROZEN on Saturday, April 20, 2019!

The S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse was damaged by fire last summer. ©Mark D Phillips, markdphillips.com
Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Red Hook

Members of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, PortSide New York, and community members in Red Hook and Gowanus will hold a press conference on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, opposing demolition of the historic S.W. Bowne Grain Storehouse along the Gowanus Canal, which dates to 1886.

The Red Hook Criterium, the iconic race that popularized cycling’s fixed-gear criterium format which began on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will suspend its series in 2019.
Red Hook

The Red Hook Criterium, the iconic race that popularized cycling’s fixed-gear criterium format which began on the streets of Red Hook, Brooklyn, will suspend its series in 2019.

Brooklyn Historical Society in Brooklyn Heights presents On the (Queer) Waterfront, the first exhibition to focus explicitly on LGBTQ history of Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Heights

On the (Queer) Waterfront is the first exhibition ever to focus explicitly on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer history of Brooklyn. Join author Hugh Ryan (When Brooklyn Was Queer, St. Martin’s Press, March 2019) for the release party and opening reception on March 5, 2019 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Frank Manzi's Magical Mystery Tour at Wayne & Tonja Smith's Magical Backyard Forest in Morganton, NC. ©Mark D Phillips

There’s nothing like a magical night under the stars listening to music. When that experience includes one of my favorite artists appearing in one of my favorite places in the world, it’s at the top of my bucket list.

It all came to be with a simple Facebook post.