Arts & Culture

Arthur Ave. Xmas Tree Lights Out

Saturday, November 28th, 2015

This year, it didn’t take a grinch to steal Christmas in The Bronx.

The Belmont Business Improvement District has had to forego its annual Christmas tree and tree lighting ceremony this year, after an influx in homeless panhandlers forced them to hire a full-time security guard, they said.


AudioFiles: Rituals

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Rituals make up a big part of our lives. From religious services to how we get ready in the morning, we’ll take you through some of the daily practices that make New Yorkers tick. We’ll hear how a record store — in operation since 1968 — opens with its own ritual every morning in Brooklyn. We’ll also visit a Halloween party where bike clubs from all over the country come to show off – and celebrate their love for two-wheeled vehicles. Voodoo priest and musician Neg Mawon joins us to talk about the religious and cultural traditions that have been a part of his family for generations. And Sam Saffery of the band Bird Courage joins us in the studio for a live set.

Hosted by: Jack D’Isidoro
Stories by: Gabriela Sierra Alonso, Emrys Eller, Tinashe Mushakavanhu and Ryan Wallerson

Produced by: Joseph Altobelli and Lilly Knoepp

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The North Pole in Red Hook

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Brooklyn has been the home of New York City’s own Santa’s workshop.

This month giant, glossed peppermints dried near stray Charlie Brown heads, perfectly round and bald except for a couple line-drawn squiggles of hair — the last preparations for Macy’s famous holiday window displays that were unveiled Friday at the retail giant’s Herald Square store.


Portals to Other Worlds

Sunday, November 15th, 2015

Art can bring people together. That’s the goal of Shared Studios’ “Portals” project, which uses audio-visual hookups in old shipping containers in New York to connect people around the world.

During “The Museum Imagined” show curated by Lily Wei, participants got the chance to enter the portal in Chelsea’s Danese/Corey gallery and communicate with folks in Afghanistan, Cuba, Zimbabwe, Honduras and Mexico.


“League of Legends”-Con Booms

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Artists Ousted From Harlem

Monday, November 9th, 2015

AudioFiles: Apolitical America

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

A Band’s Long Running Tradition

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Halloween Tots on Parade

Saturday, October 31st, 2015