Did you know that April is National Poetry Month and Thursday is Poem In Your Pocket Day? The Mayor’s Office and the Brooklyn Museum did, and they have some ways to celebrate your inner laureate. Consider captivating a rapt audience on Twitter with the second annual Poetweet contest: Send your best verse with the tag #poetweet through tomorrow to be considered for publication in Metro on Thursday, aka Poem In Your Pocket Day. You can also score free admission to the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday just by bringing some poems (original or borrowed). The free admission includes entry to the Mummy Chamber, so brush up on your iambic pentameter quick to entertain those bunch of stiffs.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]