The coronation is nearly upon us. Scores of well-coiffed New York gals had their chance, the deadline was extended, and now only 11 remain, waiting eagerly on the door-step of borough royalty. All this dramatic to-do here is for the third annual Miss Brooklyn Scholarship Pageant, happening this Sunday, Mar. 28. The day includes all you’d expect from any such affair: the contestants on-stage, showing off their talent, intellect, fashion and class; and then an evening after-party to meet and greet the new queen. Which one of these will it be? Tickets are still available to come and see at Brooklyn College’s Sam Levenson Theater. The 2 p.m. pageant is $25, but $15 will get you into the catered coronation party at 5. The competition is the first step on the Miss America circuit, so see how the whole thing begins. More details here.
Jobs in the service industry aren’t easy, what with the need to deal with whiny people all the time, and having to make a living off what’s often a pretty meager wage can get really tough. A new report by the Community Service Society finds that New York’s tipped workers, like those working in the service industry, […]
Susan Shapiro is one of the lucky ones, a person who actually makes money writing what she loves. We’re sure she’d dispute the “lucky” part, because making money freelancing takes hard, focused work. Along with publishing 8 books (most recently “The Bosnia List” Penguin 2014) Shapiro also teaches at The New School, NYU and in private […]
Brooklyn’s a great place to be an artist until you remember living costs money. You can put away your box of tissues and Rent soundtrack, though, since it is possible to survive here as an artist or other variety of broke person. Aside from hosting performances, this week’s Actors Fund Community Arts Festival includes workshops to […]