Atlantis ain't got nothing on this. Via Celsias.

Atlantis ain’t got nothing on this. Via Celsias.

Well, it finally happened, summer is in full swing, and boy is it unpleasant and relentless. Between the Gowanus and the Hudson, it’s easy for Brooklynites to feel like there’s water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink, unless you buy it at a bodega and it’s imported from some far off land. But as it turns out, that’s not true, and there’s lots of stuff to do on the water right here in our own borough. To celebrate this, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is putting on City of Water Day this Saturday, July 20. City of Water Day is a whole day of free events celebrating the waters of New York City and letting them be the summertime oases they never thought they could be. (more…)

This seals it: Coney is recovering

This seals it: Coney is recovering

Slowly but surely, New York is picking itself up and dusting itself off after Sandy. Because screw you, ya jerk hurricane. Fairway will be back by the end of the week, and now in just as awesome news, the New York Aquarium will re-open in the spring. Just in time to herald summer! (more…)

What? No, we’re not crying, there’s just something in our eye. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher

While Sandy damaged but didn’t sweep away the Brooklyn Bridge Park carousel, some of Brooklyn’s living, breathing animals weren’t quite so lucky. Despite the fact that plenty of them live in water anyway, the residents of the New York Aquarium live in carefully monitored environments, ones that don’t take very well to say, the ocean and sewage runoff rushing in. So showing some cross-borough love, TriBeca toy store TorlyKid is leading a fundraising drive for the aquarium, which is closed at the moment. (more…)

05/25/12 11:47am

Shoot awesome Instagrams at Jane's Carousel. Photo by Rachel DeLetto

  1. Show off your ball handling skills at the Brewskee-Ball National Championship (Fri-Sun)
  2. Dance with the swingers at Dekalb Market (Fri)
  3. Pay what you fish at NY Aquarium (Fri) (more…)
07/10/09 1:07pm

turtleAquatic animals are the theme for two of this weekend’s offerings (sort of). The New York Aquarium (Surf Ave. at West 8th St.) is having its weekly Donation Friday, when admission is, yes, by donation from 3 p.m. to closing. Or for some Aquatically-themed education of a very different nature (several natures, actually), try out NERD NITE, Friday night at 8:30 at Galapagos Art Space (16 Main St.), where you can take in presentations on Godzilla, Korean pop music and the harp. (more…)

Photo by Howard Brier

Brooklyn Museum. Photo by Howard Brier

In Brooklyn, even the museums have insider secrets: like when you can go and not pay. Unbeknownst to many a culture hound, the Brooklyn Museum, Children’s Museum, Botanic Garden and the New York Aquarium all have special times during the week or month when you can wander in without reaching into your pocket. Without further ado…
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