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The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club

We’re back for a new year! To kick things off, we’re delving into the history of racing dragons in Bay Ridge… fictionally, at least. Our guest is local author Katharine Dow, author of the short story The Brooklyn Dragon Racing Club, set right here in Bay Ridge. We’ll chat with Katharine about the story and its influences. Katherine will discuss how her recent move to the neighborhood (in the middle of the pandemic!) influenced how she’s grown to understand Bay Ridge. Along the way we’ll also discuss good hangouts for writers in the neighborhood, and more!

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Crafting Bay Ridge’s Art Galleries

Bay Ridge art galleries? Yes, they exist, and they’re growing rapidly, bringing together our already sizable community of local artists… and attracting international talent. Today on the show we are sitting down with local gallery impresarios Jeannine Bardo and Elena Soterakis to get a look behind-the-scenes at how our local galleries are run.

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The Art of the Gerrymander

What happens when art, activism, and good government collide? Find out as we explore Fight Back Bay Ridge’s art exhibition and fundraiser raising awareness of our gerrymandered State Senate district!

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Brooklyn, Inshallah

Meet Ahmed Mansour, a film-maker and native Gazan. He came to Bay Ridge last year to film a documentary on Palestinian City Council candidate Khader El-Yateem. We’ll talk with Ahmed about his life, his art, and the connections he sees between Bay Ridge and the Gaza Strip.