Culture Briefs: Eyes of Time, Nutcracker and a big Parade


The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, will debut an all new exhibit Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time from Friday, December 12 through July of 2015 in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art Herstory Gallery.

For more than a decade, Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh has used the iconography of mythology, literature and popular culture to bring to light feminist and queer narratives. In Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time, Ganesh explores ideas of femininity, empowerment and multiplicity creating a site-specific mixed media installation that draws inspiration from the Brooklyn Museum’s encyclopedic collection.

Chitra Ganesh: Eyes of Time is free with admission to the museum. For more information, visit


Just in time for Christmas, the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will present its annual holiday performance of Dance Theatre in Westchester’s “The Colonial Nutcracker” on Sunday, December 14 at 2 p.m.

Created especially for families with children ages five to 10, “The Colonial Nutcracker” sets Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet in wintry colonial Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. The production features classics such as “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Waltz of the Snowflakes,” a red-coated mouse army, an enchanted nutcracker prince, and compelling narration that will enhance young viewers’ understanding and enjoyment of this timeless story.

Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.) The Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2900 Campus Road.


The Brooklyn Public Library will host a free screening of the 1925 classic “The Big Parade” as part of its silent film series on Sunday, December 7.

Join the Brooklyn Public Library as it marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in 1914 and the 73rd Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Day, which led to the U.S. entry into World War II in 1941, as “The Big Parade” follows a young man (John Gilbert) who enlists in World War I. Through war, he learns about life and love.

“The Big Parade,” based on a true story by, and the war experiences of, Laurence Stallings, will be presented with live piano accompaniment by Bernie Anderson.

Children under six will not be permitted.

The free event will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Central Library’s Dweck Center (10 Grand Army Plaza). For more information, visit

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