Free Friday at Brooklyn Historical Society Presents “Lost Brooklyn”

This Friday evening, October 20, from 5:00 to 9:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will open its doors to all for its monthly Free Friday. This month’s theme is “Lost Brooklyn”: Explore lost parts of our beloved borough’s history on a trip through the forgotten, the vanished, and the underground! Enjoy free access to our galleries […]

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Sounds of the Court of the Sun King by Repast Baroque Ensemble this Friday

François Couperin (1668-1733) was a French baroque composer and musician whose career came to full fruition at the court of Louis XIV (the “Sun King”; image). On Friday evening, October 20, at 8:00, the Repast Baroque Ensemble returns to the McKinney Chapel, First Unitarian Church, 116 Pierrepont Street (between Monroe Place and Clinton), to perform […]

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Greenpeace Ship Visiting Pier Six, Brooklyn Bridge Park

On an afternoon walk through Brooklyn Bridge park, your correspondent was surprised to find Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise docked at Pier Six, near the foot of Atlantic Avenue. I joined the line for a free tour, and with a group of about ten others, was led aboard for an interesting and educational experience. As we […]

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Brooklyn Women’s Exchange Hosts Craft Workshop For Kids This Sunday

This Sunday, October 15, the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange, 55 Pierrepont Street (between Hicks and Henry) will host a Fall Finger Puppets craft workshop for kids five years old and up, accompanied by a caregiver. The project will be the making of hand-sewn finger puppets (see illustrations here). Stop by anytime from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 […]

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Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend (10:30 PM Friday, October 13 to 5:00 AM Monday, October 16) F trains in both directions will be diverted to the Q line between Lexington Avenue/63rd Street and Atlantic Avenue/Barclays Center. This means no service at York Street in DUMBO. During these same hours, D trains will be diverted to the A […]

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Bargemusic This Weekend

On Friday evening, October 13 at 8:00 Bargemusic will present pianist Steven Beck playing works by three modern masters: Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg. On Saturday evening, October 14 at 8:00 and again on Sunday afternoon, October 15 at 4:00, violinist Mark Peskanov and pianist Nina Kogan (photo) will perform works by Brahms. There are details […]

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Open Thread Wednesday

What’s on your mind? Comment away!

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Town Hall with Mayor de Blasio at St. Francis Wednesday, October 18

Our friends at Community Board 2 have advised us that Mayor Bill de Blasio will be at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 180 Remsen Street, on Wednesday evening, October 18, for a Town Hall to which all are invited. Admission is free. The event begins at 6:00; doors will open at 5:30 and close at […]

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Joe Coffee Perks Up in Brooklyn Heights

On the corner of Hicks and Pineapple Streets, in what was once a dark pet store now resides the airy and light-filled Joe Coffee.  Joe officially opened for business this past Friday morning and by 8:30 am, was bustling with residents in need of a caffeine fix.  In addition to their meticulously crafted brews, Joe […]

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“Utopia to Dystopia” Lecture at St. Francis Thursday

This Thursday, October 12 at 11:10 AM, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen Street, will present its annual Dr. Francis J. Greene Honors Lecture. This year’s lecturer will be Professor Gregory Claeys (photo) of Royal Holloway, University of London. He will speak on the topic, “From Utopia to Dystopia.” Professor Claeys’ research focuses on social and […]

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