Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton) is sponsoring two activities this weekend. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 9, the Society joins forces with Levy’s Unique New York to present “The Bike Brooklyn Beer Blitz,” a

“… 4 hour bicycle tour of Williamsburgh, East Williamsburgh and Bushwick and the former brewery buildings of the most densely packed brewing neighborhoods in America, circa 1890! See historical photographs of various brewery buildings when they were built, between the 1880s and 1920s, compare them with vintage 1970s photos (in the heart of Bushwick’s deep dark arson-and-gangs era) and observe them as they stand today, re-purposed but obviously the same brewery buildings. German Churches, banks and social halls will also be observed. The tour will end at Evergreen Cemetery on the Brooklyn/Queens border, where many of the Brewers are buried . . . with a surprise!

A historical, educational, beer-drinkable adventure! BYOBike and helmet. Tickets $20 for BHS members/ $25 for non-members. RSVP

On Sunday, April 10, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., BHS , in conjunction with BaroQue Across the River, will present a concert by the John Doyle Trio (photo).

Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle has solidly establishing himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. The John Doyle Trio featuring John Doyle, Paddy League and Duncan Wickel (Celtic Spirit) will perform as part of the BaroQue Across the River concert series. BaroQue Across the River’s mission is to perform concerts on original instruments in historic settings. Tickets $15 for BHS members/ $20 non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the door. CASH ONLY. For reservations call 718.643.4608 or e-mail

Don’t forget the Brooklyn Symphony/Grace & Spiritus concerts this evening and Sunday afternoon at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church, and the Janis Ian concert at First Unitarian Church on Saturday evening.

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