Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

There’s lots going on this Saturday, June 9. Are you an uptight Brooklyn Heights woman? Take a walk down Squibb Hill to the lawn in front of the Tobacco Warehouse (New Dock Street at Water Street), where, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., you can…

…[j]oin our dance circle under the Brooklyn Bridge. Learn women’s traditional hip shaking and circular dance movements highlighting the female form, such as Brazilian samba (Danielle Lima), Haitian congo (Sherley St. Fort Davilmar), Indian garba (Aeilushi Mistry) and Hawiian hula (Kaina Quenga).

The event is free, and presented by the Brooklyn Arts Council as part of its Half the Sky Festival.

Also at Brooklyn Bridge Park, you can see one of the last two performances of Theater 2020’s A Comedy of Errors (Saturday and Sunday, both starting at 7:00 p.m. on Pier 1; free admission); this production has now received recognition in the New York Times.

Bargemusic will present two concerts. On Saturday evening, starting at 8:00, Jay Andrew Campbell on cello and Meral Guneyman on piano will perform works by Billy Strayhorn, Edward Kennedy (“Duke”) Ellington, Matthias Pintscher, Fred Hersch, Maurice Ravel, Morton Feldman, RADIOHEAD, and Justin Dello Joio. On Sunday, starting at 2:00 p.m., Matt Haimowitz on cello will play works by Miles Davis, John McLaughlin, Ornette Coleman, John Lewis, David Sanford, Billy Strayhorn, George Gershwin, and Charles Mingus. You can make reservations here.

On Sateurday starting at 11:00 a.m., the Brooklyn Historical Society, in conjunction with Big Onion, will conduct a historic Brooklyn Heights walking tour.

Explore the neighborhood’s agricultural roots, its emergence as the country’s first suburb, and its twentieth century decline and dramatic regeneration. Stops could include: The Hotel St. George, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, and sites associated with Seth Low, George Washington, Arthur Miller, WEB DuBois, and Gypsy Rose Lee. This tour ends at BHS with a behind-the-scenes tour of the building and free admission to the museum. Adults $18/students, military, seniors $15. BHS members receive $3 off all Big Onion tours.

More information is here.

For those who love to knit, you may gather in the Parish Hall of St. Ann & the Holy Trinity Church, 157 Montague Street, on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 to 4:00, for conversation, knitting, and light refreshments while you make comfy items to be provided to mariners through the Seamen’s Church Institute. Needles and yarn will be supplied to those who don’t have them.

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  • AnnOfOrange

    GIANT SIDEWALK SALE: Signs are up around the neighborhood promoting a sidewalk sale in front of the co-op towers on Clark Street between Henry Street and Cadman Plaza.

  • chicagokath314

    Too bad I’m not an uptight Brooklyn Heights woman. I’m just a regular Brooklyn Heights woman. The dance circle under the bridge would have been fun to attend, but I won’t barge in if it’s not intended for me! I’ll let the BK Arts Council know how disappointed I am. Maybe next year?

  • PJL

    Concord Village Summer Tag Sale – Saturday, July 9
    (rain date June 16)

    10 am – 2 pm

    Lawn in front of 225 Adams Street

  • Mr Crusty

    You sound a little uptight to me chicagokath perhaps you can make it after all.

  • chicagokath314

    BURN. Mr Crusty, I bow to your superior wit and sublime sarcasm. You win this thread, this blog, and the INTERNET