Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

In addition to tomorrow’s (Saturday, June 16) Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza, there are several other diverting (not in the subway sense) things to do this weekend. The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont street (corner of Clinton) tomorrow is having another of its walking tours, “Hiding in Plain Sight: A Walk Down Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn Heights.” The tour is based on Claire Mirarchi’s book Enjoying Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Heights Association’s Self-Guided Neighborhood Walking Tour, and will focus on “the small architectural details of Brooklyn Heights including gargoyles, boot scrapers, griffins, pineapples and more.”

The tour costs $8, or $5 for BHS members, and tickets can be purchased here. It leaves from the front of the BHS building at 3:00 p.m., and returns there after about 45 minutes.

Today’s good weather is expected to continue through the weekend, so you may want to enjoy some of the outdoor activities, such as kayaking, on offer at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Don’t want to get wet? You can sharpen your biking skills, get biking information and technical assistance, or join the Green Team to help maintain the Park’s plant life. Or, you may just want to relax on a lawn or park bench, soak up some rays, and enjoy the view.

Saturday afternoon at 3:00 Bargemusic, located at the foot of Old Fulton Street, will present one of its weekly free “Music in Motion” concerts. There are also concerts scheduled for this evening and Saturday evening starting at 8:00, and Sunday starting at 2:00. More information and ticket prices are here.

Let’s not forget that tomorrow, June 16, is Blooomsday. There is a local celebration, centered in Park Slope. Or, you can simply drop in to the new Custom House, or Eamonn’s, which will serve its last pint on the following day, or the Brazen Head, for a glass of Burgundy (any pinot noir will do in a pinch), though you may have to BYO gorgonzola.

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  • Cranberry Beret

    Where is that photo taken?

  • Claude Scales

    Pierrepont, north side, near the corner of Henry.