Last Minute Weekend Suggestions

Tomorrow evening (Friday, July 27) the Metropolitan Opera will present a free recital on the Harbor View Lawn, Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, from 7:00 to 9:00, featuring tenor Dimitri Pittas, soprano Danielle de Niese (photo by Chris Dunlop), and bass-baritone John Del Carlo, accompanied by Dan Saunders on piano. There’s no list of what’s on the program, so come prepared to be surprised. This is part of the Met’s Summer Recital Series.

On Saturday afternoon, July 28, the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street (corner of Clinton), in conjunction with Big Onion, will conduct a walking tour of historic Brooklyn Heights. The tour begins at 2:00 p.m.; meet at the Borough Hall steps facing Cadman Plaza, and ends at BHS, where you get a tour of the historic building and free museum admission. The tour costs $18 for adults, $15 for students, seniors, and BHS members. More details here.

Bargemusic, moored at the Fulton Ferry Pier, foot of Old Fulton Street, will have its free Saturday afternoon Music in Motion concert, designed for families, beginning at 3:00. There will be two Masterworks concerts: one on Friday evening at 8:00 featuring works by Bach, Schumann, and Schubert; and one on Sunday afternoon at 2:00, featuring works by Saint-Saens, Shostakovich, and Schubert. Admission to the Masterworks concerts is $35; $30 for seniors, and $15 for students. Reservations can be made here; tickets must be bought at the door with cash or check. No reservations are necessary for the Music in Motion concert.

At noon on Saturday and Sunday at the Pier 6 Playground, Brooklyn Bridge Park, kids can learn puppet-making. More info here.

Starting tomorrow (Friday), Brooklyn Heights Cinema, 70 Henry Street (corner of Orange) will be showing Beasts of the Southern Wild and Farewell My Queen. Showtimes are here.

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