Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

Saturday is Derby Day. So, if the thunder of hoofbeats quickens your pulse, and if you’re not attending a friend’s party or hosting your own, you may want to go to a local TV-equipped bar to enjoy the race. According to ProspectHeightsPatch, Floyd, 131 Atlantic Avenue (between Clinton and Henry), will be serving beer cheese, a Kentucky delicacy.

On Saturday morning, from 9:00 to 10:00, and again Saturday from noon until 1:00, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in conjunction with the Municipal Art Society will present “Brooklyn Bridge Park: How a waterfront Park Survived the Storm,” a free guided walking tour of the Park with emphasis on its design and the features that helped it weather Sandy with minimal disruption. More details are here. NOTE: the linked page only shows the morning walk, but another page shows the one beginning at noon.

Bargemusic has three “Masterworks” concerts scheduled. On Friday evening starting at 8:00 there will be piano works by Schumann, Rochberg, and Liszt. On Saturday evening at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon at 2:00, hear works by Brahms performed on violin, cello, and piano. On Saturday afternoon at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30) there’s a free, family oriented Music in Motion concert. More details here.

On Sunday at 7:00 p.m., Brooklyn Heights Cinema will present Grammy winning guitarist Ed Gerhard performing music from his new CD as well as concert standards. More details here. The Cinema will be showing Mud and The Place Beyond the Pines. Showtimes are here.

Don’t forget the Mental Health Film Festival at St. Francis on Sunday, and e-waste recycling at First Unitarian Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday is Cinco de Mayo, which makes your correspondent miss Old Mexico, the unprepossessing but decent little restaurant that used to occupy the space now taken by Subway. Leonard, his guitar and voice more than made up for the space’s lack of decorative charm. Anyway, here’s some mariachi music to put you in the festive mood.

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  • Ann B Chapin

    I miss Old Mexico as well!! Did not offer the best mixed drinks, but the sangria was great if you added a shot of brandy! The food was good and authentic!