Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The premier event this weekend is the Brooklyn Heights Association’s annual House Tour, to be held on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00. More information is here. The photo is by Heights resident and interior designer Judith Angel.

On Sunday afternoon, starting at 1:00, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a lecture and book signing by Lucas G. Rubin, author of Brooklyn’s Sportsmen’s Row: Politics, Society, and the Sporting Life on Northern Eighth Avenue (see Teresa Genaro’s review on Brooklyn Bugle). The event, which is free but requires a reservation, will take place at the chapel of Green-Wood Cemetery, and is followed, for those who wish, by a trolley tour of Green-Wood which requires a $10 ticket. For more information and to make reservations, see the BHA website calendar.

The Brooklyn Heights Cinema will, starting Friday, be having a Brooklyn exclusive one week only showing of Scatter My Ashes At Bergdorf’s, a documentary ode to the famous high-end Manhattan fashion emporium, with appearances by Candice Bergen and Joan Rivers, along with an all-star lineup of designers as well as the store’s head buyer, personal shopper, and window designer. (Wendy Hooker, whose window designs adorn the Brooklyn Women’s Exchange at 55 Pierrepont, has in the past designed windows for Bergdorf’s.) The Cinema will also be showing Mud. Showtimes are here.

Want to get the kids out for some fresh air and exercise? The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is having a Family Volunteer Day on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to noon in the Empire-Fulton Ferry section of the park, which adjoins Jane’s Carousel. You and the family will be able to work on “child-friendly horticultural tasks to ensure the park remains beautiful, clean, and green.” Should you work up an appetite, Smorgasburg will be handy. More details and RSVP here.

Bargemusic has three “Masterworks” concerts scheduled this weekend. Friday evening at 8:00 will be performances of the complete solo violin sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach. On Saturday evening at 8:00, and again on Sunday afternoon at 2:00, hear works by Dvorak and Brahms performed on violin, viola, cello, and piano. On Saturday afternoon, starting at 3:00 (doors open at 2:30) there is a free, family oriented “Music in Motion” concert. More details are here.

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  • fast_walker

    Great house tour again this year. Fantastic homes and great business for River Deli when the skies opened up right when folks were finishing up with the 31Jo viewing.

  • suchgreatheights

    how was the rest of the tour? missed it this year